Some of the best gifts are those that add real value to the lives of our loved ones. Especially when January, and its promises of self-improvement, is just a few more feasts away, getting a jumpstart on being healthier in 2017 is never a bad thing.
For all of the wellness warriors on your list, here are some no-fail gift ideas.
Give Stress Relief with a Saje Wellness Gift Set
For those in need of a little stress relief, Saje Wellness has got you covered with plenty of items. The ‘Best of Saje’ holiday kit ($95.95) includes an aromaBreeze diffuser, a relax-o-ring (perfect for those prone to that pesky habit of fiddling with their rings), liquid sunshine diffuser blend, the best-selling peppermint halo remedy and immune remedy. There’s also Saje’s ’12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar’ ($89.95), offering a little something for everybody with 12 of the brand’s top products and remedies.
Spread the Love with Gear From Spiritual Gangster
For the mindful person on your list who isn’t afraid to show it, Spiritual Gangster offers an assortment of tees, hoodies, and accessories designed to spread the love and good vibes. The perfect weekend lounge gear, the apparel features sayings like “Good Vibes,” “Wander With Love,” “Gypsy Soul,” “Karma” and – naturally – “Spiritual Gangster.” It’s the type of cool, casual gear you’ll want to wear pretty much everywhere.
Pick Up the Tab at a Local Pressed Juice Joint
Let’s be honest; for all its goodness, pressed juice can get pricey. That’s why it’s even more delicious when somebody else buys it for you. In Toronto, The Village Juicery offers things like their Recovery Pack – a perfect host or hostess gift for overworked executives and entrepreneurs – which includes one 500 ml Hydrate & Heal juice, one 500 ml Be Clean juice, one Earth + City Organic Cowgirl Cookie, one E3 Live Shot and choice of Tumeric Shot or Immunity Shot. Another option is the Village Juicery Reset Program; a three-day, nutritionist-supervised personalized cleanse – perfect for January.
Make Mealtime Easy with Fresh Delivered Food
As our free time diminishes and our craving for clean, healthy food increases, fresh delivered meals can be a huge lifesaver. Companies like Hello Fresh offer all you need to make healthy home-cooked meals in record time without the grocery list and hassle. Gift cards to Hello Fresh are available online. Your loved ones will think of you while they mow down on their effortless meal from the comfort of home in the dark depths of January.
Give the Gift of Mindful Hydration with Flow Water
Flow Water – the 100 per cent natural Canadian spring water – offers a service in Toronto and Vancouver called Flow Direct, whereby Flow can deliver its mindfully sourced water in its signature cardboard cartons to doorsteps weekly in their eco-friendly BMWi3. They also pick up the empty water packs and recycle them for you. Aside from its silky taste thanks to essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium carbonate, it’s easy to meet your daily requirement of water with Flow (a New Year’s resolution for many) – just drink two 1L boxes. With subscription gifts trending and water never going out of style, a Flow Water subscription is an all-around win.
Offer a Spa-at-Home Experience with an Aveda Gift Set
Aside from their highly addictive signature Shampure scent and array of natural hair and wellness products, Aveda is known for its well-curated holiday gift sets. All wrapped in handmade paper from Nepal, Aveda’s wellness-packed holiday gift offerings include everything from their body care products and stress-reliving scents, to their comforting candles that make your home feel like a spa, and even a gratitude journal.
Help the Road Trip Cause with a Weekend Bag From Lululemon
For the outdoor-craving, road tripping wellness warrior, Lululemon has a variety of durable and easy-on-the-eyes weekend bags for both men and women. For the guys, the On The Fly Weekender is designed for those last-minute weekend adventures – whether to hike, camp or hit a festival – where you just toss everything in the car and go, complete with a separate bag for your dirty runners or hiking boots. For the ladies, the Get Lost Duffel is the perfect winter road trip accessory for everything from a ski weekend to a girls’ spa retreat, with features like a shoe bag, a separate exterior pocket for sweaty gear, a phone pocket, and a yoga mat strap.
Give the Gift that Gives Back with TOMS Sunglasses
If there’s one thing wellness warriors love, it’s to be outdoors. While the days of vitamin D overload may seem lifetimes away, any outdoors lover can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. TOMS sunglasses are durable (perfect for days spent on the water or the hiking trail), stylish and make a huge difference in the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged. For every pair of TOMS sunglasses purchased, the company will restore sight to someone in need. Though the sunglasses come in dozens of styles and colours, the Traveler By Toms Dalston may be your best bet.