Healthy Stocking Stuffers
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Health & Relaxation:
With every step, slippers instantly transport your giftee into a world of comfort. They are also one of the best gifts to give during the cold winter months to keep toes warm and cozy. Look for orthopedic slippers with rubber soles to give feet relief inside and out. Closed-toe slippers will provide the best arch support as your giftee scuffles around their home. They won’t have to clench their feet to hang onto their shoes.
Scented candles bring relaxation to any room and can transform a space with their fragrance and calming light. Holiday scents like vanilla, pine, and eucalyptus are great stocking stuffers to help shed everyday stress. Your giftee can embrace a lively flicker when they’re celebrating Christmas with their family or cozy up with a wholesome, nourishing blend when they’re taking a load off by the hearth.
Using a body scrub once or twice a week helps to exfoliate, moisturize, and nourish dry skin in winter. Stuff a stocking with body scrubs that are made with either salt or sugar to give your giftee the ultimate exfoliation as they buff away cracks and flakes. The combination of exfoliation, massage, and aroma will create a satisfying spa-like shower experience that they’ll relish this season.
Both men and women can benefit from and enjoy this stocking stuffer. A facial mask is a skin treatment that removes excess oil, hydrates the skin, and shrinks pores. It’s one of the easiest ways for your giftee to get a spa treatment and achieve healthier skin from the comfort of their own home when they don’t want to bundle up.
Boosting your immune system is especially important in winter when everyone is stuffy and spending more time indoors. A soothing cup of tea is full of antioxidants to help. It also reduces stress, burns fat, and eases digestion. Tea infusers are used for steeping or brewing loose-leaf tea — plus, they come in a variety of unique designs and styles. As your giftee relaxes with an herb detox, you’ll know you’ve found a healthy stocking stuffer.
Lavender Essential Oil & Diffuser
The scent of lavender calms the mind and body. Inhaling the scent of lavender essential oil stimulates the part of the brain that induces relaxation, making it a healthy stocking stuffer. This aromatherapy oil can be used in a variety of ways, such as dispersing in a diffuser, adding a few drops to a hot bath, applying it topically, or inhaling the aroma of the oil.
Fitness trackers have become an increasingly popular item in the fitness world for tracking distance, calories, and heart rate. Now more affordable than ever, fitness trackers are a great gift to help the person on your list improve their health. Whether they use it for motivation to better their workouts or sleep patterns, or even to receive text alerts and calendar reminders, fitness trackers are a perfect addition to a Christmas stocking.
If your giftee is looking to get or stay fit, resistance bands are an excellent stocking stuffer. Resistance bands increase strength and flexibility at home. They also allow you to get a full-body workout without the need for bulky weights or machinery, so your giftee won’t have to go to the gym when it’s packed with people trying to keep resolutions.
Staying hydrated is essential to staying healthy, especially in winter when cells dehydrate. Help your giftee achieve their daily water intake with a new water bottle that they can carry with them wherever they go. Look for brands like Nalgene, Hydro Flask, and Contigo for a quality Christmas gift.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Salt lamps not only make decorative holiday candles, but are also used for calming and holistic light therapy any time of year. They reduce allergens by purifying the air with healthy negative ions. The minerals radiate a soft, coal-like glow, which can be adjusted with a dimmer switch for Christmastime ambiance. Himalayan salt lamps typically come with a solid wood base to adorn a nightstand or coffee table, but they’re also available as nightlights or as a basket of salt chips for smaller stocking stuffers.
A set of synthetic rubber weights with good grip is a simple Christmas gift to inspire more challenging exercise routines. Look for hexagon shapes at the end of barbells for sturdy storage. Small, lightweight kettlebells are also perfect for the giftee trying to tone or rehabilitate muscle groups. Ankle weights are stocking-size alternatives for sculpting stronger legs and glutes.
Massage tools are thoughtful stocking stuffers to promote general wellness. A variety of handheld heat massagers, scalp spiders, vacuum cups, and ergonomic massage rollers can result in chiropractic benefits by working out soft tissue pains and injuries. Massage tools also release anxiety and tension by relaxing joints, which encourages restful sleep and healthy, mindful thoughts.