If you’re stuck for what to give friends and family this Christmas, why not buy them something that will boost their health? From a smart ring that monitors your sleep, steps and activity to a high-tech skipping rope, there are perfect presents here for sporty types, geeks, new mothers, foodies and more…
GET THEM FIT… QUICK!
Nohrd SprintBok Curved Manual Treadmill
This swish wooden treadmill needs no electricity and will transform homes and workouts. Powered by leg strength alone, it automatically adapts to the speed and style of the runner and is said to increase the number of calories burnt per session by almost a third.
£5,295, conran shop.co.uk
Nohrd SprintBok Curved Manual Treadmill: This swish wooden treadmill needs no electricity and will transform homes and workouts
ClassPass is a monthly fitness membership which gives access to thousands of gyms, exercise classes and boutique studios in major UK cities and 27 countries
ClassPass is a monthly fitness membership which gives access to thousands of gyms, exercise classes and boutique studios in major UK cities and 27 countries.
The gift card can be topped up online and you’re sure to find a class to suit you.
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%
The high-tech trainers worn by record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge, who in October became the first person in the world to run a marathon in less than two hours. Designed for both elite athletes and hobby runners.
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% trainers (left) are designed for both elite athletes and hobby runners. Smartrope (right) technology records the number of jumps and displays the result mid-air, using LED lights, during the workout
SmartRope by Tangram
This high-tech skipping rope has transformed the old playground pastime. The Smartrope technology records the number of jumps and displays the result mid-air, using LED lights, during the workout. It can be paired with a linked phone app, which stores stats from every skipping session.
GADGETS FOR YOUR GEEK
These wireless headphones deliver sound to the ears via the cheekbones, using vibrations, therefore leaving the ears unplugged and uncovered. The technology allows runners and cyclists to safely listen for traffic while tuning into music. They are sweatproof and waterproof too.
Aftershokz Aeropex headphones deliver sound to the ears via the cheekbones, using vibrations, therefore leaving the ears unplugged and uncovered
Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality Headset and Touch Controllers
Be transported to yoga classes far away with this virtual-reality headset, shown to relieve feelings of anxiety, and conquer phobias. Or journey to a picturesque forest and feel the calm of nature, without having to step outside into the cold.
With the Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality Headset and Touch Controllers, you can journey to a picturesque forest and feel the calm of nature, without having to step outside into the cold
Smartech Motiv Ring
Designed for your finger, this chic wearable could easily be mistaken for a piece of jewellery. This ‘ring’ collects 24/7 data on sleep, steps and activity and beams it back to a paired phone app. The discreet design will easily blend in with any outfit at any occasion.
The Smartech Motiv Ring (left) collects 24/7 data on sleep, steps and activity and beams it back to a paired phone app. The Oral-B Genius X (right) is the first toothbrush with artificial intelligence
Oral-B Genius X
The first toothbrush with artificial intelligence – it learns how you brush your teeth, and gives you advice via an app on how to do it better.
THESE WILL BE GREAT OUTDOORS
A Bluetooth-connected navigation device for both urban cyclists and the more adventurous biker. Load up a route using the app and a clear, single arrow on the Beeline’s screen will show the way.
The Beeline Velo is a Bluetooth-connected navigation device for both urban cyclists and the more adventurous biker
LARQ Bottle Movement
This sleek stainless-steel bottle purifies water and self-cleans using sophisticated LED lights in the lid to kill bacteria and viruses that may be lurking inside. Lightweight with a silicone grip, it is perfect for exercise and adventures.
The LARQ Bottle Movement (left) purifies water and self-cleans. These pub garden leather boots (right) can be worn as slip-ons or lace-ups, depending on your activity
Pub garden hiking boots
Hike in style with these 100 per-cent waterproof, leather boots that can be worn as slip-ons or lace-ups, depending on your activity. The cushioned footbed is made of breathable polyurethane for ample air circulation.
A bicycle helmet with a difference. Worn around the neck, it deploys an airbag in the event of a crash, which inflates around the head in 0.1 seconds. It is said to be up to eight times safer than a traditional helmet, reducing the risk of skull fracture and concussion.
