The Best Healthy Gifts to Give this Year
Shouldn’t every gift you give help your loved ones live their most Nutritious Lives? We think so! That’s why our official 2016 Nutritious Life Gift Guide is filled with unique, healthy gifts for everyone on your list.
Help your foodie sister-in-law stock her kitchen with tools for eating well in 2017 (organic artisan spices?), for example, or your fitness-obsessed BFF recover faster (the best foam roller!).
Here are the healthy gifts everyone will be excited to unwrap—whether they’re already committed to a wellness-focused lifestyle or you’re giving them a friendly holiday nudge in the right direction.
Healthy Gifts: Eat Empowered
A seasonal delivery of functional foods and lifestyle essentials that protect and promote your health, curated by dietitian Lisa Hayim, MS, RD, a graduate of The Nutrition School. (You can gift one delivery or set someone up for the whole year.)
Art Basel meets Food Network: These good-for-you spices look like a piece of art and are super functional at the same time, since they stick right onto the fridge for easy access.
Brass Spoon Rest, $32–110
The home cook and hostess will love this chic piece for resting spoons while whipping up a feast or putting them out for serving at a dinner party.
Something for a smoothie-lover’s stocking? This plant-based protein powder is made with the highest quality, clean ingredients (I should know—I helped formulate it!).
For the pasta lover who’s trying every strategy to cut back on carbs, this veggie noodle tool—made by cool food bloggers Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley will transform meal time.
Healthy Gifts: Drink Up
S’well Water Bottle, $25–45
S’well’s bottles keep water cold for 24 hours and, in cool patterns like Dark Forest, are super chic. They come in multiple sizes (the small nine-ounce is great for kids to throw in their backpacks), and gifting one also means giving back, since the company helps provide clean drinking water to kids around the world.
Matcha’s position as the trendiest tea isn’t budging in 2017, and that makes us happy, given its health benefits and taste. This gorgeous gift set comes with the highest quality matcha.
Healthy Gifts: Sleep Deep
Thrive Pillow, $88
A fun, cheeky reminder for the most overworked in your life that getting enough sleep is essential when it comes to getting ahead.
Healthy Gifts: Sweat Often
Withings Activite Steel, $150
Finally, a smartwatch the stylish dude in your life will actually wear, with a sleek design and effective fitness tracking.
A fun print on a blend of cotton/spandex fabric makes these the perfect option for the woman who likes to wear her leggings from barre class to brunch.
A great pair of sneakers is really all anyone needs to get in a workout wherever they are, and this sleek new design from Nike comes with a bonus: a weather-protective coating that will keep the runner on your gift list comfortable (AKA dry feet) on slushy, winter runs.
The perfect cute-and-cozy piece to layer over leggings on the way to yoga or on a long, cold-weather run.
Healthy Gifts: Nurture Yourself
A good foam roller can literally change an active person’s life. I use mine daily, and my kids love it, too—so you can consider it a family gift, really.
For the person in your life who needs a little pampering: order this for a friend and Jiva Apoha will have them answer questions before creating their perfect treatment oil with ultra-pure, high quality essential oils chosen to facilitate healing and promote well-being.
Healthy Gifts: Love More
Buddha Charm Disc, $210–990
Engraved with a Buddha motif symbolizing “Enlightenment,” this handmade charm acts as an all-day, close-to-the-heart reminder to focus on and project love and kindness.
Healthy Gifts: Live Consciously
This smart device tracks toxins and chemicals in the air and gives personalized recommendations for your giftee to create a healthier space at home.
Glass Straws, $32-38
For the family member who’s constantly sipping smoothies or has kids that love to use straws, these reduce the use of plastic and minimize waste—and they look pretty, too.
OTHR’s high-design products are 3D-printed to order, eliminating all production waste. And this desk organizer will add a little Zen to any workspace to promote focus.
Healthy Gifts: Stress Less
Meditation Mala Necklace, $240
Handmade in London using natural, recycled materials, this spiritual jewelry pick is made with one-of-a-kind gemstones that are said to still the mind and promote peace and tranquility.