For those who have someone left on your list who is living with any chronic illness - we curated this list based on some of our favourite go-to items that keep us happy and healthy throughout the year!
#1) Mala Necklace (~$30-100)
The 108 beads on each Mala necklace are used to set intentions, mediate, or simply wear for beauty and positive energy. They encourage us to pause and breath while motivating us to invest moments of self-care and compassion.
The necklaces in the photo can be found at Makenew Curated Thrift Shop in Halifax. You can often find Mala necklaces at your local yoga shop as well!
#2) Face Mask (~$30-60)
We recommend Province Apothecary’s Detoxifying and Clarifying Clay Mask ($58). It is full of amazing Canadian ingredients and works for all skin types.
The unique natural properties of Bentonite clay acts as a magnet, drawing out impurities from the skin to clear pores and calm the complexion. Glacial Clay from British Columbia, detoxifies and tightens the skin, reducing the signs of aging. Canadian Algae nourishes the skin, regenerates cell growth, and stimulates collagen production. Quebec maple syrup mineralizes the skin and neutralizes free radicals, giving your skin a healthy glow and smooth tone.
#3) Comfy PJs (~$100)
Every girl with Crohn’s or Colitis deserves a mega cozy pajama set to snuggle up in on flare days. We love this adorable PJ Salvage Sushi Roll flannel set.
Another great option is the Smash+Tess Romper. PLUS one of the founders of Smash+Tess has Crohn’s Disease so this gift is a great way to support a member of our community!
#4) Water bottle with infuser ($15)
Help us stay hydrated with a cute water bottle with built in infuser so that we can make those doctor recommended 2 litres of water per day more exciting!
#5) Bath caddy ($40)
For those who love a hot bath to reduce their pain and bloating, this bath caddy would allow them to read, Netflix, drink wine, light a candle and basically set the stage for an evening of comfort.
#6) Lululemon “on the fly” pants ($128)
A comfortable dress pant alternative to wear to work on the days when you aren’t feeling so hot but still want to look like a boss!
#7) Poo Pourri – Merry Spritzmas Scent ($12.95)
A bathroom essential that makes a thoughtful and funny stocking stuffer! This Before-You-Go toilet spray stops bathroom odors before they begin. Made of essential oils and other natural compounds (no harsh chemicals!).
#8) Huggable Llama Heating (+ Cooling) Pad ($34)
Heat up + hug this llama plushie for warmth and relaxation whenever you need it! Microwave it to soothe your sore belly. Filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender for extra soothing benefits!
Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy holiday season,
The Crohn's and Colitis Collective