Healthy Holiday Gifts to Buy Online
Holiday gift shopping season has begun! And if you are like me, you leave it to the last minute . The good news is that you can buy most of your gifts online … if you know what the recipient wants. And if you’re a last minute shopper like me, you do most of your shopping online and end up paying extra for expedited shipping! To help you get a head start this year, I’ve put together some healthy holiday gift ideas to buy online. All of my gifts have health in mind. And since we live in such a frenzied stressful world. you’ll notice that many of my gifts are geared towards eliminating stress and promoting wellness. The cost ranges from $10-$100.
My top 20 healthy holiday gifts to buy online
1 .Instant Pot Duo60
7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Qt. Make slow-cooked meals fast with the Instant Pot Duo. This versatile all-in-one kitchen essential offers a whopping seven functions, handling everything from pressure cooking and sautéing to slow cooking and making soup, rice and yogurt. An advanced microprocessor speeds up cooking duration by two to six times and uses 70% less energy than average. $69.95
2 .The Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 great recipes with fewer calories and less fat
This cookbook was created by registered dietitian Dana White. Make delicious, healthy recipes faster and easier, and with less fat and fewer calories, using your Instant Pot multicooker. It contains 100 healthy recipes for breakfast, entrées, sides, and desserts using simple, everyday ingredients. Included is nutrition information to help ensure you’ll stick to your healthy eating plan. A more graphical approach to the recipes makes finding key information easier, and special sections include helpful tips and tricks for using your instant Pot, cleaning and maintaining your Instant Pot, and instructions for adjusting conventional recipes for the Instant Pot. $13.38 paperback. $10.99 kindle
3. Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer & Spiralizer Cookbook from Williams Sonoma
Equipped with four blades, this Paderno Spiralizer transforms vegetables into thin “angel-hair” strands as well as spiral cuts, shoestrings and ribbon “noodles.” Another plus is an accessory for creating accordion cuts. This spiral vegetable slicer is great for making pasta dishes, stir fries, salads, shoestring fries—and lots more.
– Use with firm fruits and vegetables, including apples, potatoes, carrots, cucumber, zucchini and more.
– Includes four stainless-steel blades: angel-hair shredder, chipper, fine shredder and straight blade, plus a pin accessory to use with the blades to create accordion cuts.
To help you make the most of your Spiralizer, we’ve included a copy of The Spiralizer Cookbook by our Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen. See my previous blog post on Check out my zucchini pasta maker
4. Veggie Roasting Drizzlers from Williams Sonoma, set of 3
Add vibrant flavor to everything from grilled vegetables and pasta to salad dressings and marinades with our flavorful collection of infused olive oil.
-Herbes de Provence: Aromatic blend of savory herbs infused in Arbequina extra-virgin olive oil.
-Meyer Lemon: Citrusy blend of Arbequina extra-virgin olive oil with fragrant lemon zest, garlic and roasted red peppers.
-Balsamic Herb: Tangy blend of Arbequina extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan and savory herbs.
$47.85 for a set of 3
5. The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit with 1 Gallon Glass Brew Jar, Kombucha SCOBY and Starter
Pouch, Temperature Gauge, pH Strips, Loose Leaf Tea and More. This complete and beautiful kit is sure to be the perfect present for any kombucha fan in your life. All of our kits are entirely shelf stable so you can order and ship worry free!$54.99
6. The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea Paperback. more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want – $16.96 paperback, $7.98 kindle
7. Soda Stream. We know we should be drinking adequate fluid for good health. Plain water can be kind of boring, soda is unhealthy and buying club soda gets expensive … and plastic bottles is bad for the environment. The answer? Make your own club soda! I have soda streams in my office as well as at home and love them! It definitely makes me drink more liquid. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime and you have a flavored fizzy water with no sugar or added chemicals. The starter pack includes: Sparkling water maker, Carbonating cylinder, 1L bottle, Free shipping, 2 year warranty. And when you return your used cylinders to a soda stream dealer (like Bed Bath and Beyond), you get a huge discount on new cylinders. $79.99
FITNESS & MIND BODY
8. Class Pass.
ClassPass is an all-access membership to a globalnetwork of 10,000 fitness studios. Try strength training, cycling and more. There are no commitments, and you can cancel any time. In studio (mainly in NYC area and some parts of NJ) and online classes are available. Monthly memberships start at $15/mo.
Stream over 1000 workouts led by certified 30 day free trial than $19.95/mo (cancel anytime – no long term commitment)
Online yoga and meditation you can do anywhere. 15 day trial Fees: Monthly for unlimited programming, with a 15-day free trial then $18/month with unlimited classes
Gaia offers over 8,000 ad-free yoga practices, documentaries, and original series that explore our human and cosmic stories Fees: Monthly or annual, with a 15-day free trial then $9.95/month.
