5 Healthy Holiday Gifts


Looking for some last minute gift ideas for someone special in your life? Yeah, me, too! I always have a large, specific list in my head of things I would love to have or love to give someone all year, but once the holidays arrive, I completely blank on all of them.  I think part of it has to do with the fact that everywhere we look, there is SO. MUCH. STUFF. There are the "13 best tech gadgets under $100" and, of course, the obligatory list of the hottest toys for kids. (Thanks Hatchimals.) At the same time, while I am considering what to give friends and family this season, I am still trying to live the lessons I learned in the great book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I appreciate my decluttered life very much, so rather than tell you about things to load onto others, my top five gift ideas this year are mainly experiences to share. Or just treat yourself! Either way, you won't have to find yourself in the return aisle at the mall with these. So without further ado: (drum roll, please!)

zivaMIND Meditation Course- If you follow my blog regularly, you know how important a role meditation has played in my life this year. And I learned from the best. Emily Fletcher teaches live courses in NYC and LA, and on many special occasions, all over the world. But for some of us who can't get to her live courses, the zivaMIND online course is a huge blessing. And I guarantee this gift will be the best thing that someone special in your life will ever experience. Her motto really says it all-"do less, accomplish more." It's life changing! And the 8 day course is 25% off until December 26th.


The City Skinny "Fit-Day" gift card. As many of you know, we have created a mini-retreat that The City Skinny hosts 2 to 3 times a year-and growing. It is a fantastic way to treat someone you love to a day to spend on their well-being. We cater to all levels of fitness and with 3 goals in mind: to have fun, try something new, and create an unforgettable day with your friends or workout partner! The gift card is $150 and never expires and can be used locally or towards one of our getaways. 2017 will include Cincinnati, Ashville, NC and Lexington, KY! Email emily@thecityskinny.com for more details!


5 30-Minute boxing or Personal Training Sessions- A personal training package might be a little pricey for some, and a single session may not get someone into the groove of a new routine. The guys at Iron Sharpens Iron have a new package of 5  thirty-minute, one-on-one sessions of whatever training format you choose for $150. This is perfect for anyone starting up a routine, or looking to enhance what they've already got going on. And it won't break the bank! And let me tell you, I have been challenged plenty in my 30 minute boxing and strength sessions! They will create the perfect routine to fit your personal needs, whatever your fitness level.


Lucky Honey Grippy Socks- Do you have a Pilates or Barre lover in your life? The gals at Lucky Honey just recently created and launched their new product with the most flattering, functional grippy sock I've ever put on my foot. There is something to be said about feeling and looking good while you are working out. There is also the beauty and convenience of going from studio to street in style with this pretty little sock. These beauties will be delivered to your door before the holidays and are a great stocking stuffer! You can follow them on Instagram for a daily dose of inspiration.


The Weekly Juicery Gift Card- It's time to trade in your Starbucks go-to gift card for something new- with health benefits. The Weekly Juicery gift cards are a great way to support your health and a fantastic local business. Just allow them to introduce you to their new warm tonics (my favorite is the Golden Latte), which taste 100% better than an empty calorie, sugary latte, and you'll be hooked! If you are like me, I have teachers, clients, and school crossing guards to whom I like to give a little something, and I know they will appreciate a smoothie, juice, acai bowl or tonic on a stroll through Hyde Park Square! All ingredients are 100% USDA organic and if you stop in for a $25 gift card purchase, enjoy a shot on the house, or a $50 gift card- a complimentary juice! 

So this Christmas, treat those you care about in your life to the fad that never goes out of style- health! Happy Holidays, everyone!