12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness

The holidays are almost here!  People are more concerned with being healthy now than they’ve ever been, so why not consider buying your loved ones a gift that could help them be healthier, more relaxed, or less stressed.  We’ve come up with the top wellness gifts this year!

1. Fitbit Charge 2


fitbitcharge2The Fitbit gets better with every model.  It used to just track steps, but now it’s much more versatile.   The Fitbit Charge 2 has a heart rate monitor, tracks your steps and distance, allows for programming it for different sports for more accurate calorie burn information, has a GPS that will track your route, has a smartphone notification feature, and more. It’s fun to compete with your friends and coworkers to see who can take the most steps per day or week. You may find yourself taking that extra walk at the end of the evening if you are competitive and want to beat your friends.   The Fitbit interfaces with several apps so if you’re tracking your calories, the app will know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.  The new Fitbit Charge 2 also has interchangeable bands 4 new colors, 2 special edition bands and guided breathing if you’re interested in meditation.


2. Essential Oils


GREAT gift for EVERYONE!  Do you have a friend or family member who doesn’t sleep well?  How about a bottle of lavender essential oil?  Know someone who is stressed out or anxious?  Frankincense is perfect for that.   Wild orange will make the house smell amazing and gives you an injection of happiness…try it.  There is an essential oil to help with anything that ails you which is why it makes such a thoughtful gift.  Order here. If you’re new to essential oils check out our following articles:


3. Shiatsu Pillow Massager with Heat


The Shiatsu Pillow Massager  helps relax and relieve muscle tightness. This is great for lower and upper back, neck, abdomen, calves, and thighs. It’s a perfect gift for someone who spends long hours at a desk and may have stiffness at the end of the day.  It comes with a car charger, so it can come in handy during long car rides.  It heats up and has an automatic shut-off feature for safety.  It includes a strap so you can fasten it to your car seat or chair.



4. Muse: The Brain-Sensing Headband

Muse is a great product for someone who is trying to learn to meditate.  It’s difficult to calm your mind but this personal meditation assistant will guide you to a calm mind. Place the headband on your head, put in the earphones, and start the app.  This device measures whether your mind is calm or active and translates that data into weather sounds.  So when your mind is calm, you’ll hear peaceful weather sounds and when your mind becomes active, the weather will intensify and guide you back to a calm state. After each session, you can review your data, set goals, and become successful at your meditation practice.






5. Healthy Food Delivered


Thrive Market delivers the world’s best healthy food and natural products to its members at wholesale prices.  Everything sold on Thrive is non-GMO.  They have a huge selection of healthy food, bath and body, babies and kids, home, pets and more.  They also have an amazing selection of gluten-free products at impressive prices.  I’ve had a membership for a couple of years and order my monthly supply of yummy health-food, but last  year I started using Thrive to send gifts as well.  My mother called me after her shipment of salsas, black bean chips, jams, teas, organic specialty coffees, etc. arrived and told me it was the best gift she had ever received. After hearing how excited she was about the gift, I decided to use Thrive to send gifts regularly for birthdays and holidays. The package is pretty when opened, as each item is wrapped neatly in their Thrive paper.  Another idea is to buy the membership for your loved ones so they can purchase their own healthy stuff all year round! Click here to for your free trial.

6. Meditation Adult Coloring Books

coloringbooksnipMeditation coloring books can take you to a peaceful place where meditation can occur.  This coloring book is designed to soothe your mind and please your senses.  It contains a mass of mandalas and echoes the balance and symmetry of the world around us.  Most adults haven’t colored much since they were children.  Coloring has been known to take you to another place, and forget your worries and responsibilities.  A great stress reliever gift for your loved ones, especially the ones who are stressed out.





