If you've read my Christmas Gift Guides for the past decade, you know that I do my best to stay away from frivolous + cheaply made trinkets for stockings. Instead, I search for everyday items that are practical and sure to be used year-round. I especially keep my eyes out for new, creative, or interesting products from small or emerging brands.
Here are some of my top picks for beauty & wellness stocking stuffers for the whole family in 2017.
At age 25, Dawn Russell was diagnosed with Stage III Cancer. Determined to find a holistic and healthy way to battle the disease, she began to research how food might contribute to healing. From that experience, 8Greens was born. Each tablet is made from eight real greens - spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue green algae, etc. - and includes robust amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6. This is how it works: you pop one tablet into a tall glass of water, wait for it to dissolve, and drink it down. The green drink is fizzy and has a slightly citrus flavor.
Green Goo, by Sierra Sage, is a new brand to me - but I love the packaging and the convenience of the travel packs. The small-sized health products are ideal for travelers, hikers, distance runners, and parents. All of Sierra Sage's products are made in the USA with 100% natural herbs and oils.
Say goodbye to disorganization in 2017 and hello to big goals in 2018! Bloom offers beautiful printed goods that work well as stocking stuffers - magnetic meal planning pads, magnetic grocery list pads, bound to-do books, and vision planners. The belief card deck is also a good pick for a mom who likes to put encouraging notes in lunchboxes.
I'll never know how hair ties mysteriously disappear in my house, but they do! Is there a Hungry Hair Tie Monster that munches on them while we sleep? It seems probable. All that to say, girls and women of all ages will thank you for putting hairties in their stockings. Burlybands are an especially unique pick for girls with thick and/or curly hair. They are specifically designed to not break, snag, or slip.
Let your kids enjoy bubble bath - without harsh chemicals and skin-irritating ingredients. TruKid Bubble Podz are mess-free, pre-measured, single-use pods that are free of toxins, parabens, and phthalates. Each bag comes with 24 pods and you can choose between Watermelon, Yumberry, and unscented. There's even an extra-gentle podz bag just for kids with eczema.
Have you heard of period-proof underwear? These machine-washable panties are anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, and leak resistant. Due to a special technology, one pair of hiphuggers panties holds up to 2 regular tampons worth of blood, which means that these panties can replace pads and tampons on light to medium days. If you're thinking that they're basically depends/diapers, they're not. The material feels like a swimsuit and you can buy them in your preferred cut - boy short, cheeky, sport, etc.
Pretty kitchen towels are a thoughtful gift for almost anyone. They keep dishes dry and counters sparkling - and add great design appeal too!
The Cotton & Canvas Co
For simple white dish towels with quotes in beautiful fonts, browse the options at The Cotton & Canvas Company.
Sur La Table
If vibrant, artistic, and colorful dish towels are more your style - look through the options at Sur La Table.
When was the last time you cleaned your laptop or phone? It's been awhile? Get the tools you need to keep germs at bay with Tech Armor's Technology Kit. Includes: 20 device cleaning wipes, two bottles of screen cleaner (4oz and 2oz), and two microfiber polishing cloths.
What beauty & wellness stuffers are you adding to stockings this Christmas?
BROWSE the complete 2017 Christmas Gift Guide to get ideas for everyone on your list!
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