Welcome to my 2023 Wellness Gift Guide, curated especially for those seeking a holistic lifestyle. Each gift in this collection will nourish the mind, body, and soul, perfect for anyone striving for wellness and balance. From luxurious self-care products to innovative smart devices, organic aromatherapy and natural skincare products, or unique items designed to enhance your daily meditation. I believe that true wellness begins with self-love and self-care, so let me help you find the perfect present for your loved ones (or yourself!).
Embracing the key elements of a holistic lifestyle (Why a wellness gift is not “just another gift”)
Simply put, wellness gifts help people enhance their healthy habits and life on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health. They empower the recipient to improve their health and everyday life.
If you’re looking for a special wellness gift, remember the 4 key elements of a holistic lifestyle:
If you refer back to these topics when looking for thoughtful wellness gifts, you’ll realise there are so many options to choose from that can contribute towards someone’s wellbeing, no matter your budget!
Why wellness gifts keep on giving
Whether you opt for a kitchen appliance, exercise tool or wearable device, wellness gifts are sure to be a long term contribution to improving the life of your loved ones on a daily basis, making them great investments.
Wellness gifts are the perfect thoughtful, meaningful present for a family member, friend, or even yourself! Life can be stressful and helping others prioritise their overall health and well-being will surely have a lasting effect.
Can gift cards be eco-friendly?
If you care about the wellbeing of your loved one but also care about the impact your gifts are having on the environment, then I have found the perfect alternatives for you:
- E-cards: These are a great way to gift a voucher without harming the environment. And guess what…you can personalise them, too! From animations to music, size, pictures and videos, e-cards can be little works of art, too.
- Gift cards that turn into a dishcloth: Yes, you read that right! These cards are made of a biodegradable and compostable material that can be used for 6 to 9 months after gifting. The card looks like a normal folded card with cute designs that you can write your message on. Once received, it can be used as a dishcloth. Not only that, they can be composted once they’re used to their maximum extent!
Top 5 selfcare gift ideas for 2023
In today’s fast-paced world, self-care has become more important than ever. It is the foundation of a holistic lifestyle, which focuses on nurturing all aspects of ourselves – mind, body, and soul. Self-care allows us to recharge, rejuvenate, and find balance amidst the chaos of everyday life.
Taking time for self-care activities is not selfish; it is a necessary act of self-love. When we prioritise our well-being, we are better equipped to handle stress, improve our mental and physical health, and cultivate a deeper sense of happiness and fulfilment.
Self-care can take many forms, from practising mindfulness and meditation to engaging in physical activities that bring us joy. It is about carving out moments in our busy schedules to do things that nourish and replenish us, allowing us to show up as our best selves in all areas of our lives.
Neom Wellbeing Pod Diffuser
Enhance relaxation, boost your mood or improve sleep with the power of essential oils. The Neom Organics essential oil diffusers come in two versions, the ceramic and the mini; I have both and personally prefer the mini because it’s so easy to use, wireless and much less fragile than the ceramic ones.
They can both be used in the bathroom to wind down in the evening or while having a bath, during Yoga practice and in any other room. The essential oil blends are all natural and Neom has the most beautiful combinations to choose from. I love the ones with Ylang Ylang.
Sustainable Meditation & Yoga Set
There are many accessories out there that can take your Yoga or meditation practice to the next level. I love and recommend Complete Unity Yoga because they’re a small family owned business, all their products are eco-friendly and the quality of both the products and customer service is excellent. Their products are ideal for both beginners and seasoned practitioners.
My top three recommendations based on what I use weekly are:
- The meditation pillow
This can be used to sit on during meditation; I also use it as a head pillow during Yoga and Pilates practice.
- The relaxation eye mask
This mask is filled with seeds and lavender, blocks light, and feels slightly weighted. All these aspects combined really take your post Yoga class relaxation to another level.
- And the meditation blanket
Another personal favourite of mine for a post Yoga relaxation session; it’s a huge blanket and the added weight is comforting and relaxing.
Intelligent Change Journal & Mindfulness Cards
Discover the power of journaling with this budget-friendly gift that has the potential to make a profound impact on someone’s life. It’s not just a one-time present; it’s a pathway to long-term health and wellness improvements.
Intelligent Change offers an array of incredible bundles that make thoughtful gifts. This year, I’ve chosen to give a loved one ‘The Intelligent Change Duo’—the dynamic duo that consists of two Intelligent Change staples: ‘The Five Minute Journal’ and ‘The Productivity Planner.’ With this duo, they can embark on a journey of more intentional living, productivity and nurturing a growth mindset.
As for myself, I’ve ordered the ‘3X Happy Journal’ and the ‘Mindful Affirmation Card Deck.’ These tools are perfect additions to my wellness routine for cultivating gratitude and a positive mindset. Join me in spreading the gift of self-improvement and intentionality this year.
Organic Cotton Robe
Elevate your loved ones self-care game with this stylish organic cotton robe, lovingly crafted in Turkey. I personally love wearing mine around the house, especially after indulging in an Abhyanga massage —a perfect addition to my self-care routine. Whenever I feature it on my Instagram, it never fails to attract compliments and inquiries so I contacted the brand and partnered with them to offer you a generous discount on their entire collection; they offer this kimono in various colours and patterns.
