Words: Danielle Williams
As the end of the year comes into view, we tend to have gift-giving on the brain. Some people truly love to give to others; others might not feel the same, finding the obligation more stress-filled. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY and wellness-oriented gifts for this season. A handful of items bring out the snugly vibes this time of year — soothing oil diffuser blends, warm scented baths, feel-good reads, and such. As the outside world welcomes colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours, an inspiring story or homemade bath and body recipe can usher in comfort and cheer to brighten your home and heart. They’re small, inexpensive luxuries with a big impact.
This time of year reminds us to be grateful for the people in our lives and the blessings we have received. Over the next couple months, we hope you take the time to embrace those around you and shed a bit of light and laughter. Cheers to another year and the joy that gift-giving brings.
Here are some of my favorites:
This time of year specifically, it’s important to relax and recharge. This DIY Wellness Gift Bundle provides plenty of ideas for homemade bath and body recipes, such as scrubs, body butters, and bath teas, to help you refocus and re-energize.
This kit features an easy melt-and-pour soap recipe using vintage tart tins, made for the friend who wants to try her hand at soapmaking. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all while impressing the recipients with your crafting skills.
The best way to ensure wellness year-round is with a subscription to Willow and Sage. Each issue arrives packed full of recipes and natural lifestyle tips for a well-balanced soul.
This essential oil set paired with a diffuser makes a great gift for the friend or family member in your life that deserves a bit of self-care relaxation. The citrus scents help to energize after a long week.
This guidebook is perfect for the friend who loves to make lists and journal about everyday happenings. Each issue features thought-provoking questions and invitations to explore magic found in the ordinary.
A homemade candle is not only practical but also provides a bit of relief and calm for your physical, mental, and emotional being. When the doldrums of winter start creeping in, these publications will help the reader discover how to infuse cozy and comfort into daily life.
A long soak in a warm bath after a difficult day can heal all wounds. This bath salt kit makes a great homemade present for loved ones.
Affirmations are one of the best ways to uplift someone. These metal pieces highlight inspirational quotes that are great as a gift themselves or to tie to your gift packaging with twine or ribbon.
Make sure the perfect vessel for homemade bath and body recipes is on hand! This versatile glass jar adds romantic charm to any product. Filled with floral bath salts, this jar is a gift in itself that’s small enough to tuck into a stocking, too.
New to making all-natural bath and body recipes? This starter kit provides all the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to discover your latest hobby.
To explore even more gift ideas for introverts, artists, stocking stuffers, and more, be sure to check out our: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Costa Mesa, California, with her husband, Casey, and opinionated cat, Holly Golightly.