via Lisa Egan:
Here’s a list of health and wellness gift ideas just about anyone would appreciate.
Who doesn’t need better sleep and some help with relaxing these days? This gift can help people do both.
This sleep and relaxation machine has six soothing sounds to choose from White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. It is small and lightweight and can be taken anywhere. The auto-off timer has three options: 15, 30, or 60 minutes (or you can just leave it on continuously). The machine can be plugged into the wall or run on batteries.
This essential oil set includes 18 of the most popular oils on the planet: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lemon, Moroccan Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Turmeric Oil, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Basil, Cedarwood, Spearmint, Bergamot, Copaiba Balsam, and Cinnamon Leaf. All 18 oils are GC/MS certified and contain NO pesticides, herbicides, GMOs or other additives.
The oils come in a beautiful gift box, and a free e-book called 200 Essential Oil Blends for Peace, Health and Wellness are included.
This aromatherapy diffuser uses ultrasonic technology to transform water into a fine mist without using heat. Infuse this healthy mist with essential oils to create a fragrant, relaxing atmosphere that cleanses the surrounding air. There are several “mist modes” to choose from – and the Totem will turn itself off when the water runs out.
The Totem also features a built-in LED light that creates a soft ambient glow when activated. You can choose from seven colors: red, green, blue, dark blue, yellow, pink, or white. Keep one color on and adjust the brightness, or you cycle through each one automatically.
The Spiralizer is a must-have kitchen gadget, especially for those who follow low-carb, vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free diets. Oh, and it is a fun way to get children to eat more vegetables! This device turns vegetables like zucchini, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, and carrots into “noodles” you can use to replace pasta in just about any recipe. The Spiralizercomes with a free recipe e-book as a bonus.
Instant Pots have become very popular, and for good reason: they make life much easier for health-conscious people who are busy and prefer eco-friendly living. These electric pressure cookers speed up cooking by 2-6 times, making them time and energy efficient. The Ultra model has 16 “smart programs” and combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing, steamer, warmer, sterilizer. In addition, this model includes the “Ultra” program, which provides complete custom programming for pressure and non-pressure cooking. This versatile appliance can have your meals ready up to 70% faster than other cooking methods.
The grandfather of all blenders, the Vitamix is powerful, versatile, and built to last (I’ve had mine for nearly 18 years!). Make perfectly blended smoothies and juices, steaming hot soups, flours and dough, nut butters, frozen desserts, batters, salsa, dressings and sauces, non-dairy milk, and much more with this incredible machine. Oh, and bonus! The Vitamix is very easy to clean – just put some warm water and a drop of dish soap in, give it a whirl, and it will clean itself in less than a minute.
Kettlebells are an excellent fitness tool – they can be used for dozens of functional exercises and provide a full-body workout right in the comfort of your own home (or backyard!). This kettlebell is special, though – it has six adjustable weights. Easily convert it from 5 lb up to 20 lb by releasing the lock mechanism to add or remove the weight plates. It’s like having six kettlebells of varying weight in one.
Foam rollers can offer powerful relief to those who suffer from chronic pain, achy muscles, and injuries. This 2-in-1 set includes a soft inner roller that provides a gentle, comfortable massage and a high-density outer roller that can be used for deeper massage and trigger point release to soothe tight and sore muscles. This set comes with two free e-books: an illustrated user guide with core exercises, and a PowerPro Eat Fit guide. A handy carry case is included as well.
Your mother was right when she told you to “stand up straight.” Poor posture can have many negative effects on health. It can contribute to chronic pain, worsen arthritis, inhibit circulation, increase fatigue, cause jaw, and neck pain and headaches, and interfere with proper breathing. It can be difficult to remember to be mindful of one’s posture, and that’s where the Upright GO Posture Trainer comes in. It is a comfortable strapless posture corrector that is placed on the upper back. It reminds the wearer to sit or stand up straight with a real-time gentle vibration reminder. The Upright app (which is free) creates a personalized training program that consists of daily goals to improve the user’s posture. These daily goals will help strengthen the back and train the brain to be aware of slouching.
This collection of organic, non-GMO, ethically sourced and farmed, Fair Trade Certified, and Fair Labor Verified tea blends is a great gift for the tea lover on your list.
It contains teas from all caffeine levels and a wide range of moods and flavors, packaged in a unique, attractive box. There are five each of eight flavors: Breakfast Blend (for Focus), Aged Earl Grey (for Balance), Emperor’s Pu-erh (to Energize), Jasmine Green (to Reflect), Mate Lemon (to Invigorate), Rooibos Chai (to Inspire), Moroccan Mint (Refresh) and Chamomile Lemon (to Sleep).
We hope you find this list of unique and practical gifts for the health-conscious useful.