Wow, can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? Believe it or not, it’s almost time for pumpkin spice, turkey, twinkling lights, and ugly Christmas sweaters. We can all admit with the pandemic, time has ticked by strangely this year, and the stress of everything happening can make it difficult to keep track of days of the week – let alone what month it is!
You may have just realized that it’s time you start brainstorming holiday gift ideas for your nearest and dearest but are wondering where to start. Maybe you’ve just been so busy that you haven’t had time to think, and now, you’re worried about what gifts you’re going to be stashing under the tree this year.
Well, cast your worries aside. We have some fantastic ideas that we’re excited to share with you. And some of these fabulous gifts are not only luxury items, but they’re even eco-friendly.
So, let’s jump right in. What are you going to be wrapping this year? Let’s take a look and see what strikes your fancy.
Who doesn’t love jewelry? When it comes to the holidays, jewelry is always a great gift idea, and what better way to enhance the gift than to know that you’re supporting a good cause too?
Whatever kind of jewelry you choose for your loved one, you’ll know it will be beautiful, made with genuine gemstones. Some companies or sellers will personalize jewelry, which can add a special touch to your holiday gift. So, say you care with a sparkling piece that your loved one is sure to cherish.
Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Let’s face it: this has been a stressful year for everyone, and sometimes, we just need to retreat into our imaginations. A coloring book is a great way to unwind and relieve some stress.
There are plenty of options, both silly and intricate, to help your gift recipient unwind. Some books have great designs at various levels of artistic abilities featuring floral designs, animals, mandalas, and other exotic patterns. The sky’s the limit when you let your imagination run wild.
Around the holidays, a little pampering can go a long way. You can order a bottle of all-natural Dead Sea salt directly from Israel. The Dead Sea has a lot of restorative qualities, both in the unusually salty water and in the mud on the banks of the Dead Sea.
The salt is unscented, uncolored, and exfoliates the skin and helps you detox. There are tons of beneficial minerals in the salt like potassium, bromide, and sulfur that can moisturize and soothe your skin. This is a luxury gift your loved ones are sure to enjoy.
Your loved ones may also enjoy bath salts as part of a detox routine. Epsom salt detoxes can be great for replenishing your magnesium levels and pulling toxins from your body. Some bath salts have essential oils infused with them for a bath experience they won’t soon forget.
Nothing says you care like a massage, and there are various types of amazing massagers for the hands, feet, and back. They refresh tired, achy muscles and promote blood flow to soothe your body and help you relax.
There are also scalp massagers which relieve tension by targeting acupressure points and stimulating sensitive nerves. Many of these massagers can be packed for travel or kept at home for an on-the-spot spa day. No day of relaxation is complete without kneading out those tense muscles.
Keep your loved ones’ faces looking fabulous this holiday season. A soothing, rejuvenating face mask makes a great present for anyone on your list. With all of the craziness of the holidays, you want to make sure you get your family and friends something extra special that they can pamper themselves with.
Why do people love face masks? Probably because you can see and feel the difference in your skin within minutes of using one. From brighter, clearer skin to a more hydrated feel, there are tons of benefits that this gift can ring in. Ever thought of giving a vitamin C facial mask? Let’s look at what vitamin C can do for that special someone on your list.
- Anti-aging - Vitamin C can be used as part of an anti-aging regimen because it boosts collagen production, which can decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Amen to that.
- Exfoliating - Vitamin C is acidic, so it helps exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This leaves skin looking smooth and bright. The antioxidants also help to reduce dark spots and discolorations to leave you glowing brighter than a Christmas light.
- Hydrating – Does someone on your list struggle with dry or dehydrated skin? Well, viola! Vitamin C helps your skin retain moisture to boost softness and elasticity. Hello again, youthful-looking skin.
- Anti-inflammatory – Take a hike, swelling. Vitamin C helps reduce inflammation and calms any red or swollen parts of the skin to smooth your complexion. That makes this kind of face mask a wonderful gift for anyone who awakens to puffiness around their eyes or cheeks.
The best part about face masks is that they are quick, easy to use, and always appreciated. Gleamin offers an amazing clay mask rich in vitamin C and turmeric that is sure to be a holiday favorite. Luckily, this clay mask is Santa-approved and suitable for all skin types. So, grab one for everyone on your Nice List this year – and maybe one for yourself as well.
And not just any headband. This headband is a fabulous gift option to capture those wispy hairs and keep them away from your face while you apply your oh-so-soothing facial mask. That’s right, not only does Gleamin carry an awesome face mask, we carry the right accessories too. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
This pink satin headband is sure to be a hit for the holiday season and can be worn right out of the house too. It’s a one size fits all hair accessory that keeps hair fresh and cute with no mess to speak of when you want to apply that face mask or simply run to the grocery store. Every gal pal on your Christmas list will love this adorable and versatile gift just as much as you do.
Essential Oil Kit
An essential oil gift set can be an eye-opener for people who have never enjoyed the soothing effects of essential oils. Essential oils can either be applied to the skin topically or diffused into the air via aromatherapy.
If you want to skip the candles, you can use essential oils to freshen the air in your home and boost health benefits. There are kits that allow you to make your own roller bottles filled with your favorite essential oils. It’s a great DIY gift that doesn’t require a lot of crafty know-how, and you get both the satisfaction of a job well done and a great applicator of some soothing oil. Essential oils are a must-give gift for 2020.
A Cup Of Tea
Give the gift of love in a cup. High quality, loose-leaf, or bagged tea can always brighten and warm someone’s day this holiday season. Just make sure you know if your recipient has any allergies, so you don’t accidentally give them something they can’t enjoy.
There are lots of cute tea sets that can round out your gift, or you can gift someone a monthly tea subscription. Your gift can take them around the world every month with a new tea. Some of them will be teatime classics, and others will be rare finds, but your recipient is sure to love the monthly delivery.
There are tons of benefits to herbal remedies and supplements, so this can be a thoughtful gift. A gift card for an herbal shop or a starter kit can help your loved one become their best self with convenient remedies, herbal teas, and dietary supplements.
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, and now, there are kits which give your special someone the instructions and ingredients to make their own herbal concoctions. It can be a fun DIY project, as these kits can help you make extracts, salves, or teas for all different things. A gift box can be just the encouragement the person you love needs to jump on a great path to staying healthy and happy this holiday season.
You can purchase a kit that allows you to make your own water kefir. Water kefir is a drink made by adding kefir grains to coconut water or sugar water. It contains nutrients and probiotics which benefit the gut, heart, and mental health. What says you care more than giving the gift of health and wellness, right? Water kefir will have a slightly bubbly texture and mildly sweet taste that anyone on your list is sure to love.
Have a creative friend or loved one? Then this is the gift for them. They can harness their creative juices and flavor their kefir with fruits or fruit juices for something a little extra, or there’s always the option to just drink it plain if they prefer. Either way, it’s another fun, versatile, health-friendly gift option for you to choose from.
Let’s be honest— the holidays are always a hectic time of the year, and 2020 hasn’t made things any easier. We all know it’s been a pretty tough year, and we all deserve to have some time to pamper ourselves and our loved ones.
But with stay-at-home orders just beginning to lift, many of us will be eager to make our holiday lists and go shopping – even if that means just jumping online to stay safe (which is 100% ok). The more personalized a gift is, the more you know the recipient will enjoy it, but, at the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts. So, be creative and enjoy your holiday shopping this year. After all, we all deserve a little joy and merriment to end this crazy year.