The Ultimate Feel-Good Gift Guide
Your comprehensive cheat sheet for feel-good gifting.
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Happy Holidays, flexy friends and welcome to our gift guide! Here’s to another year of staying hydrated, getting bendy, and modifying every damn pose we please.
It can be a little tricky choosing a present for your favorite people, which is why we’ve decided to help you out by scouring the internet and compiling a thorough list of all our best finds. We chose items that are inspired by body-neutrality, joyful movement, and feeling good in your skin.
This goes without saying, but if you see something that’s screaming ‘you’, treat yourself! All of the gifts on this list were selected for their potential to strengthen our relationship with our bodies and promote self-care. So really it’s an investment in you, baby.
While we promise that this list is our unbiased favorites, we do earn an affiliate commission on a couple of these products. If you’d like to see a full list of our partners and affiliates, you can check them out on our Partners and Affiliates page.
All prices are in USD unless listed otherwise.
Our gift guide top picks ⭐
Best for the Fancy Flexy: Rise Bra – Eco Jersey, Kinflyte
Best for a Gift Exchange: Buckled Strap, b, halfmoon
Best for Self Care Essentials: Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick, Megababe
Best for Body Neutral Gifts: Morocco Print, Bunny Weller Designs
Best for a Queer Holiday: The Future Is Queer Patch, GRRRL Spells
Best for a Sexy Flexy Christmas: Vigilante Vamp Mesh Padded Bustier, Savage X Fenty
For the Fancy Flexy
This list is for your high-maintenance friend who appreciates great-quality, long-lasting gifts. Maybe they’re a Taurus, or maybe they’re just in a different tax bracket. These items all have higher price points, and for good reason.
For your friend who’s ready to upgrade their mat
b, mat impact
Their knees and wrists will thank you. This cloud-like mat by Canadian company b, halfmoon will have your flexy friend wondering how they stretched on anything else.
For your bestie that deserves a cute bra in their size
Rise Bra – Eco Jersey
It’s 2023, cute bras should be offered in bigger sizes than a C cup! With Kinflyte’s Rise Bra, your supportive bestie can get some support for their two besties. (Check out this Kinflyte interview with Vera here!)
For your perma-dehydrated pal
32 oz. FreeSip
Remembering to drink water is easy when your bottle is this pretty. Bonus: the color ways are so cute— our favorite has to be ‘Retro Boardwalk.’
For your friend who always has a cute outfit, even at the gym
Pocket Ankle Leggings in Cactus Leaf
The best leggings ever. They come in sizes L – 7X, don’t bunch or roll, and they have pockets (!!!)
For the home fitness connoisseur
Combo Band Set in 2/3/4
If you have a friend who prefers working out at home, this is the gift for them. Vera swears by these bands, and also suggests the Pole Kit for those who do pole dancing or aerial.
For the one who wishes they could take their duvet everywhere with them
Good to Go Fleece Oversized Hoodie
Cozy humans unit. This oversized fleece hoodie is about to become the comfiest thing in their closet. Best of all, it comes in sizes XS – XXXXL.
For the data lover in your life
This one’s for your friend who loves numbers. This sleek watch tracks everything from the user’s workout stats to their sleep quality.
FOR THE GIFT EXCHANGE
Gifts under 25$ that anyone would be happy to open. These low-cost high-enjoyment items are perfect for a gift exchange or your gym buddy.
For the person who keeps avoiding their physio exercises
Resistance Bands Set
Because who amongst us doesn’t have an old injury that we’re supposed to be working on with resistance bands? This set of three is bright, affordable, and the perfect tool for some quick muscle activation.
For your floor-curious friend
Yoga Block Set of 2
Whether your friend wants the floor a couple inches higher or a couple inches lower, this set of blocks will do the trick.
For your bestie who’s still stretching with a bathrobe belt
No shame in the bathrobe-belt game, but a proper yoga strap is always a welcomed gift. Plus this one is 8ft long and adjustable, so you never have to worry about length.
For your pal who’s just getting into stretching
Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap
This is a great first mat for anyone who is just embarking on their flexibility journey. It’s lightweight, double-sided, and comes with a strap so it’s perfect for grabbing on-the-go.
For the one who loves an online workout
This pair of sliders is great for core work, as well as sliding into the splits for more advanced flexers!
For the friend who loves a pep talk
32oz Motivational Water Bottle
Is your friend slacking on their water intake? This bottle will give them the motivation that they’re looking for to keep the hydration train rollin’.
Something for your friend with the lush mane
Your friend can keep the ponytail and skip the damage with this silk scrunchy from the CurlShoppe. Checkout all 13 of the beautiful colors it comes in!
Self Care essentials
These next picks are our favorite items for feeling clean, comfy, and cared for. They’re perfect for your pal who could use some inspiration to unwind, or your friend who could use a little extra self-care in this season of their life.
The three delicious supplement blends in this bundle will help improve your friends snoozing, immune system, and aid in getting their stress-levels down.
For the commuter cutie
Wooden Essential Oil Diffuser for Car
These adorable wooden essential oil diffusers are the perfect gift for your friend who could use some stress-relief after merging on the highway.
For your slow fashion friend
Cream Celine Quarter Zip
Soft, high-quality and slow fashion. What’s not to love? But heads up… due to the nature of slow fashion, Free Label’s items tend to sell out quickly! Join the waitlist or checkout what’s in stock with the link below.
For the friend who deserves some 1:1 attention
One Hour Private
Flexibility with Vera
Give your friend an hour of movement that is 100% about them. They’ll get a customized stretch routine, personalized guidance and pointers, and can move at whatever pace feels best for their body.
