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12 gift ideas for a healthy New Year


Gifts for health nuts

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From company parties to family get-togethers, rockin' around the Christmas tree for an entire month can do a number on a person's mental and physical health.

So why not give your loved one a gift that helps them get back on track come January?

Whether it's a day at the spa to help them forget about their failed Christmas roast, or name-brand apparel to ease them back into their workout regimen, here are 12 gift ideas for the health nuts on your list.

— By CNBC's Krystina Gustafson
Posted 13 Nov. 2016

Apple iWatch

Source: Apple

Starting price: $349

Set goals, track your activity and get weekly progress reports. Through Apple's Health and Workout apps on the iWatch, it's easy for the casual fitness lover to monitor their physical activity.

For those who are more committed, there are plenty of additional apps to make workouts more intense. They include Map My Run and Fitstar Yoga, which helps users determine if they've hit the proper pose.

Tory Burch canvas tennis tote

Source: Tory Burch

Price: $395

Sometimes all it takes for a woman to get back into her workout regimen is the right accessories.

Tory Burch, who launched her Tory Sport line earlier this year, makes it stylish — and convenient — to tote around a tennis racket and water bottle with this canvas bag.

ClassPass membership

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Price: $79 to $125/month

For those who bore easily at the gym, there's ClassPass. Residents of cities from L.A. to New York and down to Tampa, Florida, can attend an unlimited number of classes each month, including up to three at each participating gym.

Classes are easily be booked on Just be sure to give the gift recipient a head's up that they need to cancel more than 12 hours in advance if they can longer make it, or they'll be stuck with a $15 late cancellation fee or a $20 no-show fee.

The Peloton Bike

Source: Peloton

Price: $1,995 + $39/month subscription

This at-home cycling bike is ideal for busy moms who don't have time to leave the house for exercise. Peloton broadcasts classes live from its New York City studio, and videos are also available on demand. They're viewed on the bike's 21.5-inch HD screen, which connects via WiFi.

Martha Stewart apron


Price: $29.99

Staying healthy isn't just about exercise. Encourage good eating habits by giving your loved one a fashionable apron, which will limit the temptation of heading to the local pub for nachos.

Lululemon 'Naked' pants

Source: Lululemon

Price: $98

Lululemon has long been a staple for yoga lovers. But the brand recently updated its pants offering to be categorized by feeling. For extra support on the hips or backside, there's the "Held-In" Pant. For those that want a lightweight pant, there's the "Naked" sensation, which feels like they're wearing nothing.

Nike Pro compression pants

Source: Nike

Price: $45

Technical workout pants aren't just for the ladies. This pair, from Nike, is built with Dri-FIT fabric to keep athletes dry, and mesh panels to make the bottoms breathable.

Under Armour men's golf official tour cap

Source: Under Armour

Price: $29.99

Shopping for golf equipment can get pricey fast. So for the golf pro in your life, let them channel their inner Jordan Spieth with this inexpensive Under Armour cap.

Lift tickets in Jackson Hole

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Price: Varies

Planning a trip out West this winter? Lessen the expense for your travel partner by giving them a lift ticket. Ski season opens Nov. 26 at the famous Jackson Hole, in Wyoming, where outdoor enthusiasts can opt for half-, single- or multi-day tickets.

Day-Light Classic Bright Light Therapy Lamp

Day-Light Classic 10,000 LUX Bright Light Therapy Lamp
Source: Carex Health Brands

Price: $199.99

For some sun worshipers, there's no amount of ski trips or holiday carols that can shake them from their winter funk. Though the benefits of sun lamps designed to combat seasonal affective disorder are up for the debate, they may help curb your loved one's craving for a day at the beach.

'Good Luck Ritual' at the Spa at Wynn or Encore

Source: Wynn

Price: $280 for 80 minutes

Everyone could us a little bit of luck for the New Year. The Good Luck Ritual, a signature treatment at the spas at the Wynn in Las Vegas, is based on the five Chinese elements. It includes a custom massage, peppermint foot treatment and a botanical scalp massage.

If 80 minutes isn't enough, you can spend another $95 for an extra 20 minutes.

A journey to India, spa retreat and more


Price: $4,100

For those willing to shell out big bucks to start the New Year with sound mind and body, there are international retreats available, including this trip to India. The journey begins with seven days at the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, which includes daily 90-minute massages and yoga sessions overlooking the water.

From there, guests embark on a four-day tour of the ancient city of Varanasi and the Taj Mahal.