Our mindful gift ideas that are good for mind, body and soul.
Updated November 2019.
We all have that one friend or family member that always knows the best wellness tips – how to get better sleep, how to get that work-life balance, how to improve your mood, remedies for anxiety, nutrient-rich recipes and of course where to get the best sweat. Weather you’re looking for a gift for them or are starting to gear up for your New Years resolutions (thanks to that friend) here’s our wellness gift guide.
Essential Oil Diffuser by Neal’s Yard; £57.50
You know that feeling when you walk into a SPA or yoga studio and are instantly calmed by the soothing scent? Basically you can recreate that feeling at home with this sustainbly sourced bamboo essential oil diffuser. A few drops of calming essential oils like lavender when you get home from a busy day or a couple of uplifting drops like Frankincense to wake you up in the morning are the perfect way to bring more mindfullness into your day.
Available at nealsyardremedies.com
Tropical Luxury Eco-Yoga Mat by Planet Warrior, from £35.00
Planet Warrior’s tropical yoga mat is the perfect gift for all the yogis out there. The unique tropical design that mirrors the brands dedication to cleaning up the oceans, and the base is made from natural tree rubber that provides excellent grip.
Available at planetwarrior.com
Moso Legging by Evamoso, from £75.00
Made from a unique blend of bamboo, organic cotton and elastane, the Moso Legging is ideal for a theraputic yoga session or a day on the sofa with your duvet, the Moso Legging is made for comfort; soft to the touch, durable and built to last.
Wellbeing Ritual Kit by The Owl & The Apothecary; £45
This ritual kit contains wild sage, rosemary and lavendar sticks that you can burn to purify the air, two beeswax candles handmade under the moon; an Amethyst crystal which protects from the negative (eg. stress), brings tranquility and assists in meditation and a 100% organic blend of frankincense, lavender and rose geranium essential oil to apply to your wrists when you need a little calming moment during a busy day.
Available at contentbeautywellbeing.com (a smaller kit for £29.99 is available too)
Palo Santo by Satta; £8.50
Palo Santo is a naturally aromatic South-American wood that has been used for centuries by the Incas in purification ceremonies. It helps relive anxiety, depression and stress. Similar to burning sage, ignite your stick of Palo Santo, allow it to burn for about 30sec. and blow out. Place the stick on a heat-proof surface such as a plate and let it smoke. For the sticks to be as fragrant as possible dead trees or fallen branches are harvested making this 100% sustainable.
Available at Satta.
Charcoal Water Filter by Black + Blum; 6.95
Although seemingly counter-intuitive, purifying your water with charcoal (instead of plastic wrapped filters) is a thing and Japanese have been doing it for centuries. One stick lasts 6 months and is completeley compostable.
Available at plasticfreedom.co.uk
Classpass; From £15
Casspass is a membership that gives you access to a global network of 14,000 fitness studions. Think everythig from boxing, to barre and pilated this pass has you covered for whatever you might fancy that week.
Available at classpass.com
Leggings made from ECONYL®by Girlfriend Collective; $78
If you don’t know Girlfriend Collective through Instagram are you even on Instagram? This brand is commited to producing sustainably and doesn’t compromise on style either. The LITE collection us made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from recycled fishing nets and other ocean waste.
Refillable water bottle by Chilly’s; £20
If you or your endorphin addicted friend are planning on hitting lots more gym classes in the new year make sure to always stay hydrated and bring your reusable water bottle with you to avoid any single-use plastic. This Refill x Chilly’s bottle donated £10 from its proceeds to the national water tap campaign to make refilling easier.
Available at chillysbottles.com
Rose Crystal Facial by Organic Pharmacy; from £80
Organic Pharmacy’s signature facial uses rose cystals and acupressure for the perfect lymphatic treatment that will leave your skin hydrated and glowing. The treatment begins with lavender-infused deep breathing exercises before going into the cleansing, exfoliating, steming and extraction. All prducts used are made from organic and natural ingredients.
Available at organicpharmacy.com
Linen Eye Pillow by Blästa Henriët; £15
An all natural eye pillow to help you deepen your relaxation and help you sleep better. The pillow is made out of 100% linen and filled with British wheat. It can me heated in a microwave or oven as well as frozen to get hot & cold effects. You can also add a drop of your favoutrite essential oil to it for some aromatherapy.
Available at blastahenriet.com