Holiday gift buying season is in full swing! There are always those on our lists that are a challenge to shop for so we’ve come up with a few heart-healthy suggestions.
What’s better than giving your loved one a gift that they are sure to love? One that helps your loved ones take care of their hearts at the same time.
Get started on your holiday gift giving this year with these ideas
If someone you love is on a health kick, chances are heart-healthy cooking is a part of it. Salt-free spices pack on the flavor, while leaving out the sodium. Help spice up their recipes the healthy way!
Bonus Tip: With locations throughout the Philadelphia area, Penzeys Spices offer a variety of salt-free gift packs that would be great addition to any spice collection.
Yoga is great for the mind, body and soul. It is known to build strength and relieve stress, which can benefit overall heart health. Pick out a yoga mat with a fun color or print to brighten up their work out!
Do you have someone on your list that enjoys the outdoors? Or maybe getting in shape is a goal of theirs in the coming year. The Philadelphia area is home to endless trails and peaceful places to enjoy a walk or day hike. Gift a book filled with trail guides and outdoor hikes in your area! Try this one for the Eastern PA region.
This kitchen appliance is all the rage right now. A great way to get those extra veggies in by turning them into fun noodles – Zoodles, perhaps (zucchini made into noodles)? A great gift for your loved one that’s trying to eat healthier and likes to shake things up in the kitchen!
Cell Phone Armband
For all the runners and walkers in your life, this gadget is a great tool to stay hands-free while listening to your favorite music or audio book. An added bonus – many offer a small pocket for keys and LED lights for nighttime visibility.
A low sodium diet is essential to a healthy heart, so spice-up cooking with herbs grown right at home. Using herbs and spices can enhance the flavor of food without the added salt. Order an all-in-one kit or head out to the local garden store for pots, soil and favorite spices and herbs. A must have for any green-thumbed friend or family member!
Bonus Tip: Check out our Heart Healthy Herb and Spice Guide for a delicious and zestful meal.
Food Savers & Storage Containers
Cooking regular meals at home saves money, promotes family time and helps maintain weight and waistlines. A great gift for all those leftovers, partially-used produce and meals for the week, food savers are essential for living a heart-healthy lifestyle. They keep food fresh, cut down on plastic waste and keep the kitchen and fridge organized.
Bonus Tip: With all the fresh leftovers, bringing lunch to work has never been easier. Don’t stick to the boring brown bags. From adult and kid boxes to essential accessories try a container like Bentgo to add a little more fun to the daily routine!