This year the holidays feel different. To say 2017 has been rocky is an understatement. From politics to natural disasters and #metoo, we have collectively been holding our breath waiting for the next ball to drop. As a result, this holiday season feels a bit heavier, so we’re highlighting smaller businesses and items that will bring comfort or inspiration to you and your loved ones. We’ve included gifts for every price range – all are under $100. Check out our other gift guide: A Healer’s Guide to Spiritual Wellness Gifts.
YourJoyologist Notepad ($10): A notepad that pumps you up to accomplish it all! Write it down and check it off, while celebrating along the way. F*ck Yeah! You got this! Tricia’s entire YourJoyologist line is full of gifts for anyone ready to tackle their goals in 2018.
Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World ($11.55 – current price on Amazon): Inspire the young girls and women in your life with this must-read book highlighting the contributions of 50 notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
Lavender & Sweet Birch Incense ($16 CAD): hand-dipped in essential oils, releasing a natural, light fragrance to encourage mindfulness and ease. These charcoal wands allow for a smooth, slow burn, making them the perfect pairing for your personal wellness rituals. Made by our very own Vanessa Kunderman, these would be a perfect gift for your BFF or holiday hostess.
We Are a Choir Tote ($16): Amber Tamblyn coined this quote in her New York Times published op-ed piece, I’m Done With Not Being Believed, in which Tamblyn encourages women to believe other women, and to raise their own voices to speak out against assault, misogyny and exploitation. Share this message and join the choir!
Girls Support Girls T-Shirt ($21 on sale now): Girls Support Girls. No matter what. (Notice a theme yet?)
Aliza Sokolow ‘Veg’ Cards: ($25) One of our favorite mottos, “eat the rainbow,” comes to life in this stunning card set featuring beets, carrots, chard, cauliflower, and radish. Send handwritten notes this holiday season or share the set with your favorite holiday hostess.
Stella Knee High Grip Socks ($25-30): Workout and feel sexy and sophisticated at the same time. These knee high length socks keep legs warm and ready to perform while the stellar grip sock pattern safely moves you through your barre, Pilates, and yoga classes.
Syma Studs Ear Jacket ($44): MLKANHNY is a must for jewelry and object gifts. This Syma Ear Jacket is so chic and unique, you or your BFF will feel like a million bucks wearing this through the new year. (Also on our must-give list are her collection of brass spoons.)
The Swag Bundle ($49.99): What do you get for the person who has everything? This swag bundle of reusable produce bags and grocery bag keep fruit & vegetables fresh longer. Use them instead of plastic bags and store your produce in them when you get home. Even the person who has “everything” will appreciate this gift.
Lukafit Limited Edition Self-Care Sister Legging ($54): These activewear leggings are designed with curves in mind. You will look and feel amazing wear while running marathons – or running errands.
Saje Wellness Ultrasonic Diffuser Set ($89.95): For your restless loved one who needs a moment of tranquility, these relaxing blends will help them unwind and create a nighttime routine for a rejuvenated 2018.
Aura Crystal Ring Holder ($94): This is a seriously glammed up ring holder for your special treasures! Show your friend, sister, or mother how special they are with this stunning piece.
What are your go-to gifts this year? Share in the comments below.
For more gift ideas, check out these guides: A Healer’s Guide to Spiritual Wellness Gifts, 5 Wellness Gift Ideas for the Loved One Who Has Everything, and 25 Standout Beauty Gifting Ideas.
Here are a few more resources for getting through this season: 5 Mindful Ideas to Set the Mood for Your Holiday Party, h5 Ways to Keep a Grateful Mindset During the Holidays, and Grappling With Gratitude This Holiday Season? 10 Simple Tips to Help.