We all have that one friend, relative or loved one that tries to lead a balanced, eco-friendly and more conscious life. And that’s great!
But they can also be super hard to buy for!
So when the holiday season, birthday or anniversary comes up, it can feel like a monumental task to find that perfect gift.
Well, no longer.
Because I am one of those self-proclaimed ‘wellness-lovers’ and I am here to share the best gifts for those sustainable-ethical-vegan-mindful-types.
But before I launch into this Wellness Gift Guide, I’d like to say a few things…
The Joy of Things
I’d like to preface this wellness gift guide by saying that I only encourage buying things as gifts (rather than experiences or digital products) when I truly believe it is going to add value to the receiver’s life. Because, let’s be honest. We all use things to live. And the right things do bring joy and value to a life.
As you read through this wellness gift guide, I’d like to encourage you to only consider gifting these items if you truly believe they will benefit the receiver. Chances are, if you’ve landed on this post, you’re here because someone you love is into ‘wellness‘. And that’s great! But that doesn’t mean every gift on this list will be right for them. Contrary to popular belief, not every wellness-lover does yoga, or drinks green tea, or meditates for three hours a day!
There are a few questions you can ask yourself when browsing this wellness gift guide to find the perfect treat for your loved-one.
- What type of lifestyle do they live? Are they outdoors hiking and camping a lot, or do they prefer curling up in bed with a self-improvement book and their cat?
- What do they value? Is it about giving them a gift that allows them to take time for themselves? Or is it a gift they can use and enjoy with other people?
- What have you heard them talking about recently? Have they been searching for that perfect keep-cup or yoga mat forever? Perhaps you can fill this void in their life with your gift.
I’m all for presents for Christmas or birthdays or anniversaries. But I’m really giving for the right presents.
This Affiliate Disclosure Is A Little Different
When I advocate a product on Maia, chances are it is product I’ve used myself and absolutely adore. However, when I was putting this list together, I realised I actually don’t have that much stuff. And not everything I adore would interest other people. So, on this list (which does contain affiliate links) you will only find a few things I’ve personally used. The other products or experiences in this wellness gift guide are items that I’ve either been eyeing off for myself or a loved one, or come with fantastic reviews. I have not personally used every item in this guide. Those I haven’t used, I’ve included in the interest of variety and providing you with a wide range of ideas.
I hope you enjoy this wellness gift guide and can find the perfect treat for your wellness-loving relative, partner, best friend or colleague!
Wellness Gifts For The Inside
Glow by The Beauty Chef.
This probiotic powder is a complete game changer for your skincare and overall health. You can find a full ‘glowing’ review (see what I did there?) here for more details. I literally do not go a single day without it and it’s saved my skin!
The Beauty Chef Cookbook by Carla Oates
The Beauty Chef Cookbook is the perfect accompaniment to the Glow powder above. I’ve picked up this heavy, beautiful masterpiece of a cookbook countless times. The recipes are designed to be completely gut-loving to help heal and nourish the body.
Sleep by The Beauty Chef
OK, I’m still on a The Beauty Chef rant here, but it’s only because their products are so amazing. I’ve recently added the Sleep powder into my nightly routine and I’m sleeping so much more consistently. This turmeric powder is the perfect probiotic gift for your loved-one who has trouble with counting sleep each night.
The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Cookbook
Um, yum. Look at The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Cookbook. Who doesn’t need this in their life?? It’s so vital to start your day off with a good (sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent) breakfast to get your energy going. This cookbook is filled with delicious and nutritious ways to enjoy breakfast. For more vegan and plant-based cookbooks designed for everyone from beginners to bakers and families, head over to this post.
Edible Beauty Australia Teas
Edible Beauty Australia create wellness teas designed with medicinal herbs to heal and beautify. Tea 1 is Green Goddess Detox, designed to cleanse and detoxify, while Tea 2 Fountain of Youth is there to hydrate and plump the skin. Tea 3 Sleeping Beauty is perfect for a good night’s sleep while Tea 4 Golden Glow is designed to beautify from the inside out by cleansing for clear, glowing skin.
The Fit Foodie Protein Ball Mix – Chocolate & Chia
The Fit Foodie aka Sally started out as a blogger and now creates these delicious and healthy protein ball mixes. My favourite is the chocolate and chia, but the cookie dough and vanilla and coconut look amazing, too! Who doesn’t love a gift they can eat??
Wellness Gifts For The Mind
The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
The Body Book by Cameron Diaz was one of the most revolutionary books I’ve read this year. Yes, I was a little slow to get on board with this one, but since reading it, I’ve advocated it to everyone I know. Cameron expresses so beautifully and articulately and differently the ways we can view and appreciate our bodies and how to optimise our health in a non-gimmicky way. This book simply blew me away and makes the perfect gift for anyone health-conscious.
