Our week-long Gift Giving Guide is here to help you pick out that perfect present for everyone on your list!
Sometimes the best gift you can give to someone is the opportunity to unwind, relax, and get some well-needed rest. We all have someone on our list who deserves a relaxation-themed gift basket. Busy moms and harried hostesses, college kids facing finals, the exec who works sun up to sun down, or anyone going through a stressful time can appreciate the gesture of a gift of relaxation.
Here are our top picks for the most restful and relaxing gifts to give this holiday season.
Dr. Mercola Sleep Mask with lavender combines the benefits of light elimination with the aromatherapy benefits of lavender and chamomile. Wearing a sleep mask at night blocks light from clocks, electronics, and outside lights, helping the body to get the uninterrupted, rejuvenating rest it needs. The scent of lavender promotes a sounder, more restful sleep. With over 100 million Americans reporting occasional sleep problems, the gift of better sleep is sure to be well received. 100% cotton sleep mask with a silky linen satin exterior. $14.97
Dr. Mercola Sleep Support Spray is the perfect accompaniment to the sleep mask, delivering the ultimate in improved sleep. This all natural melatonin supplement comes in a peppermint flavored spray. Just one pre-metered superfine spray dose will help increase feelings of sleepiness and enhance overall sleep quality. $14.97
Pukka Herbs Chamomile and Vanilla Tea is a delicate and soothing organic herbal tea that is 100% caffeine free. Organic chamomile flowers have been expertly blended with warm, delicious sweet vanilla pods. A lovely, mellow tea by Pukka that will help anyone unwind at the end of the day. $6.49 for 20 servings
Aura Cacia Lavender Aromatherapy Shower Tablets are a new way to experience the calming aromatheray benefits of lavender. These effervescent tablets dissolve in the shower, releasing organic essential oils into the air. These innovative tablets can make a quick morning shower feel like a long, luxurious soak in the tub. Who wouldn't want to start the day relaxed? $5.99
Aura Cacia Relaxing Lavender Electric Air Freshener delivers the same, aromatherapeutic lavender benefits to your home or office all day. Feel transported to a serene oasis, or a meadow of flowering lavender buds. Plug into a wall outlet and inhale the relaxing aroma of lavender oil. $12.99
Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil can be used in a number of ways to calm, relax, and uplift the spirits. Lavender essential oil can be added to unscented lotion or with sweet almond oil to create a relaxing massage oil. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to bathwater for a soothing soak in the tub. Lavender oil can be added to water in a spray bottle to make a calming room spray or fabric refresher, too. 2 oz for $31.50
TheraNeem Organix Oatmeal Lavender Cleansing Bar combines Neem seed oil, a potent antioxidant that nourishes and moisturizes skin, with oatmeal, lavender, and coconut oil in an all natural cleansing bar for face and body. The light scent of lavender relaxes while oatmeal and neem soothe delicate and sensitive skin. $6.49
Live Superfoods Himalayan Coarse Salt can create a therapeutic and healing saltwater bath solution. Himalayan crystal salts come from the Himalayan mountain range. Millions of years ago, two continents collided. As the Himlayan mountains rose out of the ocean, they brought with them large deposits of sea salt, free from toxins and heavy metals. When mixed with water, these salts create an environment that mimics the most ancient seas on earth. Soaking in a Himalayan salt bath allows your body to absorb the minerals and nutrients that can promote better sleep, decrease stress, and improve skin. 16 oz. $7.99
Ancient Minerals Goodnight Lotion is a topical magnesium lotion with melatonin. This is no ordinary lotion. Topical application of magnesium allows the mineral to be absorbed through the skin to be quickly transported to cells in the body. Magesium is an essential mineral that helps to relax muscles and nerves, and aids in the production and regulation of sleep inducing hormones. Following a relaxing bath with an application of Goodnight lotion is a sure-fire way to head off to a deep, restorative night of slumber. 2.5 oz for $27.99
Bonus: DIY Gift Idea!
Looking to give something with that hand-made-with-love feeling this year? It is easy to create your very own bath salts.
What you will need:
- Mason Jars
- Ribbon or twine
- Hand-made labels
- 2 cups Live Superfoods Himalayan Coarse Salts
- 10- 20 drops Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Oil(s)
- 2 tsp Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil
Directions: In a large bowl, combine Himalayan salts with Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil and 10- 20 drops (approx.) of the Aura Cacia aromatherapy oil(s) of your choice. Stir to combine. Pour into mason jars, and decorate with hand-made label and ribbon or twine.
Aromatherapy and magnesium therapy, a relaxing cup of tea, a stress-relieving bath, and even a DIY treat; these gifts are sure to bring rest, relaxation, and restoration to anyone on your list.