The Holiday season is upon us and with it, the race to find the best gifts for our loved ones 🤗. This year, don’t be caught off guard! I’ve created this Health and Wellness Gift Ideas Guide for all people who need extra motivation to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
I’m sure we all have that friend or relative that struggles with going to the gym or adopting a more balanced diet. These health and fitness gifts are thought to help them ease into a more active lifestyle and end the year on a health kick.
From cookbooks to fitness accessories and kitchen supplies, this is one of the most comprehensive guides about the best health and wellness gift ideas for the 2022 Holiday season!
Kitchen Supplies to Cut Down Prep Time and Eat Healthier
First on the list of my Health and Wellness Gift Ideas are kitchen supplies. Having the right kitchen supplies is fundamental for easing the cooking process and making it more enjoyable. From a good set of non-stick pans to an air fryer, these kitchen tools can also help to cook delicious meals without the need to add unnecessary fats and calories.
1. Crock-Pot 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker
This Crock-Pot Slow Cooker is great to cook mouthwatering meals with little to no fats and salt. It is possible to choose between two cooking settings (high and low) to accommodate different needs. ‘High’ to get a hot meal, snack, appetizer, or dip in no time; ‘low’ to cook while you’re at work or doing house chores. Plus, it keeps the temperature steady so that the food is cooked to perfection, packed with flavor, and delicious.
2. Ninja AF101 Air Fryer
The Ninja Air Fryer makes “fried” food healthy! It is possible to have perfectly crispy and golden French fries (or any other fried food for that matter) with no need to use oil or saturated fats. In addition, this cooking method cuts down on some of the other harmful effects of oil frying.
3. Afemoly Oil Sprayer
This one is for those that tend to overindulge in their olive oil consumption! An oil sprayer bottle helps to better control the quantity of fat that goes into a meal, but can also be used for other seasonings, such as vinaigrettes or soy sauce. A spray of olive oil has only 10 calories (versus the 90 or more contained in a tablespoon).
4. EuChoiz Microwave Steamer Silicone Cookware Food Container
This microwave steamer is great to steam vegetables, fruit, desserts, legumes, and more. It is made from high-quality food-grade silicone that can be high heat resistance up to 480°F. By using it the food will retain all its minerals and vitamins, which are generally lost with traditional steaming pans. Moreover, steamed food is generally more digestible and lower in calories and fats.
5. OXO Good Grips Pro Hard Anodized Nonstick Frying Pan Set
A good set of non-sticking frying pans is essential to cook without the need to use unnecessary fats. This one has a hard anodized non-stick coating, manufactured without harmful substances such as PFAS, PFOA, lead, or cadmium. Great for pancakes, omelets, and even stir-fries!
6. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Maker
Who says that desserts are not allowed in a healthy eating regime?! This Frozen Yogurt – Ice Cream – Sorbet Maker consists of a double-insulated freezer bowl that eliminates the need for ice and makes delicious and super healthy frozen treats in less than 20 minutes.
7. Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer
A versatile, stackable 2-tier steaming to cook multiple foods at once for quick and easy meal prep. Plus, the digital touchpad enables you to set the countdown timer and delay the steaming time to your liking.
8. Nutribullet Personal Blender
The NutriBullet is the fastest, easiest solution for making nutrient-packed smoothies. Load it up with your favorite whole foods like nuts, berries, and spinach, then push, twist, and blend your way to a healthier lifestyle.
Health and Wellness Gift Ideas to Step Up your Fitness Game
Deciding to start a new fitness routine is never easy, even more for beginners. It takes a lot of motivation and commitment, but it’s not impossible, especially if you have the right tools at your disposal – in addition to a good dose of patience and self-love.
This is why next on my Health and Wellness Gift Ideas Guide are the fitness gadgets and gym equipment that helped me become my strongest and fittest version.
9. HYETA Water Bottle
Everyone knows that drinking water is essential to promote better digestion, clearer skin, and overall better health. However, we often forgot to do it: this is why having the right water bottle can help increase our water intake by making it a funnier and more enjoyable experience. This one is great as it has drinking times and inspirational quotes printed on it, as well as a spill-proof straw that makes drinking water even more effortless.
10. Non Slip Yoga Mat
There is no worst sensation than slipping on your mat while exercising or attempting a precarious yoga pose. This is why a proper yoga mat is essential! This one is made from eco-friendly materials and has a non-slip surface that grips the floor firmly, preventing the mat from moving around.
11. STRONG Foam Roller
The foam roller is one of the best recovery tools to treat muscle pain and increase performance and flexibility. Rolling before and after the exercise routine can increase blood flow to the massage site, flushing away stored lactic acid and promoting a faster recovery, which is essential for being more consistent with our workout routine.
12. Renoj Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are great for increasing the difficulty of our favorite exercises without the need to buy expensive dumbells or pieces of equipment. These ones are no-slip and come with three different 3 levels of resistance, namely light (2-35lbs), medium (3- 5lbs), and heavy (45-7lbs), so there is no need to worry about the hip bands being too lightweight or excessively large.
13. Goonidy Resistance Ball
A good resistance ball -or stability ball- can truly make the difference in different types of workouts, including yoga, Pilates, physical therapy, and total body HIIT cardio. In addition, it is great for pregnancy, and gymnastics, and helps improve posture and core strength.
