I'm in My 50s, and These Are Gifts People My Age Would Love

Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. She also happens to be 54 years old and has a penchant for finding the best products. Below, hear from Meyers on her holiday gift picks.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. Our to-do lists can feel endless thanks to shopping, parties, events, and completing work projects before year-end. In order to select the best gifts that are truly enjoyed and appreciated, I like to stay as organized as possible by making a list of everyone to gift and then choosing something specifically for them.

I’ve listed some of my favorite gift ideas below by category to help with all your shopping needs for friends, family, employees—a curated shopping wish list and holiday gift guide for the lifestyle categories that resonate with me and so many Glow Girls my age. Ahead, items for everyone and every budget.

Fashion Favorites

Add something new to her style routine with these unique pieces that will add the perfect touch to her look.


This bag is a wonderful sustainable fashion pick.

Sustainably made from rubber, this converts from crossbody to belt bag in seconds. 

Puff sleeves are the perfect detail to upgrade your basic sweater with.

Jewelry She'll Love

For the woman who loves to layer her necklaces.

The perfect choice to splurge on, with extra sparkle and charge of good energy. Use code GLOW20 for 20% off.

Beauty Becomes Her

These beauty-themed presents will keep her glowing all year long.

A seven-step regimen for on the go and travel.

Brilliant winter glow revealed with active French marine algae.

Facial roller and anti-aging serum set—a massage for the face.

Drift off to dreamland in style.

Wellness Intention

Is she more about igniting her inner-glow? These gift ideas will feed her mind, body, and soul.

Use them on their own or mix as the perfect cocktail for a mental vacation. 

Never have I ever seen a diffuser so chic.

Home Alone

When she’d rather chill at home, these items will keep her warm and cozy.

Wind down from a long day with these nearby.

Softest and chicest loungewear in town.

Fitness Enthusiast

This girl doesn’t sweat, she glows! If fitness is her thing, these gifts are sure to make her heart race faster than a five-minute mile.

When only the cutest athleisure wear will do.

Small in size, with big and mighty sound and style. 

Stylish carry-all workout and travel buddy.

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