December 8, 2016
Last Updated:
March 4, 2021

25 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas For 2016

At Integrative Nutrition, we understand that health is a way of life, not a popular trend or fad. That’s why we’ve carefully curated our must-have healthy holiday items for the yogi, vegan, chef, adventurer, and philanthropist in your life!

Give the gift of a healthy, happy lifestyle with our 25 best gift ideas here:

For the Yogi

Yoga Joes
A playful spin on the traditional toy green army men, these figurines show soldiers in asanas. For those who’d prefer a more feminine touch, they’re now also available in pink and purple!

Namaste Pillow
Handmade in Brooklyn, this home décor item, which features the Sanskrit word “Namaste” on a neutral canvas, will remind any yoga lover to be grateful and welcoming.

Yummi Yogi Cooking Supplies
Help your loved one bring their practice into the kitchen with the adorable (and functional) cooking products by Yummi Yogi, which makes cookie cutters and a wooden cutting board in the shape of various yoga poses.

Chakra Chocolates
What could possibly make chocolates sweeter? When they correspond to the each of the seven chakras, of course. With flavors like chai, ginger lemongrass, pomegranate and peppermint, your yogi’s rainbow will be shining bright.

Lululemon Gift Card
Friends are more important than money, the Lululemon merchandising material reads. But money to spend at this store, which tends to be a bit, er, pricy, is always appreciated. Bonus: It comes in a cute zip pouch, which can double as a coin purse.

For the Vegan

How It All Vegan
An oldie but goodie, this cookbook (and the others by adorable duo Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer) is a must-have for every vegan home. Tip: Their hummus recipe, which includes cooked onions, is to die for. 

Regal Vegan Spreads
Give a guaranteed food coma with the delicious dips and scrumptious spreads by this Brooklyn company. Options include: Faux Gras, Superfood Pesto, and Basilicotta (cashew cheese spread).

Garden Embroidery
Vegetarians and vegans are proud of their lifestyle choice—let them show it off in their home with this Garden Duo Embroidery Hoop Art by artist Sarah Grange.

Plant-Based Princess Shirt
Speaking of showing off, let your herbivore friends wear their sentiments on their sleeves, literally, with this t-shirt, available in a variety of sizes, fits, and colors.

Whole Foods Gift Card
Whole, healthy foods shouldn’t cost a whole paycheck. But sometimes they do. Help out your health-minded friends by footing some of the bill. 

For the Chef

The Martha Stewart Spiralizer
Imagine being able to whip your favorite veggies into “pasta,” chips, and more. The dream is a reality with this top-rated device, available at Macy’s.

Board Set
Avoid cross-contamination (and maintain peace in mixed veggie­­­/meat-eating homes) with this cutting-board set by Joseph Joseph, which includes four boards, labeled for fish, meat, veggies, and cooked foods, and a stand to keep them conveniently stored. 

The Integrative Nutrition Cookbook
Get more than 80 creative and healthy recipes from our very own Joshua Rosenthal in this 2016 cookbook, available on Kindle.

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Cheat Sheet Apron
How many times have you gotten goop all over your iPhone screen trying to look up how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Us, too. This apron is a life- (and screen-) saver by offering conversions upside down so the chef can quickly glance down without making a mess.

Sun Basket Gift Card
Give the gift of convenience. Sun Basket delivers organic, non-GMO ingredients to make a variety of meals (gluten-free, Paleo, and more diets available). It saves your loved one a trip to the store but allows them to still enjoy the fun of cooking and enjoying a homemade meal.

For the Outdoors Junkie 

Helinox Chair One Camp Chair
Perfect for any camper or hiker who likes to pack light, this chair transforms into a sack, weighing only 1.9 pounds, and unpacks into a comfortable chair, ideal for sitting next to a campfire.

Be inspired by the journey (both physical and emotional) by Cheryl Strayed as she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to face her mother’s death and her own demons.

Smartwool Socks
Whether you’re shopping for someone who needs to keep their feet toasty (during skiing, hiking, or any cold-weather activity) or sweat-free (during running or summer hiking), these socks are both functional and formidable.

Liberty Bottle Works
Your favorite adventurer can tote their aqua in one of these creative American-made bottles that come in a variety of designs and can be personalized. Bonus: A portion of proceeds from the Karma collection benefits various organizations.

REI Gift Card
Help your loved one #OptOutside with a gift card to this outdoors superstore that has everything and anything needed to get up and get out. Tip: Tack on an extra $20 and encourage them to join the REI co-op.

For the Do-Gooder

Nope, we’re not sick of ’em yet. These comfy flats, which go with everything from jeans to dresses, come in a variety of designs (some companies can even customize them). And with each pair sold, the company donates a pair of shoes to children in need. 

I Am Malala
The youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, shares her story of speaking out against the Taliban in this critically acclaimed memoir.

Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body Tote
This zip tote, which transforms into a small pouch and is made of recycled rice material, sends a strong message while supporting women at risk and survivors of human trafficking. 

Lush Charity Spot
Something sweet is in the air! This vegan lotion by Lush soothes both the skin and the soul by donating 100% of proceeds to various small organizations (check the lid to see which one your purchase will support).

A Ten Thousand Villages Gift Card
Give a gift card or pretty much any item from this Fair Trade distributor of handmade jewelry, décor items, and more, and you’ll make a charity-minded person glow as well as the artisan from the other side of the globe who created it.

The Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Training Program
Give the give of health to a friend or family member this year by offering to pay for tuition or part of the cost. And don’t forget about you! Help yourself become the healthiest, happiest you can be by enrolling just in time for the New Year.

Got any healthy holiday gift ideas to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below and then share with the shoppers in your life!

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