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The End (of 2020) Is Near Wellness Gift Guide — 26 Ways to Feel Great

by Nicole Kliest
Before Photo courtesy of Before Noon.

It's news to no one that the pandemic has put a damper on the holiday season. Festive parties, family gatherings, and long-haul travel are all on pause for 2020. (It's more than a bit of a drag.) If there is a silver lining in this wild rollercoaster of a year, it may be that we're getting better at taking care of ourselves and those we care about.

Sounds like a good starting point for holiday gifting. Here are 26 thoughtful wellness products that will help everyone feel more connected and sane, well-balanced and mindful through this chaotic zeitgeist — from head to toe, from $4.99 to $2,499.

Here's to a balanced, peaceful mindset — and to sharing the health and wealth.

Earth and Star's Organic Mushroom Latte

Erica Huss and Zoe Sakoutis, the trailblazing founders of the juice company BluePrint Cleanse, have found their new super-health ingredient: fungi. They packed immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory, high-functioning mushroom extracts into oat milk lattes in three flavors: matcha, cacao, and turmeric. Made with no fillers or artificial anything. Just pure deliciousness in a cute little can. ($4.99)

Before Noon's Love Tool Box

Before Noon is a great hub for wellness gifts, like this assortment of items designed to open the heart — a smudge stick, rose quartz crystal, 30 Days of Healing workbook, and calming serum. ($55)

The Nue Co's Forest Lungs

It's like forest bathing — in a spray bottle. Inspired by the concept of medicalizing nature, the company uses olfactory chemistry and patented technology to replicate the molecular compounds produced by trees. (Doctor Science, you got nothing on Mother Nature.) Apply to wrists and neck. Inhale for eight, hold for four, exhale for eight. ($95)

FaceGym's Face Tool Kit

A yoga ball for your face? Why, yes. This tool kit from the cult-favorite wellness brand supports lymphatic drainage and boosts collagen. Plus, it's exquisitely relaxing to drag the sculpting tool across the tense muscles in your jaw. ($112)

wndrmade's ATLS Candle

Handmade in the Catskills Mountain with notes of Moroccan Atlas Mountain cedarswood, neroli, and lavender. In other words, lighting it is like escaping to a cabin in the forest. ($75)

Mab & Stoke's Calm Tabs

Dissolvable tabs combine six servings of concentrated herbal extracts to support daily immune health and stress relief. Forget buying the world a Coke; the world needs this. ($48)

Osmia's Lip Doctor

The company founded by a former emergency room doctor has a full line of good for you and the earth skincare, but we're partial to the lip balm made with organic cocoa butter, beeswax, organic avocado and argan oils, and Colorado-grown lavender. ($12)

Symbiome's The Discovery Sampler

Create an at-home spa environment with this array of clean beauty face oils. ($75)

Pineapple Collaborative's The Olive Oil Set

Encourage a winter season in the kitchen with this colorful olive oil set. ($175)

F. Miller's Hydrate Nalgene

Sometimes the simplest of things can provide the most meaningful wellness, like hydration. This Nalgene bottle is BPA-free and all profits are donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. ($27)

Ordinary Habit's Indian Garden by Bodil Jane

Encourage your loved ones to curl up by the fire this holiday season with a perennial favorite: the puzzle. ($40)

Faace's Mask Bundle

Three outstanding masks from the vegan skincare label will help keep skin calm and clear throughout the most stressful of circumstances (AKA the entirety of 2020). ($90)

Jasper Hill Farm's The Après Ski

Listen: Right now and for the foreseeable, cheese is self-care, okay? ($115)

Schwanen Garten's US Blue Ocean Saver Kit

This on-the-go skincare kit with a face mist and sanitizer comes in an upcycled pouch crafted from discarded beach inflatables. ($48)

Donni's Shearling Slipper Slides

Nothing screams relaxation like a pair of luxurious slippers. ($114)

Look Optic's Laurel Blue-Light Readers

Glasses to reduce the strain of long days on a laptop. This unisex pair is quite cool. ($78)

Hey Dewy's Portable Facial Humidifier

For now and for when we can finally travel again, this portable humidifier is a game-changer. ($39)

Plum's At-Home Sommelier

This one’s a splurge for the serious wine. Fasten your favorite bottles of fine wine, and the machine will chill, pierce, and serve a perfectly poured glass, and preserves it for up to 90 days. ($2,499)

Prose's Agave Bristle Hair Brush

A beautiful brush is likely not something most people get for themselves, which is why making it into a gift is a grand idea. This one from Brooklyn-based haircare company is made to last. ($72)

Amass's Four Thieves Hand Sanitizer

If you’ve ever wanted to own a hand sanitizer that smells like a cabin in the woods, now’s your chance. ($20)

Parachute's Waffle Robe

Feel the stress melt away with this ultra-soft robe crafted in a cozy waffle texture. You have permission to wear it all day. ($119)

Canyon Coffee's Meditation Chart

Because sometimes a visually-pleasing reminder to meditate is necessary. (Gotta love the juxtaposition of a caffeine company selling a calming accessory.) ($16)

Fitbit's Charge 4 Advanced Fitness Tracker

This tried-and-true staple is a favorite among the wellness-minded. ($100)

Mark Cross's Leather Sanitizer Mini Case

You and your loved ones will be using hand sanitizer for the foreseeable future (if not forever). Might as well put it in a stylish carrier to make the ordeal more enjoyable. ($190)

Bathing Culture's Get Wet Starter Kit

Turn bathing into a fine art with a green skincare kit (cleanse, exfoliate, tone, hydrate). The packaging is pure happiness. ($60)

Vitruvi's Terracotta Stone Essential Oil Diffuser

Breathe in your favorite essential oils with this mainstay home item. It’s been a stressful year. This should help. ($119)

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