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Friday, November 23, 2012

Ultimate Gift Guide: 21 awesome wellness gifts to give (or get)

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happy winter woman shopping

Everyone is always wishing friends and family a happy and healthy holiday season, but they rarely give them gifts to encourage it. That's where we come in.

We rounded up the season's most special wellness gifts—from a must-have juicer and an innovative yoga mat to the coolest compostable candle and a city-chic bike bag that fits both your helmet and heels. Happy, healthy, shopping!

 
YofomatKhataland YoFoMat PRO

No more whacking fellow subway goers with rogue, rolled-up mats. This one folds into a perfect square so the yogi in your life can slide it into a tote. $63, www.amazon.com

(Photo: Elizabeth Rossa, director of Shriyoga)

 
Jill PlatnerJill Platner Angel Eyes Necklace

These bronze and sterling pendants—from the designer beloved by the chicest yogis, would pair perfectly with a New Year's dress or a yoga tunic. $195–225, www.jillplatner.com

 

FarmaestheticsFarmaesthetics Winter Greens Gift Set

Think green juice for the skin: This all-natural set, from the pioneers in using farm-fresh ingredients in skin care, includes a calming-hydrating face mask, warming body oil, vapor bath elixir, and soap. $54, www.farmaesthetics.com

 
 

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See by ChloeSee by Chloe Peony Printed Duffel Bag

The perfect, stylish gym bag for your BFF (especially if she's still using her worn college backpack). $220, www.net-a-porter.com

 

Nike+ Fuelband in White Ice

The ultimate fitness-tracking accessory—in unisexy white ice. $194, www.amazon.com

 
21st Century Yoga21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics, and Practice

A must-read: This new book looks at how yoga exists in North America today, through essays written by top yogis, and c0-edited by the always-clever It's All Yoga Baby blogger, Roseanne Harvey. $12, www.amazon.com

 
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Stella ParkaAdidas by Stella McCartney Studio Image Parka

The second we saw this striking multifunctional parka we ceased all love for our down puffer coats. $338, www.adidas.com

 
Spirit Beauty LoungeWell+Good's Natural Beauty Collections for Spirit Beauty Lounge

Both curated, tested, and loved by Well+Good's beauty expert, Melisse Gelula.

Radiant Beauty for Hair, Nails, Skin, & Lips ($95) Four results-now faves that are perfect for a special night out—or a little glamour everyday, including Vapour Organics Plumping Lip gloss and RMS Beauty Luminizer.

Supremely Sexy Natural Beauty Staples ($199) A dream collection of natural-beauty standouts, perfect for healthier, glowing skin and all skin types (acne-prone, dry, and aging)—featuring the best-selling Tata Harper exfoliating mask and the brand-new Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum, and more.

 
TeaLe Palais des Thes Teas from Around the World Tea Gift Box Set
$65, www.amazon.com

Give the tea-lover in your life an antioxidant-packed passport, with teas from all seven continents, like Margaret's Hope from India and Flor de Oro from Argentina.

 
Crazy Sexy Kitchen and Breville Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

Kris Carr is back with a brand-new cookbook that, as usual, pairs perfectly with a high-end cold-pressing juicer. Cookbook, $18, www.amazon.com, Juicer, $150, www.amazon.com

 
Lite+CycleLite+Cycle Home Compostable Candle

These candles are grown with mushrooms (yes, mushrooms) and filled with biodegradable soy wax, and organic, pure essential oils—and the shell is compost-ready once the candle has burned away. The three scents are amazing. $32, www.liteandcycle.com

 
Spiritual Gangster Spiritual Gangster Tank

This super-hip yoga-fashion brand has lots of cool choices for yogis with a message. And we love this Ziggy-inspired love one. $39, www.spiritualgangster.com

 
Give Love Cycle Bike Carryall Bag

Created by two chic city girls who cycle everywhere, this convertible backpack-to-shoulder bag fits your helmet and has a separate compartment for your heels, $185, www.givelovecycle.com

 
SneakersJimmy Choo Tokyo Glitter-Finished Suede Sneakers


Luxury sneakers from top designers are everywhere this season, and whose fashionista sister wouldn't love a sparkly pair like this to shine through the holidays and 2013? $495, www.netaporter.com

 
NSP Coco Mat Fish Surfboard

Everyone's going surfing these days. This eco-chic board is made with natural coconut husk fibers and is suitable for all levels, from newbies to advanced wave riders. $445, www.surfindustries.com

 
Boutique Fitness Studio Class Pack

How many times have you heard your best friend or mother-in-law rave about her beloved boutique fitness class? Whether it's the Dailey Method or Barre3 on the West Coast, Flywheel in Chicago, or SLT (pictured above) or As One in New York, the fitness lover on your list would love have his or her Mindbody account refilled. Trust us.

 
earbudsMarc by Marc Jacobs Heart-shaped Headphones and Diane Von Furstenburg Heart-print Ear Buds

These super-cute ear buds will make your giftee the envy of the treadmills (or the Central Park loop), and they come pre-printed with love. Marc by Marc Jacobs, $42, www.net-a-porter.com, Diane Von Furstenburg, $25, www.net-a-porter.com

 
Hard Tail Python Leggings

Plain black bottoms are so over. These hot, python-inspired leggings look hot on a yoga mat and at happy hour. $72, www.amazon.com

 
Starstruck tieksStarstruck Tiek Flats

Glittery Italian leather flats for on the way to work—or in the office when your heels are killing you. Selling point: They fold up neatly into your purse. $265, www.tieks.com

(Photo: Nycpretty.com)

 
Escape to Shape Retreat

How's this for a show-stopper of a prezzie? A far-flung fitness getaway with Escape to Shape. Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Colombia, Morocco, and Turkey are all on the roster for the coming year. Prices vary, www.escapetoshape.com

 
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