The Best Ways to Give Wellness This Holiday Season

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‘Tis the season for a little TLC.

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


Courtesy Sephora

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

Ugg Slippers


Courtesy Nordstrom

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


Courtesy The Sill

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


Courtesy Negative Underwear

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


Courtesy Felix Gray

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


Courtesy Brooklinen

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


Courtesy The Urban + The Mystic

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


Courtesy Skin Laundry

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


Courtesy Riley Home

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


Courtesy Amazon

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

Diptyque Candle


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

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


Courtesy Breville

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


Courtesy Amazon

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