The 19 Best Wellness Gifts to Give This Year
We all have that one friend, the one who always knows about the hottest new workouts, CBD products and supplements. If you’re not sure what to get said friend for the holidays, look no further than these 19 wellness-related gifts.
Smudge Wellness Crystal Advent Calendar
Whether they’re a crystal newbie or a spiritual pro, this sleek calendar is a stylish way to add a little meaning and magic to their days. It includes ten surprise boxes of crystals and other self-care products (around 20 items total). Each comes with a simple ritual to help your loved one reset, refresh and relax. Plus, because there’s no end date, this is a gift that can be given long after the holidays are over.
Under Armour HeatGear Armour Shine Ankle Crop
The ultra-light HeatGear fabric ensures her legs will stay warm and comfortable without constricting her movement. It hugs muscles for a comfortable, chafe-free fit that translates into extra workout motivation—no pulling up saggy leggings here. Plus, she’ll love how the satin elastic piping details shine in a sea of matte black.
Moon Juice Cosmic Matcha
You know matcha is healthy, but did you know it could be this healthy? This adaptogenic matcha latte powder is made with ingredients—like ashwagandha and edible hyaluronic acid—that nourish skin and target the effects of stress. The earthy, creamy taste and steady supply of energy doesn’t hurt either.
Miss Grass Stress Kit
This one goes out to all the CBD lovers. This vinyl tote bag (which they can—and should—reuse) includes some super-buzzy CBD products: a Beboe Calming pen, a Be Calm patch from The Good Patch, Lord Jones gumdrops and Fredericks and Mae’s Palo Santo incense. We’re fans of all these goodies, but the Palo Santo incense is especially wonderful.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
Whether they’re training for a marathon or watching TV on the elliptical at the gym, these high-tech buds will allow them to enjoy full range of motion with zero fuss. Note that while these might not be the most budget-friendly option, there’s a reason Beats are consistently at the top of “best of” wireless earphones lists—they’re that good.
Under Armour Vanish Seamless Midi Sports Bra
This medium-impact sports bra stretches, recovers and breathes like no other, making it perfect for her cycling, weight-training and boxing classes. The soft knit allows for a lot of ventilation, wicks away sweat and dries quickly, and as far as fit goes, it’s basically a second skin.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Workout days and good hair days should always be one and the same. Compatible with all hair types, Living Proof’s dry shampoo is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens or silicone. Just a few spritzes of this stuff and no one at brunch will know you just squeezed in a Pilates class.
JASON MARKK “ESSENTIAL” SHOE CLEANING KIT
We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Gym shoes can get really gross, really fast. But since you’re spending a pretty penny on your Hoka One Ones, there’s no reason to toss your pair the second they start looking a little rough. This handy kit can wash up to a hundred pairs of shoes and is totally safe on any and all fabrics.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
Not everyone wears makeup to the gym, but for those who do, this mascara is a no-brainer. It’s formulated to last through swims, HIIT classes and everything in between, and it lengthens lashes without running down your face the second you start sweating.
Toesox Half Toe Grip Socks
Grippy socks are a must for anyone who’s on the barre and Pilates train. Toesox has long been our go-to brand for studio-appropriate footwear that looks as good as it feels. There are tons of different styles on the Toesox site, but we’re partial to this sleek, half-toe pair in a subtle gray print.
Dagne Dover Neoprene Carryall Duffel Bag
Dagne Dover is one of our favorite accessories brands, thanks to its high-quality, functional and fashionable bags. This neoprene duffel is the coolest way to tote gear from the office to the cycling studio. (Psst: When you gift this guy, share this video to teach your recipient how best to pack their stuff.)
Bala Bangles 1-Pound Wrist Weights
At just one pound each, Bala Bangles weights add a constant but comfortable resistance to your workout. They come in a range of colors, and you can wear them on your wrists or ankles for yoga, running, aerobics and more. Basically, they’re ideal for the overachiever in your life.
A One-Year Headspace Meditation Subscription
Dubbed a “gym membership for the mind,” Headspace will teach your friends and family to meditate in just ten minutes a day. The app allows you to set reminders to keep your new meditation habit regular and even has special guided meditations for specific needs, like falling asleep or managing stress.
Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser
Vitruvi is kind of like the Ferrari of diffusers—beyond luxe. This beautifully crafted stone model helps you diffuse essential oils throughout your home, while doubling as a simple piece of decor. Clean and elegant, the matte white color is the brand’s best seller.
Hoka One One OV Clifton Sneakers
For the seasoned (or not so seasoned) runner in your life, these simple chic sneakers from Hoka One One—in collaboration with Outdoor Voices—are engineered to maximize breathability and support. And FYI, a pair of Hoka One Ones shaved more than a minute off one PureWow editor’s mile time.
AmazonBasics Foam Roller
No longer reserved for elite athletes or the CrossFit-obsessed, foam rolling can do a world of good even for mere mortals. This cylindrical piece of foam can help to release tension and tightness in muscles after they’ve been overworked (whether that’s from the gym or your morning commute).
The Larq Self-Cleaning Bottle
This smart bottle uses UV-C LED technology—specifically, a UV-C light—to eradicate bacteria and viruses on inner surfaces and purify the drinking water at the same time. In other words, you fill the bottle, tap the button on the bottle cap and wait for a deep-cleaning photochemical reaction to occur. Like magic.
Manduka Begin Yoga Mat
If you’re looking for the best of the best in yoga gear, look no further than Manduka. This particular style is best for yoga newbies, but there are tons of more advanced options on the site. Best of all, Manduka mats are free of chemical solvents and toxic glues, and are manufactured in energy-efficient facilities.
The Beauty Chef The Well Kit
This kit was designed to help combat the stress and strain of the holiday season. It includes a bio-fermented super-balm to soothe, nourish and moisturize dry skin, as well as a daily ingestible herbal support bio-fermented with probiotics to nurture your digestive health, beauty and well-being.