Be mindful when shopping for gifts and pick up one of these thoughtful finds to aid your friend's meditation practice.
Meditation is the gift that keeps on giving: not only is it a great way to unwind, but mindfulness may also improve sleep, combat anxiety, and possibly even help people who are suffering from chronic pain. Having a meditation practice is especially important during times of stress (in other words, the entire holiday season). If you know someone who meditates or wants to get started, give them something to help them relax and feel centered. From the perfect meditation cushion to a soothing candle to calming beauty must-haves, here are great picks they'll love.
Drunk Elephant Juju Bar
Spiritual Gangster Goddess Gang Crop Tank
Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm
Whether you’ve committed to daily meditation or just need a quiet moment every now and then, this balm can help you de-stress. Created with a blend of essential oils that aid relaxation, a few drops rubbed onto temples and massaged on the neck will soothe the skin and mind.
The relationship between yoga and mindfulness is strong, and many people who practice meditation also enjoy yoga as a physical way to get centered. This vegan leather mat is easy to clean, has great grip (read: no more slippery hands), and features a gorgeous pattern.
Heavily Meditated Mug
Tiesta Tea Soft Chamomile Herbal Tea Relaxer Blend
Mala Meditation Beads
Meditation Cushion Pillow
Ever tried to sit on the ground to meditate? Chances are you’ve reached for a couch cushion more than once to avoid contact with the hardwood floor. This pillow was designed with meditation in mind; it’s firm and supportive while still comfortable enough to balance on. Plus, it will look great on your friend's couch as an accent pillow.
Capri Blue Dark Vanilla and Sandalwood Candle
There may not be any real science behind so-called healing crystals, but Health's resident medical expert Dr. Raj says they may have a placebo effect to make people feel more relaxed. Chakra stones are said to give off positive energy and cleanse the aura, and this four-stone set (in gorgeous natural rose quartz) fits comfortably in the palm.
Farmaesthetics Pink Petal Roses Bath Salts
Unwinding in a warm bath can be its own form of meditation, and mineral bath salts add an extra-special touch to a deep soak. These soothing salts will fill any tub with the calming scent of rose oil, along with a combination of pink Himalayan and Epsom salts.
Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation
Even those who seek to practice mindfulness often struggle to find time for self-reflection in their everyday lives—we’re busy people, and nobody is perfect. This terrific book by Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation Studio, is an approachable guide that aims to help readers with a lot on their plates achieve a happier, healthier outlook.