Fushi body Kansa Wand & Sesame Oil Ritual
Indulge in the art of self-care with this Ayurvedic duo. The Kansa wand is an ancient massage tool designed to balance the skin pH, dosha, and chakra. Made with copper and tin, its cooling metal head is ideal for body and foot massages, making it a perfect tool to activate marma points on the soles of your feet and ease tension in your shoulders and neck. Paired with Fushi Fresh-Pressed® 100% pure Sesame Oil, a vitamin E-rich wonder, this ritual offers nourishing care for your skin. Sesame seed oil, a staple in Ayurveda, has been used for centuries in India for its healing properties.
Consider the face format which can help reduce redness combined with the rosehip oil, a personal anti-inflammatory favourite of mine for sensitive skin.
Wellness tech gifts that are trending in 2023
This little tech gadget is designed to be worn around the clock, seamlessly connecting to an app that tracks your heart rate, body temperature, sleep patterns, physical readiness and more. It’s also waterproof, allowing you to keep it on 24/7. When you make the purchase, you’ll receive a ring size kit to ensure the perfect fit before they send you the final ring.
I gave my husband this smart ring in 2021, and it has significantly improved his sleep quality.
He’s been wearing it non-stop and even surprised me with one for Christmas last year. I’ve personally enjoyed gaining insights into my daily vitals, including heart rate, temperature, sleep, and cycle tracking. It’s a valuable tool that seamlessly combines biohacking data with the practice of tuning in and listening to your body’s signals.
I do not have a discount code for this but if you’re interested and have any questions feel free to message me, happy to answer any questions and to share my personal referral code.
QuietOn noise cancelling sleep earbuds
Earplugs can be a game-changer for blocking out sleep-disrupting sounds like snoring or city noise. I’ve personally found a significant improvement in my sleep quality since switching to Quieton noise-cancelling earplugs.
These earplugs are sleek and easy to carry, making them an ideal travel partner. I usually keep them on my nightstand. What’s great about them is that they don’t need to be charged often. They work all night, so even if you wake up, the noise-cancelling is still active. They don’t block all sounds, but they’re similar to AirPods, only smaller and they keep working no matter how long you’ve been still.
They’re pretty small, just a bit bigger than foam ones, so they take some time to fit correctly. They can be slightly uncomfortable when you’re sleeping on your side but I’ve managed to leave a gap between my ear and the pillow, which helps. The best part? They stay in all night, unlike some traditional earplugs I’ve tried.
If you know someone who is struggling with sleep or sensitive to noise in general then these may be the perfect tech gift for them.
Digital wellness gift list ideas
Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of herbal wisdom with accessible and affordable online courses and workshops from the Herbal Academy. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, their diverse range of programs, practical recipe books, tincture making workshops, and natural skincare courses will empower you to incorporate herbal knowledge into your wellness routine. Discover the countless ways plants can enhance your life with the world’s leading herbal education provider.
Health & Nutrition coaching voucher
Looking for another meaningful gift? Consider our Health & Nutrition coaching programs—a perfect present for those seeking to enhance their dietary and lifestyle choices. Whether it’s boosting energy levels, gaining confidence, or addressing digestive concerns, our programs offer accountability, structure, and non-judgmental support.
We can create a personalised digital voucher for your chosen amount or specific program. Just send us an email to confirm the value, and we’ll provide you with a customised digital voucher valid for redemption within 6 months.
Moon - Digital Women’s Wellness Platform Membership
For the busy woman or wellness enthusiast in your life, consider gifting a membership to Moon, a digital women’s wellness platform. It’s the perfect way to make self-care easy and enjoyable. With a supportive community and daily short videos, learning and growing has never been more accessible and affordable. Moon’s membership site is launching in the new year, and you can secure a spot in the closed launch for that special woman in your life right now.
Late gifters…I’m here to help
“Help! Can wellness gifts be last minute for someone’s birthday or a holiday present like Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah or Eid?”
Absolutely! We’ve all been there, so I keep these handy aces up my sleeve for short notice gifts (especially for group or family presents when we can’t decide on a final idea or if we need to order something last minute!):
→ Gift card for a wellness experience or product
Gift cards are great, because you can either pay for specific treatments in advance, or buy a prepaid card worth e.g. 50€, which the recipient can use for items and treatments of their own choice. Present the card in a nice envelope and you’re good to go!
→ Print a picture of your (en route) last minute gift
If you ordered the perfect last minute gift online, there’s a chance it won’t arrive on time. In this case, I like printing out a nice quality picture of the gift as a stand-in and presenting it in a pretty envelope.
The added bonus for both the above gifts is that they bring joy twice: once as you gift them and again at a later point!
Discover more sustainable product options in my sustainable edit
With these thoughtful and eco-friendly options, you’ll bring joy twice—once when you give them and again when they enjoy their wellness experience or product.
Now that you have some great last-minute ideas, it’s time to find that special wellness gift and bring a smile to someone’s face!