5 Healthy Gift Ideas for less than $20 

Written by: Allie Bourgeois, Dietetic Intern & Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE


What better gift is there than the gift of good health? Here are our top 5 healthy gift ideas for everyone on your list, that will not break the bank! 

  1. Water Bottle

Staying hydrated can help balance your blood sugars, relieve headaches, and promote healthy skin! A reusable water bottle makes a great gift to help your friends and family stay hydrated and healthy this holiday season. Find a trendy water bottle such as these on Amazon. 

  1. Freezable Lunch Box 

Eating out may increase your risk of chronic disease by increasing your intake of saturated fat, sugar, sodium, and more. It can also get expensive! Packing your lunch often leads to healthier lunches & savings!  A freezable lunch box makes a great gift to help your loved ones prepare their own food and pack their lunches. Check out this one from Amazon.

  1. Workout Gear

A yoga mat, jump rope, or pair of dumbbells are budget-friendly gifts that can encourage anyone to get up and get moving! There is no doubt that new workout gear motivates us to get off the couch and on our feet working up a sweat! Check out this Gaiam yoga mat.

  1. Cookbook

Cookbooks are great gifts because they are useful, can be personalized, and are within budget! So, encourage your friends & family to cook at home by gifting them a healthy cookbook. One of our favorites is Cooking Light’s Fresh Food Fast, which limits recipes to 5 ingredients that take no longer than 15 minutes. 

  1. Homemade Mason Jar Gift 

For a simple & delicious gift idea, try roasting chickpeas or pecans and placing in a mason jar for your loved ones. Here are two of our favorite recipes!

Roasted Chickpeas: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/81548/roasted-chickpeas/

Roasted Pecans: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sea-salt-roasted-pecans-233690