Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas– Food & Fitness!
Hey guys, I cannot believe it is already December.
A lot of us are starting to think about what we want to get people for the holidays.
SoI thought today I would take a few minutes to share some of my favorite healthy lifestylegifts.
If you have any friends and family who are health and fitness fanatics, thesecould be good options for them.
And they could be good options for your list to Santa aswell.
When I was making this list I realized that a lot of the things I was writing downI had already talked about in my essential kitchen gadgets and tools video.
So I am notgoing to repeat them here but please know that that video has a lot of other great optionsfor gifts for you and for family and friends.
Also if you're looking for a gift from theheart, an edible gift perhaps, you have to check out last week's episode which showedyou my three ingredient truffles.
They are delicious.
Alright, we are going to get startedgoing in order from lowest price to highest price.
First up is Quest bars or Quest anythingreally.
I have the powder, I have the chips and I have the bars and they're all delicious.
The new S'mores bars, if you haven't tried them already, are incredible although personallyI think these ones are better not baked.
They are high protein, they are low carb, theyare loaded with good solid nutrition, healthy ingredients and they're pretty inexpensive- $2-3 a bar.
If you buy a box you get them even cheaper.
They are perfect stocking stuffers.
Next up is a magazine subscription.
So this is a reallyawesome gift because it is customizable.
You can cater it to the person so if the personis more food oriented get them a food magazine or a fitness magazine or a general healthmagazine.
The options are endless and they can really be $10 to $20 a year subscription.
So it is the gift that keeps on giving.
On my personal list this year is a pair of workoutgloves.
I already have like five pairs but for some reason I still find myself needinga new pair.
I keep thinking I'm going to stop being a wimp and just stop using my glovesbut it just hurts too bad.
My hands get sweaty and I need gloves thatare going to stick well and grip and be durable.
And if you have any suggestions for reallygreat workout gloves please comment below and let me know because I have been on thesearch for a really good pair for a long time.
I'm not sure about the high-end ones but youcan get relatively inexpensive workout gloves for $15 to $20.
Number four is Onion Goggles.
Now maybe you've never heard of these.
They have been on my list for like two years andI still haven't gotten them.
So this year I am determined to get a pair of onion goggles.
But pretty much you wear them while you chop up your onions and they do not make you cry.
I don't know about you but I have a mad issuewith cutting onions and crying.
It's just like waterfalls.
They are available on Amazonfor $20.
Next up is my Hydracoach which I've told you guys about so many times.
It is mywater bottle that tracks my water intake.
I started actually using this last year, Ithink I got it for Christmas the year before, and I've been using it for almost a full yearnow and just now I am developing the habit to drink enough water so it takes that long.
But this is a brilliant device.
Unfortunately mine is currently broken because I got waterin the computer part of it.
But I'm getting a new one because when it's working it's mysaving grace.
Also available on Amazon for about $25.
Something new that I found searching on theinterweb this year is portion- controlled plates.
So this might not be the best giftfor someone else but if you're trying to treat yourself, if you're working on understandingportion control and wanting to focus on getting enough of the right foods at each meal withoutcounting calories, this could be a good option for you.
Now these plates they don't looklike portion-controlled plates, they are designed to look like normal dinner plates that willhave like flowers or something on them.
But the way it works is that the biggest flowerwill be your spot for your vegetables and then the medium flower will be your carbsor side dish and then the smallest one will be for your protein.
And I might actually switch the medium andthe small but it doesn’t really matter.
The point is you're starting to understandhow much to eat at a meal without over eating.
These are also available on Amazon for about$40.
Next up is workout gear.
So shoes, clothes, it doesn't matter what it is but we have gotto have it.
I am obsessed with workout clothes especially shoes.
I probably have like twentypairs of different colored fitness shoes but I need them all and I need more.
So dependingon what you're getting, a shirt, an outfit or a pair of shoes – the price can reallyrange from about 20 bucks to $150, $200 or really to infinity and beyond because theshoes can just keep on coming.
Number eight is a massage.
Now everybody getsstressed.
Health and fitness people become especially tense from working out so a massageis a great gift.
I love receiving this gift especially because I will almost never payfor one myself.
Depending on where you go, how long the massage is and where you live,the price can range from $40 to about $200.
Next up is knives.
Now everybody that cooksknows that a good set of knives is essential but they can be a little bit pricey so theycan also make a great gift.
My mom says that giving knives as a gift at a wedding can bebad luck but I don't think the same thing applies for Christmas.
Depending on if you get one nice knife ora set of knives the price can range from about $50 to a few hundred bucks.
The last gifton my list of healthy lifestyles gifts is a heart-rate monitor.
I am in love with myheart-rate monitor.
I wear it every single day.
It tracks how many calories you burnin a workout, it tracks how much fat you burn but my favorite thing that my heart-rate monitordoes is exactly what it is supposed to, which is monitor my heart-rate.
So I love watchingto see which zone I'm in and keeping track of how long it takes my heart-rate to comedown during and after my workout.
I also do use the watch feature to keep track of timebetween sets so I make sure I'm not taking too long of a rest before I get going again.
I use a polar heart-rate monitor and it runs about a $150.
So thank you for watching.
Please give this video a thumbs up if youenjoyed these gift options and please comment below with some of the things on your listfor your health and fitness lifestyle.
Be sure to check out those other videos I mentionedfor more gift ideas.
Have a happy holidays.
And this week we will be posting Wednesdayand Thursday because Wednesday we have a very special collaboration video and you do notwant to miss it so please tune in on both days.
I really appreciate it.