It’s that time of year again, and if you need help finding gifts for all your people, we’ve compiled a guide for the best local gifts Indy has to offer. We all have that person in our life that can’t get enough of the superfoods, yoga classes, CBD oils, and clean beauty products. Exploring different wellness practices isn’t just a trend – it’s a lifestyle. Give a gift that’s right up their alley this season by shopping for the coolest wellness products on the market right now.
At Be Well Indy, we understand that wellness can take so many forms. Luckily, there are locals all over Indy offering gift ideas sure to spark joy in your wellness-obsessed loved ones. The following gift ideas were curated to introduce some much-needed balance into the often-chaotic holiday season. Goodies like soothing candles, workout memberships, and luxe beauty products will have them feeling healthy, restored, and energized to tackle their New Year’s goals.
Check out our favorite wellness gift ideas below. And hey, feel free to add a few of these to your own wish list, too.
Invoke Yoga Studio
Get your loved one’s wellness game on point this holiday season by gifting them a gift card to Invoke Yoga Studio! This self-care present will allow your friend or family member to choose between a full-flown membership or create their own unique routine through the various specials and packages. This is an excellent gift idea for those wanting to stay fit without visiting a crowded gym all winter.
Athletic Annex is a local walking and running boutique owned by expert runner Bob Kennedy, a two-time Olympic runner, 20 time Big Ten Champion, four-time NCAA Champion while at Indiana University. No matter if your loved one needs some new running shoes or they’ve had their eye on Kennedy’s virtual training program, Athletic Annex has great gifts for your family or friend wanting to improve their fitness routine.
Indy Massage Company
Indy Massage Company strives to renew, revive, and restore through bodywork and skin therapy. If you want to treat your loved one to a massage this season, Indy Massage Company provides a professional, ethical, and comfortable environment that oozes self-care. Add one of their skincare packages to the mix, and you’ll have the perfect gift for that person in your life that deserves the royal treatment.
Rooted Scales is a business dedicated to restoring life’s balance. As if that’s not reason enough to add them to your local gift list, they also offer CBD products and free shipping. Whether your special someone could benefit from some CBD pain salve, herbal hemp tea, or CBD oil, you can get everything for a holistic holiday gift in one place.
Give the gift of self-care this season because – let’s be honest – who wouldn’t want a massage as a gift? Massage Heights has two locations currently in Indiana. One is located in the Ironworks Hotel here in Indy and another in Carmel. They offer custom massages and custom facials that “elevating your every day.” Offers include 30, 60, 90, and 120-minute massage and facial experiences worth gifting. You can further elevate this gift by tacking on hot stone therapy and cupping to microdermabrasion and chemical peels. This makes a gift option, or you can treat yourself!
Naptown Fitness is here to offer Indy local’s fitness membership of a lifetime. The great thing about this particular fitness membership is that it’s completely customizable depending on your unique needs. Offering membership add-ons like personal training, nutrition coaching, or even youth programs, this is a great gift for your loved one looking to up their wellness game in 2021 and beyond.
Fountain Square Yoga
If there’s a yogi in your life who you think would love a yoga membership at Fountain Square Yoga, now’s your chance to lock down this perfect self-care gift. This fabulous studio is currently offering a New Student Special (5 classes for $49) and basic packages for either a 10 or 20 class pass. Not sure which option would be best? No problem, FSY offers gift cards so your loved one can choose how they want to hit the mat.
Heartland Hemp and Supply Co.
Get your loved ones the ultimate self-care gifts by picking up some hemp CBD products! Local to Fountain Square, Heartland Hemp, and Supply Co. is the perfect spot to cater to everyone on your Christmas list’s well-being. These folks even offer holistic support for your furry friend!
Nail polish is always a great stuffing stocker, so why not choose Hoosier made, bold nail colors that are free from carcinogens? Stella Chroma offers this and more, including hand care products like luxe butters and oils made without parabens and phthalates. Better yet, this local beauty brand uses minimal plastic packaging and donates a portion of quarterly sales to nonprofits that promote STEM careers to young girls. A gift that truly keeps on giving!
Shea BODYWORKS offers body and hair products that are non-toxic, plant-based, and cruelty-free. Founded by Saidah Pearsall in 2014, after struggling to find non-toxic body care products for her daughter, she decided to create her own. Shea BODYWORKS is on a mission to create product experiences – not just products. One of the most popular items is Happy Hands and Feet Balm, available at Whole Foods Market in Carmel, Indiana.
