How long has it been since you looked through your online wishlist? Are loved ones asking you for ?ideas,? but you?re not giving them much to work with? This year get some gift ideas that will take your fit and healthy lifestyle to the next level.
Powerful Personal Blender
If you?re someone who drinks a daily protein shake, smoothies, or other powdered supplement shakes, put a personal blender on your wishlist. If you?ve never used a personal blender, you?ll be pleasantly surprised by how fast they work and how easy they are to clean. It?s much less of a hassle than a regular kitchen blender. Plus it will very quickly blend up supplement powders, so you?ll never have to chew your morning shake again.
This is an excellent budget gift. If you enjoy working out with tunes, you should put this request on your list. Friends or family can either burn you a disc or send a playlist they?ve created for you in iTunes? by gifting it to you right in the program. Of course, you can request workout music specifically or leave the mood of the list up to the gift giver.
Portion Size Containers
Another affordable gift you can ask for that you?ll be sure to use everyday. These are also known as portion control containers. Available everywhere, under many brand names, and sold individually or in sets, you?ll always bring the right portion sizes for lunch with cups and containers. They feature measurements right on the side, like a measuring cup.
Beeswax Food Wrap
A new, natural way to keep your food fresh. Reusable, washable wraps made with beeswax can wrap any natural food, like you would typically use plastic wrap. Bee?s Wraps? and Abeego are two of the brands making these natural food wraps. You use the warmth of your hands to ?seal? the wrap around foods or dishes. Washing is simple; just use soap and water.
Whether a single serving infuser or a pitcher size version, this gift will help you add flavor to your water without adding sugar or calories. Infusing your water with fruit and veggies not only adds flavor, but vitamins like Vitamin C too.
Cutting Boards, Peelers, or Sharpeners
If you eat a healthy diet, you probably prepare a lot of foods at home. It?s likely you have dull knives or damaged cutting boards in your kitchen. The USDA recommends cutting boards be replaced when they have deep cuts or are excessively worn. Dull knives, of course, increase your risk of cutting yourself. Asking for affordable kitchenware is a great choice for healthy wishlist items.
Nike, FitBit, and Jawbone have each created sleek, wearable fitness trackers. They track more than just steps, like a pedometer does. You can keep track of your sleep, mood, calories, and fitness progress. They feature integrated smartphone apps with social network connectivity so you can share with friends. The cost of the wristband versions of these fitness trackers range between $100 to $150.
A few final tips: Consider creating a list with a wide price range. This helps avoid making your loved ones feel badly when you?ve only wished for gifts outside their budget. Remember some gift givers prefer to think up their own gift ideas for you. Be sure those loved ones know that health and fitness are an important part of your lifestyle. Refresh your online wishlist before the holidays, then be sure that it?s searchable so the special people in your life can find it when they need to.