Healthy Holiday Gift Guide
Tis the season to be jolly so why not treat your loved ones to presents that will keep them fit and healthy?! Since there are so many sweets this time of year, it’s the perfect way to balance things out. It’s also helpful for those who set resolutions for the new year to kick start their shape up goals.
For your health minded friends or family members in your life here are some great holiday gift ideas:
Gourmia Air Fryer or Ice Cream Maker: I bought my mom this awesome air fryer for Christmas. She and my dad have been eating so much healthier; but she has always loved to cook comfort food. With the air fryer you can make fried chicken, french fries and eggplant without any grease!
Gourmia also makes a healthy ice cream maker that turns frozen fruit in to a yummy, nutritious dessert. My nephew is really in to strength training and living lean these days so I got him one.
MyoBuddy: Who doesn’t need a good massage at the end of the day? MyoBuddy is as good as you can get without going to a spa. The massager places professional grade deep tissue, warming, trigger point and cutting edge vibrational massage technology in the palm of your hands, providing instant relief to muscle soreness and myofascial pain. My dad is a surgeon who spends hours on his feet or in the same position. I cant wait for him to use this gift. Use code KM100 for $100 off for a limited time.
Bagby Cell Phone Holders: You might wonder what a cell phone holder has to do with your health; but taking a tech break is more important that you realize. The light emitted from our phones disrupt our natural sleep hormones and having your phone by your bed is anxiety producing. The more tech we have in our life, the more touch we need. If you keep your cell phones outside of your bedroom, you’ll be more likely to cuddle with your loved one. I think this is a great gift for my recently wed niece and her husband.
Chair Yoga: Of course I had to throw in my book which is one of the best ways to stay healthy during the holiday season while you travel or spend long hours sitting. The book makes a great gift for everyone in your life. While you’re at it, you may want to grab a DVD for a stocking stuffer too! Use code GIFT for 25% off all of my DVDs and downloads.
YogaIS: For the real yoga aficionado you might want to get them an entire collection of yoga videos and interviews with established teachers. I created a yoga for happiness program for YogaIS and I highly recommend checking out the entire series.
Arkadiance Collection: I love arkadiance skin care because it really focuses on beauty from within as well as on the outside. The products are amazing, the cleanser smells amazing! And the supplements are incredible. I take the rainbow antioxidants and fish oil religiously and have seen a huge difference. I am gifting some products to both of my sister in laws. Use Kristin15 for 15% off all orders.
Apeiron Yoga Mat: Any of your yoga friends will appreciate a beautifully designed eco friendly yoga mat. Apeiron are well made, slip proof and come in really awesome patterns. The imaginatively designed yoga mats are stylish and sweat proof. I’ve ordered some for my yoga and Pilates colleagues as well as my best friend. My husband is also getting one I’m hoping it inspires him to start practicing again. He also sweats a lot so this is the perfect mat for him. Use KMG20 for 20% off an order of $95 or more!
Comfort Design Mats: And for the new mom the comfort design mats are great! You can use these for the kiddos to roll around on; but also do fit in some of your own exercises. I love doing some bridges or lying on my back and throwing in some abs while I play with the twins. My husband likes that the mat looks cool in our NYC apartment. These mats really make a good present for moms with little kiddos.
Sage Woman Care Package: While on the subject of new moms, you could also get your friend or family member who’s just given birth a special care package. The ladies at Honey + Sage Co believe in taking time to honor a women’s spirit and heart. It can be very overwhelming as a new mom to fill your own cup; but it’s also essential to your well being. This makes a very special heart warming gift and I loved getting my own care package after Robert and William were born.
No matter what, realize that the best gift you can give anyone, is your own PRESENCE. Stay centered and happy this holiday season. Continue moving and eating healthy (while having a few special treats). Inspire those around you to do the same and give them gifts that keep on giving.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!