Christmas Wellness Gift Guide: The Ultimate List
Wellness gifts are probably one of the most notable choices to gift at any time of the year—staying healthy and well is priceless, after all. While trends come and go, fitness and wellbeing are here to stay. Being more prevalent and accessible than ever, wellness comes with an abundance of brands joining in on the hype. From luscious, holistic essential oils from Addition Studio to silky-soft sheets from Sunday Bedding, here are our top picks for wellness gifts this year that will last—and can be gifted at any time of the year.
Embrace holistic rituals with the beautiful, exquisitely-crafted Addition Studio. Formed in 2010, the brand initially started as a Furniture, Lighting, and Objects brand—which it still continues to specialise in. Expanding its range to beauty and skincare, the Australian brand synthesised popular culture, health & wellbeing, ancient ritual, sculptural aesthetic and modern art through the prism of utility. It’s all about Designer Wellness and all products are made in Australia.
Create a sense of zen at home with the abundance of ritualistic wellness products at hand. All scents are created using 100% natural essential oils and all objects are created using premium quality materials designed to last a lifetime. Some particular highlights include the Asteroid Oil Burner (AUD$109.95), a 100% brass-made tea light holder which acts as a subtle diffuser of essential oil and an Australian beeswax candle. Relax and rejuvenate with the Australian Native Treatment Set (AUD$59.95), which includes one body scrub, one bath soak, one clay mask and a brush and dish. Candle enthusiasts can rejoice with the Sunflower Galaxy and the Mimosa Rocks (AUD$59.95). Meditate in harmony with the lavender and chamomile scented Eye Pad (AUD$49.95) for optimum unwinding. When bathtime comes, indulge in one of the premium bath soaks (Matcha, Milk, Riverstone and Australian Native) (AUD$17.95 each) followed by a lathering Osmosis Hand & Body Wash (AUD$49.95). Spritz the room ready for post-wash relaxation with the Osmosis All Natural Scented Spray (AUD$39.95).
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KARA Smart Fitness
Take home workouts to a whole new level with KARA Smart Fitness—a new, state-of-the-art technology which elevates exercise with simple, straightforward and chic approaches. The KARA Mirror (HK$15,000 – currently available for HK$12,500) is the ultimate wellness gift for fitness enthusiasts—plus, it comes in perfect timing with the occasional gym closures and work-from-home mantras. Doubling as a workout tool and a regular mirror, the KARA Mirror can be easily mounted on a wall or as a standalone object. The best workouts are at your fingertips—just roll out a yoga mat and press “start” to begin each session (which also comes with post-workout feedback). Choose from over 157 programmes, including yoga, pilates, HIIT, dance cardio, boxing, absfocus and barre. Every purchase comes with a free Care Kit, including cleaner, cloth and a camera lens cap for privacy. Surprise and delight wellness lovers this year with something unique and truly special from KARA Smart Fitness.
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Founded in Canada, Sugarmat is one of the world’s leading designer mats, retailing in Anthropologie, Nordstrom and Bandier in the United States, and featuring in publications such as Vogue, Oprah, Elle and Cosmopolitan. The premium brand specialises in beautiful designs on high-performance materials to optimise any workout. Bring a sense of calm to your yoga mornings with the Dream Catcher Blue (travel mat) (US$99), an elegant, picturesque mat, made from non-slip, natural rubber and premium synthetic suede top to provide anti-slipping grip and protection for all yoga practices. Featuring the exclusive abstract art of Contemporary Artist Julia Contacessi, the travel-sized companion is ideal for holidays or for regular gym sessions.
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Start your mornings fresh and crisp, evenings warm and snug, with Sunday Bedding, a one-stop solution to quality sheets without all the jargon. Simplicity is key at this Singaporean brand, which also brings a range of enticing patterns to the table—or, to the bed. The signature Drizzling Rain Bamboo Sateen Set (S$218) makes an ideal gift for sleep lovers, made from 100% Bamboo Rayon, which is more absorbent than cotton and easily wicks away sweat. Often compared to silk, bamboo is incredibly soft and pliable. The set comes with one fitted sheet, one duvet cover with 4 twill ties at the corners and two queen sized pillowcases.
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Reignite confidence with new workout gear from Gymwearmovement, a Singaporean-based athleisure and performance clothing brand. The goal of GWM is to provide the best of both worlds—a unique style and unparalleled comfort to all its wearers. Designed for every occasion, women can shop for tops, sports bras, shorts, leggings and joggers—all super comfortable and chic, ideal for home, work and, of course, exercise. One of our favourites include the Belle Long Sleeve Top (HK$289), a quick-drying, versatile top which can be worn for casual days out or for a quick spin session. Bicycle shorts are all the hype right now, and GWM’s High-Waist Hustle Bicycle Shorts (HK$243) are a winning feat, crafted from buttery soft fabric that wicks sweat to keep you cool in humid weather. Complete any workout look with the Graceful Bra (HK$272), made from 4-stretch high-performance fabric to support you with every movement, while its sleek shape flatters and comforts.
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Light up your home with festive flair using scented goodness from Hong Kong-based Rushlight Candle. Each vegan candle uses soy wax imported from the US and is beautifully packaged using minimal material. Try the Mistletoe Gift Set (HK$620) to reign in memories of the Christmas season and the Rushlight Candle Set (HK$398) for quick and lovable gifting options.
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Taking self-pleasure to new heights, WOMANIZER provides high-end technological innovations for the best home self-loving imaginable. Recently launching its collaboration with Lily Allen (who’s a fanatic of the brand herself), WOMANIZER’s ‘Liberty’ (HK$780) uses a travel-friendly design kitted with intense, contact-free clitoral stimulation. “Sex toys are still seen as a taboo subject because they are related to masturbation and female pleasure. Female pleasure in itself is a taboo subject. The only way to make taboo subjects no longer taboo is to speak about them openly, frequently and without shame or guilt”, says Allen.
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“Fitness is not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle”, says Becky Yeung, founder of activewear brand BYO Active. The multi-functional products from BYO Active focus on merging everyday wear with sportswear. Each design aims to support you through all sorts of activities, from HIIT to low-intensity yoga or hiking. If you feel like going for a quick brunch, the versatile styles will also have you sorted. Some of our personal favourites include Oarsome Crop (Black & Pink) (HK$490), A Bit of all White Sports Bra (Grey & white) (HK$450), That’s My Moto Leggings (Black with Moto panels) (HK$745) and Coral me Maybe Leggings (Black & Coral) (HK$720).
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A boutique, female-run company based in Hong Kong, Aveita was born upon the sudden demand for face masks as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The brand launched with a range of comfortable, breathable, anti-bacterial and sustainable face masks, available in different sizes for the whole family. Fabric masks are available for men, women and children, with a core focus on sustainable design. Explore the full collection to find the colour which suits best—there’s even a selection of festive-themed curations.
Incorporate festive gin infusions in your Christmas G&Ts with SECCO’s convenient, ready-to-use products. Gone are the days of tedious garnish shopping, and instead, a quick fix for all your home bartending concoctions. Try the Festive Gin Infusion (HK$100)—an obvious current must.