Some gift ideas for the holidays

The pressure is on! Christmas is less than three weeks away and everyone is scrambling to get the perfect, or at least usable gift!! This year, give the gift of health and wellness with one of these awesome gift ideas!

Sports watch.  Whether it be an Apple Watch, a Fitbit or a lesser expensive version of these, a sports watch is a great way to get a reminder to get up off of the couch and move around. Depending on the brand or style, you can go from a simple step tracker to something with a touchscreen that is waterproof. 

Fitbit Charge 4  – Amazon from $139.95

Willful waterproof smart watch/Fitness tracker – Amazon from $35.99

New Apple Watch Series 6 – Amazon from $369.00

Ear buds.  Some are motivated by music, others by podcasts. Regardless, wireless earbuds are the go-to gift for the active individual who likes listening while they run, walk or hike! Currently, Amazon has the best price for the AirPods Pro, but they are still pricey. You can still get a good pair of earbuds without breaking the bank! If the runner in your life is like me, they like a good ear hook for the earbuds.

AirPods Pro – Amazon from $199.00

TRANYA T10 Bluetooth 5.0 – Amazon from $31.99

Azloie Sports – Amazon from $27.99

Apparel.  While you can always throw on an old pair of sweatpants and that holey t-shirt to workout, it is much more fun and motivational to have some comfortable, proper fitting and cute (or nice looking, depending on who you are buying for) outfits to get your sweat on! One of my clients sells workout apparel for Zyia and she always looks comfortable and they are trendy enough to be able to go out in public after your workout!

Zyia – available through Zyia

Scale.  A bathroom scale is a must have for anyone looking to maintain, lose or gain weight. Recently I purchased a new scale and I LOVE it. It measures Body Weight, Body Fat Percentage, BMI, Fat-free Body Weight, Body Water Percentage, Skeletal Muscle, Subcutaneous Fat, Visceral Fat, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Protein, BMR AND Metabolic Age! It uses Bluetooth to sync with your phone and record your readings. I liked it so much, I’ve already purchased several as gifts! The one thing to note with this type of scale is anyone with an electronic medical implant, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator should not use it.

FITINDEX Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Scale – Amazon from $22.99

Jogging belt.  This isn’t your parent’s fanny pack! Most running belts stretch so you are able to fit most phones plus your keys. Also, many are water resistant meaning it will keep your phone dry from sweat or most weather conditions!

AIKENDO Running Pouch Belt – Amazon from $8.98

SPIbelt – Amazon from $19.90

Foot Spa.  A few weeks ago, I returned from a backpacking weekend and all I wanted was to soak my feet!! I’ve never owned a foot spa, but after reading the reviews from Review.com for the Ivation Foot Spa Massager, I added it to my own Christmas list! It has adjustable heating,  dual massage rollers, water jets, and as well as a timer. In addition, the control panel lets you individually manage each function, rather than lumping all functions together!

Ivation Foot Spa Massager – Amazon from $67.99 

Conair Foot Pedicure Spa – Amazon from $24.99

Weighted blanket.  A hot gift item for this Christmas is the weighted blanket. This isn’t just a fad, there is actual science behind the effects of the blanket. Pressure on the body can increase the release of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter is sometimes called the “happy” chemical because it creates a sense of calm and well-being. This can help lead to a good night’s sleep, or just a calm down period!  Weighted blankets are not cheap, and like dumbbells, the greater the weight, the greater the price!  

Bearaby Cotton Napper – West Elm from $249

YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket – Amazon from $54.90

Healthy Cookbook.  Healthy eating shouldn’t be overwhelming, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ideas. What better way to spice things up (both literally and figuratively) for that special someone than with some fun and informative healthy cookbooks!  

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor – Amazon from $18.00

The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal – Amazon from $8.00

Air Fryer.  About a year ago, I gave the air fryer a try to see what the fuss was about.  After only 1 use, I was hooked!  Great tastes without the grease!  I started out with the basket fryer and then ended up with a rack fryer that looks more like a toaster oven.  This is definitely a preference, so make sure you know who you are buying for and what may work better for them!

Instant Vortex 4in1 Air Fryer – Walmart from $89.00

TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven – Kohl’s from $119.99

Personal Trainer.  One thing that COVID-19 has taught us is that your health is of utmost importance!!  What better way to tell someone how much you care about them than giving them the gift of health!!!

Personal Training Gift Certificate – SJD Health and Fitness

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