BA50s deserve gifts too! And whether you already have something in mind
for your friend, sister, brother, husband…or yourself, it’s always nice to find
some additional tips in the suggestion box. Here are ours…
Strong Women Necklace This simple necklace with such a powerful message (Strong Women: May We Know Them, May We Raise Them, May We Be Them) would be perfect for any BA50 (and her daughter and mother!). It is a message that is the hope and battle cry of all women. Fireweed Impressions is a mother-daughter owned business and makes the sterling silver/copper/amethyst necklace (and all their pieces) by hand.
Inspiration Bracelet Good Charma is another woman-owned company and a BA50 favorite. The Inspiration Bracelet is made of six strands of turquoise and its charms evoke feelings of purpose, enlightenment, motivation and inner-peace. (And really, who couldn’t use some of that?!?) The best part is that BA50s get a 10% discount on all Good Charma purchases.
Jeweled Donegal Sweater We’ve said it time and time again, BA50s love bling, so how happy were when we found a beautiful sweater that had the bling built right in? Very! This lovely from J. Crew will keep a lady warm and in jewels, but it won’t break the bank.
Rebecca Minkoff “You’re A Keeper” Pouch This little leather pouch has been described as a cosmetic case, be we find our phone, a driver’s license, and a twenty fit nice and comfy in there. It’s great for when you don’t really want to carry even a clutch. And how can you argue with the message?
Menopause Survival Kit And because you cannot have a gift list for BA50s without including something in the chocolate department, here we have the Menopause Survival Kit. Chocolate, and more chocolate, and a few extra little goodies packed in. It may not keep the menopause blues away, but it will definitely help weather some of the “storms.” (It makes a great 50th Birthday Gift too!)
Luxurious Body Products Once we become BA50s, it’s a pretty fair assumption that our skin starts to act up. SW Basics is a small company in Brooklyn, New York that makes all natural body products. No funky stuff like Pthalates or Parabens, but lots of ingredients that are organic and fair trade. Their Body Cream includes coconut oil and shea butter, and their Body Scrub contains organic sugar and shredded coconut. A basket of SW Basics products would make any BA50 happy…and once she uses them, she’ll stay happy
Little Black Dress One can never have too many LBDs, and the nice thing about this one is that it’s one size fits all! This jewelry holder that hangs up in your closet has compartments for earrings, brooches, and bracelets, and tabs for necklaces. A great add-on would be a terrific pair of earrings or another little trinket tucked aways in one of the compartments.
Blue Crab Bay Gift Pack The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still dream about the beach.
Wrapped in authentic fishnet tied with a nautical cord, Blue Crab Bay Co.’s Beach Party Pack fills the bill for a party on the shore. The set contains a 12 oz. can of the company’s most popular snack, Sea Salt Nuts®; a Clam Dip Kit; and a jar of Chesapeake Bay Seasoning with a stoneware seasoning shaker. The Clam Dip Kit, a favorite of the company’s president, just requires some cream cheese and mayonnaise. Steam crabs with the Chesapeake Bay Seasoning from the seasoning shaker, which bears a delightful crab motif and is dishwasher-safe. The company’s 2014 Recipe Calendar will be included with each purchase. Visitwww.bluecrabbay.com for other great gift ideas.
Stroke, Stroke, Stroke For the BA50 who’s always wanted to row, but never really wanted to get wet, the A1 Home Rowing Machine is the perfect thing. It provides a great form of exercise, and the only water they’ll see is in the enclosed water tank that provides the resistance. Great for women and men!
Bionic StableGrip Golf Glove While golf might not seem to be as much of a strenuous sport as say, football, there are aches and pains involved. This glove is the only one designed by an orthopedic surgeon, and increases better range of motion and keeps the hand drier and more comfortable. (Can you say, fewer blisters?)
Jerky of the Month No, this is not a commentary on the man in your life…it’s legitimate. 12 ounces of the best jerky you can find from Slant Shack Jerky delivered once a month. With flavors like Hot and Smoky with Vermont Maple Syrup and jerky marinated in mustard, and Bronx Brewery Pale Ale, you might just be arm wrestling the guy who gets this for your shot at some.
Sony Digital Binoculars No doubt about it, these are the Cadillac of binoculars…not exactly like the ones that you could fold in half and stash in your purse. But, these Sony DEV-3 binoculars can also record what you’re watching in 2D and 3D. It takes birdwatching, sporting events and stargazing to another…planet! (And yes, they’re pricey!)
Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses It’s no surprise we here at BA50 love salt, and we’re now discovering that we are not alone. These shot glasses have the look of rose quartz, but are actually made of high-quality, food-grade Himalayan pink salt. They’re perfect for Tequila and impart a nuanced salty taste. A bottle of Tequila or a book about Tequila would be a perfect add-on to the gift.
Clothes to Fit the Man If the man you are shopping for hates to do any shopping of his own, a box from Trunk Club might be just the thing he would love. Just sign him up, complete his style survey, and a stylist will pick out clothes that are especially “tailored” to his tastes. He can send back what he doesn’t like, and keep whatever he does. And he never has to see the inside of a clothing store or mall again (except when he has to buy you a gift!)