This is a sponsored post for adidas. However, all opinions are my own.
I can’t believe that I’m saying this already, but Christmas is right around the corner. So it’s time to put your gift list together. I’ve been hyper-focused on self care and my wellness over the last few months and plan to take that energy into the new year. Since it’s the season of giving I want to make sure that my friends are also prioritizing their well being in 2020. So I plan to give wellness gifts this holiday season. If you’d like to give your friends the gift of wellness, here’s some ideas!
Gym Pass + Workout Gear
Everyone has that one friend that says they’re going to join the gym and make working out a priority in the new year. I am that friend. She is me. Help your friend get a head start with a gym pass and some cute work out gear. This adidas sports bra and leggings combo is perfect!
Is your bestie always forgetting your planned activities together? Or maybe they have a lot on their plate and have a hard time keeping up with everything. Get her a planner. It will help her get her life all the way together. That’s if she actually uses it ha ha.
Journaling is a good way to clear your head and get your thoughts out. But when you’re super busy it may be hard to find time. Or you may just not know what to write. That’s why The 5 Minute Journal makes for a perfect gift. It has a structured format to help you to not only boost happiness & gratitude, but increase productivity. All you have to dedicate is 10 minutes a day. I personally have one and love it. But there’s an array of journals out there to fit different journaling styles. Choose one that will work with your bestie’s lifestyle and personality.
Crystals are believed to have healing abilities for the mind, body and soul. I use my crystals to ward off negative energy and help me to achieve inner peace. Add some light to your bestie’s life by introducing them to crystals. Choose a set that reflects some inner goals that they may have shared with you, and include an informational book about crystals to help them choose more to add to their collection. You may also choose a single crystal as a pendant necklace.
Draecana Sanderiana or Lucky Bamboo increases Feng Shui and brings good fortune, making the plant a perfect gift for your bestie. The number of stalks in a Lucky Bamboo arrangement determines the type of energy the plant brings to your life. For example, 5 stalks attracts health to the 5 areas of your life- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social. Balance between these areas brings peace & harmony, and increases wealth. I have a 5 stalk arrangement and I’d choose this number to give as a gift.
You can’t go wrong with candles when it comes down to wellness gifts. Teddy Pendergrass was on to something when he said to turn off the lights and light a candle. It definitely sets a relaxing (and romantic) mood. Get the bestie some scented candles to help her relax and unwind after a long day. By the way, Bath & Body Works will host their Candle Day Sale online and in store on 12/7, so make sure you rack up!
My favorite Friday night activity is to curl up on the couch with a bottle of wine, and binge watch my shows. It’s the perfect way to unwind and relax after a long week. If your bestie is a wine lover, get her a bottle of her favorite wine paired with an electric wine opener (I have this one), an oversized wine glass and a cute stopper. You can also introduce her to a new wine company with a sample pack. Black Girl Magic Wine by the McBride Sisters is an amazing choice. Oh, and if the name didn’t give it away, it’s a black owned company.
Stress is a mofo and sometimes we just need a little self relief. A massager may replace your bestie as your best friend. I kid. But seriously. Ain’t nothing like working out the kinks in your pressure points. Your bestie will appreciate such a gift that keeps on giving. I personally have (and love) this one.
Press On Nails
Sometimes things get crazy and I just don’t have time to get my nails done. Nor do I have time to spend hours doing them myself. So I’ve become obsessed with predesigned press on nails (deets on these nails here). They’re cute and convenient. If you notice that your besties nails have been looking a little raggedy as of late, then give her a few sets of press ons. She’ll fall in love and thank you for paying attention to her needs.
Wellness gifts may speak louder when it’s an experience and not material things. Does your bestie love to be wined and dined? Maybe she’s single and hasn’t been on a date in a while. Treat her to a date at her favorite restaurant. Or give her a gift card so that she can treat herself. It may be just what she needs to lift her up during the holiday season.