Holiday

FitOn’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of wellness to everyone on your list.

By: Lexy Parsons

In search of the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered with our 2021 holiday gift guide. No need to subject yourself to the mayhem of holiday shopping with long lines, large crowds, and out-of-stock… everything. Get everything you need (for everyone you love) with health and wellness in mind. And, we’ve got the perfect present list for every category. Think: Men and women’s wellness gifts, gifts for the fitness fanatic and foodie, gifts to destress, simple gifts for $15 and under, and of course stocking stuffers! Happy shopping!

Wellness Gifts for Women

Evergreen Habit Journal 

If you really want to stick to your 2022 New Year’s goals, the Habit Journal may help! Just as it sounds, this wellness journal is an all-inclusive book that helps you set, commit, and crush healthy habits to achieve all your goals. It includes a daily journal, monthly habit planner and reflection, and simple prompts to keep you accountable to your goals. 

Nodpod Weighted Eye Pillow

The benefits of a weighted blanket and eye pillow all in one? Sign us up. This gentle pressure sleep mask is the perfect wellness gift for women (or men) to help promote a deep, restorative, restful night’s sleep (something we could all use more of!!). The Nodpod mask itself blocks out all light, while the gentle pressure helps reduce stress and promotes a feeling of calm. 

Slip Silk Pillowcase 

And while we’re on the topic of sleep must-haves for women, this Slip Silk Pillowcase obviously needed to come next on our 2021 holiday gift guide. First of all, the variety of silk pillowcase colors (like charcoal, caramel, pink, and navy) makes any bed look like royalty — I mean, it uses the highest grade long fiber mulberry silk, after all. Second (and more importantly), it promotes a restful night’s sleep by enhancing comfort while also keeping anti-aging, anti-bed head, and skin health in mind.

Lululemon Align Leggings 

The perfect leggings do exist — and they’re called Lululemon Align. Soft, buttery, and so flattering, there’s nothing we don’t love. They’re great for low-impact workouts or whenever you want to flaunt a cute athleisure outfit. With a variety of colors, sizes, and styles, this gift is bound to make any woman happy. 

Everlane ReNew Bag 

Every girl needs a travel-friendly bag that does it all. And with two water bottle holders, a laptop sleeve, and plenty of room (perfect for your sneakers and workout gear, wallet, lunch, and even books), this bag does just that. Everything you need, in one easy-to-carry place. 

Flawless Repairing Edge Control 

Gabrielle Union’s Flawless haircare line is all you need for the beauty fanatics in your life. Flawless offers products with unique and hydrating ingredients that all come at an affordable price, and this Flawless Repairing Edge Control product happens to be one of our favorites. It’s perfect to use post-workout to combat frizz, and a little goes a long way. With Biotin as a star ingredient, this product makes it easy to refresh and lock in a flawless finish. 

Wellness Gifts for Men

Oura Ring

Looking for the perfect men’s wellness gift? Give the gift of good health with the Oura Ring. This wearable device (that’s sleek and trendy) provides personal insights on sleep, heart rate, and overall health with real-time data. The best part? You can use this info to improve or optimize your performance. Pretty cool, right?

ChiliPad Sleep System

According to research, it’s best to sleep in a cool environment. With that in mind, this cooling mattress pad takes chilly sleep to the next level. The ChilliSleep Pad is designed to regulate body temperature and promote a cool, restful night’s sleep by preventing sleepers from overheating. If you have a man in your life that runs hot at night, this might be the gift he never knew he needed!

Vuori Strato Tech Tee

The perfect sweat-wicking tee for workouts, lounging, and comfort. Tee shirts are one of those gifts that men can never have enough of, and they’ll always love (especially when it’s anti-odor and ultra soft).

P.S. If you love Vuori, try the FitOn X Vuori Experience here

Hypervolt

Who doesn’t love a massage? Especially when you can administer it yourself. Improve exercise recovery and performance with the Hyperice Hypervolt. This powerful massage gun comes in three speeds to provide instantaneous relief, and boy, is it effective. Plus, it’s made with quiet technology, meaning you can virtually use it anytime, anywhere without worrying about noise disturbance. 

Indoor/Outdoor Grill

If your man in mind is a grill master, this gift is for you. This George Foreman grill can be utilized both inside and out and serves over 15 people! Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or getting ahead with all your meal prep, you’ll have plenty of space to whip up tons of delicious (perfectly charred) meals. 

Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic 

FitOn PRO Subscription

At the top of our 2021 gift guide, of course! A FitOn PRO subscription is the perfect gift that keeps on giving for the fitness fanatic in your life. FitOn PRO gives you access to our entire recipe box full of meals (for every diet in mind), personalized meal plans, premium music, unlimited offline downloads, and real-time heart rate. Plus, with FitOn PRO, you can cast your workouts to the big screen! 

