With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's the time of year when we start wondering what kind of present to get those closest to us. Do we dare to go shopping for a piece of clothing that will probably be hung up in the closet with the tags on next Christmas? Do we resort back to the cologne or perfume we have bought the past five holidays? Or do we branch out and look for a gift that will benefit their health and wellness for years to come?
We have spoken to chiropractors about the ultimate gifts to purchase for total wellness, and came up with this list of useful, practical, and fun gifts that your loved one is certain to enjoy.
The Top 100 Healing Foods by Paula Bartimeus
Whether it's migraines, high blood pressure, stress, or insomnia that your loved one suffers from, there are foods that can help combat their symptoms. This handy little cookbook offers an index of ailments and symptoms to choose from, and then lists the foods that can relieve those ailments and enhance overall health and vitality. It's a helpful go-to cookbook for the entire family when they are feeling less than their best.
Fitbit Activity Tracker
Who knew staying on track with fitness could be so much fun? The Zip Activity Tracker counts steps, distance traveled, and calories burned. You can set daily goals for yourself, view progress, and earn badges when you have reached your goals. It's the perfect gift for that person who wants to get back into fitness but needs a little nudge to stay motivated.
Vegetable Spiral Slicer
Vegetable spiralizer’s can take vegetables like zucchini and butternut squash, and turn them into low-carbohydrate pasta-shaped slices. Perfect for the raw foodists, low carb dieters, or anyone else who wants to eat healthier. Try spiraling your butternut squash and tossing it into a pan with olive oil, a teaspoon of rosemary, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and finish with salt, pepper, and a bit of lemon juice. Mix well and top with parmesan cheese for a dish that tastes just like your favorite Italian pasta!
Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle
This double-insulated water bottle will soon become your loved ones go-to water bottle for keeping them cool and hydrated when they’re on the go. Now, it even comes with a sports cap, so the fitness fanatics can drink as they work out without spilling it on themselves. They can be customized too, so if you have multiple people to buy for, you can choose from over 183,000 color combinations.
Sivan Health and Fitness Extra Thick Comfort Foam Mat
Although yoga mats are usually bought for, well, yoga, they can be used for so much more than that. If you have a loved one who has recently taken up regular stretching but finds the carpet too rough to sit and stretch on, this mat will be a much-appreciated gift. The extra-thick design can be used indoors or outdoors to stretch and work out. Plus, you can choose from a wide array of bright and fun colors.
VicTsing Cool Mist Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
This long-lasting diffuser is used to relieve stress, lift the mood, and energize your spirit by lowering radiation while moisturizing the air. It's a great gift for those who have trouble sleeping. Not to mention, they will benefit from the calming and soothing LED colors that change softly against the earthy wood-grain design of the diffuser. Pretty, and useful too.
Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls for Myofascial Release
The self-massaging lacrosse balls by Kieba are the ideal gift for that person in your life who often suffers from muscle knots and tension. Easy to use, you simply lean on the massage balls to relieve sore and tight muscles, and to rejuvenate and revitalize all areas of the body. They are great to use in-between professional massages when you need quick relief.
Book a Chiropractic Visit
Do you have a special someone in your life who is constantly complaining about back pain, neck pain, migraines, or other ailments? The most rewarding gift you could give them might just be a visit to your local chiropractor. Trust us – they will thank you after.
This holiday season, give a gift that the people closest to you will truly appreciate – the gift of wellness. These gifts will not only benefit them in the long-run, but they will be relieved not to be receiving another sweater that will be stashed away in their wardrobe shortly after opening.