Christmas is rapidly approaching. Seriously, how fast is this month going?
Chances are you have someone on your list - yourself included - who's always looking for ways to improve their health and overall wellness. Knowing what to get them can be difficult. That's why we've decided to put together this¬†True Wellness Gift Guide. Nine suggestions to help you navigate the the shopping malls and online stores this holiday season to¬†find the best wellness gifts (many by brands that give back) for your friends and loved ones.
ORGANIC INDIA True Wellness teas
Shameless plug, but we couldn't help it! Our True Wellness tea range is herbal tea with a purpose. Choose from Sleep, Lax (Laxative), Tummy, Cleanse, and Wellness. Each is blended with Tulsi-Holy Basil, revered by Ayurveda for thousands of years. And there's no question why - Tulsi boasts an extensive lists of wellness benefits from supporting a healthy response to stress to natural detoxification, boosting immunity, increasing stamina, endurance and energy, and restoring balance and harmony in the body. If you have a tea lover on your list - or just someone into wellness - this is the perfect gift with a tiny twist.
To buy: AU$6; organicindia.com.au
Designed as a reusable travel coffee mug, KeepCup is also great for storing any number of beverages. KeepCup is based in Melbourne and on a mission to encourage the use of reusable cups. With enough plastic in 28 disposable cups and lids to make one KeepCup, these make eco-friendly gifts for tea and coffee lovers alike.
To buy: AU$11-34; https://au.keepcup.com
Subscription to Wellbeing Magazine
There is nothing more relaxing than spending a Saturday afternoon flipping through the newest edition of Wellbeing Magazine. A leader in natural health, Wellbeing offers insightful articles on ¬†ethical living, Whole food cooking, environmental affairs, alternative therapies, natural health and yoga. A generous year-long gift that will support your wellbeing right through the year.
To buy: 12-month print subscription starts at AU$49.95, https://www.wellbeing.com.au/
Taking a few moments each day to express gratitude for all of the wonderful things around us has been soon to have so many benefits. Your friends and family can embrace a sense of calm and wellbeing by writing in a Gratitude Journal - although any journal will do. A helpful tip: small size and sturdy design makes it perfect for placing in their¬†bag and taking to use on-the-go.
To buy: AU$12.95 - 20.00; http://www.reboundbooks.com/
Moringa Leaf Powder
Native to India and Africa, Moringa is a nutritionally complex superfood. It is naturally abundant in vitamins, minerals and amino acids ‚Äì the building blocks of protein. Moringa is considered one of the most complete and nutrient-dense plants on earth. It is used worldwide to combat malnutrition and its leaves have been eaten for thousands of years as a staple of the local diet.
Daily use of Moringa can add concentrated superfood nutrition to your diet and help you to consume the recommended 6-10 servings of vegetables per day.
To buy: AU$16; organicindia.com.au
Lululemon H2Om Water Bottle
We all know the importance of drinking plenty of water; it helps keep you alert throughout the day and hydrated during your workouts. This glass bottle was designed as an ideal companion for yoga classes and gentle workouts - perfect for the yogi on your list.
To buy: AU$35; http://www.lululemon.com.au/
Adult Colouring Book
Mindful colouring allows you to focus, even just for a few minutes each day, on a single task. Using a colouring book helps your mind relax, relieve anxiety and stress and inspire creativity and clarity in all areas of your life. Practice mindfulness through colouring-in and welcome a greater sense of wellbeing to your everyday. Trust us, these are awesome even if they seem a bit silly.
To buy: From AU$8.00 - 19.95; Pick up at your favourite local bookshop.
Golden Grind Turmeric Blends
2016 was Turmeric's year! Beyond that Turmeric is arguably the most powerful herbs on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease - it also tastes great. Spoil that special someone with Golden Grind's Hero 100g pack. Their signature turmeric blend is mixed with spices so you can make your own golden lattes at home!
To buy: AU$19.95; https://goldengrind.com.au/
Arianna Huffington The Sleep Revolution
Chances are you know someone who is always go-go-go, be it work, family or just life. A big part of wellness and wellbeing is learning how to slow down, taking time for oneself and relearning how to do the simplest things in new ways or for the right reasons.
In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives.
She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.
To buy: AU$17 (iTunes) http://ariannahuffington.com/
Alter Eco Chocolate
Okay, so this one is for the health and wellness lover who needs a yummy treat because we all need some chocolate now and then! Alter Eco is based on the premise that food is fundamental to life, and whole, healthy, delicious food can make life better for people all over the world. By working directly with the small-scale farmers who grow rice, sugar and chocolate, helping them institute Fair Trade and Organic practices and assisting them in improving both quality of food and quality of life, Alter Ego is creating a system that benefits everyone involved.
To buy: http://altereco.com.au/ to find a stocklist near you!