30 Health and Wellness Gifts to Give Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

These gift ideas are guaranteed to help your loved ones focus on self-care in the new year.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, so there are no cut-and-dry options when considering the best wellness gifts; though our well-curated gift guide should help make the decision process a little easier. 

Since the best wellness gifts can provide both the gift giver and recipient with an instant boost of happiness, we've rounded up some of the top options available to suit just about anyone, even the person who already has "everything."

Editor's note: We recommend placing orders no later than December 17 to ensure a timely holiday delivery.

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Sleep

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Does someone in your life struggle with getting a good night’s sleep? Try these five gift ideas for your favorite sleep-deprived loved one.

Best Sound Machine: Hatch Restore Sound Machine

Why We Chose It

With both nature sounds and white noise, the Hatch Restore makes it easy to drift off. For access to meditations, sleep stories, and soundscapes, Hatch offers membership plans through its app that’ll give your sleepy loved one an even wider array of resources.

Price at time of publishing: $199.99

Best Sleep App: Calm App Subscription

Why We Chose It

Maybe someone you know spends hours scrolling on social media or lies awake at night going over every to-do item they need to accomplish for the next day. Calm is an app that can help improve anyone’s sleep hygiene with before-bed meditations and sleep stories that lull you off into dreamland in just a few minutes. 

Price at time of publishing: $69.99 for one year

Best Body Pillow: Buffy Cloud Body Pillow

Why We Chose It

The Buffy Cloud body pillow is perfect for people who need more support when they’re lying in bed, making it easier to fall asleep. They claim that “whether you favor your left or prefer full starfish, the Cloud Body Pillow provides a just-right level of cuddleable squish.” This body pillow is hypoallergenic and cruelty-free too.

Price at time of publishing: $65.55

Best Cooling Sheets: Olive + Crate Cooling Eucalyptus Sheet Set

Why We Chose It

Do you have a friend or family member who runs hot and can never get comfortable? The Olive + Crate cooling eucalyptus sheet set is here to save the day. Guaranteeing that you won’t overheat in the night by providing moisture-wicking action that’s cool and hygienic, these sheets are perfect for your hot-blooded loved one.

Price at time of publishing: $109.99 for twin XL size

Best Sleep Mask: Therabody SmartGoggles

Why We Chose It

These high-tech SmartGoggles from Therabody contain a SmartRelax mode that uses personalized vibration patterns to lower your heart rate, a Focus Mode that uses heat and vibration to reduce eye strain, and a Sleep Mode to lull you to bed with gentle temple massage.

Price at time of publishing: $169.00

Fitness

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Are your loved ones constantly moving or looking to focus on health and well-being in 2024? Take a look at these six fitness gifts that will help your loved ones reach their goals in the coming year.

Best Wearable for Weight Loss: Signos CGM Program

Why We Chose It

We may be a bit biased, but we do agree that the Signos CGM program is the best wearable for weight loss. Signos is a present that speaks volumes about caring for oneself and living a healthier, more mindful lifestyle. Grab a gift card for the best friend who always puts others first, or add it to your own wishlist. Signos is the gift that keeps on giving long after the holiday festivities come to an end

Price at time of publishing: As low as $143 a month

Best Gift for Tight Muscles: TheraBody TheraGun Mini

Why We Chose It

This quiet, handheld muscle massager is essential for recovery and would make a perfect addition to any home gym. It’s TheraBody’s lightest, smallest massager. Plus, it comes with three massage heads, so you can cater the treatment to your specific needs.

Price at time of publishing: $149.00

Best Recovery Gift: Hyperice Hypersphere Go

Why We Chose It

This may look like a toy, but it’s actually a travel-sized vibrating massage ball that is TSA-approved. The Hyperice Hypersphere Go is ideal for muscle recovery, whether you’re sore on your back, quads, or feet. Gift it to the athlete in your life who’s usually on the go. Plus, this purchase is eligible for some FSA and HSA plans.

Price at time of publishing: $69.99

Best Gift for Pickleball Players: Niupipo Pickleball Paddles

Why We Chose It

If you haven’t heard, pickleball is the hottest, fastest-growing sport in America. Give the gift of fun and fitness with this pickleball paddle two-pack that also includes pickleballs and a carrying bag. All you’ll need is to find a court, and you can get playing!

