28 Wellness Gifts to Make the Holiday Season More Chill
it's been a long 2019, and we all deserve a little (or more realistically, a lot) of R&R. Between holiday parties, large family gatherings, and unpredictable travel delays, it can be hard to take time for some self-care. Luckily, there are plenty of products out there that can provide a little bit of calm during all of the season's madness. Here are 28 wellness gifts to help anyone relax their mind and body and truly make this the most wonderful time of the year.
Ryan Porter Candle ($29): Sometimes, a girl needs an honest reminder to just calm the F down. This floral scented candle can do just that.
Daily Harvest Gift Box ($75 for 9 items): These delicious meals in a cup are the easiest and fastest way to eat healthy. The gift box allows you to choose between a variety of soups, bowls, smoothies, lattes (including the new Chocolate + Peppermint CBD latte), and bites across a variety of dietary preferences (paleo, vegan, high protein, etc.)
Vitruvi Diffuser ($119): Breathe in the relaxing scent of essential oils with a sleek, ceramic diffuser. There are two different settings and an auto-turn off feature when water runs out.
Calm X Gravity: Original Blanket ($320): Sleep soundly through the night with a weighted blanket (comes in three different weights). The soft duvet cover is removable and washable, and the blanket comes with a one year subscription to the Calm App.
Amour Vert Sakura Pajama Pants ($78): No one will feel guilty about lounging around in cozy pajama pants all day when they know the pants are made with sustainably harvested beechwood fabric.
Purple Harmony Pillow ($159): For anyone who is like Goldilocks with pillows — this one is too soft, that one is too firm — have them try out one of the new Purple Harmony pillows. The pillows are made with the Purple Grid Hex to adapt to support the head and neck and optimize airflow.
Health Ade Kombucha ($48 for 12): An apple a day… give the gift of probiotic-packed beverage with the crisp flavor of organic apple juice.
Biossance The Rose Radiance Trio ($72): This triple threat set includes the hydration winter skin deserves: a brightening squalane + vitamin C rose mask, squalane + vitamin C rose oil, and squalane + rose lip balm. All Biossance products are also clean, cruelty-free, and vegan.
Lord Jones Holiday Hemp-Derived CBD Gum Drops ($50): if you know someone with a sweet tooth who enjoyed eating gum drops as a kid, they'll love these CBD versions as an adult. Each drop contains 20mg of hemp-derived CBD, and they come in two fruity holiday flavors: sugarplum and mango chili.
The Five-Minute Journal ($25): Even the busiest person has five minutes to jot down a few thoughts and thinks to be grateful for. It'll start and/or end any day on a happy note.
Go-To Transformazing Sheet Masks ($34 for 6): This Aussie clean skincare brand wants to make sure you have fun while looking good. The hydrating face masks have native botanical ingredients to help smooth and brighten up skin.
goop Beauty "The Martini" Emotional Detox Bath Soak ($35): Melt away stress with a luxurious bath soak that includes Epsom salts, Himalayan pink salt, chia seed oil, Valerian root, frankincense, and more. It's like a martini at the end of a long day, but without the subsequent hangover.
NAKEDCASHMERE Socks ($99): We all spend all day on our feet — treat them to something luxurious like a pair of cashmere socks.
Covry Blue Light Protection Glasses ($105): Look at screens all day? Give tired eyes a much-needed break with a pair of blue light protection glasses.
Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash ($20): Refresh the body and mind with a soap made from organic ingredients such as organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, aloe, shea butter, and essential oils. It has the fresh scent of Northern California redwood forests and comes in a 100 percent recycled bottle.
Parachute Quilted Slippers ($39): Keep toes warm and snuggly in a pair of plush, quilted slippers. They'll make getting out of bed in the mornings a little less painful.
Kopari Aluminum-Free Deodorant ($14): Get on board the nature deodorant train with one that's made with organic coconut oil. It's aluminum-free, goes on clear, and will make underarms smell like a tropical vacation.
LARQ Bottle ($95): If your pal can't remember the last time they really washed out their water bottle, this smart bottle can fix that. It purifies water with the touch of a button and activates every two hours, using UV light to keep the inside of the bottle clean.
Urban Outfitters Huggable Llama Cooling + Heating Pad ($29):This adorable, fuzzy heating pad is almost as good as hugging a real llama.
Pop & Bottle Lattes ($57 for 12): Make that daily latte habit a healthy one. This variety pack has six different types of superfood almond lattes, all without added sugar, dairy, or preservatives.
Ban.do Getaway Eye Mask ($18): Help a friend find their happy place (AKA Dreamland) with a soft eye mask that can block out light and haters.
Hurom HP Slow Juicer ($299): Start out every morning with a glass of freshly made orange or green juice with a compact juicer. It has a slow squeeze technology to minimize damage to fruits and vegetables while maximizing yield.
Hyperice Hypersphere Mini ($99): A travel-size massage ball will help ensure that relief from sore muscles is always within arm's reach.
Scribd Subscription ($50 for 6 months): Help a friend get through the long list of books they've been meaning to read. Scribd has a huge library of books (and audiobook and magazines) and is compatible with iOS devices, Android devices, and Fire tablets.
Skinny Dipped Almonds ($25 for a pack of 5): Go on and let someone indulge in a little chocolate this holiday season. Skinny Dipped Almonds use real ingredients and no sugar alternatives or artificial flavors.
Casper The Glow Light ($129): Replace those harsh lamps in with the warm, self-dimming Glow light. It can be scheduled at various brightness levels to aid in waking up in the morning or winding down at night.
Ritual Essential for Women Vitamins ($30/month): These vitamins have nine essential nutrients (such as folate, iron, and omega-3) to support a woman's healthy lifestyle. And they're probably the prettiest looking pills in anyone's cabinet.
PhoneSoap Pro ($120): Phones go with you everywhere, which means they pick up dirt... everywhere. Give someone's phone and accessories a proper clean with this handy device, which can kill 99.99 percent of germs in just five minutes.
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Lesley Chen is a California native who writes about travel, health/fitness, and other lifestyle topics. She has a serious case of RBF and exercises mainly to balance out an aggressive candy addiction.