The last shopping weekend before the holidays has officially arrived. If you’re looking for some last minute Christmas gifts for the health nut in your family, choose something on this list within your budget and I assure you, your gift will not disappoint! *I am not paid by any of these companies – I simply love these products!
Spiralizer (Retail $40 CAD)
This little kitchen gadget is so incredibly handy. I use mine mostly just for zucchini but you can “spiralize” a variety of different vegetables, including yams, carrots, beets, and cucumber. You simply attach the veggie onto the machine, turn the crank and voila – low carb “pasta” in the blink of an eye! You can then sauté the “noodles” in some coconut oil, toss with the sauce of your choosing and dinner is ready! Find the spiralizer on Amazon here (you can also get it at Bed Bath and Beyond or similar stores – little tip, get Amazon Prime for 2-day shipping. You’re welcome.
Fitbit (Retail $100-$120)
The Fitbit has been on the market for a while now but it is still as popular as ever. You can get many different models – I am a fan of the Fitbit One because you don’t have to wear it on your wrist and instead you can attach it to your belt loop or bra strap. The Fitbit tracks steps, calories burned and stairs climbed as well as your sleep. It syncs with your computer or smartphone so you can track your fitness as you go throughout the day. You can get the Fitbit at most sporting good stores or electronic stores. Check it out on Amazon here.
BellaBeat (Retail $130 CAD)
The BellaBeat leaf is a feminine fitness tracker disguised as a piece of jewelry. The BellaBeat tracks your sleep, activity, analyzes your breathing to reduce stress and also logs your period – what more could you want? These are available at Best Buy – you can see the link here.
Tower Garden (Retail $617 – financing options available)
This gift is perfect for anyone who loves fresh produce and gardening but is limited to the deck of an apartment building. You can grow up to 20 plants in one tower (28 if you buy the extension) and have fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs available all on one “plant”. You can check the Tower Garden out here.
Vitamix (Retail $500-$750 – financing options available)
The day I bought my Vitamix I must admit, I cried tears of uncertainty. However, to this day my husband and I both admit that it was one of the best purchases we’ve made. We use this high-powered blender everyday to make delicious smoothies, prepare waffle mix, and make homemade treats. This blender will blend nuts into smooth nut butter and will produce smoothies with a texture and consistency of juice – even when you add leafy greens, chia seeds, or whatever you fancy. You can pick this up at The Bay (here) or if you want to finance it, you can order it off of the Shopping Channel.
PaleOMG cookbook by Juli Bauer (Retail $25)
This cookbook contains absolutely delicious recipes that the person on your list is sure to love. Juli Bauer created recipes that are so easy and don’t contain obscure ingredients that you have to go to a specialty food store to get. You can order Juli’s cookbook off Amazon here.
Cast iron skillet (Retail $30-$50)
This is a staple in any foodie’s kitchen – it has no Teflon coating and can transition easily from the stove to the oven. You can pick one of these up at any kitchen supply store or order it here.
Diffuser (Retail $60-$120)
I have one of these diffusers in my bedroom and in my office. They are a healthier alternative to traditional candles and the oils you diffuse smell absolutely heavenly. The best thing about the Saje diffusers is the lifetime warranty. If you don’t absolutely love it – take it back, no questions asked. I suggest the peppermint twist, spa spirit, or house warming oil. You can check out the diffuser and oils here.
Hope this helps give you some great ideas for gifts that make you and your loved ones healthier this holiday season.
Yours in health,