The 2020 holiday season might look different, but is is more important than ever to show how much we care. Choose your gifts carefully and with their health in mind. The year might have sucked, but the gifts don’t have to.
For extra special holiday splendor give them the gift of at-home spa. Lola’s Apothecary is an English brand that puts a ridiculous amount of attention into each product. If your loved one likes to indulge in a luxury bath or take extra special care of their skin, Lola’s Apothecary has you covered. Plus, they can share their love of beautiful skin with their partner or family through massage oils, candle aromatherapy and shower oils. The brand has created special packaging just for the holidays so go ahead and get shopping.
If your gift receiver enjoys the at-home spa experience, and supporting Latin brands, Sanara should be your go-to. Sanara has tapped into botanical ingredients that make very effective body care, especially for those who suffer from dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis. This is a Latin and female owned brand with big dreams. Gifting someone special products like these will not only put you at the top of their favorite list, but it will also enhance their skincare experience for months to come. It is hard to chose a favorite, so go ahead and get them the whole collection.
If they expressed an interest in CBD in the past, help them get started with Healist. Healist comes in a beautifully packed kit, covering your stress, muscle pain, anxiety, immune support and sleep needs. The helpful and beautifully designed website helps you figure out the right products and dosage. Whether you choose the dummies or drops, the experience is always pleasant and tasty. As editors we get to try a number of brands and products, we evaluate CBD with extra caution. Healist has made it to the top of the list for effectiveness, easy website navigation and packaging.
Charlotte’s Web makes more than just gummies and drops. Besides offering oil, gummies, and capsules, you can expand your CBD collection with topical relief and CBD for man’s best friend, your dogs. Charlotte’s Web is on a mission to help you improve your life with CBD. They are one of the leaders in the industry for product quality, safety, and consistency. A gift from Charlotte’s Web is sure to be a welcomed one.
Gifting them with experiences, learning and better health shows you truly care. After all, it is the gift that keeps on giving. If your gift receiver loves travel and wellness, a gift of virtual sessions from Ananda in The Himalayas will make them say Wow!. Choose from wellbeing classes that will enrich their lives: person or group Yoga and Meditation sessions, Ayurvedic medicine consultations, Ayurvedic recipes, Physiotherapy sessions and more. While travel is on hold, there is no reason we cannot connect and get healthy with likeminded individuals from around the world. To get a 10% discount for the festive season, use code ANYEAREND at checkout.
Scoria World wants you to move your body and get creative about it. For the yoga enthusiast in your life gifting them an all cork yoga mat, with a unique art print, shows you really get them. Scoria World even provides fun options for kids. Not only are Scoria World cork mats environmentally friendly and free of synthetic rubber, purchasing from Scoria World feeds those in need through Feeding Children Everywhere. The mats are so good you might buy one for yourself in the process.
Full disclosure, The Soak Club is our very own shop. The newly launched at-home spa concept shop is our way of spreading the good word of living the wellness and spa lifestyle at home. In addition it helps us keep Cultivated Magazine up and running. Our love and interest in herbal healing has prompted the making of our herbal pillows. These babies are handmade, hand dyed with non-toxic dye and oh so wonderful for calming, sleep, easing into savasana, or relieving pain. Simply freeze or heat them up, or use them as is. Choose from lavender, chamomile, rose or Himalayan salt and clove options.
If you noticed your loved one diffusing essential oils, using them in baths or on the go, they won’t be disappointed by a gift from OnePure. As aromatherapy snobs we know that not all essential oils are alike. Quality matters. OnePure seeks the best of harvest all over the world, and bottles their products in the US. Need a diffuser to go with the oils? The OnePure shop will take you to Amazon where OnePure sells diffusers under the name InnoGear – we love the bamboo details.
You can always tell if someone loves to surround themselves with succulents. They keep them everywhere. Whether it is for their office or home, this is another gift that keeps on giving. The Succulents Box subscription makes for a really thoughtful gift. It allows your gift receiver to explore and learn about different types of succulents, how to take care of them, and they will think of you fondly for months. This is the kind of creative gift idea that keeps your loved ones smiling even through times of uncertainty.
Hand sanitizers and hand creams are on everyone’s list this year, but they don’t have to be boring. For those who love elegance and indulging in a sensory experience, give them the gift of healthy skin in glamorous packaging. La Chatelaine has even made Oprah’s favorite list for their chic packaging and gift sets of soaps and hand creams. These creams are from south of France and will nurture their hands all winter long. Keeping the tin box as a keepsake will remind them of the thoughtful gift giver.
Testing hand sanitizers has become the norm in 2020, and Noshinku has made our list for their winning design and non-drying formula. These hand sanitizers are especially easy to take with you on-the-go. The slim design helps you slip it into your purse or pocket. What makes these hand sanitizers extra special is knowing you are protecting yourself with 70% alcohol, and using 100% organic ingredients. The Bergamot, Lavendula Eucalyptus scents are a welcomed experience compared to your ordinary hand sanitizer. Giving one to every family member will ensure no one feels left out.
Keeping lips hydrated and healthy in the winter is essential. If your gift recipient worries about ingredients Au Natural Skinfood might be their new favorite brand – is sure is ours. Au Natural Skinfood can do no wrong, but we chose their Manuka Honey Lip Balm as the ideal stocking stuffer. For one, it is a multi-taster. Apply it on your lips, cuts and cuticles. Besides softening and lightly plumping your lips, it is the only edible lip balm we know and trust. The product is made of natural Manuka honey that will not compromise your gut health/microbiome if ingested. Did you know that on average women eat 7-9 pounds of lip product in their lifetime? This gift shows you care about their lips and their health.