Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas from NYHRC to You!
The holiday season is a time to celebrate. From family dinners, office parties, gift exchanges and impromptu holiday gatherings, we are constantly faced with unhealthy temptations—cookies, candy, doughnuts, cocktails, fried appetizers, you name it! So, rather than join the feeding frenzy, consider an alternative approach to your gift ideas! Why not give a gift that gives back for a Healthy Holiday!
Most of the gift ideas listed below are from companies based right here in New York City. Support our NYHRC community and shop local!
Gift Certificates. Show you care by gifting certificates for services like personal training, massage, or even a session with a registered dietitian—hint, hint! NYHRC has so much to choose from, so be sure to contact us!
Check out the Filling Station, a unique shop located in the Chelsea Market. It specializes in items such as extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and exotic salts. The really cool part is that the company encourages customers to reuse and refill their bottles and jars by offering a 10% discount. My favorite items are black cherry vinegar, black truffle sea salt and chipotle olive oil. Environmentally friendly and delicious!
The gift of chocolate. Some of the world’s greatest chocolate is made right here in Brooklyn! Check out Mast Brothers factory in Williamsburg or Cacao Prieto in Red Hook for the fanciest dark chocolate bars in town. Two ounces of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) provides 200mg of antioxidant-rich flavonols associated with cardiovascular health! Now that’s reason enough to make the trip and put a bow on it.