15 Great Gift Ideas for Your Health Guru Friend

Medically reviewed by Rena Goldman on December 13, 2016Written by Rena Goldman

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Chances are you have at least one friend or family member who is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle. Maybe they’re regularly in sporty workout clothes, with a smoothie bottle in hand, training for a marathon, or always trying out the latest specialized diet.

Whether for their birthday or the holidays, it can be tricky to shop for a healthy living devotee. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you. Check out these 15 gift ideas for the health nut in your life!

Fitness gadgets

running with fitbit

Garmin Vívofit fitness band

This waterproof wearable is customizable and sets goals depending on your fitness level. It learns the wearer’s activity levels and sets goals accordingly. Vivofit can record calories burned and track the quality of your sleep. The device also has a battery life of up to one year.

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IFLYING digital cordless jump rope

IFLYING is a jump rope, without the rope. It makes a good gift for the fitness guru on the go, since there’s no rope to get tangled. They can also get in the cardio of jumping rope in a small space. The device is digital and counts calories and number of jumps.

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Fitbit charge 2

For those who have the extra budget, Fitbit Charge 2 is a wearable with even more functionality. It tracks your heartrate and calorie burn all day, including steps taken, distance, and floors climbed. The device also has an OLED screen where you can see call, text, and calendar notifications. Other bonus features include GPS to see real-time pace and stats during a run, and a built-in silent vibrating alarm to wake you up.

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Workout gear

workout gear

Inspirational athletic running socks

If your friend is really into running races, chances are she’s posted her pre-race gear on Instagram. Give her some rockin’ socks to share and inspire her to run her best. These socks were made for runners from moisture-wicking material that lets feet breathe and prevents odor. They’re colorful and fun, with catchy phrases, like “she believed she could, so she did,” showing on the top and bottom of the foot.

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AIKELIDA running belt

This belt was made for the outdoorsy athlete. Running and hiking can be a pain if you don’t have a good way to carry your phone, keys, and other necessities. AIKELIDA fits both men and women, comes in a variety colors, and holds most smart phones. Its fabric is designed to keep your belongings dirt free.

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Best sports water bottle

Most fitness fanatics would agree that you need a reliable water bottle. This bottle by Embrava comes in four different colors, holds 32oz, is made with BPA-free Tritan Co-Polyester, and has a lid that keeps out dust and dirt. A spill-proof lid can be flipped open easily for quick hydration.

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Kitchen accessories

healthy family cooking

Ninja kitchen system pulse

The Ninja is a great gift for the smoothie lover in your life. It allows you to mix a variety of roughly chopped ingredients into a creamy smoothie. There’s a single serving attachment with a top for breakfast on the go. You can also use the Kitchen System Pulse to create your own homemade pizza dough.

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LIFT certified meal prep containers

A big part of living a healthy lifestyle is eating the right foods. These meal prep containers make it easy to store healthy portions for the whole week. They’re BPA free and can go from the freezer to the microwave to the dishwasher.

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Philips airfryer

Your healthy friend may have sworn off traditional fried foods, but the Philips Airfryer offers a lighter fare. The creation of famous chef Gordon Ramsey, it’s designed to fry foods with 75 percent less fat, using hot air instead of extra oil. The device can also grill, roast, steam, and bake.

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Healthy cookbooks

healthy cookbooks

‘Everyday Detox’ by Megan Gilmore

Is a special person in your life always on a detox? Help them put away the juicer and steer clear of intense liquid cleanse diets. The recipes in this cookbook were created with your digestive system in mind. Nutritionist and blogger Megan Gilmore uses healthy ingredients to make 100 regular meals that won’t leave you feeling bloated.

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‘Weeknight Fresh and Fast’ by Kristine Kidd

Have a busy weekday schedule? This cookbook offers fast, easy, and healthy dinner recipes for every season. The foundation for each meal is fresh produce. There are also tips on how to save time and repurpose leftovers.

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‘For the Love of Food and Yoga’ by Liz Price-Kellogg and Kristen Taylor

Yoga lovers can take delight in this cookbook that combines nourishing your mind and body. Its focus is on how mindfulness can impact the body, including lifestyle and food choices. Vegetarian, vegan, and raw recipes are called “Yogabites” because each is paired with a yoga teaching.

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Healthy reading

healthy reading

‘Quitting’ by Peg Streep and Alan Bernstein

Sometimes, knowing when to quit is just as important as knowing when to power through. In “Quitting,” bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan Bernstein discuss setting healthy goals at work and in life, love, and relationships, and knowing when to move on. The book also includes inspiring success stories from people who quit and questionnaires and goal maps to help guide yourself.

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‘Namaslay’ by Candace Moore

“Namaslay” was inspired by author Candace Moore’s experience overcoming illness and depression. The motivational guide takes you through over 100 yoga poses that focus on reducing stress and strengthening your core.

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‘100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol. 1’ by Neila Rey

This book is full of workout ideas for the fitness fanatic on the go. It includes 100 exercise routines that use your bodyweight to build muscle and stay fit. Since no equipment is required, your friend with have a full workout routine wherever they bring the book.

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