Practitioners

12 thoughtful gift ideas to boost wellbeing

It’s officially the countdown to Christmas, which let’s face it, is way more exciting than the actual day itself. Catching up with friends and family, wandering around Christmas markets and office Christmas do’s are all part of the festive fun, but what about Christmas shopping?

Gift

This seems to split the crowd as something you either absolutely love and like to get cracking with the moment the nights draw in (that’s Nat). Or, you have this imminent dread every time you think about what to buy because making decisions on presents is not your strong point (like Krista)! 

Well if that’s you, or if you’re just looking for some inspiration, we have you covered. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that all of our gift ideas are themed around wellness as we love any excuse to give thoughtful gifts that benefit our loved ones’ wellbeing, and we’re excited to share our favourite, budget-friendly, finds with you!

 

Personal gifts for under £20

Himalayan Salt Lamp (£12.99-£19.99)

Do you know someone who’s feeling stressed? (maybe we could all benefit from this one). Himalayan salt lamps not only look calming but they have some wonderful benefits that can help to reduce stress, balance energy and improve sleep. They provide a warming red/orange glow which also helps induce sleep hormones so it’s perfect for those cosy winter evenings.

From Glow Himalayan

Sourdough Starter Kit (£4.99)

This kit is great for someone who loves baking and likes experimenting in the kitchen. Sourdough also has the added benefit of being friendly to your gut bacteria which is always a winner in our eyes! If you want to make a personalised gift, you could get some fancy card and write one of your favourite recipes on it (it doesn’t have to be sourdough, maybe you have a  favourite cake or muffin recipe you’d like to share) and then wrap it with ribbon to make it even more pretty! We don’t have to spend a fortune on gifts, the personal touch goes a long way.

From Happy Kombucha

Tea Infuser (£20.00)

This mug with a tea infuser makes the perfect gift for those who love tea! And who doesn’t love a brew? We enjoy a variety of herbal teas at Integral Wellness, a few of our favs are turmeric, mint, and nettle. Having an infuser means you can buy organic tea leaves which will last longer than buying teabags (and avoid the plastic they often contain). Loose leaf is packed with flavour, is more sustainable, and is environmentally friendly. It comes with a lid too to keep the tea warm!

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Thoughtful gifts for under £50

Bath Salts Set (£30.00)

This pack of three bath salts is embracing the positive vibes! They contain different essences including lavender, rose and eucalyptus which helps relax and rejuvenate. The salts contain magnesium which is the ideal mineral to help calm the nervous system and help with a restful night’s sleep. 

From Aery Living

Light Therapy Lamp (£39.99)

The dark mornings and nights are here to stay, at least for the next 4 months anyway! Around 2 million people in the UK are affected by Seasonal affective Disorder which can be very debilitating. Research has shown that LED light therapy can be really beneficial for someone who struggles with the winter blues. This one is compact and lightweight so you can pop it in your work bag or weekend away luggage.

Nat has a light therapy lamp and felt a noticeable lift in her mood on darker mornings.

From Stress No More

Wellness Journal (£26.00)

This is currently at the top of Krista’s Christmas list! Writing your thoughts down on paper helps to get them out of your head which can help with that vicious cycle of overthinking and worrying. Writing can be a great way of providing clarity which may even help solve that worry you’ve been thinking about for a while. If you’re the creative type, it’s also a lovely place for writing poetry or songs, ideal if you’re practicing mindfulness.   

From Papier

Wellness gifts under £100

Infuser Starter Kit (£95.00)

This luxury wellbeing pod is designed to provide a ‘haven of calm at home’. A lot of high street reed diffusers contain some nasties in the ingredients that can trigger allergies and affect hormones. We recommend using natural ingredients and with this infuser, you get to choose your essential oil, fill it with water and let it work its magic by making your home smell amazing.

From Neom Organics

Golden Turmeric Collection (£65.00)

Sunneta London is a skincare brand that makes all of its own products using natural ingredients. As our skin has its own microbiome we need to treat it with some TLC. This basket of goodies contains products for the face and body using turmeric, a wonderful anti-inflammatory spice that is great for those with sensitive skin and breakouts.

From Suneeta London

Weighted Blanket (£89.00)

This blanket is designed to mold to your body shape so it will keep you super cosy during these cold winter nights. The pressure of weighted blankets puts your autonomic nervous system into “rest” mode, helping to provide an overall sense of calm and reducing anxiety. It also provides support that relaxes muscles too, helping to promote a great night’s sleep. 

From Aeyla

Gift ideas over £100

Sensate (£89.00)

Developed by physicians, ‘Sensate’ sends frequencies that send signals to the vagus nerve which is the highway that connects your gut and brain. These frequencies can help tone and relax the vagus nerve, which has been shown to improve anxiety, sleep, and digestion. If you find meditation difficult due to a busy brain, you may find Sensate is for you. Natalie has one and she admits she can’t meditate but she can Sensate!

From Sensate – use code NATALIE for £20 off

Acupressure Prana Mat (£185.00)

This luxury massage set which is made from natural fibers, is incredibly versatile; helping with back pain, headaches, insomnia and fatigue. The pointed spines of the lotus flower increase blood and lymphatic flow from the very first use. Finding time to relax or attend an acupressure appointment is something we discuss a lot in the clinic – we know it’s not always easy. What better way to relax than an at-home massage?

From Pranamat Eco

Wellness Check Consultation (£185-255.00)

Our Wellness Check makes a great Christmas gift for a loved one who may benefit from discussing their food and lifestyle choices.

Do you know someone who is struggling with their energy, complaining about being bloated, or has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes? This one-hour chat is focused on their health goals. We discuss health history, food intake, lifestyle, and blood tests, before building a unique plan with dietary, lifestyle, and supplement advice that they can follow at their own pace.

From Integral Wellness

If you'd like to make a Wellness Check or any of our services a gift, click the link below, email us and we'll get it sorted for you.