While it’s always been a necessary part of a balanced and healthy life, self-care has proven to be even more important in times of acutely high stress – just like this year.
So ahead, 12 ways (listed in alphabetical order) to give the gift of wellness this holiday season. Not only is everything in this guide suitable for all genders and lifestyles, when the time is right again – will make perfect travel companions as well.
Curaprox Hydrosonic Toothbrush, $199
This sleek Swiss import features serious cutting-edge technology to help customize a precise cleaning for your teeth and gums in the comfort of home. The proprietary CUREN® bristles are the softest on the market, and the special CURACURVE® head is ergonomically designed to help you reach every corner in your mouth. A powerful motor provides seven modes of cleaning (with 22,000 to 42,000 strokes per minute), and a single USB charge ensures 60 minutes of use – making it especially terrific for travel.
Droplet Immunity Kit, $44
Perfect for road trips, this chic kit offers up everything you need to feel grounded from the inside out while away from home. You’ll receive a trio of Droplet’s sparkling, functional wellness beverages (Pretty Happy, Pretty Balanced, and Pretty Bright), a Tenfold Gel Nail Sticker Manicure Kit (genius nail stickers that last up to two weeks), an herbal bath curated by The Honey Block, a wand of selenite, and a Himalayan salt massage stone.
Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics Natural CBD Cream Kit, $230
While CBD is wonderfully versatile and healing on its own, Montreal-based chiropracter Dr. Andrew Kerklaan realized how much more potent it is when paired with other proven ingredients. The Natural CBD Sleep Cream in this holiday bundle, for example, is formulated with melatonin and lavender, in addition to full-spectrum CBD, for a calming sensation.
Equilibria Peace of Mind Gift Set, $79
From the groundbreaking, women-owned CBD company comes this limited-edition set. Elegantly packaged in a stylish pouch designed by artist Patricia Vargas, it holds a bottle of delicious Cranberry Elderflower-flavored Daily Drops (with 300mg of CBD), and a duo of functional, naturally-scented CBD roller oils (Calming and Energizing).
Happy Dance Bath Bomb, $15
Founded by actress Kristen Bell, Happy Dance is a CBD-focused line that’s affordable and uplifting in ways more than one. And the company’s bath bomb – which contains four break-apart cubes infused with hydrating coconut oil and zesty ginger extract for four soaks – makes an especially thoughtful stocking stuffer.
Hello Products 12 Days of Awesomeness, $19.99
Unlike skincare and haircare – where new products are constantly popping up – dental care offerings have been, for the most part, limited and dull. But Hello Products, founded by Craig Dubitsky, is poised to change that with natural and wallet-friendly toothpastes, flosses, and rinses. This bundle is a wonderful way to introduce someone to the brand.
Highline Wellness Elevate 2.0 Kit, $125
For the CBD fan in your life, give this holiday bundle containing four full-sized products that address a range of everyday needs, from achey muscles to sleeplessness. Even better? Every item from the premium brand is crafted with organic, non-GMO, broad-spectrum hemp extract – whose more stringent growing standards translate into cleaner results along with peace of mind.
Knesko Skin Luxe Face Mask Kit, $99
While precious gems and stones have long been admired for their beauty, turns out: they can do wonders for your complexion as well. Knesko enlists a proprietary GEMCLINICAL® technology that locks in the skin-healthy properties of diamonds, gold, rose quartz, and black pearl with other proven ingredients, and this sleek kit lets you indulge in all of the brand’s cult collagen face masks.
Kush Queen Flight of Gummies, $149.99
There’s no shortage of CBD companies out there, but Kush Queen by Olivia Alexander was among the first to destigmatize the natural workhorse ingredient by offering approachable and of course, effective products in 2015. Gummies are one of the most popular ways to enjoy CBD, and this holiday trio (Gummies Rx, Gummies Rx Bliss, Gummies Rx Sleep) not only tastes great, but ensure seriously targeted relief.
Lunair Wellness LA Mask in Paradise, $10
Since masks are a must for the foreseeable future, why not wear one that’s protective, comfortable, and a real statement piece? This silky-soft, reusable one from the American brand Lunair has two layers of OEKO-TEX chemical-free, certified cotton, FUZE Technology to ward off odors and pathogens, and a budget-friendly price for easy gift-giving to everyone on your list.
Maapilim Aromatherapy Inhaler, $27
We already know how focused breathing can help ease a range of issues, from anxiety to sleeplessness. But did you know you can reap even more benefits by simply adding aromatherapy? And this discreet portable inhaler lets you do just that, with organic cotton sticks and thoughtfully-curated blends. The Calming Blend, made with Grapefruit and Black Pepper oils, is a personal favorite and soothing after a single breath.
Monos Kiyo UVC Water Bottle, $85
From the visionary Vancouver-based company renknowned for its chic, beautifully-designed travel products comes this just-unveiled water bottle. The silhouette’s elegantly understated, and the texture is pleasingly nubby like a stone, but the biggest selling point is how it purifies all potable water with an easy swipe or two. (The bottle comes with a USB charger.) Also, have peace of mind knowing that a single Kiyo bottle can replace 100 plastic bottles every year.
Susanne Kaufmann Home Spa Box, $75
Recreate the healing and restorative vibes of Susanne Kaufmann’s legendary Austrian spa resort Hotel Post Bezau in your own bathroom with this box. Use the Moisturizing Mask on your face, as you soak in warm water with St. John’s Wort Bath Calming crystals. Follow with the Body Butter and Resculpting Oil, and give your extremities a litte love too with the Nourishing Hand Cream and Warming Foot Cream.
Veritas Farms Holiday Tinctures, $49
This limited-edition quartet of seasonally-inspired flavors (Sugar Plum, Cinnamon Roll, Clementine Spice, and Clove Cranberry Orange) by Veritas Farms is the perfect present for someone who’s curious about CBD. Every bottle contains full spectrum, non-GMO hemp oil sustainably sourced from the company’s own Colorado farm, and naturally helps you feel like the best version of yourself, no matter the time of day.