2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Wellness Junkie

Wellness means something different to everyone and it can take on various forms. Nowadays, there’s no shortage of gift ideas out there that speak to the wellness-obsessed. With that in mind, today I rounded-up 15 incredible gift ideas that your mom, sister, best friend (or even you) will all love. I use many of these products in my day-to-day wellness practice and absolutely love them. These gifts will help bring some much-needed balance to the bustling holiday season, making it easier for your loved ones to put themselves and their well-being first. From yoga mats and superfood supplements to dry brushing and essential oils, these gifts will give them everything they need to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Whether you’re gearing up for your next workout or searching for the perfect stress reliever, I think you’ll love these items as much as I do. And hey, feel free to add a few of these to your own wishlist, too!



1) Kintsugi Wellness – Candice Kumai: One of my favorite wellness books I’ve read this year. In this book, Candice uses her own journey to showcase how Japanese traditions can enhance not just our bodies, but our minds, our hearts and our souls. She shares what she’s learned and guides us through her favorite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength and living a gracious life. Interwoven with dozens of recipes for healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine, this book provides the tools we all need to reclaim the art of living well. Filled with inspiration for eating better, living life to the fullest, and treasuring our family and friends. $27.99


2) Body Love – Kelly Leveque: In this inspirational yet practical book, the nutritional consultant and holistic healthcare expert who has helped celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Chelsea Handler, and Emmy Rossum improve their health and achieve their goals shows you how to get beyond the food drama of cyclical fad diets and feel and look great by eating well. Filled with tips and resources on supplements and cleansing, dozens of delicious, healthy recipes and advice on how to adjust your eating when traveling and on vacation, Body Love is your one-stop resource to living clean and happy! $24.25


3) The Five-Minute Journal – Intelligent Change: I truly believe an attitude of gratitude changes your whole life. With thought-provoking prompts, inspiring quotes, and weekly challenges, this journal will help you feel a little more positive every day. From daily affirmations, to list-prompts that encourage you to reflect and evaluate, this five-minute pastime is an inspiring way to start and end your day. $26.95


4) Manduka PRO Mat Triumph: This luxuriously dense, spacious, and beautiful yoga mat from Manduka will delight any yoga-lover, especially those who practice regularly as the surface improves with use! Designed to last a lifetime (or two) this yoga mat is a cut above the rest. $153.99


5) Outdoor Voices Tri-Tone Flashback Crop Top: A medium-impact support crop top ideal for running, training and cardio. An oversized cutout in the back of this high-neck color-blocked crop top helps keep things cool in your next hot yoga class or sweaty workout! $76.60


6) Outdoor Voices 7/8 Spring Leggings: These stretchy, eight-panel leggings will re-energize someone’s workout with a snug compression fit to support muscles, reduce fatigue and recovery time. Engineered to sculpt your shape, these snug leggings fit like a glove. The structured chevron paneling contours your legs, while signature OV texture quickly wicks and camouflages sweat. The moisture-wicking fabric dries quickly to keep you cool and comfortable. Designed to stay tight, and always pass the squat test! $118.39


7) Saje Home Pharmacy Remedy Bar: Come home to wellness! Refreshing Peppermint Halo, supportive Immune, soothing Eater’s Digest, calming Stress Release and relieving Pain Release have you covered in an essential oil bar that makes it convenient to maintain your overall well being. Include in the set: Peppermint Halo Remedy, Immune Remedy, Eater’s Digest Remedy, Stress Release Remedy and Pain Release Remedy. $59.95


8) Himalayan Salt Lamp: Get Salty. Himalayan salt lamps are made from natural pink crystals mined from the edge of the Himalayan Mountains. They are mined and hollowed out to be fitted with a bulb to provide both light and heat. The soothing pink glow can stimulate relaxation, helping you sleep better and reduce stress, and the soft hues can calm mood and increase focus. $35.00


9) Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Body Brush: Dry brushing is an essential—and energizing—skin-detox step. Made from pure, natural cactus sisal bristles, this brush exfoliates lightly and sweeps away dead skin cells to reveal glowing and smooth skin. It helps improve skin tone and supports energy. $38.00


10) Nala Care Free-From Natural Deodorant: The best natural deodorant out there! It’s the only deodorant I own and use. Smells great, rolls on smooth and clear, and keeps you fresh (and dry) all day. $26.00


11) Goop Phys.ED. Recovery Bath Soak: The sooner you take a bath post-exercise, the better! With apple cider vinegar, arnica, and turmeric. Helps you rebound more easily after a workout, sports, or other physical exertion, soothes a tired, overstretched, and overworked body and relaxes the body all over. Rinse, towel dry, wrap yourself in a towel or robe, and rest! $45.00


12) withinUs TruMarine Collagen: Give the gift of healthy skin, hair, nails and joints. Collagen is the most important structural protein in the body, representing 75% of our skin & 7% of our total body weight. These collagen stick packs are designed for your convenience. From work to travel and everything between, these on-the-go stick packs make it easy to incorporate TruMarine into your daily routine, wherever your busy life may take you. I take this supplement everyday and have truly noticed a difference. $49.95


13) Morihata Ceremonial Matcha Starter Set: The Japanese tea ceremony is an art form in and of itself. And the key to mastering said ceremony is with the proper tools: bamboo whisk and spoon (fantastic for clump-free whisking), generously sized ceramic bowl (tea for two, anyone?), and of course, the Morihata Sei Matcha (a super high-grade, organic matcha imported from Uji, Japan). Just add steaming water and your choice of milk. My drink of choice every morning with a little scoop of withinUs TruMarine collagen! $34.00


14) Tammy Fender Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil: A luxurious, soothing, aromatic and nutritive body oil beautifully crafted for everyday with healing Bulgarian Lavender. This light body oil delivers nourishing hydration with all the therapeutic benefits of pure Bulgarian Lavender. Formulated to bring a supple radiance and softness to the skin with an aromatic essence that’s serenely exquisite. Meanwhile, Lavender encourages cell regeneration, while emitting a soothing aura of tranquil wellbeing, smoothing the flow of chi energy. Perfect post shower, bath and dry brushing. $85.00


15) Province Apothecary Lavender Incense: Give her the gift of calm and relaxation. She’ll love these chemical and synthetic fragrance free charcoal incense sticks. Infused by hand with pure essential oils to bring you effortless aromatherapy for your everyday spaces. I like to burn these in the bedroom to set the tone before bedtime or in the house whenever I need to unwind. $16.00


16) Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cocoa Mix with Reishi: Like a warm hug in a mug before bed. Your nightly ritual is about to get an upgrade with Four Sigmatic’s hot cacao mix of reishi, one of the world’s most studied mushrooms that’s been shown to help support sleep and occasional stress. Reishi is so esteemed that in ancient scroll paintings, it’s often depicted as the “bridge between Earth and Heaven”. Unwind in the evening with this special cacao blend with reishi mushrooms to support occasional stress and restful sleep. An upgrade on guilt-free hot chocolate! $22.95


17) Vitruvi Essential Oil White Stone Diffuser: This beautiful handcrafted stone helps you diffuser your favourite essential oils throughout your house. It also doubles as a stunningly simple piece of decor. A great way to relax and humidify any room in the winter. $119.00





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