17 Restorative Gifts for Health & Wellness Enthusiasts
These 17 restorative gifts are for the health and wellness enthusiasts on your list who juice, blend, cup, condition, detox, soak, plunge, and ommmmm their way through life. The ones who always suggest you try meditation and reiki, and add some dehydrated mushroom powder to your coffee, instead of downing martinis and swiping some of your nephew's Adderall to beat stress and enhance your focus and energy. Yeah. Those jerks.
Oh well. 'Tis the season and all, and if you gotta buy them something, I've got 17 suggestions for gifts they'll actually appreciate. Or at least, gifts that won't paint a look of repulsion and utter disdain across their face again like the peanut butter whiskey and chocolate-covered pork rinds you gave them last year.
Note: All gifts for health & fitness enthusiasts are priced as they were at printing on November 19, 2023. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
Ginnie Juicer - Compact Masticating Slow Juicer
"Ginnie" is a very nice name for a juicer. Ginnie sounds cute. And this compact kitchen gadget that won't take up more than a 5" footprint on your countertop most definitely is. Ginnie sounds fun. The juicer comes in Parrot Green, Sky Blue, Sunny Yellow, and Vibrant Pink - colors that, especially in the world of juice extraction devices, are nothing short of a visual barrel of monkeys. And Ginnie sounds easy.
Well...sorry. She does. And her juicing counterpart is happy to proclaim as much, touting "easy" 3-step assembly, "easy" 2-mode use, and "easy" cleaning with an included bristle brush.
TheraCup At-Home Cupping Therapy Device
Can I interest you in a DIY red polka-dotted epidermis? The TheraCup is an at-home cupping therapy device you can use on your own body to increase blood flow and provide relief to areas that are tight or in pain. But it's made by massage gun brand TheraGun, so the TheraCup is obviously more than a simple glass fish bowl or plastic boobie-lookin' bauble you suction to your leg until you can't stand it anymore.
TheraGun has infused the TheraCup with their signature vibration technology, plus thrown in a heating element for good measure. The resultant ThermaVibration feature combines with the cup's suction "to create an easy-to-use digitized cupping experience that optimizes localized relief and recovery."
TORRAS Coolify 2S Neck Air Conditioner
The TORRAS Coolify 2S Neck Air Conditioner has one question for you: how's about one more smart gadget to pile on your pack mule of smart gadgets body? You know, to accompany the over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, the fitness tracker ring, the shocking alarm clock watch, and the wearable air purifier.
The Coolify 2S is designed with a pair of cooling plates that circle your entire neck, and create the 30-degree drop feeling in temperatures up to 90 degrees. A built-in fan uses HyperVortex tech to circulate air, and a 5000mAh battery keeps the neck AC running for 4 hours on Max Cool mode, and up to 28 hours on the Eco setting.
BackBadger Percussive Massage Gun Handle
Ninefold's BackBadger isn't a percussive massage gun but, like BASF, Ninefold doesn't make the percussive massage guns you buy. It makes the percussive massage guns you buy better. Compatible with 99% of the massage guns currently on the market, including the OG TheraGun, the Ninefold BackBadger is a gnarly-lookin' handle designed to help you pound and vibrate your gnarly-feelin' knots out of your back, butt, and other body parts difficult to reach on your own.
Kohler Stillness Freestanding Bath
Inspired by Japanese forest bathing, the Stillness freestanding bath enhances a sexy soaking basin with the addition of light, fog, and aromas. Bathers can use the Kohler Konnect app to control all of these elements, and enjoy some truly transportive, and hopefully transformative, self-care.
QuietFrames - Visual-Noise-Cancelling Glasses
QuietFrames are for when there are too many sights to behold, too many stimuli catching your eye, too much visual noise. QuietFrames are Swedish-designed eyeglasses that claim to be an "innovation for visual noise reduction." Or, if you like, visual-noise-cancelling glasses.
In addition to blue light filters, QuietFrames also have a shielding layer in their lenses that help deflect distractions, and create a personal bubble for wearers who want to focus only on what is in front of them. This reduction in peripheral input, makers say, decreases stress on the brain, which must otherwise detect and decide how to manage it.
Tempo Move - Home Gym in a Side Table
Tempo Move is a home gym, virtual personal trainer, fitness tracker, and piece of IKEA-lookin' contemporary furniture in one. Or maybe I should say Apple-lookin' contemporary furniture, because Tempo has designed this tech-savvy gym in a side table to pair with iPhone, and iPhone alone, to deliver its real-time guidance and tracking.
Within its 22" tall x 13.5" wide x 13.5" deep footprint, the Tempo Move houses 12 smart weight plates, 2 dumbbells, and 4 weight collars - up to 90 pounds total. The slatted door to the home gym is magnetic with engineered tabs, so you can attach it on either side. Cabinets themselves come in either black or white.
ZWILLING Enfinigy Personal Blender
I cannot pronounce the name of the ZWILLING Enfinigy Personal Blender...well, I mean, except for the "personal blender" part...but no matter. My mouth is perfectly capable of doing much better things than pronouncing with it.
Though measurements are marked in milliliters because the ZWILLING Enfinigy Personal Blender is a German design, the total capacity for those of us who don't use the metric system is 20 ounces. The sleek jar's Tritan glass construction also makes it break-proof, heat- and cold-resistant, and dishwasher-safe. The control panel on the blender base is fancy too. It has an LCD display that's hidden when the blender is powered off, and a simple knob printed with the ZWILLING logo of conjoined twins controls its Smoothie and Pulse blend settings.
