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Christmas Gift Guide: Ideas for Family & Friends

2023 Christmas Gift Guide: 24 Ideas for Family & Friends

This Christmas, break from the norm and give the special people in your life a unique gift that they’re sure to always remember.

Whether you’re shopping for him, her, mom, teens or coworkers, we have a whole list of ideas to inspire you.

Read on for 24 unique Christmas gift ideas for 2023 (including a few healthy options!):

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

1. Ullo Wine Purifier with 4 Selective Sulfite Capture Filters

Restore the natural quality of wine

Shopping for a health nut who also loves a glass of wine? Take a look at this clever purifier from Ullo.

Removing sulfites from the wine, it helps to free the flavor and aroma, while also alleviating headaches and hangovers.

So, how does it work?

Sulfites are added during the production process, however the wine doesn’t actually need them and they impact on the flavor.

Placing this purifier on the top of the glass captures the sulfites, resulting in a wine that tastes as fresh as it does at the vineyard.

You can also use it as an aerator, which you can switch on and off easily.

People suffering from headaches after a glass or two of red wine, were amazed at how effectively this product works. Plus they felt the wine tasted so much better.

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2. iReliev Relaxable Pillow Massager

A discreet and effective massage pillow

What could be better this Christmas, than gifting someone a deep and satisfying back massage?

We’ve searched the market for the best massage cushion and this one definitely made the shortlist.

Containing two-way massaging shiatsu nodes, it mimics the hands of a real masseuse to deliver a soothing massage experience.

Looking at the sleek and stylish design you might not realize that it contains infrared ceramic bulbs, acting as a heat pad during treatment.

Whichever of the different colors you choose, it’s sure to fit seamlessly into any home.

People looking for products to help with back pain described it as a “must-have” and loved using it while relaxing and watching TV!

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3. Mental Health Embroidery Kit

A unique way to unwind

This mental health embroidery kit is a great gift for someone who struggles with anxiety, especially at this time of year.

Within the set she’ll find everything she needs to create a work of art including an embroidery needle, thread, printed fabric, a hoop and full instructions to guide her through the process.

These unique sets have been created by Emily June, who was inspired to develop the product following her own diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder.

She describes the comfort she found in “the therapeutic joy of stitching”, and wanted to share this unique form of relaxation with others.

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4. Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser

Mist the air with soothing scents

The holidays can be a busy time, so pick the woman in your life the perfect stress-relieving gift.

Wrap up this Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser and she can fill the air with soothing and relaxing scents.

Essential oils have many benefits for your health, with a number of them particularly good for stress.

All she needs to do is pop her favorite scent inside and the diffuser will release the fragrance for up to 16 hours. It also functions as a humidifier, so she can improve the air quality in her home.

With an LED mood light, it looks good and can be adjusted to set just the right atmosphere.

Many who bought the diffuser fell so in love, that they ended up investing in one for nearly every room!

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5. Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask

The ultimate sleep mask

There are so many health benefits of sleeping with an eye mask, and there are few as well designed as this one from Mzoo.

Molded to your eyes it has been created to completely block out the light, ideal if your special someone works nights or travels regularly for work.

Take a look at the eye space and you can see how much space has been allowed to avoid putting any pressure on your eyes, so you can lay in it comfortably.

Available in a variety of different colors, it ships with a silk pouch and earplugs so it really does feel like a special sleep gift.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Him

1. TheraCup 2-Pack

An easy and innovative way to enjoy cupping at home

Cupping is an ancient therapy that involves creating suction on your skin, reducing pain and inflammation.

Follow any popular fitness influencer, and you’ll likely have seen a muscled back covered in the circles left by suction cups!

Therabody, creators of the Theragun featured below, have created the TheraCup to allow people to experience the treatment in the comfort of their own home.

Combining suction with heat and vibration, the cups deliver localized relief exactly where you need it, perfect for workout recovery.

With three built-in safeguards, on-device controls and a rechargeable battery, they’re the ideal Christmas gift for the man in your life who loves working out, and wants to recover faster.

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2. Mission Farms Relax CBD Bath Soak

Sink into a stress-relieving bath

Though research is still limited, there is strong evidence that shows CBD oil is powerful for conditions such as anxiety and chronic pain.

So, what better self-care gift could there be, than a product that takes this powerful oil and turns it into a relaxing bath soak?

Combined with luxury goat’s milk, this Mission Farms soak is perfect for calming stress, while also hydrating the skin.

Mission Farms is the gold standard when it comes to CBD products.

They grow their hemp in Oregon in nutrient-rich, organic soil. Fed daily by the waters of the local river, it’s completely natural with no chemicals or pesticides used.

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3. Secura Electric Wine Opener with Foil Cutter, Automatic Corkscrew and Foil Remover

Help him open his wine with ease

All it takes is the push of a button and this clever device will remove the cork from a wine bottle in just a few seconds.

