Choosing holiday gifts can be stressful and overwhelming. You want a gift that’s just right, but it can be hard just figuring out where to start. Rather than experiencing holiday burnout, take the pressure out of buying by checking out these thoughtful goods that will impress the health gurus in your life!
For the yogi:
Travel Yoga Mat
A travel yoga mat is an accessory every yogi needs in her life. Its lightweight feature makes it perfect for bringing on the go. Whether it’s down the street or across the country, there’s no wrong place to bring it.
Palo Santo Sticks
Not familiar with Palo Santo? This South American tree is known for its ability to cleanse energies and relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, and inflammation when lit. Lighting a stick before or after a yoga practice increases the overall benefits of the practice. But don’t worry – you won’t need to head to South America to get your hands on some for your favorite yoga enthusiasts! Most yoga retailers and large e-commerce sites have it available for purchase.
Yoga Studio Gift Card
Give the gift of yoga this holiday season! While yoga has an incredible impact on overall health, it doesn’t always come at a low cost. Yoga classes and trainings can become an expensive habit. If you have a yogi in your life you know would benefit from a little relief, purchase a class pack or gift card from their favorite studio and watch them jump with joy.
For the foodie:
While it may be the most obvious of gifts for a foodie, a classic cookbook filled with new recipes is always an exciting gift. If you haven’t already, check out the Integrative Nutrition Cookbook filled with healthy, easy, and delicious recipes for all to enjoy.
If you know someone who spends more time in the kitchen than anywhere else, get some gadgets that are designed to help simplify the process of eating healthy. From juicers to air fryers to Instant Pots, there’s no shortage of health-focused gadgets on the market that are sure to please your favorite foodie.
Grow Your Own Herbs Kit
A complete kit for growing your own herbs could be just the thing for those with a passion for food. Take the concept of seeing where your food comes from to a whole new level by growing it yourself. There are a variety of quality kits out there that bring gardening indoors with a range of prices to meet your budget.
For the runner:
Foam rollers are not just an option for your favorite runners; they’re essential. Foam rollers are crucial for keeping up with schedules, avoiding added body aches, and breaking records, especially for long-distance and consistent runners. Rolling after a run is vital for performance since it helps release muscle tightness and keeps soreness at bay.
GPS watches are a high-tech and convenient way for your running friends to track progress during a run. They can be synched to a smartphone and track things like location, speed, mileage, heart rate, and metrics. Many options also feature music and mapping.
What’s worse than walking around after a marathon? Walking around after a marathon with shoes on. Unlike regular shoes or sandals, recovery sandals are specifically made for runners. With their comfort and ease, they help speed the recovery process and nix additional pain. Do your loved ones a favor and purchase recovery sandals for them to wear post-run. They and their feet will thank you!
For the self-care queen (and king):
Diffuser with Essential Oils
A diffuser with essential oils is the perfect gift for those who prioritize self-care. Natural oils scattered into the air can impact the current state of the brain and nervous system. Depending on the essential oil used, just a few drops can lead to an improved mood, a calmer mind, and a de-stressed body.
CBD is a current trend in the health world – and for good reason. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive substance derived from hemp plants. CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and improve quality of sleep. CBD also comes in a variety of forms – oil, wax, capsules, and crystals – making it an easily accessible self-care gift.
At-Home Spa Essentials
Bring the spa to your friends and family this year! Instead of a standard one-time gift card to a spa, make a purchase that can be used over and over again. Gifts like all-natural face masks, jade face rollers, and bath salts are all impressive purchases that will have the self-care enthusiasts in your life glowing.
For the fitness lover:
When you have a love for fitness, you don’t let any obstacles get in the way! That’s why at-home workouts are the perfect gift for someone who gets a sweat in no matter the situation. Purchase a subscription to stream workouts at home or equipment that is easy to store away. These gifts will keep the exercise enthusiasts in your life happily sweating in the comfort of their home.
Getting in the zone is key to a successful workout. That’s when headphones come into play. Whether your fitness-loving friend is hitting the gym, going for a run, or prepping for a class, music can play an important role in how it goes.
BPA-Free Water Bottle
Every fitness guru should have a reusable water bottle to help them stay hydrated and perform at their best. Instead of allowing your loved ones to spend major bucks on plastic bottles that may contain chemicals that put their health at risk, get them a BPA-free bottle they can bring everywhere! Plus, having a water bottle on hand is a reminder to drink more water, even when not exercising.
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