Gift boxes are all the rage at the moment, and for good reason. They offer lots of choice and flexibility, which means you can personalise them to suit the intended recipient perfectly.
If your partner is into health and fitness, a gift box that feels like it is fit for a cheat day but still manages to tick all the right boxes in terms of nutrition could be the ideal present.
To give you an idea of the different types of health-conscious, treat-packed gift boxes out there, here are a few options that will help put a smile on your partner’s face.
Go all-natural with a healthy snack gift box
The call of the snack cupboard is hard to resist. But if you have treats stashed away that are good for you, then your raids can be guilt-free.
This is where healthy snack boxes, like the all-natural option from Naked Snacks, can come into their own. These combine unadulterated goodness from the natural world with deliciously snackable packs. Your partner will be able to refuel between meals on everything from tasty dried fruit to nibble-friendly nuts.
The subscription box industry shows no signs of slowing down. Choose a recurring monthly subscription to a healthy snack box, and it can be the gift that keeps on giving. With so many snacks to choose from, your partner might even share some with you, which is always a bonus!
Boost performance with a fitness-focused gift box
While some snacks are healthy because they avoid the use of artificial ingredients or unnecessary additives, others are attractive because they’re designed to meet the needs of people with particular fitness goals.
A gift box that contains a number of different fitness-focused products, like the HealthyME Living service, can be a good investment. It ensures that all of the contents will be relevant, and also allows you to explore the many different calorie-conscious, protein-rich products on the market.
A fitness snack box is quite an economical option too. Buying a bundle as part of a gift box can be cheaper than buying all of these snacks separately. And if you find something you really love, you can always order it individually and in bulk.
Raise a glass with a boozy gift box
Snacking may not be your partner’s Achilles heel, but they might find it tough to resist the lure of a cold beer or glass of wine when the weekend arrives. Unfortunately, beer and wine aren’t the best drinks for those who are trying to optimise their physical health. Full-bodied examples are fairly calorific, and light variants can be lacking in flavour.
The good news is that there are plenty of other alcoholic beverages to choose from. Available as part of gift boxes or sold individually, there are some healthier options which are super tasty but not so heavy on sugar and calories.
A gin gift box, for example, could be a good choice. When combined with diet tonic and a twist of lemon, gin is definitely a healthier option. With so many artisanal brands cropping up and sales skyrocketing, it’s easy to see why gin is becoming so popular. Subscription services like the Gin Explorer from Mash & Grape and Gin Lovers Club from Spirited Gifts offer a great way to discover amazing varieties from around the world.
If gin isn’t your partner’s preferred tipple, then there are similar gift boxes for the likes of whiskey, tequila, and plenty of other spirits. Just remember to drink responsibly, or any per-drink calorie differences will be rendered irrelevant.
Spice things up with a hot sauce gift box
Anyone who is watching what they eat will know that food products aimed at helping you count calories or increase your protein intake can be a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to flavour. This is where a great hot sauce can make all the difference. The top varieties can turn even the blandest meal into a fiesta of tongue-tingling flavours.
With hot sauce gift sets available from up-and-coming brands like Fuego and Yellowbird, as well as from established names like Tabasco, you can pick and choose from products that are designed to provide anything from a gentle heat to a mouth-scorching experience with every bite.
So long as your partner doesn’t completely overload every plate of food with hot sauce, there is no doubt that this counts as a healthy gift. Just a few drops will make little difference to the nutrition of the meal, but could turbo-charge the taste in a way that makes it easier to stick to a healthy meal plan.
Balance body and psyche with a mindfulness gift box
No matter how hard you work your body, your overall health and happiness will be hampered if your mental health isn’t in a state of equilibrium. For this reason, a gift box that steps away from the usual snacks and treats to satisfy your appetite, and instead aims to improve your mood and make sure that your mind is in tip-top form could be a good investment.
Products like the Mental Wealth Box do exactly that, giving you a combination of gifts designed to support mental wellbeing. Examples include journals to help nurture your sense of self, and bath salts to help you unwind at the end of a long day.
Whether you buy this type of gift box for yourself, or get one for your partner or friend, it will be money well spent.
Choose a surprise-filled premium gift box
One of the major selling points of many gift boxes is that you simply don’t know what you’re going to get before they arrive. If your partner loves the excitement and anticipation of the unknown, then this could be your best option.
A great example of this is FabFitFun, a subscription box service that is sent out seasonally rather than monthly. It combines health and wellbeing products with beauty products from great brands. You don’t have to influence the selection of products in each box, but you can add customisations if you like. This latter option is sensible if you know the recipient’s likes and dislikes and are keen to avoid disappointment.
So there you have it: a handful of gift box options that will make your partner’s day and provide an ongoing treat without compromising on their healthy lifestyle. Which one is your favourite?