Give the gift of good health this holiday!

Holiday_giftsThe holidays are fast approaching, and you’re likely making a list of the perfect presents to pamper the special people in your life, including your health-conscious family members and friends.

With the following gift guide to inspire your shopping this holiday season, you won’t need to check that list twice. Plus, by taking the time to seek out items that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, you’ll be giving gifts your loved ones can truly appreciate and that show how much you really care.

Following are four gift ideas to get you in the spirit of giving the gift of good health this holiday season!

A motivating magazine subscription

There are a number of magazines designed to inform readers of the latest health trends, and to encourage healthy habits and lifestyles. For a motivating gift that keeps giving year-round, consider purchasing a 12-month subscription to a magazine dedicated to physical, spiritual or natural health!

A basket fit for a health-conscious foodie

Forget the mall! Instead, head to your local health food store to shop for the health-conscious foodie in your life. Choose premium and gourmet ingredients to customize a gift basket, and consider including a gift card for the recipient to indulge in a shopping spree and purchase favourite products.

Kitchen gadgets for the healthy chef

Chefs love their toys, especially gadgets that make it easy to eat well. A hand-held blender makes whipping up wholesome smoothies, soups and dips a breeze. Herb mills allow cooks to add fresh flavours to a meal to curb their salt intake. Steamers are great for those watching their waistline, and for cooking up veggies and cutting calories.

Filtered water for optimum hydration

Filtered water pitchers and bottles are gifts that keep on giving. Built-in filtration systems turn tap water into better-tasting, and better-for-you, drinking water. Plus, filtered water from reusable pitchers and bottles is good not only good for your health but also for the environment, as plastic bottles can take more than 400 years to degrade in landfills.