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5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Fit Friends

By December 12, 2016Live, Move

We’ve all been there: you glance at your calendar, realize you have a holiday party tomorrow, and you’re totally gift-less. You love your friends, but you’re crazy busy and sometimes forget to plan ahead. It happens to the best of us.

But no worries! Here are five gift ideas for your fit friends that work not only your limited college budget, but also your limited time frame. And hey, maybe you can get someone to give you some of them. 

1. A subscription box

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These are gifts that keep on giving. We all know it gets harder and harder to stay healthy as you get busier, but these boxes make it a little easier. Pay for a few months of a snack box or general fitness box and your friend will think of you every time a new one shows up at the door.

Bonus: all you have to do is sign up – the company takes care of delivery.

2. A massage

When you’re into working out, it’s important to rest and recover properly, but we don’t all do it. Get your friends a gift card to a nearby massage studio and remind them to take care of themselves!  

3. Energy bites

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Whip up a batch or two of energy bites and print out the recipe. Wrap it all up nicely and give your friends some healthy snacks for the holidays. Doesn’t everyone appreciate being given food? Plus, since you gave them the recipe, too, they can enjoy this gift long after the first batch is gone.

4. An insulated water bottle

Staying hydrated is key to staying healthy. It helps beat pain and fatigue, improves digestion, and can even improve your mood. Grab a good insulated one and it will keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, making it as perfect for rehydrating post-workout as filling up on coffee for class.

5. A healthy cookbook

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Most bookstores (and even Targets) have a wide variety of cookbooks. You can get one for your gluten-free friend, one for your vegan friend, and one for your friend who eats anything at the same time. What’s that they say about teaching a man to fish?

So don’t stress about gift-giving this season, just use one of these easy gift ideas that are totally useful and require minimal effort – and have fun!

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Author Ellen Slater

Ellen is a second year economics major at the University of Chicago, and she is originally from Columbus, Ohio. Her favorite things include writing, hockey, Ohio State football, tea, Diet Coke, photography, cooking and baking, yoga and running, and food and fitness in general. She talks a lot about all of these things on her blog, My Uncommon Everyday. She considers herself a connoisseur of pizza, nut butter, and dark chocolate.

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