Give the Gift of Health This Holiday

If health and happiness are the best gifts of all, why not give—or ask for—presents that promote a healthy lifestyle? Here are some gift ideas to get your loved ones to move more, eat better, be healthier and have fun, too. You might even want to add these to your list so you’re ready for the Health Management program next year.

Ideas for the Fitness Buff

  • Cool gadgets like fitness trackers, headphones and digital weight scales that connect to mobile apps
  • Fitness equipment like yoga mats (which can even be personalized), jump ropes (including digital ropes that count your jumps) and exercise bands
  • Memberships or passes to fitness classes/clubs
  • Dance lessons (e.g., Rumba, Ballroom, Salsa, Hip Hop)
  • Sports equipment such as footballs, Frisbees®, a badminton set and snowshoes
  • Creative gifts for runners like race-related jewelry (bracelet charms, customized race jewelry), a medal holder or customized coasters made out of race bibs
  • Creative gifts for cyclists such as bike care kits, cycling bag, bicycle chain ring cufflinks, mini bike pump, and safety belt or lights
  • Fitness cuffs to hold keys and phone while working out
  • Gift cards to sports stores like REI or Sports Authority

Ideas for the Healthy Eater

  • Cookbooks or cooking lessons
  • Kitchen gadgets like food scales, a spiral vegetable slicer or a healthy chip maker
  • Gift-of-the-month subscriptions for vegetables, healthy foods or other healthy products
  • Gift certificates to healthy restaurants

Ideas for Overall Health

  • Gifts for a good night’s sleep (e.g., comfy sheets, quality pillows, eye mask, sound machines, essential oils)
  • Stress reducers like spa baskets, gratitude journal, music, stress balls, massagers
  • Health-related books, magazines and DVDs