If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s the importance of health.
And while we can’t simply package and gift it in a ribbon-topped box, we could do a little more to encourage the people around us to live better.
But wellness can mean differently to everyone; for some, it’s a calming cup of tea before bed and for others, a high-intensity workout at their favourite gym. Whichever spectrum your recipients lie on, these thoughtful presents for their mind and body are a timely reminder that the next year can be better than this one.
Besides, we won’t say no to anything that helps us get a jump on those New Year’s resolutions.
Designed to literally withstand blood, sweat, rain, and tears, these Bose Sport Earbuds are destined to be the ultimate workout companion. Besides Bose’s signature sound quality (think well-balanced with a punchy bass) they also block ambient noise instead of cancelling it completely, allowing you to stay aware of your surroundings especially if you’re exercising outdoors. Three different sizes of Bose’s new StayHear Max eartips are included, which alongside the integrated wing allows you to get a really secure fit. Battery life clocks in at up to five hours per charge via the included charging case.
Whether it’s a quick cardio session or marathon you’re after, jumping rope is clearly the superior option. After all, it burns more calories per minute and engages more muscles than swimming, rowing, or running. Those looking to get into the full-body workout will appreciate this smarter option. Unlike your regular rope, this has 23 LEDs in the rope that are connected to magnetic sensors, projecting your fitness data in mid-air as you jump. It then sends records of your session to your iPhone or Apple Watch via an app, offering interval training recommendations and calorie monitoring along the way.
Although known to be a nourishing delicacy, bird’s nest can be time-consuming to prepare from scratch. Glyken wants to change this perception with the S Series, which sees the “caviar of the East” being packaged into easy sachets so you can enjoy your daily dose easily, even on the go. After being sourced responsibly, the bird’s nest undergoes a patented extraction technology to extract its most essential ingredient — active glycoprotein peptide — in a powder form to allow for better absorption in the body. Each sugar-free sachet contains 18 amino acids, all vital and essential for the body’s processes.
Besides being an immense workout, picking up a martial art or two can be extremely therapeutic for the mind. Evolve MMA’s monthly packages are a good way to get your loved ones motivated and on track for their 2021 fitness resolutions, and includes Muay Thai, BJJ, Boxing or WarriorFit classes taught by world champions. Even if martial arts aren’t their thing, Evolve MMA has a fitness centre at its Far East Square outlet with an extensive range of equipment for their own strength and conditioning sessions.
You know you’re in for a real treat when you return home to a perfectly made bed outfitted with Sunday Bedding, but those who want to extend this luxury into the bathroom will appreciate the brand’s equally plush towels. Made with premium Turkish Cotton exclusively grown in the Aegean region, the 700gsm towels become more absorbent with every wash, and is also GOTS certified to ensure that no toxic chemicals have been used in the production process.
Know someone who refuses to eat any greens? That person could probably use a good dose of vitamins and minerals right about now, and so could the beneficiaries of charity organisation Food from the Heart. For the month of December, Swisse will be donating a bottle of supplements to someone in need for any supplement you purchase online or in-stores from Guardian or Watsons, extending the gift of well-being to those who need it the most at times like this.
If you’re constantly tired of reminding people to drink up, this bottle will do the dirty job for you. As the world’s smartest water bottle, this stainless steel vacuum insulated vessel not only keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours, but also has a smart LED sensor that glows to remind you when its time to chug. It’ll also track your water intake by syncing via bluetooth on its dedicated app, so you’ll realise just how dehydrated you’ve been all these years.
It’s an open secret that Pharrell doesn’t age but his secret is less vampire and more hard work. To make his dedicated skincare routine fool-proof for everyone, he’s launched Humanrace, a three product collection that includes the Rice Powder Cleanser, Lotus Enzyme Exfoliant, and Humidifying Cream. Each have been formulated to fulfil the most basic requirements — to prepare, repair, protect. No more excuses for not treating your skin right after the gym.
For those who have separation anxiety about travelling without their Theragun, the Mini version promises to be the pocket-sized partner they’ve always wished they had. The muscle treatment device might be compact, but still delivers powerful percussions to relieve cramps, knots and tension anywhere, making it the best ultra-portable equipment for anyone who keeps an active lifestyle. The best part? This purchase contributes directly to the Global Fund to fight pandemics around the world.