Whether you’re wowed with the workout world or not, you probably have some friends who are obsessed with health and wellness. When it comes time for gift giving, make sure your present aligns with their get-fit goals. Here’s the skinny on some must-have gifts for the fitness addict, “spirit junkie,” or yogi fanatic in your life.
Vira Sun sunglasses were designed specifically for yogis but they look awesome on everyone. The brand was founded in California by a husband and wife team who love yoga, fitness, and art, and they now call New York City home. All styles boast polarized lenses with UV400 protection, natural arms, metal spring hinges, and laser-etched logos. We love how the colorful lenses (pink or blue!) pair with the natural frames. They’re a perfect pick-me-up for the winter months. ViraSun.com
The Star Seeker
You know that one friend who checks her horoscopes religiously? She’d be perfect for the book, “Your Body and the Stars: The Zodiac as Your Wellness Guide.” Written by a holistic health physician and educator (Stephanie Marango, MD, RYT) and the resident horoscope columnist with Harper’s Bazaar (Rebecca Gordon), the book presents their combined professional expertise to connect the zodiac and wellness. Their goal: To help prevent illness and optimize your health by connecting an understanding of the cosmos to your body.
Your spiritual friend will also love, “Elemental Energy: Crystal and Gemstone Rituals for a Beautiful Life” by Kristin Petrovich, who is a co-founder of Själ, a holistic, gem-infused skincare line used by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Naomi Watts, and P. Diddy. This stunning book is packed with practices, tips, and techniques to help readers optimize their wellness and beauty using crystals and gemstones.
The Mindful Planner
Healthy body, healthy mind, right? It’s not always that simple, which is why The Happiness Planner, designed by Mo Seetubtim, the creator of the inspiring blog, BrandMentalist, is a must-add to your holiday shopping list. This beautiful planner, with daily, weekly, and monthly sections spanning from January-December 2017, incorporates inspiring messages and activities to encourage positive thinking and affirmation, as well as mindfulness, gratitude, and self-development. Other great gift options are The 100-Day Planner and The 52-Week Planner. TheHappinessPlanner.com
The Class Pass Addict
If someone walked passed you recently and smelled really good, they were most likely wearing Kai Perfume Oil. This exotic yet light fragrance was inspired by the scents that the founder, Gaye Straza, grew up with during her childhood in Hawaii. The perfume oil comes in a compact little bottle that you can stash anywhere. Just a few dabs make for a perfect refresher after a workout class or to start the day. We also love the Kai Deodorant that combines the brand’s signature fragrance in a translucent formula of vitamin e, chamomile, and plant extracts with natural skin conditioning sugars that controls moisture and is also aluminum free. KaiFragrance.com
The “Always Tired” Pal
As we all know, sleep is an essential part of any active lifestyle. Encourage that active — (hence often exhausted) friend to take some downtime with this this soft handspun wool blanket, made personally by local artisans in South America. (Clover Artisans sells gorgeous pieces from artisans all around the globe, btw!) For maximum relaxation, we also recommend the California Scented Candle with its West Coast-inspired fresh scent with calming notes of fresh cut coconut, eucalyptus, and vanilla bean.