Everybody’s got one: a foodie or fitness fanatic in their life that they need to shop for this holiday season, but have no idea what to buy.
Since we’re both foodies and fitness fanatics, we can help. We searched high and low to put together this year’s gift guide for foodies and fitness fanatics.
We’ve included some of our favorite things (please, Santa, please!) including some of the latest and greatest gadgets, the can’t-go-wrong classics, and even some novel, one-of-a-kinds for those who have everything.
Have a green thumb you’re shopping for? “Eating local” is all the rage and these Uncommon Goods Micro-green Kits are about as local as it gets. Help your loved one start their own mini-farm in their backyard, stoop or even windowsill. From organic Japanese mibuna mustard, to daikon radish the Veggie and Spice kits have got you covered. This tiny “farms” include a recycled steel box, soilless growing medium and USDA-certified organic greens seeds.
We’ve arranged for one of our lucky readers to win a Veggie or Spice Kit of their choice. And if you’re some great Christmas items, looking for other great gifts, UncommonGoods has lots of fun, unique ideas.
Leave a comment below if you want to win this and letting us know that you’ve completed the requirements above.
Not new to the Appetite for Health gift guide but certainly on my wish list this year, the Soda Stream machine is a healthy (and economical) way to enjoy low calorie, fizzy drinks. The SodaStream makes it easy to make your own sparkling water at home and is environmentally friendly with no empty bottles to waste. They even have MyWater Flavor Essences so you can add your own natural flavor infusions; think orange, raspberry, mint and lemon-lime.
Health and Fitness Magazine Subscriptions
I’m a fan of gifting magazine subscriptions; it’s the present that can be enjoyed year-round. This year, give your loved one the gift of health with a year’s subscription to some of the best cooking, nutrition and fitness magazines out there. At the top of my list? I love EatingWell, Shape, Cooking Light, Women’s Health and Fitness magazines.
Sometimes half the battle of working out is just figuring out what to wear. Help your loved one stay fit and fashionable this year with a membership to PVBody. Based on their fitness and style profile, PVBody will deliver two pieces of personalized workout clothes (think high-quality brands like Lululemon) to their front door every month. With all of this time saved, there’ll be no more excuses for not working out!
The New Year is about starting anew, so what better way to bring in 2013 than to give your favorite friend a fruit tree. From Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry to Beurre Bosc Pear, Stark Bro’s has one of the largest varieties of fruit trees. Stark Bro’s also provides detailed tree characteristics, growing guides, and even a tool to help you select the best tree to ensure it’s grown in the right climate and with fruitful success.
Stark Bro’s would like to give one of our lucky readers a fruit tree this holiday season (with a value up to $25). To enter to win, please like Stark Bro’s on Facebook. Also, please leave a comment here telling us which tree you’d plant this year if you were the lucky winner.
A personal trainer in your own home….sound too good to be true? For most of us, it is, until now. Nike+ Kinect Training gives you a personalized training program with real-time feedback and the program evolves as you do to keep you on track. It’s perfect for anyone needing guidance on how to get started, needs a little extra motivation or enjoys working out in the privacy of their own home.
As an on-the-go health and fitness enthusiast, I’m always looking for the “cleanest” bar I can find; one that has little added junk and is big on nutrition. YouBars lets you choose from various nut butters, dried fruits, protein powders and more to create your own nutrition bar and the customizable packaging, they make a great, personalize gift. This year I ordered a few for myself and for some fellow fitness friends.
From Mexican classics like mole and ceviche to traditional Mediterranean dishes including borek and moussaka, these online Epicurious cooking classics will teach you how to create classic dishes from around the world. You’ll learn from some of the top chefs from the Culinary Institute of America, mastering all of the techniques and flavors without ever leaving your home.
All too often our best intentions fall short. How many times have you made a smart choice and ordered the salad but then doused it in dressing? I love the Prepara Oil Mister because you control how much goes on your salad or pasta dishes. A healthier alternative to the overly processed dressings and non-stick sprays you’ll find in the stores, you can use healthy oils and infuse with natural herbs and spices to make the perfect blend.
We’ve arranged for three of our readers to win a Prepara Oil Mister this year. To enter to win please “Like” Prepara on Facebook and leave a comment here telling us what the first healthy concoction you’d make if you won.
This year, give the gift that gives back. K-Swiss has partnered with Stand Up to Cancer to create women’s sports apparel and sneakers to raise awareness for cancer research. The company will donate $5 for every SU2C branded item. K-Swiss is one of the premier US-based based athletic footwear companies that has been making top=of-the-line tennis shoes since 1966. The company now offers footwear for all kinds of sports including running, cycling triathlon and tennis.