Nothing makes you want to deck your halls for the holidays more than reading about lavish products you could never afford. That's why I always look forward to
Goop's holiday gift guide. The Gwyneth Paltrow-founded brand offers an eye-catching directory, seemingly targeted at those with disposable wealth. It was released in November this year, and it's a gift (guide) that keeps on giving.
However, in their sumptuous catalog, there are plenty of wellness picks that are either reasonably priced or worth spending a little extra dough on. We waded through it all, and picked out the best hidden gems (or in some cases, crystals).
We're going to have to use the word "moist" to describe this product, but bear with us.
This limited-edition ball is made with coconut and avocado oils and butters. When you start rubbing it against your body, the vetiver-infused round will melt from a solid into a "lotion-meets-massage-oil" substance. It will leave your skin feeling satiny and, yes, moist. Plus, there's a crystal hidden inside that can be used as a massage stone. Kate McLeod
Atelier Stone I, $65.00
Your giftee can stay hydrated with this beautiful statement water bottle. Not only will its lux look start conversations with their coworkers, but Goop also claims that the smoky quartz "anchors the root chakra, amplifying good intentions, cultivating serenity, and guarding against bad vibes," per crystal lore.
It's easy to wash because the bottom screws off, and it holds 18 oz of water. Just make sure the person you give it too doesn't have butter fingers, because it's made of glass will break upon impact. Glacce
Smoky Quartz Crystal-Infused Water Bottle, $80.00
Although journaling is notoriously hard to commit to, anyone can do anything for five minutes. This is the perfect gift for those who perhaps need an extra bit of motivation and positivity in their life. It's meant to be filled out once in the morning, and again at night.
As the your giftee starts their day, the journal will prompt them: "I am grateful for..." and "what would make today great?" Intelligent Change
The Five Minute Journal, $23.00
This elegant bullet-shaped pendant isn't just an accessory. It's also a vibrator. It's made of stainless steel and finished in 24-karat gold, and is said to be waterproof. The vibrator has four speeds, and it can be charged with a USB port. As Goop points out, it's perfect for "the transition from night out to night in."
Vesper Vibrator Necklace, $149.00
The Theragun G3 is sleek and designed to massage muscles that are tight or in knots.
It's said to deliver up to 40 pounds of force when placed against your sore spots. It comes with multiple attachments, including a "thumb" to help your giftee hit their trouble spots. They can use it pre- and post-workout, or if their back is sore from a long day of staring at a computer. Theragun
Theragun G3, $399.00
It's so much easier to practice self care in a room that smells delightful. Give your friend's nose a gift with this spray, which is a blend of white neroli flower, ylang ylang, jasmine, and bois de rose, with a hint of patchouli and vetiver. Plus, the rose quartz crystals inside the bottle help "lend some love intentions" as they spritz.
Interior Aromatic - Love, $46.00
If you have a person on your list who wants to get hooked on meditating (or maybe they already love it, but want to mix it up!), they'll love this techy gift. The meditations are music-driven, which helps you cut out distractions.
Wave At-Home Meditation, $199.00
's contributing food editor
offers up delicious dishes for two. From "Way More Veggies Bolognese" to a yummy loaded baked potato recipe, this book will keep your tummy full and your kitchen full of life.
Penguin Random House
Healthier Together, $23.00