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GIFT GUIDE: Thoughtful gifts for your loved ones who want to build better habits next year

By Brooke Villanueva Published Dec 22, 2021 4:47 pm

Making New Year’s resolutions is one of the most exciting things we can do by the end of each year. 

We take a moment to reflect on the year that was and figure out how we can face the next one with open arms and a big smile. It’s probably the same for most of our loved ones who are likewise looking to build good habits and bring out a better version of themselves.

This Christmas—the season of giving—instead of the usual fashion and tech finds, why not give them something that can help them achieve the glow they want from the inside out? If such is in your plans but don’t know what exactly to get them, scroll down for a list that might help. 

Smoking alternative 

For your relative who’s been looking for better alternatives to smoking: Instead of the traditional cigarettes, MOK has a heat-not-burn device with a system that gives off nicotine-filled vapor and not the harmful smoke that consumers usually get from cigarettes. Note that this is still different from vape devices as it does not produce e-juice or nicotine even in liquid form. 

Jelly detox supplement

For your friend who wants to cut down on sugar: Gift them with the TRIZIE Complete Jelly made with fibers and superfoods—including Inulin Fiber (Chicory Root Fiber), Wheat Powder, and Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) Powder—that can keep you and your gut in check. Each sachet, which is available in a delightful black currant flavor, contains 4,500 mg of natural fiber.

Smart water bottle

For your loved one who needs to get enough water: This is the HidrateSpark PRO—a smart water bottle that glows when it’s time for another drink. Available in different colors and two sizes (17 oz for P3,390 and 21 oz for P3,690) at Beyond The Box, it even has a “Find My Bottle” feature that shows its location when it’s lost. This next-level tumbler can be connected to both iOS and Android devices.

Gorgeous plant 

For your family member who wants to feel good by taking care of plants: Studies have shown that plants can boost our creativity, help us relax, and improve our mood. Gift a gorgeous one to your friend from Plant Parenthood, like this low-maintenance Phyllantus Mirabilis. Not only can it make them feel great—it can also add warmth to their home. 

Self-care journal

For your pal who hopes to practice self-care: Amid the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to completely forget about self-care. We’re not only talking about beauty products, but also items that can help us process our emotions better. Take these 30-day guided self-care journals by Mossery (from Crafts Unlimited PH) as an example. Each one has curated templates for mood and habit tracking as well as daily reflections that can help them understand the importance of self-care, learn coping strategies, and create good routines.