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Faith Deutschle

MyWellbeing’s Mental Health Gift Guide

What do you get the person who drops everything for you, no matter what? What could show your appreciation for the friend who has probably heard you say, “Well, my therapist says I should. . .” about a million times?
MyWellbeing’s Mental Health Gift Guide

What do you get the person who drops everything for you, no matter what? What could show your appreciation for the friend who has probably heard you say, “Well, my therapist says I should. . .” about a million times?

Maybe they even tried Bikram yoga with you, or participated in your 30-day meditation challenge, or sucked down a celery juice all in the name of your self care and improvement. It’s time to thank them for the late-night phone calls. Read on to find the perfect gift for your outdoor-loving, yoga-doing, and/or self-reflecting friend.

For the On-the-Go, To-Do List Slayer

A display of ettitude sheets and a box.

It is pretty well known that sleep is connected to your mental state. And, in the age of smartphones, rest is truly a radical act.

Help your Martha Stewart-like friend get some zzzz’s with ettitude. ettitude’s sheets, towels, and pajamas are made from CleanBamboo™ —the most resource-efficient plant on the planet. It’s hypoallergenic, thermo-regulating and water-saving.

We suggest treating your sleep-deprived, yet eco-friendly, friend to ettitude’s Starter Kit. It’s currently 40% off and includes two pillowcases, a towel, and an eye mask. Rest easy knowing you got the perfect gift and helped save the planet!

For the Person Who is Always Outside (or Wants to Be!)

A close up of illustrated cards in Amy T. Won's Wonder Walking deck.

Although it is not clear why, research suggests that getting outdoors can help lift your mood and promote mindfulness. This gift is one part outdoorsy and one part art.

Amy T. Won’s Wonder Walking decks feature intuitive mood paintings and explorer notes from the pages of Amy’s personal sketchbook. Each word prompt is carefully selected to capture the magic moments behind each painting and spark ideas for adventure.

Just shuffle (or gift) the deck and go!

For the Writer and Poet (or the Person Who Just Sends You the Best Emails)

A clos-up of the Five-Minute Journal.

Encourage them to continue writing with The Five Minute Journal.

The Five Minute Journal’s approachable and structured exercises will lead them down a path toward an enhanced version of who they already are (which is prettttyyyy amazing). Even Tim Ferris is a huge fan.

(BONUS: It is printed on sustainably sourced paper stock from FSC suppliers.)

For the Person Whose Form of Self-Love is Helping Others

A flatlay of #UnitedWeMask masks.

United We Mask is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and encourage sound public health practices by providing homemade masks to communities, leaving N95 masks for members at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure.

For every mask purchased, United We Mask donates to an essential worker or person in need. They even host beginner-friendly DIY mask-making workshops. We recommend snagging one of their StaySafeStayHome: color-in face masks and coloring books! Let your friend zen out while coloring their new life-saving mask and supporting a great cause.

For the Person Who Never Does Something for Themselves

Gemist shampoo and conditioner on ribbons.

Treat them to a li’l luxury with Gemmist. Gemmist is science-backed hair care. A short quiz gathers hair data, and then Gemmist’s fancy algorithm determines the best shampoo and conditioner for each person.

All of their products are free of parabens, dyes, and sulfates, and they never tested on animals. Use code WELLBEING to get 20% off your first order.

For the Jet Setter Who is REALLY Missing Travel

holiday-candle

According to a 2011 study by Masahiro et al, positive emotions, which can be elicited by certain fragrances, have been proven to lower stress levels and improve overall mental outlook.

Transport that Bali-visiting buddy to Christmas Markets all over the world with this first-ever candle from Nostalgic--Christmas Market. Created by blogger and influencer Helene Sula, Nostalgic candles help you make the most of your memories while creating new ones.

For the Anxious Gift Giver (and Receiver)

Highline Wellness Day & Night gummies.

Their parties are always perfect. Their house is always together. But, somehow, they always seem a little harried around the holidays.

Cue CBD. CBD shows promise in aiding with anxiety, PTSD, epilepsy, insomnia, and depression. Help your friend relax with Day & Night Gummies from highline wellness. highline wellness even donates 1% of profits to charities that matter to you. Now that is something to relax about!

For the Passionate Yogi

The signature stripe leggings from K-Deer.

Repeat after me: Oooommmmmmm. Your bendy friend is going to love this!

K-Deer is known for its Signature Stripe Leggings. And every pair tells a story. The Molly Stripe is no exception. These leggings, named after K-Deer founder, Molly Deer, tell a personal story of depression and Molly’s strength to take back her mental wellness.

When you purchase this pair of leggings, 5% of e-commerce sales are donated to Bring Change to Mind, a powerful movement that educates, supports and fights against the stigma around mental health care. Namaste indeed.

Don’t Forget Yourself!

While you are shopping, don’t forget about you. Give yourself the gift of therapy this year.

We know you are busy. We entirely understand. And we also know that finding the *right therapist is not easy. Give yourself 5 minutes right now and take our short quiz to see which therapist is right for you. We promise, across your relationships, work, life, and general peace of mind, therapy really is the gift that will keep on giving.

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Faith Deutschle boasts of over 15 years of social media and marketing experience. She now owns her own agency, Jaybird Creative, that is focused on building brand equity for ethos based companies. Prior to this, she managed campaigns for clients ranging from Marc Jacobs Beauty to Avocados for Mexico. Currently residing in Seattle, she is a mentor for Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator and sits on the board of Reading Partners.

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