Holiday shoppers are making their lists and checking them twice, especially this year with inflation impacting the price of almost everything. 

When it comes to buying that perfect gift, what says love more than something to keep your loved ones healthy? From the yoga enthusiast to the techie and everyone in between, here are some gift ideas to make your shopping a breeze while giving your friends and family the best present of all – the gift of health. 

Living mindfully 

We hear quite a bit about the importance of mindfulness. From being present in the moment to choosing when and what to eat, being mindful can help you live life to its fullest and help you feel calm and happy. Mindfulness cards make a great gift and can help friends and family work mindfulness and gratitude into their daily lives. 

You can learn more about why being mindful is good for you here.

Better Sleep

Sleep is vital for your overall health and well-being. It is during this period that your brain and body relax and reset themselves. Sleep impacts all of your body’s functions, from memory to weight control to your immune system’s ability to fight off disease. That’s why getting a good night’s sleep is key to a healthy lifestyle, but most of us are not getting the recommended seven to nine hours a night. For that troubled sleeper in your life, gifts such as a white noise machine or weighted blankets can help them achieve better, deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. 

Learn more about how to improve your sleep hygiene and get a more restful and restorative sleep here

Home Grown Food

Plant-based diets are all the rage. Why? Because the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables are proven. Why not encourage your loved ones to eat healthier by making it easier for them. Gifts like indoor herb gardens and hydroponic growing systems let you grow your own produce right in your home, year round!

Get more tips on the benefits of a plant-based diet here.

Wearable tech

Wearable technology is becoming a staple for tracking everything from steps to sleep to how much water you drink. For the techies in your life, fitness trackers make a wonderful gift, and may even encourage them to adopt healthier habits.

The most important thing is to get moving and keep moving! Learn more about how to safely exercise at any age here

Hydration and motivation 

Water. It’s vital to life. Without it our bodies cannot function. We should all focus on increasing our water intake during the day, so why not make it fun? A motivational water bottle is a great gift that can encourage your loved one to think more about keeping their body hydrated and functioning at its best. 

For more information on staying hydrated and the dangers of dehydration, click here

Gifts for the yoga enthusiast

While yoga has been practiced for centuries, it may be more popular than ever. The practice of yoga helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improve balance, reduce stress and so much more. If you have a yogi in your list, consider a gift that might enhance their practice, such as a poster with poses to create their own routines or a yoga block to help them achieve the most benefit from their poses. 

Learn more about the benefits of yoga here.

For the dog lover

Pets are great companions and can also be beneficial for your health and wellness. For the dog lover in your life, a canine companion can enhance a walk or run. A hands-free leash is a wonderful gift idea. Not only will it encourage them to keep their four-legged friend active, it may also inspire them to be more adventurous as well!

You can learn more about how pets improve our lives here

Lifespan Blog Team

The Lifespan Blog Team is working to provide you with timely and pertinent information that will help keep you and your family happy and healthy.