141 wellness-inspired gift ideas for everyone on your list


by Baylor Scott & White Health

Nov 11, 2022

Whether you’re hitting the mall bright and early or “adding to cart” from the comfort of your couch, there is no better feeling than crossing names off your gift list. Stressed about figuring out what to get everyone this Christmas? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Give your loved ones a gift that shows you really care—give the gift of wellness. 

Your ultimate wellness gift-giving guide

By inspiring healthy living, you can empower your loved ones to live well for years to come. What better gift to give this holiday season? Take a peek at our favorite wellness-inspired gifts below. These ideas are sure to delight all the health gurus in your life—and those who aspire to be. 

For the sleep-deprived

You know the type. They’re perpetually on the go and always seem to be running from one thing to the next. You’re not sure they ever sleep, much less for the recommended 7-9 hours per night.  

But research shows that sleep deprivation can significantly affect your physical and mental health. Help them learn to slow down and rest with the gift of better sleep

  • Silk sleep mask 
  • Luxe pajamas 
  • Wedge pillow 
  • Cozy, supportive slippers 
  • Noise-canceling earbuds 
  • Wake-up light and alarm clock
  • Sleep tracking pad 
  • White noise machine 
  • Books (or audiobook subscription)
  • Lavender pillow spray 
  • Luxury sheet set
  • Cozy throw blanket
  • Subscription to sleep aid app
  • Sleepytime tea set
  • Calming night mask
  • Bath salts
  • Dream journal
  • Lavender pillow spray
  • Relaxing candle

For the stressed or anxious

One in every five Americans experiences mental illness in a given year. It can be difficult to know how to support a friend or family member struggling with anxiety or stress. Show your support and encouragement with a gift that will help them cope and inspire positivity. 

Some people also have a hard time taking a break. Help your busy friends and relatives understand that it’s okay to slow down, get away and take a breather. These gifts will help the recipient relax and cope with their stress or anxiety.

  • Weighted blanket
  • Dark chocolate
  • Stress relief candles
  • Meditation cushion 
  • Gym membership 
  • Essential oil diffuser 
  • At-home spa gift basket
  • House plant 
  • Gift card for a massage
  • Stress relief bubble bath set
  • Journal and nice set of pens
  • Coloring book 
  • Watercolor set 
  • Musical instrument
  • Affirmation cards
  • Subscription to meditation app
  • Acts of service (volunteer to take tasks off their plate)
  • Gratitude journal  
  • Library card or bookstore gift card 
  • Blue light filtering glasses 
  • A getaway trip
  • Music or podcast subscription
  • Customized planner 
  • Fluffy bathrobe 
  • Plant or succulent 
  • Air purifier  
  • Inspiration for a new hobby or skill
  • Gift card for a pedicure

For the fitness lovers and gym rats

Know someone who loves to exercise (or just loves wearing athleisure)? Help take their fitness game to the next level with one of these exercise-inspired gift ideas. 

  • Gym or fitness class membership
  • Smartwatch or activity tracker 
  • Yoga mat 
  • Moisture-wicking leggings 
  • Joggers 
  • Gym bag 
  • Jump rope 
  • Foam roller 
  • Wireless headphones 
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Running shoes
  • At-home gym equipment (dumbbells, resistance band, etc.)
  • Exercise machine
  • Boxing gloves
  • Wrist or ankle weights
  • Silicone wedding ring
  • Acupressure mat
  • Fitness journal
  • Recovery slides
  • Under-desk treadmill or stationary bike

For the foodies

There’s no denying the role of food in your overall well-being, and we all know eating healthy starts in the kitchen. So, give your loved ones the tools and inspiration they need to cook and eat well. (Plus, you just might get to reap the tasty benefits.)

  • Cookbook of healthy (but yummy) recipes 
  • Window herb garden 
  • Basket of healthy snacks
  • Blender
  • Healthy meal kit subscription 
  • Juicer
  • Air fryer 
  • Glass containers for meal prep 
  • Portable utensil set 
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee mug  
  • Cooking classes
  • Charcuterie board and knife set
  • Fancy seasoning or sauce set
  • Bottle of good olive oil
  • Cookbook stand
  • Set of wooden cooking utensils
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Salt and pepper shaker set
  • Lunchbox for taking to work
  • Himalayan salt block
  • Serving platter

For the beauty and skin care lovers

How we treat our skin today impacts what our skin will look like years down the road. If you know someone who needs a little help establishing a healthy skincare routine, look no further. 

  • Facial massager 
  • Jade roller 
  • Gift card for a facial 
  • Facial moisturizers or scrubs
  • Lotions and hand creams
  • Chapstick, lip gloss or lipstick set
  • Make-up brush set
  • Face mask basket
  • Sunscreen
  • Grooming gift set (even for men)
  • Bath bomb
  • Heatless curling tools
  • Makeup sponge
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Gua sha set
  • One step hair dryer/volumizer
  • Trendy headband
  • Set of gentle scrunchies
  • At-home manicure set
  • Gift card for a manicure or pedicure

For the busy parents

It’s no secret that parenting can take a toll on your health. Many parents find themselves so focused on their children’s well-being that they neglect their own. Help the parents in your life prioritize their health with one of these wellness-inspired or kid-free gifts. 

  • Offer to babysit (or pay for a few nights of childcare)  
  • Gift card to their favorite restaurant for date night 
  • A day at a wellness spa
  • Self-vacuuming robot 
  • Gift card to the movie theater
  • Workout class subscription
  • At-home gym equipment
  • Gift card for grocery delivery
  • Healthy meal kit subscription 
  • Smart speaker  
  • Gift card for home cleaning service
  • Family dinner conversation topics
  • Games for family game night
  • Instant pot or crockpot
  • Keepsake book

For the kids

Need a gift idea for your own child, nieces and nephews, or another kid in your life? These gifts are sure to delight—and they’ll sneak in a little healthy boost, too. 

  • Sports equipment for the whole family
  • Play kitchen 
  • Membership to a local zoo or museum 
  • Bicycle
  • Books 
  • Puzzle 
  • Jump rope  
  • Bicycle helmet 
  • Age-appropriate learning toys for playtime
  • Board games
  • Arts supplies (crayons, washable markers, colored pencils, etc.)
  • Creative craft kit 
  • Coloring books
  • Tickets to a concert, play or musical
  • Children’s cookbook
  • Sponsor their sports team membership fee
  • Subscription to a monthly book or toy delivery

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