Wellness oriented gifts are perfect for the intentional host who is all about that holistic lifestyle, loves self-care, and supports local businesses with eco-friendly business practices. Who doesn't love receiving a unique, handmade gift that has minimal negative impact on our environment? I've compiled a few of my favorite products, goods, and services that are geared towards making your internal and external environment feel equally supported and nourished. These thoughtful gifts are sure to bring balance for the mind, body, and spirit.
Handmade Ceramic Vases
Image by Hannah June
If you're searching for the ultimate host gift, look no further. This handcrafted Solange Vase Set is the creation of ceramicist and innovative design researcher, Hannah June. Her design aesthetic is the most beautiful blend of organic and modern forms. She explores the relationships people have with the objects that surround them and improves these experiences through unique and thoughtful interactions. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.
What I Love: The design has a striking duality of feminine form, with a masculine color and texture. To me, this symbolizes the the Taoist principle of Yin and Yang. Completely unique and a definite conversation piece!
Non-Toxic Skin Care
Image by Touch Of Radiance, LLC
Gentle skin care with amazing results? Yes, please! These non-toxic skin care products are esthetician formulated and locally made in Phoenix, AZ. Touch of Radiance offers healthy holistic skin care services and plant-based skin care products. Each product was designed to support your skin throughout the changing landscape of life.
What I Love: My favorite product is the Papaya + Vitamin C Serum, specifically for its natural lightening properties that help with hyper-pigmentation. Not only is it non-toxic and gentle, it's highly effective. All products are plant based, pregnancy and breastfeeding safe, and made in Arizona.
Image by CBD For Life
Named one of 2019's most anticipated wellness trends by Well and Good, CBD topicals are one of the many hemp-based cannabidiol products that are becoming widely used in the wellness and beauty industry for pain management and skin care. CBD For Life Muscle Rub eases aches and pains instantly. Applied topically, this product has natural anti-inflammatory properties that relieve tension related to sore muscles.
What I Love: It provides instant relief and can be used as a natural alternative to NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen. I bring this with me whenever I travel and end up sharing it with all my peeps. Achey knees from the holiday ski trip? Sore wrists from cooking all that delicious food for the holidays? Menstrual cramps when you're meeting your sweetheart's family for the first time? This will be your new best friend.
Shirodhara Ayurvedic Treatment
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine remain the most ancient healing traditions to date. They share a fundamental philosophy that considers mind, body, and spirit when treating disease and dysfunction. Shirodhara is a classic Ayurvedic therapy, which includes pouring of warm herbal oil on the forehead in a continuous stream. Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy is very effective in reducing stress and promoting sound sleep. This exclusive and deeply nourishing treatment is one of the many services Tru-Herbal Beauty offers in Glendale, AZ.
What I Love: The ultimate relaxation. Benefits include improved sleep, reduced stress, enhanced concentration, and replenished and youthful looking skin. The warm oil is also used for a full body treatment, which leaves your skin feeling hydrated from head to toe.
Locally Made and Upcycled Jewelry
Organic Botanicals and Herbal Remedies
When you walk into Tangled Root Botanicals in Historic Downtown Glendale, AZ, you're transformed into a cozy, nourishing space that just makes you want to sip some tea, chat, and hang for a while. Here you'll find an eclectic variety of loose leaf teas, plant based body care, herbal supplements formulated in-house, home goods, plants, and a modern tea room.
What I Love: Talk about vibes. Just visiting this apothecary is like a little gift for your senses. Who said holiday shopping needs to be stressful? The shop owner formulates a majority of the body care and herbal supplements, while also sourcing a plethora of local goods. I've been using the Chocolate Alchemy Body Buff for divine full body exfoliation. While you're here, try the Third Eye Chai!
Acupuncture Gift Certificate