You probably have a loved one who makes the whole healthy living thing a way of life. Or maybe you have someone who really wants to lose weight and make a change. Either way, the holidays give you the perfect opportunity to encourage wellness or help them take the first steps.
We put together 50 healthy-themed gifts that are priced at $50 or less, a laundry list of ideas for everyone from the fitness lover, to the cook, to the spa-lover and many, many more.You might even find something you’d like to ask for yourself this year!
1. Adidas Squad III Duffel Bag – $40
Lightweight and roomy, this duffel bag is stylish and great for encouraging a loved one to hit the gym or giving the exercise nut in your life a nice switch-out for their old bag.
2. Nike Essential Yoga Kit – $25
Get them started on their journey to becoming a yogi with this peach-colored kit that has all the basics: the mat, a block (to use for certain poses) and a 7-foot strap to aid with stretching. All they need now is the instructor.
3. FoodSaver – $40
A good food saver can run upwards of $150, but FoodSaver.com makes it possible to nab a refurbished one for under $50. FoodSavers vacuum-seal leftovers and raw meats, keeping them fresh up to 5X longer and giving them a way to potentially save thousands a year.
4. ProSource Foam Roller – $20
Aches and pains are a normal part of getting older, but they can be especially bad for both ends of the physical spectrum: athletes and people who struggle with weight. Give them a way to get rid of those excess knots that build up in muscles with a scientifically-proven method, foam rolling.
5. Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200 Cookbook – $14
A healthy cookbook of any kind is a great gift, but Lisa Lillien’s 200 Under 200 offers everything from healthy snacks, to sweets, to full-on meals — all under 200 calories.
6. Sinohome Alarm Clock Memo Board Creative with Highlighter – $17
Give them a fun reason to wake up in the morning with this memo board alarm clock. The message board and highlighter gives them a way to write themselves encouraging messages in the morning that may just give them that extra boost to get up and start the day with some fitness and healthy eating.
7. Title Classic Pro Style Training Gloves (multiple colors) – $30
Boxing and kickboxing are empowering sports for both men and women. What better way to inspire them then giving them a high-quality (but affordable) pair of beginners’ boxing gloves — with the color to match their personality.
8. Mini Personal Blender With Travel Cup – $30
Let’s face it, eating fruits and veggies all the time is great for healthy living and all, but it can be tough to do, especially when you’re on-the-go, in the office, etc. Enter the mini personal blender, a travel-friendly mixing machine that can go where they go and allow for quick blending of their favorite fruits and veggies. Plus, it’s rechargeable.
9. Bluetooth Earbuds by iFrogz – $35
Exercising is hard enough without them having to worry about where their go-to source of motivation is coming from. Give them the gift of easy-access to their cell phone’s playlist with these workout-friendly earbuds by iFrogz. They’re sweat-proof, hold up to 10 hours of charge and have three different earbud tips to fit any size ear.
10. Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker – $25
Fruits and vegetables are a critical part of weight loss and healthy eating. With the single quick pop maker, they can elevate their juices and yogurts to frozen status in literally seven minutes or less.
11. Bella Multi-Tier Food Steamer – $35
Steaming food is one of the healthiest ways to cook. This multi-tier food steamer will allow them to steam more than one thing at a time (think meat on top, veggies on bottom). It also has a one-hour time for added convenience.
12. Taylor Body Fat Analyzer Scale – $21
Bodies come in all different shape and sizes, which means the number on the scale isn’t always the only thing to pay attention to when it comes to health. Taylor’s Body Fat Analyzer Scale offers body fat and body water estimates based on your age, height and fitness level.
13. MyPlate Adult Portion Meal Plate With Glancer – $5
One of the most difficult things about eating healthy? Knowing what a proper portion size looks like. This plate makes it easy with built-in dividers to show them how much of each type of food they should be eating. (Another option? Diet-to-Go makes healthy eating easy with its tasty portion-controlled meals delivered right to their door.)*
14. Resistance Band Set by Puritan’s Pride – $33
Resistance bands offer a whole range of options, not the least of which is exercising and stretching out achy, sore muscles. Get them started with this set, which includes a door anchor, ankle strap and exercise chart.
15. Gold Gym’s Dumbbell Power Set – $35
What better motivation to get them going than a shiny new beginner’s dumbbell set? This set includes a 3-pound, 5-pound and 8-pound pair — all coated with easy-to-grip neoprene. It also has a nice storage tray — perfect for beginners.
16. Camelbak Charm Hydration Pack – $50
The best way to get in a good workout is by enjoying the great outdoors, whether cycling, hiking, running or walking. Keep them safe with the simplest, most comfortable way to stay hydrated. Camelback’s Charm Pack is lightweight and made with breathable mesh. It even includes reflective accents to keep them visible in the dark.
