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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!