Essentials for the Wellness Traveler

by Organic Spa Magazine

Wellness Travel Perfect Pack

The compact new Fjallraven Re-Kanken backpack, made from recycled bottles and recycled polyester, is also recyclable. Perfect size for travel.

Perfect Duffle

The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 60L is good-looking, indestructible and coed. It is also blue-sign approved, which means it was made sustainably, with minimal impact on the environment. $129;

A Whiff of Bali

This beauty John Hardy x Joya Sedan Malam Candle is inspired by the gardens and temples around the John Hardy workshop in Ubud, Bali. The clay porcelain bowl, trimmed with 22-karat gold, can be repurposed once the candle is finished. $90;

Inside Guide

Insider Brooklyn by Rachel Felder (HarperDesign) is a curated guide to the best of the borough--restaurants, cafes, wellness hotspots--by a journalist whose Brooklyn roots run deep. This little black book of Brooklyn not only tells you where to go, but how to get there. $26.99; available at bookstores

Aromatherapy Associates Instant Wellbeing

This pretty box contains two beautiful rollerball essential oil blends of Revive Morning and Deep Relax to roll over pulse points and help relieve stress or perk up the mind.

Recycled Wool Blankie

The Woolrich Recycled Wool Blanket is a bit bigger than lap size, and it's perfect for the car, campfire, or even a staycation. Comes in three colors: navy, black and forest green. 

Winter Warmer

TREW Gear Lightweight NuYarn Merino 1/4 Zip is the perfect piece, the one to bring along to any destination where there might be a nip in the air. Lightweight but warm, stylish but understated, breathable but not drafty, it will become a go-to. $109;


The Orox Citus Cord Minder, a sleek, folded piece of leather held together with a button and made from leather scraps sourced locally, is anyone's simple solution to keeping cords from headphones, chargers and cables disentangled and organized. $10;

Bright Light

This set of 80 Acres Soy Candles by McEvoy Ranch, three essential-oil scented soy candles with cotton wicks, is the perfect gift for any traveler who enjoys bringing a bit of aromatherapy to their hotel room.

1More Triple-Driver In-Ear Headphones

Featuring triple-driver technology and a built-in mic, and tuned by a Grammy Award-winning sound engineer, these stylish in-ear headphones provide great sound quality (especially at this price point), while their ergonomic design and sets of silicone and memory foam ear tips make them comfortable, too. Available in multiple sleek, color combinations. $99;

Bring a Bath

A lovely gift box with five travel-size bath oils, each one drawn from an element--Wood (rejuvenate), Water (Soothe), etc.,--are made in England with essentials oils. $75

Shine a Light

The slim Biolite Power Light Mini--a claimable lantern with a USB rechargeable battery that provides 52 hours of light and will charge your phone--is a great gift for campers, hikers, bikers or anyone who needs illumination. $44.95;

Bath Bombs

Art Naturals Bath Bombs set of six--for congestion relief, muscle and joint relaxation, detox--are perfect for the bath diva for home and travel. Pack a bath bomb and luxuriate in your hotel tub. $20;

Prynt Case

Take snapshots to a whole new level with this iPhone case, which doubles as a mini photo printer. Use the company app to take a picture and short video, then print out your creation; you can tap on the printed image to unlock the video, too. $149.99;

Meshu Journey Jewelry

Created by L.A.-based designer Rachel Binx, these customer pendants, rings and earrings let you immortalize your life's journey--or favorite trips or destinations--in jewelry form. Log on to input your voice of locations, then watch as they take the form of maps, interconnecting lines or radiating circles. The pieces are then either laser cut or 3-D printed; choose from a variety of finishes, including gold and bamboo. $75-$145;

Wellness Travel Create-A-Kit

Gift a customized selection of Dr. Hauschka minis and travel-sizes that will come in a handsome gray cosmetic bag. Fill your Dr. Hauschka Create-a-Kit with face, body and bath products, with free shipping from November 1 to December 31. $25 and up;

Stocking Stuffers

Lina Hanson Satori Perfume Oil

An uplifting scent with notes of sandalwood, vanilla and ginger, in a rollerball applicator.

Lurk Blood Orange, Lime and Sandalwood

A beautiful new bracing scent by one of our favorite perfumers.

Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Perfume Oil

A spicy blend with rollerball applicator that evokes the best of Morocco's seductive city.

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