The 52 Best Healthy Holiday Gifts for Women
Best healthy gifts
Shopping for holiday gifts can be awfully stressful. After all, your best friend is into tech, while your sister only uses sustainable products, and your mom goes giddy for the newest kitchen gear. Take a deep breath and consider this chaotic problem officially solved with our new gift guide for every type of woman in your life.
Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser, Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser
23andMe Health + Ancestry Service
To buy: $199; 23andme.com
Got someone on your shopping list who’s curious to learn about her health and background? 23andMe’s personalized DNA reports can help her explore her ancestry, taste preferences, sleep habits, and more. After she submits her saliva test in the included packaging, she’ll get more than 90 different genetic reports–and she can even connect with her DNA relatives.
Takeya 24 oz. Actives Water Bottle
To buy: $33; amazon.com
When you’re on the go, keeping your liquids at your preferred temperature can be an issue. The vacuum insulation on this stainless bottle keeps cool items cold for 24 hours and hot items hot for 12 hours. The sip spout makes it easy to drink without spills or unscrewing the whole top. And with sizes ranging from 18 oz. to 40 oz., you're bound to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
Gaiam Adjustable Balance Stool
To buy: $129; amazon.com
Sitting on a balance ball at work can be hard to pull off. This balance stool from Gaiam eliminates the rolling away problem while helping you improve posture, circulation, and get a little core work while you're emailing. The stool can adjust from an 18”-23” desk, making it great for most office workers.
Athleta Polartec Power Stretch Tights
T3 White & Rose Gold Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
To buy: $45; amazon.com
Gift this to any runner friends who could use a massage. Foam rollers can help boost energy, ease aches, and prevent pains—making it easier to work out harder next time. This one from TriggerPoint comes with free instructional videos and is made from quality materials that won't lose their shape over time.
Kiehl's Advent Calendar
Gray Malin Neon Umbrella iPhone X Case
This Works The Big Bang Cracker Gift Set
HOBO Vintage Vida Clutch in Halo Stingray
To buy: $98; amazon.com
This clutch has just the right amount of glitz for a holiday party or New Year's Eve bash, while still being roomy and durable enough for everyday use. Most importantly, it fits all the essentials (phone, credit cards, and keys) with a handy wristlet strap that makes it easy to grab and go.
BlanQuil Quilted Weighted Blanket
To buy: $170; amazon.com
Fans of weighted blankets say they feel like a big, warm hug. (Some small studies even suggest these types of blankets might help ease symptoms of anxiety and promote relaxation.) This bestselling blanket from BlanQuil is a great choice; it's available in a range of fun colors and has a removable cover so it can still be used in the summertime.
NutriBullet NBR-120112-Piece High-Speed Blender
To buy: $60; amazon.com
A NutriBullet is one of our all-time favorite gifts for healthy eaters. With its 600-watt motor, the high-speed blender quickly pulverizes fruits and veggies for perfect smoothies and sauces, while built-in cups make it easy to store extras in the fridge for later. Plus, the sleek, compact design means it's a good option for apartment dwellers with tiny kitchens.
Cactus Essential Oil Diffuser
Love By Luna Crystal Set
To buy: $25; urbanoutfitters.com
Celebs like Jenna Dewan, Miranda Kerr, and Spencer Pratt are obsessed with crystals. And although there's no scientific evidence that they do anything other than look pretty, experts say there is some research to suggest that crystals may have a placebo effect that could promote relaxation. ("If you’re into this sort of alternative medicine, there’s little harm in giving it a go—as long as it’s not a substitute for real medical treatment when you need it," says Health's contributing medical editor Dr. Raj.) This set of five will look gorgeous on her dresser.
Gaiam Print Premium Yoga Mats
To buy: $30; amazon.com
There are a lot of yoga mats out there, but Gaiam’s are consistently ranked among the very best. (If you don’t believe us, just check out the more than 900 4-star reviews this one has on Amazon.) It’s light enough to carry to and from yoga class with ease and has extra-thick cushioning—perfect for all those sun salutations she’ll be doing.
