2021 has been quite something, hasn’t it? All that extra stress has resulted in an even greater interest in mindfulness and wellness, along with an increasing reliance on the apps and products that promote self-care to the max.
We’re partial to the odd bit of wellness ourselves here at Form HQ, from energising natural nootropics and sustainable skincare potions to a healthy dose of meditation and yoga. So amid this year’s gifting season we’ve put together our favourite mindful products to help you in your quest for the perfect Xmas present.
The Best Mindful Gifts For This Christmas
Goop x CB2 Zabuton Floor Pillow
Made with ultra-chic furniture makers CB2, this large floor pillow from wellness titans Goop has been modelled on a zafu, a meditation cushion customarily used in the Japanese Zen Buddhist tradition. Simply place the cushion under your hips when you sit down to meditate to elevate your upper body slightly, allowing you to effortlessly straighten your spine and pull your shoulders back into a healthy posture. Inner Zen found.
By Sarah London Hero Facial Oil
Founded by sisters Sarah and Lauren Murrell, By Sarah London is built on the expertise Sarah gained over 10 years in the skincare industry and her struggles to find a solution to her sister’s irritated skin during her battle with leukaemia.
The result is some of the highest-quality natural, organic, and plant-based skincare products around, including this multi-award-winning facial oil, a nourishing skincare game-changer made for those with dry, combination or sensitive skin in mind.
Lumie Bodyclock Glow 150 Lamp
A lack of any discernible sunrise during these dark winter months isn’t only a bit of a misery, but it can also severely impact your energy levels. The Lumie Bodyclock is designed to combat both those issues, with an LED-light set to your wake-up alarm that mimics the light and colour of a real sunrise so when you open your eyes you feel properly refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
Neom Organics Wellbeing Pod And Oils
Neom Organics are at the top of the tree when it comes to brands making insatiable natural fragrances and scents and imbuing them into products across the wellness sphere. This set is a good entry into the brand, with an easy-to-use diffuser and four essential oil blends to flit between from a refreshing Sicilian lemon and basil to calming lavender, jasmine, and Brazilian rosewood.
Fidel Patch Plant
Not only do indoor plants brighten up the home space, but they also increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants. So help prep your wellness warrior loved one for more working from home in 2022 with an indoor plant from delivery service Patch Plants. We’re quite fond of the stocky fiddle-leaf fig, aptly named Fidel, not least for the relatively light watering needed to keep him in shape.
Pukka Tea Discovery Chest
A B Corp like Form, Pukka Herbs is devoted to inspiring change whether that be through carbon zero goals or just a smashing cup of tea to pep you up for the day of work ahead.
There’s not one of its teas we haven’t tried and consequently loved, so this beautiful discovery chest featuring six of their bestsellers will surely get used up to the very last bag.
Glacce Black Obsidian Bottle
The crystal water bottle trend has been rumbling on for a few years now and looks to be continuing apace in this golden age of wellness.
When pure water is infused with crystal vibrations, it is charged with the healing properties of the healing gemstones within, or so the thinking goes. Born out of lava, the Black Obsidian stone cast in this water bottle by Glacce is the most potent of all the crystals and was a prized commodity in ancient Mayan culture. It also looks rather badass if we may say so ourselves.
Form Stone Paper Notebook
From helping reduce anxiety and sleep issues to inspiring acts of altruism, the studies are fairly conclusive when it comes to the links between self-care and journaling. You’re going to need a pad of paper to start you off though, and what better than one made out of stone. Sustainable and recyclable, the paper is completely waterproof and friction-free so your pen simply glides across the pages without the ink bleeding through.
Face Gym Pro Tool Kit
Non-surgical facelift, face yoga, facial workouts: whatever you want to call it, techniques designed to slim the face and reverse the ageing process have unsurprisingly been hot property in the wellness world of late.
London’s Face Gym has led the charge, and this, its pro tool kit, has everything you need to kick your facial workouts off, with a pulsing tool to warm up the face like a cardio sesh would, before a mini yoga ball comes in to support lymphatic drainage and improve muscle tone and the hyaluronic roller starts to promote the much-needed cellular repair process.
The Mindfulness Colouring Book By Emma Farrarons
Studies have shown mindfulness colouring books can not only increase the artist’s capacity for concentration and awareness but also their ability to take part in similar self-care practices elsewhere in their life. Author and illustrator Emma Farrarons is a bit of a superstar in the world of mindful colouring, and this her fourth and latest book in the series is a wonderful way to whittle away a Sunday afternoon before the stress of Monday morning rears its head.
Prive Revaux Maestro Glasses
For the initiated, blue-light blocking glasses are specs that have filters in their lenses that block or absorb blue light from getting through. So if you use these glasses when looking at a screen, especially after dark, they can help reduce exposure to the blue light waves that can keep you awake as well as reduce eye strain.
This blue light blocking pair from eyewear brand Privé Revaux are uber-stylish too, so you can finally channel Clark Kent vibes while preserving your 20/20 vision.
Sora Savannah Towel
This towel from sustainable brand Sora is designed to do it all, from drying you off after a dip in the ocean to giving you enhanced grip as you enter a downward dog. The recycled fabric is made to be sand-repellent, anti-microbial, and with a moisture activated grip, while the Palms Springs influenced pattern is as funky and eye-catching as they come.