Here are a few of my favorite ideas for healthy holiday gifts. These are roughly in order of price, from stocking stuffers on up. Enjoy!
1. Weleda Body Lotion Kit – I found these at Whole Foods!
I love my Zafu meditation cushion – and use it every single day! They come in tons of different colors.
This makes a beautiful holiday or housewarming gift – one lucky person on my list is getting one this year! I would have ordered more but missed the shipping cutoff for the holidays. Still wanted to include it because it’s such a sweet and personal gift.
4. Jawbone UP – Amazing pedometor and sleep tracker to help your friends and loved ones get off their butts and work toward a goal of walking 10,000 steps a day!
Reading is quite healthy for your mind and one thing I love about the Kindle is that you can so easily read while sitting on a bike at the gym – which I could never do with clunky books. You could include some books on health too. Some of my recent favorites:
Wheat Belly by William Davis: Riveting reading, fascinating stuff – this is the book I recommend more than any other in my work as a health coach.
4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss: Men like this book, packed with practical body-hacking tips and techniques.
Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks: I never thought I could enjoy a book about prostate problems this much, and recommend it so highly! If you’re like me and are fascinated by the mind-body connection, this is a great story about a grumpy skeptic who hits the limits of what Western medicine can offer and reluctantly checks out alternative healing methods like meditation. Touching and funny.
Warrior Pose: How Yoga Literally Saved my Life by Brad Willis: Another ridiculously inspiring and true story of healing. Easily the best book I’ve read all year.
Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr: Unfortunately all too many people around me are getting diagnosed with cancer and ask for nutrition advice. This book is a great place to start. Very accessible, very life-saving information.
The Best Green Drinks Ever by Katrine van Wyk: Packed with juices and smoothies, this is a gorgeous book and great stocking stuffer by my friend and fellow health coach Katrine.
For someone who has been REALLY good this year! The most powerful blender in the world, a life-changing appliance, hard to believe it’s worth the money until you try it, then you’ll immediately understand why it’s worth every penny!