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Our wellness editors are aware that wellness is more than just a buzzword — it’s a way of life. It can encompass many things: fitness, nutrition, aromatherapy, meditation, skin care, and more.

After all, wellness is about what makes a person feel restored and lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

The holidays are a perfect time to remind your loved ones that you care about them as much as you want self-care for them. To save you the legwork, we polled our Healthline editors to find out what they’re gifting their loved ones this season.

The products below cover a range of categories, but all put wellness first. Happy holiday shopping!

Spinster Sisters Co. Lavender Body Butter

Spinster Sisters Co. Lavender Body Butter
  • Price: $
  • Best for: moms and beauty lovers

“My mom and I love getting pedicures together as a mother-daughter bonding activity. The nail salon we go to uses this amazing body butter on our legs and feet, and we always rave about it.

“My mom particularly loves this lavender scent. It’s super calming, so moisturizing, and made with all natural ingredients! I can’t wait to slip this gift under the tree for her this year, so she can mimic salon pedicures at home.” — Jen Anderson, copy editor, Healthline

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar
  • Price: $$$
  • Best for: everyone, from your sister-in-law to co-worker

“The days leading up to the winter holidays can be so hectic and difficult. Advent calendars can create a small sense of anticipation and novelty for people as they move through the month.

“This one from L’Occitane is full of travel-sized skin care products with lots of different items to try without being committed to a large bottle if you don’t like it.” — Candice Abellon, editor, Healthline

S’well Green Jasper Traveler + Blender Spring 2-Pack

S'well Green Jasper Traveler
  • Price: $–$$
  • Best for: commuters and matcha lovers

“This smaller sized S’well bottle and a S’well blender spring are great for making an iced matcha on-the-go or shaking up a protein shake to keep cold on your commute.

“It keeps drinks chilly for hours, and is small enough to slide into most bags or cup holders. It doesn’t collect a lot of condensation like plastic bottles, either, so it won’t get the rest of your bag wet.” — Jamey Powell, senior market editor, Healthline

Avocado Silk Pillowcase

Avocado Silk Pillowcase
  • Price: $$$
  • Best for: sleeping beauties and eco-conscious nappers

“Avocado’s organic silk pillowcases are cool to the touch and look fabulous. They’re made from 100 percent pure 22-momme mulberry silk, which is textile-speak for ‘pretty great quality.’ They have an envelope enclosure which helps prevent my pillow from sliding right out of the slippery silk material in the night.

“Plus, silk is hailed as being THE fabric to sleep on if you’re looking to prevent wrinkles or hair breakage. *Raises hand.* It also comes with an organic cotton wash bag, so you can give your fancy pillowcase the VIP treatment as it mingles with the other textiles in the washing machine.” — Powell

Kelices Massage Gun

Kelices Massage Gun
  • Price: $$
  • Best for: your gym buddy

“I LOVE this product. I’m generally obsessed with discovering new ways to massage myself, because hitting the right spot can be difficult when you’re doing it alone. This gun helps me get my tight shoulders after a day of working on the computer.

“I’ve often fantasized about standing behind myself to get the deep shoulder knead I’m looking for, but this solves that problem. Nothing else I’ve tried solo accomplishes the level of pressure I want like the massage gun.” — Crystal Hoshaw, editor, Healthline

CandleScience Fall/Holiday Candle Making Starter Kit

CandleScience Fall/Holiday Candle Making Starter Kit
  • Price: $
  • Best for: your DIY cousin

“I love my CandleScience kit! It gives you everything you need as well as easy directions with pictures. You end up with beautiful candles in a sleek tin that smell like the holidays.

“All the brand’s ingredients are safe and simple and 100 percent phthalate-free. This makes a great do-it-together gift for a loved one you want to spend some quality time with.” — Hoshaw

Lush Relax Gift Set

Lush Relax Gift Set
  • Price: $$
  • Best for: self-care enthusiasts

“I love Lush products because they’re all-natural, so relaxing, and they smell incredible. I haven’t used everything in this particular gift set, but I have used the shower gel and body lotion, both of which feel so luxurious.

“It feels like an incredible gift to my body and soul, and I want my loved ones to be able to experience that!” — Melissa Lee, editor, Healthline

Hydro Flask Water Bottle with Straw Lid

Hydro Flask Water Bottle with Straw Lid
  • Price: $$
  • Best for: your hiker friend

“I’m a huge proponent for reusable water bottles: They’re good for the environment, you don’t waste money on buying plastic water bottles, and they encourage you to stay hydrated.

“My boyfriend has an active job and is constantly forgetting to hydrate, so a Hydro Flask will (hopefully) serve as a friendly reminder to fill up before heading out the door.” — Lee

100 Senses The Full Body Float Duo

100 Senses The Full Body Float Duo
  • Price: $$$
  • Best for: new parents

“I’ve tried every kind of bath pillow there is and was a little skeptical about this one, but it’s become one of my most prized possessions. It really does make you feel like you’re floating, even in my tiny, oddly shaped bathtub (though things are admittedly a bit cramped when I use the leg pillow).

“I’m looking forward to giving this as a gift, because there really isn’t anything else like it. The recipient can customize how firm or soft they want it to be by putting more or less air in the different chambers.

“I’ve come to love it so much that I’m a bit worried about how it will hold up over time, but it’s still going strong after a couple of months of weekly use.” — Kelly Morrell, editor II, Healthline

Ember Mug

Ember Mug
  • Price: $$$
  • Best for: dads and anyone who likes to sip coffee and tea all day

“I’ve never used it but I love it, because it’s helping someone you love prioritize their own comfort during their busy life. It’s basically saying, ‘Hey, I want every cup of coffee or tea you have to be the perfect temperature the entire time you drink it,’ which just warms my heart.” — Ruby Thompson, market editor, Greatist

The Shakti Mat Original

The Shakti Mat Original
  • Price: $$
  • Best for: your stressed-out sibling

“While lying on something that pokes your back in hundreds of places doesn’t necessarily sound relaxing and may feel odd at first, I notice that using the mat — especially in combination with meditation — helps me relax and experience less anxiety.

“You’ll want to make sure your giftee is interested in relaxation and acupressure, and they’re open to trying something new. But I believe it can be a thoughtful gift for the right person.

“Speaking of personal experience, you may want to warn the giftee that they shouldn’t get too comfortable on the mat, as accidentally falling asleep on it can make your back quite riddled with indentations and soreness.” — Sanna Arthur, editor II, Psych Central

Lumie Vitamin L SAD Light

Lumie Vitamin L SAD Light
  • Price: $$$
  • Best for: those who have a hard time with the darker winter months

“Light therapy is recognized as a first-line treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Winters in Iceland can be hard on your mood due to the prolonged darkness, so I decided to buy a light therapy lamp. I put in on my desk and turn it on for about an hour every morning.

“I like that I can still work while the lamp is on, and I do believe that soaking in the light from the lamp makes my seasonal depression easier to manage.

“If you know that a loved one is having a difficult time with the seasonal darkness, a light therapy lamp can be a thoughtful gift (and particularly timely around the holidays when winter days are darkest).” — Arthur

Gratitude Soapery Bath Soaps

Gratitude Soapery Bath Soaps
  • Price: $
  • Best for: stocking stuffers for friends and family

“I’m planning on using these soaps as stocking stuffers. They smell great, and I love the mission of the brand. They donate 10 percent of their profits to charities and nonprofits, and they also repurpose soap shavings and scraps to donate to local shelters — a win-win to reduce waste and help a good cause.

“I also love that they’re vegan and palm-oil free!” — Chelsea Logan, editor II, Healthline