4 Awesome Last Minute Wellness Gifts for the Fitness and Health Buffs
You’re probably like me and left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. We will talk about 4 Awesome Last Minute Wellness Gifts for any Fitness and Health Buff out there. There’s nothing better than giving your loved ones a gift that says you care about their health and well-being.
Health isn’t just about physical fitness and doing exercises but includes a combination of mental social and physical well-being. It’s not only important to look after ourselves but to look after our friends, family and neighbours during this difficult time, therefore, we hope to offer great and affordable ideas. Below are some amazing wellness gifts to help improve anyone’s health routine.
It’s amazing how music can uplift and inspire anyone during their exercise session and workout. Music can help you run that extra distance, hype you up before a workout, and take you somewhere far away without leaving your room.
You can buy or email an iTunes, Amazon Music, or Spotify gift card at most grocery stores. If you are on a tight budget, you can always make a free music playlist on Youtube (here is a link on how to Create & Manage playlists on Youtube) to share with your friends or loved ones. Even better, you can go a little retro and burn a CD or share a favourite cassette tape or vinyl record with your giftee.
2. Gift card to their favourite grocery store
Food and nutrition is essential for good health and wellness. A gift card to their favourite grocery store is a very thoughtful gift to help any person. The nice thing about a gift card is that it can usually be any amount from $20 to $100. Grocery stores have fruits and vegetables but everyday items that people may buy as well.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a good idea may be to order a meal box subscription (e.g., HelloFresh, GoodFood) for your giftee which can introduce exotic and new meals to your giftee, customized to suit their dietary needs (e.g., dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan), and saves the person time from grocery shopping.
3. Exercise bands
Exercise bands are the best wellness gifts for the minimalist exerciser. They can be used for almost all exercises and are easy to bring with you anywhere you go. They don’t cost nearly as much as dumbbells, barbells, plates, and exercise machines. You can perform deadlifts, squats, shoulder presses, rows and more using exercise bands.
4. Natural Heating/Cold Pad
A great inexpensive wellness gift to give someone could be this natural heating/cold pad made with rice. This gift can be made in a day and requires only rice, something to hold it (e.g., old pillow case, old sock, or old shirt), and thread and needle. This heating/cold pad is perfect for sore muscles, relieving tension, achy joints, pain management, and staying warm on a cold evening. Heat therapy can improve circulation and blood flow, relax muscles and improve flexibility of tissues. If you choose to use it as a cold pad, it can help relieve swelling and inflammation, or cooling aromatherapy if you place essential oils on a felt pad and place it inside or directly on the fabric. Popular essential oils such as spearmint, peppermint and eucalyptus for relaxation, pain relief and headaches.
Instructions on making your own:
- Place 2 pieces of fabric with the pattern on the inside. Sew along 3 of the edges, leaving 1 of the sides open creating a pocket
- Flip the pocket inside out, so the pattern is now on the outside.
- Fill the bag 2/3rds full of rice.
- Sew the last edge with the edges folded inward so that it is hidden. You are done! All you need to do is wrap it up and gift it to your special someone with instructions on how to use it (To Use: Heat in the microwave for 60 seconds or until desired temperature or place it in the freezer).