With family, friends, co-workers and (if you're lucky) white elephant gift exchanges, your “list” may be pretty long.
Managing the number of people you're shopping for and the pressure we put on ourselves to get “the perfect gift” can be overwhelming and add to the stress of an already crazy time of year. Before you burn out, throw in the towel and get everyone gift cards remember to take a few deep breathes and that most people are grateful no matter what the gift is. The old saying “it’s the thought that counts” really is true. Finding inspiration for a unique gift or the “right” gift can be tough, so we did some of the work for you! We’ve come up with some gift ideas that you may not have thought of and they’re all health or fitness related, so you can feel extra good about giving them to anyone on your list and you might even end up with a new workout buddy!
1) Walk WonderThe size of a postage stamp, it syncs to an online dashboard that tracks overall progress and even awards achievement badges. How’s that for motivation!
2) No ordinary gym bagThis chic and envy inducing carry all is a great alternative to the old school duffle bag. It’s fresh design is striking and thanks to it’s lightweight quilting, it’s easy on the back too! Electric yoga ultra-light bag.
3) Hydrate in styleA sleek glass bottle with looks for days. It’s handle and silicone sleeve make it easy to grip for runs or water breaks during your workout. BKR bottle
4)Kettle bellWho doesn’t love option? With one twist, this calorie torching kettle shifts between 5, 8 and 12 pounds. Empower 3-in-1 kettlebell.
5)Everyone could use a good stretchThis gift could work for a lot of people, even those resistant (the people who say they can’t do yoga are often the ones who need it most)! Getting them an intro pack to a local studio and offering to go with them could be all the encouragement they need. For those who would prefer to start at home, there’s also this great yoga for beginners kit by Gaiam that includes a mat, dvd, block and more.
These are only a few ideas and although we feel pretty good about them, pleasing everyone is always an uphill battle. Try to relax and remember the spirit of the season, gifts are great, but the real joy is spending time with friends and family and basking in the excitement that comes with the winter season, the end of the year and the beginning of a new one!