The holiday season is an excellent time to support the military spouse and veteran communities. A great way to do this is to shop for gifts from businesses owned my military spouses, veterans, or both. We asked military spouses and veterans for products they make that are great for wellness enthusiasts. Here are some wonderful products that are sure to make excellent gifts for friends, family, or even yourself.
The Bloom Now Journal by Westhouse is a tool to help you cultivate the growth necessary to live an adaptable and joy-filled life. Each month the journal helps you focus on five core areas: relationships, personal development, professional development, health/wellness, and exploring/travel. The journal also helps you find ways to prioritize self-care daily in small ways.
These leggings by Bernadette Soler are one size fits all with a hint of sparkle. They are UPF 50+, moisture-wicking, lightweight, and are hand embellished with Swarovski crystals. They do not lose their elasticity or fade and are made in the USA. Wear them to yoga, dress them up, or both!
The Purpose Bracelet by Charlie Madison is a reminder of your commitment to health and wellness. Wear this bracelet as an everyday reminder to go beyond the busy and pursue your life with purpose. It also doubles as an essential oil diffuser bracelet to take your oils on the go.
This beard oil by Dashfire helps moisturize, protect, and strengthen beards and is a hand-blended mix of carrier oils such as coconut, apricot, hempseed, and jojoba. It also contains a selection of essential oils like clove, patchouli, sandalwood, and cedarwood. It can also be used as a hair oil or even on dry skin.
This nut butter is nutrient-dense and loaded with brain-boosting fats, muscle-building plant-based protein, and fiber. It is packed with superfoods and is a healthy snack to take on-the-go.
Le Pamier offers a comprehensive range of beauty products using cosmeceutical ingredients such as plant-derived stem cells, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acids, retinols, and anti-oxidants. The products include cleansers, toners, serums, masks, and crèmes. Le Pamier also offers a Recoverderm line formulated to provide a gentle solution for those recovering from oncology treatments, post-surgical procedures, and hypersensitivity.
The Whole Body Fitness Planner by Home Body Soul is a comprehensive, six-month undated fitness planner comprised of daily self-guided workouts created personally by a certified personal trainer and health coach. The planner offers the flexibility to choose exercises for that day’s routine based on your ability and preference. The planner also includes a page of motivational stickers in the back.
Tuli offers jewelry hand-made in East Africa providing jobs and income to impoverished artisans. The word “tuli” means “we are” in Lugandan, one of the languages spoken in Uganda, which is where a number of the products are made. The jewelry is made with recycled paper, bone, and brass, and includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. The Tuli website showcases the artisans and includes their stories on how Tuli is helping to lift them out of poverty.
This course by Milspo Gurus tackles the unique stress points faced by military spouses. The course uses the Enneagram tool, an ancient personality typography system, to help you discover yourself, appreciate what makes you tick, and foster empathy and compassion for others. The course is online and self-paced so you can complete it at your own speed.