Gift ideas for the 2016 holidays: Everything the zen spirit in your life could need


Everyone needs balance in their life, so in essence, this holiday guide for the zen spirit is for all of us.

Whether its daily yoga or just drinking a soothing tea, a little bit of self care goes a long way. And for holiday 2016 we're embracing the small additions to one's life or space that bring inner peace.

Naturally, for this zen list we have candles and incense, but we've also included cozy sleepwear and a Buddha statue from Wind & Weather. There's black tea and even a potted plant from CB2 that has a bit if glam-factor. And the best part: most of these items are under $100!

After enjoying our men's grooming options, check out these zen spirit gifts below.

The Lost Explorer Curiosi-Tea, $28

The Lost Explorer

Think of this as the globetrotter of tasty black teas. Its fennel seeds and orange peel are from California, its turmeric from India and its black pepper from Egypt.

Hi Wildflower Burning River Blossoms 8oz Candle, $34

Hi Wildflower

You'll instantly think of a warm bonfire with this candle from Brooklyn-based brand, Hi Wildflower. Burning River Blossoms is made up of burnt petals and honey composite.

Yoke + Ayurveda Apothecary Venice Perfume Oil, $46

Lisa Says Gah

Plant-based and vegan, this body oil is composed of coconut oil, amber and white flower. Subtle bonus: Its sleek bottle will look great on the bathroom sink counter. Very Coveteur.

Wind & Weather Hand-Carved Seated Wooden Buddha, $55.97

Wind & Weather

Are we the only ones who instantly become relaxed when seeing a Buddha statue? Share the zen with this wooden piece from Wind & Weather.

CB2 potted Succulent with Copper Pot, $9.95


Give the gift of life, in a roundabout way, with this potted succulent from CB2. Doubling as a great housewarming gift, its gold copper pot adds light to any room.

Gaiam Studio Select Square Bolster, $69.98


Meditation has just been made easier with this natural cotton batting-filled bolster. It's washer machine-friendly. We love this product for meditation, yoga, or just relaxing around the house.

MAAPS Incense Holder, $38

Need Supply

Founded in December 2015, this Los Angeles-based incense brand is popular in Hypebeast circles. We like this brass-engraved holder for its modern look and ability to stick incense upright.

Graydon Hand + Foot Relief, $14

Graydon Skincare

We know those feet can get calloused after a couple intense yoga or pilates sessions. For relief, get this stocking stuffer cream infused with herbs to soothe hands, feet, heels and elbows.

YYY Collection Stackable Galaxy Mugs, $83

Into the Bedroom

Aren't these mugs the cutest? Handmade in small batches on a clay wheel in Canada, there's something so authentically hippie about drinking herbal tea from these.

The Sleep Shirt Kaftan Chain Stitch, $244

The Sleep Shirt

Yes, it's a bit pricey for something you'll go to bed in and few people will see. But since it's recommended that we sleep 30% of the day, we might as well sleep in comfort.

This month, Mic is bringing you daily gift guides to help you make responsible gifting choices this holiday season. For more ideas, see our list of ideas including wallets, shoes, bags and more.