14. APEXUP Adjustable Ankle Weights
Similar to workout bands, ankle weights are great to make your daily workout more challenging and effective. Plus, they are super versatile and can be used for yoga, walking, running, pool exercise, aerobics, home gym, and physical therapy. They can even be used as arm weights.
15. PowerBlock Elite EXP Adjustable Dumbells
These PowerBlock dumbbells are great for strength training as they have a range of 5-50 pounds per hand. They are very easy to adjust, super compact, and easy to bring with you on holiday or wherever you need them. Strength training is particularly important for increasing our muscle mass, improving our metabolism, and having stronger and healthier bones. I have these, and absolutely love them!
16. Stealth Abs + Plank Core Trainer
Training abs allows you not only to reach your desired aesthetic goals but is, most importantly, crucial for having better core stability and preventing back pain. This trainer can be connected to your phone via the Stealth App, which gives you the possibility to track your daily progress and compete in fun fitness challenges with your family and friends. I have this, and it makes core workout fun!
17. Garmin Venu Smartwatch
More than just a simple fitness tracker, this Garmin Venu Smartwatch has not only an incredible design but can also keep track of your energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, and estimated heart rate. Moreover, this watch gives you the possibility to follow the amazing cardio, strength, Pilates, and yoga workouts that come preloaded on it. And if these are not enough, you can even download more of them from the Garmin Connect app.
The Best Cookbooks to Eat More Colorful, Nourishing Meals
Let’s conclude this Health and Wellness Gift Guide with one of my favorite categories: cookbooks! 📚🥕 Eating a more colorful diet, rich in plant-based foods and antioxidants is not only great to boost your overall health and energy levels, but can even help improve and prevent health conditions such as type-2 diabetes, coronary diseases, and high blood pressure.
What better way to help those friends struggling with improving their diet than gifting them a cookbook full of easy and delicious healthy recipes? (Besides telling them to visit my blog and try my recipes, such as these amazing Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Beginners 😜)
Here are some of my favorite ones!
18. “More Plants, Less Waste” by Max La Manna
With more than 80 tasty and plant-based recipes, this book will help the reader to save money and food while celebrating the power of plants and whole foods.
19. ”Ultimate Veg: easy and delicious meals for everyone” by Jamie Oliver
From simple suppers and family favorites to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of exceptional recipes. Whether it’s embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a plant-based lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavor combinations, this book ticks all the boxes.
20. ”Love Your Gut: Supercharge Your Digestive Health and Transform Your Well-Being from the Inside Out” by Megan Rossi
A revolutionary guide to gut health, that includes 50 fiber-packed recipes to nourish the microbiome, support immunity and speed up metabolism.
21. ” The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners” by Alice Newman
Did you know the way you eat could save your life? Or at least make it way better. This is the premise of this amazing book, which includes a basic shopping list, a 21 days meal plan, and lots of easy, fast, and healthy recipes.
22. ” The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People” by Dan Buettner
Bestselling author Dan Buettner reveals how anyone can transform their health using smart nutrition and lifestyle habits inspired by those practiced in the communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones”. These are places with the world’s longest-lived, and thus healthiest people, including locations such as Okinawa in Japan; Sardinia in Italy; Ikaria in Greece; and Loma Linda in California. The book is full of tips and wholesome recipes to “live till one hundred”!
23. “Clean Eating for Beginners” by Isadora Baum
A guide to unlocking renewed energy, a stronger immune system, and better gut health. This healthy cookbook makes it easy for anyone to transition to a cleaner, minimally processed, and nutrient-filled way of eating. The recipes are perfect for weeknight meals, have short ingredient lists, and include meal-prepping tips.
24. “Slim Down with Smoothies” by Laura Burak
Slim Down with Smoothies, from the registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist Laura Burak, offers easy-to-follow plans and recipes for dozens of fun and great-tasting smoothies. All of them are perfect for supplementing our daily meals and helping us feel fuller for longer.
25. “The Plant-Based Air Fryer Cookbook” by Paul Green
Discover how you can go green to boost your health, well-being, and the environment using easy air-fryer recipes that will make your mouth water! This is the incipit of the guide, comprising 150+ delicious healthy whole-food vegan recipes and a 31 days meal plan to lose weight and save money at the same time. Couple this gift with an air fryer! One is recommended below.
26. “Diabetic Smoothie Recipe Book” by Viktoria McCartney
These diabetic-friendly, whole-food smoothie recipes offer amazing health benefits, from losing weight to boosting energy, thinking more clearly, and even sleeping better. All recipes are full of minerals and nutrients and take less than 10 minutes to make. Every recipe includes useful tips and tricks to help plan the next meals and meet different dietary needs.
27. “Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr” by Anthony William
Last but not least, the #1 New York Times best-selling book by the “Medical Medium” Anthony William explains why a thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. The book digs deeper into the real reasons and the healing solutions for dozens of thyroid-linked symptoms and conditions, including simple recipes and food hacks.
I hope you will find this health and wellness gift guide useful, especially as the Black Friday sales are fastly approaching and can constitute the perfect occasion to find some of these items at ridiculously discounted prices! Don’t forget to share this with those in need of inspiration and let me know your health and wellness gift ideas down below in the comments 💗
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