One of the best ways to show a loved one how much you care, in our books, comes in the form of wellness. Self-care is often something we tend to shove to the bottom of our to-do list, when it actually deserves prime real estate at the top. Remind a close friend, family member, or significant other how much you care for them this holiday season with a gift that says: “sit back, relax, and just breathe.”
Below, we’ve highlighted the best ideas for gifts that get to the core of giving wellness. From plush sleepwear to soft slippers, a healing crystal set to a set of facials at Skin Laundry—and a few more relaxing surprises—we’ve got you covered for that person on your gift list who just needs to kick back and indulge in something special.
Our editor-curated guide to the best wellness gifts, below.
Slip Travel Set
Whether or not the recipient of this gift travels often or not, tucking into bed (or a lie-flat seat on a red-eye) will feel totally luxurious thanks to Slip’s ultra-soft silk pillow and eye mask.
To buy: sephora.com, $119
You simply cannot go wrong with a good pair of slippers. These slipper-booties essentially feel like stepping into clouds, and feature a rubber exterior sole, so they’re perfect for stepping outside on Sunday mornings to fetch the mail (or even wearing onto a long-haul flight).
To buy: nordstrom.com, $120
The Sill Houseplant
Being in the presence of lush green plants always seems to have a calming effect—especially if you’re a city-dweller. The Sill ships house plants all over the country, pre-potted and ready to liven up any interior space. Pick one that suits your recipient-in-mind, and they will get a beautiful, healthy plant delivered to their door in a pretty pot, complete with care instructions.
To buy: thesill.com, prices vary
Negative Underwear Sleep Shirt
This shirt is just as silky-soft as it is versatile. Not only is it excellent for sleeping, but it makes for a wonderful layer when getting cozy on a long flight. Pro tip: pair with the sleep short, if you want to gift the full set.
To buy: negativeunderwear.com, $95
Felix Gray Blue Light Glasses
In a time when most of us are glued to a phone or computer for upwards of eight hours a day, these inventive blue light glasses feature lens technology that combats the negative effects (insomnia, for one) of blue light.
To buy: shopfelixgray.com, from $95
Brooklinen Luxury Sheet Set
We love traveling to a luxury hotel and cozying into super-soft sheets and sumptuous pillows. But one thing that’s just as good as leaving for a trip is coming home to your own bed. Brooklinen sheets are award-winning, sustainably-created sheets that will make staying in all day easy, so give the gift of a day (or many days) spent luxuriating in these ultra-soft linen sheets.
To buy: brooklinen.com, $219
The Urban + The Mystic Holiday Survival Crystal Package
This mystical, wellness-centric box from The Urban + The Mystic is curated specifically for those who tend to feel extra stressed during the holidays. Inside, you’ll find an array of de-stressing crystals (like rose quartz and citrine), as well as sage and other goodies. Goodbye, negative energy.
To buy: theurbanandthemystic.com, $95
Skin Laundry Facial 5-Pack
For the one in your life who loves a good skin treatment, a five-pack of prepaid facials from Skin Laundry will be a big hit.
To buy: skinlaundry.com, $325
Riley Waffle Bathrobe
Major resort vibes accompany this soft, waffle-textured bathrobe. Note: the stylish hood allows for optimal coziness.
To buy: rileyhome.com, $109
Silence: In the Age of Noise
Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge writes about his solo travels in Antarctica. This is a compelling story about the silence that surrounds us, the silence within, and how both are vital to happiness and fulfillment.
To buy: amazon.com, $9
Perfect for the armchair traveler, these iconic French candles are perfect for cozying up next to with a good book and transporting to another place for the afternoon.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $36
Breville Barista Pro
Wellness is often about soothing sights and sounds, and while caffeine may represent being energetic and maybe even a little wired, we have a feeling that there's someone in your life who loves nothing more than to settle into their favorite chair with a delicious latte. The brand-new Breville Barista Pro takes at-home coffee making to a new level, thanks to a fancy LED display and super-fast grind and steam capabilities.
To buy: breville.com, $800
The Art of Flaneuring
In Erika Owen's debut book, she provides a whimsical, inspired guide to wandering the world with intention and, subsequently, discovering a path to a more fulfilling and happy life. Her insights will spark creativity, mindfulness, and we reckon you'll do a good bit of self discovery during your read.
To buy: amazon.com, $19