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Ultimate Gift Guide: 21 awesome wellness gifts to give (or get)


Everyone is always wishing friends and family a happy and healthy holiday season, but they rarely give them gifts to encourage it. That's where we come in.
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Check out our updated health, wellness, and fitness gift guide for 2015 here!

Everyone is always wishing friends and family a happy and healthy holiday season, but they rarely give them gifts to encourage it. That’s where we come in.

We rounded up the season’s most special wellness gifts—from a must-have juicer and an innovative yoga mat to the coolest compostable candle and a city-chic bike bag that fits both your helmet and heels. Happy, healthy, shopping!

 

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YofomatKhataland YoFoMat PRO

No more whacking fellow subway goers with rogue, rolled-up mats. This one folds into a perfect square so the yogi in your life can slide it into a tote. $63, www.amazon.com

(Photo: Elizabeth Rossa, director of Shriyoga)

 

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Jill PlatnerJill Platner Angel Eyes Necklace

These bronze and sterling pendants—from the designer beloved by the chicest yogis, would pair perfectly with a New Year’s dress or a yoga tunic. $195–225, www.jillplatner.com

 

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FarmaestheticsFarmaesthetics Winter Greens Gift Set

Think green juice for the skin: This all-natural set, from the pioneers in using farm-fresh ingredients in skin care, includes a calming-hydrating face mask, warming body oil, vapor bath elixir, and soap. $54, www.farmaesthetics.com

 

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See by ChloeSee by Chloe Peony Printed Duffel Bag

The perfect, stylish gym bag for your BFF (especially if she’s still using her worn college backpack). $220, www.net-a-porter.com

 

7/23

Nike+ Fuelband in White Ice

The ultimate fitness-tracking accessory—in unisexy white ice. $194, www.amazon.com

 

8/23

21st Century Yoga21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics, and Practice

A must-read: This new book looks at how yoga exists in North America today, through essays written by top yogis, and c0-edited by the always-clever It’s All Yoga Baby blogger, Roseanne Harvey. $12, www.amazon.com

 

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Stella ParkaAdidas by Stella McCartney Studio Image Parka

The second we saw this striking multifunctional parka we ceased all love for our down puffer coats. $338, www.adidas.com

 

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Spirit Beauty LoungeWell+Good’s Natural Beauty Collections for Spirit Beauty Lounge

Both curated, tested, and loved by Well+Good’s beauty expert, Melisse Gelula.

Radiant Beauty for Hair, Nails, Skin, & Lips ($95) Four results-now faves that are perfect for a special night out—or a little glamour everyday, including Vapour Organics Plumping Lip gloss and RMS Beauty Luminizer.

Supremely Sexy Natural Beauty Staples ($199) A dream collection of natural-beauty standouts, perfect for healthier, glowing skin and all skin types (acne-prone, dry, and aging)—featuring the best-selling Tata Harper exfoliating mask and the brand-new Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum, and more.

 

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TeaLe Palais des Thes Teas from Around the World Tea Gift Box Set
$65, www.amazon.com

Give the tea-lover in your life an antioxidant-packed passport, with teas from all seven continents, like Margaret’s Hope from India and Flor de Oro from Argentina.

 

13/23
Crazy Sexy Kitchen and Breville Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

Kris Carr is back with a brand-new cookbook that, as usual, pairs perfectly with a high-end cold-pressing juicer. Cookbook, $18, www.amazon.com, Juicer, $150, www.amazon.com

 

14/23
Lite+CycleLite+Cycle Home Compostable Candle

These candles are grown with mushrooms (yes, mushrooms) and filled with biodegradable soy wax, and organic, pure essential oils—and the shell is compost-ready once the candle has burned away. The three scents are amazing. $32, www.liteandcycle.com

 

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Spiritual Gangster Spiritual Gangster Tank

This super-hip yoga-fashion brand has lots of cool choices for yogis with a message. And we love this Ziggy-inspired love one. $39, www.spiritualgangster.com

 

16/23
Give Love Cycle Bike Carryall Bag

Created by two chic city girls who cycle everywhere, this convertible backpack-to-shoulder bag fits your helmet and has a separate compartment for your heels, $185, www.givelovecycle.com

 

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SneakersJimmy Choo Tokyo Glitter-Finished Suede Sneakers

Luxury sneakers from top designers are everywhere this season, and whose fashionista sister wouldn’t love a sparkly pair like this to shine through the holidays and 2013? $495, www.netaporter.com

 

18/23
NSP Coco Mat Fish Surfboard

Everyone’s going surfing these days. This eco-chic board is made with natural coconut husk fibers and is suitable for all levels, from newbies to advanced wave riders. $445, www.surfindustries.com

 

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earbudsMarc by Marc Jacobs Heart-shaped Headphones and Diane Von Furstenburg Heart-print Ear Buds

These super-cute ear buds will make your giftee the envy of the treadmills (or the Central Park loop), and they come pre-printed with love. Marc by Marc Jacobs, $42, www.net-a-porter.com, Diane Von Furstenburg, $25, www.net-a-porter.com

 

20/23
Hard Tail Python Leggings

Plain black bottoms are so over. These hot, python-inspired leggings look hot on a yoga mat and at happy hour. $72, www.amazon.com

 

21/23

Starstruck tieksStarstruck Tiek Flats

Glittery Italian leather flats for on the way to work—or in the office when your heels are killing you. Selling point: They fold up neatly into your purse. $265, www.tieks.com

(Photo: Nycpretty.com)

 

22/23

Escape to Shape Retreat

How’s this for a show-stopper of a prezzie? A far-flung fitness getaway with Escape to Shape. Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Colombia, Morocco, and Turkey are all on the roster for the coming year. Prices vary, www.escapetoshape.com

 

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