11 Wellness Gifts for the Healthy Traveler
These days, it’s practically impossible to scroll through Instagram without someone letting you in on his or her self-care routine.
Meditation and yoga practices, mindful journaling, checking into wellness retreats, and the like are no longer reserved for the self-actualized. They’ve become approachable enough for anyone and everyone who seeks a grounding pause in the chaos of their everyday lives.
Some find solace in long runs, pounding pavement or sand or packed trail with stride after stride as their thoughts empty. For them, we’ve curated a selection of fitness gifts, from an absurdly comfortable pair of high-fashion sneakers to a ballet-inspired bodysuit from a just-launched activewear line out of Paris.
Some press the reset button with their skincare rituals. Might we suggest a circulation-promoting body brush to combat a tired visage and jet-lagged limbs? Or perhaps a chic glass water bottle to tote along the complexion-boosting elixirs they swear by?
And some quiet their minds by slipping into cozy clothes and indulging in the fine art of lounging. A luxurious candle, a Mongolian cashmere throw, and healing bath salts will become their go-tos for many a Sunday afternoon to come.
Aman Skincare Grounding Body Mist
You know Aman as the high-end hotel brand with resorts like Amangiri, the celeb-fave desert escape in Utah, and Amanyangyun a collection of Ming and Qing dynasty houses outside Shanghai, in its portfolio. If you can’t afford a stay at one of those exclusive properties, Aman's new skincare line is the next best thing. We love the Grounding Body Mist, an exotic blend of sandalwood, jasmine, and rose to quell anxiety and promote overall wellbeing.
To buy: shop.aman.com, $155
Louis Vuitton île Blanche Candle
Master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud is behind the intoxicating scent of this Louis Vuitton candle. The ceramic pot features a handle made of natural leather and a gold-finish metal lid that doubles as a coaster while the scent is meant to evoke “ocean mist and sun.”
To buy: louisvuitton.com, $185
Juna Nude CBD Drops
With benefits like improved sleep, decreased anxiety, and better skin, what’s not to love about cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component of THC? Ease your way into the wellness trend with this antioxidant- and phytocannabinoid-rich pick, which was developed by a former fine-dining pastry chef, Jewel Zimmer.
To buy: juna-world.com, $75
Tangram Factory Smart Rope
This adjustable high-tech jump rope displays your jump count with embedded LED lights and connects to an app for easy fitness tracking.
To buy: ahalife.com, $100
Lululemon Principal Dancer Dance Bag
Principal dancer Francesca Hayward, of London’s Royal Ballet, is the inspiration behind Lululemon’s Royal Ballet Collection. Of everything we’re eyeing, this slouchy tote — which has strong straps and plenty of interior compartments — tops our list.
To buy: lululemon.com, $148
Buly Suvé Cleansing Brush
Dry skin and tired, jet-lagged limbs are no match for this cleansing body brush, which can be used before or after a shower to promote circulation and lymphatic drainage.
To buy: buly1803.com, $208
La Mer The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask
The best antidote to a tight, irritated complexion? This innovative sheet mask from cult skincare brand La Mer. Among the high-performance ingredients are seaweed and algae extract, alfalfa seed powder, and eucalyptus leaf oil.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $150 for 6
Ernest Leoty Corset Shortie
Buying for the Pilates-lover, the yogi, or the dancer? Gift her this streamlined bodysuit from new Parisian activewear line, Ernest Leoty.
To buy: ernestleoty.com, $197
Dada Daily Snacks
If you’re looking for the ultimate stocking-stuffer for the wellness-junkie, opt for these crispy almond butter brussel sprouts from new vegan snack line Dada Daily. The brussels are dusted with superfoods like spirulina and organic moringa powder.
To buy: dadadaily.com, $8
Myro Natural Deodorant
Natural deodorants are taking the wellness world by storm. Our pick is Myro, a 99% natural, plant-powdered option that uses a mix of barley powder, essential oils, and natural sugar-derived antimicrobial to prevent odor, absorb wetness, and preserve skin’s natural moisture barrier. Plus, who can resist the super cute packaging?
To buy: mymyro.com, $10
Saved NY Trade Ivory Throw
Handmade from all-natural Mongolian cashmere, this sumptuous throw is just as well-suited for drafty plane cabins as it is for elevating your interiors.
To buy: saved-ny.com, $1,200
Apa Beauty Clean White Sonic Toothbrush
Give the gift of pearly whites with this smart toothbrush, which delivers 40,000 sonic vibrations per minute, and will look oh-so-snazzy on your vanity.
To buy: ahalife.com, $250
With sneakers this good-looking, how could you not want to work out? We dig the chunky sole and snug sock tops.
To buy: call 877-997-7232, price available upon request
Goop Bath Salts
These Goop Bath Soaks target everything from sore muscles and cold-like symptoms to emotional stress. Our pick: the G. Nite Bedtime Bath Soak, which uses valerian root and Australian sandalwood to promote better sleep.
To buy: goop.com, $35
Bkr Fifth Ave Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is key to feeling your best on the road. And this reusable glass bottle is one of the best-looking options out there.
To buy: dermstore.com, $38