The Health and Wellness movement is bigger than ever and it seems as though you’d be hard pressed to not know a good number of people in your immediate circle who are actively taking part in trying to improve their quality of life. In the spirit of the season of giving, nothing says I love you more than a gift that helps your loved ones live longer!
It might be summer in the Southern Hemisphere, but winter is upon the north. Help your friends and family stay healthy who live in colder climates by giving them some high-quality Vitamin C. You might want to combine this in a nice “wellness package” with some of the other supplement suggestions we’ll get into, as Vitamin C might not seem too thrilling or festive on its own. Not only does Vitamin C amp up your immunity, it also helps improve the absorption of iron from our foods, supports the growth of tendons, ligaments and skin, and strengthens cell walls and capillaries crucial for the formation of collagen. It’s an immunity-boosting-anti-aging two-fer!
2) Fitness Classes
Sometimes, getting yourself a personal trainer is easier if someone does it for you. There are some great programs out there for people of all ages and stages of their life.
New Moms: YummyMummyFitness (1)
This company provides a tailored fitness and dietary approach for post-baby health needs and goals and offers support along the way. They have a variety of programs ranging from 1-8 weeks or even more long-term options depending on what your loved one's goals are.
Seniors: YMCA Membership (2)
The YMCA is a great place to buy a membership for the elderly person/s in your life. Getting out of the house and into classes helps to keep your loved ones social and maintain their physical fitness.
Friends: Daily Burn Membership (3)
It’s hard enough to schedule coffee or dinner with your friends between all of your busy schedules. Make gym classes something they don’t have to leave the house for so they have more time to hang out with you! Daily Burn offers multiple fitness classes they can do in the comfort of their own home.
This do-it-all super supplement is a great focal point of that gift basket we talked about earlier. Incorporating Deer Antler Velvet into your diet may help improve your metabolism, muscle mass in body composition, strength, speed of recovery after workouts or injury, immune function, endurance, mood and hormone balance, quality of sleep, and mental alertness and cognition.
4) Upgrade Your Loved One's Skincare
Arbonne is a botanically based health and wellness company and offers a wide range of skincare products. Their flagship RE9 line (4) is a staple in the beauty industry, is beautifully packaged, and in a clinical study comparing it to a leading U.S. dermatology brand, it not only tested on par to the leading brands results, but also had cleaner formulas, were tested without animal-derived ingredients, PEGs, propylene glycol, EDTA and synthetic fragrances and had more botanically based ingredients.
5) Quality Time
If you’re on a budget this holiday season, as a lot of people are, carve out some quality time to spend with your friends and family and take them out to one of your favorite nature spots. If you’re in New Zealand, depending on where you are, trek on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (5), check out Sterling Falls (6), or take a hike through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest (7). There are plenty of gorgeous destinations to check out and these are just a few of the amazing, free day trips (again, depending on where you live in NZ) that you could do with a loved one!
6) Outdoor Gear
While we’re on the subject of the great outdoors, why not help your friends go pro with some great gear!
These Garmin inReach Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicators (8) will make sure you never get separated from your bestie, but if you do, maybe gift them this cool Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit (9) so they can at least make themselves some food while they wait for you to find them. These Solar String Lights (10) will be a pretty rad addition around your campsite too and you can make sure you’re always charged with this Portable USB Charger (11).
If your friend is more the biking type, these Pearl Izumi Men’s Biking Gloves (12) will let them use their phone, protect their hands from wind and water, have gel padding for riding comfort and reflective elements. If your biking buddy ever has to do some quick, mid-ride repairs, this compact Topeak Allen II 26 Multi-Tool (13) will come in very handy to help get them back on the road and this cool bike helmet (14) will keep their noggan safe while they’re taking that epic, novel-inspiring cross-country trip.
Remember the days of running with your earbud cord flapping around hitting you in the face with every step you took? Well thankfully those days are no longer, but you can help your friends run with even more musical comfort with these AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphones (15) that wrap around their head and sit on top of their ears, so they never have to worry about them falling off. After those long runs, they can use this Trigger Point Performance Mobility Kit (16) to work out anybody kinks with a roller, 2.6 in. massage ball, and roller carry strap that makes transport easy. If you really want to splurge and your loved one is into taking more off the beaten path runs, this Casio Pathfinder Multifunction Watch (17) will keep them on track with digital compass, altimeter/barometer, thermometer and solar self-charging feature.