The Signature of All Things: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Gilbert is known for her incredible self-exploration style writing, but I would consider this novel her best work. I could not put this book down. It is intriguing, confronting, absorbing, captivating, question-raising and feminist. I’d go so far to say that anyone who loves reading will love this book. Do me a favour and just gift it! It’s amazing. And maybe get yourself a copy, too.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
It might be a little cliche to put such a well-publicised book in this guide, but I absolutely loved this ‘tidying guide’ which is actually a lifestyle guide. I felt my mind opening to new ideas, cultures and belief systems as I read it, and if your loved-one is any sort of minimalist, I bet they will, too.
Breathe Magazine Subscription
We love Breathe magazine in my home and I’m sure your loved-one will also enjoy a few quiet hours spent browsing the fantastic reads inside with a warm cup of tea. If you send your loved-one a subscription as a gift, they will find health and wellness tips, craft and DIYs, recipes and little slow projects for peaceful afternoons.
Womankind Magazine Subscription
Womankind is a new kind of women’s magazine focused on ‘self, identity and meaning in today’s society.’ Each issue is absolutely beautiful and features leading journalists, authors and artists who explore culture, art, creativity, philosophy and how we can live a more fulfilling life. A digital subscription to Womankind is perfect for the intellectual in your life!
How to Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care by Marlee Grace
How to Not Always Be Working is a gorgeous book that is ‘essential for everyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about our hyper-connected world.’ So… all of us. It is part workbook, advice manual and personal account, filled with practical tips on how we can find our purpose, work out ‘how much is too much’ and set boundaries for a more fulfilling, balanced life.
The Universe Has Your Back Affirmation Cards
These beautiful affirmation cards by New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein are designed to lift and support. They have been designed with Micaela Ezra, an illustrator, writer and textile designer.
Wellness Gifts For The Body
‘Marrakesh’ Yin Yoga Mat
Yin Yoga Mats create sustainable yoga mats with the most beautiful designs! Their mats are naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, non-toxic and biodegradable. Aside from that, they are also just absolutely gorgeous!
Gaiam Yoga Wheel- Cork
This beautiful cork yoga wheel by Gaiam is perfect for those looking to increase their yoga practice. The lovely cork finish is eco-friendly, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and odourless.
Herbivore Botanicals Rosewater Hydration Trio
Treat your loved one to glowing, calm skin with the Herbivore Botanicals Rosewater Hydration Trio. Herbivore Botanicals are an industry-leader in food-grade, plant-based and toxin-free beauty all in recyclable reusable packaging.
Frank Body – Originals Kit
Frank Body started out with the best coffee scrubs on the market, and has expanded into natural skincare. Having used their Creamy Face Scrub and Coffee Scrub, I can attest to how gorgeous their products are to use, and how gentle and cleansing, too. Spread the healthy-skin-love with their Originals Kit which contains their Original Coffee Scrub, Creamy Face Scrub, Express-o Coffee Scrub and Lip Scrub.
Wellness Gifts For The Home & Life
Mudhavi Mud Belle Ceramic Hanging Bells
These beautiful individual mud bells are hand thrown and hand made with stoneware clay and non-toxic glazes. They’ll add a subtle, peaceful charm to any space.
Woven Wall Hanging by SkyCarterColour
This stunning large woven wall hanging is completely handmade using embroidery, knitting, macrame, needlepoint, weaving & tapestry techniques. Who wouldn’t want this masterpiece hanging in their home??
French Basket Backpack by Woven Finds Co
Ok, I need this handmade woven backpack NOW. How cute is this?? Perfect for the market, a picnic, bike-riding or travelling, this is the ultimate stylish basket. Plus- it’s handsfree!
Courage Dear Heart Embroidery Kit ~ Do it Yourself Embroidery Kit with Pattern
Encourage your loved one to spend some quiet time DIY-ing it up with this beautiful embroidery kit. The kit includes everything they’ll need to get going to create their own work of art. Slow, mindful activities are so wonderful for the body and mind, and it doesn’t matter if they’re a complete beginner to embroidery as it comes with a number of beginner Tips and Tricks.
Sara’s Garden Gift Box
This super-cute gardener’s gift box includes three succulents in gorgeous ceramic pots, 3 organic loose leaf teas (to sip while you look at your succulents) and set of three organic herb sets. It’s pretty much a gift box of the best things in life- plants, tea and food.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift guide- there should be something for everyone, here!