October 23, 2023 – 3 min read
The joy of gift-giving is a wonderful thing, but it isn’t always easy to find the perfect present. Fitness fanatics, wellness warriors, health gurus; whichever nickname you want to give them, there are certain friends and family members for whom chocolate and wine just won’t cut it. When it comes to gift-giving for the champions of healthy living, you’ll need something good for the mind, body or soul. Luckily, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide for feel-good gifts they’ll love, starting in the health and grooming category.
Wearable fitness trackers and smartwatches are high on the wish list for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. These clever devices can track everything from your steps to your heartrate and between big brands like Fitbit and Garmin, there's something for everyone.
Our top pick: Fitbit Charge 6
This Fitbit has all bases covered, tracking activity, sleep and stress in one neat little design. The continuous heart rate tracking will help that special someone to optimise their workouts and calorie burn, while a built-in GPS will provide real-time pace.
For wider versatility an all-rounder smart watch is the perfect choice so you can stay fit and organised at the same time. If you're an iOS user the Apple Watch will integrate seamlessly with your iPhone. For Android users, Samsung is a top-of-the-line versatile choice.
Our top pick: Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 BT 40mm
This Samsung smart watch seamlessly connects to the entire Samsung ecosystem; delivering access to a wide variety of apps and experiences. It can measure blood pressure, calculate BMI and perform an ECG all without looking like a high-tech gadget. The slim, circular design make it perfect for the style-conscious wellness aficionado.
Sure, it sounds risky to give someone scales as a gift, but the wellness warrior isn’t just anyone. The latest scales can do a whole lot more than keeping track of weight including tracking BMI and full body composition from body fat to muscle mass. Some even have Wi-Fi connectivity and an accompanying app on your smart phone. Withings and Beurer are ahead of the game in this regard.
Our top pick: Withings Body Weight & BMI Wi-Fi Scale
Get an accurate measurement of your weight and BMI and easily track your progress thanks to this clinically tested set of scales. The scales come in white or black and will automatically sync with the Withings Health Mate app once it’s downloaded on their smartphone. The scales screen displays a trend of the last eight weigh-ins for a progress snapshot – and what fitness fanatic doesn’t love to watch progress? Up to eight users can track their weight and achieve their individual goals, so you might benefit from this gift, yourself.
There are many reported benefits of aromatherapy, and for the health focussed among us, an aromatic diffuser is a great tool in mood-boosting, managing stress and enhancing meditation. From diffusers to a great-smelling range of essential oils, Ellia has everything you need to get started.
Our top pick: Ellia Harmony Cordless Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
The beautiful design means it looks more like an objet d’art than an electronic device, and the remote control offers the ultimate in convenience.
For a more budget friendly option the Ellia Pure Aroma Diffuser is consciously crafted from ceramic and terrazzo for an earthen aesthetic.
You’ve got to look good to feel good, right? A hair styler is a genius gift for your fitness-fanatic friend who starts every day at the gym. It's always a delight to receive a Dyson, Shark, or VS Sassoon styler and all three brands will keep all hair types well groomed.
The VS Sassoon Unbound Cordless Auto Curler is a genius gift for your fitness-fanatic friend who starts every day at the gym. It’ll run for up to 45 minutes cord-free, so it’s easy to throw into the gym bag and go. With anti-tangle protection and a ceramic curl chamber, it’s a gift to their hair, too.
Perhaps they’re more inclined to straighten their hair in their post-gym, pre-office routine? Just as thoughtful, a hair straightener is a great gift for your fitness friends who are always on the go. Beurer are a great choice for portability while Remington has a wide range to suit every budget.
Our top pick: Beurer Rechargeable Hair Straightener
The compact design means it’ll fit into any handbag, and can operate for up to around 30 minutes between charging. Ceramic and tourmaline-coated hot plates protect the hair along with three variable temperature settings for personalised use with every hair type.
Have you ever noticed your fittest friends, who eat well and work out daily in the name of looking after their bodies, often forget to schedule downtime for themselves? Enter the foot spa, a luxe gift that will encourage your most active friend to put their feet up every now and then. Beurer and Homedics will keep their feet soft, pampered and ready for the day ahead.
Our top pick: Beurer Footspa with Aromotherapy
With interchangeable pedicure attachments, infrared light, aromatherapy and vibration massage all built-in, this Beurer foot spa will earn you a permanent spot as their new favourite person.
For the health and wellness conscious, there is no greater gift than clean air to breathe. An air purifier will help that certain someone in your life to breathe a little easier with technology that targets germs and bacteria. Breville, Dyson, and Samsung all do an excellent job at keeping the air clean and fresh.
Our top pick: Breville The Smart Air Viral Protect Compact Purifier
Its Wi-Fi connectivity means it can be controlled remotely via their smartphone, and the eight-hour timer can help to bring peace of mind as they sleep. Complete with a 4-Stage Air Purification System for allergens and fine particles, a carbon filter for odours and smoke and pre-filter for dust and pet dander, this little machine is the gift that keeps on giving.