Gift Guides 2019: Zach’s Picks for the Home Chef or Fitness Fanatic

Time is winding down to check everyone off your list, and we’re here to help! This time I asked Zach (our resident food, health, and wellness guru) to share some of his top picks for the chef, fitness fanatic or health nut in your family. I’ll let Zach take it from here.

I try a lot of products throughout the year, and am always looking for the newest and best things to make food prep and working out even easier. So I’ve complied all my favorites for cooking, fitness and wellness that are sure to please even the pickiest people on your list.

For the home chef on your list, here is an assortment of kitchen essentials that will have them cooking like a pro!

1. SILICONE SPOON SET  $49
This cute set will have you mixing, flipping, and stirring in style. They can handle high heats and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

2. KITCHENAID ARTISAN STAND MIXER  $380
Every professional kitchen has one (or 4) of these for a reason. You can also get attachments for making pasta, sausage, or a number of other things.

3. ANTONI IN THE KITCHEN  $17
I love Antoni’s fantastic new cookbook. Get a copy for a friend and hope they invite you over when they make any of the delicious recipes!

4. HAYES BLACK MARBLE TRAY  $30
Because everyone who loves to entertain needs a beautiful marble platter to serve charcuterie or snacks on.

 

 

5. NINJA AIR FRYER  $140
If you love fried foods, but are trying to be healthier then the air fryer is for you. It’ll give you that crispy, fried goodness with just a tiny bit of oil

6. Baking Sheet With Nonstick Grid  $26
A perfect sheet for baking, it comes with a handy grid that nests in the sheet, or to use as a separate cooling rack for those fresh backed cookies.

7. THE KNIVES TRIO  $155
Every great chef needs a great set of knifes. This trio is perfect for every type of slicing and dicing you can think of.

8. CAST IRON SKILLET  $22
A good cast iron skillet will last you a lifetime. From searing steaks to baking cornbread, this versatile skillet will only get better with time.

 

Fitness fanatics like myself love new gear! Whether it’s my go-to fitness tracker, workout shoes, or gym accessories, this list will have you covered.

1. RHONE VERSATILITY SHORTS  $78
Bobby and I swear by these shorts. They fit great and can stand up to even the toughest workout.

2. AIRPODS PRO  $250
You can’t workout without some great pump up music! These stay snug in your ear so you can just focus on working hard.

3. CLASSPASS GIFT CARD  STARTING AT $50
Classpass is perfect for anyone who loves trying new things. Get them a gift card and let them try whatever classes they’ve always wanted to try.

4. THE WHOOP STRAP  $30/month
This is the fitness tracker that I use. In addition to tracking your strain for the day, it tracks your sleep and gives valuable insight into your recovery and overall fitness. Get it for the fitness techie in your life.

 

 

 

5. Women’s Training High-Waisted Leggings  $30
Sometimes the essentials are popular for a reason. These will feel and perform like they’re much more expensive than they are.

6. JUMP ROPE  $95
Jumping rope is a great cardio workout, and the best part is you can take it wherever you go. This wood handled option also looks great even when you’re not using it.

7. Landon Neoprene Carryall Duffle Bag  $155
This stylish, durable bag can fit all those gym essentials.

8. NIKE METCON 5  $130
Bobby and I both wear these shoes for all of our workouts. They’re the most well rounded shoe for tackling any type of training.

Staying healthy doesn’t just mean working out, it means treating your body right. These gifts will help keep your loved ones relaxed and feeling good.

1. HYPERVOLT MASSAGER  $350
I know this one is a splurge, but I think it’s totally worth it. This sleek yet powerful massage tool will get those knots out and aid in some much needed post workout recovery.

2. MATCHA TURMERIC BLEND  $29
Matcha is a much healthier alternative to coffee whenever you need an energy boost. This blend tastes delicious and is packed with immunity boosting nutrients.

3. ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER  $28
Essential oils can boost focus, relaxation, help with sleep, or just make your place smell amazing!

4. OLLY GOODBYE STRESS GUMMIES  $13
These gummies are filled with nutrients to enhance your mental focus while keeping you calm and centered. You can also get them in a multivitamin, immunity booster to gift a whole set.

 

5. ULLA HYDRATION REMINDER  $25
For those who need a little help with daily hydration, this handy gadget attaches to any water bottle and blinks to remind you to take a sip. 

6. SLUMBER BATH SALTS  $19
Nothing relaxes me like a nice bath. These bath salts release essential oils like lavender to relieve tension and stress.

7. EVERLYWELL FOOD SENSITIVITY TEST  $160
If you know someone who really cares about what they put in their body, help them make better decisions with this test.