This year like no other, underscored the importance of good health, nutrition, fitness, and keeping your spirits up. Whether you’re looking to gift experiences or practical workout and self-care products, Vogue Singapore has you covered for the best holiday gifts for physical and mental wellness.
1. For an indulgent spacation
Ritz Carlton’s Wellness Escape features a curated two-day, one-night experience featuring a skincare and make-up masterclass by The Make-up Room, a photoshoot by Tinydot Photography, a pampering 45-minute Relaxation Massage at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Guests can then meet local designer, Jessicacindy over a cosy floral arrangement session, and dine on healthy meals crafted by executive chef Massimo Pasquarelli, and more.
2. For mind-body restoration
Expect courses in Embodied Mindful Movement, yin yoga, cacao and sound healing sessions and more as you go inward with this exclusive retreat led by renowned healers and self-empowerment leaders.
3. For at-home workouts
Lululemon’s three-in-one yoga kit to help you on your yoga journey includes a 3mm Reversible Mat to help you go from hot to hatha, the Lift and Lengthen yoga block, and small microfibre towel to keep you fresh and dry post-sweat sesh.
4. For healthy teeth and gums
Plaque? We don’t know her. Once you’ve Issa 2’ed, you’ll never go back to conventional toothbrushes thanks to Foreo‘s nylon and medical-grade silicone gizmo which cleans using its pulsating tech that micro-sweeps teeth and the most sensitive of gums. There’s a myriad of reasons to love it: it’s quick drying, super quiet, soft and gentle on tooth enamel, and a single one-hour charge lasts up to 365 uses. Cue the Hallelujah Chorus.
5. For the budding herbalist
Cynthea, founder of Singapore-based urban farming label, Superfarmers, conducts tea blending workshops using botanicals and fresh herbs from her garden. “Apoteacaryᵀᴹ is our signature tea-blending workshop we’ve done for about 2 years now. It’s very popular for people needing a respite without going to a spa or staycation. Our studio really teleports them to a quaint suburb in Perth,” she says. Each workshop conducted in small groups of 6 to 8 is 2.5 hours long. Classes will resume in phase three of Singapore’s Circuit Breaker. Contact Superfarmers for the workshop schedule: [email protected]
6. For daily fitness motivation
If we could, we’d make like Oprah: “And you get an Apple Watch! And you get an Apple Watch! Everybody gets an Apple Watch!” It’s perfect for your ageing parents, for your loved one, for your friend that just needs a little motivation to close those movement rings and more. From fitness to mental health moments, Apple Watch has you covered.
7. For a TCM-approved menstrual reset
Friends don’t let friends with irregular periods, abdominal cramps, fatigue, and bloating go it alone. If you’re after a health-related gift that will stand out in a sea of candles and journals, Ying Yi’s series of TCM-blended teas help ease the symptoms of PMS and menstruation in general. A subscription to this service is sure to keep those period-related woes at bay.
8. For solo pleasure
This waterproof vibrator which fits snugly in the palm of the hand will definitely get your heart racing thanks to its 5-speed motor with 5 vibe patterns.
9. For lithe and limber muscles
Ease tech neck and counter hours hunched over the computer with this essential stretching ring.
10. For the friend who needs to quit single-use plastic bottles
Water bottles made chic, thanks to Bkr’s glass and silicone bottles.
11. For a blissful glow-up
Escape the frenzy of the holiday with Remède Spa’s Christmas Bliss Spa Package. The head-to-toe experience begins with a 30 minute body scrub, followed by a 90 minutes relaxing massage customised to your knots and concerns, followed by a 30 minute express facial for deep cleansing, radiance, and hydration.
12. For that French glow
Emily in Paris will have nothing on you (or your loved ones) with these health supplements by French brand, Aime. Formulated with the belief that all skin conditions stem from digestive dysfunction, the supplements contain borage oil, hyaluronic acid, and various botanic extracts to provide hydration, elasticity, and anti-stress and anti-inflammation support from within for healthy, consistently radiant skin.
13. For the modern gym bunny
Learn mixed martial arts, self-defense, and strengthen your metal fortitude at the same time. A year’s membership at Evolve MMA includes unlimited access to all classes at their Far East Square, Orchard Central, KINEX, and Clarke Quay Central branches.
14. For the spin queen
Cardio, but make it cool with CruCycle. They offer gifts card at any amount, however a $400 gift card gets you 10 classes at CruCycle without having to pay any remaining balance. Gift cards may also be used to offset a bigger package purchase.
15. For a touch of hydrotherapy
Perfect for that antsy and anxious friend that needs to slow down. The hour-long experience in a private float pod helps unload guests from mental burdens and physical strain to enter in a calm, meditative state.
16. Wearable mantras
Aside from being gorgeous statement pieces, the shell motifs found in Pyar’s Found beachcombed collection are engraved with mindful affirmations, reminding the wearer to breathe, trust, love, and be respectively.
17. For reconnecting with your partner
Worn during sex, rumbly vibes supplied by this body-safe, hands-free toy help both you and your partner feel sublime and stimulated from head to toe. With the help of the free We-Connect app, you can also create custom vibes that match the beat of your favourite tracks on your playlists.
18. For inner nourishment
The perfect ritual to help you slow down and give back to yourself, watch the petals of this classic almond cream, Kyoto-sourced matcha, and fortifying bird’s nest dissolve into warm water. Matcha has been used for centuries to help detoxify the skin and body, while promoting skin regeneration. These bird’s nests are safe for pre- and post-natal care.