Gift guide: Our wellness wish list | 9Lives
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Buying Christmas gifts can be a stressful endeavor, especially when you know it’s not a case of one-size fits all. For that reason we here at 9Lives have broken down our wellness gift-guide into different categories, making it easier for you to shop for all the unique individuals in your life.

For that anxious or stressed person in your life

Himalayan salt lamps are great for creating a positive atmosphere by letting off ions. has a great range of salt lamps, and these USB-charged natural salt lamps for R195 are perfect for that friend who is always on-the go.

Lush has an excellent range of Eco-friendly bath bombs and bath salts that are so cool to watch, and will help your friend forget any troubles they had in the first place.

Another trendy gift that is easy to find at any bookstore is an adult colouring book. Not only can you find colouring books with wonderful pictures, but reverting back to this childhood activity has been proven to lower stress and anxiety. Typo has a range of colouring books starting at R99 that will have your friend zen in no time.


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For that active or sporty person in your life

For the person in your life who’s not content with sitting still and watching the world go by, we’ve decided to take a more active approach. Kit them out with a really cool sports bag to take on their adventures.

Help them put their best foot forward with some comfy and stylish takkies or sneakers. Nike has a stylish and functional range of shoes perfect for everything from running to hitting the gym.

If they are gym-junkies, get them to stretch their limbs with a foam roller and remind them to stay hydrated with a stylish and leak-proof water bottle.

And if they like to take things a little bit slower, help them to establish some chill by gifting them with a cool yoga mat. Add a personal touch with NetFlorist, which can add initials to the mat.


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For the Eco-Warrior in your life

For the Eco-warriors in your life, be sure to get something that is environmentally friendly. They’re likely to shun single-use plastics, so it’s a great thing that Faithful to Nature has metal and glass straws, like these rose-coloured Foreva Straws which come in packs of four for R429.

Faithful to Nature also has a range of bamboo toothbrushes and natural toothpastes, of which the Simply Bamboo Adult Toothbrush is an absolute favourite, and you can buy it online for R57.

If coffee is a vice of theirs, but the idea of all those disposable coffee cups freak them out, get them a funky eco-friendly travel cup to help them cut down on waste.

Plants may seem like a boring gift, especially for the festive period, but choosing the right one makes all the difference. Opt for a plant like a bromeliad that helps to clear toxicities from the air. Woolworths stocks Bromelia Aechmeas for R179,99.


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For the new moms in your life

First-time moms are bound to need a little extra love, and we’ve got the guide to help you show it. For some body love, Annabella Maternity has amazing pyjamas, especially designed for moms-to-be in mind, keeping them stylish and comfortable throughout the whole period.

Oh-Lief has a Natural Tummy wax for R124,95 is made to keep that growing baby-bump smooth.

Help them remember their baby’s every firsts with a baby journal book – Exclusive books has one for R259 – or help them keep their baby comfortable and safe with a baby lounger. Check out Sleepyhead South Africa for a gorgeous selection of loungers in various prints, starting at R1 999.


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For that constantly tired person in your life

We all have that friend who is either constantly tired, or struggling to stay awake. Help them get a good night’s rest by providing them with all the right tools. Charlotte Rhys has this amazing lavender scented pillow spray that retails for R146,50 for 300ml.

If your friend’s bedding isn’t up to scratch, why not let them rest their head on silk pillow cases, or help ease their nights with a beautiful weighted blanket? The South African website has a range of weighted blankets from class to deluxe, with a price range of R1 450 – R2 445 depending on what you’re looking for.

If they’re already jittery, help them to relax with caffeine-free tea. Check out for an amazing range of loose leaf teas, teapots and sets, and accessories. Our favourite is the Sleepy Time tea for R180, with a blend of Chamomile, Green Rooibos, Hops Strobile, Honeybush, Vanilla, Honey Capsopearl, and Valerian Root with Vanilla Flavouring.


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What do you think of our wellness gift guide, have we left anyone out?

Let us know in the comments below.


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