Adjustable Dumbbells

This purchase may seem like a splurge but think of it as a steal. The average heavy dumbbell will cost you $80 per pair, but with these adjustable dumbbells, you’re getting 15 pairs in one. And, not only will you save money, but you’ll save space! Perfect for that makeshift home gym. Ranging from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds, these weights meet all your exercise needs. 

Topical CBD Pain-Relief Stick

A gym bag essential. This topical CBD cooling stick is the perfect sore muscle soother to relieve tension after a long day of work (hello, back pain) or a booty-kicking workout. Made with soothing ingredients like menthol, arnica, coconut oil, and broad-spectrum CBD, it’s a great way to relieve aches and pains the natural way.

Saje Wellness Post-Workout Recovery Kit

No one likes sore and achy muscles. Activate full recovery mode with this Saje Wellness Post-Workout Kit. Equipped with a mini massage ball and pain-relieving trio (an oil, body mist, and lotion) made with soothing essential oils. Best of all, it comes in a cute, on-the-go tote bag to make giving the gift of exercise recovery that much easier. 

Homebody Epsom Salt Bath Soak

After a grueling workout, recover with a calming bath soak and soothe sore muscles back to their fullest potential. Made with Epsom Salt and a fresh botanical blend, your mind is bound to love this just as much as your body. 

Gifts for the Foodie 

Almond Cow Non-Dairy Milk Maker

Turn any nut, seed, or grain into creamy, homemade non-dairy milk in a matter of minutes (think: cashew, pumpkin, hazelnut, flax, or oat). Save money and avoid the sneaky ingredients that come with expensive store-bought plant-based brands with the Almond Cow. Plus, enjoy the benefits of homemade without the mess, straining, or time commitment. Perfect for the foodie, baker, plant-based eater, or anyone looking to make healthy changes to their diet in the year ahead. 

Lettuce Grow Farmstand

The gift that keeps on giving with true farm-to-table produce. Lettuce Grow’s self-watering hydroponic plant stand is a must-have for foodies, busy families, and anyone looking to live a healthier, more sustainable life. Grow fresh, delicious vegetables indoors or out in as little as three weeks. With new veggies available each season and endless varieties to choose from (think: broccoli, spinach, and even berries), committing to a healthy diet (and lifestyle) has never been easier.  

Daily Harvest Meals

Too busy to meal-prep, let alone grocery shop, cook, and clean? We’ve got you. Give the gift of Daily Harvest and treat your loved ones to pre-prepped, plant-based, and utterly delicious meals made with nourishing ingredients. Think: plant-based smoothies, flatbreads, ice cream, energy bites, and warming bowls. Find our favorites here!

Our Place Always Pan

One pan that does it all. No really, the Always Pan replaces 8 pieces of traditional cookware. Use it as a non-stick pan, saucepan, pasta pot, spatula rest, steamer, strainer, skillet, and saucier. On top of that? It makes your kitchen look — *chefs kiss* — beautiful. It’s probably the most aesthetically pleasing piece of cookware you’ve ever laid eyes on. 

Instant Vortex Air Fryer

Air fry, roast, bake and reheat with the Instant Vortex Air Fryer. Get all of the crispy delicious crunch of a deep-fry without the added fat, calories, and oil. From healthy chicken fingers and fries to crispy brussels sprouts, the possibilities are endless.

Ember Smart Mug 

Of course, our 2021 holiday gift guide has the coffee lover in mind. Never let your loved one drink a lukewarm (or worse, cold) cup of coffee again. The Ember Smart Mug keeps your cup between 120 and 145 degrees, and since it’s a smart device, you can even program it from your phone! 

Vitamix Blender

What kind of foodie holiday gift guide would this be if we didn’t include a high-speed blender? The Vitamix blender is truly the ultimate kitchen appliance. It might be a splurge, but it lasts for years and comes in handy for all your kitchen needs. Trust us — your foodie gift recipient will be forever grateful. From sauces to smoothies to soups, and even homemade nut-butters, the Vitamix does it all! 

Matcha Kit Set

Everything you need to make the perfect cup of matcha. And with so many amazing health benefits, we could all use some more green tea magic in our lives, right? Just want the matcha and whisk? We love this Golde Matcha Set

Gifts to De-Stress 

The Shift Breathing 

Reduce cortisol, decrease blood pressure, relax muscles, and promote a feeling of calm. All with a stress-relieving inhale with The Shift. It’s portable, simple, and backed by science.

5 Minute Journal

Five minutes is all you need to shift your mindset. The 5-minute journal can fill your morning with positive affirmations, a gratitude practice, and goal setting and prompt an evening full of positive reflection.

Branch Basics Cleaner Set

Yes, some people really find cleaning to be therapeutic (and I happen to be one of them). So, speaking from personal experience (and research), Branch Basics can totally serve as a wonderful holiday gift. Plus it’s non-toxic, eco-friendly, and multi-functional! 

