Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

by | Dec 17, 2015

With the plethora of options available, finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured the internet for the best health and wellness gifts out there. From the fitness-loving fashionista to your tech-obsessed bestie, this list has the bases covered. This holiday season, give them a holiday gift that will keep on giving well through the new year. Be careful though, you might be tempted to keep some for yourself.

For Fitness Junkies:
Pilates for Beginners
Beginning a new workout, especially surrounded by strangers, can be intimidating. This Pilates for Beginners DVD is the perfect gift to give the workout newbie in your life a little push. With easy instructions and beautiful backgrounds, this video makes it easy to learn the basics of pilates, building muscles and confidence.

Witness the Fitness Black Pink Spiral Notebook
If she’s tracking food, workouts, or designing custom recipes, this inspirational notebook is the perfect place to keep her thoughts. Get inspired to get fit and be your best self with this motivational notebook that won’t feel like a weight loss helper, just a nice advantage in a cute outfit.

Exercise Cards by WorkoutLabs
Want to workout but not sure where to start? This deck of waterproof exercise cards contains 40 bodyweight exercises, 10 stretches, and 6 easy-to-follow routines that can be completed anywhere. The fun (and intense!) 15 minute-workouts are adaptable to any fitness level and the decks are personalized for men and women.

Bombas Socks
Bombas socks are built for athletic performance and engineered for extreme comfort. Socks engineered to feel better and look better, they support your lifestyle and sporting needs while giving back to the community. For every pair purchased, one pair is donated to someone in need.

The Original SPIbelt
Essential for the runner in your life, this sleek belt fits a smart phone, keys, cash, credit cards, and even a passport. Ideal for fitness needs, the belt fits securely, preventing irritating bouncing.

For Relaxation and Recovery:
Total Body Massage Stick
Wouldn’t it be great to follow every workout with a massage? Unfortunately for most of us, funds don’t allow for such a luxury. Luckily, you can enjoy daily stress release with the Total Body Massage Stick — a compact massager designed to alleviate tension, minimize stiffness, and perform targeted massage for large muscles groups. It also includes a bonus exercise guide.

GRID Foam Roller
The three dimensional surface of this foam roller is designed to replicate the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands, promoting the flow of blood and oxygen to the muscles. Firmer than traditional rollers, it comes in an array of colors from pink to camo — perfect for a man or woman.

La Vie Boheme Yoga Mats
Available in an array of fun and funky prints, La Vie Boheme Yoga Mats meld fashion with functionality. Their mats are extra-thick for a comfortable practice while remaining lightweight at only 3.6 lbs. Latex-free and free of heavy metals, these mats are perfect for the fashion-loving yogi.

For Foodies:
Hutzler Vegetable Savers
Whether you’re cooking for 1 or 5, at the end of prepping a meal, there always seems to be leftover veggies waiting to wilt in the fridge. Don’t let the chef in your life fret over this any longer. Hutzler Vegetable Savers extends the shelf-life of produce by creating an airtight storage space for leftover veggies in cute, reusable containers.

Chips Maker Gift Set
Got a snack lover in your life? This gift will turn their guilty pleasure into a healthy treat. The Mastrad Chip Maker creates homemade, guilt-free crispy fruit and vegetable chips — all in under 10 minutes. Great for the foodie hostess or healthful eating beginner, this gift makes it easy to show off cooking chops or easily transition to a healthier lifestyle.

Brad’s Raw Foods
Brad’s Raw Foods makes a range of chips and crackers from healthful ingredients like kale, carrots, red bell pepper, buckwheat groats and flaxseeds. All items are dehydrated below 115 degrees to retain active enzymes while creating a light and crunchy snack food. They’re a great stocking stuff for any health nut.

3890 Digital Scale with Measuring Cup
Ideal for the chef in your life, this measuring cup measures with weight instead of volume providing more accurate readings. It’s easy to use and comes with a cup to ounce conversion chart. Take the guess work out of your loved one’s cooking with this practical gift.

Sur La Table Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer
If it were up to us, pasta would be the main food group. Unfortunately, large helpings of pasta are not super friendly to our waistlines. Enter the Sur La Table Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer. The ultimate utensil to create “zoodles” — or zucchini noodles — a creative and tasty alternative to satisfy all of your carbo-loading needs.

FRED SAUCED Measuring Wine Glass
This wine glass reads “I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.” The quintessential gift for the fun-loving cook, this playful gift is a great way to keep the holiday spirit alive.

Hungry Girl to the Max!: The Ultimate Guilt-Free Cookbook
Perfect for anyone who craves insanely delicious food without the high-calorie price tag, this cookbook features guilt-free recipes great for anyone looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

For Techies:
Mobile Mini Speaker with Rubber Tech-Grip Casing
Going to the gym can be overwhelming. With all of the equipment and crowds, sometimes a home workout is just what the doctor ordered. And what better way to get yourself pumped than with some tunes? These mobile mini speakers are small enough to fit in your hand but deliver clear, loud sound. Perfect for playing that new Beyonce album … or whatever you’re listening to.

Active Sports Bluetooth Headset
Sleek and stylish, this headset uses bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to your mobile device. Hybrid silicone earbuds and Arc supporters provide a precise fit while a splash-resistant design prevents sweat from leaking in.

Mio Alpha Heart Rate Monitor
The best way to gauge how hard you’re training is to track your heart rate. Unfortunately, if you’re outside of a gym or don’t feel like holding onto awkward hand sensors, it can be a hard task. This problem is solved by the world’s first strapless heart-rate monitor. Mio’s Heart Rate Wristband fits comfortably and is sleek enough to wear in or out of the gym.

Headspace App
Headspace, described as meditation for the modern day, asks users to take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour out of their day to sit back, relax, and meditate. There is no chanting or robes involved as co-founder Andy Puddicombe talks you through meditating with easy and relatable instruction. Meditation has been known to reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase focus and creativity. The first 10 sessions are free but why not buy a loved one a membership? Everyone could use a little less stress.

For Fashionistas:
Misfit Flash
Get fit this holiday season with the Misfit Flash, a sleek, sporty tracker that measures your activity and sleep, syncs with your Noom, and comes in a variety of colors. Flash never requires charging and is made of ultra-comfortable materials.

Men’s Core Short by lululemon
Tired of seeing your man in his old ratty basketball shorts? Upgrade his look with these athletic shorts from Lululemon. The lightweight material absorbs sweat, prevents chafing, and has slots for both keys and wallets — all while looking great.

Women’s UA Pure Stretch Cheeky by Under Armour
There are few things worse than panty lines peeking through workout gear or cotton undies bunching uncomfortably under spandex. Fortunately, Under Armour has found a solution. Their Pure Stretch Cheeky is made of super-soft stretch fabric that is virtually undetectable, even under the tightest spandex. Made with antimicrobial technology, these undies are cute while keeping you fresh during your workout.

Glo Bag
Going to the gym can be rewarding. But wasting time digging through your gym bag to find your equipment is never fun. Enter the Glo Bag — a bag created by two friends who were tired of their unorganized gym bags. It keeps everything tidy and features a ventilated area for sneakers and a water bottle holder. Function never looked so good.

Personalized Jewelry by erica sara designs
Get personal with a gift by erica sara designs. Necklaces, bracelets, and rings can be customized with a loved one’s name, a motivational mantra, or an encouraging quote. For the runner in your life, the jewelry can be customized with their race, distance, and time. Fashionable and inspiring, these pieces make the perfect gift for a strong man or woman.