As another year draws to a close, think about all the people in your life who have started their own health and fitness journey, those who have continued it and the ones trying to kick start it. Now, consider how thoughtful it would be to give your loved ones a cool, health-conscious gift instead of another sweater or perfume; wouldn’t they be appreciative of it? Of course they would! With that said, it’s important that your choice of gift is something that you are sure they will like and use. The key to getting it right is by doing some digging to find out what health-conscious gift will fit perfectly into their lifestyle or health and fitness routine.
Currently, there are all kinds of new and innovative pro-health gadgets, tools and gear on the market, many of which are reasonably priced. So, whether you’re on a tight budget or not, you are guaranteed to find something that is affordable and suitable to gift a health-conscious loved one!
Here are our top picks for ‘healthy’ Christmas gift ideas this year!
The benefits of acupuncture are known worldwide. It relieves the body of tension and aches and pains in a very safe and therapeutic way. If you’re wondering how acupuncture mats work, they come with attached “needles” and generally a pillow; you simply lie on the mat for 20-30 minutes and enjoy the relief during and after a session!
A lot of people that workout enjoy getting in the zone (and staying there) with their own choice of music as opposed to listening to what’s playing at the gym. Of course, not all earphones are waterproof or sweat-resistant; this is why they make great gifts for loved ones that are into health and fitness! Best of all, they cost lesser than the average Christmas gift such as perfumes or branded clothing.
Vegan Snack Packs
Health-conscious foods are a major part of fitness goals and leading a healthy life. With a tasty vegan snack pack, you can encourage one to eat healthier or simply help someone who already is (eating healthy) to find something new and yummy to snack on. Typically, you can buy a box of various snacks which are perfect for gifting, or a pack of one particular vegan snack that you are sure they will love.
If you know someone that needs the extra push to get their fitness journey started, a trainer (whether online or offline) is the best way to go. Of course, it costs money to buy a package or subscribe to weekly/monthly exercise and meal plans. So, if you know what would suit a particular loved one’s lifestyle, why not gift him or her a workout package that will keep them on track?
Whether in a salad or made into a tasty dish for meals, fresh sprouts are incredibly healthy and a big part of one’s health-conscious diet. Unfortunately, the healthiest veggies can often be the priciest ones; therefore, a sprouting kit for one to grow their own select produce makes for an awesome Christmas gift! Many of these kits come with super-soil, various seeds and nutrient solution.
Healthy Recipe Book
While the internet is flooded with healthy recipes for all kinds of meal plans, it’s hard to tell the difference between wholesome dishes that are beneficial to your health and those that are simply less ‘unhealthy’. Therefore, a recipe book from a notable dietician is a great thing to have. Moreover, it’s convenient to follow recipes from a book as opposed to going back and forth to a device and scrolling up and down every now and then!
If you haven’t heard of Kombucha already, it is a type of fermented tea that is highly recommended for its health benefits. In fact, Kombucha is quite pricey because of that! Fortunately, this drink can be made at home by following a few simple instructions which are all included in a Kombucha kit.
Getting a brand new yoga mat is always exciting for a yogi! Pick their favourite colour or a unique patterned one and they will surely be happy with their Christmas present! What’s more, yoga mats are pretty affordable; however, you may have to spend a few extra bucks for a good quality one.
This year, make it truly feel like Christmas morning for your loved ones by gifting them a thoughtful, health-conscious Christmas present!