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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! The holiday season is such a joyful time to spend relaxing, visiting with loved ones, and showing people that you care. That’s why one of my favourite things to bring to your loved ones is self-care gifts to soothe their souls and wellness gifts to keep them grounded. As usual, we’re keen on shopping locally every month of the year, and the approaching holiday season has us searching for thoughtful, practical gift ideas to share with you. Rounding up some of our favourite finds, here are 13 Canadian self-care and wellness gifts for everyone in your life (and maybe you’ll even find a treat for yourself, too).
Written by bestselling Canadian author, Neil Pasricah, this book is filled with quick prompts and morning mantras that will set anybody up for a joyful and intentional day. Focused mainly on gratitude, intentions, and stress management, this gift is for the ones who thrive with journals and notebooks, and will bring a little piece of daily joy into anybody’s day.
The perfect addition to any person’s rotation of wellness products, this self-care gift soothes with lavender fragrance and gentle weighted pressure, helping to relax the face and body. Intended to relieve eye strain, relax facial tension, and promote ultimate relaxation, you’re basically giving the gift of a calm mind and good night’s sleep.
3 | BATH SOAKS
New maker alert! This brand-new maker hit our shelves this season and we couldn’t be more excited. With different fragrances and uses, bath salts happen to be one of our favourite wellness gifts, because they are perfect to de-stress and unwind at the end of a long day. Available in a variety of scents like lavender, coconut, and citrus, these salts tuck perfectly into a care basket or can confidently fly solo as a “thinking of you” gift.
If you’re looking for a wellness gift that can have a long-term impact, this journal can’t be beat. Written by Ontarian author, Fariha Roisin, the Being in Your Body Journal is a beautiful and thoughtful gift that will remind the recipient of their inherent beauty and worthiness. With vibrant, art-filled pages intended to provoke positive thought and self-love within the reader, this truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
A sweet and perfectly curated gift for an expecting or new parent in your life, this post-delivery kit includes everything one will need to feel pampered and deeply cared for in their recovery and new parent journey. Filled with a selection of non-toxic, natural, and organic products intended to help and heal in postpartum, this little kit will have a big impact on the person lucky enough to be on the receiving end of your thoughtfulness and generosity.
6 | SHOWER STEAMERS
Made close to home in Stratford, Ontario, these shower steamers are a special little treat to elevate an everyday shower experience and turn it into a self-care ritual. We stock a few different fragrances so that you can find your fave or try them all, and truly believe that these are such a self-care treat that make for a unique gift idea.
Candles are always a versatile and well-received gift, with a long-lasting impact and a motivation for relaxation. This candle is an addictive collaboration of two grounding fragrances, both fresh, invigorating, and perfect for a calm night in. Lighting a good candle is a small way to set intentions for self-care, and gifting one can communicate your intent to bring little moments of joy and relaxation into the lives of the ones you love.
A thoughtful gift for the spiritual person in your life to give them moments to reflect and learn, this tarot deck and guidebook come packaged in a stunning box with bold and eclectic art and an opportunity to learn and explore one’s spirituality. Made by Toronto designer and Memento Mori Oracle Podcast host, Claire Goodchild, this vintage-style tarot deck is an eclectic and distinctive wellness gift.
Looking to the stars for guidance on what to get for the perfect wellness gift? Look no further. Another masterpiece by Torontonian, Claire Goodchild, Arcana of Astrology is a guidebook and deck of oracle cards that dives deep into the beauty and power of all things astrology, perfect for someone who is guided by the stars and spends their self-care time learning.
10 | KNIT THROW BLANKET
If you know of someone who says physical touch is their love language, don’t burden yourself searching high and low for their gift, we’ve got it. A super cute keepsake to snuggle into, this knit throw blanket makes a cozy addition to any living space. Made of 100% Egyptian cotton, this gift is a soft and cuddly way to show someone that you care.
11 | FACE CARE KIT
Suitable for faces with or without beards, this kit contains everything anyone would need to have their face looking clearer and brighter. Including an exfoliating face wash, a daily toner, and an ultralight face balm, this self-care gift is a perfect little package to give the gift of me-time and quality products wrapped up in one.
12 | WORK WELLNESS DECK
For the go-getter that loves burning the midnight oil a little too much, this deck contains 60 simple practices to de-stress and recharge wherever and however you work. Illustrated by Torontonian artist, Gracia Lam, this pretty green box is filled with thoughtful moments to help banish burnout. A great gift for a recovering workaholic, gifting the time and content to be introspective about their work and life.
A good long soak in the bath is the epitome of a self-care setting. This body oil (which can double as a bath oil!) is perfect for an after-bath full body moisturizer, fuelled by its lush fragrance and skin-centered ingredients. Wellness gifts don’t always have to be face masks and bath bombs, and this body oil is a perfect gift for something luxurious and different to add to the post-long-day bathtime routine of someone you love.
Oh, Canada. The home of makers and entrepreneurs creating perfect little giftables and incredible items that line the shelves here at Scout. Whether you’re shopping online or in one of our two Toronto locations, we hope you’ll find the perfect gifts for the ones you love. Not sure where to start with your holiday shopping? Explore our curated collections on the site, or visit us in-store so we can help you find the perfect gift for every special someone on your list. Happy shopping!