7. Spiralizer

Turn veggies into noodles with the Inspiralizer

The Inspiralizer is the perfect gift for the carb lover who wants to cut some calories and become healthier.  This spiralizer is versatile, as you can turn almost any vegetable into pasta-like noodles!  You can make so many healthy dishes that taste and feel more like pasta.  Some examples include spaghetti noodles made from zucchini with tomato sauce and homemade sweet potato fries instead of the chemical laden kind you can purchase at the grocery store.  The possibilities are truly endless.  It’s is easy to clean, requires no electricity, and is very affordable.


8. Citrus Zinger

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The Citrus Zinger is a water bottle that easily extracts juice and flavor from citrus fruits and infuses them directly into your water bottle.  As you can see in the picture, simply juice the lemon into the bottle and screw the bottom on.  How cool is that?!  Most people love lemon in their water but don’t want to spend the time cutting it up and squeezing it into their glass.  The Zinger makes it easy for you to add citrus to your water anywhere.  Give to a friend who may be limited on time, works outside the home,and wants to be healthier.   Check out 10 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Lemon Water Today and start reaping the benefits right away.



9. Organic Herb Garden


The Organic Herb Garden Kit has five different non-GMO organic herbs from seed.  The seeds that are included are basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley, and sage. The kit includes seed starting soil pellets , biodegradable growing pots, plant markers, and an instruction manual.  This is a gift that keeps on giving, as these fresh, organic, non-GMO herbs continue to produce all year round.  Having a green thumb isn’t even a prerequisite, as the kit makes it easy!



10. Desk Cycle


Your friend or family member tells you they don’t have time to exercise or they have a desk job so it’s hard to stay healthy.  No worries!  Get them a desk cycle this year and they can work and exercise at the same time.  This highly-rated  model can work with desks as low as 27 inches. It has a magnetic resistance that provides smooth, quiet pedal motion, which lets you focus on your work and your co-workers focus on theirs. Imagine how many calories they can burn while sitting at their desk all day!




11. SleepPhones


SleepPhones are the world’s most comfortable headphones for sleeping.  If you’ve tried sleeping with regular headphones, I’m sure you can attest to how uncomfortable they can be. Waking up with a sore ear in the middle of the night isn’t exactly pleasant.  Regular headphones also don’t stay in easily when you change your positions on your pillow. SleepPhones are fully padded and don’t go inside your ear, which makes it much easier and comfortable to listen than regular headphones.  They are made of a soft headband with thin removable speakers allowing you to enjoy music, audio books, white noise, talk radio, podcasts, or meditation sounds comfortably while in bed and they plug into any audio device of your choice. If you snore, get a pair for your partner!  Get a pair for your teenager who sleeps with their headphones.  Put it on your own list if you think this may be a product for you!

12. Parachute Hammocks


Holy relaxation!  These parachute hammocks  are handmade in Bali and are of excellent quality, unlike many others that are cheaply made and don’t last long.  What makes these hammocks so special is their quality.  They are handmade with the highest quality parachute material and are durable, elastic, breathable, and anti-mildew. They are quality tested under the most extreme conditions before they leave the factory. Teenager entrepreneur, Dylan started this business, as he wanted to share this product with the world because of how they made him and his family feel.  He realized no matter how bad or stressful of a day he or his parents had, the hammock would melt the stress away. This a great gift for outdoor lovers! They can be used on a porch, boat, campsite, hiking trail, etc. They are light and easily portable as they fit inside a small banana shaped bag.  The bundle is a great value, as it comes with everything needed to set up anywhere.  Go to PalmTreeHammocks.com and save $10 dollars off your purchase of $50 or more using our special promo code STRIVEFORBALANCE.


Looking for gift ideas for a health nut? Or maybe a gift of health for someone who needs it? Here are 12 great ideas. that promote health and wellness.Whether you have a health nut family member or a friend who can use some motivation to get healthier, these gifts will be perfect for either. Instead of giving an impersonal gift this year (like a gift card), show them you’ve been listening to all their healthy talk this year.  There’s nothing better than opening a gift and realizing the gift giver  knows you well and put some thought into it.














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