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Elektra’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Elektra Health holiday gift guide

Searching for gift ideas for the badass women in your life (or, ya know, yourself)? You’re in the right place. We’ve compiled our favorite beauty products, books, fitness must-haves, and cozy at-home collectibles across a variety of price points so you can find that perfect stocking stuffer, Secret Santa gift, or special something.

Beauty

Self-care is one of the best gifts you can give to the women in your life, starting with one of these high-quality, responsibly-crafted beauty products. At-home spa day, anyone?

Eucerin Original Healing Cream

Know someone who suffers from dry, itchy skin? This tried-and-true cream is ideal for extremely dry, sensitive, and compromised skin — it makes for the perfect stocking stuffer!

Paula’s Choice Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum

This potent face and neck serum from Paula’s Choice is specifically designed for estrogen-depleted skin.

BLOOMI Body and Massage Oil

A lavender-infused, anti-inflammatory body oil formulated for peak zen and ultimate Zzzs. Peep the whole store for sexologist-approved wellness goodies for you or your friends!

Better Not Younger Hair And Scalp Serum

A nourishing serum from an awesome, female-founded brand changing the beauty narrative for women over 40 through quality products that support the natural changes in our hair as we age.

Asutra Melatonin Magnesium Lotion

This body lotion containing melatonin and magnesium may be the boost you or your friend/family member needs to get ultimate Zzzs. Bonus points: Venus Williams is their Chief Brand Officer.


Books

For all the bookworms in your life, look no further than our curated list of the most empowering reads on our bookshelves right now.

Piloting Your Life

Written as a love letter to GenX women, Piloting Your Life by Terri Hanson Mead features personal stories from women around the world about learning, growing, and thriving through these years of their lives.

The Complete Guide to Memory: The Science of Strengthening Your Mind

A comprehensive new guide from a neurologist on all things memory: the science behind how memories form, emotional regulation, and how memories change as we age.

Menopause Positivity Planner

Created by a personal development coach, this planner provides coping strategies, journaling prompts, and symptom trackers to support you emotionally and physically during menopause.

With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships

Co-written by a licensed sex and relationship therapist and a sexuality journalist, this new book provides expert insights, anecdotes, and actionable tips to re-establish pleasure after sexual trauma.

Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life

A beautiful collection of interviews and photographs commemorating the 80+ year career of the incomparable Betty White.

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger

An eye-opening book on harnessing female rage as an instrument for social change. A must-read for anyone who’s ever been told their emotions are “too much.”

Big Friendship – A Book on Long Distance Friendships

A heartening memoir from two best friends on their long-term friendship and choosing to support each other through the ups and downs.

Hot and Bothered 

Through interviews with renowned menopause experts, author Jancee Dunn unpacks the science behind hormonal and non-hormonal treatments while providing actionable, easy-to-follow tips to improve sleep, sex, mood, mental clarity, and skin.

Flourish: A 365-Day Guided Path Towards Love

This illustrated, personal growth guidebook will help you (or a loved one) get from where you are to where you want to be through a mix of holistic health care perspectives, tools, and exercises.

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity

Authored by physician and leading longevity expert Peter Attia, MD, this manifesto on living better and longer challenges the conventional thinking on aging.


Fitness

Our top picks for all the fitness buffs in your life.

Fabric Exercise Loop Bands

These versatile exercise bands can be used for everything from yoga to pilates — and, in our opinion, they’re way better than the rubber kinds.

Melissa Wood Health

Fortunately, Melissa Wood Health — one of our favorite streaming workout sites, with classes that combine pilates and yoga to help build strength — offers gift cards for a year or a month-long membership.

Girlfriend Collective Clothing

High quality and ethically manufactured athleisure and swimwear created from recycled materials (available in sizes XXS-6XL!). If you have a friend or family member who’s ready to hop on the exercise dress trend, they’ve got your back.

Full Ritual Joot Mat

A beautiful, non-slip mat for all your yogi friends and family members.
(Use code ELEKTRA15 for 15% off the entire site!)

Weighted Jump Rope

Get one for yourself and your friend so you can get your sweat on (and tone those arms) together! Start with just 30 seconds a day and progress from there.

Wearable X

Yoga-meets-technology with the Nadi X lilne of leggings that send subtle pulses around the hips, knees, and ankles to guide you through your flow and help you stay focused on the poses.


Drinks

These drinks are the perfect Secret Santa or White Elephant gift, not to mention the ultimate addition to a festive holiday gift basket.

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Distilled Spirits

Sugar-free, non-alcoholic spirits made with carefully-sourced herbs, spices, peels, and barks like blood orange, lemongrass, and ginger.

Organic India Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea

It’s sweet, calming, caffeine-free, and perfect for the colder months to come.

Rasa

These adaptogenic coffee alternatives taste good, are good for you, and are perfect for friends and family trying to curb their caffeine cravings.

Non

This non-alcoholic wine alternative is made with verjus, the unfermented juice of young, unripened grapes.

Athletic Brewing Non-Alcohol Beer

Friends more into beer than wine or spirits? Check out Athletic Brewing – they have Belgian-style whites, IPAs, lagers, and more.


Cozy at home

Know someone who goes all-in on hygge during the cold winter months? Consider candles or cozy sleepwear.

Changes Candles Vetiver Amber Candle

This hand-poured candle has a label that slowly changes color as the candle burns — perfect for meditation or a bedtime routine.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

According to this hilarious (and painfully relatable) SNL sketch, robes aren’t the most thoughtful stocking stuffers. But that hasn’t stopped us from adding these cozy Turkish cotton robes straight onto our wish list.

Cool Jams Sleepwear

Struggling with night sweats but not in the mood to sleep au naturale? Check out this sleepwear and bedding brand perfect for all of those hot and steamy bedroom moments.

Sockwell Compression Socks

These wool compression socks help with circulation, fatigue, and the prevention of varicose veins.

Eight Sleep Gravity Blanket

This weighted blanket helps reduce stress and anxiety, fall asleep faster, and sleep deeper.

Quince Cashmere Accessories

The softest, lightweight but cozy throw blankets, robes, and pillow cover sets made from 100% Grade-A cashmere.