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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Shopping List

12/03/2009 at 01:00 PM ET

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Gwyneth Paltrow takes a shot at solving the holiday gift conundrum and offers a slew of recommendations and exclusive discounts on her site, The actress gravitates toward personalized presents (“What better way to show someone your love?” she says), like Em Tanner’s melamine plates, which can be customized with cartoon portraits of your family members, and that Paltrow reveals “quickly became a colorful basic in my kitchen this year.” The one-of-a-kind framed prints she discovered while shopping at a toy store in Brooklyn, made to order with a figurine in your child’s likeness along with his or her name, also made her cut, along with L.L. Bean’s classic-preppy monogrammed canvas totes—“a must-have on all my trips,” declares Paltrow. And from her own aromatherapist (who also counts Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio as clients), of whom the 37 year-old star says, “Every time I visit Dr. Sharon I leave feeling relaxed, bright and new,” there’s a kit comprised of scented candle and fragrant oil, which Paltrow suggests rubbing “on your wrists, behind your ears, and on your temples,” for de-stressing and pampering. See more of Paltrow’s suggestions at Tell us: What do you think of Gwyneth’s gift picks?


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Kiki on

For those who hates Gwyneth so much because you think she’s a snob and her blog is blah, shame on you for judging people based on their appearance. Have you actually known her personally? So what if she comes off as cold and aloof? Some people call it classy and graceful. I don’t believe she’s like that in real life. It’s all just an image people branded her to be. Why be so hard on her blog? These days, lots of people write blogs for fun. She has some good recipes and tips to share. Plus, I find her Christmas list quite interesting, since the gifts she mentions are actually quite unique. Flip through any magazine or newspaper, the gifts others recommend are way pricier than what’s on her list. Her finds are actually not that outrageously expensive, considering how much we spend on gifts during Christmas. People need to relax and stop judging her.

Donna on

Okay, we all know Gwyneth doesn’t live like most of us posting, but, so what? I checked out all of the associated websites & while some of the gifts may be a tad pricey, they truly are fun & unique for those that can wish to give them. I especially liked Ida Pearle’s wonderful, colorful prints.


I don’t understand why everyone is so critical of her newsletter. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Some of the things that she writes about do not relate to my life at all. However, some things are very informative, like advice about vitamins and supplements, and advice from some respected sources about holiday family interaction.
Also, one comment cracked me up. Since when is L.L. Bean an elitist brand?

Jess on

The gifts are nothing really special but they’re not as pricey as some of last year’s list. She doesn’t write that newsletter either. She has a web design/editorial team that handles that for her.

jane on

Disappointing. I mean, I normally enjoy reading goop. It’s not always that interesting, but I still skim it whenever a new one is posted. My problem with this posting is how overpriced her suggestions are. Normally her ideas/suggestions are reasonable and accessible. But these are ridiculous. Who would/could afford a $124 little teddy bear or a $139 christmas stocking?? $30 for 6 cookies? This is certainly not practical for most people. This is the first time I think Gywneth really lost touch in this blog, so I’m willing to cut her some slack, but let’s not have it happen too much, or she’ll lose a lot of readership.

james on

this is a really great site, thanks for the great info. I am going to keep reading more of your stuff

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