christmas, holidays, gifts, giving, thoughtful, wellness, health, small business, canada, women

The Best Health & Wellness Gifts to Give (or Receive!) This Season

Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits and making deliberate choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. It’s a process of change and growth. Experts say that there are at least six different components of wellness – physical, mental/emotional, intellectual, social, environmental and spiritual. We’ve compiled a list of gifts, under a few of these wellness categories, that will make it easier for your loved ones to put themselves, and their wellbeing, first.

 

Physical Health

For some people, eating right, sleeping well and exercising regularly comes naturally. Or, maybe you know someone that’s just beginning their health journey & has plans to do all of the above for their new year’s resolution – right after the holiday parties, dinners, chocolate, cakes, cookies, and a whole lot of relaxing/not a lot of moving.

  • A yoga mat paired with Muscle Therapy
  • Wireless earbuds
  • A fitness/sleep tracker

 

Mental or Emotional Health

If you know someone in your life that deals with managing anxiety or stress, giving a gift that helps them take care of themselves can mean the world. In this case, I’m thinking of the mom that doesn’t have time for herself and just needs time to herself – something just for her. 

  • A high quality pillow and/or weighted blanket
  • A nice journal and pen
  • Gifts cards for coffee or dinner
  • Essential oil diffuser
  • A float room session, or aromatherapy & bath oils. Try an Essential Oils kit or a Rose Love set stocking stuffer

 

Intellectual Health

Intellectual Wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.

  • An E-reader
  • Gift card to a bookstore
  • Podcast subscription

 

Of course, there’s nothing better than actually just spending quality time with your loved ones. Organize a potluck or a games night, buy tickets to a concert or comedy show to go to together. What are some of the best health or wellness related gifts you’ve ever received?