October is National Menopause Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than with gifts for yourself and/or your friends? Menopause can be uncomfortable, disorienting, and confusing. That’s ok! Change usually is. But to make it a little bit better, we put together our Menopause Registry. It’s full of all of the beauty and skincare must-haves, lightweight pajamas, and vibrators you’ll need to make it through The Change. So go ahead, treat yourself!
Beauty + Wellness
Things change as we age, which is a privilege of course – but can also sometimes be a little annoying. Luckily, there are more companies than ever dedicated to addressing our changing needs whether it’s haircare, skincare, or something a little more intimate.
When it comes to skincare, hydrating is the name of the game. Augustinus Bader’s The Cream is a splurge, but it’s totally worth it. Womaness’s Vitamin C serum keeps your skin glowing, or target your skin from the inside out with their Me No Pause supplement.
Hair loss is a normal symptom of menopause, and finally people are talking about it. Virtue’s 90 Day Intensive Hair Growth treatment works – and it’s all natural. And haircare line Better Not Younger is all about taking care of post-menopausal hair, like this Second Chance Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.
Finally, when it comes to sex, don’t be afraid to ask for a little help. Get yourself a good, clean lube like Necessaire’s Sex Gel, Good Clean Love’s lube, or Pulse’s warming lube device. Buy a vibrator, like this surprisingly elegant one from Kiki de Montparnasse. Finally? Strengthen your pelvic floor with the INNOVO Kegel Trainer, which is one of the best-selling items on our site.
Whether you’re suffering through a hot flash or just achy, there are so many things that can help you take the edge of these days. How about a portable neck fan or a mini personal fan that you can use wherever, whenever you need to? The Hypervolt massage device is great for working on any kinks, aches, or pains you might have. Don’t forget about a CBD lotion, which can also help soothe your weary limbs. I love the Lord Jones and Sagely ones. To stay cool at night, slip into a cotton set of pjs and sleep on this cooling pillow and silk pillowcase.
We all need our coping mechanisms to get through menopause. For me, more often than not, that was a glass of wine and a sharp sense of humor. This Sipski is a silicon cupholder you can stick to the wall of your shower or bath, and it’ll perfectly hold your glass of wine. Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous candle is a great gift to yourself or a friend – it’ll remind you that you are still fucking fabulous. Even if you’re in the middle of a hot flash.
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