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Published on December 04, 2018

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#TryItTuesday: Give the Gift of Wellness

If you're searching for that perfect gift this holiday season, consider the opportunity that comes with giving your friends and family a gift that lasts a lifetime – the gift of wellness.

To help you in your search for gifts of this sort, we’ve collected some of our favorite wellness gift ideas. Let's take a look.

Mental Health and Self-Care

  • Spa basket to include candles, face masks, jojoba oil, soft fuzzy socks, bath salts, sleep masks, lotion
  • Aroma diffusers
  • Essential oils
  • Meditation CD/book
  • Personal development book
  • Inspiration and motivational books
  • Journal
  • Life coaching sessions
  • Meditation program
  • Spa gift certificates
  • Gift certificate for a massage therapy
  • Harmonic sound therapy

Physical Health


  • Passes to museums
  • Butterfly house
  • Arboretum memberships
  • Zoo memberships
  • Swimming passes
  • Ice skating pass
  • Skiing or tubing pass

Nutritional Health

  • Gift certificates to local healthy food markets
  • Gift certificates to meal delivery service
  • Cooking classes
  • Healthy cooking appliances such as an all-in-one cooker (Instant Pot) or blender (NutriBullet or Ninja blender)
  • Basket of healthy treats such as energy bars, nuts, dried fruit and cheeses (there are various online vendors who sell healthy snack boxes.)
  • Subscription to online meal planning and healthy recipes
  • Gift cards for juice/smoothie bars
  • Recipe book
  • Subscription to a healthy recipe magazine
  • Gift certificate for nutritional counseling

Sporting Goods

  • New athletic shoes or clothing
  • Gift card to a sporting or outdoor store
  • Cross-country skis
  • Snow shoes
  • Bicycle
  • Outdoor clothing such as gloves, stocking caps, facemasks
  • Sporting socks
  • Wearable and trackable fitness devices
  • Foam roller
  • Yoga mat
  • Athletic bag
  • Exercise DVDs
  • Kettle balls
  • Stretch bands
  • Hand weights
  • Jump rope
  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Stationary bicycles

Other Good Ideas

  • Subscription to a wellness magazine
  • Subscription to a weight management program, like Next Steps™ (but give this only if the recipient has expressed an interest in it.)
  • A fun water bottle
  • Kombucha brewing kit
  • Subscription to a wellness app or online program

What is so great about many of these wellness gifts is that with a little creativity and planning, they are gifts you can enjoy together, creating memories that last forever.

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