Make It Classy
Make It Classy was created based on the demand of Indy women looking for cleaner beauty products. It began as online and in-person DIY beauty classes taught by Victoria T. Davis of ClassyCurlies.com. She has been in the natural beauty industry for over ten years and has been featured in Glamour and Vanity Fair for her good-for-you beauty products. Make It Classy hair and skin products make the perfect gifts to improve your circles self-care regimen.
Searching for high-quality perfume and body products that are also 100% natural and vegan? Ambre Blends is an independent, women-owned Indy business offering five different mouth-watering “essences” to surprise your loved one with this holiday. These scents are perfect for any person in your life, and all packaging is recyclable, with some even being biodegradable.
Harper + Ari
Exfoliating sugar cubes are a perfect addition to any gift, especially when they smell THIS good. Offering a full menu of “desserts for your skin” exfoliating options, Harper + Ari’s beauty and wellness products leave skin feeling ultra-soft, moisturized, and well-loved. Each paraben, sulfate, and cruelty-free “sugar cube” is carefully crafted in a small-batch apothecary right here in Indy. This is a fun gift worth adding to this year’s local gift list.
The Baer Minimalist
They say a clean house is a clear mind, and The Baer Minimalist takes that sentiment quite literally. Help your loved one re-energize their space by giving the gift of organization and style. Whether your mom has wanted to organize her kitchen or this is a subtle hint to your disorganized significant other, this is a thoughtful gift worth considering. Better yet, Baer Minimalist offers free donation resource guides to help find the perfect Indianapolis-area home for your gently used items. Not only is this a great gift idea, but you can also help the people in your life declutter while giving back in the process!
The 14-Day Elimination Diet Plan: Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities the No-Stress Way Cookbook
Tara Rochford is an Indianapolis-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, lifestyle blogger, and influencer. We featured her as one of the “10 Indy Wellness Influencers You Should Follow on Instagram.” Tara shows off her passion for cooking and travels through her beautiful blog dedicated to helping people live their healthiest life. Now, she’s adding author to her resume with the release of her new book, The 14 Day Elimination Diet Plan. We sat down with Tara to learn more about her passions, her book, and all things wellness – read the article here.
Pretty Simple Cooking
Named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by both Epicurious and Food & Wine and the best healthy cookbook by Mind Body Green, Pretty Simple Cooking is the debut cookbook of A Couple Cooks founders Sonja and Alex Overhiser. The duo unraveled a “pretty simple” approach to home cooking that kicks dieting to the curb and instead implements long-term lifestyle changes. This unique, beautiful, and health-focused cookbook is the perfect gift to help your loved one create delicious weekly meals! It also features a full-color photograph for each one of the 100 vegetarian recipes (including 75 vegan and 90 gluten-free options as well.) A great local gift option for that foodie in your life!
Cookbooks by Shelly Westerhausen
Shelly Westerhausen is a food photographer and cookbook author based in Bloomington, IN. Her three cookbooks include Vegetarian Heartland, Platters & Boards, as well as Tables & Spreads – all including amazing recipes and high-end aesthetics. No matter who enjoys cooking in your family, these cookbooks are excellent for anyone. You can buy all three for three different people or give one lucky person the whole collection this holiday season.
Ollivene Candle Co.
Candles are an ultimate holiday gift idea. They’re simple, useful, fun, ultra-cozy, and in the case of Ollivene Candle Co. – they are also handcrafted and locally made. Founder, Emily Henson, offers a small collection of handpicked fragrances that are sure to be a worthy addition to your gift-giving list.
If you have a family member or friend who can’t get enough astrology and tarot in their lives, the Spellsisters, Kelli Jenkins and Hayley Trussell, offer amazing gift options. Whether you want to gift your loved ones a custom birth chart interpretation, energetic healing session, or tarot reading, this is a gift option that will definitely leave a lasting impression.
Alley Cat Ceramics
This is a local, woman-owned, and -operated pottery studio creating the “whimsical handmade ceramics” of our dreams. No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, there’s a beautifully crafted piece by Ally Cat Ceramics that’s perfect for everyone on your list.
If you’ve been looking for a local business offering home décor and design services, your search ends here! Rusted Window is a lifestyle boutique in Caramel, IN, selling a wide range of perfect gift-giving ideas. Whether you’re shopping for your little ones or want to gift your mom that home-makeover she’s been wanting, this is a great local business to support this holiday.
Café Baby believes that babies should be fed food free of chemicals and preservatives. Do you have a new mama and baby in your life? Café Baby offers foods packed with nutrition and free from a manufacturing process that strips our little ones eat of their natural benefits. This is a great gift idea for busy parents who could benefit from the convenience and appreciate the pure ingredients.
