Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and engagements, they are all times of great joy when you have the chance to celebrate a happy event but how often has an invite to such an event lifted your heart, only to immediately dash your spirits as a headache involved in trying to find a decent gift takes over?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could skip trailing around the mall looking for the perfect item? After all, chances are that whatever you find in the store, someone else had the same idea; or if not, then maybe the person in question will have it already anyhow.
In the past, gift-giving was more about competition than making others happy. It can easily revert to that these days if you don’t make a conscious effort to avoid it, so save yourself the stress of thinking up a brilliant gift idea by choosing from a select few options – all of which are healthy, fun, and a great item to receive.
Choose something relevant and useful
The best gifts come from the heart. They show that you gave some thought to the person or people involved, and made a choice based on things they like. A gift may be indulgent, eatable or something to use and treasure for many years to come, and here are three ideas for healthy gifts that cover each of these bases.
Gift Idea #1 – A Spa Day
Buying someone a birthday spa package puts pampering and relaxation firmly on to his or her agenda. However, as it may not be much fun to go alone you could either volunteer yourself as a companion or agree to fund a two-place gift by sharing the extra costs with mutual friends.
Gift Idea #2 – A Specialty Cookbook
This can be a great gift for newly engaged or married couples, providing you are sure that at least one of them likes to cook. Popular titles may cover vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, or any one of a dozen other eating styles. This kind of present could be the welcome boost they need to try out something new and healthy. Experts are finding that similar recipes in app form are responsible for boosting the health of those using them.
Gift Idea #3 – A Healthy Gift Basket
The best healthy gifts are often those that someone would love to buy for their own use but never actually does, and gift baskets tend to fall into this category. These attractively packaged sets are generally available with a variety of themes. From organic produce and gluten-free treats to fruit and nuts or vegan items, it is easy to find the perfect healthy gift basket for pretty much anyone, regardless of their age, gender or interests.
These three simple but effective ideas for healthy gifts are perfect for all gift-giving situations, so recycling them around family and friends is easy and makes giving an easy and stress-free thing to do.