Turning 30 isn’t a bad thing, but there are a few more aches and pains. So much so, I would argue this list is more lifestyle than wellness because sometimes it feels like wellness is the only lifestyle from your late 20s onwards.
And when I say that, I don’t mean diets or fat burners or MLMS telling you that you need to be thin to be healthy. It’s not even about being fit, just feeling good!
Wellness Gift Guide To Promote Self Care
The foundation to wellness (for me at least) is daily movement like a walking my dog, setting good mental health habits and getting as many vitamins and nutrients so everything is running smoothly!
Do you have loved ones who could be investing more in self care? The holiday season is a perfect time to gift items for health, beauty and body care to get started – here are 20+ wellness gifts to get the gift ideas flowing!
We swear by this ice face mask set! The full face and eye mask might look a bit silly, but the benefits outweigh it. It's a great addition to your skin care routine, to help with swelling (like your sinuses) or even relief from migraines.
I'll admit.. I was skeptical of the "SuperLattes for Mood, Energy, & Stress," at first, but they're delicious and have been a game-changer for my morning and wind down routines.
I started using an ice roller this year, and I'm never turning back. It's such an easy (and fun!) task with so many benefits. This is the ice roller I have!
I'm getting tech neck from WFH all day (sobs), and this little gadget feels SO GOOD on my sore neck plus it helps with headaches!
Whimsy Soul Editor Taylor recently purchased this kneeling chair for a better ergonomic, home office setup. It helps to reduce pain by aligning your back, neck and shoulders as well as provide a little rocking motion to help focus.
The Oura Ring has been on my radar for a while now, but I'm even more intrigued with their recent partnership with Natural Cycles (birth control app). So not only will it help track your sleep, but it will sync your body temperature with Natural Cycles to track your cycle.
Using a silk pillowcase is one of the easiest hair and skin care practices you can do! It's less harsh and gives luxurious vibes. This one is affordable, and comes in lots of different colors!
If you've been following me for long, you know I absolutely love Girlfriend workout sets. They're comfortable, eco-friendly and size inclusive (up to a 6XL). I love the option to bundle and save a bit, because I want literally everything!
A silk pillow is an easy swap, and this is another "set it and forget it" skin care must have. I like this one because it's small (and cute!), and comes with a quarterly subscription to change the filter (every 3 months). So you don't have to think about it, and your skin + hair will thank you!
You've probably seen the Hatch all over social media, but Whimsy Editor Taylor has been using a sunrise alarm clock and sleep sound machine for more than 3 years now and swears by it! Hatch combines it all and connects to an easy app for set up.
If you’re looking to up your hot girl walk game, try Bala Bangles. They’re stylish resistant weights you can wear on your arms or ankles to help make your daily walks more challenging!
What I like about Care/of is it requires you to take a pretty lengthy quiz to get to know you, your body, your daily habits and even where you live to help determine if you may be low on a certain nutrient due to your climate. Everyone is unique and your vitamin/supplements should be too!
I haven't tried ClassPass, but Whimsy Editor Taylor says it was her favorite way to explore new ways to work out when she lived in Austin. Exercise is all about finding what works for you, and what brings you joy so I'm all for it! Plus you can book wellness and beauty appointments like acupuncture, cupping, massages, sauna and more!
We talk about self love, confidence and body positivity a lot, but not all days are good days. Sometimes you need some help to reconnect with yourself, and that's why I love this female founded, LGBTQ+ owned workbook. Staring a blank page can be hard, and this tool guides you with journal prompts and exercises whenever you need it!
Let's be real. With the stresses of everyday life, I'm constantly struggling with procrastination and a lack of focus. But I've been loving this easy capsule of Lion's Mane Mushroom to help support my nervous system.
I tried the gua sha after seeing it all over TikTok, and shortly became obsessed. In short, it's a traditional Chinese face massage tool that is rubbed along the face. It can be used to relieve tension, boost blood circulation contour to the face, and basically to “scrape” the skin.
A smartwatch like the Apple Watch is not only great to track your steps and workouts, but provides reminders to take a breath throughout the day, sends texts, makes/answers calls and really anything on the go!
A weighted blanket is always a good idea. It provides pressure to help you relax and even fall asleep! I like this one because it's huge (fits on queen size bed) and is machine washable!
Give the gift of home workouts! Sometimes getting out of the house for movement isn't possible (physically and mentally), and this is a great way to move your body with options like yoga, barre, pilates, HIIT plus meditation!
Lately, I've been making efforts to protect my peace and nervous system overall. A big part of that is setting boundaries. If you don't know where to start with setting boundaries in your personal or work life, this is a great place to start!
Whimsy Editor Taylor highly recommends this book for anyone needing some support in building healthy habits. It's an easy read and provides easy steps to get started so whether you're creating a magical morning routine or trying to stick to a new habit, check it out!
Robin and I love the concept of hygge, especially after visiting Stockholm and Oslo as part of our Scandi summer adventure! This book is about hygge's "outdoorsy cousin," friluftsliv and it's what Nordic people do before cozying up! And how to use it to combat stress, anxiety, depression and burnout.
A perfect addition to your morning routine or journaling practice, The Daily Stoic gives you meditations for each day of the calendar year.
Did you know our very own Whimsy Writer, Tenae Stewart, is a published author? Her book, "The Modern Witch's Guide to Magickal Self-Care" provides guidance to building rituals to nurture your body, mind, intuition and inner witch!
What’s your favorite wellness investment? Let us know in the comments! And we’ll continue to add more products as we discover them!