Last minute fitness Christmas giftsChristmas is a time of giving, and of New Year’s resolutions, which often include goals around nutrition and fitness. Instead of adding to the stockpile of chocolates, give your family member, friend or colleague a kick-start towards a healthier 2017 this Christmas with these inspiring gift ideas:
1. Cooking classCooking classes make perfect gifts for those who love to prepare and eat good food, from novice through to Masterchef. Also, this is a gift that ‘keeps on giving’, as the skills your loved ones learn may inspire their shopping lists and cooking for weeks, months and even years to come! Search around for a class that is local, healthy, and at an appropriate skill level. Check out your local fresh food markets and boutique grocers as many run classes regularly or search online for classes near you. You might even consider a double pass and come along as well!
2. Magazine subscription
Who doesn’t love receiving a magazine in the mailbox every month? There are plenty of health and fitness focused magazines to choose from: Women’s Fitness and
Women’s Health are full of useful tips, practical information and easy recipes for the novice chef. If your recipient already loves to cook, think Nourish or Donna Hay Fresh and Light.
3. Healthy kitchen appliancesDoes your gift recipient love to experiment in the kitchen? How about a gift that encourages healthy cooking, such as a vegetable spiralizer for zucchini noodles, a mandolin for perfectly shaved cabbage, or a high-speed blender to make almond milk or smoothies? Search for the best deals online or pop into department stores for a wide range of kitchen appliance options.
4. Meal planning stationeryHealthy living is all in the planning. If your gift recipient needs a little help with organising their food choices, a stationery set might be a great start. A gift pack might include a 7-day menu planner, a shopping list pad with fridge magnet, and a portfolio to store favourite recipes. Both Kmart and Kikki K stock all of these items in fun colours and prints.
5. CookbooksCookbooks make great gift ideas – they’ll tantalise vegans, paleo or raw food enthusiasts. Teach your loved one how to make vegetables interesting again with a cookbook especially for salads and sides. Or, help them re-live their favourite holiday experiences with a cookbook themed on their favourite travel destinations, such as Italy or Vietnam. They also make great coffee table books!
6. Designer water bottleOur bodies are made up of 60% water, and without proper hydration to keep us in balance, all number of undesirable outcomes can unfold – fatigue, low immunity and dry skin to name a few. Many people don’t drink enough water throughout the day, so a perfect gift might be a designer bottle. 321 Water Filter Bottles [link] are Australian-made, BPA-free and perfect for fresh, filtered water on the go.
7. Healthy hampersHealthy hampers are always crowd pleasers. If you need your gift to serve a family, a small group or a client, why not send a hamper of fresh fruits, or a ‘bouquet’ of strawberries dipped in chocolate? Other healthy hamper ideas include a Goodness Me Box subscription, full of healthy and boutique products in sample sized amounts.
8. A health and wellbeing tracker
New Year’s resolutions are more likely to eventuate with proper goal setting and monitoring, which is where you can step in! You can choose from a wide selection of wearables that can look sporty and/or designer – Fitbit in particular even have accessories to match each product. You can track everything from your heart rate, steps taken, calories expended, floors walked and your sleep patterns too. Costs can vary from $80-$400 depending on what level of monitoring you’d like, but they cover all bases when it comes to health and fitness and look great too, making them a perfect fitness Christmas gift idea.