Yogababy Clothing is a cost-effective, long-lasting athleisure brand made for growing and active little ones. These play clothes are crafted from high-quality wicking fabrics that are non-stainable and offer a four-way stretch that’s comfy and breathable. This adorable brand even offers “Mommy and Me” clothing so mamas can dress to match their littles.
Fact + Fiction Toys
Every parent’s dream: locally- and ethically-made kids’ toys with safety at the forefront of design. These one-of-a-kind toys are created right here in Indianapolis and are a fun gift option for the little ones in your life who deserve a present as unique and cute as they are!
Nurture Baby & Child
This is a baby and child brand dedicated to nurturing compassion, curiosity, and individuality through dress and play. Offering games, books, accessories, and clothing, you can check everything off your little ones’ wish list in one fell swoop. Be sure to browse their “Local Love” clothing for some Indy-inspired clothing options.
If you have a chocolate lover in your life, we just found you the perfect local gift idea! SoChatti was founded on the belief that the chocolate maker’s experience should be everyone’s experience. Help you loved ones experience the pure form of chocolate this year with a SoChatti slipped into a loved one’s stocking, a monthly chocolate subscription, a Tasting Set, even a SoChatti Chocolate Warmer that delivers “chocolate on tap.” Is there truly a better gift?
Green Bean Delivery Membership
Green Bean Delivery is a one-stop-shop for the best healthy food and natural products at wholesale prices. If you know someone who can’t get enough organic coconut oil or Whole 30-approved snacks, gift them a membership to this mindful food market. You’ll not only help your loved ones maintain their health and save money, but you’ll also be supporting the locals and ethical brands you love. Better yet, for every membership bought, Thrive Market gives a free one to a family in need. We love supporting brands that make healthy living affordable to everyone! A gift worth looking into.
Revival Food Co.
Indianapolis-based Revival Food Co. is here to deliver nourishing stone-ground almond butter to your entire crew this holiday. With no added sugar or preservatives, this locally-created, organic nut butter offers a nutrient-dense, sustainably sourced, and ultra-tasty present. Revival is known for its flavorful and funky lineup featuring ingredients like rosemary, maca and chai spices, and other taste bud tantalizing options.
Ash & Elm Cider Co.
Give the delicious gift of an Ash & Elm Cider Co. monthly cider subscription this holiday! Set your loved ones up for 2021 with quarterly shipments of their favorite ciders that can be sent straight to their doorstep or our tasting room. They’re offering two fantastic subscription options, with one catering to cider beginners and the other tailored to the cider connoisseurs in your life.
Black Jewell Popcorn
Who doesn’t love popcorn? Whether it’s to stuff stockings, snack on while watching Christmas movies or make popcorn garland, Black Jewell Popcorn offers a healthy snack that you can feel good about gifting this season. Even better, this local company delivers verified non-GMO and whole-grain ingredients!
Newfangled Confections is ready to make your gift-giving a little sweeter this season. This signature candy company is based in Indianapolis. It offers gluten-free treats such as cookies, pies, truffles, caramels, and all the other locally-made holiday sweets your loved ones are sure to enjoy.
Almond Bite Liqueur
As one of the only dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan liqueurs, Almond Bite offers locally made and high-quality drinks perfect for this year’s adult Secret Santa or holiday party. With all-natural ingredients, Almond Bite features a warm vanilla taste that’s light and smooth. And at 15% Alc/Vol, it’s sure to make your holiday with family and friends extra jolly.
Sip & Share Wines
Sip & Share Wines is a Black-owned micro-winery producing a variety of artisanal vegan wines. This company prides itself on offering various fun and approachable sipping options tailored to wine lovers often overlooked and underrepresented by the wine industry. This is the perfect gift for that wino in your life who would love a local bottle or even a full-blown membership. Heck, go ahead and get yourself one, too.
Flavor by Faith
Flavor by Faith is a home delivery meal prep service that’s the perfect gift to help your loved ones reach their health and wellness goals through nutritious meals if you have someone in your life striving to eat a healthy diet while on a limiting schedule, this is a great local gift idea.
Be everyone’s favorite gift-giver with these super relaxing, mouth-watering CBD edibles. These farm-to-table treats, spices, honey, and teas are made right here in Indy’s historical Irvington. You can feel great supporting a local business that values holistic and ethically-sourced CBD while also ensuring they taste just as good as they’ll make you feel.
Get your shop on, and remember to keep supporting local even after this upcoming holiday season! Let us know which Indy-based small businesses are your favorite.