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.
Glerups Ankle Boots
Anybody who spends time inside, outside, on planes, in cars, etc. will adore these cozy indoor-outdoor slipper boots. The vegetable-tanned calfskin sole is extremely soft, and the boots themselves are made of 100 percent pure and natural wool felt. Because they can absorb moisture so easily, they're guaranteed to keep your feed toasty warm and dry (if you dare to venture away from the coziness of your fireside).
To buy: glerups.com, $125
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
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, $900
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, $13
Ettitude Sleep Shirt
Made from 100 percent organic bamboo lyocell fabric (yep, we said bamboo!) this sleep shirt is incredibly soft, silky, and the perfect thing to cozy up in whether you're slipping into bed at home, or boarding a long-haul flight. The fabric will keep you cool and stylish, wherever you're headed.
To buy: ettitude.com, $70
Way of Will Travel Essential Oils Remedy Gift Set
For a traveler on your list who may need a boost in the de-stressing department, this set of essential oils from the wellness gurus at Way of Will features three essential oils to help combat stress during travel. Plus, in addition to chic packaging, the oils have fun, cheeky names like Bug Off, Calm Down, and Travel Light.
To buy: wayofwill.com, $55
by Humankind Dopp Kit
Made entirely from 1.7 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, this dopp kit from by Humankind is ready to travel the world with the globetrotter on your gift list. Fill it up with the brand's sustainable bath and body products that are perfect for the person who is always on-the-go—and always planet-conscious.
To buy: byhumankind.com, $70