Worn around the neck, the Hovding 3 deploys an airbag in the event of a crash, which inflates around the head in 0.1 seconds
OH BABY, WE LOVE THESE
SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Cot
A-listers including Beyoncé and the Kardashians are said to have used this clever cot for their newborns. Designed to replicate the sensation of being in the womb, it rocks and shushes babies, automatically responding to soothe them if unsettled. It also keeps sleeping newborns safely on their back.
Fitbit Ace 2
A swim-proof tracker for kids that monitors steps and active minutes. It can also be programmed with bedtime reminders and silent alarms, for a gentle morning wake-up before school.
The Fitbit Ace 2 (left) is a swim-proof tracker for kids that monitors steps and active minutes. Right, the Elvie Pump fits neatly inside a bra without any wires
A silent, hands-free breast pump that fits neatly inside a bra without any wires. It’s perfect for mums at work or on-the-go and can even be linked with an app that tracks milk volume and which can pause or restart the pump remotely.
FEED YOUR FOODIE
Üllo Wine Purifier
Pour your wine through this clever and stylish device to filter out hangover-causing preservative sulphates. Does it really work? There’s only one way to find out…
Pour your wine through the Üllo Wine Purifier (left) to filter out hangover-causing preservative sulphates. Right, you can whip up nutritious fresh fruit and veg smoothies and shakes with the Breville Blend Active Colour Mix
Breville Blend Active Colour Mix
Whip up nutritious fresh fruit and veg smoothies and shakes with this neat blender – which doesn’t cost the earth. The pack includes recipes to get you started and four lidded bottles – so drinks can be enjoyed on-the-go.
Lékué Silicone Bread Maker
This handy silicone bowl takes the fuss out of home-baked bread. Weigh out ingredients, knead together, leave the dough to prove and oven bake, all in the same bowl.
The Lékué Silicone Bread Maker takes the fuss out of home-baked bread
KEEPING IT CALM
Ostrich Pillow Light
Fashion this travel pillow as a neck support, or wrap it around the eyes and ears to block out sound and light.
It’s the perfect companion for a long-haul flight – or a cheeky snooze on your morning commute.
The Ostrich Pillow Light is the perfect companion for a long-haul flight – or a cheeky snooze on your morning commute
This Works Sleep Club Gift Set
Be soothed to sleep with the scents of chamomile and lavender with this dream-inducing bedtime kit. The set includes a deep sleep pillow spray, shower gel and sleep balm.
The This Works Sleep Club Gift Set (left) includes a deep sleep pillow spray, shower gel and sleep balm. The Dodow Sleep Aid Device (right) aims to calm whirring minds at bedtime
Dodow Sleep Aid Device
This relaxation and sleep aid aims to calm whirring minds at bedtime. To drift off faster, breathe in time with the light pulses that the device projects on to the ceiling.
Forero UFO Smart Mask
Super-charge your face mask with this handheld, electronic ‘pod’, which ensures the botanical ingredients are fully absorbed. Simply secure a sheet mask into the device, select a pulse setting and enjoy a salon-worthy treatment said to tighten pores and eliminate blemishes.
You can super-charge your face mask with a Forero UFO Smart Mask electronic ‘pod’
Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit by Sweet Cecily’s
Soothe chapped and dry lips with a DIY lip balm. The kit contains natural moisturising ingredients including shea butter, beeswax and cocoa butter, as well as little pots to pop it in – and is suitable for children as young as six.
Soothe chapped and dry lips with this Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit by Sweet Cecily’s
HAYO’U Beauty Restorer – Jade Facial Massage Tool
Gua Sha is the Chinese healing practice of scraping jade implements along the body to stimulate circulation – and is one of this year’s skincare trends. Use this lux tool for a gentle face massage.
HAYO’U Beauty Restorer – Jade Facial Massage Tool is perfect for a gentle face massage
The Ordinary The Daily Set
From the cult skincare brand, a favourite of everyone in the know – a box containing cleanser, moisturiser and super-soothing hyaluronic acid serum.
The Ordinary The Daily Set contains cleanser, moisturiser and super-soothing hyaluronic acid serum