Christmas is just around the corner. And we’re all getting excited, but the festive period is an extremely busy time of year for everyone, especially when it comes to preparing presents for everyone. So to make things a bit easier for you, I suggest you start wrapping up presents for your loved ones as early as now.
If you’re needing inspiration, here are my top 25 picks for mental health and well-being gift ideas this Christmas.
1. Planthaya’s products
Someone on your list who could do with a little help to relax? Someone who needs a helping hand to sleep? Gym lover? Meditation fanatic or yoga enthusiast? Then CBD is the gift for you, with it’s calming and relaxing effects for your mind and body, it can help to create tranquillity in those stressful situations, get a restful night’s sleep, revive those aching muscles and enhance yoga and meditation practice.
Created with love and a mission to make CBD easy to choose and simple to use, Planthaya’s products are the highest quality from seed to bottle. Harmony Starter kit includes Balance drops, Boost Capsules & Soothe balm gorgeously packed and ready forgiving.
2. Personalised champagne
If you are looking for an instant pick me up and something to bring a smile to your face, then personalised champagne is the great new way to do this.
Whatever the occasion, whether it be an anniversary, birthday or wedding, a bottle of bubbly personalised around the day is the best way to dazzle and delight. Each design is unique and with a family procured champagne available you can be sure that the lucky recipient will love your gift.
3. Steel tumblers
To avoid Santa’s naughty list this Christmas, why not gift a present that is not only good for you but good for the environment? Green Steel’s high-quality stainless steel tumblers are the perfect alternative to single-use plastic bottles and suitable for the whole family.
Each insulated tumbler with straw is available in a range of colours and has thermal insulation technology so they can store anything from water, coffee, soups, smoothies, even cocktails. They also come with a vacuum-sealed, spill-resistant lid which preserves the vibrancy and vitamin content in your food and drink, as well as a sweat-free, powder-coated exterior which will keep your libation firmly in your hand and prevent drippy condensation forming on the outside.
4. StoryTerrace Personal memoir
Christmas is the perfect time to share stories and memories with your family. Why not show them how much you care with a truly unique gift: their own autobiography, ghostwritten by StoryTerrace.
Their professional ghostwriters have helped thousands of people to capture their life stories in beautiful bespoke books. Learn how they create your StoryTerrace book in a few simple steps – from getting matched with a writer, to receiving your beautifully bound biography, life story or memoir. See how it works in this video.
Contact the team today, to find out how you can give the gift of a lifetime to your loved ones.
Books are a safe choice for presents; that’s because books are personal – they show you care enough to pick something specific. For instance, Let’s Talk About Behaviour, explores the latest research trends and perspectives within this niche, but to reveal a nuanced understanding of the intersecting fields within psychology, mental health, and well-being. It is hoped that this book will further stimulate a greater understanding and appreciation of mental health.
According to Nature: ‘Researchers are discovering how the ingredients in a cup of tea can lift mood, improve focus and perhaps even ward off depression and dementia. The traditional calming effects of the plant Camellia sinensis have elevated the drink, which is produced from its leaves to a role beyond quenching thirst.’
Teapro, one of the UK’s leading tea subscription companies, offers themed tea boxes, containing premium loose leaf tea, teaware and tea education, which could be an ideal Christmas present for anyone who enjoys a good cuppa.
7. Accessory brands
House of Wonderland offers a range of trend, happy, illustrated goodies including enamel pins, nail transfers, tote bags and more! Run by a husband and wife team of two with a passion for on-trend, design-led, magical products. Some of their items are limited edition and guaranteed to bring a smile to any recipient.
8. Tickets to mental health or well-being events
There are many mental health and well-being events that you can find on Eventbrite. Give the gift of experience and learning to your friends and family by paying for an event they’d be interested to come. It can be a film, workshop, conference, or a fundraising event.
9. Self-care items
A good book, a cup of soothing tea, and a hot bath. Sounds like perfection, right? Self-care is essential to our happiness.
RugBuddy, an under-rug heater, is a perfect and thoughtful gift. It’s a bit like an electric blanket you lay on the floor and cover with a rug. The warmth is transmitted to the surface of the rug and you get localised floor heating. It is safe, silent, and healthy. And, I would add, calming.
10. Photography and arts
Photography has been scientifically proven via numerous studies to help improve mental health by emphasising positive life experiences and reducing the stress hormone cortisol. This reduces the feelings of anxiety, elevates your mood and helps improve your sleep.
Paul David Smith is a professional photographer offering a range of photography-related gift experiences developed to improve your photography skills and help take your photos to the next level.
