Sunday 11 December 2016
Looking for that perfect gift for your favourite health nut or fitness guru? You think they deserve something more creative than a box of chocolates or at least something that supports their lifestyle? You also know that you can’t buy this person just anything – any treat or product you give containing even a trace of gluten are going to get you, yet another lecture.
Well look no further, I’ve put together a list of some last minute gifts that you can give to your health conscious friends, family members and loved ones. This list is based on some of the best presents I’ve received and what I’d like for Christmas (hint hint to those people buying me presents).
FOOD AND EXERCISE JOURNAL
This journal is designed to assist you in the process of getting fit and eating healthy, ultimately allowing you a greater sense of wellbeing. Includes logs for goals, daily food and exercise notes, progress and measurements to keep you motivated.
Priced at $22.90 this can be purchased in store at Kikki K or online here http://www.kikki-k.com/food-exercise-journal-inspiration-2014
Activity trackers are all of the rage at the moment. The Fitbix Flex tracks steps, distance, and calories burned during the day and at night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active! The band syncs your stats to your computer or smartphone, allowing you to set goals, view progress and earn badges.
Priced at $149.99 it can be purchased from Noel Leeming https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/computer-accessories/wearables/fitbit-fb401bk-flex-wireless-activity-sleep-wristband/prod123462.html
These things have to be one of the best inventions yet. You can blend and drink smoothies, juices and protein shakes in the same bottle!!! That makes it great for home or on the move. Take to work or the gym; and be left with little to no mess.
You can purchase these for $49 at The Warehouse http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Kambrook-Blender-Blitz2Go-Orange?SKU=1784167
Share the love and craft a special muesli for someone as a gift. The Muesli Hub allows you to craft your own muesli mix - you can choose your muesli mix size – 500g or 1kg at a fixed cost. You begin with one of their muesli bases, add your ingredients, name your creation, and have it delivered. It’s wrapped beautifully and personalised, you can also enter a little note which they handwrite and include with the muesli. Did I mention that you can add in yummy extras like dark chocolate?!
A 500gram bag starts $16 and a 1kg bag $27. Get crafting at http://www.themueslihub.co.nz/choose-size/
The gift that keeps on giving! Magazine subscriptions make great gifts and can be enjoyed all year long. Health and Fitness magazines also share all of the latest research and trends, with things like nutrition advice, meal planners, weight loss features and pull out shopping lists. Health and Fitness magazines are an essential tool for anyone wanting to lead a healthy, happy lifestyle.
There are a range of Health and Fitness magazines around. Starting with 6 monthly subscriptions of Good Health NZ for $29 https://www.isubscribe.co.nz/
A recipe book that inspires you to whip up healthy and delicious food is the perfect gift for those health conscious friends, family members and loved ones. Giving a recipe book can also work in your favour, as you might be invited over to some dinner parties! Choosing the right one can be a daunting task, as there are so many out there. I’ve made it easy for you with my top 3 recommendations:
Dr Libby’s Sweet Food Story: Real Food Recipes & Wisdom. Priced at $49.99 http://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/dr-libby-s-sweet-food-story-real-food-recipes-wisdom-5976100
Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cookbook: Simple, Healthy & Delicious Food for Busy People Priced at $44.99 http://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/nadia-lim-s-good-food-cookbook-simple-healthy-delicious-food-for-busy-people-5891059
Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar: 108 Sugar-free Recipes. Priced at $39.99 http://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/i-quit-sugar-108-sugar-free-recipes-5805305
Put together a hamper of paleo treats. You can include things like pancake mix, muffin mix, panko, granola, bars, cookies, truffles and much more. Primal Kitchen have a great range starting from $7.80, http://primalkitchen.co.nz/product-category/primal-deli/
If you’re really stuck on ideas you can always opt for the faithful gift voucher. Good options include:
Don’t forget - it’s the thought that counts!!
Happy shopping x