(shopping) The DETOX Christmas gift guide: From mindful journals to blinging gym kit here are ten wellness-inspired ways to show you care

After the December retox comes the January detox. It's inevitable (and anyone who has done the Christmas party season right is usually ready for it), but it doesn't have to be dull.

And while it used to be considered a bit rude to give anything to do with 'wellness', now it's hip to be fit and what better gift for someone you love than the gift of health?

From statement legs to superfood subscriptions and stylish B&B stays, the Detox Gift Guide features ten wholesome present picks for your favourite fitties. 

1. Customised Leggings £90 PlayerLayer

Create the ultimate statement leggings by using your own pictures and text. Super easy to design online, you'll never have to worry about that 'same outfit' nightmare at the gym again (I know this keeps you up at night). These guys perform well during workouts too.

If you're short on inspiration the Leggings Studio has some cool off-the-peg designs and Detox|Retox readers can get 30% off any leggings using friends code DR-PL30 at checkout. 

The Detox|Retox design in action - use discount code DR-PL30 to save 30%

The Detox|Retox design in action - use discount code DR-PL30 to save 30%


2. Metallic Nike Air Max £90 Nike.com

These are trainers that are absolutely NOT meant for any actual training and would look more at home on a Dalston dancefloor than the running track (both being equally effective ways to burn calories).


3. WelleCo Super Elixir £96 Selfridges

Who wouldn't want a supermodel body in their stocking? This magic green powder from Elle Macpherson's health brand won't immediately transform you into an Amazonian 'Super' but it WILL give you glowing skin, a bounce in your step and bucketloads of energy.

I tried out the superfood supplement for a month earlier this year and loved it (you can read the review HERE). If I could afford to I would take it every day.

For superpowder fans on more of a non-super budget the Ibiza Superfood Blends (£29.95) are fun and functional (choose from the Disco Mix, the Fit Mix or the Detox Mix) and the Aduna tins of Baobab, Moringa and Super-Cacao are brilliant value at less than a tenner.


4. The Five minute journal $22.95 (plus shipping) intelligentchange.com

The simplest thing we can do to start our day happy is journalling.

This structured notebook is designed to help focus on the good in life, become more mindful and live with intention as we start and end each day with gratitude.

I've been using mine since last Christmas and find it's a great way to 'take five' every day. Be warned, side effects may include: increased happiness, better relationships and becoming more optimistic.

The Five Minute Journal is designed to help us focus on the good in life

The Five Minute Journal is designed to help us focus on the good in life


5. The Body Camp Cook Book £20 thebodycamp.com

The Body Camp is Ibiza's hottest new health holiday, a holistic programme for the mind, body and soul with a focus on fitness and feel-good food.

I spent a week there this summer (you can read the review HERE) and was wowed pretty much every meal time thanks to the gorgeous, homemade menu light on calories but packing a serious nutritional punch.

So many guests asked for chef Ben Whale's recipes after their stay at the retreat that the Body Camp team decided to create a cook book of the favourites, and the result is a bevy of beautiful sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes perfect for the clean eaters in your life.


6. 'Handpicked' and personalised beauty box from £20 Aveda

Holistic beauty brand Aveda combines kindness with cutting edge innovation so is great for your luxe hippy friends. Take a quick quiz on its Its clever new gifting site - avedagift.co.uk - and create a unique gift box complete with customised wrapping (handmade in Nepal) and a spritz of your choice of 'Chakra Aroma Mist'. Namaste. 


7. Raw Wine Box £149 rawwine.com

Because wellness warriors like wine too. This collection of rare wines selected by RAW WINE founder Isabelle Legeron includes natural and low-intervention organic/biodynamic bottles from all over the world.

'Raw' wine means wine farmed organically or biodynamically and harvested by hand (read more about it HERE) and the result is living wines with great balance, finesse and moreishness that are better for you and the planet. It's also generally kinder the morning after.

For extra brownie points why not add a box of Booja Booja organic truffles (from £3.99). They are vegan and dairy, gluten and soya-free but they actually taste (and look) incredibly decadent.


8. A night away from it all at boutique B&B Blue Door Barns from £135

Help someone recover from Christmas/2016 with a night (or two) in the countryside at this boutique bolthole just outside of Brighton. The rooms are cosy and gorgeous, the breakfasts are the stuff of local legend, and, hidden in a converted shed, The Snug is ready to revive weary legs after bracing walks on the local South Downs (you can read the full Detox|Retox review HERE).


9. ClassPass Gift Vouchers from £50 classpass.com

The ultimate gift for a fitness fan, a classpass membership gives them access to hundreds of different classes and studios so is a brilliant way to try something new in the new year.


10. Metallic Kit Bag £70 emJ Company

Not your average gym tote, these blinging bags are handmade in the UK from vegan leatherette and designed by pro make-up artist Emily Jane Williams (they double as beauty kit bags). I love the extra-long strap, multiple pockets and the fact that they look pure disco.