Best Gift Ideas for Improving Well-Being
By Roman Hadley // February 11, 2021
Since 2020, the nation’s health has been a constant talking point, so it’s no wonder people are taking a greater interest in healthier ways of life. Indeed, with gyms closed and extra time to spare after work, running alone has seen a massive increase in popularity.
With the focus on health unlikely to go anywhere soon, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite healthy gift ideas for any occasion.
Fun, fruity and good for you! Smoothie makers have been a go-to choice as a healthy gift or wedding present for a long time now. Smoothies themselves are becoming popular, namely because they are a convenient way to get the fantastic health-boosting benefits of fruits and vegetables.
However, with many shops closed and people spending less time in city centers in 2020, it’s become less likely for people to grab a smoothie on the go.
Time for the home smoothie maker to step in. If you’re working from home or just fancy making smoothies yourself, these can be a great gift for the whole family.
Smoothies make for a quick and delicious breakfast, or even just as a cooling beverage on a warm day. Trying out new recipes can be seen as a hobby in itself, with different concoctions providing different colors, tastes and health bonuses. You could spend hours looking for the best recipes, but we recommend starting here for some great smoothie ideas.
The word “health” used to just be associated with fitness, but thankfully it is now being applied increasingly in reference to our mental well-being. Mental health is just as important as physical health, so a gift that can help improve it is surely up there with the best.
One way of helping to nurture positive mental health is to get into an artistic hobby such as painting. Studies have shown that creative forms of expression such as painting can help relieve stress, improve communication and slow the mental effects of ageing.
Painting as a skill may sound intimidating, but simple acrylic or watercolor pieces can be super easy to pick up on. Moreover, painting supplies don’t have to be expensive – a good set of brushes, paints and paper/canvas can all be bought at a reasonable price without compromising on quality. Painting is a gift choice for all ages, and if their creations go down well, it could even lead to a beloved new hobby for years to come!
Vaping equipment may seem a bit strange as a healthy gift idea, but there’s plenty of reasons for their inclusion. According to Public Health England (PHE), vaping is up to 95% healthier than smoking and makes quitting cigarettes more than twice as likely.
While we know smoking is hugely damaging to our health, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to further raise the risk of serious health complications for smokers. Based on WHO research, smokers are more likely to experience severe symptoms, hospitalization and even death from coronavirus.
Luckily, vaping and e-cigarettes are on the rise and more accessible than ever. What better gift is there than to give your partner, loved one or even friend a hand in kicking smoking out of their lives? According to E-liquids.com, the best type of kit to start out with is a pod type kit, but there are others worth exploring. We recommend keeping a lookout for bundles that include both a vape device and e-liquid together, that way you’re good to go straight out of the box!
One of the most obvious but impressive gifts to encourage better health is a fitness tracker. These watch-like devices can help track metrics such as heart rate, steps taken, distance covered and even blood oxygen levels. Those sort of figures can certainly help to transform your home exercise routine and give you even clearer targets and goals to strive towards.
Fitness trackers have soared in popularity with the wider public over the last few years. Indeed, during the height of the 2020 pandemic, studies saw a sharp rise in the use of digital fitness apps as people began to take health into their own hands. With the arrival of easy-to-use but advanced fitness trackers, home fitness workouts are close to becoming as trackable as gym routines.
Better still, many fitness tracker companies realize that their products make for excellent gifts. Take a look on the web and you’re sure to find all manner of offers ranging from Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, all the way to Christmas.
This can help you pick up a great deal on some impressive tech for your loved ones. The varieties of different trackers available is also impressive, with many shapes, functions and styles available to suit their needs.
CBD may be something you’ve heard of but not really explored. In recent years, it’s become a huge trend in the UK, and there’s a good reason for it too. CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a compound found in the hemp plant.
It won’t get you high, but it is thought to be able to promote health by supporting the body’s natural balance, or ‘homeostasis’. There is still a lot of research being done, but CBD is thought to be able to help with ailments ranging from chronic pain to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
According to Vitality CBD, over 6 million people have tried CBD, and there are now over 1.3 million regular users in the UK. While the health benefits are still being explored, it’s encouraging to see so many people advocating for its use.
CBD not only makes a great gift because of its potential health-promoting qualities but also because of its versatility. Alongside CBD oil drops and sprays, you can try high-quality CBD skincare products such as creams and exfoliators, as well as pampering products such as CBD bath bombs and bath salts.
Author Bio: Roman Hadley is a content contributor based in the West Midlands of the UK. He has worked in various industries, including the automotive and well-being sectors.