To buy: $230; amazon.com
If she already has an Echo (or even if she doesn't), the latest smart home release from Amazon is sure to be a hit. With the Echo Show (available November 6), she can stream music, get the weather, set timers and alarms, and find recipes—all hands-free with Alexa technology.
Vans Authentic Core Classics
To buy: $50; zappos.com
Sleek sneaks are never out of style, especially this crisp white pair of Vans. She'll love slipping them on with a variety of looks: with her yoga clothes after class, with jeans on the weekend, and maybe even with a business-casual look for work. Not sure she'll go for white? These shoes also come in black, gray, and two shades of blue.
To buy: $28; uncommongoods.com
These are some seriously good suds, and the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. The set includes four all-natural vegan and gluten-free soaps in beautiful packaging—no gift wrap necessary! They're made with notes from popular wed and white blends, such as chardonnay and pinot noir.
Everlane The Oversized Fleece Crew
Foreo Issa 2
Meet our favorite electric toothbrush: It's made of 100% waterproof silicone, ideal for sensitive teeth; has 16 variable speeds; vibrates at a whopping 11,000 pulses a minute (see ya, plaque); and looks totally gorgeous on your bathroom sink. Oh, and one charge lasts for a full six months, so you don't have to worry about charging it each night.
Sugarfina Green Juice Bears
To buy: $14; sugarfina.com
Okay, so they're not exactly healthy, thanks to the sugar count. But these adorable green juice-flavored gummies are better for you. Inspired by Pressed Juicery's green juice, they contain real ingredients (think apples, lemons, ginger, and greens) without any artificial colors or flavors. A serving even delivers 20% of your daily recommendations for vitamin C and A.
Lavender Eye Pillow
Dr. Scholl's Freestep Sneaker
bkr BPA-Free Silicone Sleeve Glass Water Bottle
Diptyque Baies/Berries Scented Candle
HelloFresh Gift Card
To buy: from $7; hellofresh.com
Help her kick off her healthy-eating resolution right with a gift certificate to this popular meal kit service. One-time or subscription gifts are available, and you can also choose between classic meals (which contain meat and fish), vegetarian, or larger portions for families.
Instant Pot Pioneer Woman LUX60 Vintage Floral 6 Qt 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
To buy: $99; walmart.com
If she's a healthy foodie, chances are she has a pressure cooker on her holiday wishlist. Although you certainly can't go wrong gifting the classic Instant Pot, this new cooker from Pioneer Woman blogger Ree Drummond is particularly giftable. Like the original, it boasts 12 built-in programs, speedy cooking time, and a stainless steel bottom, but the fun vintage-inspired print will add some color to her kitchen.
Jade Beauty Roller
To buy: $38; dermstore.com
Handheld jade rollers are all the rage right now. This one is crafted from pure Xiuyan jade stone, and has an accompanying eye roller to help depuff undereye bags.
slip Silk Scrunchies
Dagne Dover Landon Carryall
To buy: $155; dagnedover.com
We've recently become obsessed with Dagne Dover's on-trend bags, wallets, and clutches. The brand's Landon carryall is especially versatile, though: it's roomy enough to fit a pair of shoes and change of clothes, and has a padded laptop sleeve that makes it a great work-to-gym bag. Also good: a detachable cross-body strap, exterior pocket for her phone, and quick-drying 100% premium neoprene fabric. It's available in a slew of fun colors, but we're loving this unexpected pink camo print.
Old Navy Frost-Free Puffer Jacket
To buy: $60; oldnavy.com
Winter jackets can be pricey, but this puffer—with its on-trend mockneck silhouette, plush Micro Fleece filling, and five fun colors—is a total steal at just $60.
