Turn Rest Days Into Mind-Body Recovery Sessions With These 10 Gift Ideas

Help your loved ones get excited about recovery with these unique gift ideas.
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Recovery is an essential part of any fitness routine, but it's not always at the top of everyone's to-do list. (Raise your hand if you've ever said, "I should stretch more," and then didn't actually stretch more.)

To help your fitness-loving friends and family members turn their recovery days into something they really look forward to, gift them one of these recovery-boosting tools.

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First on the list? +PlusCBD's calm-inducing supplements (which you can grab for 25 percent off with code LIVECBD25) to help them really maximize the "rest" portion of a rest day, closely followed by other wind-down staples that provide recovery support for their bodies and relaxation for their minds.

1. +PlusCBD Calm Gummies

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These strawberry-lemonade flavored gummies combine 10 milligrams of CBD with 5-HTP and L-theanine to promote relaxation and stress support in snackable supplement form — to help them chill out on their rest days, or any day.

Buy it:Pluscbdoil.com; ​Price:​ $29.99

2. Alo Yoga Off-the-Shoulder Pullover

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Whether their recovery days are dedicated to running errands or truly putting their feet up all day, this comfy pullover is a rest-day wardrobe staple — perfect for doing some light stretching while catching up on TV shows or just kicking back on the couch.

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Buy it:Aloyoga.com; ​Price: ​$68

3. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket

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Weighted blankets have been linked to promoting a sense of calm and reduced anxiety, according to an April 2020 review in the ​American Journal of Occupational Therapy​. This 10-pound weighted blanket made with textured organic cotton is designed to help with winding down at bedtime to encourage a good night's rest after the hustle and bustle of a busy day — or a hard workout.

Buy it:Bearaby.comPrice:​ $199

4. +PlusCBD 50 mg Maximum Strength Softgels

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For the person who already includes CBD in their daily routine, +PlusCBD Maximum Strength Softgels offer an extra boost of full-spectrum hemp extract. The gluten-free, vegan capsules allow people to get all their CBD for the day in one dose (depending on how CBD works for them), or to spread it out throughout the day for all-day support.

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Buy it:Pluscbdoil.com; ​Price:​ $119.99

5. Every Day Yoga Bolster

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If you've ever taken a restorative yoga class, you know how blissful it feels to ease into the poses while being hugged by a squishy-but-supportive bolster pillow. Allow your yoga-loving friend to bring that recovery home by gifting them a durable cotton bolster pillow that's both dense and cushiony to help prop them up in deep stretches with a side of deep breathing.

Buy it:Everydayyoga.com; ​Price:​ $60

6. Core by Hyperice

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The must-have gift for a meditation newbie or a seasoned practitioner? Core by Hyperice (a leader in recovery tech, so you know it's legit), which will quickly become a pivotal part of any mindfulness practice with its high-tech features. The device uses dynamic vibrations to help guide any meditation or breath-work session while you hold it, and it employs biosensors that record the body's physical response so you can actually track the calming effects of the practice.

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Buy it:Hyperice.com; ​Price:​ $179

7. +PlusCBD Sleep Gummies

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Sleep is possibly the most important element of recovery, and +PlusCBD Sleep Gummies help aid a healthy sleep routine with 10 milligrams of full-spectrum hemp in every gummy, along with other sleep-supporting ingredients like melatonin, magnolia bark and lemon balm. These chewy gummies are meant to be enjoyed one hour before sleep, making them an easy addition to any bedtime routine.

Buy it:Pluscbdoil.com; ​Price:​ $29.99

8. HidrateSpark 3 Smart Water Bottle

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Optimal hydration is also key for helping the body recover post-workout, and this Bluetooth-powered smart water bottle is designed to make it easy to stay hydrated. It connects to an app on your phone that automatically tracks every sip (so you don't have to do mental math to figure out how much water you've had that day), and it lights up when you haven't taken a swig in a while to remind you to drink up.

Buy it:Target.com; ​Price:​ $59.99

9. Brazyn Collapsible Foam Roller

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No recovery routine is complete without a foam roller, and this collapsible one is easy to bring along wherever their rest day takes them. Weighing in at just a pound and a half, this roller is made of eco-friendly bamboo and fits easily in a gym bag. Plus, it's TSA-approved so it's travel-friendly, and can you think of anything more restorative than foam rolling on vacation?

Buy it:Brazynlife.com; ​Price:​ $69.95

10. Jaybird Wireless Earbuds

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Whether their version of me-time looks like turning on their favorite tunes and having a living-room dance party, or switching on the noise-canceling feature in these headphones and tuning out the world for a while, they'll love these fast-charging earbuds that will become their sidekick for workouts and rest days alike.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ​Price:​ $199.95

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