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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Nacho on

I do not like Ms. Paltrow. Every since she had children and went on to speak about how all woman should stay home to raise their children, blah, blah, blah. She appears to be a spoiled brat. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has never known a day of hardship and she never will. Maybe she should consider taking her christmas list and giving it to people who need it…

Jackie on

I don’t like her at all anymore. She seems to me the antithesis of a down-to-earth actress. THere seems to be a status-obsessed smugness about her. And how ridiculous to publicize a Christmas list. She says that these gifts are about showing people you love them. The irony is that her Christmas list (and her publicizing of it)is about as impersonal as a list can get.

Blake on

I love Gwennie and GOOP! Keep it up ROCK!

Susan on

I agree with the above comments. Her ideas are outrageous. Most normal people could not afford to give extravagant gifts like she is talking about and her monogrammed “must have” LL bean bag please and who really has time to destress and pamper with expensive oil. I guess if you have nothing better to do, this is what you do all day long think up crazy expensive gifts and visit your aromatherapist! Ha ha

Holly on

I used to love Gwynneth and the movies she was in. But after she started her GOOP site, she comes across as a younger, snobbier Martha Stewart.

Maybe Gwynneth is very nice in real life.. it’s just that she comes across as a bit of a know-it-all now and that’s why people seem to resent her.

CH on

I really like her. It’s nice to see a different side of her, deboning ducks, cooking, working out, suggesting summer reads. . . For people who are taking GOOP really seriously, take a deep breath and relax. When did she say she was writing a blog for the every-woman?? She’s doing this for fun and she and her friends, family and fans are enjoying it.

Also, to the person who say she has never known any hardship, you are probably forgetting that she lost her father to cancer several years ago. Don’t be so quick to judge people. If her things are to expensive for you to buy, then go buy things somewhere else but be creative enough to get ideas from her suggestions and make them work for you. Geez! lol

LBW on

I really really like her mom. Gwynneth comes across as very cold. If she were approached for an autograph she would probably call the police.

Lee on

I think GP is GReat! I don’t see whats wrong with her just helping other women by giving good advise. All the best to her and her family.

P/S- While I am a fan I think Apple was a strange name for a child, the poor kid may have a hard time at school beause of her name.

isabel on

I really think that those who are bashing Gwyneth should shut up. She takes all her extra time and puts it towards the ezine, GOOP. It is filled with great ideas, recipes, thoughts on life etc. Apparently everyone is soo put together that they don’t need a little guidance. She is not out shopping galore, ruining peoples marriages, causing drama or clubbing and thats what people like…

Anne on

I still love Gwyneth. In the beginning, her website was annoying (and I still don’t get the name) but lately its had some really good ideas. We all know she’s an elitest. Get used to it and appreciate her for who she is! She’s a good actress and a style icon.

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