Wellness

Holiday Gift Guide: Self-Care

For your friend on a journey of self-improvement, discovery and self-love

By Danielle Pinkus

Wellness

For your friend on a journey of self-improvement, discovery and self-love

By Danielle Pinkus

We believe self-care should be taken seriously. There’s not one way to ‘do’ self-care. It could be taking the time to make a tea, sweating it out in a yoga class or setting aside an afternoon to jot down your goals. These curated gifts will go down with a treat with any wellness warrior.

1
Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now Gift Edition

In The Power of Now, Tolle describes his transition from despair to self-realisation soon after his twenty-ninth birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. A must-read for anyone on a journey of self discovery.

2
Beauty Chef

Holiday Glow Kit

Collagen supplements are one of the biggest health trends to come out of 2018. This Beauty Chef duo designed to strengthen and support glowing skin and promote collagen synthesis, while also nourishing and supporting gut health. An ideal gift for beauty holistic enthusiasts.

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Smythson

Textured-Leather Notebook

There is something truly pleasing about receiving a fresh leather journal to start the new year. This one, from UK-based luxury luggage brand Smythson is made in textured leather and comes in A5 size for jotting down ideas and inspirations on the go.

4
Addition Studio

Neue Void Incense Burner

Carved from solid beige travertine, the Neue Void incense burner is sculptural and functional with a large funnel design that functions as an ash catcher. Its beautiful design means it doubles as an art piece when not in use. Each burner comes with Palo Santo and is suitable for all types of incense.

 

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Bose

Noise-Masking Sleepbuds

Give the gift of a goodnight sleep with Bose Sleepbuds. Pre-loaded with specially engineered soothing and masking sounds to cover up unwanted night-time noises, these tiny wireless earphones help lull you to sleep and ensure you stay there.

 

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Herbivore Botanicals

Jade Facial Roller

Every self-care enthusiast should own a jade roller over the festive season. A beauty ritual dating back to China in the 7th century, facial rolling is relaxing and de-stressing delivering a gentle massage and post roll skin plumpness. Place your roller in the freezer before heading Christmas party and your future self will thank you in the morning.

 

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One Hot Yoga

Yoga Gift Pack

A gift that will bring a smile to any fitness junkie; unlimited yoga and Pilates mat classes until the end of Jan in beautiful One Hot Yoga studios located in Sydney and Melbourne.

 

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Yoga Everywhere

Yoga Mat

Take your favourite Australian coastline to the studio with a Yoga Everywhere mat. Each mat features unique aerial photography by Remy Gerega and has been created using biodegradable, recyclable and easily washable materials — making them ideal for Bikram and hot yoga.

 

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Deiji

Full Length Robe

Nothing says self-care like jumping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a fresh robe. Made from stone-washed French linen, Deiji’s full length Japanese-inspired kimono robes are made for ultimate comfort with a white linen waist tie, extra-wide sleeves and low hidden pockets.

 

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Material Matcha

Matcha Making Starter Pack

Material Matcha was created by Etienne and Morgan, two young French expats and foodies living in Japan. The MMU Starter Pack contains everything your receiver will need to prepare a perfect cup of matcha tea; including a whisk, bowl, matcha blend and matcha zine for reading material.