13 wellbeing gifts that are good for mind, body and soul

Wellbeing gifts that are perfect to send to someone special.

An essential oil wellbeing gift in a wooden box filled with rose petals

by Rosie Floyd |
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Each and every one of us needs a little pick-me-up now and again, which is why wellbeing gifts are so necessary. They are designed to make us feel good and help us with our mental and physical health. Sending a wellness gift to family and friends is a great way to let them know you are thinking of them, but they’re ideal if you need uplifting too.

What should be in a wellbeing gifts package?

What you choose to send in a wellbeing gifts package completely depends on what your special someone is into and more importantly, what they need. Do they like to have their home filled with aromatic scents? Are they struggling to get their full eight hours sleep? Are they into fitness? Or do you simply want to send them a treat? There are wellbeing gifts out there to suit every need and budget.

Whether you’re encouraging someone close to you to tap into their spirituality or looking for a mood-boosting product, we’ve put together 13 wellbeing gifts that are good for the mind, body and soul.

Best wellbeing gifts

This wellness gift box from M&S has a great mix of sweet treats and beauty bits. From vegan truffles and dark chocolate to an apothecary sleep candle and a pulse point oil trio, this gift box will put a smile on the faces of those who receive it.

Review: “I bought this as a birthday present for a dear friend, and she was delighted with it and said it was just what she needed as a pick-me-up.”

The positive wellness journal would be a fantastic wellbeing gift for someone who likes writing and documenting their day. With sections dedicated to the mind, body and soul, it has space for you to enjoy three months of daily journaling. It also encourages you to partake in activities that will improve your mental wellbeing, including breathing, stretching, meal planning, mood tracking and art therapy.

Review: “Bought this for myself a while back and absolutely loved it, so bought it again as a gift for my friend. It is such a brilliant journal and really helped me alter my outlook and deal with anxieties.”

Supercharge your mind, body and soul with this indulgent Shika pamper gift set. It includes a range of items that are hand-made in the UK, including shower steamers, aromatic essential oils and a soy wax candle. It also comes with a purple amethyst crystal which has replenishing and serenity-boosting qualities.

Review: “Received this lovely pamper box, which is a perfect gift set with lots of beautiful products that I cannot wait to use. I like that the brand offers luxury products with sustainable packaging and is eco-friendly. The best part is all products are made in the UK. The Amethyst pyramid is beautiful, and I love the shower steamers. Highly recommend this gift set to treat yourself or as a gift for a loved one who needs a bit of TLC.”

Do you or your friends spend all night tossing and turning in bed? You can give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this Simba weighted blanket. Feeling like a gentle, full-body hug: this weighted blanket can help regulate your heartbeat, relax your muscles and set your mind at ease.

Review: “I was a bit sceptical about weighted blankets at first, but after going through a period of sleeping really badly, I decided to give the Orbit weighted blanket a go. I can honestly say I've never had such a peaceful, restful night’s sleep - I don't think I've ever slept so well in my life. It was such a good investment.”

If you have any green-fingered friends, they will love this grow-your-own Bonsai tree gift. It includes everything you need to get started, including growing pots, compost discs and seeds. Plus, the set features a booklet containing growing tips.

Review: "A great and usual gift ideal for a green-fingered friend or relative!"

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We all know that fitness is a great way to improve our physical and mental health, so a Fitbit will be the ideal gift for those wanting to track their progress. It has a built-in pedometer to count your daily steps and a heart rate monitor to monitor your resting heart rate and cardio performance. It's also great for keeping an eye on sleeping habits to see how many hours of kip you’re getting and tracking the quality of your sleep.

Review: “This device is really useful. It's great that you can read your text messages from it. Every day I check my steps, and it encourages me to keep moving.”

Give the gift of a cosy night in with this set from Twinings. Slip on the soft socks, light the spiced camomile and lavender-scented candle and sip on a warm mug of one of the two Twinings Superblends.

Review: “Bought this as a gift for a co-worker, and they loved it.”

There is no better feeling than sliding into a warm bubble bath after a long day. If this sounds like your idea of heaven, this bath bomb hamper would be ideal. It includes mini bath fizzers, a bath bomb, a fizzing star, a shea butter soap, two packets of bath salts and a cotton washcloth. The sweet orange and cinnamon essential oils used are 100 per cent vegan and aren’t tested on animals either.

Review: “BUY NOW! It is an amazing product – it smells DEVINE. I cannot urge you to buy this enough, it was beautifully packed, lovely products & overall amazing quality!”

By stimulating pressure points on the hands and feet with light acupuncture, this natural holistic therapy mat and pillow set is designed to leave whoever uses it feeling refreshed and re-energised. It is one of the most eco-friendly presents on our list as it is made with 100 per cent sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, and the packaging is also 100 per cent biodegradable.

Review: “I was recommended by my yoga teacher to look into acupressure therapy for my migraine and back tension. The product is just as shown in the picture. I love the quality - it is so luxurious and very well presented and packaged I must say. When I opened the package, there was such a pleasant and calming aroma. You can smell it all the way through, very therapeutic and impressive indeed. After the delivery, I tried it and straight away felt the benefits after just 10mins of use. I was a little apprehensive at first, but I actually felt very good relief just minutes after. I now use the mat daily. It helps me with my migraines, and also my back pain has eased. Overall, I am so happy with the product. I highly recommend it. You have to be consistent with it, and you will see the benefits.”

Gifting a pair of luxurious pyjamas is a great way to boost someone’s wellbeing. The Marks & Spencer bedwear features an eye-catching leopard print with contrasting piping details. With the bonus of an eye mask, the wearer can completely shut off from the world and get a good night’s sleep.

Review: “Such gorgeous pyjamas, super comfortable and ultra-stylish. The eye mask is an added bonus too.”

This lavender microwavable wheat bag makes a wonderful wellbeing gift to let someone know you’re thinking about them. Heat packs are so valuable to people who have aches and pains. The heat helps dilate blood vessels, which in turn will increase the flow of oxygen to muscles. They’re also great for keeping you warm in the winter months.

Review: “Absolutely beautiful product! Shipped so quickly and works great. The fluff on one side is so soft and the heat lasts just long enough! Absolutely wonderful - will definitely be buying more!”

A Himalayan salt lamp is one of those classic wellbeing gifts. Negative salt ions are released when the lamp is heated. These can boost blood flow, improve sleep, and increase levels of serotonin in the brain. As it starts to warm, the colour of the salt lamp changes from pale pink to a dark orangey-red.

Review: “Very pleased with this purchase. One lamp I bought for a Christmas present and one I kept myself. I believe the lamps have health benefits and have certainly helped with my allergies. As a plus, they provide a nice warm glow, which I miss from not having a real fire anymore. They are also safer than using candles.”

This essential oil diffuser will infuse a room with calming fragrant oil scents, making it an ideal wellbeing gift. It has six different coloured light settings, so you can choose a colour that suits the ambience of your room.

Review: "Great product - purchased the diffuser for our home, and the aroma it fills the room with is incredible. A very subtle scent that is not at all overpowering. Variable settings mean you can program the diffuser and leave it be for your set period of time."

Rosie Floyd is a Pets, Homes and Garden Product Writer for Yours, Take A Break Pets, Modern Gardens and A Modern Kitchen, specialising in everything from home appliances to pet food. After completing her Journalism & Media degree from Coventry University back in 2015, she started her career writing about must-visit holiday destinations, moving on to creating content around outdoor living and garden buildings, before joining the team at Bauer.

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