Before you grab a gift card from the grocery store (no judgement!), we’ve got some other, much cooler ideas for the health-conscious folks on your holiday gift list. You know, the friend who went all-organic last year, the cousin who lives for her spinning classes or your marathon-running sister. Consider these 10 favorites we found:
Tailor-made hair and skin beauty products
Perfect for your zen mama, granolista and green goddess friends! Belle Bar delivers customized hair care, skin care, body scrubs and face masks with your choice of more than 120 ingredients. Check out the new holiday collection, inspired by your holiday meal (think apple, cranberries, cinnamon, pumpkin and more!) Prices start around $20.
A way to get the kinks out
Help her recover from tough workouts and release the tension in tight muscles. Check out the self-massaging foam roller by GRID. $39.99
A really, good fitness tracker
Ohm…a fresh, new yoga mat
For the yogi in your life, try this eco-friendly mat-towel combination by Yoga Design Lab. Available in a variety of prints and colors. $68.
Winter gear for cold-as-hail workouts
For that friend who WILL workout in sub-zero temps, help her stay warm with this UnderArmour long sleeve top. It’s so smart it adapts to your activity level for the right breathability and warmth. $74.99
Help keeping her hair tight
Show you care about her hair by gifting her a satin-lined headband for workouts or for days when she just wants to be cute. Unlike cotton, satin protects the hair by retaining moisture. We like this one by Grace Eleyae, creator of the SLAP cap. $18
Motivation for her ears
You know music gets her through the toughest workouts. Give her an upgrade with these durable, sweat-proof, wireless earbuds by LSTN. $99
A better fanny pack
Give her the gift of freedom — freedom from holding her cellphone, keys and everything else during her runs. StashBandz fits most phones, is pickpocket-proof AND will hide a muffin top. $24.99
A no-excuse way to drink more smoothies
She can blend up a smoothie anywhere with this on-the-go shaker bottle and blender combo by Oster. Yep, it crushes ice, too. $16
A smart way to keep her hands warm
For that rare friend who gets a rush out of cold climates. Well, she can call you from the ski slopes easy-peasy with these touchscreen-friendly gloves by North Face. $35
A reason to shake, rattle and roll
For the music-lovin’ woman in your life, grant her a year supply of all the sounds she can handle with a membership to Spotify. We dig this streaming service for its ability to allow you to pick and play your favorite tunes, and that it offers up playlists based on your music preferences. $9.99 a month.
Stacy Julien is editor in-chief of CRUSH Magazine. At press time, she hadn’t even started holiday shopping.