Ready or not, gift-giving season has arrived!
Whether you’re enjoying the season or feeling like a total grinch, I’m here to help you check off some boxes.
— gift boxes, that is! 🎁
My challenge to you this year?
Step away from the chocolate & fancy liqueurs, and opt for some healthy gifts instead.
…things that make it easier for your friends & family to stay on track with their goals.
To make this challenge a breeze, I’ve pulled together my top healthy gift ideas, all under $60!
All you have to do is → click, order, wrap!
And don’t forget… → inspire health.
Let’s do it! 💪
3 Holiday Gifting Tips Before We Begin.
If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know I’m all about efficiency, but not at the expense of good overall gift-giving.
So, keep these three things in mind as you do your holiday shopping:
1. Make Sure it Fits
When I say find a gift that ‘fits’ I don’t mean size — although that might be a consideration! I mean, “does this particular item suit the person you’re gifting it to?” Think about a time you received a gift that was perfect for the buyer, but not so perfect for you. Enough said! 😉
2. Think Practical
Some of my favorite gifts have been household items I never knew I needed (easy grip jar opener, anyone??). Ask yourself if your loved one will really use your gift, because let’s face it – nobody wants more clutter!
3. Be Thoughtful
Even if you opt for a simple, practical gift, wrap it with special paper, or include a thoughtful note. A little personal touch goes a long way.
Okay, onto the shopping!
11 Healthy Gifts Under $60
Nut Milk Maker
Price at time of publication: $22.78
Do you have someone in your life who’s sensitive to dairy?
Conventional milk alternatives are often packed with junky ingredients, but homemade nut milk is delicious & nourishing.
The only problem is that it can be really messy to make.
But, this nut milk maker changes that! Simply transfer the blended nuts into the contraption & wait 30 minutes for it to strain. Et Voila → healthy, delicious, affordable, nut milk!
Plus, the perfect add-on gift right here.
⭐ Ideal for: people who are lactose intolerant or have a dairy sensitivity
Home Fermenter Starter Kit
Price at time of publication: $49.99
Fermented foods are great for gut health!
Think homemade sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and more. 🥒
This kit comes with everything you need to turn ordinary wide mouth mason jars into mini fermenting machines!
⭐ Ideal for: people interested in growing + storing their own food
“On-The-Go” Water Filter
Price at time of publication: $44.99
Lots of people have great water filters at home, but what about on-the-go??
This stainless steel water bottle has a 0.2 micron membrane microfilter & activated carbon filter so you can fill your water bottle up with tap water & drink safely, no matter where you are!
It meets EPA & NSF standards for filtration. And, when you purchase a LifeStraw product, they gift a year of clean water to a child in need.
⭐ Ideal for: the hiker, camper, or day-tripper
Ceramic Essential Oil Diffuser
Price at time of publication: $38.06
Whether you have a zen friend, or a friend who needs to find their zen, this ceramic essential oil diffuser is a great option. It quietly pumps out a steady stream of mist, filling your home with pleasant smells.
Pro Tip: Avoid buying the diffusers that are sold as sets with essential oils. The oils they include are usually low-quality oils. Instead, head over to Mountain Rose Herbs & pick out a couple high-quality oils you think your loved one would enjoy.
⭐ Ideal for: someone who’s stressed out!
Price at time of publication: $19.99/mo
The research is clear… meditation & mindfulness are good for us. Buttt, oftentimes people feel intimidated by the idea of getting started with meditation… (speaking from experience here)! 🙋♀️
With this subscription, all you have to do is push “play” & listen. If you want to try it yourself before gifting, they have free recordings available in the app.
If you want something to wrap, consider pairing the subscription with a breathable eye mask that can be used for both meditation + sleep.
⭐ Ideal for: someone who’s curious about meditation
Autoimmune Protocol Cookbook
Price at time of publication: $13.95
Do you have someone who’s been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition on your list (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, Hashimoto thyroiditis, etc…)?
The autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet has shown to reduce inflammation, promote gut healing, and reduce symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions. People love the recipes in this book because they are quick, simple & delicious.
⭐ Ideal for: someone with an autoimmune condition
Organic Popcorn Spice Blends
Price at time of publication: $55.00
How fun is this?! Seven spices, blended to perfection for the popcorn-lover in your life.
This is quite literally the perfect way to spice up a movie night. These blends come in magnetic glass jars that stick to the fridge, are gluten-free & certified organic.
- Salt + Vinegar
- Sweet Cocoa
- Spicy Curry
- Garlicky French
- Pizza Fiesta, and
Plus, people can reorder their favorite flavors in larger sizes once they finish the starter pack. No popcorn lovers on your list? This company has a full selection of gift sets to choose from!
⭐ Ideal for: the popcorn-lover or movie-night family
Store-Everything Running Belt
Price at time of publication: $39
I know fanny-packs have made a come-back in recent years, but this running belt might be perfect for those liking the minimal look.
It’s lightweight, adjustable, non-chafing & moisture-wicking. And it’s got room for your phone, keys & cards.
Choose from 8 colors, including reflective neon yellow!
⭐ Ideal for: the avid-runner
Compact Camping Hammock
Price at time of publication: $29.16
One of the most overlooked ways to improve your health – spend more time outside!
And what better way to do that than to lounge in a comfy hammock??
Bring this hammock camping, use it for hanging out at the park, or set it up in the backyard. Plus, it folds up into the size of an eggplant — perfect for backtripping trips.
Choose from 15 fun colors.
⭐ Ideal for: the outdoor enthusiast
Stackable Resistance Bands
Price at time of publication: $45.99
Do you have someone in your life who’s made a recent commitment to working out?
I love these stackable resistance bands because they’re compact & versatile.
Designed by two physical therapists, these bands offer a gentle way to build strength and increase function, and they come with a workout guide + accessories.
⭐ Ideal for: the newly-committed exerciser
Acupressure Mat & Pillow Set
Price at time of publication: $29.93
While there are no “cure-all” solutions for chronic pain, there are things that have shown to help.
Acupressure is one of those things.
This acupressure mat is designed to reduce pain, promote relaxation & increase circulation. Fair warning that it feels slightly uncomfortable at first, people swear by these mats!
⭐ Ideal for: someone with neck or back pain.
Have Another Healthy Gift Idea?
I hope this got your wheels turning about healthy gift options, friends! 🧠
Comment below & let me know what gifts you have up your sleeve this year.