Five Good Minutes Books
These little books each offer 100 five-minute practices to calm, center and soothe. A thoughtful gift for anyone who needs help slowing down meaning pretty much everyone.
Rose Euphoria Body Scrub
There are only two words to describe the smell of this all-natural body scrub: di-vine. Made with dead sea salts, organic shea and cocoa butters, and therapeutic-grade essential oils, it leaves skin soft and glowing.
BalanceBall Chair with Pump
It's a conundrum you wish you had better posture and a stronger core, yet your job (or your life) requires you to sit most of the day. Ditch your office seat and get yourself this innovative chair sitting on its slightly squishy surface engages your core to stay balanced, so it's nearly impossible to slouch. You can also remove the ball and use it to do some quick stretching or ab sessions when you need to step away from the computer.
Organic Cotton Henley
This empire-waist top is flattering and feminine - the perfect outer layer to wear to exercise class. The material is grown organically in Swaziland, and your purchase helps the farmers who grow the cotton support their families.
Lavender Essential Oil
This essential oil smells divine and promotes relaxation. Use it to make a sweet homemade scent by mixing 30-40 drops in eight ounces of almond oil. Bottle the solution or give it by itself as a stocking stuffer.
Sisal Bath Brush
This all-natural sisal bath brush is great for exfoliating skin, unclogging pores, and keeping acne under control.To use, lightly brush it all over your body just before getting into the shower in the morning.
Still Point Inducer
This little rubber tool works great to help promote deep relaxation for those of us hunched over a computer all day. It's the perfect gift for anyone who suffers from headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and overall tension just lie down, place it under your head, and breathe.
This homeopathic concoction combines 38 different flower essences (which are similar to essential oils, but less potent) to help you manage everyday stresses with more calm and composure. Add just a few drops under your tongue or to a glass of water.
The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide
This guide to 77 simple ways to de-stress is the perfect gift it's useful, cheap, and cute! With remedies drawn from yoga, Ayurveda, acupressure, and meditation, the Chill Guide can help even the busiest person relax in the midst of the messiest, most million-mile-an-hour day.(barnesandnoble.com, $14.95)
Neti Pot & Neti Salt
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, frequent colds, or just perpetual stuffiness, the neti pot can make a dramatic difference in your day-to-day health. It's a little obscure-looking (and feeling), we admit, but it washes away irritants and excess mucus. Who wants to hold onto that? Plus it helps you breathe and feel better which is totally worth a little obscurity.
(gaiam.com, $24: neti pot; $15: neti pot salt)
Yoga for Everyone DVD
If you're new to yoga or know someone who wants to try, this DVD makes the perfect gift. Hemalayaa is charming and encouraging without being patronizing, and she teaches basic moves that anyone can try, no matter size, age or flexibility. The two 20-minute segments can make anyone feel better in their bodies.