As we approach the holiday season we are confronted by the upcoming madness of sales and long lines. Most of us tend to stress out around the holidays about gifts that will impress our friends and family, as we are often focused on just the material things. With a little more thought, we can give our beloved friends, family, and ourselves (which is really important!) gifts that will heal, nurture, and be remembered!
Here are 5 top gifts for the yogis and wellness warriors in your life - and don't forget yourself!
1. A hug!
This one sounds super easy, but the truth is, most of us are starved for touch. We are craving it. Especially around the holiday season, we often feel depressed, lonely, and in extra need of comfort and LOVE. A personal massage (no spa needed) can be the perfect gift. If the beloved wellness warrior is yourself, a self massage is a lovely way to give yourself a break. This holiday season especially, carve out some time for some much needed self-care rituals.
2. Superfood Basket
Cacao, maca, goji berries, camu camu, mesquite, OH MY! This will make a wellness warrior's heart skip a beat. Wouldn't you be thrilled to be given a stocking stuffed of your favorite superfoods over a new pair of heels any day? Make your beloved a bowl of Luckier Lucky Charms for breakfast in bed, and your holiday will magically be delicious.
3. Essential Oils
Essential oils are beautiful gift that allows others to enjoy the scents of the season in their home. Your beautiful friends and family can enjoy diffusing trendy aromas of the holidays such as orange, cranberry, juniper, clove and red currant. Essential oils have also be used topically and internally for thousands of years for their healing and purifying effects on the body so they can continue to use them all year long! Some of the most powerful essential oils for healing include lemon, orange, cinnamon, lavender, cypress and clove. Look into dōTERRA therapeutic-grade essential oils that are pure, have natural aromatic compounds and are carefully extracted from plants.
4. Private Yoga Session
Whether your gift recipient of choice is a seasoned yoga practitioner or a too-timid-to-try yogi, a private yoga session is a great gift. Private yoga sessions offer extra nurturing and one-on-one attention…who doesn't love that!? Private sessions enable the yoga practitioner to work on personal areas of interest and heal specific parts of the body, which are extremely helpful for athletes or anyone recovering from a recent injury.
5. Yoga Retreat
Who doesn't crave the opportunity to escape the chaos and find quiet space, allowing the body to rest, renew, and rejuvenate? For the hardworking wellness warrior, a blissful retreat to paradise is the kindest gift one could give. Book a wellness weekend for yourself or your best girlfriend (or for both of you!) and leave all the planning to the experts. A well plannined yoga retreat can help you move toward a more joyful, flexible, fun, and rewarding life, one that brings you back into balance – physically, mentally, spiritually, and energetically. What better gift could you give to your daughter, yourself or your best girlfriend?
Most importantly, let go of the stress of giving the perfect gift! When you are giving a gift you feel good about that is from your heart, it is always enough. Always remember to take care of yourself, and that means indulging in healthy food, rest, and wellness goodies.
Have the most amazing holidays!