11/23/2012 10:15 am ET

Gift Guide 2012: What To Get The Menopausal Women In Your Life

Menopause comes with many wondrous symptoms, but chief among them for many women are the hot flashes and mood swings that seem to occur at the most inappropriate times. While the menopausal women in your life will no doubt appreciate whatever thoughtfulness you extend their way come the holidays, here are some out-of-the-box gift ideas that will score high points for addressing the number one question on most of their minds: Is it hot in here or is it just me?

So with good thoughts and good cheer -- and a caution that a toasty cashmere turtleneck might not be fully appreciated at this point in her life -- here are some gift ideas for the menopausal women on your list:

Gift Guide 2012 For Menopausal Women