Price at time of publishing: $39.99

Best Blender: Beast Blender

Why We Chose It

Pretty enough to leave on the counter, this modern blender is fit for the person who’s never without their morning smoothie. The Beast Blender comes with an intelligent blade that adjusts as needed, a ribbed design that can handle all kinds of ingredients, and a screw-on lid to take your blends on the go.

Price at time of publishing: $140.25

Best Waterbottle: LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

Why We Chose It

A reusable water bottle is a great gift, but how about one that cleans itself? The LARQ bottle uses UV light to kill bacteria living in the bottle in just 60 seconds. The bottle even self-cleans every two hours, so there’s no need to continually press any buttons. It will keep water hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours.

Price at time of publishing: $99.00 for 17 oz. bottle

<p class="pro-tip"><strong>Also Read: </strong><a href="/blog/homemade-food-gifts-for-christmas">12 Best Homemade Healthy Food Gifts For Christmas</a>.</p>

Anxiety, Stress, and Focus

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Know someone who’s stressed out all the time? Try these seven gift ideas for the worry-wart in your life.

Best Fidget Toy: Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy

Why We Chose It

The Tangle original fidget toy is perfect for those who can’t sit still or who always need to be moving, and can be especially helpful for those with ADHD who need some outside stimulation to focus best. You can take apart and recombine these toys, which makes for a wide variety of ways to stay occupied, and they’re great for both kids and adults.

Price at time of publishing: $23.09 for 5-pack

Best for Stress: Vive Therapy Putty 4-Pack

Why We Chose It

Slime is a big thing nowadays, but what if we told you there was a slime specifically designed for stress relief? Sold in a pack of four with four different resistance levels, Vive Therapy Putty can help you or a loved one de-stress and relax. They’re made from non-toxic and odorless silicone, so you don’t have to worry about making a mess.

Price at time of publishing: $18.99 for 4-pack

Best Weighted Blanket: Gravity Weighted Blanket

Why We Chose It

The Gravity Blanket is a premium-grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that's engineered to be about 10% of your body weight to relax the nervous system by stimulating the feeling of being held or hugged. Plus, 72% of Gravity Blanket users reported sleep improvement and enhanced feelings of relaxation and restfulness.

Price at time of publishing: $175.00 for a 15 lb blanket

Best Weighted Pillow: Quiet Mind The Original Weighted Pillow

Why We Chose It

Similar to a weighted blanket, this weighted pillow may help lower levels of stress, improve sleep, and even boost focus. The pillow would make a great gift for someone who has trouble calming down.

Price at time of publishing: $179.00 for a small pillow

Best Essential Oil Diffuser: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

Why We Chose It

After a long day, there’s nothing better than filling up an essential oil diffuser with a relaxing scent and unwinding. The Vitruvi Stone Diffuser uses high-quality ceramic that looks like a piece of pottery and will fit into any home decor space. It also has an automatic shut-off feature that automatically turns the diffuser off.

Price at time of publishing: $86.10

Best Journal for Anxiety: The Anxiety Journal

Why We Chose It

This beautiful journal walks you through how to identify anxiety symptoms and offers easy and accessible exercises to combat anxiety and stress. Pages are lined with mental health-related quotes from philosophers like Socrates and Seneca, as well as information about how technology can exacerbate anxiety.

Price at time of publishing: $17.24

Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones: Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

Why We Chose It

With distractions coming in numerous forms from every direction, noise-canceling headphones can be a lifesaver when it comes to focusing on what matters. These wireless Bose headphones fit over the ear completely, effectively blocking out sound while keeping your music, phone calls, and podcasts clear and sharp, and are Bluetooth-equipped with a built-in microphone. So whether your kid needs to quietly study for a quiz or your loved one needs to get work done in a loud coffee shop, these headphones will do the trick.

Price at time of publishing: $269

Meditation and Mindfulness

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Whether your loved one is looking to improve their meditation habit or strengthen their mindfulness skills, these five gifts have covered you.

Best Mindfulness App: Headspace Meditation App Subscription

Why We Chose It

Headspace is a meditation and mindfulness app designed to help individuals develop coping skills for stress and anxiety, build an easy meditation practice, and simply live daily with more mindfulness. If your loved one is a beginner and wants to try out meditation, Headspace is the perfect place to start.

