Often, we view health-conscious individuals as being somewhat restricted. There are certain things they can’t eat or drink, and certain activities they won’t engage in in the name of health. This is merely an indication of discipline, and ultimately it’s a good thing. But it can also make it a little bit difficult to do casual things like grab a meal or have a few drinks with a friend or family member like this. In short, it’s easy to feel like a “health nut” may be missing out on things sometimes.
This idea extends to gift giving and celebrations. On a normal special occasion – a birthday, holiday, graduation, or whatever else – you might consider taking a friend or family member out to dinner, or throwing a party. You might bake a cake, and you may even consider special beer or wine as a present. But these aren’t always options if you’re dealing with someone who’s particularly conscious about his or her nutrition.
Fortunately, there are plenty of other things you can do, not only to skirt around health restrictions but to help someone further an effort to stay healthy. Here are a few gift ideas for the lovable health nut in your life.
New Supplements – If you’re dealing with someone who devotes his or her life to health and nutrition, chance are that someone is interested in supplements. A lot of the things you find in this range are questionable in quality or effect, but you can sometimes find natural mixes that would at least be intriguing to your friend or family member. SunPotion can give you an idea of what goes into some of these supplements, from raw cacao to mushroom powder! Different supplements serve different purposes, but a random selection can make for a fun gift.
A Juicer Or Blender – Perhaps he or she already has a juicer or blender. The odds are pretty good, if nutrition is a primary focus; vegetable and fruit smoothies seem to be more popular than ever. But you can usually find something that will serve a new purpose. For example, if the person already has a heavy-duty juicer, consider something like a Nutribullet that’s better for fast, easy creations. Or vice-versa. It’s a thoughtful gift, and one that will undoubtedly be put to extensive use.
A Food Subscription – It’s fairly widely accepted that one reason there are so many health and nutrition problems in our world today is that we rely too heavily on takeout meals and processed foods. Healthy, homemade meals tend to be far healthier, albeit more time-consuming and sometimes more expensive. But nowadays, subscription food services are making homemade meals more accessible. BlueApron is the main name in this growing industry, but there are numerous companies that do the same thing, sending you fresh ingredients and recipes so that you can cook healthy meals on your own.
Health-Related Coupons – You may ultimately decide it’s not up to you what sort of food or item you get as a gift, but that you’d still like to support healthy habits. In this case, you can always look into coupon codes or special offers at related stores that would allow your friend or family member to make his or her own choices. CouponToPay is an interesting platform to keep an eye on, as they feature a rotating selection of stores and every now and then you’ll spot an interesting offer with a health-related company.
A Veggie Spiralizer – If you’re not sure quite what this is, don’t worry about it. It’s a kitchen appliance that’s only become trendy in recent years. Basically, it can turn vegetables into noodles (or at least shape them the same way), creating an excellent alternative for people who might be trying to cut down on carbs, or simply eat more veggies! It’s something even a dedicated nutrition enthusiast might not have yet, and it’s also a very affordable gift.
Hopefully some of those ideas sound about right! There are plenty of options for you to take part in your friend or family member’s health effort – even if he or she might be tough to grab drinks with now and then!