Wellness Gift Guide 2021
This year, the holiday shopping season started early. With shipping delays and supply chain issues, it’s recommended to place your orders as soon as possible early to ensure products arrive on time.
Every year, our health coaches put together a list of wellness products they enjoy and recommend. If you’re looking for a gift for a health-conscious friend or family member, or maybe for yourself, this is your guide.
We have plenty of good ideas in our previous gift guides – check them out at the bottom of this article – but here’s what our health coaches think should be on your shopping list for wellness gifts in 2021.
Note: Find something good that should be added to our list? Let us know in the comments!
9 Best Wellness Gift Ideas of 2021 (Lowest $$$ to Highest $$$)
1. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Know someone who spends a lot of time on their iPad or computer before bed? Blue light blocking glasses are a cheaper and effective tool for promoting sleep.
2. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are a must-have, whether you’re just starting to exercise or you’ve been following a routine for years.
They are inexpensive and extremely versatile. They’re perfect for home workouts and easy to take on the road while traveling. And you can use them for dozens of exercises.
3. LMNT Electrolyte Supplements
These supplements are great stocking stuffers for people following low-carb and/or keto and individuals or athletes with high-activity levels.
They are sugar-free and stevia-sweetened and are “formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs.” A 12-pack starts at $20.
4. Road bikes
Outdoor activities boomed during COVID-19 as people sought ways to stay active outside. While indoor exercise bikes like a Peloton are extremely popular these days, biking outdoors is still a great workout. Below is a list of the best road bikes for men, women, commuters, those on a budget, and kids.
These can range from somewhere around $300 for a budget bike to more than $1,500 for a high-performance road bike.
Sheenx are known as “performance sheets,” which are basically bed sheets, pillow cases, and comforters designed to breathe better than cotton sheets and design to help manage temperature fluctuations in the middle of the night.
If you know someone who struggles to sleep when it’s too hot, these can be helpful. Their original performance sheet set is usually around $200, but they have all sorts of products.
6. Standup paddleboards or kayaks
Know someone who loves being on the water, whether it’s a river, lake, or ocean? While leisure and relaxing should be on the list for vacations, you can enjoy fun on the water while getting in a great workout.
Standup paddleboards are not only a great test of balance, but they really work your core, while kayaks are great for the muscles in your shoulders and back.
Standup paddleboard can range from around $600 for a budget version and over $1,200 for the best all-around version. Kayaks can range from $155 for an inflatable kayak to $300 for a beginner kayak to $1,100 for a top-shelf recreational kayak.
7. Oura ring
While an Apple Watch or Fitbit is a useful tool for fitness tracking worn on your wrist, an Oura ring is worn as a ring on one of your fingers. It analyzes your sleep, your activity levels, and how ready you are to take on the day. It can also track your heart rate and your body’s recovery rate.
Greenville health coach Aaron Benator uses one himself and enjoys it. Read more about them on their website below. They start at around $300.
8. Chilisleep Sleep Cooling System
Have a loved one who needs it cool to sleep well? This system circulated cooler water through the mattress pad to help improve sleep quality and comfort. These are pricey at more than $500.
9. Red Light Therapy Device
Red light therapy devices improve collagen production, wound healing, and muscle recovery, and they can reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and improve mental acuity. You can read more about the science behind them here - https://joovv.com/pages/science. These are pricey at more than $500.
Past Wellness Gift Guides
This gift guide is a yearly tradition at PartnerMD, and there are plenty of good ideas still in previous editions. If none of the 2021 ideas hit the mark, try these for additional ideas.