If there's one thing we all need this year, it's some lovely wellness gifts. 2020 has been a hard pill to swallow for many of us, that's no secret. From the pandemic to politics and everything in between, it's fair to say we've all had a lot on our plates.
Luckily, Christmas is right around the corner which means 'tis the season of gift giving. If you're struggling for gifts for your girlfriend, gifts for your boyfriend, or gifts for any friends and relatives, then why not consider a wellness gift?
We all need to unwind as we approach the end of the year and what better way to do so than with a little wellness session? From soothing diffusers to spruce up your energy and atmosphere to though-provoking journals to track your healthy progress and even calming candles to make you feel at ease, the list of Christmas gifts 2020 has to offer when it comes to self care is endless.
Here are just a few of our favourites to surprise your loved ones with this Christmas...
Moleskine Passion Journal - Wellness
Set goals and manifest
Designed to grow into a permanent and uniquely customized record of your fitness, nutrition and wellness journey, thus journal is the perfect way to start the new year. As well as providing four structured sections allowing you to keep a record of your personal goals, fitness, diet, and health & care progress, the journal includes nutrition tips, exercises to increase muscle mass and practical fitness facts.
Essential Oil Diffuser 550ml Oil Diffuser
For a calming aroma
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Everyone needs a good diffuser to help bring a calm aroma to their homes. This one by VicTsing uses essential oils to humidify and refresh the air in both small and large areas. It features seven different colour night lights for you choose from and has been praised especially for inviting a good night's sleep.
Brand New Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool Head Scalp SPA Therapy Trigger Point Treatment
Treat your scalp
Ahh, the subtle art of a good old head scratch. Is there anything more satisfying than a gentle comb running through your hair and massaging your scalp? We're finding it hard to think of one. If you or someone you love agree then do them a favour and gift them this Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool Head Scalp treatment comb. It hits all the right spots.
Ottolenghi FLAVOUR Recipe Book
Eat your way to wellness
The ultimate gift for the foodie in your life is Ottolenghi's staple recipe book Flavours. Packed with delicious, healthy and traditional meals with step by step guides on how to recreate them, this book is bound to make anyone fall in love with the art of cooking - a wellness practice that works wonders and keeps your stomach happy!
Bose Sleepbuds II
For a great night's sleep
These may look like headphones but they're not, they're sleepbuds. Clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, this clever technology doesn't play music but delivers relaxing and noise-masking sounds to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night, so if you know someone who suffers with insomnia or has trouble sleeping, you could potentially become their favourite person after gifting them this.
Jade Roller Beauty Jade Roller Spa
Because skincare is essential to wellness
We can't discuss wellness and self care without a mention to skincare. Taking care of our skin not only looks but feels great. In fact, it's an essential part of wellness and one of the most soothing parts of our skincare routine is massaging our face with a jade roller. BEAUTY BAY's The Jade Facial Roller also helps to reduce facial tension, aid lymphatic drainage and increase the absorption of your favourite skincare products.
Golde Matcha Tumeric Superfood Latte Blend
A good cuppa can solve anything
Whilst we'll admit that we love a good cup of coffee, we can't deny that the jittery feeling is far from one of zen. So to calm the spirit, encourage a loved one to switch to Matcha by gifting them a pack of Golde's Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend. The black-owned brand mixes seven essential superfoods to support skin glow, debloating, and serene focus. What's not to love?
'Calm' Wellness Candle
Create a calming atmosphere
Designed specifically to de-stress and relax, the candle is a calming blend of eucalyptus and geranium with peppermint and cinnamon. It aims to ease anxiety and create an overall positive aroma, all whilst maintaining a lovely long lasting scent. It's an amazing gift for anyone with a hectic day to day life that needs to unwind. Oh, and did we mention it comes with an optional personalised cotton bag where you can add your own message.
Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty. She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.
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