By Emily McLaughlin
You waited last minute, didn’t you? It’s okay, so did I. Instead of getting all stressed out by crowds at the mall while picking over half-empty shelves, just go right to the register and grab a gift card. Here are a few gift cards your health/fitness friends would LOVE to get this holiday season:
Trader Joe’s: Whether it’s for $5 or $50, a gift card to Trader Joe’s is always appreciated and could go a long way!
Lululemon: Put off that gift for that special someone in your life? You best friend loves yoga but you don’t know what the heck to get them? Mom is on a health kick? Get the person a Lululemon gift card. Some of the items in the store are a little pricey, so take a look around before you decide on a number.
Bike/run/dance shop: Ask around and find out if there is a local shop that your gift-ee likes to go to. (This goes for health food stores as a well.) If there a place they go locally, get them a gift card there. Coming up empty? Resources not pointing you in the right direction? Google nearby shops — they are everywhere!
Spa: This is something that few people buy for themselves… even if they understand the health benefits of a good massage/skin treatment. If you have someone on your list who is always busy or often working out, do them the biggest favor even and give them the gift of relaxation. For the ladies, a mani-pedi packages works too!
Gym/studio: It costs a lot of money to stay healthy. One of the most costly things is a gym membership or yoga package. Help a brotha’ or sista’ out and get them a month to their favorite place.
How do I know these gift cards will not disappoint? Well, it’s a hunch based on the fact that I, personally, would love to receive any of these gift cards for Christmas. <3 Hint, hint.