We all know that person who seems to defy all laws of physics and thermodynamics. Let's call them a Wellness Warrior. They're the type of person who runs a marathon and actually tries to win. They're the type of person who keeps fresh kale in all of their pockets so they have a snack for later. They're the type of person who bikes five miles to work, doesn't break a sweat, and still looks great when they arrive. Short of just buying them a head of cabbage, here are 11 gift ideas for the Wellness Warrior in your life.
We're so grateful to Point West Credit Union for sponsoring this year's Gift Guide.
Does your Wellness Warrior like exercise? Are toddlers sticky? Obviously yes and yes, so possibly the best gift you can buy your super active and super healthy friend is activewear. Even if your friend doesn't play any sports, evo carries activewear and active accessories for all occasions. Click here to take save 50% when you get a ski or snowboard wax!
2. Spa Day
How does your friend run 12,000,546 miles a week and still manage to stick to a vegetarian diet? The world may never know. When was the last time they slowed down and relaxed? Treat them to a spa day at Zenana Center for Well Being where they will get the relaxation of a lifetime. Click here to get a free stone crop collection tube!
Facilitate your Wellness Warrior's exploration into traditional Eastern forms of medicine and stress relief at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Gift an acupuncture session and click here to save up to $25.
Do you know someone who is head-over-heels for yoga?! Head over to Love Hive Yoga and you can click here to give them two weeks of unlimited yoga for $10. Heck, you should get this for yourself, too. Actually, everyone should get this for themselves. You know what, this deal is so good, I'm going to go do the same once I'm done writing these Holiday Gift Guides. Why didn't anyone tell me I could get two weeks of unlimited yoga for $10?? You can also click here to save 50% on a five-class package at Yoga Union. I've been way out of the loop. I work here. Where have I BEEN?
5. Savory Spice
The lesser known sixth member of the Spice Girls. Do you know someone whose holidays are getting a little bland? Spice up the season with flavors from all over the world, available right in Sellwood! The first step to eating healthily and sustainably is to make eco-friendly food taste great. None of this "vegetarians only eat lettuce" nonsense. This is 2018, put paprika on E V E R Y T H I N G. Stop by Savory Spiceshop and click here to save $5 on your next purchase!
6. Foot Jackets
Do you have a friend who is really into walking around barefoot the whole year? Does being barefoot give them some kind of life force? Well if they're keen on making it through the winter, you better get them shoes because La Niña does not show mercy. Stop by KEEN Footwear (see what I did there) and save 30% on footwear when you click here!
Forget these emojiticoins and internet slang; books are the only phones they need so encourage your friend's L I F E O F T H E M I N D™ and buy them a good old paper-bound smartphone to exercise their brain. Just think of them as very slow, mass text messages. New Renaissance Books offers a large selection of books focusing on wellness, exercise, and healing. The best part? You don't need a charger because BOOKS DON'T NEED BATTERIES. Click here to save $10 on your next purchase!
8. Pet Stuff
Imagine a candy store for dogs... that candy store is Pet Pros. Having an animal companion increases life expectancy and improves quality of life (source). Wander through the store aisles and pick out anything from toys to beds and everything in between. Click here to save 15% on your entire purchase! If you're looking for a more local vibe, you can also stop in at Sellwood Pet Supply and click here to get 20% off any one item!
Get your friend a zine or two on self-care and mental health next time you stop in at Project Object. Check out their wide array of unique and locally made goods and accessories, too. Click here to save $5 on your next purchase!
11. Literally Just a Head of Cabbage
You know, you really just can't beat the basics.
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