It also includes a foil cutter and remover so it makes opening a bottle of wine a complete dream.

You can open up to 30 bottles before it needs recharging, also with such a compact and contemporary design it’ll look good and not take up too much space in the kitchen.

Plus if you’re shopping for someone who struggles with their mobility, for example those with arthritis, then they’ll appreciate the help with one of life’s essential tasks!

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4. Man Crates Outdoor Survival Ammo Can

An indestructible gift full of surprises

Swap a holiday hamper for an outdoor survival can to treat your outdoorsman this Christmas.

He’ll find so much good stuff include, like a collapsible shovel, 50-foot paracord and a survivor knife.

Emergency survival essentials include a blanket, glow stick and handy field manual. Not just that but he’ll also find tasty goodies such as energy bars and beef jerky.

The packaging however has to be the best part of the gift.

Everything is tucked inside an air-tight, watertight, virtually indestructible container that they can use to store their essentials for many years to come.

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5. The Coldest Water Bottle

Keep water ice cold all day long

Give his water bottle an upgrade by treating him to The Coldest Water Bottle.

Any outdoor lover will appreciate the double walled, vacuum insulated, stainless steel construction, that can keep water cool for up to 36 hours.

The flip top is insulated, and when dropped in water the bottle floats, so he can enjoy his drink in the pool.

Despite the name, it’s also great for hot drinks, holding the heat for up to 13 hours.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

1. adagio teas glass teapot

Serve her a cup of relaxation

Add a little flair to mom’s teatime by treating her to this stylish glass teapot from adagio teas.

If you’re shopping for a mom who needs to relax, then she’ll be sure to thank you for this gift.

With a large stainless-steel infuser and room for five cups, there is plenty of space for the tea to infuse.

Plus, there are a number of herbal teas that are great for alleviating anxiety, helping you sleep and encouraging you to unwind.

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2. Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking

A more mindful way to walk

The latest fitness statistics show that walking is the most popular way to stay active.

If your mom loves a long trek or even just an evening stroll, she’ll appreciate this beautiful journal created for those who love to walk, that teaches you how to walk more mindfully.

Each page will encourage her to pause and connect with the world around her, for a greater sense of wellbeing.

She’ll find inspirational quotes and gratitude prompts inside, encouraging her to develop a fresh perspective on every step of her walk.

Like walking, journaling has its own health advantages, including helping to boost your immune system and reducing symptoms of anxiety.

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3. Heated Robe

Wrap your mom in cozy warmth

A great way to keep your mom warm during the chilly winter months is by wrapping up this Heated Robe.

Handmade in California from a eucalyptus-based material, the robe has three ultra soft layers to keep her warm without it feeling too thick and heavy.

Hidden under the collar is a button that when pressed activates multiple heat panels in the back, arms and pockets.

Powered by a lightweight battery, it can last an amazing five hours when fully charged — perfect for that loved one who is always cold!

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4. Words to Live By: Inspirational Quote Book for Women

A coffee table book she’ll reach for again and again

Quotes can be powerful, providing the reader with a different way to see the world.

Inside this book from Jade Purple Brown are 50 quotes from 50 inspirational women.

Dolly Parton, Oprah Winfrey and Harriet Tubman all appear, as well as many other powerful women from history.

Not only will this book provide your mom with an inspiring outlook, but it will also be a great addition to her coffee table.

Each empowering quote is illustrated beautifully and can really lift your mood, making the book a must for any health-conscious woman.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens

1. Therabody SmartGoggles

Smart tech to help your teen sleep better

Recent sleep data shows that teenagers across the US are simply not getting enough rest!

If you’re searching for a festive gift for a sleep-deprived loved one, then take a look at this pair of SmartGoggles from Therabody.

Slip them on and the hidden tech works to lower your heart rate and reduce stress and anxiety.

There are three unique modes, each of which are customizable – Focus, SmartRelax and Sleep. Each one uses a combination of vibration, massage and heat.

Choose Sleep mode and the goggles deliver a gentle temple massage designed to relax the mind ready for a great night’s rest.

Bluetooth capabilities mean you can also access multi sensory sound therapy experiences in the Therabody app, including the ‘Nightly Wind Down’.

If you like the idea of these SmartGoggles but don’t have the budget then iReliev offer a more affordable eye massager.

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2. The Positive Planner

Space to record happy thoughts and feelings

This journal has been created to help your teen work through whatever life throws at them.

With a sunshine yellow cover, there are gratitude prompts, space for setting intentions and a mood tracker to lead the writer on a 12-week journey of self-care.

The best part is the planner is undated, allowing them to go at their own pace.

The act of journaling itself is also proven to lift your mood, so there really is no better gift for generating positive energy!

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Coworkers

1. Finger Tracing Meditation Mug

Help your coworker meditate with their morning coffee!

A new mug is always a welcome present during the holidays, especially if you’re searching for a gift for someone who is feeling a little frazzled!

