The Wellness Gift Guide
Updated: May 11, 2020
It's the season of giving (aka the best time of the year), so here's a list of a few of my favorite + affordable wellness goodies that are perfect for gifting others -- or yourself -- this holiday season...and all year round!
Give the Gift of a Relaxing Sleep Routine
Most of us now know that sleep is crucial to our health and wellbeing, so what better way to show your appreciation of others with a gift that will help them wind down into a great night's rest?
Count Blessings in a Gratitude Journal
One of my favorite ways to wind down before bedtime is reflecting on the day and the things I am grateful for. Whether I do a full journal entry or a simple list of 3-5 highlights of my day, it always puts my mind at ease for an anxiety-free, restful sleep. There are structured gratitude journals that provide guidance or blank notebooks (my favorite is this Maruman one), which give you the option of
writing freely, however you please.
Melt Away Stress with an Epsom Salt Bath
Taking a warm bath before bed ultimately helps to drop your body's temperature, which is optimal for sleep. Make a bath extra relaxing with epsom salts, which contain magnesium, a mineral that may help to increase melatonin production (a hormone that promotes sleep) and soothe sore muscles. It's a perfect low-cost, high-effect gift for those in your life who could use a little extra R+R. Try this one from Ulta Beauty -- you can even put it in a jar for an added touch of cuteness.
Calm the Senses with an Oil Diffuser You've probably heard that essential oils are all. the. rage. While different essential oils promote different aspects of wellbeing, oil diffusers (like this one from Saje Wellness) humidify the air, release negative ions, and emit wonderfully refreshing scents to help you relax. Blends containing lavender are perfect for creating a calming bedroom atmosphere for promoting sleep.
Give the Gift of a Stress-Free Day
...Because who wouldn't want that? Good news -- if the nighttime routine is already covered, here are a few things that help cultivate a productive, yet stressless day.