The rē•spin Wellness Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season for self-care.
As the holiday season draws near, there’s an undeniable essence of gratitude and giving, a time when gift-giving becomes woven into celebrations. So this year, give loved ones (or yourself!) the gift of self-care. Allow them to experience — and enhance — their wellness journey. To get you started, we’ve curated picks from the rē•spin shop to help your recipients rē-connect with themselves, nourish their souls, strengthen their bodies, awaken their minds, give back to others, and further their quest toward the eternal beauty of life.
Gifts to nurture connection
Our lives are a beautiful web of intertwined relationships. From friends and family to lovers and colleagues — maybe even strangers you meet once or twice. But the one relationship central to all is that we foster with ourselves.
To help our loved ones rē-connect with themselves, books including Alexandra Elle’s “How We Heal” and “Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude” by Stephanie Rosenbloom grant readers the opportunity to find rē-storative moments and rē-claim a sense of inner peace, in addition to finding comfort — and even solace — in solitary moments. Through “How We Show Up,” author Cory Muscara provides lessons in being present. These takeaways help us become better people not only for the people we care about but also for our communities and the world at large.
There’s nothing that brings people together quite like food and drinks. Some of life’s best conversations happen over a cup of tea, made complete with the Kinto Porcelain Leaves-to-Tea Teapot or Art of Tea’s At Home Starter Kit and served in a simple Art of Tea Ceramic Mug. And when in doubt, a home-cooked meal creates the perfect backdrop for fostering connections, all made possible with the line of cookware and tools from Our Place, including the famed Always Pan and Perfect Pot.
Gifts to nourish the mind, body, and soul
Self-nourishment is an often-underrated practice that many people may forego in daily routines. Ensure that your loved ones have the tools they need to carve out time in their day-to-day, whether to take care of their physical selves, minds, or souls.
Consider starting with luxurious food and beverages as an addition to your recipient’s kitchen. Or provide the gift of knowledge through Anima Mundi’s book “Adaptogens: Herbs for Longevity” to introduce adaptogenic herbs and integrate them into daily routines. Finally, look to Nicole Berrie’s book “Body Harmony: Nourishing, Plant-Based Recipes for Intuitive Eating” for lessons in finding dietary balance.
Some gifts, such as Esker’s Body Plane Set, will elevate your physical and mental well-being. It can be used during self-massage to buff away dead skin, dullness, and impurities. MUTHA’s Body Gift Set of soothing Body Butter and Body Oil helps coax one’s inner light to the surface while providing deep hydration. Finally, the Little Market’s Rose Soaking Salt, infused with all-natural rose oil and rose herbs, creates the ultimate peaceful, calming experience in the comfort of one’s home. (Bonus: this product helps provide job training to young mothers from under-resourced communities in Chicago.)
Gifts to discover strength
Whether you or your loved ones are creating fitness goals from scratch or taking your physical activity to the next level, consider the power of positive affirmations and a few handy accessories to help along the way.
The Amazon Halo tracks steps, heart rate, and sleep time, while the rē•spin Ankle Weights, Foam Dumbbells, Booty Band, and Yoga Blocks are the perfect at-home equipment that can be easily stored when not in use.
Gifts to explore spirituality
Spirituality looks and feels different for everyone. No matter how our loved ones choose to explore this side of themselves, we can help create an environment that awakens the mind.
With its warm, woodsy undertones, SIDIA’s Braless Candle can help ease the tensions that burden us daily. SURYA’s Calming Bath Soak can calm the mind as the day winds down. The Nue Co’s Forest Lungs invites the healing effects of nature on the body in the form of a unisex fragrance. (96 percent of users reported feeling less stressed after application.)
Gifts that keep on giving
What is life without giving? There are plenty of ways to give back while gifting our loved ones. For example, we can make a difference just by where we shop. Find companies that donate a portion of their proceeds or contribute in someone’s name to their favorite organization.