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Seven Healthy Holiday Gifts to Give this Season

Posted by Mairead Callahan, RDN, CPT on December 20, 2017

Looking for a last minute holiday gift for a friend or loved one? Consider gifting something that can help them jump start their New Year in better health! The New Year is the perfect time to reset your habits and find the motivation to change. The following seven gifts will be certain to help!  

 1. Reusable smoothie travel cup

 A smoothie is a great healthy breakfast, but can be a pain to take on the go. Pick out a sustainable smoothie travel cup that can become a seamless part of a morning routine. 

 2. Bath Bombs

 R&R (rest and relaxation) should be a part of every healthy lifestyle. Bath bombs are all the rage these days and the gift will certainly encourage your friend or loved one to take some much needed time to themselves.

 4. Running armband

 Picking up running and/or signing up for a local race is a common way to jump start healthy New Year’s resolutions. A running armband is essential for beginning and elite runners to secure their phone and allow them to run uninhibited with free hands.  

5. Foam roller

 A foam roller is absolutely the perfect gift for the fitness fanatic. Foam rollers can be used pre and post workout to help with muscle repair and relaxation. You are basically giving a daily massage when you gift a foam roller!

6. Fresh water bottle

 Swell, Hydroflask, Thermos, the list of popular water bottles these days could go on and on. Chose a bottle that fits your friend’s personality and activity needs. The color, shape, and size options are endless!

7. Blender

 Good blenders can be expensive, but they are worth it! A new blender could give someone the push they need to start making homemade dressings, sauces, smoothies, and so much more!

 8. Class Groupon

 Sites like, Groupon are often flooded with different fitness club and gym deals. Consider buying a class pack to a nearby yoga, spin, boxing, barre, or pilates studio! Groupons are a great motivational tool because they usually come with an expiration date, effectively incentivizing to get to the gym sooner rather than later!

Mairead Callahan, RDN, CPT

About The Author

Mairead Callahan, RDN, CPT

Mairead is a registered dietitian, media personality, and founder of the popular health and wellness blog "My Healthy Ending." She studied Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, completed her supervised practice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Mairead’s philosophy is grounded in the power of whole foods, plant-based nutrition, and an active lifestyle.

Post Topics Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Holidays