The 40 Best Healthy Holiday Gifts From and 8 Can't Miss Ideas From America's Health Experts

Great Ideas with Prices for All Budgets from Splurge to Stocking Stuffer

Dec 08, 2011, 05:10 ET from Everyday Health, Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Tis the season to score the perfect gifts for everyone – from stressed-out sisters and food-loving friends to creative coworkers – but there's only one list that won't need to be checked twice:'s Healthiest Gifts of 2011.  Whether looking for a small way to say thanks with 15 options at $25 or less or a splurge for that extra-special someone, Everyday Health's in-the-know editors and renowned experts have done all the hard work and selected the year's best products to promote a healthy lifestyle in categories such as fitness, home, food/cooking, and relaxation/wellness. These carefully-selected items will provide both an instant "wow" factor and a healthy kick start to 2012.  The complete list of healthiest gifts was announced today on

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"There's no need to brave malls, scour websites, or spend hours shopping when you are just one click away from's list of healthy gifts and gadgets," said Lamar Graham, Editor. "The best gift to give a loved one is the gift of good health."

A Top 10 List names Everyday Health's editors' favorites for any time of year.  These gift ideas will inspire everyone to live healthier and happier lives.

  • Delight the gadget lovers or exercise enthusiasts on your list with a personalized fitness performance system that boasts GPS, Wi-Fi, and a smart music tracker that ensures they'll be exercising at least 30 minutes a day. Or, for your favorite yogi, consider a mood-enhancing yoga mat with a built-in speaker to play an instructional podcast or relaxing music – a great way to enjoy the mind and body benefits of the practice, which include reduced stress and improved back pain.
  • A pop culture board game, like Cranium: Glee Edition, will make spending time with family and friends a barrel of laughs —and boost brain power and creativity. Add even more joy to someone's holiday with Lush Bath Bombs which release essential oils to moisturize skin and lift spirits, allowing your nearest and dearest to unwind and de-stress. Choose from nearly 50 scents, including Golden Wonder which boasts citrus oils, and the Lil' Lush Pud which has a festive holiday feel thanks to lemon and clove scents.
  • Roll over, Beethoven: you can now take piano lessons on your iPad.  Learning and playing music has been proven to be an excellent stress reliever and brain-booster.
  • For foodies and home cooks, the OCD Cutting Board makes chopping, dicing and slicing fresh vegetables and herbs practically a science, as it allows you to mince down to the millimeter. Plus, variety is the spice of life with a Split Decision pie pan.  Please the entire family's palate – or support the calorie-conscious foodie on your list who may want to make just half a pie.

Everyday Health names another 30 healthy gifts in helpful lists: Gifts to Nibble or Sip On (vegetable garden and at-home brewery kits), Gifts That Make Them Smile (Kama Sutra for Dummies and the busy woman's perfect diary), Gifts That Keep on Giving (mommy-daughter aprons and monthly sunglass memberships), Gifts to Get Them Moving (all-weather running shoes and weighted hula hoops) and Gifts to Pamper (box of beauty and relaxing skin treatments). Readers will also enjoy gift ideas from Everyday Health partners and experts including dermatologist to the stars Jessica Wu, MD and nutritionist and TV personality Ellie Krieger, RD. Heidi Murkoff, creator of the world-renowned What to Expect® parenting and pregnancy brand also offers up ideas for holiday gifts that keep on giving. And, @EverydayHealth followers will be privy to a "gift of the day" spotlight on Twitter.

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