Soothing, Relaxing and Healthy Gifts for the Holidays
If you’re getting someone a gift to help them de-stress this holiday season, don’t bother with something as impersonal as a spa gift card. From green juice to yoga accessories, these will make sure the people on your list are feeling refreshed and healthy.
Kick-start or unwind your day with these fresh raw, unpasteurized juices broken. The bestselling Greens 2 uses ingredients like kale, spinach and cucumber while the chocolate almond mixes cacao, dates, filtered water and sea salt. You can also build your own juice arrangement. Luckily the juicery ships statewide.
Available from Pressed Juicery – starting at $6.50
Fig and Yarrow Herbal Steam
A year-round line of herbal steams from the artisanal Colorado label, these are a perfect way to aid in nutritional, pore-shrinking benefits and help detox and maintain clear respiratory passages. The winter blend uses a meld of sweet, spicy and woody ingredients like eucalyptus, juniper berry, ginger root and clove encouraging relaxed breathing.
Available from Fig and Yarrow - $26
Be Well Daily Dose by Dr. Frank Lipman
Keep your overall wellness in check with this Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed line by the fashionable Dr. Frank Lipman. An extensive collection includes supplements called “Be Well” packaged in a small convenient pack of multivitamins, an omega 2 softgel to boost immunity and a probiotic capsule for optimal gut bacteria and smooth digestion.
Available from Dr. Frank Lipman - $109
Inspired by Seattle’s outdoor scene, these elegant tin cans house 20 elegant incense pyres in a variety of scents. The arctic, mountainous fragrance of Hibernus (translates to winter in Latin) allows for tranquility with earthy tones of birch, amber and sarsaparilla. And, negative energy is replaced with the pleasurable “Ozo” using rose, sandalwood and anise seed.
Available from Blackbird - $28
Pursoma Detox Beauty
Lay down those technological devices and retreat to a warm bath using one of Pursoma’s deeply effective detox products made with clay and French gray sea salts. The collection is designed to hydrate, remove toxins from the body and demineralize. To wean off holiday excess, try the Digital Detox.
Available from Pursoma – starting at $14
This indie bike store from Japan (with a New York City NoLita outpost) makes exercise look good with a well-designed array of cycles from single-speed to lightweight city bikes. The “classic sport” is designed for a comfortable ride and wisely outfitted with a basket. A handful of new colors in surf blue and bamboo add a flare of pedaling style.
Available from Tokyobike – Starting at $895
The Beauty Chef Inner Glow
Glow through the holidays and beyond with this meal replacement berry powder boasting 23 skin-benefiting ingredients with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Drink it up in your smoothie and radiate from within.
Available from The Beauty Chef - $59.95
Rikumo Charcoal Cube
In Japan, good design and function are everything. These natural, eco-friendly black cube air purifiers made from activated bamboo charcoal and clay minerals keep small-enclosed bathrooms, cars and refrigerators free of moisture, odor and pollutants. Wave goodbye to those boxes of baking soda.
Available from Rikumo - $29
Manduka Yoga Mat
Any sore, overworked muscles certainly require a stretch. Turn to Manduka’s high-quality yoga mats during your next vinyasa session. Simple, minimalist and available in an array of earthy colors and hues, the line is based on your needs. The Pro series includes a dense cushion (with a lifetime warranty) while the eKO series offers ultimate wet grip and is made of sustainable tree rubber.
Available from Manduka – Starting at $52
Created with a modern approach to the ancient rite of Japanese tea ceremonies, this delicate, earthy and potent matcha adopts the motto “sip up and zen out.” Fittingly, this green powder is loaded with antioxidants and accompanied by a simple double wall glass bowl, bamboo whisk and custom-measuring scoop.
Available from Panatea Matcha - $69 for an entire set
Topaz Chakra Spray
This Portland, Oregon-based line keeps your chakras (which means wheel) intact with these plant and mineral-based sprays. The idea is to mist around your body with conscious intent. For a shield of courage, pick up dandelion and citrine, while rose and emerald gives your aura an awakening of love and compassion.
Available from Topaz - $35