Price at time of publishing: $38.99 for a three-month subscription or $69.99 for a one-year subscription

Best Yoga Blanket: Halfmoon Cotton Yoga Blanket

Why We Chose It

Sometimes, the best gifts are the products that your recipient can’t justify treating themselves to. This yoga blanket from Halfmoon is handwoven with soft cotton and is versatile. While it can be rolled up as a bolster during postures or used for cozy warmth during savasana, it can also be in tow for all of your loved ones' picnics, camping adventures, and even beach trips.

Price at time of publishing: $64.00

Best Yoga Mat: Gaiam 6mm Reversible Yoga Mat

Why We Chose It

Whether your yoga-loving friend totes their gear to their local yoga studio or practices in their living room, giving them a high-quality mat practically guarantees a solid foundation for their flow. This mat from Gaiam is extra thick, which offers great support for elbows, knees, hands, and heads. Amazon reviewers note that it’s grippy for sweaty hot yoga sessions, and it comes in 32 beautiful colors and patterns.

Price at time of publishing: $33.83

Best Interactive Mindfulness Book: The Mindfulness Puzzle Book by Dr. Garth Moore

Why We Chose It

Part of a three-book series, The Mindfulness Puzzle Book features a wide range of specially selected games to provide the perfect level of challenge and reward for the brain. Your loved one will feel the tension release as they focus on each achievable and fun task.

Price at time of publication: $15.99

Best Affirmation Card Deck: How We Heal Through Self-Love, Joy, and Manifestation

Why We Chose It

Created by poet and author Alex Elle, these affirmation cards serve as a daily self-care reminder. Each card is organized into six categories: self-love, personal power, self-trust, letting go, boundaries, and healing, and features an affirmation on one side with a meditation practice on the other.

Price at time of publication: $19.99

Comfort and Self-Care

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These seven gifts will make any friend or family member feel comfy and cozy.

Best Candles: Homesick Candles

Why We Chose It

Is your loved one missing their home state? These candles from Homesick have specialized scents representing all 50 states that are sure to bring up fond memories of any place. Homesick also has candles representing special occasions, like buying a new home. So whatever the circumstances, Homesick is sure to have you reminiscing in no time.

Price at time of publish: $28.50+

Best Self-Care Subscription Box: TheraBox Self-Care Subscription Box

Why We Chose It

Curated by therapists, the TheraBox monthly subscription contains self-care items like skin care, candles, journals, and more, altogether valued at over $200. Every item is hand-picked, cruelty-free, and therapist-recommended, so you can be sure that your loved one will get the most out of each box.

Price at time of publishing: $39.99 per month or 6 months at $215.94

Best Book-ish Subscription Box: Authentic Books

Why We Chose It

Is your loved one a self-proclaimed bibliophile? Authentic Books is the perfect gift for any bookwork. Your loved one will get to choose from three recently published books and receive a box full of goodies to delight all of their senses.

Price at time of publishing: $59.99 for one month or $171.97 for 3 months.

Best Plant Delivery Service: Leaf & Clay

Why We Chose It

Leaf & Clay is known for its huge variety of succulent and cacti options and its nearly foolproof shipping method, which means plants arrive in pristine condition. Even if your loved one was not born with a green thumb, these succulents and plants will survive and thrive, especially during the colder months!

Price at time of publishing: $56.97 for 3 months or $107.94 for 6 months.

Best Light Therapy Lamp: Verilux HappyLight Lucent

Why We Chose It

The colder, darker months of the year tend to make people feel gloomy and down. So if you know someone who gets the “winter blues,” the Verilux HappyLight light therapy lamp is sure to do the trick. With two different light settings and a compact design that can fit on any nightstand or work desk, this lamp will literally brighten your loved one’s day.

Price at time of publishing: $39.99

Best Massager: Homedics Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager

Why We Chose It

Reviewers describe this device as “a lifesaver” and “better than a massage.” It’s a great gift for anyone with a stiff neck and shoulders, and they can even keep it on when they get up to replenish their coffee.

Price at time of publishing: $99.99

Best Tea Sampler Box: Tea Forte Wellbeing Organic Wellness Teas

Why We Chose It

This tea sampler box is the perfect gift for the tea lovers in your life. With 10 assorted herbal tea blends, they’re sure to find something new they love to sip on.

Price at time of publishing: $25.00+

<p class="pro-tip"><strong>Learn More:</strong><a href="/healthy-christmas-treats"> 20 Healthy Christmas Treats To Savor The Festive Season At Ease</a>.</p>

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