The holiday shopping season is in full swing and the timeline for gift buying is getting short! If you’re looking for a present for a health conscious family member, a friend you want to gently nudge in a healthy direction, or something awesome to add to your own list, check out our 6 health promoting must-have gifts this season.
Jawbone Up ($170) or Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband ($99): The sleek Jawbone Up armband doesn’t look like it does much, but it’s got all sorts of fancy health tracking functions, such as tracking sleep time and quality, exercise, and food and nutrition. It’s got great battery life and is perfect for the person who wants to stay healthy in style. Similar to the Jawbone Up, the Fitbit Flex is a health tracking gadget that you wear on your wrist while it tracks your fitness (steps and distance), nutrition, weight, and sleep. It syncs wirelessly with your computer and smart phone, which provides ongoing, motivating data about your progress. We love the ease and motivation of the tracking app and wearability of the new FitBit Flex. Plus, one of its biggest draws is the lower price point compared to the other two similar products (the Up by Jawbone and Nike Fuel Band).
Brookstone Aqua Zinger Water Maker ($24.99): Staying hydrated is key to feeling energized and happy, especially in the winter months when the air is dry. However, plain water sometimes needs some sprucing up. The Aqua Zinger water bottle system allows you to easily infuse your H20 with flavor using fresh fruits, herbs, and veggies. Add cucumbers, lemon, lime, strawberries, mint, and other herbs to infuse your water with tons of flavor, while adding little to no calories or sugar. This bottle is BPA free–– so there are no unsafe chemicals to worry about either!
Ninja Kitchen System Pulse Blender ($79.99): Having a high quality blender you can count on to make creamy cold smoothies in a flash is a healthy kitchen essential in our books. This one has a powerful motor for crushing ice and frozen fruit, plus various BPA-free attachments that you can use to make single serve, on-the-go smoothies, or larger batches if you prefer. It’s even got a dough attachment for special cookie or bread making projects! The best part? It’s affordable at under $100.
Spiralizer ($31): This cool kitchen tool turns veggies into noodle-like pieces that can then be cooked and tossed with pasta, or used instead of pasta. This is a great gift for a mom or dad trying to squeeze more veggies into the family’s daily eats. It’s also perfect for anyone looking to eat healthier and add more veggies to meals in appealing ways.
Herb Wreath ($40): Nothing kicks your dishes up a notch more than having delicious, quality herbs on hand while you’re cooking. They impart so much flavor to dishes, without adding a lot of salt or fat. Even better are fresh herbs that double as decor! That’s why we love this unique gift idea of a kitchen wreath made of herbs that you can use for a whole year! It’s got rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and chili peppers–– all favorite kitchen herb staples.
Package of Yoga or Other Fitness Studio Classes (price varies): Group classes can be a powerful way to increase your motivation to work out and stick with it, but the bill can really add up, and many people can’t justify spending that money on themselves. That’s why gifting someone with a package of group fitness classes is a luxurious gift that will be truly appreciated. The bonus to this gift is that it keeps on giving in the sense that while the package of classes might last a week or a month, the motivation to stay active will (hopefully!) stick around.