Earthing Universal Grounding Mat
Earthling, meet Earthing, makers of so-called "grounding mats" intended to replicate the effects of walking barefoot on the bare earth. Not the feeling, mind, you, but the effects. Oh yeah, dudes, someone call Gwyneth, because we're about to get real woo-woo here.
Created by Clint Ober, the Earthing brand operates under the assumption that earth's electrons flow into your body when you make a skin-to-soil connection with it. This is called "grounding," and Ober believes it does wonders for your health, easing maladies ranging from inflammation and pain, to anxiety, to insomnia and poor sleep. Earthing Grounding Mats attempt to bring these earthly powers indoors, using vegan leather vinyl-free PU resin, a 15' cord, a US Safety Adapter, and a grounded outlet.
Bellabooty Hip Thrust Belt
With the Bellabooty Belt, you can "hip thrust anytime, anywhere!" And just like that, all your problems - maybe even all the world's problems - are solved!
The Bellabooty Belt pairs with dumbbells, kettlebells, or weight plates, up to 400 pounds of which you wrap inside a set of velcro straps on either end of the belt. The padded, slip-resistant design then sits across your hips, comfortably, securely, and perfectly balanced, while you lift and lower.
AquaRest Premium 300 2-Person Plug & Play Spa
AquaRest. Can you think of a better name for a hot tub company? These cats make big vats that heat and bubble water - Aqua - to provide total serenity and relaxation - Rest. It's beautiful. I might have called the model something other than Premium 300, but hey. Maybe they used up all their creativity developing the master brand. And the plug & play spa descriptor redeems it a little since "plug & play" is fun to say, plus indicates that installation will be easy, and what follows installation will be sexy time in a hot tub.
AquaRest has fitted the Premium 300 Spa with 20 stainless steel hydrotherapy jets, which you can enjoy from a pair of sunken bucket loungers with lumbar arch support. To enhance ambience, and ensure you can see the hot tub's bubbles a-bubblin', flip on the multi-color LED backlit cascading waterfall, and choose from 9 light settings.
Gamma Clarity 40Hz Meditation Light Bulb
Just to clarify, it's clarity this light bulb provides? So like, a literal figurative light bulb moment? Ha! OK, Gamma Clarity. Send your 40Hz Meditation Light Bulb this dude's way.
The Gamma Clarity Light Bulb - and all Gamma Clarity light and sound devices - are calibrated to flicker / pulse at exactly 40Hz, replicating the natural gamma rhythms of the human brain. This does wonders for centering your body and mind, producing meditative effects, and elevating your overall health. Allegedly.
Like most things, if you believe the Gamma Clarity 40Hz Meditation Light Bulb works, it probably does.
Breathing Buddha for Guided Visual Meditation
The Breathing Buddha provides guided visual meditations for adults and kiddos alike. If successful, he will hone mindfulness, relieve stress and anxiety, and help you sleep. What a guy! Not to mention a perfect gift to give when you need the same gift for everyone, since pretty much everyone these days lacks mindfulness, is stressed out and anxious, and/or can't sleep for sh-...eep.
n.o.w. Tone Therapy - Yoga for Your Mind
Want 30 minutes' worth of meditation in 3 minutes? Want it n.o.w.? Solu's New Origin Waveform Tone Therapy feels you, and hopes to make you feel better, with their n.o.w. "Yoga for Your Mind" sound-based calming, centering, and relaxation system.
The pair of metal pucks are essentially rechargeable speakers that emit a series of tones in various frequencies, and in varying sequences, for 3 minutes. Solu says their n.o.w. Tone Therapy sequences are infinitely variable too, so no two sessions are ever the same. And the n.o.w. tonal frequencies, for those who like to geek out on sound science, range from C-256 to C-512, and are based on the same sound series Pythagoras used for sound healing therapy 2,500 years ago.
Ginger Foot Pads for Detox & Better Sleep
Ginger Foot Pads give new meaning to the expression, "Sleep it off." Or attempt to, anyway - reviews are mixed on how well these overnight detoxifiers really work.
Adhered to the soles of your feet, Ginger Foot Pads are said to draw out toxins from your body - including those that cause rank-ass-smelling footsies - promote blood circulation, relieve stress, enhance immunity, and improve your quality of sleep. Those are some lofty goals for some mere herb-infused pieces of gauze, my dudes, but if the Ginger Foot Pads could do even one of those things for me, I might be satisfied. (My wife votes for the rank-ass-smelling footsies things.)
Massage Ball Kit
I never thought I'd eagerly anticipate, and sometimes straight up long for, blue balls until I got me this Massage Ball Kit. The 6-piece set contains tools of various sphere-based shapes, sizes, and materials, each with their own special gifts for fixing jacked-up muscles.
The Plunge Plumbing-Free Cold Therapy Tub
After reading about the Plunge cold therapy tub and its plug-and-plunge ability to chill hose water down to 39 degrees F with no plumbing hookups required, I can say with certainty that this dude is...not ready to take the Plunge. I mean, just last week I was going to take a bath in my normal bathtub, and I accidentally spent 23 minutes filling it with the tap handle turned to cold rather than hot, and when my little toesies touched that water, EEEEEEE! I almost screamed off all my leg hair.