As the days get shorter and you want to focus on health and home, the yearly obligations in your social calendar always seem to get busier. Office parties and holiday get-togethers get added to your schedule, in addition to the usual birthdays. It’s no wonder so many people crave wellness and quiet tranquility around this time of year!
So many of the easiest holiday and birthday gifts involve decadence of the sugary sort. But when those won’t work, what can you fall back on? If you have people in your life who embrace a wellness lifestyle, this post is for you. Whether they’re an outdoor enthusiast, a healthy foodie, or a dear friend with a home sauna, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the top nine gifts for the wellness-lovers in your life. And, you might even find some new treasures for your life too!
Did you know your body’s ability to sleep is impacted by light? And exposure to artificial light at night can suppress your melatonin levels. Give the gift of a restful night’s sleep with an eye mask. Silk eye masks, cooling masks with cold packs, designs that help relieve pressure from your eyes… there are so many styles and designs available. You can even get weighted eye masks with built-in earmuffs to help muffle noisy distractions.
Does the person you’re shopping for love yoga? A mat, yoga socks, or assistive tools like wheels and blocks make great gifts! Even a plush towel to use as they transition from their yoga routine to their home sauna can be a thoughtful surprise they’ll appreciate.
One of the ways to separate the daily work grind from home relaxation is to take off your work clothes and slip into something comfier. But what to wear? Consider giving the gift of loungewear, house slippers, or a spa robe they can slip into after a nice refreshing 20-minute heat soak in their home sauna.
4.Body Oils, Lotions, and Scrubs
Daily life can be stressful and make us feel disconnected. So much of our daily life is brain-focused. Why not give the gift that helps us reconnect with ourselves? Enhance the body routine of a loved one with body scrubs, oils, and lotions to remind them they deserve a little extra pampering. If they have a home sauna, they’ll love being able to feel extra refreshed after a nice heat bath.
Staying hydrated is essential to any wellness lifestyle. And if they’re hopping out of their home sauna they’ll need to rehydrate! Giving a gift that can be used regularly is a simple way to remind someone you love them. Flavor-infusing water pitchers, water bottles, tea sets, and even tea samplers can make wonderful gifts.
6.Candles and Aromatherapy
Essential oils, diffusers, incense, and candles all make wonderful gifts for the wellness lover in your life. They enhance almost every self-care practice with the feelings the scents evoke. From relaxing lavender to invigorating ginger and lemon, you can help your loved one set the mood for their self-care time.
Give the gift of a self-massage! Regular massages can be cost-prohibitive and inconvenient. But home massage aids are easy gifts, and easy to use! From tools for self-massage to heated foot massage machines, there are many ways to give a gift that will bring them years of enjoyment.
Meditation practices are one of the easiest wellness activities to pick up. But, sometimes, our old routines can begin to feel a bit… boring. Help your loved one rejuvenate their practice with some helpful meditation aids. Meditation and mindfulness card decks can give an extra dose of inspiration. Soothing music can set the mood and a journal can help them keep track of their insights.
Did you know many people feel calmer, more relaxed, and more centered when they are surrounded by living plants? Help bring the joy of the outdoors into their home with the gift of a living plant. Whether you want to get them a monthly plant subscription or buy a single plant to add to their home spa, it’s a thoughtful gift to remind them to do what comes naturally: live.
Some plants require more care than others though, so if they don’t have much experience consider something low-maintenance like a red jade plant!
Choosing a Thoughtful Wellness Gift
Life is hectic. The world is constantly pulling us in multiple directions. And, some days, everything feels like a crisis. Wellness gifts can be a wonderful reminder to your loved ones that they are seen and valued. Gifts that center around calming and self-care are a fantastic option for showing the receiver that you value their well-being and recognize the value of the activities that bring them joy.