Before his tragic death in 1981, Bob Marley famously said, "health is the greatest wealth." Deep down, this is something we all know, even if we do tend to ignore it when we feel like purging on junk food.
Even though we all know it, it seems bizarre that very few people choose to give this to others as a birthday present. Money, cakes, and even bottles of alcohol all seem to be far more popular choices when it comes to gifts.
If you want to go against this unhealthy grain and buy something nourishing for a loved one this year, you're in luck. There are now countless healthy gifts on the market that anybody would be thrilled to receive. Here are five of the best.
1. Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen gadgets such as the Nutribullet have become increasingly popular over the last few years, partly due to the number of people giving them away as gifts. For $99, you can help somebody get their five portions of fruit and veg a day by giving them a state-of-the-art blender to juice them up in.
Don't want to spend that much money? Even standard blenders make for great gifts.
2. Fitness Equipment
Getting outside in the sunshine and sweating out those toxins is essential to good health. Why not encourage a friend, colleague or family member to do just that by buying them a fitness-inspired watch, designer jogging pants or even running shoes?
Fitness items range from $20 into the hundreds, so there's plenty to suit your budget. Buy online or from a dedicated fitness store. Just make sure you get the correct sizes!
3. Recipe Books
While recipe books aren't the most exciting of birthday gifts to receive, they can be extremely useful. A book, after all, will last long after all of the cake and champagne has been consumed.
Anything that focuses on healthy eating is great. The Superfood Diet and Eat, Nourish, Glow are both excellent choices.
4. Cooking Classes
It's a universal fact: Everybody loves a great chef. So why not encourage a loved one to eat healthier this year, while also giving them a valuable skill in the process?
Cooking classes are easy to find wherever you live. Culinary schools offer lessons from $50-$150, which focus on cooking everything from soups, to meats, to anti-inflammatory foods.
5. Delivery of Organic Fruits and Vegetables
The true gift of health starts with nutrition. And there's nothing better or healthier than having a box of fresh, delicious and 100% Certified Organic Fruits and Veggies dropped off right at your front door. We have even include a note to let them know who it's from and how much you love them.
Many areas have seen organic grocery delivery become THE sought-after service and South Florida is one of them. Cook it, juice it, eat it raw... it looks and tastes great, and we can promise you will bring a smile to the face of your loved one.