For the friend who loves a plan
Self-Care Master Plan
This card deck will be your pal’s customizable guide to taking care of themselves. They can tear out the pages and put them up as reminders, or keep them together as their official self-care playbook.
For the bestie who’s always borrowing a sweater
Cropped Knit Cardigan in 4x
Because keeping climate-controlled is absolutely a form of self-care, and your bestie needs some sweaters that didn’t come from a hookup’s closet.
For the thick-thighed friend on a mission
Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick
This is the holy grail for people who deal with chub rub. With grapeseed and pomegranate oils, this stick allows thighs to glide not rub so your bestie on the go can move in freedom.
For the skincare legend
Dry Brushing Bundle
Your skincare bestie has a million and one products for their face, so gift them something for their body. The Dry Brushing Bundle will alleviate itching, promote lymphatic drainage, and stimulate circulation.
body neutral gifts
These gifts are all inspired by celebrating our bodies exactly as they are. Let your friends know you rooting for them on their path towards body-neutrality, or gift it to yourself as a reminder of the journey you’re on.
For the one that’s ready for a revolution
The Body is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
Sonya Renee Taylor
This book is a radical manifesto on releasing shame, and celebrating every facet of our bodies. Described by many as “life-altering”.
For the body-neutral gardener
Venus Vase with “hair”
Got a friend who celebrates nature, and their body hair? This vase is the perfect statement piece.
For the one who loves feel-good movement
The Garden – Monthly
Flexibility with Vera
One of the most powerful gifts you can give a friend who is working on their relationship with their body is a membership to a body-neutral fitness space.
For the friend figuring out what body-neutrality means for them
I am more than my body
Bethany C. Meyers
This book should be required reading for anyone ready to step away from the diet-industry. It’s the perfect place to begin learning about body-neutrality.
For the one who wears their heart on their wall
Bunny Weller Design
Because who doesn’t want an illustration of bathing babes on their wall? Check out the rest of Bunny’s incredible prints in their Etsy shop while you’re at it.
For the trinket collector
Yoga Poses Candles
Hannah Soy Candles
Soy candles, bigger body representation, flexibility… it’s a heck yes from us. This would look adorable on any shelf, mantle, or bedside table.
For the bestie on a journey of self-discovery
Fat is NOT a Feeling Journal
Diet culture is so engrained in our culture it can be hard to figure out who we are or what we’re feeling when we start breaking up with it. This journal helps a lot.
For the statement-maker
All Bodies Are Good Bodies Sweater
Self Care is For Everyone
We think you should get this for your friend just so they can wear it to their big-box gym.
A Queer Christmas
Some gifts for the queer folks in your life, maybe yourself included. Regardless, these presents are sure to make the Yuletide gay.
For your favorite Pisces
Hanging Rainbow Decoration
Lucy Locket Loves
We know that gifting a queer person a rainbow item is bit of a boring move, but this one’s an exception. It’s cute, it’s magical, it’s perfect for your favourite queer Pisces.
For your queer friend who’s always at the farmer’s market
Feeling Fruity Poster
Mayfield Arts Co
Art that’s perfect for your gay bestie’s kitchen.
For your friend who deserves some time to themselves
Cute Little Fuckers – Starsi
This award-winning vibe is gender-inclusive, waterproof, and features 5 speeds and 5 patterns. It’s also cute as fuck.
For the witchy queer in your life
The Future is Queer Patch
Perfect for ironing on one of their six tote bags. This adorable patch is also handmade by an artist in Canada.
For the one who wears their colors with pride
Customizable Pride Pin Set
These pins come in so many options, so you can create their perfect pin set.
For your friend who’s as queer as they are sleepy
White Glossy Mug
This classic mug by Bye Gender features typography almost as beautiful as the message. This company is a community-led organization that’s goal is to help trans folks raise funds for life-saving gender-affirming care.
For the friend who just moved and needs some queer art
I’ll Be There For You Print
The Botanical Girl
Historians will call them best friends! This 8.5 x 11” print is perfect for spicing up a blank wall, and supporting a queer artist while you’re at it.
a sexy flexy christmas
There is no better time to hunker down in the bedroom than wintertime. It’s cold out, and we could all blow off a little holiday steam.
For your friend who’s trying to slow down
A book about how to claim, prioritize and integrate pleasure into your daily life. This book is your practical guide to embodiment and tapping into the delicious feelings all around you.
For your bestie with the sexy alter ego
Vigilante Vamp Mesh Padded Bustier
Savage X Fenty
Wear this as a bra or a shirt, we support it either way. Rihanna knew what she was doing with this one.
For the one who likes to bring acrobatics into the bedroom
Split it in Two: A two-week splits program
Flexibility with Vera
This two-week program teaches students the foundational blocks of splits training. Give the gift of loose hips and bursting confidence.
For the one who likes to keep their socks on
Thigh High Socks in Burgundy Wine
These sexy socks will keep their legs cozy even when their pants are off. P.S. Don’t forget the thigh belt too if you’re worried about them rolling down.
For the sexy art collector
The perfect curve-loving print for their bedroom. This breathtaking print comes in four sizes so you can find one that fits perfect.
For the star
Center Stage Iridescent Bodysuit
This shimmering iridescent Bodysuit by Parade is sure to light up any room…or bedroom. It also comes in sizes XS – 3X.
For the one who needs to upgrade their sex towel
Waterproof Splash blanket™- Emerald Green The OG
This luxe 100% machine-washable throw blanket is also completely waterproof meaning that they can turn their bed into the splash zone with no clean-up necessary.
Want to join
We hope you found some inspiration from this list. If holiday gift-hunting has you tensed up, join us in The Garden for stretch classes in the on-demand library!