Holistic Health Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Giving a gift basket of healthy, home-cooked food to the person who is having a little trouble maintaining their weight is a great wellness gift idea. The items inside a healthy food basket will be much more likely to be eaten than unhealthy junk foods that sit in drawers and get forgotten about. For example, there is a large variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and even herbs, that one can select from when planning a gift basket. While a good gourmet chef can make a fabulous meal, you might want to give someone who is having a little difficulty controlling their diet a gift certificate for a cooking class or yoga session.

Families often have a difficult time getting everyone on the same page, and self-care is one area where many relationships struggle. If your loved ones are having a hard time maintaining a healthy level of self-care, you may want to consider sending them a gift card to a local spa or day spa that offers self-care and relaxation classes. At a relaxing time like this, it’s important that everyone has a little time to themselves to decompress and take some time to care for themselves. It’s good to keep a close eye on wellness and self-care habits of loved ones to prevent health problems before they become serious enough to need medical attention.

In terms of holistic wellness gift ideas, a great collection of books on the subject can help anyone to understand the importance of digestion, breath work, nutrition, stress reduction, and other areas of natural healing. By taking a few minutes to peruse the bookstore offerings, a person can learn about digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and bloating, and the importance of healthy bowel movements. Many people suffer from excess gas, and having a healthy colon and intestines are essential for good digestive health. Books on the subject can enlighten anyone on the benefits of healthy intestinal function and on the best ways to cleanse the bowels and colon. A quality book on healthy bowel function can also provide insight into what types of foods promote healthy bowel movement and which foods can cause undesirable side effects.

Aromatherapy is another collection of wellness gifts that can be purchased at home. There are a variety of essential oils that have been used to soothe the body and relax the mind. Essential oils are an affordable way to bring instant relief to a variety of aches and pains, and are available in a variety of forms, including lotions, gels, sprays, and candles. For someone who has a cedar candle collection, scented candles make a thoughtful addition to their home spa gift basket. Candles can offer many healing properties and are essential for relaxation and meditation, but aromatherapy can also help someone suffering from depression.

Aromatherapy gift baskets contain an aromatherapy booties and a soy latte, and a travel mug with a relaxing drink included in the gift. Another wonderful combination is a yoga mat made of organic cotton. A yoga mat provides a soft, comfortable surface on which to practice meditation and relaxation techniques while still having a source of comfort. It is important to choose a mat that fits the needs of the person receiving the gift, as well as the preferences of the person giving the gift. An adjustable yoga mat makes it possible to take it with you as you travel, providing extra support when doing yoga positions that require increased gravity.

For those whose homes do not have enough space to accommodate a full aromatherapy gift set, an aromatherapy diffuser is the perfect option. This easy to use centerpiece is small enough to be placed on the table or countertop, and includes all of the essential oils used in aromatherapy. It includes a pump that dispenses the oils, and uses no electricity, making this gift an environmentally friendly option as well as one that can be used repeatedly. This gift will be appreciated by friends and family members of all ages, and is sure to be enjoyed throughout the entire holiday season.

Perhaps the most popular of all holistic healing and self-care gift ideas for the holidays are the lymphatic drainage kits. Lymphatic drainage allows accumulated waste products in the body to be released, thus reducing congestion and relieving headaches and other symptoms. There are many different lymphatic drainage kits available, but one that is most popular is the “Lymphatic Drainage Bundle.” The bundle is made up of a collection of items that include a lozenge, lip balm, lotion, saline solution and skin wipes. This kit can be used over the course of several weeks, depending on the severity of the blocked drain. This kit can also be used as a preventative measure by combining with regular bath and shower routines, as well as adding it to a healthy diet.

Holistic health care gifts are a great way to touch people’s hearts, while promoting a healthier lifestyle at the same time. From a simple manicure to a spa day, there are a variety of unique holistic gift ideas available this holiday season to celebrate the spirit of the season. If you are looking for a unique gift idea or would like to create your own wellness gift ideas, feel free to contact a local holistic spa or health food store. They are happy to provide advice and assistance.