Gift Guide: 20 Happy, Healthy Gifts For Everyone on Your List

There’s nothing that says “I love you” like a gift that shows you want the recipient to live a long and healthy life. Some of these are obvious — awesome water bottles — and others are clever and/or based on our research in blue zones regions around the world. Here are some of our favorite gifts for 2017!

Kitchen and Cooking Gifts

Centenarians in blue zones regions eat an unprocessed plant-slant diet and drink coffee, tea, and enjoy wine with friends.

NUT AND SNACK BOWL, $20

Designed to stash your pistachio shells or your strawberry tops. Centenarians in blue zones regions snack on nuts.

THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION, $10.19

This New York Times bestseller is full of recipes, eating, and lifestyle tips gleaned from our research in blue zones regions.

SET OF DOUBLE-WALLED INSULATED GLASS COFFEE CUPS, $44

Coffee cups that are stunning and good at keeping your drinks both hot or cold. It’s a staple drink in blue zones regions.

FRENCH PRESS COFFEE AND TEA MAKER, $28

Well-reviewed and attractive, this French press makes great tea or coffee.

OENOPHILIA BALI WINE RACK, $68

A stylish wine rack to hold your Cannonau wine, the Sardinian wine of choice in the Italian blue zones area.

COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE, $22

This ingenious water bottle will compress when it’s empty, making it easy to stash in your pocket while hiking, running, or biking.

VEGGIES & VINO T-SHIRT, $25

Show off your favorite longevity foods with this Blue Zones tee.

Mason Jar Herbs $30

Pretty and delicious, this herb trio set will brighten your meals and your kitchen with color, flavor, and a lovely aroma.

Home and Office Gifts

SCRATCH-OFF WORLD MAP POSTER

The first explorations into blue zones regions started as National Geographic projects — our roots are in adventure and exploration.

REUSABLE SMART NOTEBOOK WITH CLOUD STORAGE, $22

Each page of the Elfinbook 2.0 notebook can be used up to 500 times and erased. Good for creativity, organization, and the environment.

SHIATSU DEEP KNEADING MASSAGER, $46

For some muscle and tension relief, you can use this heated massager on your neck, back, legs, and arms.

BACK TO THE ROOTS WATER GARDEN, $49

Our recent happiness research shows that house plants and pets make for happier people.

ACUPRESSURE MAT AND PILLOW SET for Back/Neck Pain Relief and Muscle Relaxation, $20

This acupressure mat is relaxing and therapeutic, despite it’s bumpy looks.

LOW MAINTENANCE SPIDER PLANT, $27

Our happiness research shows that house plants make for happier households. These spider plants are low-maintenance and add some life to your indoor landscape.

LAVENDER EYE PILLOW AND EYE MASK, $15

Centenarians in blue zones regions sleep over 8 hours a night. Use this Happy Wraps eye pillow hot or cold to lull you to sleep or to relieve headaches, tired eyes, and stress.

Activity and Game Gifts

LEARN TO PLAY UKULELE STARTER KIT – Includes online lessons, tuner, and app, $49

Research shows that learning new activities and hobbies helps keep you healthy and happy.

JUST DANCE, Wii, Playstation, and other consoles $24 – $59

A fun game for all ages that gets you moving and laughing. Do it with a group, do it by yourself, or do it with a workout buddy.

TRAVEL CORNHOLE GAME, $35

The ultimate casual party game for all ages and skill levels.


Sasqwatch and Garden Gnome $30

Gardening is a centenarian hobby common in all the original blue zones regions. A funny gift for your favorite gardener.

 

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