SMART GIFTS FOR OPTIMAL WELLNESS
Technology can be a wonderful tool to manage your well-being. Studies show the right tech tools can help you feel empowered, eat healthier and stay on course towards your goal. As you think about the presents you’ll give this holiday season, we invite you to explore our smart-tech shopping guide for the very best wellness gadgets of the year.
1. Stress Less Wallet
We’ve all felt the dread of misplacing a wallet. The world’s first voice-activated smart wallet, the Ekster 3.0, offers worldwide traceability, quick card access, and RFID protection—all of which saves time, money, and a whole lot of stress.
Ekster 3.0, $70
2. Wind Down With Ease
Imagine, a downtime routine without that bothersome blue light. “Google, start a Headspace meditation.” And voilà, it begins. “Google, set an alarm for 7:00 a.m.” Done. With a new downtime feature, the Google Next Hub Max even lets you silence notifications while keeping alarms and timers on.
Google Next Hub Max, from $229
3. Keep Anxiety at Bay
Public speaking, flying, a stressful exam: We all have fears and anxieties. With simple vibrations that mimic a heartbeat, the Doppel Wristband helps you de-stress and stay calm, much like listening to music but without the distraction.
Doppel Wristband, $219
4. Track Your Wellness
Feel inspired to move and exercise. Get a quick read on your heart rate. Know when there’s too much noise. Along with your full library of podcasts and playlists, the Apple Watch offers incredible incentives to help you stay healthy and happy.
Apple Watch Series 5, starting at $399
5. Listen With Intent
Speak to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa without looking at your phone. Prevent hearing loss by eliminating those deafening sounds. Listen to your favourite tunes with perfect pitch. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is the gift on everyone’s list.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, $399.95
6. Enjoy Long-Lasting Warmth
Imagine your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for over an hour—never too hot and never too cold. The Ember Mug is a welcomed gift for all, especially for your habitually microwaving co-workers or the new parents in your lives who haven’t enjoyed a hot cuppa in months.
Ember Mug, $99
7. Stay Hydrated
Get the hydration you need with the Bellabeat Spring Water Bottle, a reusable water bottle that tracks your water intake and sends you regular reminders. Based on your age, activity, height, weight, local weather and more, this gadget helps you to create healthy hydration habits.
Bellabeat Spring Water Bottle, $79.99
8. Clear the Air
Destroy harmful, allergy-inducing pollutants like pet dander, hair, plant allergens, and more. The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Purifier employs the best filtering technology and captures 99.97% of pollutants in the air, leaving you and your loved ones feeling so much better.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Purifier, $449.99
9. Dream of DIY
The perfect gift for your favourite hobbyist, the Cricut Explore Air 2 has thousands of images, fonts, ready-made and self-curated projects to play with. Plus, with over 100 materials—from glitter paper, cork, and bonded fabric—you can create anything and everything from cards to custom t-shirts.
Cricut Explore Air 2, $229