Handmade by potters in Wisconsin, it features a simple labyrinth pattern suitable for both men and women.

However though it looks simple, it actually has a secret use…

Labyrinths in this coiling shape have been used for centuries as a form of meditation.

As they sip a morning coffee they can run their finger along the pattern, and enjoy all the health advantages of meditation before a busy day in the office.

Owners of the cup appreciated the large size, ideal for that first large coffee of the day.

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2. Standing Desk Balance Board

A workout while they work!

Forget a simple standing desk, this standing desk balance board does more than just get your coworker upright.

The rubber based balance board actually engages their core and gets their whole body moving as they stand and work.

Once they’ve mastered the first level they can add more air to step up the difficulty!

It provides just enough of a challenge to have an impact, without distracting them from their day job — the dream solution for a fitness lover.

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3. iDOO Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden

Grow herbs and veggies (indoors) fast!

There is clear evidence to prove that filling your home with indoor plants actually lowers your stress levels.

iDOO’s Hydroponics Growing System is therefore the perfect gift for a colleague who works from home.

Using nutrient water and high-performance lighting, it can grow herbs or even vegetables much quicker than they would grow in soil.

This kit includes seven growing pods and offers different modes dependent on where the plant is in the growing stage. It also looks great and is adjustable in height to accommodate various produce.

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4. Handmade Travel Tumbler

A stylish place to transport their coffee

Travel tumblers don’t come much more beautiful than this, making them ideal for coworkers who spend a lot of time in their car.

Handmade in Virginia, each porcelain tumbler is layered with a richly colored glaze to create abstract, zen-like design.

With a snug silicone lid and sleeve, their drink is well contained and their hand is well protected.

Plus the slender shape means it should fit easily into most car cup holders.

Due to the handmade nature of the product, every cup is unique, meaning you’re wrapping up something super special.

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Healthy Christmas Gifts

1. Manduka Pro Yoga Mat

A mat perfect for yogis of all levels

Whether you’re gift hunting for a fully-fledged yogi or someone interested in trying the practice, this mat ticks all the boxes.

Manduka are one of the leading names in the industry, producing professional quality yoga mats that make the perfect Christmas present.

Their Pro series is available in a range of colors and different sizes, including extra long for more floor coverage.

All the mats in this series have a closed-cell surface, so sweat can’t seep in, plus high-density cushioning to provide serious support and protect the joints.

Users reviewing the product loved how much it helped to improve their poses, leaving them feeling like they’d finally found the perfect yoga mat.

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2. Theragun Mini (2nd gen)

Ultra portable, ultra powerful!

At The Good Body we’ve always been big fans of the Theragun range. However one downside has always been that they didn’t really offer a compact or affordable percussion massager.

The Theragun mini has changed all that.

This portable and affordable percussion massager is small enough to throw in your bag for the gym or take on vacation. In fact, the 2nd generation model is even lighter than the original, weighing just 1lb.

It’s not so mini when it comes to force though, powering 12mm into the muscle tissue.

Controllable through the Therabody app, you can choose from a variety of different programs and speed settings.

The mini ships with three unique massage heads made from closed-cell PU foam, including the Thumb, designed to target trigger points.

Theragun describe how muscle tension will just melt away after using the massager, releasing muscle knots or tightness after a workout.

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3. Pranamat ECO Massage Set (Mat+Pillow)

An ethical way to enjoy acupressure treatment

Acupressure has so many advantages for your overall health and wellbeing. From giving your mental health a boost to soothing chronic neck pain.

Treat someone living with pain, or those who simply need to unwind, to the Pranamat ECO Massage Set.

Pranamat ECO is one of the most effective ways to experience acupressure therapy at home — and it can be used in so many different ways.

Lie back on the spike covered mat, tuck the pillow underneath your neck and you’ll instantly feel your body begin to unwind.

Unlike many of its competitors, every feature of the Pranamat ECO has been ethically sourced, from the plastic spikes to the sustainably-sourced coconut fibre filling.

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4. BrainTap Bluetooth Headset

Give the gift of a present mind

If you’re looking for a way to boost someone’s wellbeing, then a mindfulness or meditation gift could be a great option.

Meditation is all about training your attention, and honing a calm and stable mental state.

The BrainTap Bluetooth Headset helps the user do exactly that by effectively retraining the brain!

All you need to do is put on the headset and the unique frequency of light and sound will develop the brain, allowing a heightened sense of clarity.

It can even help to improve your sleep by encouraging your body to relax into its natural sleep pattern.

Here at The Good Body we’re big fans of the BrainTap, as we love how it can steady your mind when you’re feeling stressed or anxious.

You have the option of various content bundles you can subscribe to, giving you access to a library of guided meditations, visualization sessions and binaural beats.

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Looking for even more holiday gift inspiration?

Take a look at our list of gift ideas for people who really need to relax and unwind!

Laura Smith

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Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.