Best Holiday Gifts for Diet Fanatics
One of the toughest people to buy for is that friend or family member who is trying to diet through the holiday season. We've got your back!
You know the urge to get a basket of mouthwatering chocolate goodness for that special person you know is a sweets fiend despite their diet efforts? Don't do that. We have collected a list of even better alternative gifts to consider instead.
Foodies Love Food
First on our list is something gourmet. Sure, he or she may be a foodie. That doesn't mean they have to always eat food that will sabotage their diet. Something just as savory while healthy could serve as a much more appreciated gift.
Whether you want to go all out or stay on a budget is totally doable-- you can even make your own basket of healthful treats for less than $20. From fresh organic fruit, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, herbs and spices, organic tea, and heirloom seeds for planting a garden make for great and thoughtful gifts for the newly health-conscious foodie.
Cookware is for health nuts
Next on the list is kitchen gadgets. If there is anything that the health conscious are big on, it's creating their own meals and cooking from home rather than ordering takeout. With that being said, the need to craft healthy meals requires the proper tools--- which serve as the perfect holiday gift. From a crock pot to a wok, a water-filtering pitcher, or iced tea maker, you can even find affordable odds and ends for less than $25 such as a zester, oil mister, citrus juicer, vegetable steamer, and avocado slicer.
How about a cooking class?
Perhaps a wide variety of healthy cooking classes at culinary schools and gourmet markets across the country could serve as the best gift for your healthy-eating friend or family member. They offer these certificates for everything from fancy restaurants to your local Whole Foods store. From specific dishes like vegan soup to Mediterranean meals or anti-inflammatory eating, you can personalize the class to your gift-recipient's liking.
On the contrary
Some of the worst gifts to get for the dieter include, of course, sweets, but also a new scale. No matter how successful their diet or weight loss may be, no one wants to unwrap a new scale during the holidays.