Blue Zones Gift Guide: 25 Highly-Rated Amazon Products We Love

 

These gifts are some of our favorite Amazon finds that will help you, your friends, and your family set up your environments and lives so that health and happiness can start to just simply happen. With simple nudges and activities you can do together as a family, you will not only help add years to your own life, but you’ll increase the chances your loved ones will be around a lot longer too. 

Move Naturally

sixthreezero Around the Block Women’s Beach Cruiser

Just having a functioning bike nudges you to use it. And having a helmet is important for longevity too: Wearing a bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head injury in crashes by as much as 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent.

Garden Genie Gloves


Studies show that there are scientifically significant increases in people’s health and happiness when they spend time in nature and engage in active nature behaviors, such as feeding the birds and planting flowers.

Desk or Couch Pedaler


This conveniently sized under desk pedaler is a great way to incorporate more movement into busy workdays or during cold winter afternoons. Set it up under your desk or next to the couch for easy access to movement any day, any time.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds

Noise-cancelling headphones can also be a great addition to an office or living room environment. Place them within reach so that you can listen to your favorite relaxation music or a guided meditation whenever you need to downshift during your day.

BAAPET 5 ft Strong Dog Leash

Studies show that dog ownership increases activity and that on average they walk 23 more minutes a day compared to non-dog owners—enough to meet U.S. and international exercise recommendations for substantial health benefits.

Eat Wisely

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

Find your next favorite recipe inspired by the world’s healthiest and longest-lived populations. Each dish in Dan Buettner’s best-selling, debut cookbook uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health.

Zulay High Powered Milk Frother 


This handy, easy-to-store milk frother is a great too for making matcha lattes or turmeric lattes.

Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Don’t have space for a garden at home? This easy-to-use herb garden kit brings the garden inside. Place it on your kitchen windowsill to nudge yourself into a mini, daily gardening practice.

Lipper International 294 Cherry Finished Wavy Rimmed Serving Bowl for Fruit

Having a beautiful bowl filled with fruits out on the counter in the kitchen can make it easier to choose a healthy snack each day.

Blue Zones Nicoya Costa Rican Longevity Tea

Centenarians from the blue zones frequently drink tea. Ikarians drink herbal teas made from wild oregano, sage, and rosemary—all of which lower blood pressure. Researchers have also found that chamomile tea contains properties that guard against platelet clumping; peppermint tea exhibits antiviral properties, and hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure.

Blue Zones Nicoya Coffe and Maya Nut Morning Brew

Centenarians in most blue zones regions drink coffee daily, sometimes up to two to three cups a day. This blend from Blue Zones Nicoya incorporates Maya nut, a nutrient-dense Mayan superfood with a mild flavor hinting of notes of cinnamon or mocha.

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

Stay hydrated and keep your water cold with this easy to clean, stainless steel tumbler!

Family First

Watch Ya’ Mouth Hilarious Family Party Game

Bring this game out at your next dinner night, family gathering, or holiday party for guaranteed laughs and hilarious quality time with loved ones.

TABLETOPICS Family Gathering Questions to Start Great Conversations

Another great addition to family gatherings, these question cards can be brought out at the dinner table to ignite memorable conversations and foster deeper connections with loved ones.

Twister Ultimate

A classic game for moving naturally and creating memories, Twister is great to have on hand for game nights with friends or for family gatherings with kids.

Personalized Bracelet 

Personalize it for your friends or family as a reminder of their purpose or with the names of loved ones. Similarly to a “pride shrine” (a “pride shrine” is a place with family photos, mementos, and objects that display your accomplishments), every time you wear it, you’ll be rewarded with a surge of pride and a reminder of how you fit into the world.

Downshift

CASOFU Tortilla Throw Blanket

Nicoyan centenarians frequently eat freshly made corn tortillas at breakfast lunch and dinner. Ground corn, or nixtamal, is used to make their simple tortillas and it is known to increase the body’s ability to absorb calcium, iron, and minerals. This cheeky blanket is a cozy and playful reminder to eat your tortillas.

Alaska Bear Natural Sleep Mask


Centenarians in the blue zones take naps regularly. A study in 2011 from BPS Research Digest shows how sleep affects our happiness. The research found that people who take an afternoon nap are desensitized to negative emotions yet more responsive to positive ones.

YnM Weighted Blanket 

Weighted blankets help to enhance relaxation and downshifting time. Keep one in your living room or bedroom and try it out during your next afternoon nap.

The Three Company Stress Relieving Relaxation Herb Combo


Research performed by Dr. Brian Raudenbush, the Department Chair of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University, shows the smell of lavender is particularly effective at reducing human stress hormones.

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller

Add something extra to your daily downshifting routine with this rolling massager. It helps to increase blood circulation and provide relief to sore, tired feet. Try it out, especially if you spend the majority of your days on foot.

Alexander Del Rossa Robe

This warm, comfy robe is ideal for lounging on quiet Sunday mornings with a book or coffee in hand.

Purpose & Right Outlook

2024 Planner

 

Keep track of to-do items, calendar dates, grocery lists, and more by writing it all down in a planner. Planners are a wonderful way to motivate yourself to achieve short term and long term goals.

Brain Games #1: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day


A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry associated activities like reading books or magazines, playing games, or even betting on horse racing with a lower risk of dementia in older adults.

Gifting Experiences, Not Things:

Local Zoo Membership

Botanical Garden Membership

Symphony Orchestra Tickets

Art Museum Membership

Local CSA Box Membership

State Park Pass

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