The Ultimate Gift Guide: Gifts That Promote Better Health

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.

Image of the Mindset Breathing Buddha, one of the gifts on the ultimate gift guide
Help someone breathe to relax with this cute little guy

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.

Image of a stress relief essential oil roll-on, one of the gifts from the ultimate gift guide
Gift this roll-on to melt their stress away

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.

Image of the Flo anxiety necklace, one of the gifts from the ultimate gift guide
Pretty enough to wear every day, this necklace helps with anxiety attacks

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.

Image of the n.o.w. Tone Therapy system, one of the gifts in the ultimate gift guide
A portable personal sound bath? Yes, please!

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.

Image of a wellness planner, one of the great ideas in the ultimate gift guide.
This wellness planner will help with staying on track

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.

Buy one of these for a gift and one for yourself!

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.

Image of a wood framed light therapy lamp, one of the great ideas in the ultimate gift guide.
Give the gift of more energy and better sleep

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.

Who doesn’t want to get a workout while sitting on a comfy cushion?

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.

Image of a Cloud Massage shiatsu foot massager, one of the great ideas in the ultimate gift guide.
I’d be grateful for this shiatsu massager, wouldn’t you?

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.

Soothe sore muscles with this mineral salt soak

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.

Image of an ice pack compression glove with hot and cold therapy options, one of the great ideas in the ultimate gift guide.
This ice-pack compression glove is a great gift for someone that types too much

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.

This neck heating pad would’ve been a lifesaver during roof leak season when I was a stressed-out property manager.

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!

Anyone can get a workout in with this under-the-desk bicycle.

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.

Play an epic game of frisbee after dark with this great gift.

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.

Image of at home laser tag set for four people. So much fun it's the only thing on the ultimate gift guide not sold by a small business.
Anyone up for a game of laser tag at home or in the office?

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.

the final item on this ultimate gift guide, an image of "The Couples Game That's Actually Fun" a game to play with your partner
Fun for teen and adult couples, this game is all the fun without all the mush

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 ❤

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