Top 10 best wellness gifts for 2021
With the year fully underway, it’s safe to say that most people’s New Year’s resolution to commit to a healthier lifestyle in 2021 are now hanging by a thread.
But with the Coronavirus pandemic still impacting our daily lives now and into the future, it’s more important than ever to look after your physical and emotional health.
So beat the blues and treat yourself to the gift of wellness in 2021 with some of our best wellness gift ideas below.
1. Hemp Wellness Gifts
CBD products are a wellness trend that’s going to boom in 2021, and will soon be an essential part of your New Year health kick! It’s more important than ever to take care of both mind and body this year, and with a range of products to choose from including muscle balms and body butters, you’re sure to find a CBD hemp product for you!
For a great wellbeing gift box, try The CBD Place Relaxing CBD gift set.
2. Subscription to a mindfulness app
Mental health apps are worth their weight in gold; whether it’s targeted meditations to help you work through specific situations or ASMR and sounds of nature to soothe you to a restful sleep.
One of the most accessible and affordable UK wellness gifts, a few of our favourites are Calm and Headspace – visit the Calm website now to check out their various subscription options.
3. A charity gift
Did you know that when you donate to charity, your brain gives off the same chemical reaction as it would if you were enjoying your favourite meal? Giving your time, money or skills to a worthy cause is scientifically proven to improve wellbeing, and there are tons of choices available.
Top up your feel-good hormones with your favourite charity gifts – start by sending a Paddington postcard to a child who needs it most with UNICEF
4. Vegan munch
Veganuary may have come and and gone, but that’s no reason not to try a delicious vegan treat today! As well as boasting a whole host of health benefits, cutting down on meat and switching to a plant-based diet also has huge benefits for the environment! In a 2018 study, researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73 per cent!
You can check out some of the best vegan food at Planet Organic.
5. Bath bomb
You don’t need an excuse to treat yourself, and nothing beats relaxing in a soothing bath with a book, a cuppa and a scented treat to fully unwind.
Etsy offers some of the best bath bombs from independent sellers from across the country – so take some time out for yourself today.
6. Wax burner
Did you know that smell is our most sensitive sense, and the one most strongly linked to our memory and feelings? Scents have the power to affect our mood and transport us to another place – that’s why we’ve always got a wax burner on the go at The CBD Place!
With a huge range of senses to choose from – including fresh bed linen, soothing lavender and a rejuvenating citrus – you’re sure to find something that suits you. We like the selection from The Candle Emporium to get you started.
7. Walking boots
One of the simplest mental wellbeing gifts available, step into the great outdoors today with a pair of cosy walking boots! Whatever the weather, nothings beats seasonal sadness like a brisk walk in the fresh air. Getting outdoors is one of the best ways to maintain good mental health and overall wellbeing, and helps to improve mood, reduce feelings of stress, improve physical health and more.
You’ll find some of the best walking boots for 2021 at Go Outdoors.
8. Yoga mat
Yoga is the perfect way to manage stress and improve strength, balance and flexibility, with some great yoga tutorials on YouTube for all skill levels! In fact, a study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi found that yoga practitioners had lower stress, anxiety and depression, higher wellbeing and a higher peace of mind during lockdown.
Improved mood, reduced stress levels, increased productivity, reduced blood pressure, reduced fatigue and an improved attention span – and no, we’re not talking about the latest miracle drug! These are just some of the mental and physical benefits that could come from having plants in the house, according to the Royal Horticultural Society.
Our potted pals can do wonders for our well-being – you can find some of our favourites at Beards and Daisies.
10. Pop-up punch bag
It’s been a long 12 months since the start of the pandemic, and most of us need a way to let off steam with a stress relief gift! One of these simple pop-up punch bags won’t break the bank and is a great way to take out your lockdown frustrations, if you have the room.
You can find our best value punch bag at Decathlon.