Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Her Top Picks for Holiday Gifts

12/04/2008 at 03:30 PM ET

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In this week’s installment of her newsletter Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow muses on the the spirit of the season and shares her favorite gift-giving secrets. “What is holiday spirit? For me, it means helping to create that atmosphere where loved ones feel full of cheer, like some happy secret is about to be revealed,” she says. “Holiday spirit is a feeling of warmth, of togetherness, of connectedness. We get that by giving. We get it by watching cheeks flush with color when something opened and in the hands conveys a message: I know you, I get you, I see you.” Her top gift choices to show she cares include the Flip Ultra Camcorder, ($149) — which is also one of PEOPLE.com’s choices in our Star Favorites: The Chicest Gifts. “This thing is genius,” she says. (We agree!) Gwyneth also loves Chris Bolton Jewelry Tag necklaces ($150) imprinted with a loved one’s name. “I personalized mine and I wear it everyday,” she writes. And while the star has been known for sticking to a macrobiotic diet, she lets us in on one of her favorite indulgences: Bridgewater Chocolates ($110), which are “My absolute favorite chocolate in the entire world. I send these out to special people every year.” Want more of her holiday favorites? Click here to read her full list. Then get the rest of your holiday shopping done in style now with PEOPLE.com’s exclusive gift guides, including Star Favorites, Best Gifts Under $50 and top 25 Holiday Deals and Discounts.

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rmitchl on

How nice for her that Gwyneth can spend $110 for chocolate!

Saleema on

Judging from the way her collarbone is jutting out in that photo, she could use a few more pieces of chocolate!!

nathalie on

I dont see her collarbone anywhere?

Ber on

That’s not her collarbone you nickenpoo…it’s a strand of hair!

blue on

How nice. During a holiday season when every other lifestyle guru I can think of is encouraging people to give from the heart instead of the wallet and economize this year, Gwen demonstrates how out of touch she really is. $110 chocolates? That’s the holiday spirit?

Apul on

Oh poo! No need to hate on Gwyn. Her Goop emails are great and I can’t think of a single reason she would have to gain by sharing her thoughts for living a happy, healthy life, which is what she does (healthy recipes from her kitchen, advice from her doctors on improving your sleep & health, keeping up to date on culture and art). She’s not selling anything. She just wants others to enjoy her secrets of being a bon vivant. Don’t you have anything better to complain about?

adroc27 on

Wow.. She’s got to be kidding! I’m sure $110 is NOTHING to her, but half of a car payment for most of us..

Ria on

Seriously? Well thanks for good ole’ Gwen b/c I now know what the holidays mean. She should just go back to London and stay there. Thank God I don’t have to spend the holidays with her. How wonderful she spends %110.00 on candy when a child may not get a gift because his/her parents can’t afford it or have to rely on the kindness of strangers….what a joke she is…

Nachosmom on

Who cares what her picks are? Soooo overrated and dresses like a freak. Did you see her Molly Maid outfit? What a disaster. She thinks she knows fashion (and everything else) and quite clearly, she does not. No thanks for the advice.

blue on

Aoul, you can’t think of a single reason? Seriously? How about this: she’s realized that most of the world sees her as sour and out of touch, and she’s trying to show what a good person she really is. Think about it for a minute. She thinks she’s being really nice by giving us all advice on how to have a fabulous life like hers. Yuck. Don’t buy into it.

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