For the snowbirds in your life, these Smith ChromaPop Goggles (18) will make sure they can see everything on the mountain with semi-rimless design for a wider field of view and optical clarity. REI has a great gift box they’ve put together for them to tear open before a snowy trip, called “Box O’ Warm,” (19) made up of 10 items including chili, tea, geographical stickers, coffee, lip balm, double insulated mug, drink coozy, hand warmers, trucker hat and face mask to keep your friends warm on their snowy adventures. A classic Pendleton Blanket (20) to snuggle up with by the fire after a long day outside, never hurt anyone either.
Has your once active loved one had to slow down a bit lately due to injury or age? Try and help them get their groove back with Joint Vitality by Pure Vitality. Pure Vitality uses a multi-pronged approach to deliver the most comprehensive results to get to the root of the problem rather than treat the symptom. This particular power combo includes selenium, boron, zinc, copper, manganese, tumeric, boswelia gum extract, black pepper, deer antler velvet, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, and grapeseed extract. Phew! Joint Vitality aims to help restore vitality, provide joint pain relief, improve heart function and blood pressure, improve energy levels, and maintain healthy hair and skin along with circulation and cellular function. Additionally, Pure Vitality offers a Muscle and Joint Cream to be applied topically that helps soothe, reduce inflammation and speed up recovery while smelling super fresh to boot with ingredients like lavender, peppermint oil, wintergreen leaf oil, and arnica.
8) Go Dancing
If your active friend isn’t necessarily outdoors-y or gotten on the vitamin/supplement train yet, but likes to keep things moving, dance classes would make a fantastic gift. Most dance schools offer gift certificates for a variety of classes. Eventfinda (21) can help you find a dance school and classes near you/your friend and they can swing, salsa, hip hop, tango or even line dance their way to a more active and exciting lifestyle!
9) Educational Courses
Maybe your friend or family member is so into health and wellness it’s not just a casual part of their life, they’re thinking about transitioning into a career, or at least stepping up from semi-interested to semi-professional. A website such as SkillShare.com (22) offers classes on literally thousands of subjects and has a dedicated Health & Wellness Section with courses ranging from how to build a morning routine to meal planning to emotional intelligence to upping your superfood knowledge. Learning is something you can never get enough of, so this is one gift you can be sure no one else will have gotten your loved one because there’s always something new to discover!
Ok, so maybe not a brown bag of groceries, but getting something for a loved one they might not have thought to ever get for themselves is always a nice surprise. Meal service certificates or gift cards to their favorite juice or smoothie bar or vegan restaurant are sure to be winners. Help your people get lean with Fitfood (23), beef up with Muscle Fuel (24), go paleo with Plate Up (25), or get a good old healthy meal delivered to their door with zero effort through Eat.co (26). Meal delivery services are having a real moment right now, what with everyone’s seeming increasingly busy lifestyles, so, this gift is really two-fold in that it’s good for peeps and saves them time, and the latter is probably gift enough in itself!
Think outside of the box, or fence, on this one. Taking a friend who may not be able to have a pet to lunch, and then volunteer at a local animal shelter and clock a few miles walking pups, is sure to warm your heart in more ways than one. If you’re closer to the ocean, go for a free snorkel together and feast your eyes on incredible sea life. If you’re looking for a good core workout, take your pal for a horseback riding lesson.
Some people like to run trails in silence or bike with only the sound of the road beneath them. Others need some aural inertia, and for those people, get them something to keep their workouts bumping. An annual membership to Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, or Amazon Music (or a gift card to the latter two), are great ideas. If your loved ones enjoy working out in the comfort of their own home and can have a more stationary listening experience, lots of amazing records are being remixed by dance dj’s and producers and are being released on vinyl. This a left of center way to keep them motivated during their workouts all while experiencing superior audio quality.
We hope this gift guide has been helpful in your holiday shopping for everyone on your list this season and that you feel more than equipped to go out and find the perfect gift for the health and wellness-minded people in your life. Additionally, Pure Vitality always wants to help you and your loved ones live their healthiest life. Pure Vitality’s full line of products can be found HERE.
Pure Vitality a natural supplement company based in an isolated village nestled against the snow-capped Southern Alps of New Zealand. We research health conditions thoroughly to discover the underlying root causes, find the most effective natural remedies, target the root causes rather than use a Band-Aid approach, use a multi-prong approach to fix the root causes from many directions and use high potency ingredients at scientifically supported amounts.
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