Holiday 2020: 10 Relaxing Self-Care and Wellness Gifts

A woman relaxing by candlelight in a bathtub.
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Offer personal grooming this holiday season to help your loved ones unwind after a very stressful year. From meditation tools to spa tub experiences, there is a little something so relaxing for everyone here.

A subscription to the meditation app


Learning to meditate is difficult, but sticking to it and practicing it regularly is even more difficult. This is where meditation apps come in. They are designed to fit into busy lifestyles and make daily meditation a time of peace and relief, rather than another thing to do.

That’s why they make the perfect gift for someone who needs a little help staying in their meditation practice.

Calm is one of the best. It offers short and long meditations, bedtime stories, professionally created master classes, relaxing music, and even calming landscapes. There’s even a story told by Matthew McConaughey – who could ask for more?

An essential oil diffuser

If your loved one is a fan of essential oils, they will love this magnificent diffuser from Anjou. With its 500ml capacity and special One-Fill technology, it creates the perfect aroma in any room. It will spread powerful scents of essential oils for up to 3 pm.

It is also silent, so your friend can use it at night too. It switches off automatically when there is no more water in the tank, preventing it from running unnecessarily without “fuel”. The beautiful design makes it an effective and elegant gift.

A long burning candle

The Chesapeake Bay peace + tranquility candle lit on a flowery platter.
Chesapeake Bay

It’s hard to imagine a relaxing setting without wonderful scented candles. They create the perfect spa ambience and send body and mind into immediate self-healing mode.

Take a look at this aptly named peace + tranquility candle of Chesapeake Bay. The notes of cashmere and jasmine will simply take the stress away. It also has an approximate burning time of 50 hours, so your loved one can enjoy it all winter long.

Comfortable loungewear

Homewear was created for cozy days in the house. This makes snuggling up in front of the fireplace to read a book or watch a movie even better.

Surprise your friends and family with soft and fluffy items from Free people or SKIMS by Kim Kardashian. Then everyone can enjoy their winter hygge moments of ultimate comfort.

A journal of gratitude and happiness


Writing down the things you are grateful for and learning to boost your happiness hormones is an ongoing practice. Help loved ones track their progress with the popular 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy by Moorea Seal.

Using the power of lists, it will help your donee cultivate good self-care habits by writing things that make them happy and grateful.

It’s the perfect gift for anyone who could use an extra touch of positivity for the year to come.

Bath salts

A warm bath should be paired with soothing smelling bath salts – they will instantly put your friend in Zen mode. This incredible, all-natural four pack of Relax Spa & Bath is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys soaking in frothy bubbles and pondering stress.

It comes in four amazing scents: white musk and vanilla jasmine, green tea, lime verbena, coconut and palmarosa lavender. Your recipient can then choose the scent that suits their mood.

Botanical face masks

A White Balloon face mask pouch on a wooden board next to a sprig of herbs.
White Balloon

Personal care routines include both a physical and a mental aspect. Paying attention to your skin tone is definitely included. A face mask takes a little longer than the usual morning or bedtime skincare routine.

Treat your loved ones to beauty this year. Better yet, gift one to everyone, then put them together and watch a romantic comedy. This amazing and truly affordable six-pack from Ballon Blanc is exactly what everyone needs in cold weather. This is when the skin begins to dry out and needs extra care.

Infused with rich botanical ingredients, applying these relaxing masks will undoubtedly be your favorite time of day.

A well-being subscription box

A bottle of Maya Chia Eye Achiever, an eyeshadow palette, a tube of mascara, and other items from a Detox Market subscription box.
The detox market

Give a surprise to your favorite wellness lover this holiday season! Register for the Detox Market subscription box, and every month, high quality wellness products will arrive at her doorstep.

It’s the perfect gift for anyone who spends a lot of time at Sephora or Ulta Beauty, trying on every new item on the shelf.

Soothing tea

Surprise the tea lovers in your life with a care pack of Relaxing Pukka teas. They’ll think of you every time they brew a cup and curl up with a good book. Hot drinks are known for their calming effects

Plus, these teas contain all of the relationship-promoting ingredients including chamomile, licorice, fennel seeds, oat flowering tops, cardamom, ginger, and marshmallow root. Wrap them up with a cute holiday mug, and your gift will be one of their favorites!

A spa massage kit

The wooden reflexology stick, massage comb, loofah, candle and eye mask from the Frieda and Joe massage and reflexology kit.
Frieda and Joe

Do you know someone who loves massages? If that is the case, this spa and reflexology massage kit is the perfect gift. They can use it whenever they need to relax, but will not be able to access the spa.

This set includes a wooden reflexology stick, massage comb, and loofah. There is also cucumber-melon shower gel and bubble bath, scented candle and potpourri, so your loved one can set the ultimate spa ambiance in their own bathroom.

The gift of self-care is a gift all of your friends and family will appreciate, especially this year. The items on this list will make your gift selection process easier.

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