15 Sustainable Gifts That Encourage Healthy Habits & Holistic Wellness In The New Year

Give The Gift Of Wellness

Wellness is all the rage right now, but what exactly is it? Is it physical activity and staying super hydrated? Is it nailing down the right vitamins and supplements routine? Or is it knowing when it’s time to take a step back, rest, and reflect? Fun fact: it’s all of the above.

Wellness isn’t about numbers or objective milestones, although some people may find those to be helpful tools in their wellness journey. What it is about is connecting with our bodies and learning to listen to what we need in order to be balanced and energized in our daily lives.

Here are 15 gifts that can encourage the people on your gift list this year to get moving, get cooking, get grateful, and get rested—whatever they need to do to help themselves live a more fulfilled and well life.

If you are looking for more ethically-made and fair trade gifts this holiday season, also check out our 2018 guides to Gifts That Give Back {For Women} and Gifts That Give Back {For Men}.


1. Techsweat Leggings & Zip Bra | Outdoor Voices

A new workout set, whether it’s for hot yoga, running, hiking, or even for an athleisure Sunday brunch, can inspire your loved ones to get up and move! Better yet, lace up your shoes and get sweaty together—there are few things better than active adventures with friends.

Shop Bra | $75 // Shop Leggings | $95

2. Orange Spa Gift Box | The Little Market

Wellness is all about balance, and this gift box from The Little Market is perfect for the person who deserves a little me-time. Including a bath bomb, candle, soaking salts, and bar soap, each of the items in this set is made by women in the USA who are overcoming hardship, and who are being supported, trained and empowered along the way.

Shop | $78

3. Champ Eco-Teddy Sweatshirt | Alternative Apparel

There’s nothing worse than trying to keep up with a workout routine on frigid winter mornings. Give the gift of warmth with this sweatshirt made from a blend of organic and recycled materials. Maximize the snuggle factor with the Eco-Teddy joggers.

Shop | $58

4. Vegan Meal Kit Subscription | Green Chef

Perfect for the seasoned vegan or the vegan-curious, this subscription is a great way to kickstart a plant-based diet. With fresh, flavorful recipes made from organic and non-GMO ingredients, each Green Chef meal takes 30 minutes or less and introduces you to new and exciting recipes each week.

Shop | Starting at $10.99/meal

5. Tree Runners | Allbirds

Allbirds is changing the game when it comes to responsibly-made activewear. Their shoes are lightweight, affordable, and are made from eco-friendly materials such as sustainably-harvested eucalyptus, recycled polyester, and ethically-produced wool. Also available in men’s sizes!

Shop | $95

6. The 52 Lists Project | Moorea Seal

Have a list-lover on your…list? The 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal will help them cultivate a deeper understanding of their creative selves, and empower them to explore the beauty that already exists in their lives. This is a great gift for someone who wants to dive deeper into their self-development in 2019!

Shop | $16.95

7. Kombucha Brewing Kit | The Kombucha Shop

The Kombucha Shop was founded on the principle that health and wellness should be accessible to all, and their kits make brewing your own tea easy and fun. Their cultures are all grown using organic ingredients and triple-filtered water, and their glass jars are even made here in the USA.

Shop | $49

8. Reusable Silicone Straw Pack | Keep Nature Wild

Is it just us, or is it easier to stay hydrated when you can drink from a straw? Hydrate responsibly with these reusable, dishwasher-safe, and ultimately recyclable silicone straws. Plus, they can handle warm liquids without transferring any gross chemicals to your drinks.

Shop | $7

9. Be Calm Patch | The Good Patch

For the wellness enthusiast who’s interested in trying something new, these hemp-infused patches offer support for things like period cramps, restless sleep, hangovers, and more. Our favorite for the holiday? The Be Calm patch that’s helping us stress less about our busy schedules.

Shop | $12

10. Dawn To Dusk Ultrasonic Diffuser Gift Set | Saje

Saje’s essential oils are a tried-and-true favorite, made from 100% natural ingredients that are derived from safe, renewable resources. This diffuser gift set includes an elegant ultrasonic diffuser and blends to start and end your day: Liquid Sunshine and Tranquility.

Shop | $109.95

11. Intro To Tea Kit | T Project

Know someone who is trying to kick the coffee habit next year? Start them off on the right foot with this intro to tea kit from T Project. Including six different organic tea samples and brewing directions, this is also a great gift for the on-the-go person who could use a reminder to slow down.

Shop | $25

12. eKO Yoga Mat | Manduka

A yoga mat is an excellent tool to help promote wellness both at home and in a studio (maybe pair this with a gift card to your loved one’s neighborhood yoga studio!) Manduka's eKO yoga mat is made from sustainably harvested (and nontoxic) tree rubber, and we love their efforts to maintain zero waste production practices and mat recycling initiatives.

Shop | $88

13. Gift Card | Talkspace

Holidays can bring up stress and trauma, and many of us could use a little extra support. Enter: Talkspace’s unlimited messaging service. Hold an honest conversation with your loved one about their needs—this is a gift that someone may not give themselves, but may accept from a thoughtful close friend. Looking for something a little more accessible? Gift them a subscription to Headspace.

Shop | Starting at $196

14. Gus Wool Slipper | Baabuk

These wool slippers from Baabuk, a Certified B Corp, are a consciously-made reminder to kick back and relax. These pair perfectly with a locally-made ceramic mug and organic tea to encourage periods of rest during this busy season.

Shop | €69.90

15. 14 Days Of Glow | The Beauty Chef

Beautiful skin starts from within, and this duo from The Beauty Chef is a great way to kickstart a healthy glow. Made with Certified Organic ingredients that are carefully selected to help create a healthier digestive system, your gut and your skin will be thanking you for this kit—especially after the holidays.

Shop | $50


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Emily Torres is the Managing Editor at The Good Trade and the writer behind Ennaree, a blog dedicated to intentional, colorful living. She’s a Los Angeles transplant who was born and raised in Indiana, where she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her rabbits, or practicing at the hot yoga studio.