Whether you’ve got a health nutty friend or you’re the nut trying to spread the message of healthy living, here’s a list of gifts fitting all interests (as well as all budgets)!
Stocking stuffers (under $5)
Endangered Animals chocolate bars, find in most grocery stores, prices vary
You’d be hard-pressed to find a health nut who doesn’t love chocolate. I can not only vouch for the incredible taste of the 88% bar, but I can tell you that 10% of their net profits are annually donated to wildlife organizations. Eat good, do good.
Beauty by Earth Organic Lip Balms, 2 sticks come in at 4.11
The temperatures are dropping and everyone is scrambling to soothe their chapped lips. This set includes 7 flavors and 24 sticks so you can mix and match them to suit your friends’ preferences. And, of course, you can keep some for yourself :)
LARABAR, find in most grocery stores, prices vary
Never underestimate a delicious snack. LARABARs are still the best healthy snack bars I’ve had, and I would surely appreciate getting one as a gift.
I Am Strong Bracelet, 4.08
Bracelets don't get much cuter than this. It comes with a hemp cord of your choice and is a great way to show your friend you know her well.
AmazonBasics Foam Roller, 8.75
Doesn’t get much simpler or more practical than this - It’s literally a black foam cylinder. But anyone who has foam rolled will know how great it feels, and now your friend will be able to experience those benefits outside of the gym.
Gaiam Yoga Wheel, 39.98
For the yogi in your life that has been talking about getting some props to expand her practice - Help her out with this fancy shmancy cork yoga wheel.
Mint Tree Workout Socks, 16.00
Slipping on these brightly colored socks would make me excited to workout.
Magic Carpet Yoga Mat, 98.00
Take your yoga practice to new heights. On the pricier side, but the intricate pattern is oh-so-gorgeous.
Zoodles are the big new thing, but did you know you can make soodles, roodles, coodles, and boodles (sweet potato, radish, carrots, butternut squash), too? The possibilities are endless. Just top with a yummy sauce like this Five Minute Cashew Sauce from Pinch of Yum and you’re all set.
The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, 12.32
Ever been inspired by the gorgeous Sunday afternoon flood of meal prep inspiration on Instagram? This book will get you started with meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, and tips.
Kombucha Brewing Kit, 28.95
Has your friend been complaining about the price of that oh-so-delicious kombucha? Has she expressed interest in brewing her own? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a kombucha brewing kit may be the right gift for your friend. On one condition: she must share some with you.
Kale, Chard, Collard Greens, and Herb Stripper, 7.48
Those wonderful leafy greens and aromatic herbs aren’t so wonderful when you have to waste precious time picking off their finicky leaves. By gifting this tool you will give your friend the best gift of all - time.
A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness, 22.00
The book is chock-full of everything you need for a relaxing afternoon of self-care: list-making, doodling, ideas for making a beautiful moments jar, stickers, and more cute illustrations than I could handle when I picked up this book at Barnes & Noble. I resisted the urge to buy it, as I was there to buy a friend’s gift, but it is definitely on my Christmas wishlist.
A month of Headspace, 12.99
There are many meditation apps out there, but few as beautiful and simple as Headspace. To access the whole range of content requires a subscription, however. While a year comes in at just under 100 dollaroos, you can give your friend a month of Headspace. They may continue to subscribe after that, or it may serve as a jumping off point for their meditation journey. Meditation has helped me be a happier, calmer, more creative person.
A Tibetan meditation singing bowl, 20.82
Your friend can hold this small bowl in the palm of their hand to produce a soothing tone while they meditate.
The Little Book of Mindfulness, 9.95
With a beautiful ombre cover, this little book filled with quotes, research, tips, and activities would serve just as well sitting on a coffee table as it would tucked into your friend’s luggage for meditation inspiration on the go.
Color Me Calm, 10.76
If you don’t want to commit to a coloring book that has one central theme, this book has got you covered with 7 in one: Mandalas, Water Scenes, Wooded Scenes, Geometric Patterns, Flora & Fauna, Natural Patterns, and Spirituality.
Trust the Universe Keytag, 8.00
simple, beautiful reminder.
Once all the holiday shopping is done, it's time to TREAT YOSELF. What item from this list would you most want? I'm going for the "Book That Takes Its Time". I'm a sucker for pretty paper.