12 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

fullsizerender-1Cookies, pies and sweet treats in general are abundant this time of year. We could probably walk into just about any workplace breakroom to find a table full of goodies to indulge our sweet cravings. Not to mention that friend, special aunt or grandmother that has their signature item for us to nosh on. Of course in moderation, the occasional indulgence is fine. However, because of the excessive availability of these treats, it can really add to our waistlines. These items are often affordable and easy gifts, so it is a typical go-to. However, it can be nice to give or receive a present that can help us get closer to our health goals as opposed to further away. Below is a list of 12 gift ideas that won’t land us on the “naughty” list.

  1. Gym membership or gift card
  2. Sports watch (like those made by Garmin or Fitbit)
  3. Athletic shoes (try New Balance in Town Center, Fleet Feet or Varsity Sports)
  4. Lunch bag and or containers
  5. Food scale
  6. Reusable water bottle (check out www.motivationalbottle.com for some great ones)
  7. Workout apparel (or gift cards to Academy, Dick’s or Lululemon)
  8. Fruit basket
  9. Headphones
  10. Gourmet spices, olive oils and/or teas (Red Stick Spice Company has a great selection:www.redstickspice.com )
  11. Gift card to Indie Plate (a local grocery delivery service – www.indieplate.com)
  12. Touchscreen gloves (like The North Face gloves:   https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/winter-favorites/etip-glove-3?variationId=0C5 )