2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut

Tis the season to get shopping! For the past few years, I’ve put together a gift guide for the health nut in your life–whether that be a foodie, fitness fanatic or wellness guru. This year, I have another holiday gift guide for ya, featuring some of my personal favorite items, as well as some things that are on my wish list.  Please note there are some affiliate links below, which helps to support this blog and my business, so I appreciate any clicks. Happy shopping!


Meditation app subscription

Meditation has so many health benefits, so in my opinion, this is one of the best gifts you can give to someone. Apps like Calm or Headspace have guided meditations, breathing tools, relaxing music and sleep stories. I personally use and highly recommend Calm, and I love this Calm Box they’ve put together for holiday gifts. For just $89.99, you can give a 1-year subscription, a calm book and essential oil for sleep.

Essential Oil Diffuser

The boyfriend gave me an essential oil diffuser last year at Christmas and I use it every single night. I really like the look of this one from Amazon, but there are so many colors and styles out there.  Plus, don’t forget a good set of essential oils to go along with the diffuser.  You can also go one step further and gift a piece of diffuser jewelry from my favorite Etsy shop: The Curated Carrot.

Kombucha Brewing Kit

If there’s someone on your list who is just obsessed with kombucha, this kit would make an awesome gift. It’s fun (and pretty easy) to brew your own, not to mention it would save a ton of money, given that booch is about $5 a bottle in the stores. We got a home brewing kit a few years back and have started experimenting with different teas and flavors! 

Body Kindness Book

This book from Rebecca Scritchfield is an easy read that is full of tips for living a healthier, happier life. I keep this one on my nightstand and definitely recommend it to all of my clients working on being kinder to themselves and their bodies.

Stance Socks

How fun are these socks!? They make a great gift for the runner or CrossFitter in your life, with endless options for styles and colors. I have a pair of crew socks and a pair of low-cut and love them both equally. 

Float tank gift card

I haven’t tried float (or sensory deprivation) therapy yet, but you can bet this is on my personal holiday wish list! Here on Long Island we have The Float Place, but I’m sure you can find these relaxing places all over the country. Word on the street is it’s like a massage, but even more relaxing!

Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottle

Gosh, I love fun reusable water bottles and this one happens to have dual-functionality as an on-the-go foam roller. Plus, it’s super colorful! This would make a great gift for the athlete in your life, who is always in need of some self-massage and hydration.

Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf-Rulu

This scarf is another item that is on my personal wish list, because I have heard amazing things about it. It’s a little bit pricey (hello, it’s Lulu)…but apparently it’s super cozy and can be styled in a few different ways. I love the heathered black and white one! 

Bonus gift ideas: This gratitude journal, these simple bracelets that dress up that hair tie on your wrist, a pair (or two) of Bombas socks, the Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook and this amazing tank from Wags & Weights.

Your turn! Tell me your favorite gear and products from this year! What’s on your holiday wish list? 


2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut

This post does contains affiliate links, which help me support this blog, however all opinions are my own.  I stand behind the products I recommend and greatly appreciate your support!

Whether shopping for the health nut in your life or looking to add some new items to your own holiday wish list, this guide has some great ideas for health and wellness gifts!

christmas gift guideI know what you’re thinking…it can’t be time for gift guides! Or the holidays! What happened to October?  Or November for that matter!? That’s kind of how I feel too, but each year the holiday season–and therefore, shopping—seems to start earlier and earlier.  While many people (myself included) love to complain about the Christmas lights and Santa decor hitting store shelves at the end of October, the reality is most of us like to get a head start on holiday shopping.  Also, Thanksgiving is just a few days away and after that it’ll be okay to talk holidays gifts. Right?

As someone who despises Black Friday and all it entails–crowds, rude people, waiting in line–I’m all about getting shopping done ahead of time, whether that be online or from small local shops.  This year, I put together a list of some of my favorite health and wellness items, as well as some thingsI’m putting on my own wish list.  So without further ado…

  • Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($25.95+)  I received one of these on the Clif Bar trip this year and I use it almost everyday.  It keeps cold water cold and hot water hot for a LONG time.  Other awesome bottle options: S’well bottle and Klean Kanteen.  
  • HydroFlaskLe Creuset Cast-Iron Dutch Oven ($120+) I received a Cuisinart brand dutch oven last Christmas and it is easily one of my favorite gifts ever.  I love using it for soups and it’s a bright beautiful addition to my kitchen when it’s not in use!
  • Cuisinart“I Eat” Shirt from Nicole at Body Over Mind Nutrition ($29)  Nicole is an awesome RD who promotes body positivity and is all about finding balance/freeing yourself from food restriction.  I’ve had my eye on her tanks for awhile now and would love to sport the I Eat message!

I Eat

  • You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero ($9.99) This book has changed my world, y’all. It’s a self-help book without all the woo-woo BS that makes you roll your eyes.  Basically, it’s a guide to getting out of your own way!
  • Massage Gift Card/Membership (Varies). Who doesn’t want/need a massage? I personally have a monthly membership to Hand and Stone, because it’s conveniently located close to home, but many massage places offer packages.  It’s a great way to gift self-care!
  • Essential Oil Diffuser Jewelry from The Curated Carrot ($24+). These stylish handmade pieces are perfect for bringing your favorite essential oil around with you all day.  I have several tassel necklaces, but also love the locket and lava versions and think they’re so unique!
  • Curated Carrot DiffuserSubscription to HelloFresh ($69+) There are a ton of meal prep and delivery services out there, but HelloFresh is one of the only with a team of RDs on staff.  I love the idea of gifting fresh, healthy new meal ideas. It’s something even the healthiest, best cooks out there can appreciate.  Also, if you’d like to sign up yourself, you can use code FRESHFANSRD35 to get $35 off your first box!


  •  Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender ($35) I received an immersion blender for my birthday this year and truly can’t believe I’ve lived this long without it.  You can use it for dressings, sauces, soups, smoothies and more! It eliminates so much mess from transferring things to blenders and food processors.  

Other bonus ideas: Adult Coloring Books, a Stitch Fix gift card, a fitness class or race entry fee, this Jade Yoga Mat (my favorite).

Your turn. Tell me what’s on your holiday wish list! Black Friday–love it or hate it?