Gift Ideas for Relaxation and Beauty

December 3, 2013 Updated: December 3, 2013

Gift the feeling of well-being this holiday season with these all-natural beauty and relaxation aids. From biodynamic ingredients that deeply nourish all skin types to home accessories, there’s something to help anyone unwind.

Weleda Indulgent Body Lotion Kit

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Citrus, wild rose, sea buckthorn, and pomegranate offer a stimulating sensory treat that inspires body, mind, and soul. Holistically made, this lotion kit is perfect for travelers and mothers. Made in Europe. Lotion kit $13.50. Available at most natural foods stores or

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences

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A gift that relaxes the body, opening the mind to new possibilities. With essentials oils of almond, lemongrass, lavender, and more, bath essences are a perfect gift for anyone young or old. Made in Germany. $29.95 for 3.4 oz. Available at natural food stores or

Eminence Beyond Organic Gift Box

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Éminence is the first skin care line to offer a complete collection made with biodynamic ingredients. This trial set of nine skin-nourishing products for the face and body comes in custom-made wooden gift box. Made in Hungary. $118. Available through select spas and online retailers.

Le Palais Des Thes Tea Sampler Gift Box

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Courtesy of Le Palais des Thes

Choose from among 10 different gift boxes, each with an assortment of exotic 12 teas. We recommend the Rooibos and Low-Caffeine set and the Evening set. Perfect hostess gifts. $49-$65.


Jasmine Ultrasonic Humidifier


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Courtesy of Stadler Form USA

Fill your home with scents you love. Just add your favorite essential oil and the Jasmine Ultrasonic Humidifier will give your room a burst of scented mist every 20 minutes. Perfect for aromatherapy lovers. $59.99.

Brookstone Foot Spa

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This roomy, oversized tub keeps the water right where it belongs. Meanwhile the hot water control heats the water and maintains the temperature while invigorating water jets create the ultimate massage. $99.99.


Beautifying Oils from the Body Shop

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These dry oils are a combo of three nut oils and are surprisingly light, leaving your skin soft and moisturized without a greasy feeling. Contains fair trade ingredients and nothing synthetic. Good for hair, face, and body. Great stocking stuffers. $14. 

Blue Light Floatation

A gift for those in need of a break from city chaos. Surround yourself with utter peace in a sound- and light-proof tank. An Epsom salt-and-water solution detoxifies the body, relieving aches and pains. Floating stimulates endorphins, allowing peace to replace mental chatter. $80 per hour with package sessions available. Located in Chelsea.