Gifts for Menopausal Mums
Mother's Day will be here before we know it—and we've rounded up some of our favorite gifts to give this year. Whether your mum is experiencing peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms (or if you're experiencing symptoms yourself), these gift ideas will be sure to make this Mother's Day a nice, cool breeze.
For the working women that spend all their time stuck at a desk, hot flushes in the workplace can be a frustrating distraction. When that expense report is due by the end of the day, how can anyone focus on anything if their body temperature rises to an uncomfortably high level? Gift your mum a breath of fresh air with a portable desk fan—perfect for work and for home.
Cooling Packs / Eye Gels
When blasting the air conditioning fails to provide relief, what can you gift your mum to help keep her hot flushes at bay? Long-lasting cooling packs are a great way to help battle hot flushes. That large bag of peas in the freezer may be a quick fix, but it won’t stay cold for long. Specially-designed cooling packs stay colder longer—plus, they feel like your very own personal spa day.
Dark Chocolate Anything
Chocolate is always a good idea no matter the occasion—but did you know that dark chocolate could actually help stabilize mood swings? Dark chocolate helps increase the happiness hormones in the brain (like dopamine and serotonin). If you’re looking to give your mother a tasty treat that also has some health benefits, stock up on the dark chocolate and send them her way. If you need a little inspiration for some creative dark chocolate gifts, take a look at these.
Menopausal insomnia is one of the most common symptoms that women experience. When menopausal women don’t get enough sleep, it can have a significantly negative impact on their symptoms—and their health in general. Sleepy teas are a great asset in combatting insomnia. Look for caffeine-free herbal teas with calming aromas like peppermint, lavender, and chamomile. Be advised that drinking tea before bed may not work for every woman, but it can aid in stress relief.
P.S.: We recommend pairing sleepy-time tea with cooling eye gels to add to the personal spa day experience.
Sensitive Skin Products
Changes to the skin are one of the more common menopausal symptoms. Sensitive and dry skin become very challenging and frustrating for women to take care of. Moisturizing and hydrating skin-care products are always a safe bet when buying gifts—who doesn't love a fancy new moisturizer? Not only will your mum love the gesture, but she'll also love the way her skin feels. If you're not sure which products you should buy, here are the best skin-care items for women of menopausal age.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Anxiety is no joke—unfortunately, it doesn't tend to get better with menopause. When mood swings are high, certain emotions can become heightened—like anxiety, depression, and even panic. Finding ways to help keep calm will not only make you more comfortable in the moment, but it can also prevent stress-induced health issues in the future.
Some of the most popular de-stressing products on the market are essential oils and diffusers. Aromatherapy is a great resource to help relieve stress and anxiety, especially after a long day. There are so many options out there to choose from, so you can really get creative with what you choose for your mum. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at these recommendations for some ideas.
One of the biggest problems women face during menopause is night sweats caused by hot flushes. Waking up in the middle of the night to a pool of sweat can be really frustrating—and sometimes, air conditioning and fans can only do so much. Sweat-resistant and moisture-wicking nightdresses and cooling layers could be a great addition to your mum's nighttime routine—especially for those evenings that are just bound to be extra warm. Rather than absorbing moisture in uncomfortable spots, temperature-regulating pajamas can help to wick the moisture away—guaranteeing a comfortable sleep.
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