By Be Well Health Coach Kerry Bajaj
Tis the season! If you’re making a list and checking it twice, how about giving your friends and loved ones a gift that can transform their health, instead of another sweater or pair of gloves? Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or a splurge, here are some ideas from Dr. Lipman and the Be Well Team.
From Dr. Frank Lipman
A donation to Ubuntu Education Fund at www.ubuntufund.org.
2. Yoga Blocks
The Eggsplorer Ergonomic Yoga Blocks are great for use in restorative yoga poses.
3. Health Coaching
A session with one of my incredible and knowledgeable Health Coaches: www.bewellbydrfranklipman.com/coaching
From Kerry Bajaj
1. Jawbone UP
The Jawbone is a wristband that tracks how many steps you take each day, calories burned and quality of sleep: jawbone.com/up
2. Zafu Meditation Cushion
This cushion allows you to align your spine and sit comfortably for meditation, available in 15 colors: www.beanproducts.com/c/MeditationTools
3. Spoonk Acupressure Mat
It’s painful at first, but 20 minutes on this mat is a great way to unwind in the evening: www.spoonkspace.com
From Courtney Blatt
1. bkr Water Bottle
Looking for the perfect water bottle for someone on the go? Not only is it 100% clean, it looks beautiful too: www.mybkr.com/shop.asp
2. Gift Pack from Vital Choice
Great way to get certified sustainable wild seafood delivered right to your door: www.vitalchoice.com
3. Bose In-ear Headphones
These headphones have a soft, secure fit great for working out and provide a safe way to talk on your cell phone.
From Dr. Keren Day:
1. Gift Cards that Inspire Movement
For example, a gift card to EMS, Lululemon, REI or another store that offers athletic gear.
2. Mini Ping Pong Table
This is so brilliant — it’s a portable ping pong set that’s fun for kids and adults: www.littleobsessed.com/desktop-ping-pong-mini-kit
From Laura Kraber
1. Fruit-of-the-Month Club
Organic fresh fruit delivered monthly: www.harryanddavid.com/h/monthly-gift-clubs/organic-fruit-club
2. A Personalized Yoga Mat
You can pair it with a class pass at a local yoga studio. www.mycustomyogamat.com
3. Deluxe Beauty Set
From Tata Harper, natural and non-toxic skin care: www.tataharperskincare.com/deluxe-beauty-set
From Jennifer Mielke:
1. Tea & Honey
Through the winter, most everyone enjoys a nice soothing cup of tea. Make it extra enjoyable by gifting a selection of organic, fair trade teas: bit.ly/GYdLJY coupled with raw organic honey.
2. Yoga Glo Membership
Don’t let travel or a busy schedule get in the way of a regular yoga practice! Yogaglo.com offers a wide range of class levels, lengths, and styles to meet the needs of anyone looking to deepen their practice.
3. Green Skincare
Here at Be Well we talk a lot about the importance of getting toxins out of your beauty products, but where to begin? Get someone started right with SW Basics of BK. Lip balm flight + body scrub = perfect pressie! http://bit.ly/ItXjCy
From Jenny Sansouci
1. SpaFinder Gift Card
The perfect way to pamper someone – no matter where the recipient lives! They can type in their zip code into SpaFinder’s web site and find the nearest spa that accepts the gift card. You can do it all online, too – so it’s perfect if you need something last minute: spafinder.com
2. A Customized Health Food Gift Basket
From It’s Only Natural Gifts. This is fun because you can pick out what you think the person would like. It’s healthy, cute and super thoughtful: www.itsonlynaturalgifts.com
3. Raw Chocolate
You’ll be everyone’s favorite gift-giver by showing them that chocolate can actually be a healthy indulgence. Fine and Raw and Gnosis always have great holiday chocolate gift sets. fineandraw.com and gnosischocolate.com
From Katrine van Wyk:
1. An Organic Facial
A great pampering experience can do wonders for the body and soul. Keep it clean and green by choosing a Spa that uses organic skin care products.
2. Work-out Wear
Why not look and feel good while working out – not just after?
Sometimes all it takes to get inspired to hit the gym or yoga mat is a great, new outfit.
3. A Blender
Give the gift of great home-made food with a blender. It is so much easier to whip up a delicious, healthy meal or snack when you have the gadget to make it easy. And even dudes like the idea of a high-speed gadget! I love my blender (the all-mighty Vitamix) and use it all the time to make green smoothies, soups, dips and sauces.
Please share — what are your favorite healthy holiday gifts?