This is the online offering from the popular real life yoga studio, YogaWorks. MyYogaWorks offers online yoga classes by the handfuls, most of which are filmed in their studio, bringing a sense of consistency to their classes. A MyYogaWorks membership is $15 a month after their 14-day free trial.
13. Jump rope.
The jump rope is one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment. I love to use it in between sets of weight training to turn my workout into a High Intensity Interval Training session. It’s easy to travel with it as well. Or just use it on the street. See me in front of my apartment building in NYC! Here is a article on the best jump ropes. Prices can range from $8 to $80! Make sure you buy the right size for your height. Some are adjustable. Certain jump ropes are made for fast jumping and others have weighted handles. $14.97
14. 23 and me
Ancestry. Experience your ancestry in a new way! Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more. $99
Health and Ancestry. Get an even more comprehensive understanding of your genetics. Receive 90+ online reports on your ancestry, traits and health – and more. $199
15. Lagunamoon Essential Oils Top 6 Gift Set.
Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree, and just one drop can have powerful health benefits.
Essential oils are used for aromatherapy, Ayurveda, steam inhalations, skin care, massage, natural perfumery, baths, hair care, saunas, air freshening, compresses, vaporization, chakra balancing, or to enhance shampoos, lotions, creams, soaps & bath bombs. This gift set includes six 10mL bottles of aromatherapy essential oils: lemongrass for calmness & clarity, peppermint for concentration & clear thinking, orange for optimism & peace, lavender for cognitive functions & alertness, eucalyptus for optimism & concentration, & tea tree for mental strength & calmness. Our essential oils are suitable for diffusion, vaporizing, inhalation, cleaning, massage, oil burner, perfume, home care (bedroom, living room, bathroom, study room), office (workstation, conference room), outdoors, campground, yoga room, car and spa.
16. Diffuser for Essential Oils (400ml) – Super High Aroma Output. Aromatherapy diffuser provides you with a relaxing scent for over 13 hours! and is small enough to fit anywhere you choose: home, office desk, bedroom nightstand, baby’s room, bathroom, and yoga studios. Set the mood and lighting with your choice of 7 colors, set to carousel mode to experience a flowing rainbow of colors, or turn off all lights for total darkness.$29.95
17. Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask,
Blindfold, Super Smooth Eye Mask (One Strap)
A sleep aid and eye relaxer, made of 100% top-quality natural mulberry silk on BOTH sides. Studies have shown that sleeping in pure darkness helps promote deeper sleep. When your brain senses pure darkness, it causes the production of melatonin which is the chemical that controls sleep. Even your alarm clock or other small electronics give off light that can disturb your sleeping patterns. $9.99
18. The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan: A Three-Month Kickstart Guide for Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes. I wrote this book! As a certified diabetes educator, I’m passionate about helping people with diabetes learn how to manage their condition through diet and lifestyle. I wrote this book for people who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and don’t really know where to start – or for someone who wants a refresher. This diagnosis can be confusing … and shocking, so many people turn to Dr. Google for info. Well, we all know the internet isn’t always the best place to get nutrition information! Do you need to avoid all carbs? What about fruit? Wine? How many carbs a day should you eat? This book is a 3 month guide for what to do when you first get diagnosed with diabetes. You’ll get accurate info on nutrition and lifestyle for diabetes as well as meal plans and delicious recipes developed by the co-author Michelle Anderson. Read my previous blog post for more info on my book.
19. Nutrition Counseling Session with me
I’m saving the best for last! You can purchase a gift certificate for a nutrition coaching session – either in person or via phone/email. The sessions are either 60 or 75 minutes long and follow up sessions are 30 minutes. I can help your loved one meet their goal whether it be weight management, heart health, PCOS, diabetes/prediabetes, sports nutrition or overall healthy eating. I specialize in helping busy people make realistic lifestyle changes. Click here for more details on what my sessions include. You are also free to contact me at 212 879 5167 to discuss details. Mention this blog post and get 15% off all Holiday Gift Certificates.
My family and I have kind of a gag secret Santa exchange Christmas Eve, so I’m always on the look out for weird gifts. Here is my pick for this year!
20. Alcohol Flask Bracelet
3.5 oz Alcohol Flask Bracelet Silver Colored Metal Fashion Jewlery Wrist Bracelet Discreet Booze Smuggle Bracelet Bangle Flask. $14.99
I especially love problem-solving, whether it’s helping women defeat issues plaguing them for years, helping a busy executive find practical ways to get heart healthy, or providing tips to help you reverse diabetes. That’s why I’m on a constant quest to expand my knowledge by staying on top of the latest research.