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11 Healthy Holiday Gifts They’ll Actually Love

by Brad Callow |

Holiday gift guides. They’re everywhere! We love to click on them! Tis the season!

But if we’re being honest…

Don’t a lot of those gift guides often turn out to be kind of– frivolous? Obvious? So not worth the 25 slideshow clicks it takes to get to something good?

And that’s probably because it’s hard  to come up with more than one or two of those perfect little gift ideas that makes it more fun to give than receive.

So for our holiday gift guide this year we decided to do two things:

  1. Stick to the thing we know best – gifts of the health-conscious variety
  2. Ask the 6AM Health team to each give us their #1 favorite gift idea 

The result? A thoughtfully curated list of original health-conscious gifts you'll actually want to give - and would most definitely love to receive - brought to you by our 6AM Health squad!

1. Foam Roller 

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea: Foam RollerBuy here for $34.99 : TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller 

“As a former personal trainer, no surprise here! Foam rolling after a tough workout or a long day at the office is a great way to keep your body happy and pain-free. A foam roller is the perfect gift for anyone into fitness or looking to improve their health."

- Mike, Head of Product Development 

2. A Boutique Massage at Mai Thai Spa (or a gift card through Spafinder!)

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea : Massage at Mai Thai

Contact Mai Thai Spa here or buy Spafinder gift cards here

“I think mental health is as important, if not more important, than physical health - and everyone needs to decompress. A great gift that my wife never gets tired of. Relaxing for the mind, stress relieving for the body. Mai Thai Spa is a small boutique spa with a relaxing, personalized, welcoming atmosphere without the corporate feel of a brand name spa. 

But for those who don't live in the Wellesley area, grab a gift card from spafinder, where they can choose from hundreds of locations offering massage services throughout Greater Boston."

- Jason, Marketing

3. Manduka Yogitoes Mat Towel  

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas: Manduka Yoga Towel

Buy here for $58 : Manduka Yogitoes Mat Towel 

This is a great option for yogi travelers/public transit commuters. When you're already carrying your life on your back, a mat is the last thing you want to lug around. This towel travels much better and can be placed on top of a rental mat to keep you from slipping. The bottom is the best I've found in yoga towels for staying put."

- Leah, Community Outreach

4. Reusable Water Bottle 

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea: Reusable Water Bottle

Buy here for $12.95: Nalgene Wide Mouth Water Bottle, 32 oz.

“Reusable water bottles are a great health-conscious gift. They encourage you to drink more water, stay hydrated, and they are great for the environment! I think everyone should own a reusable water bottle."

- Bobby, Sales and Business Development Associate

5. Waterproof Headphones 

 

Holiday gift idea waterproof headphones

 

Buy here for $70: Swimbuds SPORT Waterproof Headphones 

“Water-proof earphones to wear when swimming! Makes doing long swim sessions much more enjoyable and encourages exercise."

- Muad, Business Development Intern

6. Adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost Sneakers 

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea: Stella McCartney Ultraboost Sneaker

Buy here starting at $132: Adidas by Stella McCartney Running Shoes

“I think we are more motivated to lace up our sneakers for a workout when we have gear that is not only comfortable but stylish too. I love these shoes for both form and function. They'd make a great gift as people may not necessarily splurge on these for themselves."

- Suzanne, Content Marketing

 7. "Raising the Salad Bar" Cookbook 

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas: Raising the Salad Bar Cookbook

Buy here for $14.45 : "Raising the Salad Bar" Cookbook

“The goal in living a healthy lifestyle is being well rounded not only in our eating habits but also getting enough sleep and exercise. We can’t forget the importance of being good to our bodies. This is a great cookbook that helps with the nutritional side - it makes healthy eating fun!"

-Susie, HR / Product Development 

8. Aveda Face Wash and Lotion 

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea: Aveda Moisturizer

Buy face wash here for $23 :  Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Gel Cleanser

Buy lotion here for $35 : Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion

“Taking care of your skin is an important part of keeping healthy. I recommend this gift because it is an amazing face wash/moisturizer combination that leaves your skin glowing. Also, Aveda is a sustainable company that takes a very natural approach to creating skin care." 

-Alexandra, Marketing Associate 

9. Lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband 

Healthy Holiday Gift Idea : Lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband

Buy here for $12 : Lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband

“This headband is both comfortable and cute. Perfect for any workout!"

- Georgia, Business Development Intern

10. Global 2-piece knife set  

Healthy Holiday Gift - Global 2 piece knife set

Buy here for $99.96 : Global 2-Piece Knife Set

“I think really good kitchen knives are underrated. You don't need 13 mediocre knives - having just one or two really good ones makes the whole cooking experience much more enjoyable. Also safer. Global knives are phenomenal and would make an excellent gift for a chef or really just anyone who likes to cook."

- Brad, CEO / Founder 

11. A Week's Worth of 6AM Health Products!

Buy here : 6AM Health Menu

"We’d be remiss if we didn’t end with one of our favorite gift ideas for the health-conscious Greater Area Bostonians in our lives - a 6AM Health delivery! Giving friends and family a week's worth of grab-and-go nutritious salads, juices, and overnight oats is the perfect way to help them kick-start their 2019 New Year's Resolutions. And stay tuned - 6AM Health gift cards are coming soon!" 

- (Literally everyone in marketing)

So there you have it, friends. We hope this list has helped inspire your holiday shopping in some way. Whether for a friend, boyfriend, wife, dad, sister, or - hey you work hard all year - maybe even yourself! 

XO & happy holidays,

The 6AM Health Team