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Paul TaylorFinding just the right gift can be tough. There's the friend who has everything, the partner who says he wants nothing, and the in-laws who always return your presents anyway. But we're here to help!
We've got suggestions for nearly everyone on your list (OK, you might want to snag one or two for yourself), and at $50 or less they won't break the bank.
And of course, every gift idea that made the list is healthy. After all, aren't health and happiness the best gifts of all?
Amazon Basics Extra Thick Yoga Mat ($18, amazon.com)
Gift your yogi-in-training this extra plush mat. Thanks to an extra 1/2 inch of cushioning, sore knees and wrists will be a thing of the past. The mat comes in six colors to appeal to every yogi's personality.
Hutzler Food Savers ($5 to $7; amazon.com)
Cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables is much healthier than nuking a frozen meal or dialing for takeout, but recipes that call for just a pinch of lemon zest or a spoonful of diced onion can fill your fridge fast with half-used produce in plastic baggies.
These airtight storage containers, designed to resemble lemons, limes, garlic, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and grapefruit, solve that problem.
They keep food fresh, cut down on plastic waste, and eliminate peek-and-shriek—you'll know in a glance what's inside.
LuxFit Foam Roller
LuxFit Speckled Foam Roller ($11-$27, amazon.com)
This foam roller makes a great stretching companion, whether used solo or before and after a workout. The high density provides stability while you give your spine, quads, and more an at-home massage. Plus, it comes in lots lengths so you can roll out whatever, whenever.
ProForce Leatherette Boxing Gloves ($19-$33; amazon.com)
When a calorie-torching workout like kickboxing is endorsed by fit celebrities like Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid, it's no wonder gyms dedicated to the sport are cropping up everywhere.
Since most gyms charge a fee to borrow boxing gloves, this inexpensive pair is the perfect way to immerse a beginner in the fun without dishing over extra cash for the first few lessons. The vented material ensures palms aren't a sweaty mess post-workout and the faux leather creates a totally badass look on the cheap.
Blender with to-go cup
Oster My Blend 250-Watt Blender” ($23; amazon.com)
This is a blender and sports bottle in one. Blend your favorite healthy concoctions right inside the 20-ounce BPA-free bottle, and then use the handy carrying hook on the lid to take it with you.
Throw in some yogurt, fresh fruit, and any of your other standby smoothie ingredients, press "Blend," and away you go!
Oil sprayer ($25; williams-sonoma.com)
It's no secret that olive oil is rich in heart-healthy fats, and that cooking with it certainly beats loading up on butter.
But those healthy fats still have calories. Instead of pouring oil into your pan or onto a salad or pasta dish, healthy eaters can simply spritz with this non-aerosol mister.
ASICS Unisex Low Cut Cushion Socks, Pack of 3 ($10, amazon.com)
Socks may not be the sexiest gift—unless you're giving them to a runner, that is, who will go crazy for them. This pair has soft cushioning at the heel and toe and fabric that whisks away moisture.
Yoga Lavender Eye Pillow ($11, amazon.com)
Any eye mask can help you get a good night's sleep by blocking out light, but this one takes it a step further with a soothing lavender scent. If you suffer from headaches, pop it in the freezer before using to help reduce swelling.
Microplane Herb Mill, (Starting at $25; surlatable.com)
Doctors have been telling us for years that we need to cut back on salt. Too much of it can lead to high blood pressure, and in the short term it can cause bloating (ugh). There's just one problem: Our taste buds have become addicted to salt, and if we suddenly curb our intake they're liable to go on strike.
The solution? Replace your saltshaker with the Microplane Herb Mill, which makes it easy to mince fresh herbs directly onto food while cooking or eating. The flavor rush will help you—and your taste buds—break the salt habit.
Just Dance video game
Just Dance 2017 (for Wii, Kinect, and PS3, $40; amazon.com)
The first three versions of this video game got players moving and shaking. Now the latest installment will get both young and old in the groove and have their heart pumping with an improved modes that let you build your own workouts and playlists.
Players can get fit and have a blast choosing a program, working out to the music (new additions include your favorite workout tunes like Justin Bieber's "Sorry"), and monitoring their performance.
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set ($33; amazon.com)
The great thing about resistance bands is they meet so many fitness needs. Someone with limited range of motion, for example, could use them as an assistant to stretching, and people who travel a lot and don't always have access to a gym or free weights can use the bands for strength training and muscle building.
This set includes tubes, handles, ankle straps, a door anchor, a user's manual, and a travel bag.
Automatic soap dispenser
Simplehuman Compact Sensor Pump Soap Dispenser in Brushed Nickel
For the germophobe on your list, this touch-free soap dispenser will save them loads of worrying. To use, just place a hand under the sensor and the machine will automatically distribute a preset amount of liquid (lotion, too) without drips or leaks. Genius!
Flipbelt ($29, amazon.com)
This machine-washable fitness belt (which comes in a slew of neon color options) has multiple pockets so your gift recipient can store keys, credit cards and more with ease while they run.
Gaiam Easy-Cinch Yoga Mat Slings ($10, amazon.com)
Carrying around a big, bulky yoga mat can get annoying. This sling makes it easy to keep your mat rolled up and over your shoulder. Plus, the straps can be used for adjustments during class!
Moisturizing shower gel
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel ($25, sephora.com)
Brazilian babes swear by this brand of skincare products and fragrances, meaning it's a surefire way to achieve smooth, glowing skin. Infused with creamy coconut oil and moisturizing cupuaçu butter, this product can act as a shower gel and shave cream. Plus, the pistachio-caramel scent will remind you of sunny beaches on the coldest winter days.
Tea mug and infuser
FORLIFE NewLeaf Glass Tea 16-Ounce Mug with Infuser and Lid
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and may even help you lose weight. Give the tea-lover in your life one of these nifty mugs. Their easy-to-use infusers will make it simple to brew their favorite beverage every day.
If you want to get them excited enough to use it right away, choose a few types of green tea from Tea Forte to go with it.