11. Vegetarian sheepskin rugs and throws
These woolly creations have a felted back which will appeal to those who want a wool product that doesn’t involve using animal skin. These ‘Viking-looking’ long-
To use on chair backs and for toe warming feel-good ‘snuggle’ moments these Ecohuman sheep’s wool products can be made to order and come with their own quirky tale of how each item was created which creates an ‘invested’ connection to the animal and the process involved in producing and caring for these bespoke pieces.
12. Daily mindfulness tools
Sea Soul Blessings are a little box of mindful inspiration for sea-lovers. Developed by sea swimmer and life coach, Pippa Best, they capture the wisdom of the sea in inspirational cards and a tiny guidebook.
Awakening your ‘blue mind’ when you’re far from the water, this little box of sea can be a powerful tool for managing stress. The simple practice of drawing a card can be as rejuvenating as a trip to the sea – bringing calm, greater self-compassion and a clearer focus. And as the sea helps you shift your negative thought patterns and make positive changes in your life, your purchase allows Sea Soul Blessings to donate funds to projects that protect our seas.
13. Scented candles
This vintage-inspired cut glass jar from Olivetreehome houses a vegan-friendly scented candle. Made from pure soy wax flakes, paraben- and phthalate-free fragrance oils. Each candle has been hand-poured in small batches, to ensure you receive the luxurious scent you deserve.
Take time out for yourself, whether that be a walk in the fresh air, Time away from work with family and friends, or simply a luxurious hot bath, good book, and of course, that all-important scented candle. A good night’s sleep is also so important to your mental and physical state of mind.
14. Well-being box
The Sunshine Box promotes decluttering and detoxing the mind as a means of positive wellness and self-care. It is full of products and exercises that can help with mental, emotional and spiritual cleansing.
The box comes with a user guide. There are two exercises – a great 7-day mental detox; plus a gorgeous floral cleansing mediation – grab some flowers from your garden, or from the shop and have a go. There is also information about using the Aventurine crystal in the box.
15. Cattitude box
It’s not only human who need self-care; every cat deserves love and attention. Anyone who is crazy about cats will love Cattitude box – a monthly subscription box that has been created for the health and happiness of cat ladies and their cats. Hand-picked, top quality food treats and toys for the cats as well as unique, quirky cat-themed gifts and treats for the cat ladies! Each monthly box contains six to eight products that are split between cat and owners. While plans are automatically renewed to make things easy, they can be cancelled at any time.
16. Scalp elixir
Hair loss isn’t just a cosmetic issue – it can affect people’s mental health and well-being. The Scalp Elixir by Hairguard is what more and more people are using as a natural, topical way to get back their healthy hair. It comes with a precision applicator so the Elixir can easily be applied to thinning/receding areas of the scalp. Encourages hair by blocking DHT and increasing blood flow.
17. Positivity products
The Mood Club inspires people to get into a positive mindset and improve their wellbeing in everyday life. The Mood Cards are sets of 20 practical activities designed to encourage growth, self-reflection and positivity.
The activities can be done in a few minutes, but have a long-lasting impact as they teach you to focus on the bright side of things, and support you in facing daily challenges with a positive attitude! The cards are made sustainably in the UK from carbon-neutral providers, are printed on FSC paper and are plastic-free. Each set is £12.50 and comes in a reusable tin.
18. Eco-friendly gift sets
Life Before Plastik, the plastic-free shop that makes it easy to shop zero waste, have released eco-friendly Christmas gift sets for conscious customers. Created to make life easy, the festive bundles cater to various needs.
The Christmas gift sets include mini salt scrubs in aluminium tins for small budgets, hair and beard care kits, and pampering gift sets for a luxurious treat. Life Before Plastik works with over 80 different independent brands (including 57 from the UK), and stocks over 500 plastic-free alternatives, with 90% of these products being vegan friendly (with the exception being products containing beeswax). All items have been carefully selected, so they can be trusted to be sustainable.
19. Card game
For many of us, 2020 has been a challenging year. And it looks like we will be spending more time inside our bubbles this winter. Quarantine The Card Game was created to bring some levity to this difficult time. Other than a Covid vaccine, laughter is the best medicine. And this brand-new card game brings has families rolling with laughter.
Long after you’ve run out of movies to stream and videogames to play, Quarantine The Card Game brings the right blend of strategy, luck, and laughs. And 5% of profits are donated to charity to help those hardest hit by the pandemic so you can feel good about your purchase. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Get it before it’s gone for $20.20 at their website.
Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg.
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