The Gift Of Health: Christmas Presents That Really Show You Care
While you could give scarves and ties as Christmas presents this year, you could opt for presents that help your recipients lead healthier lives - and what shows you really care more than that?
Here are some of the healthiest ideas in gift-giving:
1. A Fruit Basket
A convenient and fairly economical gift you can offer to improve someone's health is a delicious fruit basket. You could pick a few up while you're getting milk and eggs anyway, making delivery a snap. Make sure the basket includes a variety and that it's fresh when you give it. You might also consider a monthly subscription for the recipient, who would receive various fruits every month, perhaps even from around the world. It's a great way to get someone you care about to add more nutrition to their day!
2. Restaurant Gift Certificates
If someone on your Christmas list is always hitting the drive-thru at the local fast food place, why not get them a gift certificate to a sit-down restaurant that serves up healthy and delicious meals, instead? You know the gift certificates will be used and even if your recipient chooses the least healthy option on the menu, it will still be better than anything greased-up from the fast food drive-thru.
3. Exercise Equipment
While exercise equipment can be a wonderful gift for anyone in need of a healthier lifestyle, choose this present with caution. It should be light enough in weight that the recipient can easily move it and it shouldn't take up too much space in their home. Make sure it's not so complicated a machine or intense a workout that it never gets used, either. A "twist-it" platform, for example, allows a user to stand and twist in place, giving them a great workout in their mid-sections and legs, but it only takes up a small amount of space in the room, is easily stored away and a cinch to use!
4. A Gym Membership
If someone you care about has been told by a physician that they need to get into better shape, consider giving them a membership to the local gym. This should provide them with the incentive they need to start going and hopefully, they'd feel too guilty not using the membership after you paid for it! You could make it a double healthy Christmas by joining them at the gym, too, as those who partner up for fitness tend to be more successful.
5. A Yoga Class Or Video Subscription
Even if someone you're getting a gift for eats well and is fit, everyone can benefit from practicing yoga. A few poses and deep breathes can actually have medicinal results on the mind and body! Buy them a two week trial to a class or an entire year's subscription to a daily video service.Â
Giving the gift of health is the best way to show you really care about someone. Rather than another sweater or new tech gadget that will be forgotten within a month, why not help someone be healthier this coming year? Such presents will reflect your kindness, thoughtfulness and how much you want the recipient to lead their best life ever.