It’s that time of year again! If you’re looking for some healthy holiday gifts to share with your friends and family, you’ll find my favorite ideas listed below.
These glass straws have been featured in my Holiday Gift Guide for the past two years, and with good reason. I have given a set to everyone I know! Some may be a bit hesitant to try glass straws, but once they do, I know they’ll be hooked. In fact, most people ask me where I bought them so they can order another set. These straws make everything taste better, including green juices and smoothies!
Plus, they’re practically indestructible. If they do break, the company will replace them for free– for life!
While there are plenty of BPA-free bottles on the market, who knows if they’re using another toxic substance in our plastic bottles that we’ll find out is dangerous down the line.
That’s why these glass bottles are a safe bet– they’re 100% non-toxic! They come in a variety of pretty colors, and have a protective sleeve for easy gripping and to prevent breakage. Plus, they don’t leave add any taste to your beverage, like some stainless steel bottles do.
3. A Healthy Cookbook! My new favorites include:
4. Healthy Lifestyle Books. Truly life-changing reads for your loved ones!
This is a fun kitchen gadget to share with your friends and family. Include a recipe card for Sweet Potato Noodles, so they know how to get started! Imagine all the healthy dinner parties you’ll be invited to next year!
This is such an easy and affordable gift! Body brushing increases circulation and exfoliates skin, leaving you with a healthy glow. (It also may reduce the appearance of cellulite– a bonus!)
You could pair this with a jar of your favorite coconut oil for a skin-glowing gift! (See the DIY gift ideas below.)
My favorite workout of all time! I love Physique 57, because this low-impact workout is safe for all levels. I’ve never seen such amazing results with any other workout. Plus, it’s nearly impossible to plateau! The better you get at the workouts, the better your form gets– making the workouts even more challenging.
This complete set comes with everything you need, including the playground ball and air pump!
8. A Fitbit.
This little gadget is a great gift for any of your fitness buddies! It tracks your daily steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed, plus it comes with online support for tracking your food intake. On my weekend hikes, it will even let me know when I’ve climbed as high as the Eiffel Tower!
My favorite part? You can link up with your friends online to keep yourself accountable. When I see how many steps my best friend has taken, it’s good motivation for me to step away from the computer and get moving. Such a fun way to keep in touch with long-distance friends and family!
Cast iron is the only type of “non-stick” pan in my kitchen. Sure, there are new “green” non-stick pans on the market, but when in doubt, I think it’s always best to use what your grandmother would have used.
Le Creuset has a special enameled surface, ensuring that it won’t react to acidic foods like other cast iron skillets. It also doesn’t need to be seasoned, which is why this pan in on my own wish list this year. I’m done with seasoning my old cast iron skillet! (Breathing in those fumes for an hour can’t be good for your health.)
10. DIY gifts. If you feel like getting creative, try one of these options!
*Note: Use these chalkboard labels and small glass bottles to make it extra special. Label the coconut oil as “Coconut Body Butter” and the olive oil as “Olive Oil Face Wash,” and attach a note with instructions on how to use olive oil to wash your face!
Give the gift of grain-free cookies!
Fill a small glass jar with the correct amounts of almond flour, sea salt, baking soda and dark chocolate chips to make one batch of Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies. Use a pretty ribbon to attach the printed recipe to the jar, so the recipient can add the wet ingredients and bake!
(Obviously, this would work with any cookie recipe– pick your favorite!)
Reader Feedback: Any other healthy holiday gift ideas to share? What do you plan on gifting this holiday season?