If you’re looking to give gifts you can really feel good about, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re buying for a health nut, fitness fanatic, wellness guru, or someone who’s just trying to make healthier lifestyle choices, your friends and family will definitely appreciate your supporting their goals with gifts like these. So go ahead and add these items to your shopping list . . . or your wish list.
As you know, every step counts. But fitness trackers don’t just count steps – many are GPS enabled, allow you to receive messages and social media alerts, and track your heart rate and sleep patterns. They’re a great way to monitor your activity and motivate you to get up and move.
The gift that gives all year long. Subscription box services offer monthly or seasonal delivery of a bunch of niche products. Whether the receiver is a fitness junkie, yoga enthusiast or health foodie, you can find a box filled with goodies they’ll love. Plus, they’re super easy to order – even last minute.
Who doesn’t like working out in a brand-new pair of kicks? Trendy new workout clothes have been shown to boost motivation and performance. Get your loved one a nice new pair of leggings or athletic tank top, so they can look fresh, feel great and kick butt when they hit the gym.
Reusable water bottle
There’s no better way to reach your H20 goals than carrying around (and showing off) a stylish new water bottle. With so many varieties, colors and patterns, it’s easy to find one to match every personality – and price point. There are even smart water bottles that go well beyond insulation, tracking your water intake and alerting you when you need to drink more. Talk about a “bright” bottle.
Listening to your favorite jams gets you pumped up to push your hardest, whether you’re at the gym, doing an at-home circuit routine or out on a jog. With wireless headphones, you can hear your tunes while you get your sweat on – without those extra wires getting in the way.
You can’t go wrong with a cookbook. They provide great recipes, are nice to look at and inspire healthy home chefs to take their diet-friendly dishes up a notch. There are cookbooks for all different skill levels, palates and dietary restrictions – from gluten free and vegan to cookbooks devoted solely to salads and instant pots.
Anything that will make it easier – and more fun – to cook healthy meals at home is always appreciated. Depending on your price range, you could give anything from a simple salad spinner or spiralizer to make noodles, to a blender for smoothies or air fryer for a crispy, fried texture without all the oil!
Delicious and nutritious packaged snacks, like mixed nuts, kale chips, popcorn, dried fruit, roasted chickpeas, apple chips, nut butter, granola, individually portioned dark chocolate, protein bars, make awesome stocking stuffers. Santa might even forgo his milk and cookies for some of these healthy treats!
Fitness class pass
A great gift from one fitness addict to another. Gift a 10-class yoga or spin pass and get one for yourself too. After all, friends who sweat together, stay together. Click here to learn why working out with a friend can help you reach your fitness goals.
They’re not just for kids! Help the meal prepper lunch in style with a mature reusable lunch box or bag they can tote on the go.
A beautiful journal can be used as a food diary or exercise tracker, for inspiration, or to write down thoughts, feelings and goals – like a New Year’s resolution, perhaps. Putting pen to paper and writing down your goals keeps you accountable and helps you reach them.