Your Ayurvedic Gift Guide for the Holidays
Ayurvedic gifts that come from the heart can make a big impact on the people you love this holiday season. No matter what you’re celebrating—from Hanukah, to Kwanzaa, to Christmas—there’s a perfect Ayurvedic gift that will delight the people you care about. Show your loved ones just how much you value their wellness, happiness, and success with Ayurvedic herbal gifts and tools for health.
While shopping, bear in mind that Banyan Botanicals is committed to providing the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and eco-friendly products possible. We believe in sustainable sourcing, fair trade, and ethical treatment of the environment. Below is a list we’ve compiled of holiday gift ideas that support a green, earth friendly, and health conscious lifestyle.
These environmentally friendly gifts are also terrific stocking stuffers and gifts for under $50, making them both eco-friendly and economically friendly!
I Travel Well
Travel can be stressful, and stress can take a toll on one’s physical and emotional well-being. I Travel Well liquid extract is a combination of classic Ayurvedic herbs that help the body cope naturally with changing time zones, delayed flights, or any of the unexpected adventures one can experience in transit. This liquid extract can be especially helpful if the person you’re buying for journeyed great distances to see you. Send your loved one on their way with a hug and a little bottle of I Travel Well to see them safely home.
Even those who aren’t traveling can experience stress around the holiday season, particularly if this year’s festivities are happening in their home! Stress Ease is a tablet that harnesses the power of rejuvenating Ayurvedic adaptogens to help the body deal naturally with the stresses in life. A great gift for anyone on your list in need of a little soothing.
Daily Swish is available in a single-use size and is the perfect stocking stuffer! If you have always wanted to introduce your loved ones to the age-old practice of oil pulling, now is your chance. Daily Swish not only tastes minty fresh, it also promotes white teeth, fresh breath, and healthy teeth and gums. Consider a larger size if someone you love is already a fan of the product and wants a lasting supply!
Sleep Easy Oil
Give the ones you love the opportunity to cherish themselves with this luxurious oil! Combining powerful Ayurvedic herbs for sleep into a base of traditional, grounding sesame oil, Sleep Easy Oil is perfect for a relaxing self-massage before going to bed. This is an ideal gift for the light sleeper in your circle who will need some extra rest and relaxation even after their holiday vacation has ended.
Between calming Lavender, invigorating Cedar Eucalyptus, and skin soothing Neem & Aloe, there is sure to be a soap blend for everyone. For the base of our soaps, we use a well-balanced blend of all-natural, organic saponified oils that are GMO-free and create the perfect lather. These bars make for thoughtful organic gifts you can give to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, or holiday party hosts.
For the budding sattvic chef in your life, consider these selections from our cooking department, which make terrific fair-trade gifts for the earth-friendly, whole-foods enthusiasts in your circle. Who knows? If you’re lucky, maybe they’ll cook something for you as well!
- Kitchari Spice Mix is perfectly balanced to stimulate digestion—and it's good for so much more than just kitchari! Try it in soup, fried with rice, scrambled with eggs, or sprinkled on potatoes or veggies. Nutritious, convenient, and healthy, this spice blend will add a pop of flavor to just about any recipe!
- Ghee is a form of butter that has gone through a clarification process. This process strips away butter’s least-digestible parts, including lactose, whey proteins, and casein, leaving you with a beautifully golden yellow substance with numerous health benefits, including cultivating ojas, aiding in digestion, and more. It also pairs well with a variety of foods and doesn’t need to be refrigerated!
- Hingvastak is a traditional formula of powerful Ayurvedic herbs and spices to bolster agni, or digestive fire. Pleasantly spicy and flavorful, this powder is great either as a cooking spice or as an invigorating drink to keep you warm this winter.
Still can’t think of anything? Shop our full selection of gift ideas. Need a last-minute gift? Call our customer service center to ask about gift certificates or speak to one of our knowledgeable reps about the products we carry. We are always happy to help you find the perfect gift to spread the joy of Ayurveda with your friends and family.
Stay tuned as we roll out new gift ideas for yoga lovers, those who are over-stressed, and some gift ideas that you may want to consider buying for yourself this holiday season.