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, $15
Designed to stash your pistachio shells or your strawberry tops. Centenarians in blue zones regions snack on nuts.
THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION, $10
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, $34
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, $40
Well-reviewed and attractive, this French press makes great tea or coffee.
OENOPHILIA BALI WINE RACK, $49
A stylish wine rack to hold your Cannonau wine, the Sardinian wine of choice in the Italian blue zones area.
COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE, $22
COFFEE + CARBS T-SHIRT, $25
Show off your favorite longevity food and beverage with this Blue Zones tee.
Mason Jar Herbs $22
Pretty and delicious, these herb jars will brighten your meals and your kitchen with color, flavor, and a lovely aroma.
Home and Office Gifts
SCRATCH-OFF WORLD MAP POSTER, $25
The first explorations into blue zones regions started as National Geographic projects — our roots are in adventure and exploration.
ROCKETBOOK REUSABLE SMART NOTEBOOK, $30
Each page of the Rocketbook Core Reusable Smart Notebook notebook can be used up to the equivalent of 100 paper notebooks. Good for creativity, organization, and the environment.
SHIATSU NECK AND BACK MASSAGER, $48
For some muscle and tension relief, you can use this heated massager on your neck, back, and shoulders.
BACK TO THE ROOTS WATER GARDEN, $86
Our recent happiness research shows that house plants and pets make for happier people.
ACUPRESSURE MAT AND PILLOW SET, $30
This acupressure mat is relaxing and therapeutic, despite it’s bumpy looks.
LOW MAINTENANCE SPIDER PLANT, $27
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, $74
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, $40
The ultimate casual party game for all ages and skill levels.