Like most people, you probably feel a little dread each year as the holiday season swings into full gear. It’s not from the time of year, rather the endless supply of big meals followed by tempting desserts. But you can easily bring back a little healthiness to the holidays by giving healthy holiday gifts. These don’t have to be boring or insulting. In fact, they can be the best present someone receives. It can be difficult to find that perfect, special gift for everyone on your list but luckily there’s an endless supply of gifts for those committed to making healthy choices. So this year, skip out on giving chocolate gift baskets and alcohol, and give some of these 10 healthy holiday gift ideas that anyone would be happy to receive…
1. Blender or Smoothie Maker
You might be tired of seeing pictures of everyone’s smoothies on social media but the health benefits from many of those smoothies are too important to ignore. Smoothies have become quite the trend in the health and fitness world, and for good reason. It likely started with extreme fitness buffs drinking high protein shakes to help their energy and encourage muscle development. Now people of all ages are jumping on the smoothie and energy shakes train, making a blender or specific smoother maker the perfect healthy holiday gift.
Smoothies are an easy way to incorporate many superfoods that are currently making the rounds on health news. Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fiber, can easily be added to smoothies, giving you a healthy boost in more ways than one – fresh fruit contain many healthy components, while smoothies with added protein help you get the energy to make it through the day or during a workout. If you have money left to spend, there are tons of smoothie cookbooks that would be a great complement to the main gift.