If you are not into all the holiday traffic and madness of the mall (like me!), there is still time to shop online and get it in time for Christmas without having to pay for expedited shipping. But quick, most sites, like Amazon, are saying that you have to order by today or tomorrow to guarantee receipt by the big day.
Now, what to get some who is health-minded (or is trying to be!) like myself? Well, I’ve highlighted some of my favorite things below and some things that are on my wish list to help you out!
A Few Things I LOVE!
Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer, $149.95
I have an older version, but I absolutely love it! It makes tracking my weight and body fat percentage a breeze! I don’t have to write anything down or plug anything in. I can pull up graphs on the iPhone app or in my web browser. This newer version also tracks air quality and heart rate. Want a cheaper alternative? The WS-30 model is $97.64, but it doesn’t measure body fat and all those other fancy things. Or from the makers of the Fitbit, try the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, which does measure body fat and comes in at $129.95. Although I haven’t tried it, I am a fan of the Fitbit. And the white version was 15% off right at at the time of this posting at $110.64.
Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, $99.95
So speaking of the Fitbit, it’s another great gift! In fact, it was one of my Christmas gifts two years ago, and I’d have to say yet another tool that helped me lose weight and get active. Although I broke mine about a year in (Disclaimer: I am bad with small gadgets!), I had the older version, and I hear they don’t break as easily anymore! And as of this posting, it’s 10% off at $89.95 on Amazon. In fact, Fitbit now has a whole line of trackers ranging in retail price from $59.95-$129.95. Compare them easily here.
OXO Good Grips Egg Slicer and Chopper, $14.99
I know, they say you don’t need an egg slicer. I know, it’s just one extra gadget in your messy kitchen drawer. But I love this when I just want to chop up it up for egg salad because all I have to do is put it in, close the top, lift the top, twist the bottom (so the egg does a 180), and close the top again. So easy. Not to mention, I cut myself easily, so the less I use knives, the better. 😉 See the video on the Amazon link to see exactly how it works.
Things on My Own Christmas Wish List
BistroMD Meal Delivery, prices vary
Having healthy meals delivered to my door after the busy holiday season would be a dream! It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things, and I could have delicious meals already made for me, so I’d have no excuse not to workout, right?! Best of all, it doesn’t actually have to arrive by Christmas! BistroMD is one of the more popular meal delivery programs, but you might also want to check out other popular ones such as Diet-to-Go, DineWise, Personal Chef To Go, The 17 Day Diet, The Fresh Diet, dcuisine, Magic Kitchen, or Send A Meal. See details about these and more meal delivery here.
Benriner Cook Helper Spiral Slicer, $38.09
When I stumbled upon a recipe on Living Nutrition, I was so excited when I realized she turned zucchini into tiny strands of linguine! She said the Benriner was her favorite. I know, it looks like a crazy contraption, but you can turn veggies into “PASTA,” people! Although it looks like in her pictures, she’s using this Benriner Turner Slicer, which is pricier at $66.53. I’ve also found the GEFU Spiral Cutter SPIRALFIX, which also has some good reviews, for $49.99.
Hip Hop Abs DVD, $19.95
Yeah, I’m a dork. I like this cheesy cardio dance stuff. I hate crunches. I hate planks. I like to dance. They say I can dance my way to hot, sexy abs and burn fat off my entire body thanks to Shaun T’s fun workout plan! So duh, I want it! Plus get 4 free gifts and a 60-day money back guarantee. Ok Shaun T… time to bring it! 😉
I’ve listed a few more gift ideas for ya on my 2013 Top Christmas Gifts for the Health Minded board over on Pinterest too.
And word to the wise, many sites, like Amazon, Walmart, etc. sell items from third-party stores that they cannot guarantee shipping time on, so read carefully. And even if you wait a few more days to buy online, non-third party Amazon purchases qualify for free 2-day shipping if you sign up for a 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime, which also gives you access to a ton of free streaming movies, including an Exercise/Fitness category featuring all-time health gurus such as Jillian Michaels and Denise Austin! You have to be a new member, so if you’ve tried Prime before, sorry you’re out of luck. Hope my little tips help you! Good luck with your holiday shopping and best wish to you all in this season of great joy!