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Wellness Gifts to Give this Season!

Looking to give the gift of calm this holiday season? Our beloved Wellness Department is overflowing with self-care treasures and treats for you and yours. You’ll find all sorts of lotions, salves, creams, and serums, all of which are paraben-free and never tested on animals, making them safe for the whole family. We think they make for a pretty thoughtful gift, too! Can you say foot rub?

Whether you’re shopping for a hardworking mom, a frontline worker, your best friend, your partner, or y-o-u, it’s easy to find comfy-cozy surprises for everyone on your list. And if there’s one thing everyone deserves after this crazy year it’s a little self-care, relaxation, and overall TLC.

Hand-selected by our Wellness Department manager, keep scrolling for our favorite wellness gifts to give this year like moisturizing hand creams, locally made soaps, and gifts for kids, too!

Shepard Moonshepard moon concoctions

Bath Salts & Massage Oils

Woman-owned and based in Seattle, Shepard Moon makes high-quality, therapeutic bath salts and massage oils made out of a variety of pure essential oils.

Their bath salts are made out of simple, easy to pronounce ingredients like sea salt and baking soda as well as therapeutic grade essential oils. They’ve got a kids’ line that make for fun stocking stuffers for parents and little ones alike.

In addition to their year-round bath salt offerings of detox support, lavender lullaby, ache & pain, love, and meditate, they’ve got the perfect holiday fun bath trio that features a Santa, frosty, and Rudolf blend, all with a different healing purpose in mind.

Wild Carrotwild carrot herbals lip balm

Personal Care Products

Also woman-owned and based in Oregon, Wild Carrot makes all sorts of personal care delights! From face cream and serums to body lotion and muscle salves, you’re sure to find a high-quality plant-based product that’s a thoughtful self-care holiday gift.

And with the cold, dry weather we have ahead, we suggest snagging Wild Carrot’s Balancing Borage & Hemp Lotion as an indulgent, yet practical gift that’s effective—free of GMOs, gluten, paraben, and phthalates, so you know it’s good.

Or, consider Wild Carrot’s Cosmic Lip Balms that are designed for dry, cracked, winter lips and come in the most beautiful, artful packaging.

Mickelberry Gardensbee calm herbal spray

Herbal Remedies

We could all use an extra boost of health and immunity this season, and we bet the people on your list could, too!

Based in Oregon and founded by local beekeepers, Mickelberry Gardens offers a line of herbal honey tonics and sprays that provide relief from a number of ailments.

They’ve got a relaxation honey tonic, a digestive support spray, and a throat and lung tonic, just to name a few. And we can’t forget to mention their Bee Calm spray, which is the perfect natural stress relief remedy which is must.

Samish Bay Soapssamish bay soap

Bar Soap

Handmade, hyperlocal, and available in a wide range of scents, there’s not a single person on your list who wouldn’t appreciate a bar of Samish Bay Soaps.

Made out of 100% pure essential oils, these soaps really speak, or rather smell, for themselves. There are no chemical fragrances or colorants in their products, and as a company they strive to use local resources as often as they can.

Any scent is heavenly, but for the holidays we recommend gifting aromas of the season like fir needle, cheerful blend, or citrus sage!

Me Mother Earthreusable cotton rounds

Plastic-Free Products

Looking for zero-waste, plastic-alternative products that are no-brainer stocking stuffers? Consider going with a goodie or two from Me Mother Earth!

A family business based in Las Vegas, Me Mother Earth is on a mission to encourage people to think about the importance of using resuable products on a daily basis and treading lightly on our planet.

We’re currently offering their resusable cotton rounds and pumice stones. Put together a cute gift by pairing the pumice stone with nail polish and a small manicure set, or add the reusable cotton rounds to a few natural makeup must-haves from Gabriel Cosmetics and Mineral Fusion.

Piggy Paintpiggy paint

Nail Polish

Looking for a small gift or stocking stuffer for the kiddos in your life? Consider a set of scented natural nail polish from Piggy Paint! They’re full of all the bright colors and glitter that kids love without all the harsh smelly chemicals that you find in most nail polishes.

Non-toxic, water-based, and cruelty-free, give these nail polishes with some kid-friendly lotion and a manicure set for a DIY at-home spa date that’ll have all the little piggies singing wee-wee-wee all the way home!

Lost Art Apothecarylost art apothecary

Topical Pain Roll-On Linament

Based on Lopez Island, Lost Art Apothecary specializes in CBD-based skin creams and liniments that are designed to reduce a wide range of aches and pains.

Their topical pain roll-on linament is one of our best sellers and has some pretty incredible reviews from customers who have suffered from chronic pain for years.

Whether you know someone with arthritis, Fibromyalgia, joint pain, or just everyday aches and pains, there’s no better gift than a bottle of pain relief from Lost Art Apothecary.

Grace Harbormsm cream

MSM Goat Milk Cream

You might be familiar with Grace Harbor as the Lynden-based creamery that stocks our dairy cooler with milk and yogurt, but what about their pain relief MSM cream?

Made with 5 essential oils and other simple, wholesome ingredients, this pain relief cream is an alternative to CBD-based topical creams and creates a cooling sensation for sore muscles. MSM is a natural anti-inflammatory that relieves pain and promotes healing.

The cream comes in a sustainable apothecary-style jar and is a thoughtful gift for the person in your life who’s suffering from chronic pain or everyday bumps, bruises, and scratches. (Psst, we think a hardworking mom would love it!)

Kuumba Madekuumba made body oil

Body Oils

Is there someone in your life you wish you could gift a lavish spa day but can’t because COVID? Consider putting together an at-home spa day kit for them that includes bath and body oil from Kuumba Made.

Whether they use it in the bath, as a deep moisturizer, for a massage, or as a deep conditioning hair treatment, these rich and aromatic oils are avaialble in a variety of scents including vanilla, water goddess, and egyptian musk.

Kuumba is woman-owned and all of their products are made up of certified organic ingredients including sunflower oil, avocado oil, aromatic essential oils, and all sorts of herbs and plants.

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Skincare

There’s bound to be someone on your list that has always wanted to start a skincare routine but felt overwhelmed about where or how to start. What about gifting them something they’ve struggled to find themselves with a daily skincare ritual set from Evanhealy?

A holistic line of skincare created by an esthetician, Evanhealy products are simple yet powerful, creating a well-rounded skin care routine that leaves skin supple, moisturized, and protected.

The Daily Balancing Ritual Skincare Set from Evanhealy includes a cleanser, hydrosol, and serum so your loved one has everything they need to get their skincare regimen going. Choose from rose or lavender!

Eco Lipsmongo kiss

Lip Balms

It’s cold outside. Your family members are all suffering with dry, chapped lips. How about some lip balm from Eco Lips?

Go with old standbys of peppermint or citrus, or add a little sparkle to your holidays with their Mongo Kiss shimmer lip balm!

Available in a gift set of 3 yummy flavors and iridescent sparkles, these lip balms are fun and festive without nasty chemicals or additives. And even better, Eco Lips is Fair Trade and B-Corp certified!

Island Thymeginger cardamom

Skincare

If you swing by our Wellness Department you’re bound to find a plethora of Island Thyme goodies ranging from soap and skincare to natural deodorant and skin salves.

Really, any of their locally made products would make for an incredible gift, but we think their Ginger Cardamom body lotion is the perfect fragrance for winter.

Pair their body lotion with aromatherapy massage oil and hand cream and you have a self-care gift that the hardworking people in your life will love.

By: Leigha

LeighaLeigha is the Marketing Assistant at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op.