Gravity Weighted Blanket

When you can’t be there to offer stress-relieving support in person, gifting this weighted blanket is the next best thing. With its ability to reduce anxiety, stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, and even support sleep, this cozy gift is like a portable human hug.

Cushion Lab Neck Pillow

Melt the stress and tension away from your shoulders — literally. This ergonomic neck pillow is travel-friendly and can make trekking out of town for the holidays a whole lot more comfortable. Great for anyone who travels frequently for work or is prone to neck and shoulder tension!

Vanity Planet Face Steamer

For the friend who wants to make time for extra self-care and skincare without the out-of-house time commitment and expensive spa bill. Hydrate, detoxify, and ultimately relax with this soothing facial steamer.

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion 

This budget-friendly wellness-inspired holiday gift idea is great for those on your holiday gift list that could use a little extra self-care. This magnesium lotion is great to use on sore muscles or a great lotion to use before bed.  

Gifts $15 Or Less

Handheld Milk Frother

Foamy, homemade lattes? Yes, please! For less than $15, this milk frother can elevate any morning.

Patchology Eye Gels

The busyness of the holiday season can lead to late nights and feelings of burnout. But, there will be no tired eyes on our watch! Say goodbye to dark undereye circles with these therapeutic Patchology Eye Gels. Nutrients like Vitamin C, green tea extract, and mulberry extract helps to soothe sore eyes and provide a little TLC.

Candle Set

Candles are always a cute and affordable gift. This Public Goods Candle Trio is vegan-friendly, made with natural soy wax and essential oils, and free from lead, dyes, BPA, and phthalates. Plus, it comes in cozy, comforting scents like Black Currant, Cedar & Suede, Lavender & Vanilla.

Jade Roller

For the friend who needs some extra self-care. Reduce puffiness, increase circulation, and help promote a more radiant, youthful you with this gift.

Four Sigmatic Instant Adaptogenic Coffee Packets

For the coffee lover who needs to get their stress in check. On-the-go fuel made with a blend of adaptogenic herbs to balance stress and boost energy.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace By Nedra Glover Tawwab

Is your friend giving her all to everyone around her, but not looking out for herself? Help her fill her own cup again. Licensed counselor, relationship expert, and therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab shares advice on setting healthy boundaries at home and in the outside world so you (or your friend!) can feel healthier and more joyful each day.

Stocking Stuffers 

Bitsy’s Swish

We’re obsessing over everything Bitsy’s has to offer — a company co-founded by Gabrielle Union. Their new product is just perfect for the kiddos in your life! Bitsy’s Swish comes in a variety of yummy flavors like Blue Raspberry, Pink Lemonade, Fruit Punch, and Cotton Candy, and is designed to help boost the hydration of your kid’s water! It’s a delicious electrolyte boost that’s free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives. The ingredients are clean, the packaging is adorable, and we couldn’t think of a better stocking stuffer! 

Hello Goldie CBD Herbal Tea

Curl up in bed and stay cozy and cool with this CBD-infused herbal tea. If you struggle falling or staying asleep, Hello Goldie’s therapeutic blend might be the perfect sleepy solution. 

Glow Maker Vitamin C Serum

Featuring Vitamins C, E, Ferulic Acid, and Hyaluronic Acid, this fan-favorite (with over 10,000 reviews) helps to rejuvenate the skin, address fine lines, and wrinkles, and brighten skin for that youthful glow. It’s insanely affordable, and your beauty-loving bestie will love it!   

Milk & Honey Epsom Salt Bath Soak

Slip into a state of relaxation with this calming Epsom salt soak. Made with organic lavender and eucalyptus oils, this is the perfect stocking stuffer — self-care addition. 

Moody Girl Chocolate Bars

Mood-boosting chocolate? Don’t mind if we do. While chocolate is already known for its mood-enhancing properties, the added adaptogens and superfoods make this sweet treat extra effective. A tasty way to support stress relief, libido, energy, and even PMS! Yum.

Cocokind Matcha Stick

With colder weather, we’re more prone to chapped and cracked lips. A nourishing lip balm is always a stocking stuffer must-have. And, while this Matcha stick moisturizes lips, it can also nourish under eyes and dry skin too! 

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Excessive screen time takes a hit on our health, especially when it comes to sleep. After all, blue light suppresses the sleep hormone melatonin! So if you’re looking to regulate your sleep-wake cycle and maximize your snooze time, blue-light-blocking glasses make the perfect gift (especially for those prone to late-night Netflix binges, work emails, and Instagram scrolling). With over 85,000 reviews, we think you’ll love these.

Thoughtful Wellness-Inspired Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them this holiday season with a little special something. Who knows, maybe your wellness-inspired gifts will even encourage a healthier new year! But remember, while it’s nice to open a thoughtful treat, gifts aren’t everything. Don’t forget to shower your loved ones with heartfelt love, too.