While the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, they can also be the most stressful – especially in 2020! According to a survey conducted by Healthline, 44% of people say that they are stressed during the holidays, with 18% saying that they are very stressed. That’s why we’re sharing 10 wellness holiday gift ideas, so you can give self-care and relaxation to the people on your list who need it most this year.
Our holiday gift guide covers both mental and physical wellness needs to help establish a well-rounded regimen come the new year (2021, we need you).
Feeling stressed? There’s a drop for that. When we think holiday gift ideas, it’s hard not to include our premium broad-spectrum CBD oils in the list, given than they deliver all the calming benefits of the full hemp plant, supercharged with MCT oil, to help you feel more serene and centered.
Made with natural ingredients, absolutely zero THC, organic (non-GMO) USA hemp and lab tested for purity and safety, this CBD oil is perfect for anyone looking to restore balance in their body and find natural relief for life’s everyday stresses. Available in natural, lemon and peppermint flavors, as well as 500, 1,000 and 1,500 mg.
Help someone shift their mind to a state of optimism by gifting them The Five-Minute Journal. The journal features approachable and structured exercises to help one become the best version of themselves, be happier and focus on the good in life. It takes just five minutes every morning to increase gratitude and happiness.
With over 700,000 sold and a 4.9-star rating, this journal deserved a spot in our holiday gift ideas list! It has contributed to many people’s mental wellbeing and makes for a personal, thoughtful gift for someone you love.
Send the gift of healthy food to the foodie in your life. Daily Harvest is a minimal-prep food service featuring nourishing, chef-crafted foods delivered to your door. Its gift 9-item box allows you to pick nine items (like smoothies, soups, harvest bowls and more) to send as a gift. Everything is created with organic fruits and vegetables, comes with prep instructions and is ready in minutes – perfect for fueling the physical wellness needs of those with busy schedules.
For the wellness lover invested in what they put into their body, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic is a dream come true. Founded on the belief that the science behind probiotics demands the highest standard in precision, efficacy and education, Seed is formulated with probiotic strains that have been clinically studied to provide benefits in gastrointestinal function, skin health, heart health, gut immune function and more.
The Welcome Kit features a 30-day supply, refillable glass jar (yes to sustainability) and a free glass travel vial.
After months of at-home workouts, we’re sure that anyone might need a yoga mat upgrade. Lululemon’s high-quality (and stylish) yoga mat is made to absorb moisture for sweaty practices and give you cushioning and a textured grip for low-sweat practices.
It’s the perfect, and sure to be appreciated, gift for any yogi in your life.
6. Dry Brush
Dry brushing has become one of the trendiest wellness practices, but it’s not just a trend – it works. Dry brushing is a technique where one brushes the skin to help detoxify through increased blood circulation and lymph drainage. It also stimulates the nervous system and is great for full body exfoliation, cellulite massaging and promoting glowy skin. Help someone take their self-care routine to the next level with this affordable and highly rated dry brush. Plus, it’s the perfect last-minute gift with one-day Amazon Prime shipping!
Help someone discover the various health and wellness benefits of turmeric by giving them the turmeric latte blend everyone is talking about on Instagram! Turmeric is a well-loved antioxidant and antiinflammatory superfood for skin and gut health, and there are various ways to incorporate it into your daily routine. Golde makes it easy (and delicious) with its line of turmeric latte blends available in original, matcha and cacao flavors. It can be added to water, milk, coffee and smoothies, and it’s all vegan and keto-friendly too.
Stress can lead to facial tension and dull skin, and that’s the last thing anyone wants during the holidays. Used in traditional Chinese medicine, facial rollers and Gua Sha do everything, like relieving facial tension, sculpting and toning, firming skin, boosting circulation, reducing puffiness and fine lines, detoxifying, brightening and so much more. Any skincare junkie needs this set in their life.
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The perfect gift for whoever is in charge of hosting your virtual holiday party this year (we’re sure they’ll need it most), this detox bath soak, appropriately named “The Martini,” is designed for stress relief during “turbulent” times. Featuring a carefully curated blend of salts, minerals, botanicals and essential oils, The Martini centers the body and spirit and helps the neck and shoulders relax. Bath time on January 2nd, anyone?
10. Weighted Blanket
At the end of all the holiday fun (and chaos), doesn’t everyone deserve a great night’s sleep? The pressure of a weighted blanket calms your heart rate and slows down your breathing, soothing your body for restful sleep. Available in 14 different sizes/weights and 21 color and pattern options, this weighted blanket makes an excellent gift for anyone who could use some extra rest after a stressful holiday season.
You can’t go wrong with any of these wellness holiday gift ideas this year. Trust us, everyone needs a little (or a lot) of me-time and self-care in their life, and they’ll greatly appreciate your help in facilitating that. After experiencing arguably, the most stressful year of our lives, we deserve to end 2020 in the most relaxing, wellness-driven way possible.