The holiday season is here! Do you have all of your gifts ready?
If not, we’re here to help—with a focus on health and wellness, of course.
The holidays are a great time to remind your friends and family that their wellness matters. We’ve got gifts from a wide range of categories, so you’re sure to find something perfect for everyone on your list.
Holiday Gifts for Meditation and Relaxation
1. Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
Perfect for the person suffering from frequent aches and pains, this acupressure mat and pillow help reduce muscle tension and back pain. It’s also large enough to cover the full-back area. The pillow includes pressure points for neck support.
2. Neck and Shoulder Massager
Here’s another effective way to ease muscle aches and pains. At the end of the day, simply rest this on your neck and shoulders and let it go to work. It has four shiatsu massage nodes to provide deep tissue kneading and has a heated option to get into the deepest parts of your neck and shoulders.
3. Sea Soak Bath Salts
Nothing works quite so well for relieving stress as a nice hot bath. Add these luxurious bath salts to the mix and let the Epsom salts ease muscle strain and tension while the natural plant essential oils soothe your senses.
4. TheraFlow Foot Massager
They say if your feet hurt, everything hurts. If you have someone on your list who’s on their feet all day, consider this simple but effective wellness gift. It features two different types of acupressure nubs and five rows of rollers shaped to match the natural curve in your feet. This foot massager boosts circulation, provides acupressure therapy, and helps relieve aches, pains, and even plantar fasciitis.
5. Happy Place Scented Candle
This beautiful candle is the perfect gift for any occasion but works very well for the holidays because it's so warm and inviting. It’s made of 100 percent all-natural soy hand-poured in the U.S.A. It has warm huckleberry, lemon, vanilla scent.
Holiday Gifts to Survive the Winter
1. Light Therapy Lamp
Those living in the northern latitudes are at risk for seasonal affective depression (SAD) in the winter months because of a lack of sunlight. Help your friend get through the season on a happier note with this light therapy lamp. It mimics sunlight to boost your friend’s energy and mood.
2. Warm Slippers
Keep your loved one’s feet warm in the winter with these stylish and cozy plush slippers. Waterproof with a faux fur lining, EVA footbed, and vulcanized rubber sole, they’ll last all year long.
3. Heated Car Blanket
Many cars come with heated seats these days, but if your family member doesn’t have one, try this instead. It’s perfect for chilly mornings. All you have to do is plug it into your 12-volt socket. It has a long cord and heats up fast.
4. USB-Powered Typing Gloves
Can’t move your fingers over the keyboard? Try these USB-powered hand warmers. Made for men or women, they are safe and easy to operate. Simply plug them into your USB port and enjoy warm, flexible typing fingers. Comes with a folded finger cover so you can use them as half-finger or full-finger gloves.
5. Heated Mattress Pad
Make the bed a lot more inviting during the winter months with this heated mattress pad. It's soft and quilted and goes underneath your fitted sheet to provide soothing heat all night long. It’s machine washable and dryer safe.
Holiday Gifts to Stay Well at the Office
1. Laptop Stand
Sitting all day is horrible for your health. If you know someone who’s working at home or is simply on their laptop a lot, encourage them to get up with this laptop stand. It’s made of sturdy aluminum, and you can incline it at different angles, or stand it up higher or lower depending on your needs.
2. Smart Coffee Warmer
Encourage your loved one to drink healthy beverages (like tea!) throughout the day with this smart coffee warmer. It keeps the beverage at a desirable temperature as long as is needed and has an automatic on/off switch. Simply set the cup on it and it will switch on.
3. Coccyx Seat Cushion & Lumbar Support Pillow
Back pain is the curse of just about every office worker. Help your friend or family member manage their workload in comfort with these two cushions. The first has a hole cut out where the tailbone sits to help relieve pressure on the spine. The other fits on the back of the chair to provide support to the lumbar area.
4. Hidrate Spark Water Bottle
Even slight dehydration can make you feel tired and unable to focus. Encourage your loved one to drink all day long with this fun, glowing water bottle. It comes with sensor technology that tracks your water intake and syncs with a free hydration tracker app via Bluetooth. It has a bold glow that illuminates the bottle to remind you to drink more water!
5. HLS Essential Oil Diffuser/Humidifier
Make your home office (or your regular office) a more pleasant, healthy place to work with this diffuser/humidifier combination. Ultrasonic technology atomizes the water and essential oils to allow the gentle aroma to float into the air, soothing your mood, relieving stress, and humidifying the room to make breathing easier—while keeping your skin soft!
Holiday Gifts to Stay in Shape
1. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike
Though some people like to exercise outside in the cold, most of us find that the cold weather slows our activity. Help your family member stay in shape this winter with this exercise bike. Comes with adjustable handlebars to accommodate multiple riding styles. The heavy flywheels support speed, stability, and consistency.
2. Resistance Band Set
Resistance bands are a wonderful way to stay in shape wherever you are. They’re easy to use, convenient, and portable. This recommended set comes with varying resistance levels. You also get a door anchor, ankle strap, and handles.
3. Body Fat Scale
Help your loved one track their progress with this FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale. It has 13 composition measuring functions, including body fat, water, muscle mass, BMI, bone mass, and more. Use the free FITINDEX app.
4. Jump Rope
Jumping rope is great exercise, and you can do it anywhere at any time. Get your friend this heavy jump rope to make it a little more challenging. It weighs five times more than ordinary jump ropes and can help build your core, shoulder, and back muscles.
5. Smart Fitness Watch
If you know someone who's really into fitness and wants to be sure they don't fall out of shape this winter, this would be the perfect gift for them. It is a waterproof fitness watch with an advanced wrist-based heart rate monitor and integrated GPS. Track your running, cycling, and other workouts, and use the Polar Flow app to see how you're doing.
Holiday Gifts to Support a Healthy Diet
1. Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use in your cooking. Filled with good-for-you essential fatty acids, it's been linked with several health benefits, including a healthy cardiovascular system. This particular one is farmer-crafted with a robust flavor, but any quality olive oil will do.
2. Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
Perfect for the person who doesn’t have a lot of time to make home-cooked meals, this slow cooker makes it easy. Simply throw in the ingredients, turn it on, and it’s ready when you are. The Digital timer counts down cook time up to 20 hours. Dishwasher-safe lid and pot and recipes are included.
3. Vitamix One
Give your family member an easy way to grab a healthy smoothie when they want one. This mixer makes amazing smoothies, plus you can also use it to make sauces, dips, frozen desserts, and more. The powerful motor easily breaks down tough veggies and frozen fruit.
4. Salad Spinner
It’s a lot easier to make a salad from scratch with this handy tool. Wash the lettuce and drop it in, then use the one-handed patented pump system to spin the water away. It also comes with an elegant clear bowl that is perfect for serving. It disassembles for easy cleaning.
5. Air Fryer
Forget those unhealthy frying methods. When you use this air fryer, you get all the taste without the guilt. This one offers rapid 360-degree air circulation to provide crispy results using 85 percent less oil than traditional deep-frying methods. It also has a large 5.8-quart capacity that can fit a whole 5-pound chicken.
With the season of giving upon us, there is no better time to help those you love stay healthy and happy all year long. In addition to the ideas that we have shared above, look through the recommended wellness programs and fitness equipment that we offer through Exercises For Injuries. We are confident that you’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list… and perhaps a few things for yourself at the same time!
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