We all have that one friend (or maybe it's you!), who knew about acai bowls, celery juice, matcha, and boutique fitness classes before they were trending in the wellness space. They live and breathe wellness. So what's better than gifting them something that they're truly passionate about during the holidays? It might seem like a tall order, especially since they're always two steps ahead when it comes to what's "in," but that's why we're here to help.
We've selected some of the best wellness gift ideas out there, maybe some of these they've never even heard about. So go ahead and shop. Oh, and these aren't just for advanced or intermediate wellness devotees; these items make great gifts for pretty much anyone looking to better their lives in 2021—aka all of us.
Self-Care and Beauty
Much like its relative, the jade roller, the gua sha facial tool is used to soothe and de-puff skin. But, its added benefits include lymph drainage and increased blood flow. It leaves skin glowing. Gift this to the person on your list with a 20-step nighttime routine, they'll be obsessed.
A bunch of kale or a whole bag of fruit might not be the most stylish gift, so these healthy food options below are the next best thing.
Whether the person on your list is a gym rat or a novice, they'll appreciate some gear if they're looking to amp up their workouts.
For the loved one who's going to be spending more time at the gym or fitness studio, the Fitbit Versa 2 will help them keep track of their activity. And it's not just for workouts—it tracks your sleep, has an Amazon Alexa built-in, connects with your smartphone to show notifications, and enables you to control Spotify and Pandora.
You can say that wellness starts at home—it's where you eat, sleep, relax, and for some, even work out. Help your friend or family member upgrade their living space this holiday season with some wellness-inspired home gifts.
For the friend who never skips out on a matcha latte, might we suggest gifting them with a DIY starter set? This traditional bamboo whisk is designed to thoroughly blend matcha powder into hot water, giving it a luxuriously frothy finish—no barista necessary.
There's not a lot of scientific studies out there about the effectiveness of weighted blankets, but many people believe it helps with sleep quality and provides some extra comfort for anxious or stressed-out people. Why not give it a try?
A book is a good go-to gift if you're unsure of what to give someone. And there are so many great wellness books out there, from editions about healthy eating to self-care manuals, so there's definitely a title out there for everyone.
Some fans of astrology do believe it's a self-care and wellness tool, helping guide them and prompting them to be more introspective. The Astro Poets gained a huge following on Twitter through their thoughtful, unique, and humorous horoscopes. Their book is a must-read for astrology enthusiasts.
Journaling is one of the best mindfulness practices. This one doesn't take itself too seriously, so it's great for both the daily writer and someone who's on the fence. Each page is filled with positive and thought-provoking exercises aimed to leave the journaler more confident and centered.
Save this book for the self-described wellness nerd in your life. By the founder of the beloved mushroom coffee brand Four Sigmatic, it details all the fascinating benefits of medicinal mushrooms and how to incorporate the healing powerhouses into your life.
The adult coloring book craze is still going strong, and with good reason—it's a total stress-buster for some people. Gift this one with a set of nice colored pencils.
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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.