By: Mission Healthy Living
December 14, 2015
This holiday season think outside the box and give your family and friends gifts to help them embrace healthier living! These are gifts that could be anything from a month of paid membership at their gym of choice to something as simple as that new yoga mat they've been eyeing up but won't purchase for themselves.
It doesn't have to be extravagant or costly for it to be meaningful and help them to achieve their health and wellness goals. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
DIY: Get creative and present your loved ones with unique, healthy gifts made by you especially for them! This will be extra special and fun to do in your spare time. The options are endless-- clementine wreaths (pictured above), hand soap to wish them a germ-free new year, other health and beauty products to help them relax, a handmade scarf to wear on their winter runs or a healthy in-a-jar gift set, etc. Whatever you do, they will love it as it came from the heart!
Go, go gadget!: For that techy fitness lover on your list, check out some of the best fitness devices of 2015! They'll be tracking, sharing and logging all their need-to-know fitness info on these devices and loving every second!
Healthy treats: Whip up some of your favorite healthy holiday cookies or other recipes you can package up and give to your friends and family as edible gifts. This is something that is sure to please and maybe even open up their taste buds to something new they wouldn't normally try on their own.
Fit for the New Year: To help someone on your list carry out their healthy New Year's resolution past the month of January, gift them the tools they need to do so. That new fruit-infused water bottle they've been talking about, a kettlebell, workout DVDs, new fitness gear (or gift card to their favorite fitness store), etc. For kids it could be as simple as outdoor activity toys like balls, hula hoops, jump ropes or even active-based video games. Anything to help get them moving and having fun while doing so and keep that New Year’s promise to themselves!
Happy (and healthy!) gifting this holiday season!