12 Holiday Gifts for the Health Nut in Your Life

Almost every year when the holiday season rolls around, family and friends complain that they have the hardest time picking out a gift to give me. Since I’m a health nut, they are nervous to gift anything that’s not health-conscious, environmentally friendly or an item I would actually use in my daily life. The good news is it’s easy to find thoughtful gifts for the health and wellness lover in your life that doesn’t include giving them a bunch of kale in a box. I’ve put together a list of 12 gifts that will help your loved one feel balanced, healthy, restored and in shape during the holiday season and throughout the year.

If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect wellness-related gift, here’s a great place to start:

1. Online workout membership

Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide/Sweat App - $13.99/month 

For days when you’re in a rush, having access to an online workout program is the perfect solution.

2. Meditation app subscription

Headspace Subscription - $12.99/month

Courtesy: Headspace

Meditation is an amazing way to destress and get in tune with your body. Having access to mindfulness at the touch of a button is an amazing gift!

3. Essential oil diffuser

Pure Daily Care Aromatherapy Diffuser and Essential Oil Set - $39.95

Courtesy: Amazon

Having an essential oil diffuser promotes relaxation and can provide numerous health benefits, making it a better alternative to burning candles.

4. Dry shampoo

Living Proof Dry Shampoo - $24

Courtesy: Living Proof

I often find myself running straight from the gym to class or meetings without having time to wash my hair. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when it comes to looking presentable in public after a workout.

5. Gift card to a healthy grocery store

If there’s anything college students need, it’s money to buy food. A gift card to Whole Foods or Greenwise Market is a great way to ensure your loved one can buy healthy and delicious meals and treats.

6. Portable fitness toys

Resistance Bands - $9.91

Courtesy: Amazon

Mini Exercise Ball - $8.99

Courtesy: Amazon

8 ft. Yoga Strap - $7.95

Courtesy: Amazon

It’s not always feasible to get to the gym every day, which is why these portable fitness toys are perfect to bring on the go or to use in your home or apartment.

7. Cocokind Winter Essentials Kit

Winter Essentials Kit - $28

Courtesy: Cocokind

This skincare company focuses on using all-natural ingredients to create the best quality products for your skin. The Winter Essentials Kit is perfect for any girl who loves to nourish her skin.

8. Meal plan calendar

Minimalmart Weekly Magnetic Meal Planner Notepad - $9.99

Courtesy: Amazon

My meal planner notepad been a lifesaver for me this past year when it comes to planning out my meals and making a healthy shopping list. Your food-loving friend will love having a tangible calendar for planning their meals.

9. Gym bag

Adidas Weekender Bag - $55 

Courtesy: Adidas

Every gym junkie needs the perfect gym bag!

10. Epsom bath salts

Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt - $4.89

Courtesy: Target

Whether you’re recovering from a tough workout or trying to get rid of aches and pains, the best solution is to take a bath with Epsom salts. This is both a cheap and useful gift!

11. Workout scrunchies

Lululemon Uplifting Scrunchie - $8

Courtesy: Lululemon

There is nothing worse than getting to the gym and realizing you left your hair tie at home. These scrunchies are perfect for holding hair back during every type of workout. I promise there is no such thing as having too many scrunchies!

12. Personalized vitamin subscription

Care of Vitamins - $15/month

Courtesy: Pop Sugar

Instead of taking a generalized vitamin pill, there are subscriptions available for personalized pills that will be mailed to you. For example, if you are sufficient in Vitamin C but deficient in Vitamin D, you will only be sent Vitamin D pills.

Whether you’re getting a gift for a yogi, health food aficionado or fitness fanatic, I assure you they will be thrilled to open up one of these generous presents.

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