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!


2. Meditation Cushion

I love my Zafu meditation cushion – and use it every single day! They come in tons of different colors.

3. Engraved Bamboo Cutting Board

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!

5. Kindle Paperwhite

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.


6. Vitamix

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!