For all you last minute, wellness-minded shoppers, here are my top picks for the season:
BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH, set of four, $20
For the eco-conscious. Think of how many toothbrushes we go through in our lifetime. Then think about the ocean. Here’s an easy way to reduce plastic pollution. The handle is biodegradable, made from wild bamboo; the wrapper is compostable; the box is made from paper and is free from tape and glue. And let’s face it, everyone could use a toothbrush.
SAKARA BEAUTY CHOCOLATES, $45
For the chocoholic. No need to feel guilty when indulging in these bite size morsels. Each bite contains 70mg of plant-based, collagen boosting phytoceramides. According to Sakara, the vegan chocolates are “clinically shown to visibly improve skin elasticity, hydration and texture in two weeks.” Pretty good excuse to eat chocolate if you ask me.
BUCKLER'S CHAPPED SKIN REMEDY, $22
For anyone dealing with winter in the Northeast. Tis the season for dry, cracked hands. Not a good look with a festive manicure. This vegan hand cream is fragrance free, paraben free and deeply moisturizing. The travel size tube is perfect to keep in your purse or carry-on. The unscented formula makes the gift ideal for just about everyone.
MATCHA by Jessica Flint and Anna Kavaliunas, $17
For the matcha maven. This book makes me happy every time I see it on my shelf. I’m a sucker for a good cover, I admit. But it’s got great recipes to back it up, like matcha mousse and matcha citrus hummus.
JADE ROLLER, Herbivore Botanicals $25
For the skincare junkie. This chic accessory not only looks gorgeous on your bathroom counter but can also help improve circulation, relax facial muscles, and de-puff. You can use it as the last step in your skincare regimen to help your products sink deeply into the skin. Simply massage the roller around your face after applying serums, moisturizers, oils, etc. Can be kept in the refrigerator for an added cooling effect.
MINI BUDDHA SNOW GLOBE, abc carpet & home, $15
I recently received this as a gift from my meditation teacher and I absolutely love it. I love the mini size and keep it on my nightstand. I like to shake it before bed and in the morning. It’s calming to watch the glitter fall and it's a simple reminder to take a minute for yourself and to appreciate the little things. For the translucent colorway (as pictured), please visit the store. Only gold is available online.