There are certain people who are always easy to find the perfect gifts for, from makeup addicts (they always have a makeup wish list) to tech wizards (just grab the newest pair of headphones and there you go!). But what about those people in your life who are super health conscious? What do you get them? Turns out, you have tons to choose from when it comes to picking out gifts for the health guru on your Christmas list. And yes, you can buy them something other than new dumbbells.
- Soothing Candle
If the health guru on your list is into inner peace and spirituality (if they practice yoga at CorePower, the answer is yes), then you can’t really fail with giving them a nice candle. But don’t just get any candle. Find one that promotes meditation and peace. Soy candles are also a good option as they burn cleaner – there’s no toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants.
- Yoga Mat
Not all yoga mats are created equal. If the person on your list loves yoga (or Pilates), then consider giving them a new yoga mat. One that offers extra cushion will be greatly appreciated. Most yoga mats are made of PVC which is quite durable. But of those allergic to latex or looking for more earth-friendly options, try buying ones made of natural rubber, organic cotton, or natural cotton.
- Running Shoes
If the person on your list is into walking, jogging or running, it is a safe bet that they could use new shoes specifically designed for their activity of choice. Shoes wear down a lot faster than one would think, especially with constant use, so find them a new pair that boasts tons of support and cushion. Also, try asking the person if they like their current brand of running shoes. Some runners are very loyal to their shoe brands, so it’s good to be aware.
- Water Bottle
If your healthy buddy loves outdoor activities, like hiking and climbing, they probably get pretty hot and sweaty. A water bottle that keeps their water ice cold all day long will be incredibly appreciated. Make sure the bottle is BPA-free. Another option is to purchase a stainless steel water bottle. Not only are these more durable, but they’re also eco-friendly.
- Help Them Prevent Injuries
If this person on your list finds themselves getting banged up a lot — whether it’s getting bruised in their last boxing class or twisting an ankle the last time they went hiking — you may want to give them something to help them recover. There are many inexpensive, natural supplements that can help them perform at their best while soothing their bruises and inflammations. Arnica Montana tablets from VitaMedica, for instance, will help their bruises heal quicker and keep swelling to a minimum.
- Cozy Jackets
Fitness gurus usually gravitate towards a certain type of jacket and hoodie, like fleece pull-overs. So find the fitness guru in your life a new one to rock on those chilly nights they’re out camping in the desert. If you notice he or she owns multiple pairs of the same type of jacket (like fleece zip-up jackets of a certain brand), there’s a good chance that purchasing a similar one would be well appreciated.
- Wireless Earbuds
Exercise and music go hand-in-hand, but dealing with an annoying cord connecting your earbuds to your music player of choice can be inconvenient. A nice pair of wireless earbuds will make everything easier, from weightlifting in the gym to cycling around a lake.
- Exercise Clothing
Different types of exercise call for different types of clothing. So before you go online shopping, try narrowing down what this person on your list does. If they cycle, find them some new pairs of padded bike shorts. Or if they love the gym, grab them some workout tees. If the yoga studio is more their thing, find some stylish yoga pants.
- Bike Gear
Speaking of cycling, if your friend loves riding his or her bike, there are tons of gift options out there to choose from. You can get a little gadget that will hold their smartphone in place on the handlebars. It’ll help them to keep track of directions or keep an eye on their performance via cycling apps. You can also grab them a new bell or new lights. If you want to go big, get them a totally new bike!
A backpack comes in handy for just about anyone, but especially for someone who enjoys practical gifts. You can grab one designed for specific needs, like for backpacking or commuting to and from work. Of course, a basic general one may prove the most useful.
- Homemade Granola Bars
If you want to give them something edible that also shows you put extra effort in to make something special, then try baking granola bars. These are packed full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Individually wrap each one so they can easily grab a couple to throw in their bag before they embark.
- Noise Machine
Do they have troubles sleeping at night? Maybe their muscles are sore or they just can’t stay asleep? A noise machine might be of some help. Some noise machines play music while other play nature sounds like waves or birds chirping. There are also those that emit white noise (a soothing static sound).
- Massage Voucher
Speaking of sore muscles, if the health nut on your list is always mentioning how sore they are, you can’t go wrong with giving them a gift card for a massage. Although some people think gift cards don’t make for personable gifts, massages may be the exception. Because everyone loves to relax, and when the costs are covered, it’s even better!
- Activity Tracker
If this person on your shopping list doesn’t have an activity tracker yet, this may make a great gift idea. Activity trackers are able to collect a lot of data. Many can track how many steps they take, calories burned, heart rate, and more. A tracker can come in handy when they want to see how much progress they have been making.
- Ice Cream Maker
Finally, just because this person in your life is healthy, it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the sweeter things in life. Giving them an ice cream maker is a fantastic gift idea, because homemade ice cream allows them to control what is going into their dessert. They can make as many different types of healthier ice creams as they want, even going as far as to add protein powder to get a nice protein boost.
So, there you go, 15 gift ideas for the health guru on your Christmas list. Happy shopping!
Tips and stock photos contributed by M. Frank and used with permission