Wellness gifts are always appreciated. But this year in particular, gifting self-care is so what the doctor ordered. She said that during our annual physical conducted via video conference.
We’ve covered the full spectrum of gifts from exercise to mindfulness to skincare and everything in between to help your friends and family feel good. And if they don’t, so what: You should feel good about being so thoughtful! Whether you do that with eleven dollars worth of calming tea or a $1,100 super oven is totally up to you. Or, y’know, your credit card limit.
1. Lululemon Align Pant, $98
These are what many fitness editors and pros consider to be the holy grail of yoga pants — though they’re not Jesus-themed and you should probably not drink out of them.
A facial mist is such a luxe yet simple gift — like cashmere socks, but without the cliché. Soothe irritated skin, brighten your complexion, and prepare for the Zoomiest winter ever.
3. Yeti Tumbler
Hydration is an important component of self care. We’re feeling the peaceful color of this Yeti tumbler, reminding us that we really need to get back to meditating if we’re to make good on our resolution to levitate this year.
4. Hoka One One Clifton 7 Running Shoes, $130
Maximal running shoes provide runners with a highly cushioned midsole in both the rearfoot and forefoot. These Hoka Clifton 7s are deceptively light and could get your reluctant exerciser friend the comfort they need to get outside. (We hear it’s nice out there.)
5. Yogi Bare Acupressure Set, $55
While this isn’t quite the same as an in-person sessions, acupressure can help with pain relief and relaxation. Get ready to get some qi flowing. And if you’re not regularly playing “QI” in Words With Friends, this is why we keep winning.
6. MedTerra Pain Cream+ CBD Topical, $35
CBD is supported by menthol, arnica, peppermint oil, jojoba oil, and aloe in this post-workout cream, so it’s basically a magic healing balm for your muscles. With this, you might actually be able to lower yourself down into a chair after leg day without screaming. Squat goals!
Not everyone is comfortable wearing AirPods — Apple can hear what you’re thinking! These wraparound headphones are comfy with nice sound quality, sweat-proof, and have nine hours of battery life — or about eight-and-three-quarters hours more runtime than our longest run.
8. Moon Dweller Calendar-Journal, $28
The giftee will learn how to take advantage of moon cycles, and will definitely be able to give them a heads up when Mercury Retrograde is on its way so they can make cloistering plans.
These wellness-inspired candy bars are made specifically for period relief, anxiety relief, or a libido boost. Or all three at once if you’re really hungry!
10. Brava Smart Oven, $995, originally $1,095
If you’re looking to steal the show, this superoven from the future can cook up a healthy meal in one pan in less than ten minutes. Think: perfectly cooked mahi mahi alongside roasted fennel and asparagus, in one pan, done in eight minutes. Now think: where was I on October 3?
11. Smudge Wellness Amethyst Point, $25
Amethysts are known for promoting calm, peaceful energy, and help with eliminating bad habits like not knowing how to spell amethyst.
12. Bala Bangle 1 Lb Weights, $55
Does adding weight to your arms and legs while exercising help build strength and stamina? It should, but even if it doesn’t, at least you’ll look good while working out ineffectively.
13. Welleum Digital Detox Pouch, $45
Likely the Goop-iest thing on the list, but this brushed baby alpaca hair pouch is perfect for people who can’t seem to put their phone down and enjoy taking direction from accessories.
14. David’s Tea Tulsi Tranquility Herbal Tea, $11 and up
This tea is made with tulsi holy basil to help you chill. That’s right, we used “chill” as a verb in a sentence without including “Netflix and.” Even if only just this one time.
15. Peloton Bike Plus, $2,495
We know: If they’d wanted one, they already bought one — and now they won’t shut up about it. Anyway, Jessica just cannot do SoulCycle in a parking lot this winter, so give her a $2.5K exercise bike with a screen.
16. Parachute Waffle Robe, $120
You’re not really doing at-home wellness without a luxury bathrobe, right? This one in particular will bring to mind the times you went to spas at nice hotels while traveling but definitely isn’t the one you stole from a spa at a nice hotel.
Because you should never, ever have to give up cheese. These digestive enzymes can complement your probiotic regimen and help you digest all the best foods. What, you don’t already have a probiotic regimen?!
Meditation is still lit, and if you’re trying to help someone calm TF down, this is a seriously thoughtful way to do it. Tuft & Needle is known for their comfortable mattresses. This one comes with a 25% discount on an annual Calm app subscription which we use to drown out the voices in our head. (Shhhh! We are 100-percent certain we turned off the stove!)