It’s that time of year to buy gifts for all the people in your life. But what to get them? You’d like to get them something they’ll appreciate, but you don’t know what. Search Amazon’s holiday gift guide and you’ll find mostly cheaply made candles, bath bombs, and gift baskets of stuff that no one really wants. I waded through all the junk to find sixteen gifts you can give that will show how much you care that you can buy without leaving the house. And, all but the second-to-the-last one supports a small business at the same time! I told you this gift guide was the ultimate.
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The Ultimate Gift Guide: To Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Do you know a person who’s stressed out and anxious? Give them something to help them reduce stress and fight back when anxiety strikes. A lot of these are tools that encourage mindful breathing in patterns proven to reduce feelings of stress, panic, and anxiety. You can learn more about how the breath combats anxiety here.
Mindsight Breathing Buddha
A visual tool to help with breathing exercises shown to reduce stress and promote better sleep, this gift is good for kids and adults and your purchase supports a small business! It’s small enough to fit on a desk or a nightstand. Click on the image below for more info.
Essential Oil “Stress Relief” Roll On
Support a small business with your purchase of this essential oil blend designed to melt stress away. A calming and grounding mix of Silver Fir, Ylang Ylang, Norway Spruce, Juniper Needle, and Cedarwood in Grapeseed Oil, this roll-on is sure to please! Click the image below for more details.
Flo Stress Relief Mindful Breathing Necklace
Help your loved one handle anxiety attacks discreetly in even the most public of places with this 2-inch pendant that they can wear anywhere. Made by a Brooklyn-based LGBT women-owned small business, this necklace reduces feelings of stress and anxiety by slowing down the breath. Clicking on the image below will take you to all the deets.
n.o.w. Tone Therapy
I put this on my wishlist because I’m obsessed with the idea of a portable sound bath. They are on the pricier side, but use sound waves to provide all the benefits of a 30-minute meditation in only 3 minutes! And, once again, you support a small business if you make a purchase. Click the image below to learn more about this cool new gadget.
The Ultimate Gift Guide: To Improve Mental Health
Is there someone on your gift list that’s been working to improve their mental and/or emotional health? Support their healing journey by giving them something that helps them keep it up.
Wellness Tracker Planning Pad
This sustainably made wellness tracker helps to prioritize the things that fill your cup so that you have the energy to achieve your goals. It helps with tracking water intake, meals, fitness, sleep, mood, and more. Seeing visual signs of progress helps with staying motivated and improves your chances of long-term success. Click the image below to learn more about it.
Positive Messages in a Bottle
Help your loved one practice self-care with this bottle full of 50 positive messages to boost positive thinking. Have them “take” one capsule daily, or more often as needed. While not all thoughts will be positive no matter how much you practice, the more positively you train your brain to think, the better you handle tough situations! Click the picture for more info.
Sunrise Sensations Light Therapy Lamp
This works by exposing your body to full-spectrum light which improves energy and maximizes natural circadian rhythms. Getting enough light and sleep positively impacts mental and physical health, since the two are inextricably linked. Unlike other light therapy boxes on the market, it’s sold by a small business, is mercury free, and is more aesthetic than a boring plastic box. Click the picture to learn more about it.
The Ultimate Gift Guide: To Support Physical Health
The next few gifts are perfect for the people on your list that are working on improving physical health and/or balance. Wouldn’t they love something that makes their body feel even better?
Waff Mini Classic Balance Cushion
This inflatable cushion strengthens muscle groups that help you balance, promotes better posture, and improves coordination. You can even get a cardio workout! Once again, purchasing this gift supports a small business. Click below for more info.
Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager
This deep-kneading massager improves circulation. You can position it to massage feet, ankles, or calves. It features 5 different massage modes and 3 intensity levels. While everyone loves a foot massage, this gift is extra beneficial for anyone who has diabetes, plantar fasciitis, or neuropathy. Buying this gift helps a small business keep its doors open! Click on it for purchase options.
Epsom Salt Sore Muscle Soak
Perfect for the gym bro or babe on your list, magnesium, menthol, and hemp oil bath salts help soothe sore muscles. Soaking after a workout promotes relaxation, helping you sleep better, which aids muscle recovery even more. Click below for pricing details.
The Ultimate Gift Guide: For the Workaholics
You probably have one or more people on your list that are always working. These gifts would be perfect for work-addicted co-workers, friends, and family.
TheraICE Rx Cold Compression Flexible Wrist Ice Pack
As someone that spent years typing and making other repetitive movements with my dominant hand almost all day every day, I would love this! You can wear the ice-pack sleeve on either hand and it stays where you need it. You can use it hot or cold, and it helps with arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, injuries, swelling, and pain. Click the pic to grab a great gift while supporting a small business.
SunnyBay Microwaveable Neck Heating Pad
Do you know a person that’s got a kink in their neck because they’re wound up so tight? Stuff their stocking with this, so they can melt the stress away right there at the desk they rarely leave. You guessed it, click the image to get one.
DeskCycle 2 Under Desk Bike
People that sit at a desk all day might struggle with being active enough, which can promote unhealthy weight gain. That leads to a wide variety of health problems. Give the gift of burning calories while they work. Bonus: this can also help ADHD sufferers stay focused while working or studying by providing a hands-free way to fidget while they think. Want details? Click the picture!
The Ultimate Gift Guide: For More Fun
We’ve all heard the saying “laughter is the best medicine”. It turns out there is some truth to that. Experts like Catherine Price assert that having more fun is the secret to better health. You want your people to live longer and better, right? Then you should make sure they’re having enough fun by putting one of these gifts under the tree.
TOSY LED Frisbee
Too dark after work or school to get any play time in? Not with this bad boy. Playing frisbee in the day? Okay. Playing frisbee with 8 modes of LED lights after dark? Epic. Click the pic to pick your favorite color.
Battle Action Laser Tag (4 Players)
The only gift idea on this list that doesn’t support a small business, the idea of playing laser tag in the house or office was too fun to pass up. I foresee that someone somewhere will laugh so hard while playing that they pee their pants! (Okay, it might be me). It costs about the same as taking the fam to a laser tag park. Click the image for more.
The Couple’s Game That’s Actually Fun
Have some fun with your partner or help your coupled-up friends have more fun together with this game. For ages 14 and up it’s not too risque, not too mushy, and just the right amount of fun! Click the pic to see what it’s all about.
That’s a Wrap on the Ultimate Gift Guide!
Yes, that pun was intended. I hope you found these gift suggestions helpful. If you gift one of these items, tag me in a pic on Instagram or Facebook of the happy gift recipient with their gift! I’ll feature those pics on my story with a shout-out to the amazing gift giver! Thanks for reading, and I hope you have an amazing holiday ❤