2014 Wellness Gift Ideas: The Mindful

by Organic Spa Magazine

Wellness gift ideas for mind, body and spirit

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Moments of Mindfulness Dr. Nina Smiley, director of mindfulness programs at Mohonk Mountain House, has created a perfect gift: silk eye mask, lavender eucalyptus sachet, notebook, tin of chamomile tea and more, in a pretty box—to enhance life’s mindful moments. $98; mohonkgiftshops.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Wellness Warrior Spa and fitness industry icon Deborah Szekely, co-founder of Rancho La Puerta and The Golden Door, has done it again. Her nonprofit, Wellness Warrior, is working to reverse the unhealthy lifestyles that are making us—and our planet—sick. Make a donation, for a friend, and give a powerful gift to support wellness. wellnesswarrior.org

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Inspirational Clothing Every piece is inspired by an uplifting quote, from Thomas Merton to Maya Angelous to Buddhist monks, printed on the inside of the garment. Ten percent of your purchase goes to the ATAGives cause of your choice. $24.99 and up; ata-clothing.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Panatea Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Set Inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony, the husband-and-wife owners launched a chic, modern interpretation of the ritual, complete with bamboo whisk and high-grade matcha tea; their site has lots of great recipes, too. $54; panateagreen.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: EO Everyone Essential Oils Aromatherapy BlendS These oils, in “Relax,” “Focus,” and “Fresh” blends are formulated with intention to lift the mood and focus the mind—and they come with instructions for the novice user. $10.99 and up; wholefoods.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Pattern Play Made in Finland using fabric remnants, the 19-inch Rest cushions are filled with recycled polyester wadding. $117.60; suiteny.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Quiet Night Relaxing Balm In a cute, TSA-friendly tin, a little dab of this Lather multipurpose lavender-infused balm on the temples at night will help travelers sleep—and soothe dry skin and flyaway hair. $9; lather.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: For the Bees We love this little Way Out Wax beeswax Buddha Meditation Timer candle, created with so much intention: It burns for 60 minutes, time enough to sit quietly and meditate or reflect. Made with pure beeswax, pure essential oils and recycled packaging, the company donates a portion of each sale to the Pollinator Protection Campaign. $7.99; wayoutwax.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Wordologies Journal Trio Keeping track of inspired thoughts and observations is creative therapy! Made from 100 percent recycled paper, three to a pack, these feature messages like “mindfulness matters.” $18; wordologies.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Fire Cider A certified organic, old-style healthy tonic, Fire Cider is stoked with raw honey, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, horseradish, ginger, lemon, to promote healthy digestion, enhance the immune system and rev up the engines! $12; firecider.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: The Therm-O Terra Keep the flow going with this tea/water thermos, featuring a lead-free and BPA-free design, and keeps drinks hot and cold. $29; shophorne.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Sit Like a Buddha A handy little how-to guide on learning to meditate, by Lodro Rinzler, the former director of the Boston Shambhala Center and best-selling author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar… $11.95; shambhala.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Let the Light Shine Inspired by vintage Christmas ornaments, these pretty reusable glass and metal tins feature hand-poured soy candles in holiday scents like Wassail and Pomegranate Spruce. $15 (metal), $21 (glass); paddywax.com

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Wellness Gift Ideas: Meditation of Chocolate  To Wei of Chocolate founder Lisa Reinhardt, one delicious organic, Fair Trade, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO dark chocolate square creates an opportunity to close your eyes and meditate for two minutes while you savor the flavor. $12 and up; weiofchocolate.com

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Spirit Pieces

We’d like to highlight some beautiful accessories that touch us on a deeper level.

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Rose Mala Celeste Onorati was inspired to create her gorgeous Jai Mala rose petal bead mala necklaces while meditating. Each is different, and carries the subtlest scent of rose, “to help open the heart of the wearer to love, like the rose,” she says. $340; jaimalarose.com

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Aromatic Jewelry Designer Gai Russo has created pretty 100 percent recycled sterling silver bracelets with a little charm that holds essential oils. It not only smells lovely, but provides aromatherapy benefits wherever you go. $225; gairusso.com

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Humanitarian Mala for Love Speaking of love, we absolutely adore designer Jacqueline Rose Ranieri’s fine Humanitarian Mala for Love, handmade in New York City, and featuring rose quartz, silk and sterling silver. $110; shopjacquelinerose.com

 

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Index

The Beauties
The Workout Warrior
The New Parent
The Man
The Animal Lover
The Traveler
The Stylista
The Foodie
The Home
The Gift of Wellness

 

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