This holiday season, consider adopting a health theme for your holiday shopping. However, finding the perfect present can seem like a broad and daunting task. Also, with so many health products out there, it’s hard to sift through to find the ones that are truly valuable.
We have put together some fun ideas that serve as enjoyable and thoughtful gifts, and which can be motivational nudges toward living a healthier lifestyle.
1. Olive oil: This may already be a pantry staple, but splurging on a high-quality oil – something many people typically don’t buy for themselves. This is
a gift that will truly delight the taste buds.
2. Vinegar: This is a kitchen must-have that many people don’t think much about – but should, given that vinegars come in all ages and flavours that can enhance the flavour of food in different ways.
3. Herb seed kit: It is both fun and unique – especially great for kids. This allows recipients to watch their gift grow.
4. Pedometer: Every step counts – especially during the holidays, when time for exercise is at minimum. Not to mention that keeping your pedometer separate from your phone may help minimize screen time.
5. Water bottle: While many people already tote a trusty water bottle to work or the gym, a new replacement can bring a much-needed dose of inspiration.
6. Kitchen utensils: This ensures that when one is in the dishwasher, your lucky gift recipient can keep on cooking.
7. Water glasses: This gift is simple and useful – and versatile. Having beautiful glasses to drink out of makes water all the more alluring.
8. Nuts: Nuts offer more protein and healthy fats with far less sugar, making it a satiating and healthy food gift instead of the sugar-loaded sweets.
9. Salad spinner: Salad spinners are great for making the task of cleaning vegetables easier – and it’s a great way to get kids involved with food prep.
10. Home-cooked meal: During the holidays when everyone is on the go, sometimes giving your loved one the gift of time can be the best gift of all. A thoughtfully prepared dinner, cooked in your home or theirs.
Because the habits of your friends and family can rub off on you, in some ways it’s like giving a gift to yourself as well!