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Top 12 Presents for Health and Wellness Lovers

Give the gift of health this year


Welcome to Next Gen Natural, a column where we share a Gen Z perspective on natural health and wellness. I’m Michelle—alive’s Digital Assistant and creator of the Healthy Num Num food blog. I love healthy living and want to inspire you to integrate wellness into all parts of your life, regardless of your age.

From fitness must-haves to mindfulness essentials, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite wellness-themed gifts to help elevate your loved one’s wellness routine. Whether you’re shopping for a healthy foodie, self-care lover, or exercise enthusiast, (or yourself!), these presents apply to all types of natural health and wellness fans.


DIY immunity shots bundle

This gift bundles up everything needed to make immunity juice shots. Select immune-boosting ingredients like citrus fruits, carrots, and spinach, a durable juicer, and reusable glass bottles to keep the fridge stocked up with daily drinks. For recipe inspiration, write out or send your recipient this immunity juice shots recipe.


Journal bundle

Introduce your friend or family member to the calming ritual of journaling by gifting a lined, dotted, or blank notebook and a high-quality smooth ink pen (no smudge marks wanted here!). Journals that include prompts are a top choice for someone who’s new to journaling. This present is perfect for Christmas as it can inspire your recipient to make journaling part of their New Year’s resolutions.


Silk pillowcase

Claimed to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and lessen hair breakage and tangling, a silk pillowcase is a great gift for the beauty enthusiast and makes the falling asleep process smooth and luxurious feeling. Add this homemade lavender essential oil pillow spray to the gift to make your giftee’s sleep routine even dreamier.


Homemade cookies

Fresh cookies are a simple but delicious gift for all ages—because who doesn’t love a homemade treat? Create your own cookie tin by making a few different types of cookies, such as fudgy Stuffed Brownie Cookies, vegan Chocolate-Tahini and Ginger Sandwich Cookies, and low-sugar Walnut Raspberry Jam Thumbprints.


Healthy cookbook

For those who love cooking and baking, gifting a healthy cookbook is a match made in kitchen heaven. Pair a cookbook present with a set of beautiful serving spoons or cookbook stand. You can also wrap up the book in a new dishcloth for an eco-friendly packaged present.


Yoga mat

Help upgrade or launch your recipient’s yoga practice with a high-quality yoga mat. A thick deluxe mat provides extra cushioning and more encouragement to roll it out for a stretch session. This mindful gift keeps on giving, as yoga has been shown to improve mood, memory, and resilience to stress. When shopping, opt for a yoga mat made with eco-friendly materials like cork and natural rubber. Add an online yoga or fitness class subscription to this gift to further support your giftee’s wellness journey.


Essential oil diffuser

For the friend or family member who wants to improve their well-being, an essential oil diffuser is a small addition that provides big benefits. Different essential oils may have different benefits. For example, diffusing lavender oil may help relieve stress during the holiday season, while peppermint oil can help alleviate headaches. Pair a beautiful diffuser with a variety of essential oils to round out this aromatherapy present.


Red light therapy face mask

Red light therapy is an emerging skincare treatment that’s used to reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, which works to maintain skin elasticity and moisture. A red light therapy face mask allows you to take advantage of these beauty benefits at home. Your recipient can rest and relax while using this device by listening to a podcast, audiobook, or music.


Walking treadmill

Walking treadmills have recently become a popular way to multitask by walking while watching TV or working. If your work-from-home partner or friend has a stand-up desk, placing the treadmill underneath may be their favorite home office addition. During winter, a walking treadmill is also a convenient way to get your steps in while staying warm and dry.


Bundle of supplements

Top up your friend’s or family member’s supplement stash by gifting staples such as vitamin D. (Chances are, your loved one can benefit—approximately 35 percent of American adults are deficient in vitamin D.) Personalize this gift by choosing supplements that align with your recipient’s lifestyle. For example, for the hard-working loved one, include stress-relieving supplements, and for the fitness fan, choose exercise essentials such as protein powder. Pair this present with a daily pill container to keep your friend or family member organized.


Exercise class credits

Gifting a few exercise class credits to your fitness friend or family member is a thoughtful present that has a positive impact on their physical health. The class credits could be for a new fitness studio to encourage them to try out a new type of workout or for their go-to classes. Pair this gift with a new activewear set to make their next fitness day feel extra great.


Subscription to alive magazine

Stay up to date in the wellness world every month with alive magazine. Each issue is packed with the freshest natural health information and focuses on a range of topics, including nutrition, clean beauty, and sustainability. Plus, there are healthy, delicious recipes to make each month (you know what I flip to straight away!).

More unique gifts

For the friend who has everything, these presents are a perfect surprise.

  • Lavender warming booties: these fleece-lined boots are scented with lavender so you can enjoy soothing aromatherapy benefits while keeping your toes cozy.
  • Meditation mug: as you sip from this cup, let your mind wander while tracing your finger along the engraved labyrinth path on the stoneware surface.
  • Aromatherapy dough: scented with essential oils and designed to combat stress, this inventive fidget toy is a great gift for all ages.
  • alive Academy gift card: unlock a world of certified holistic education and personal transformation with the alive Academy, which features nutrition courses for every type of wellness enthusiast.



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