Gifts on the Go {A Wellness Maven Holiday Gift Guide}

gift giving

I’ve always been a last minute holiday shopper. 

And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Time always seems to speed up around the holidays. One minute we’re celebrating Thanksgiving and in the blink of an eye it’s Christmas.

Being a last minute shopper means getting creative with your gift giving.

Not only do you want the person to enjoy the gift you are giving them but you want them to know that there was some thought behind it.

Last minute shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be fun! Putting together thoughtful gifts for family and friends is one of my favorite things to do. So that’s why I decided to share a gift guide with you filled with simple, yet thoughtful gift ideas for this holiday season.

Aromatherapy Bennington Candles-


These are my favorite candles of all time and I have given them as gifts to friends for their birthdays. They carry a variety of scents, which makes it is easy to personalize these for the individual you are buying them for. Consider what you wish for that person or what they need more of in their life and I am sure you can find the candle for it. They have candles for prosperity, healing, calming, new beginnings, enlightenment….the list goes on. As an added bonus these candles are all natural and soy-based. Which means happy breathing in their homes. You can order them on Amazon or if you are in the Westchester area they are sold at Awakenings in Katonah.

Mason JarsBall Mason Jars-

What can you not do with a mason jar? Personally, I use them for drinking smoothies, tea, water and storing pantry items such as grains, popcorn kernels and cereal. They can be used as a vase for a bouquet of flowers. If you don’t want to just give the mason jars there are some great ideas on Pinterest for mason jar gifts. Choose from recipes, hot chocolate mix, a manicure in a jar or a sewing kit. Some of the recipes are not exactly Wellness Maven Approved, but the idea is fun and you can easily swap the not-so-great recipes for more wellness friendly ones.



Gaiam Yoga Starter Kit-

Do you know someone who has been interested in starting yoga? Or has recently started practicing and needs some materials of their own? This kit includes all the essentials a new yogi needs to begin their home practice. Include a subscription to YogaGlo, an online yoga database, a gift certificate to their favorite local studio or a new yoga outfit. The gift of yoga is the gift that keeps giving!


Homemade Spice Blends-

This is something that I am personally making for a couple of family members. It is not exactly time-friendly if you are in a hurry. But there is something special about giving a gift that you made yourself. Learning Herbs sent out a great guide this week on how to make your own spice blends. Give this gift to the chef in your family along with a cookbook. I am making the celery salt and all purpose seasoning for my grandfather (I can post that on here because he doesn’t have a computer 😉 ) and pairing them with a Carmine’s cookbook. Just order your spices and bottles from Rose Mountain Herbs and get blending. Make a couple extra for yourself while your at it and enjoy the healing benefits of fresh spices!


With Love and Meaningful Gift Giving,

Your Maven

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