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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notafan on

In my estimation, GP has gone down the same path as Tom Cruise. The more I hear hear speak, the more I wish I were deaf. Her suggestions are simultaneously pedestrian and elitist. I guess that’s sort of an accomplishment, right? GOOP is nauseating and GP is as compelling as a sugar-free Popsicle, and just as warm. I fear her globe-trotting could bring about a new ice age. Brrrr!

sam on

i think her finds are thoughtful…love it!
for people who put thought into the things they make and give, it’s really a great resource.
like martha stewart, she makes taking care of people and the house an art form and i love it.
although i’m a busy working woman, love to be a
domestic diva.

LauraCo on

What?! Colon cleanse didn’t make the list????

Danielle on

All of these celebrities are OVERPAID. There are a few who actually “worked” their way to the top…but some of them were “born” into the biz….But athletes are OVERPAID as well….

She is okay, but not all of us “mom’s” can afford to stay home or hire nannies to take care of our children. We do what we have to do.

Lauren on

Not a fan of hers anymore. What a SNOB!

Nacho on

Let me re-phrase my word “hardship”… I meant financial hardship.. Yes her father passed away, so did mine, and my 2 grandmothers, and my 3 uncles and 3 aunts all in a matter of 2 years….but I’m guessing where to get the money to bury her father was not an issue…
People are trying to figure out how to save their houses, how to feed their children, and she is going on about her “must have” monogrammed bag…
give me a break.

deen on

She went to the Upper East Side school that Gossip Girl is based on. She’s like Blair Waldorf gone Hollywood gone pseudo-earth-mom, both status-obsessed and self-righteous, a most annoying combination. If I had full-time nannies and 3 houses and chauffeurs and personal assistants, I too could compile overpriced shopping lists.

leelee on

I hate Gwyneth Paltrow–I am so sick of her that I actually will not see a movie if she is in it. I am so bummed that she is in iron man because I love Robert Downey Jr. I am crazy about him…totally rooting for him and she just stinks it up……She has had everything handed to her and behaves as if she did it all on her own.

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Mommy on

Wow! Could GP be more annoying. This girl is so out of touch with the real world. Monogramed tote bags that cost enough to feed a family of four for a day or so. What a thoughtful gift! What a sanctimonious snob…

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