Looking for a healthy Christmas gift for that someone special?  Try these ideas…

Magazine Subscription – try the Healthy Food Guide, Diabetic Living, ABC Organic Gardener or Prevention.  All available from www.isubscribe.com.au

Healthy Cookbook – check out some of our favourites here and our review of Food as Medicine which would make a great gift for the health-conscious cook.

Cookshop Voucher – if you know someone who wants to learn more about healthy cooking consider a voucher for a Cookshop at the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic.

Exercise Equipment – weights, resistance bands, fitballs, skipping ropes, exercise bikes….the list is endless.  A great choice for anyone whose New Year’s Resolution is to be more active!  Or consider one of the many fitness trackers now available such as the Fitbit, Jawbone or Garmin.

Personal Training Voucher know someone who needs some motivation to get started with exercise?  A few sessions with a personal trainer or exercise physiologist might get them moving. Visit www.essa.org.au to find an exercise physiologist in your area.

Massage Voucher – perfect for anyone needing some rest and relaxation over the holiday break!

Herbs and Spicesgreat for anyone who enjoys cooking – for gift packs and hampers or everything you need to make your own ‘spicy’ hamper visit www.herbies.com.au.  Or for something more hands-on, consider a gift voucher for a Herbies Spice Essentials workshop.

Earthbox Container Garden Systemfor anyone wanting to grow their own veggies in a small space this system doubles the yield of a conventional garden with less water, less fertilizer and less effort.  See www.earthboxaustralia.com

Chocolate – if you’re going to have chocolate, it needs to be the best!  Try Green & Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate made using only Organic Fairtrade cocoa, or Pana Chocolate which is raw, vegan, organic and fairtrade handmade chocolate and offers Christmas giftpacks and hampers.

Membership to the Diggers Clubfor seasoned or aspiring green thumbs, The Diggers Club is Australia’s largest garden club with the biggest range of heirloom seeds and plants.

Herb and Veggie Seeds – for the gift that keeps giving, even those with limited space can grow a few herbs on the windowsill or balcony. Check out the offerings at The Little Veggie Patch Co.

Stainless Steel Water Bottle – encourage water drinking but avoid plastic with a long-lasting easy to clean stainless steel water bottle. See www.cheeki.net.au or www.ecotanka.com

Oxfam Unwrapped – for those who have everything, why not donate to a good cause on their behalf – $10 buys a family in Vanuatu a chicken to lay eggs, $55 buys a vulnerable family seeds and training so they can grow their own veggies and make a living and $135 provides clean water for poor communities in places like Bangladesh.  There are plenty more options to choose from at unwrapped.oxfam.org.au


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