Samsung Galaxy Watch
To buy: $330; amazon.com
We're betting that this supercool new wearable is going to be one of the hottest gifts of 2018. Consider the evidence: built-in health tracking lets her monitor everything from her sleep to her steps to her meditation practice; it's water-resistant and boasts an impressive Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ display that prevents scratches; and it can go days on a single charge. It's available in two neutral tones, but you'll find us in this pretty rose gold hue.
Minted 'Pining for Pineapple' Print
Murad Bright On Time Kit
Reebok Imagiro Bag
Fair Trade Rare Grey Raw Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp
Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
To buy: from $129; brooklinen.com
When it comes to sheets, we have many, many favorites. (Here are some we love that keep you cool, and the extra-soft linen ones you should have on hand in summertime.) But few sheets compare with Brooklinen's. Multiple Health staffers rave about the ridiculously soft and lightweight cotton percale weave, which just gets better and better with each wash. The chic patterns are a bonus, although you can't go wrong gifting classic white.
Le Creuset Salt and Pepper Mill Set
M.Gemi The Volata Sneaker
Sunday Riley Bright Young Thing Visible Skin Brightening Kit
The Keto Box
Tatcha The Kyoto Cleanse Kit
To buy: $85; tatcha.com
Beauty addicts who were also glued to their TVs during the Royal Wedding will appreciate this kit, which comes with two of the Meghan Markle-approved brand's bestselling products (the Duchess reportedly swears by the exfoliating Rice Polish). Plus, the set rings in $28 less than its retail price, making it a great value to boot.
Vee Collective Vee Medium Tote
To buy: $175; bandier.com
A good gym bag is essential for fitness fanatics, but we love that this one doesn't scream "gym bag." In fact, the quilted fabric, leather details, and sleek silhouette make it chic enough to become her go-to carryall for work, travel, and yes, daily trips to Equinox.
Thrive Market Gift Card
To buy: $50 and up; thrivemarket.com
For healthy foodies, there's no better place to shop than Thrive Market. The up-and-coming online grocer organizes all items sold on the site into easy-to-shop value categories, such as gluten-free, keto, vegan, paleo, and raw. She'll love shopping from a mix of tried-and-true brands like Larabar, Nuttzo, and Bob's Red Mill along with Thrive's own label, and prices are lower than she'll find in most grocery stores. Also good? The site just launched a new wine category, which features varieties that are organic, biodynamic, and free of added sugar.
Verilux HappyLight Full-Size 10,000 Lux Light Therapy Energy Lamp
To buy: $100; amazon.com
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is real, and one of the best ways to combat it at home is with a light therapy box. The National Institute for Mental Health recommends one that delivers light at 10,000 lux, and this highly reviewed lamp from Verilux fits the bill. Soaking up its artificial glow for 20 to 60 minutes a day may help ease SAD symptoms and boost mood and energy. Gift it to that person in your life who's been missing sunny summer days.
Vionic McKenzie Slipper
To buy: $100; vionicshoes.com
Vionic's podiatrist-approved shoes are popular for good reason: details like supportive cushioning, plenty of arch support, and roomy toe boxes (read: no squished bunions) ensure that every step feels like walking on clouds. These suede slippers are no exception. We love that they're ultra soft and cozy for winter days spent lounging around the house, but still sleek enough (with a durable rubber sole) so you can wear them outdoors, too.
Cuyana Canvas Pouch
To buy: $55; cuyana.com
She'll get tons of us out of this canvas pouch from Cuyana. The neutral hues mean it'll go with everything in her closet, and it's roomy enough to keep in her work or gym bag for storing essentials on the go. Plus, it's water-resistant, making it a great choice for beach vacations.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil
Brooks Fly-By Half-Zip
Classpass Gift Card
To buy: from $50; classpass.com
Does she spend more money on boutique fitness classes than she does clothes? Trust us, she'll appreciate some Classpass credits. A membership will give her access to hundreds of popular studios in cities throughout the U.S., and the easy-to-use app makes booking (and rescheduling) classes a breeze.