17. Nike Women’s Element Half Zip Running Shirt – $37
Whether they’re out running or walking, they’re going to need something warm, comfortable and breathable, something that will keep them dry and that’s lightweight while still looking cute and fashionable. No one does it quite like Nike, and this element half zip running shirt is just the thing.
18. Etsy’s Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Bath Soak – $15
After they’re finished with all that exercise, they’re going to need some serious R&R. They can take it to the next level with Etsy’s Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Bath Soak, made specifically for easing minor aches and pains and firming and lifting the skin. Ahhh.
19. Women’s Health Magazine Subscription – $20 (for 2 years)
Get them a bit of fitspiration — plus the latest info on health, wellness, weight loss, diet and more with a subscription to Women’s Health Magazine. The longtime publication has been around the block a time or two, and its writers are sure to keep them motivated day-in and day-out.
20. Spa Package Gift Cards – $50
Give them the ultimate R&R day with a spa day gift card. Finding time to de-stress with a massage or two, some time in a steam room and get waited on and foot is the perfect way to show them you care.
21. Homogo Fitness Tracker – $23
Obviously there are plenty more expensive, well-known options for fitness tracker, but if you’re looking to go a more cost-friendly route, a Homogo Smart Activity band is a great option. It tracks steps, calorie burns, sleep and distance. Plus, it comes in lots of fun colors for whatever best fits their personality.
22. PupLight – $17
Perfect for the dog lover, the PupLight makes dogs visible for up to a mile away in the dark. Even more importantly, it allows them to take their pooch (and themselves) out for a walk in the wee morning hours or in the evening during those dark winter months.
23. Planet Fitness Gym Membership – $10 (and up)
Get them started on their weight loss journey with a membership to Planet Fitness. A basic membership is only $10 per month — so $50 would help them stay committed for nearly half a year.
24. George Foreman Plate Grill – $25
For $59, you can give George Foreman’s signature Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine, one of the best-known portable grills guaranteed to cook food as healthily as possible. For less than half that price, you can get the George Foreman Plate Grill, a smaller version of the traditional machine — but no less effective in helping them make healthy, wholesome dishes.
25. Fruit of the Month Club Membership – $35
It’s hard to keep up with which fruits are in season — an important element to make sure food tastes its best and they’ll want to keep eating healthy. Get them started with a Fruit of the Month Club membership, which will send monthly shipments of in-season fruits right to their door. Convenient and creative.
26. Otterbox Cell Phone Case – $15-$50
Otterbox has a bit of a reputation — its cell phone cases are the strongest in the market and have rumored to have saved people’s lives. If they’re embarking on any sort of fitness plan, particularly one that involves heading outdoors, give them a case that’s sure to keep their phone (and maybe even them) safe and sound.
27. Himalayan Hand-Carved Salt Lamp – $20
Made from salt crystals in the Himalayan mountains, this beautiful, unique lamp gives an all-natural glow and contributes to enhancing the natural ionic balance in the air, helping them sleep better and wake up more refreshed.*
28. Basecamp Bicycle Helmet with Light Attached – $28
One of the best ways to get healthy? Commit to bicycling to work a few days a week. Spur them in that direction with the Basecamp bicycle helmet. It’s made in many colors for both men and women, has a comfortable, adjustable strap and comes with a LED light for safety.
29. G-Loves Workout Gloves – $45
It’s not skinny that’s hot — rather, it’s about being and fit and strong. Help keep their skin from callusing and tearing with a pair of G-Loves workout gloves. They make them for all types of fitnesses (yoga, weight lifting, Crossfit, you name it), plus they come in a wide range of colorful options to fit their unique personality.
30. Sleepace Sleep Dot – $50
Sleep is one of the most important elements to weight loss and healthy living. If they don’t like wearing a tracker on their wrist while they snooze, the Sleepace Sleep Dot is the next best thing. Just by placing it on the corner of their pillowcase, it will track their sleep cycle and body movements and show them how they can optimize their patterns to get the best rest possible. Plus, it even plays patented music to help them fall asleep easier.*
31. Moon Juice Brain Dust – $38
Moon Juice products are created with the philosophy that the world provides the minerals and vitamins needed to put our bodies and minds in perfect balance. Brain Dust contains a super-blend of herbs and mushrooms they can sprinkle into their food to alleviate stress, improve concentration and promote a positive mood.*
32. ECOlunchbox Three-in-One Container – $29
With the environment in mind, the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One is made with food-friendly stainless steel, free of all the chemicals contained in plastic. It has three easy-to-maneuver containers to keep different kinds of foods from touching. They can also be removed and function separately and are dishwasher safe.
33. MobilityWOD Supernova Massage Ball – $40
Give them an easy way to relieve all those aches and pains with the Supernova massage ball, the latest from MobilityWOD. The Supernova is made with a nylon frame construction and grooved to allow for deep-tissue therapy. MobilityWOD worked with actual athletes to make this thing, so yeah, it’s effective.
