Your Feel-Good Holiday Gift Guide

By Jan Newberry
February 6, 2021

If there ever was a year to give the gift of feeling good, this is it. We’ve found the gifts that end the year on a sweet note, get 2022 off to a brilliant start, and keep the ones you love glowing all year long. 

Start Strong

Unlimited Strength
It’s been called the Peloton of weight lifting, but we like to think of Tonal as a weight room without the intimidation. This AI-powered machine uses electromagnetic resistance instead of physical weights, to generate force and adapts to a user’s pace and effort level. 
$2745 

Keep it Moving 
Tuck a pair of leg warmers and a leotard into your gift of an Obé subscription for a full-on 80’s fitness vibe. Obé’s upbeat live and on-demand classes are led by a team of perky instructors working in brightly lit studios (no moody, candle-lit yoga classes here). 
$19 for a one-month subscription

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Chocolate Bars with a Sweet Difference
You didn’t expect The French Laundry’s Thomas Keller to make an ordinary chocolate bar, did you? These are made with Venezuelan cacao and sweetened with Supplant sugar from fibers, an easy-on-the-environment, upcycled sugar with all the nutritional benefits of fiber and a fraction of the calories of white sugar. 
$19.99 for a two-bar pack

Booze-free Beer 
Dry January is a lot more fun with a six-pack or two of hazy IPA or stout from Athletic Brewing in the house. These faux-beers are made with the same ingredients that go into your favorite beer and taste just like the real deal. 
$12.99 for a six-pack. 

Food for Thought 

Cooking While Black 
Bryant Terry’s important (and gorgeous) new book, Black Food blends art, essays, and mouthwatering recipes like Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Beignets and Inferno Hot Kale Chips to trace the story of the African diaspora. 
$40

Plant-Based Forever
Territory chef-partner, Food Network champion, and self-taught Indian American chef Priyanka Naik’s first book, The Modern Tiffin is a collection of vegan recipes from around the world. 
$24.49

Sweat in Style

They Like the Bikes, They’re Going to Love the T-shirts
And, the leggings, hoodies, and fleece jackets, too. The virtual fitness juggernaut Peleton’s new line of activewear is the perfect way to look good while working out hard. 
Prices start at $10

Ditch the Dumbbells 
Bring the bling to working out with Bala’s stylish 1-pound wrist and ankle weights. Available in a range of muted tones, including blush, bone, sand, emerald, heather, and charcoal with a clean, matte finish, they look more like something you’d wear to a party  than to the gym
$49 for 2 one-pound bangles

Stocking Stuffer  

Give the Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep
Territory chef-partner Gabe Kennedy is also a co-founder of Plant People. His Night Light Mushroom Cacao Mix blends adaptogenic mushrooms with cacao, cinnamon, and coconut milk for a soothing send-off to the day. 

$26.99 for a 14-serving pack

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