Finding great gifts for healthy eaters doesn’t mean avoiding anything that looks delicious and exciting.
It also doesn’t mean you have to give them yet another fruit basket (not that we have anything against fruit, mind you).
Quite to the contrary, this handpicked list of gift ideas offers both the utilitarian as well as the downright fun. Many of them would be perfect choices for anyone on your gift list.
That’s right, even if they aren’t already health conscious, you might find a way to encourage a healthier lifestyle without the risk of offending them (as you might if you buy them a workout DVD).
After all, who wouldn’t love number 1, or number 3, or … well, keep reading and see for yourself!
Gift Ideas for the Healthy Eater
1. Matcha Kit – Connoisseur Ceremony Start Up Set
Anyone who has discovered Matcha knows it isn’t just a nutritious drink, it’s an experience. Preparing your own is part of the soothing, relaxing benefit of slowing down and knowing the joy of a momentary escape. This ceremonial gift set provides everything needed for the correct way to make and enjoy this healthful drink, including 100% USDA organic Matcha green tea.
2. Organic Spices (in jars with magnetic lids)
What a find, wonderfully healthy spices with “built-in” convenient (even decorative) storage. It’s called the “Wellness Kit” and includes 7 Jars Filled with Organic, Antioxidant-Rich Spices. All spices are organic and sustainably harvested. Magnetic lids allow for simply clamping the jars to the frig or other metal surface for storage. To ensure safety, the magnets and spices are separated with a barrier created by the internal food-safe certified magnet cap.
3. Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker
Healthy eating doesn’t mean giving up dessert when you have this Fruit Soft-Server Maker from Yonanas. You get ice-cream-like taste without all the fat, sugar, preservatives and other unwanted additives in store bought products. This is also an excellent gift for vegans or for anyone who avoids dairy products due to lactose intolerance. Instead, they can use fresh fruits to create delicious soft-serve frozen treats. It’s also fast and easy to use.
4. Grow-It-Yourself Sprouts Kit
Nothing is fresher than growing your own! This Sprout Garden Complete Starter Kit contains everything needed to grow sprouts in the kitchen, including a 2 oz. pack of organic alfalfa seeds. This is an especially nice choice for apartment dwellers or anyone with a small kitchen because it takes up only a tiny amount of space. Yet despite its small size, it lets you grow up to 4 pounds of sprouts in 3 days. It’s a great gift for healthy eaters who want to try something new and fun.
5. Mandoline Slicer ***AND*** Glove
Fresh is healthy, and the more you eat fresh, the more cutting and slicing is involved. The Swissmar Borner V Power Mandoline (V-7000) is super handy for making all sorts of food prep tasks much faster and easier, especially when you want extra thin or nice even slices of uniform thickness. (For other options see our top 5 mandoline reviews.)
There is just one condition with this gift – gloves are not optional! The last thing you want is to give a gift that sends your loved one to the emergency room. Give them good protection like this pair of NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves. They’re food grade, washable, snug fit for good gripping, and a must-have when using a super sharp mandoline.
6. Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Health conscious or not, everyone loves this! The Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer is a #1 bestseller online with over 7,000 reviews and about 90% of them very positive. Of course kids love it for the cute factor, but adults appreciate fancy too. In addition to looks, you get a unique texture factor in spiral cut fruits and vegetables that enhances your enjoyment.
7. Snapware Airtight & Leakproof Pyrex Glass Food Keeper Set
Food-Friendly and People-Friendly – (It’s a terrible photo but the product is great!) Anyone concerned about what is in their food is also concerned about what they put their food into. Give them a no-more-worries option with a nice set of Snapware containers.
These are called the “total solution” storage ware because they’e stackable, nestable, and safe for freezer, frig and microwave. The glass containers (without the lids) are also oven-safe. The plastic lids carry a lifetime replacement warranty, and they’re airtight, leakproof, BPA free, and have a space for write & erase labeling. This 19 piece set includes a nice variety of sizes.
8. Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper and Organic Popcorn
Those prepackaged bags for the microwave might be convenient, but there’s a much healthier way to make popcorn that is every bit as fast. This little machine will turn out up to 18 cups of popcorn in less than 3 minutes, and healthy eaters will love the fact that it’s air popped with no oil needed.
Just don’t make them wait until they can run to the store for corn to try it out. While you’re ordering, include this 1.5 pound bag of Great Northern Organic All Natural Yellow Gourmet Popcorn – certified organically grown, safe, non GMO premium popcorn kernels.
9. Tofu Press
Tofu lovers will be delighted to abandon the clutter and mess of home-made pressing contraptions for this 4 Spring Model Super Tofu Press. It’s fast, simple to use, easy to clean, and it doesn’t take up lots of space. In fact it will even fit in most kitchen sinks.
10.Salad Spinner (No, I’m Not Kidding!)
This might seem like a waste of space for a one-use item, but now that I own one I couldn’t disagree more – anyone who frequently eats salads will love this! You save on meal prep by washing all your greens the day you buy them. Getting them dry is what makes them stay fresh longer. Using paper towels is wasteful and takes too long. Salad spinners give you a much better option, and they really work!
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