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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Buy or hand make gifts for the loved ones in your life that they’ll actually want to use! Here’s a list of useful, health-related items for anyone on your list.

Sometimes it can be difficult to decide what to get for the people you love most. Leave that stress behind, because we’ve compiled a list of healthful holiday gifts so you don’t have to search.

Mini hand sanitizers: It’s easier than ever before to find mini hand sanitizers lining the store shelves — plus, it’s an affordable, practical gift that anyone can use. Some stores even have colorful sanitizer holders that easily attach to a bag or pant loop.

Essential oils & diffusers: This gift idea is an affordable and useful option. Essential oils and diffusers can help soothe and ease anxiety and stress. Lavender, for example, is a popular oil believed to help with anxiety, depression, allergies and even eczema! Other widely-used oils include peppermint, chamomile and jasmine.

Homemade rice heat packs: Heat packs are a great way to soothe cramps and aches. They have also been used as a way to keep warm while sleeping! They’re also easy to make. Have some extra rice on hand? Find a pattern online and put together a heat pack for a quick and easy gift.

Weighted blanket: Weighted blankets have been proven to help those with ADHD, autism and anxiety. They’re also a great gift for the troubled sleeper in your life! Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular and more affordable over the years, making them a convenient and helpful gift.

Facial sheet masks: Ask any beauty guru and they’ll tell you that moisturizing sheet masks have become a very popular skin care (and self-care) product. Not only are sheet masks good for your skin, but they also provide time to be still and relax. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer, birthday gift or other holiday giveaway for anyone in your life who could use some extra pampering.

Kitchen gadgets: Gift some fun kitchen gadgets to the aspiring chefs in your life. You might consider a vegetable spiralizer or a handheld blender. Check out this article for other affordable (and useful!) kitchen gadgets.

Homemade face coverings: Face coverings have become a staple this year — and since you need to wash them regularly, it’s always helpful to have a few more! There are several free, easy-to-follow patterns online that you can use to make your own, homemade masks. Just pick up or order your fabric and make some personalized face coverings for those you love!

Audio library subscription: Books have been linked to greater creativity and imagination, which is important at any age. Purchase an audio library subscription for your favorite bookworm! This way, they can listen to books as they work or go about their day.

These gift ideas range in price, but all of them are fun and helpful. Try our suggestions, or consider other unique ways to give health-promoting and beneficial gifts this year to the ones you hold dear.


This article first appeared in the December 2020 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.