Yep, I’ve gone there.
This is officially my first Christmas post and it’s only October. The shops are starting to fill their shelves with their Christmas range which means that I’m starting to think about what to buy people.
Christmas is often a time of excess, with people then wanting to start the new year with great intentions of healthy eating and exercise. Which is why I wanted to compile a guide of Christmas present ideas for a healthy start.
It’s probably a good idea to be sure getting healthy is something someone wants to do, otherwise they could find your gift a little offensive.
Step away from the traditional gifts of selection boxes and TV box sets and go for something that encourages a healthy lifestyle.
I’m not sure if it’s because this is something I’ve become more interested in lately or not, but I feel like healthy cooking books have become more and more popular lately. You can find books to suit every lifestyle – plant-based, vegetarian and 15-minute meals. There’s even cook books for students!
I’ve worn a FitBit for years, the cheapest ones start about £40 and are a great way to set someone off with being a bit more active. Checking your steps can be a bit of a kick up the bum if you’re not as active as you think you are. Especially if you have an office job where you are stuck behind a desk all day!
FitBits can even track your sleeping habits and you can put your food intake on the app. A more expensive one can track your heartbeat, workouts and even use GPS to track running and cycling routes.
Cycling is becoming more and more popular, which means roads are becoming a bit more cycle friendly. I live in York, where the cycling culture is massive. I’ve never seen so many people on bikes just to get from A to B.
As well as cycle lanes, there are many cycling routes you can use to cycle for leisure. Check out the Cube mountain bike range for bikes for all budgets.
Healthy Nibbles Box
Rather than getting a selection box jammed packed with chocolate, you can buy boxes of healthy treats online. Of course, there is nothing to stop you making your own by buying things like Naked Bars or treats from Graze Box and putting them all together into a gift box.
A set of weights or kettlebell, a yoga mat, or even a skipping rope can be a great gift for someone wanting to get healthy.
You can go for something as simple as a handheld spiraliser or a chopping board that has kitchen conversions on. Or something a bit more expensive like a George Foreman grill or blender for smoothies to give someone to a great start in their diet!
Do you know someone who loves to go to the gym? Try getting them workout supplements such as protien powder, recovery powder or BBCA’s.
If you know what they like to use already, try getting them something in a new flavour to try.
Have you got any healthy gift ideas?