34. Your Future Self Wall Calendar – $15
Yes, we all carry calendars on our phones these days, but there’s likely still room on their wall for the old-fashioned kind — and with this one, they’re going to want to hang it up. The Your Future Self Wall Calendar is chock full of quotes to inspire a healthy lifestyle, plus space to write goals and tips on nutrition and exercise.
35. Violet Love Headband – $6-$18
Ask anyone who rocks headbands, it’s tough to find one that stays put. Enter Violet Love headbands, the original no-slip, no-headache bands that are both functional and fashionable. Violet Love makes them for all occasions — sweat bands for the gym, warm winter-wear or just to stand out in the crowd.
36. Sonoma Bath Robe – $30
Go back to the basics with a warm, plush bathrobe they can rock after a shower or just cuddle up with around the house. It’s hard to beat Sonoma’s price and comfort, which can almost guarantee countless winter nights filled with the best snuggles money can buy.
37. Tempur-Pedic Slippers – $40
While you’re at it, take that whole comfort-package gift to the next level with a pair of some of the best slippers out there, straight from the brand known for making sleep-easy mattresses that are among the highest-rated in the world. Tempur-Pedic slippers are no less amazing, adapting to the foot’s unique pressure points and temperature.
38. FlipBelt Running Belt – $29
There’s plenty of running belts on the market, but FlipBelt’s brand takes the cake for functionality and comfort. An easy alternative to armbands and fanny packs (yes we went there), the FlipBelt has a sleek, tubular design with slits that allow the wearer to tuck in all their knick-knacks — phones, headphones, keys, you name it.
39. Takeya ThermoFlask – $37
Whether they want to keep it hot or cold, the Takeya ThermoFlask is made with vacuum-insulated stainless steel, protecting the liquid inside from both the hold and cold temperatures and keeping condensation from forming on the outside.
40. Salad Serving Set in Cherry – $49.99
Eating healthy doesn’t have to look boring. With this 7-piece salad set, they can make an elegant presentation and have a sturdy, practical place to enjoy those tasty greens.
41. Wine Soaps (Set of 4) – $28
It’s great after a stressful day at work, who knew wine could also be turned into pleasantly-scented soaps to soothe your skin, too. This set of 4 wine soaps is the perfect gift to help them unwind at the end of a rough day.
42. Codenames – $13
You’re probably asking yourself, “How does a board game equate with healthy living?” Easy. By giving them a board game, you’re encouraging them to sit around with friends and play something, rather than mindlessly snacking or staring at a screen. And Codenames is a particularly fun, intricate game that involves spies, secret agents and assassins — plus hours of laughter.
43. Meditation Kit – $17
You probably know that meditation is a great way to unwind and find peace. Going about it the right way, though, that’s another story. Meditation Kit, put together by the the editors of Mandala Publishing, provides a step-by-step guide on how to meditate — from preparing, to chanting mantras and more.
44. FabFitFun – $50
The FabFitFun gift box promises $200 worth of health- and beauty-themed goods for just $50 — everything from makeup, to skin creams, to blankets, to workout bags and more. It’s always a surprise and definitely takes the cake for creativity.
45. Hario Canister Ceramic Hand Coffee Grinder/Mill – $50
There’s nothing wrong with them kickstarting their day with a bit of morning joe — even better if the coffee is freshly ground. Hario’s coffee hand grinder makes it easy for them and its stylish look makes it nice addition to their kitchen countertop.
46. Sagaform Greenhouse Planter with Glass Dome – $30
Herbs taste better when they’re fresh. They can grow themselves, right on their kitchen countertop, with the Sagaform Greenhouse Planter with Glass Dome, a quaint little device that gives them the ability to grow flowers or herbs right on their kitchen countertop.
47. Prodyne Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher – $20
Water is a critical element to weight loss and healthy living. Help them drink even more of it with the Prodyne Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher, which has a removable hollow rod that can be filled with fruits or veggies. Slits in the rod allow the flavors to seep into the water, giving it a tasty burst of flavor.
48. All Clad Instant Read Digital Thermometer – $40
It can be extremely frustrating to test food with a thermometer that doesn’t work or doesn’t give off an accurate temperature. Make sure they have the best on the market with the All Clad Instant Read Digital Thermometer.
49. Health Mark Back Wave II – $44
If they have chronic back pain (or even just experience it from time to time), they’re going to love the Health Mark Back Wave II, which uses natural traction to reverse the effects of spinal compression and pinched nerves. It can be used while sitting (to improve posture) or lying down (to improve flexibility and range of
50. Essential Oil Starter Kit – $50
Give them a bit of natural therapy with an essential oil starter kit. They can be used in a number of ways: In a warm bath, on a damp cloth to soothe achy muscles, added to lotion or moisturizers, even burned — all with a pleasant aroma and a natural ability to take wellness to the next level.
Do you have a favorite healthy-themed gift? Share it in the comments below!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*Weight loss results may vary. Results not guaranteed.
Author: Caitlin Hendee
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.