Holiday Gift Guide: Finding Healthy Gifts for Health Savvy People

| December 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again: time for seeking out presents for our loved ones. I love shopping for the people I love and getting things I know they will enjoy.

Last year, I highlighted my favorite cookbooks in anticipation of the holidays. This year, I want to tell you about some of my favorite products that would make great gifts. Stay tuned for more posts like this.

Who is health savvy?
Do you need a healthy gift for a health savvy person? Healthy people are into living well in all aspects of their lives. Health savvy people probably exercise frequently and maintain a fit physique (or are working toward a more fit body). They likely are conscious of what food they eat and in what quantity. They may even be very interested in having a well-exercised mind and a solid amount of spirituality. Some health savvy people are just learning about healthy living. Others are old pros of health.

What is a good healthy gift for a health savvy person?
Great question … and the possibilities are endless. Here are a few good ideas:

-A Pedometer – These little step counters are great to have. Be sure to choose one with a high user rating (I usually research and buy from Amazon, so customer reviews are always available to help choose a good one. Click the link above to check out the selection). Now, from experience, I do have to say that price does matter — with pedometers, you get what you pay for, so spend a little extra and get a good one that will last.

- Nike+ iPod Sport Kit – If your health nut has an iPod Nano and Nike+ sneakers, this is a great gift. Specially designed to work with the two products, this kit allows wireless use of the iPod while exercising. And who doesn’t like to workout with tunes?

- Bobby Flay’s Grilling for Life – I bought this gift as a present for my father earlier this year and he’s gone crazy using it. The recipes are fantastic and have really inspired some healthy and delicious grilled foods to hit my family’s table. Even my little brother, who isn’t a big food fan, loves everything that comes from this book. It’s a great healthy cookbook for grilling.

- A Good, Sturdy Water Bottle – Staying hydrated is such an important part of being healthy. To this end, many health nuts like to carry around water bottles to ensure that they get their 8-12 glasses a day in. If you are looking for a really special bottle, check out the Hydracoach, which has a built in monitor to not only calculate how much water you have consumed, but how much you should be consuming. How cool is that?

Category: Great Gifts

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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