12 Wellness Gifts You Might as Well Keep for Yourself

It’s called self-care

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It’s called self-care: By its very definition, it’s about investing in ourselves, right? Let’s run with that mentality this holiday season, especially since it tends to be one of the most chaotic times of the year. That’s not even to mention that January is rapidly coming into view—and while we’re not necessarily big on setting resolutions, we can definitely get behind the renewed sense of wellness the new year always seems to facilitate.

With that all in mind, we scoured the coolest brands (and biggest trends) to find the best wellness gifts around—for every personality, preference, and price point. That means that even if you’re mostly shopping for numero uno, we can all but guarantee you’ll also score something for anyone else on your list. Get your virtual shopping carts ready.

For the Cannabis-Curious

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Lord Jones Limited Edition Holiday Gumdrops $50

The holidays can be mega stressful, okay? Lord Jones’ exceedingly yummy gumdrops—which each contain 20mg of CBD—offer a highly palatable way to unwind. (Psst: They make for a great stocking stuffer, too.)

For the Sleeping Beauty

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Slip Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection $139

Did you know that the average person will spend roughly one-third of their lives in bed? (And scientists tell me that if you’re a taurus, that number is closer to 60%.) Consider that an invitation to invest in a better bedroom setup. And since regular pillowcases can be less than ideal for your skin and hair, leveling up to a silk set is a good start. 

For the Gym Rat

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The Mirror Workout System $1495

Calling it: The Mirror will very high on Santa’s hot list this year. Part full-size mirror, part interactive gym, you can choose from any category of workouts, join live classes, and even work with a personal trainer—all without leaving the comfort of your home, a true win during hibernation season. (Pro tip: When you sign up for the monthly payment plan and access to Mirror’s classes, the total comes out to as little as $81 a month—significantly less than a gym membership, FWIW.)

For the Guac-Obsessed

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Urban Outfitters Huggable Avocado Cooling + Heating Pad $29

Making your period seem cute might be a daunting task, but this “huggable” avocado heating pad will try its darndest. Bonus! It doubles as a cooling pad—perfect for fighting puffy skin or the aftereffects of a tough workout.

For the Aspiring Witch

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Electric Human Energy Set $100

For those looking to conjure up all the good vibes, this kit is up to the task. In addition to a pretty selenite crystal (which is said to be great for clearing up mental and emotional blockages), you’ll find a felted soap bar, bath soak, body oil, palo santo stick, and a candle that describes itself as “scented moonlight.” Enough said.

For the Frequent Flier

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Smart Rope Pure Jump Rope $60

High-tech workouts are so 2020—and this one gets bonus points for portability. This rope syncs with your phone to track your jump rate, speed, and other workout stats, and the length is adjustable to boot. Stash it in your suitcase and log a full workout from your hotel room.

For the Pet Mom

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Populum Starter Kit $125

Populum touts some of the best-quality CBD on the market—for you and your fur child. This starter kit includes two bottles of full-spectrum CBD, along with a hemp rub for sore muscles.

For the Athleisure Aficionado

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Sporty & Rich Classic Logo Crewneck $130

Emily Oberg’s cult-loved brand is the ultimate ode to power-leisure—and this ethically-made crew is no exception. 

For the Chic Cyclist

Flywheel home bike
Flywheel Home Bike $2248

Flywheel's studio classes already have a cult following, so it was a natural progression for the brand to launch an at-home bike. Tune in to thousands of live and on-demand workouts, or freestyle your fly and pedal at your own pace while you binge-watch. This price includes full delivery and installation, the built-in tablet, and a one year warranty—then it's just $39/month for unlimited classes. (For comparison, a single Flywheel class in New York City costs $36.)

For the Calming Presence

Addition Studio Synergy Essential Oil Diffuser
Addition Studio Synergy Essential Oil Diffuser $170

Talk about a double-threat: Not only does this diffuser disperse a relaxing scent, but it also happens to be gorgeous. Simply drip your go-to blend into the copper top, light the candle, and calm the eff down.

For the Optimist

GLO Science Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device
Glo Science Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device $199

Give that grin a megawatt finish. With 8-minute daily sessions, this handy device promises results in as little as 5 days—no expensive dentist visits necessary.

For the Self-Aware

Inner Compass Cards
Inner Compass Cards $55

We get it: Tarot cards and crystals aren’t for everyone. But for those who aim to self-improve in a more practical way, these cards offer guidance you didn’t know you needed. Use them as journaling prompts or flip one every morning to help set the tone for your day.

Next up: 13 beauty gifts under 25 dollars—but worth much more.

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