Gift Guide: For The Health Conscious

Give the active person in your life something to run off with.

Courtesy of S'well

Courtesy of S’well

S’well Sips

S’well reusable stainless steel water bottles come in zillions of colors and prints, and donate a percentage of profits to UNICEF’s global clean water initiative. Available at sporting good stores and boutiques like Interwoven in Asbury Park. $35

Courtesy of LifeStraw

Courtesy of LifeStraw

From The River To Your Lips

Great for hiking, backpacking, and camping, the portable LifeStraw is perfect for the active member of the family. Just insert the large end of the LifeStraw into a fresh body of water, and the filter turns up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water. However, do not take sips from pools, urban areas or the ocean: LifeStraw will only remove bacteria and waterborne parasites found in the woods, not chemicals like chlorine, salt and heavy metals (for more extreme conditions, try to LifeStraw Mission package). The LifeStraw stops allowing water to flow through it once the filter reaches the end of its life. $19.95

Courtesy of Garmin

Courtesy of Garmin

Know Where to Go

This Forerunner 10 sports watch by Garmin tracks distance, pace and calories burned. The watch’s GPS feature can be used for a total of five continuous hours (or, as suggested, for ten days with 30 minutes of use per day) before needing to be recharged. $129.99

Courtesy of REI

Courtesy of REI

Soft Support

If there’s a yogi in your life, it’s likely they’ve given hot yoga a whirl. When this cotton yoga mat is laid on top of a regular yoga mat, the fabric absorbs the sweat and prevents sliding around (and can be tossed in the wash for an easy clean). Or, the cotton mat can be used as a cozy meditation pad. Available via REI.com. $44.95

Courtesy of REI

Courtesy of REI

Knead the Knot

The active person in your life may already have a foam roller to get out those tough aches and pains, but what about a mini-foam roller that can target muscle knots with (painful) accuracy? The small size is great for portable travel, and can be looped onto a gym bag or backpack strap. Made by Trigger Point. $24.99

Courtesy of LL Bean

Courtesy of LL Bean

Stylish & Sturdy

Not all hiking boots are clunky, ugly things. The Knife Edge boots from LL Bean are waterproof with antimicrobial odor control. Shown here is the women’s chestnut (also available in men’s dark brown), these boots look good on the trail—and the sidewalk. The boots are named after the advanced Knife Edge hiking trail on Mount Katahdin (Maine’s highest peak), which boasts 1,000-foot drop-offs on either side. $179

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