Z Is for Zen

published Dec 11, 2017
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You don’t need us to tell you that the holidays can be stressful. So many events, errands, and things to clean! That’s why you should give one of the gifts on this list — they’re all specially selected to help your strung-out friends find a little zen and peace during this nutty time.

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10 Gifts to Help Loved Ones Find More Zen This Time of Year (Image credit: The Kitchn)
  1. Gold Tip Spout Apothecary Dispenser, $25 at Haven: Want to make dishwashing duty just a little better for someone in your life? Get them this oh-so-pretty soap dispenser. Because it’s the little things in life!
  2. Heirloom Dish Soap, $10 at Murchison-Hume: Also, this soap can be decanted into the dispenser for an extra-nice present. We’re partial to the Australian White Grapefruit.
  3. Marble Teapot, $20 at World Market: There’s nothing more zen than tea! This stoneware teapot has a marbled effect for a modern take on the traditional vessel.
  4. Ice Crusher Kit, $38 at The Maryn: For your friend who needs to let out a little aggression in order to calm down. Note: A meat tenderizer is also a good idea.
  5. Water Bottle Roller, $35 at W&P Design: Folks who work out tend to have plenty of water bottles, but how many of them include a removable sleeve that turns the bottle into a foam roller for massaging muscles and joints?
  6. “What Would Ina Do” Tea Towel, $18 at Face to Face Home: Ina would not freak out. About anything. This much we know for sure.
  7. Dream Dust, $38 at Moon Juice: This stuff — from a cult favorite California-based shop — features a blend of herbs and chamomile flowers, which are supposed to help combat the effects of stress and foster deeper sleep. It’s worth a shot, right?
  8. Be Your Own Flavor Art Print, $16 at June & December: This print is inspiring and adorable at the same time. Put it a nice frame to make it extra gifty.
  9. Good Vibes Mug, $17 at The Created Co.: Give this to your coworker or anyone who needs to adjust their work environment.
  10. Peppermint Lime Soap, $12 at Etta + Billie: Perfect for stocking stuffers or secret santa gifts, this handcrafted small-batch soap has a fresh, clean scent and is made with uplifting peppermint, tangy lime, sea salt, olive oil, and other yummy ingredients.