Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I don’t usually do any until after Thanksgiving, but since I’m trying to do most of my shopping online this year, I started early. In case you’re doing some of yours early as well, I thought I’d share a few wellness gift ideas with you. They’re not only fun to receive; they’re useful.
Hopefully, this will give you some ideas to help you find things that your family/friends will love. These are all things I personally own or would like to receive as a gift. I never recommend anything I wouldn’t use myself.
I’ve divided them by price point so it’s easy to find something that fits your gift-giving budget.
Gifts for $0
Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that don’t cost anything. Now, more than ever, the gift of ourselves – as listener, supporter, errand runner, prayer partner, or sounding board, etc. – can make all the difference in someone’s day. You can offer to run errands, cook a healthy meal and deliver it, or spend some time on the phone or a Zoom meeting with them….the possibilities are limitless.
Who doesn’t love a beautiful journal? This Persian Grove Journal is from Peter Pauper Press, and is hardcover, with 160 pages. It’s perfect for your family/friends to use for a daily journal, prayer journal, or even to keep track of the “seeds” of their next great literary work!
If you prefer loose-leaf journals, this may be just what you’re looking for! This Beyong Leather Writing Journal is made of PU Leather and it’s a convenient size – 7.2″ X 5″ – to toss in a bag for on-the-go journalling. The pages are unlined, so they’re perfect for art journalling, mind maps, etc.
This set of Yoga props is perfect for the Yogi in your life, but it’s also great to assist your family/friends with their regular stretching. The blocks and strap are lightweight and can be used to provide stability while they’re working to increase flexibility.
I can’t say enough good things about this video! If you want to give your loved ones a way to increase movement that will be gentle, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable, this may be the video you’re looking for. I’m absolutely horrible at being able to follow any kind of video, but Dr. Lam breaks everything down and makes it easy to follow. At $13.97, Tai Chi for Life is a steal! Be warned, though – Dr. Lam speaks slowly, so if you’re looking for something fast-paced, this isn’t it.
This Sunbeam Heating Pad for Pain Relief is perfect for your friends with chronic pain. I often say my heating pad is my best friend, and I’m sure your friends and family would appreciate this as much as I appreciate mine.
This Yoga mat by Gaiam is indispensable for your family/friends’ Yoga practice and any exercises or stretches they do on the floor. They’re non-slip and thicker than some other mats you can buy. They’re a little pricier than some other brands, but I’ve had one of mine for more than 5 years now. They’re easy to wipe down, or you can throw them in the bathtub to give them a good cleaning, then air-dry.
If you’re looking for a gift Bible, this one is absolutely beautiful! The Tyndale NLT (New Living Translation) Inspire Bible is a journaling and coloring Bible. There’s plenty of room for notes and the beautiful illustrations just beg you to color them. It’s so pretty, I keep mine on my coffee table.
This is another fabulous gift for anyone who needs some relief from chronic pain. The Huggaroo Microwavable Heating Pad is the newest pain-relief tool I have for neck and shoulder pain, and I absolutely love it. Mine is the one pictured here, the unscented one, because I’m sensitive to smell. They do have one that has lavender in it too. Both are weighted, which keeps them in place and helps boost the relaxation provided by the heat. You just microwave it for about a minute and a half and it provides moist heat for 10 – 15 minutes.
Okay, so this would have to be for someone you’re REALLY close to (it IS a toothbrush, after all), but I have to tell you, this Philips Sonicare Protective Clean has been a game-changer for me when it comes to oral health. It removes 7 times more plaque than a traditional toothbrush, and with its 2-minute timer, it makes sure you brush for the recommended two minutes every time.
For That REALLY SPECIAL Person on Your List
This is on my Christmas list this year! This is the new Fitbit Versa 3 Smartwatch. It has built-in GPS, Heart Rate monitoring, and of course, a step counter. It also has Alexa built into it so you can set reminders, etc. on the go. It’s a little pricey, but I figure I’m worth the investment. :o) Maybe your special someone would love one too….
Do you have someone whose safety and security you’re concerned for? This Ring Video Doorbell is a convenient way for your loved ones to see who’s at the door without having to actually go to the door. With the Ring app, they can talk to the person at the door, even if they’re not at home. It’s a great way to discourage would-be burglars.
I hope you find these suggestions helpful. They may not be what you find if you search for “wellness” gifts, but each of them support some dimension of our overall wellness. Giving gifts that help our family and friends on their wellness journey lets them know how much we care.
How are you feeling about Christmas shopping this year? Is it going to be “business as usual” or are you doing things differently due to the pandemic? What’s on your wellness gifts “Wish List” this year? Please share!
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