C&G Gift Guide: 10 Unique Wellness Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for a special wellness gift for your friend, mom, or girlfriend? Are you a last-minute Christmas shopper like me? Well I’ve got you covered! I’ve curated a list of 10 items that are tried and tested by yours truly or by members in the C&G Girl Gang. Plus none of these items require you to enter crazy, busy malls!

The best part of this guide is that almost half of the items are created by women I’ve personally connected with over the last few months. Their products are made with the purest intentions and highest-quality materials. I could not be more excited to share these wellness gift ideas with you!

1. Ayurvedic Face Masque from Ranavat Botanics

ranavat botanics ayurvedic face masque

Ranavat Botanics wins the skincare game with its packaging, products, and purpose. I connected to Michelle Ranavat from Ranavat Botanics a few months ago as I was venturing into creating my own brand and she was so supportive and helpful! A few months later I found out that a C&G Girl Gang member, Simmi Patel from Paper Samosa helped Michelle with the branding! Small world, huh? You can find Ranavat Botanics at Neiman Marcus and on the Ranavat Botanics website!

2. Headspace Membership

headspace meditation

If you participated in my self-care challenge you must know how much I love Headspace for guided meditation. The free-version works well but if you are looking to treat a mindful mama or an introspective friend, a Headspace membership would be such a wonderful treat!

3. Simply Smita Essential Set

simply smita all natural beauty

Simply Smita’s holiday sets spread love to our bodies and the Earth! Handmade with 100% organic, fair-trade ingredients, their holiday sets are available in Original, Deluxe, and Baby. Each set comes with a biodegradable LOVE ornament. For each ornament shipped, Smita and her husband plant a tree to offset those being cut down this Christmas. Here’s a special 10% discount for the Citrus & Gold Readers: C&GHOLIDAY10. Purchase here!

4. Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish

herbivore coco rose body polish

I’ve been obsessed with Herbivore’s products ever since I discovered them at Credo Beauty earlier this year. You can’t go wrong with their products but if you had to choose one, I would go with this body polish! It smells amazing. You can buy their products at so many locations now, including Amazon!

5. Silk and Sonder Monthly Planner Subscription

silk and sonder planner

SILK + SONDER is a subscription service centered around productivity, introspection, and lifestyle. Currently, they hand-curate, design, and deliver thoughtful monthly planners to people’s doorstep- the idea is to morph into something larger that is a personalized self-investment experience. Look out for my interview with co-founder Meha Agrawal (no we are not related!) this Wednesday! You can find gift subscription options here. Oh and get 15% of with the code CITRUSGOLD15!

6. Trigger Point Massage Set

Self-myofascial release is nothing new for seasoned athletes or fitness junkies but if they haven’t tried the Trigger Point products yet…well trust me their lives are about to be changed. I find Trigger Point’s products to be much more effective than a conventional foam roller or lacrosse ball. I actually always carry a trigger point ball with me whenever I travel! You can buy this set on Amazon.

7. Elemental Alchemy’s Ayurvedic Teas

Elemental Alchemy products are perfect for your loved ones into holistic health. Sachi Doctor from Elemental Alchemy makes her Ayurvedic teas, ghee, masala honey, and golden milk from scratch from her home in Oakland. I’ve tried her teas before and they are absolutely divine. If you want to read more about Ayurveda, check out her guest post on Citrus & Gold here.

8. Audible Membership

Audible

I’ve been listening to podcasts for a while but only ventured into the world of audiobooks this year and I don’t know why I waited for so long! Audiobooks are my favorite pieces of content to binge on while on a long road-trip, daily commute, or quiet walk. Your busy friends and family will love this gift! Give the gift of Audible here.

9. Maya Chia The Super Blend Pressed Serum Concentrate

maya chia super blend pressed serum

This year I really stepped up my skincare game. I went from drugstore face washes to chic serums like this one from Maya Chia in a matter of few months. At first I was scared to make the investment but this pressed serum concentrate has left my skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Any gal would be lucky to receive a gift from Maya Chia. You can purchase this serum at Credo Beauty and can receive 10% off with this link!

10. Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

Phillips Sonicare Diamondclean toothbrush

Okay this gift recommendation from aspiring dentist and C&G Girl Gang Member Niyatha Kaval has got to be one of my favorites. In her words “oral health is as important as mental health” so don’t skip out on quality toothbrushes! One of the first gifts my boyfriend gave me was an electric toothbrush (long-story) so this idea holds a special place in my heart. You can buy this fancy set on Amazon!

And that’s it for the wellness gift guide! I hope you these ideas inspire you in your holiday gift shopping. Happy Holidays all <3.

Author: Akansha