The 15 Best Healthy Gifts to Buy in 2018

Choose the perfect present for the health enthusiast in your life

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We’ve reached that time of year again when the air starts to chill, the sun goes to rest earlier, flurries fall gracefully from the sky, and the smell of cookies wafts through the air. But with all the magic that the holiday season brings, it also carries with it the stress of getting gifts for your loved ones.

Choosing something with the recipient’s wellbeing in mind is a great way to show how much you care, but finding that just-right something can feel overwhelming given the amount of options out there. To help you sort through the seemingly limitless choices, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for fitness and wellness gifts.

Our Top Picks

Best for Fitness Fanatics: Fitbit Ionic

For that person in your life who loves data and is always trying to best their last workout, this is the perfect gift. Wearers can track all kinds of workouts from running to swimming (yup, it’s waterproof!). In addition to distance, steps, floors, and routes, the Ionic also tracks heart rate.

For those on-the-run, the Ionic gives you the ability to use some of your favorite apps (like Pandora), use debit and credit cards, and get up-to-date call and text notifications. Leather bands are also available to take it from the gym to the boardroom.

Best for Skincare Lovers: TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who insists on a multi-step skincare routine, look no further. The TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum has over 10,199 reviews on Amazon and a 4.3 star rating. Reviewers raved about brighter, fresher looking skin and smaller pores. They also found that they experienced fewer breakouts, fine lines, and dark spots. The serum features a blend of vitamin C, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid. It’s a great value for the price, and with so many happy users, it’s likely to be a hit.

Best for Healthy Cooks: Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender

Know someone who can’t wait to try the latest lean, clean, and green recipe? This is the perfect pick. Ninja Total Crushing blades allow your favorite cook to blend and puree with ease—and smoothies aren’t the only thing you can make with this multitasking powerhouse. It’s perfect for creating sauces, dips, and soups too. With 1,000 watts of power and a 64 oz capacity, this blender is sure to be a welcome addition to any healthy kitchen.

Best for Walkers: Run & Relax Running Belt

Give the gift of hands-free walking with this great belt that allows walkers to keep their gear close without the fuss. Reflectors will keep them safe on night walks while they store their cash, phone, and headphones (that they can loop through the designated earphone hole). The unique zipper shape and waterproof material will keep the belt dry in wet weather. The length can be adjusted from 27.5” to 40.5” to provide comfort to a range of walkers. 

Best for Healthy Homemakers: URPOWER Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier

Available in three different colors, this humidifier and essential oil diffuser combo is a stylish pick for anyone looking to keep winter woes at bay. This device helps eliminate the dryness and chapped skin that come with the colder time of year, and with a drop of essential oil it will fill the room with the recipient’s favorite scent. It features a lamp that can change between seven different colors—or it can be set to a nightlight. This device is also super quiet, and will keep owners comfortable throughout the night without waking them.

Best for Family History Lovers: 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry

23andMe is known for all they can tell you about your ancestry, but this test gives you so much more. After sending it in, you’ll not only learn about your ancestry, you’ll also get an overview of your genetic health risks, wellness, carrier status, and traits. For those looking to learn more about who they are and where they came from, this is the perfect gift. 

Best for Fit Audiophiles: Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless

Jabra Elite Active 65t

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For runners who would be lost without their jams, a great pair of earbuds are a choice gift. These chic, sweat-resistant, wireless picks are comfortable and provide great sound. Multiple ear gels in varying sizes will provide your loved one with a custom fit, and five hours of battery life will keep their heart rates up during long runs. An added bonus: integrated motion sensors track runs, and with just a touch they’ll have access to Siri, Alexa, and more.

Best for Hikers: L.L. Bean Hiking Backpack

L.L. Bean Hiking Backpack

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The L.L. Bean Hiking Backpack is the ultimate gift for the trail blazer in your life. This pack is perfect for all kinds of hikes—from day trips to more extreme trekking. It received an IPX6 waterproof rating, which means all of their gear is staying high and dry—no matter how extreme the conditions. Utility pockets and straps provide plenty of room to store everything they need for their outdoor adventure.

Best for Runners: TriggerPoint’s GRID Foam Roller

Give the gift of recovery with TriggerPoint’s GRID foam roller. It's great for rolling tight muscles, especially on the IT band and hamstrings. Research has shown that foam rolling can help relieve pain in the muscles and joints while improving circulation and flexibility. The roller comes in multiple colors to suit any style and is made from high-quality material that will keep its shape over time.

Best for Outdoor Lovers: Coleman Brazos Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

For those who prefer sleeping outdoors after a day of hiking or kayaking, a sleeping bag is a great gift option. The Coleman Brazos Cold Weather Sleeping Bag is highly rated and can be used in temperatures as low as 20 to 40 degrees. Past purchasers love how warm the bag keeps them throughout the night.

Best for Hydration Enthusiasts: Contigo Couture Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

This is a great gift for someone who likes to stay hydrated and look great doing it. The bottle features a sleek, minimalist design, a leak-proof lid, and is 100-percent BPA free. The THERMALOCK vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours or hot up to 10 hours.

Best for Healthy Snackers: Graze Box

Graze Box

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Subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving, and if you know a lover of healthy snacks, the Graze Box subscription is a must-get gift. Subscribers can tailor boxes to their tastes and dietary preferences, so all they have to do is let Graze know what they like and Graze takes care of the rest. With over 100 delicious choices, it’s almost impossible to get stuck in a snack rut.

Best for Athletes: Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt Variety Pack

Help your favorite athlete relax after a hard-fought game with the gift of Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts. Great for soothing sore muscles and healing skin, the salts are harvested from the Dead Sea in Israel and packaged in beautiful blue bags with a small window in front, allowing recipients to see and smell the salts before opening.

Best for Your Sleep-Deprived Friend: YnM Weighted Blanket

If you know a new parent or someone who has been struggling with getting a restful night’s sleep, this is the gift to snag. While not a cure-all, research suggests that weighted blankets may help reduce insomnia and improve sleep quality. The YnM blanket uses a seven-layer system to conform to the body and glass beads that are sewn into place to keep the weight equally distributed and keep it from making noise. Reviewers on Amazon reported having a better night’s sleep, lower anxiety, and equated the feel of the blanket to a big hug.

Best for Busy Brushers: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 Whitening Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

For friends and family who are always on-the-go, the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 Whitening Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is a great gift. Not only is this toothbrush proven to give you whiter teeth in a week compared to a manual brush, it also comes with a premium travel case that provides hygienic storage. The battery lasts for two weeks, but if your loved one is taking a longer trip, the charger is compact and easy to pack. The BrushSync feature lets you know when it’s time to replace your brush head, and the brush sensor makes sure you’re not brushing too hard—keeping your teeth clean and your gums protected. 

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