by Melissa Chichester
One of the most meaningful gifts you can give is something that supports the health and wellness of your loved ones. It’s a way to say that you care and recognize that they are on a special journey, whether they want to improve their mind, body, or spirit.
Here are 15 gift ideas to give you a head start on your holiday shopping.
Mental health is essential. These gifts help feed the mind.
Audiobook or book club subscription: If you know someone who loves to read, you can’t go wrong with this present. Reading is a great way to improve vocabulary and comprehension, exercise the brain, and escape into another world.
An online or local course: Have you ever heard someone say, “I’ve always wanted to learn a language,” or “I’ve always wanted to learn how to paint?” An online course – or one that is offered locally – is a great way to share the gift of these skills with someone else.
A sun lamp: A sun lamp for use during the darker months is a useful item a lot of people would not buy for themselves. However, a sun lamp can help provide a much-needed mental boost on dark and dreary days, especially during the winter months.
A journal: Writing is a great way to strengthen mental health. A beautiful journal can help someone else enjoy this soothing activity. Pair it with a nice pen to create a beautiful experience to unwind with. If you’re feeling extra creative, come up with your own journaling prompts.
An experience: Concerts, sporting events, and other experiences are a great way to connect with others and stimulate the mind.
When you want to help someone take care of their body, the little things can help.
Multivitamins: Multivitamins provide a spectrum of nutrients every day. Anyone finding these in their stocking will appreciate you restocking their supply!
Aloe Vera Skin Cream: Give the gift of radiant skin with this nourishing aloe vera cream that rejuvenates the skin, leaving it fresh and supple. It’s light enough to use as a make-up base and does not leave a greasy or sticky film behind.
Trial size vitamins: They’re small, they’re cute, and they’re perfectly sized to pop into any holiday stocking. Check out our selection here.
Protein powder: The athlete in your life will appreciate a fresh new tub of protein powder.
Massage: Help someone relax, unwind, and feel their best with a massage gift certificate.
Some gifts are meant to nourish the heart, and oftentimes these are the most meaningful gifts you can give.
Artwork: Many people love art, but not everyone will invest in it. Find a unique piece of art from a local artist – or create a piece of your own! – and it will be cherished for years by your loved one.
A donation to a charity: Making a donation to someone’s favorite charity in their name is a gift that keeps on giving. Plus, you will be doing good for someone in need – a win-win!
Inspirational books or home decor: There are many products today that have inspirational quotes, reminders, and stories accompanying them. Choose something you know will uplift your loved one every day.
Something handmade: Do you have a special talent? Share it with someone you love. Knit or crochet a hat, scarf, or blanket. Make a pair of beaded earrings – or a bracelet or necklace. Craft an ornament. There are many ways to share your talents with others, so don’t be shy about giving something handmade.