The healthy 12 days of Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, friends, fun and stress! With the ever-increasing awareness of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, give the gift of wellness to a friend (or yourself!) with 13SICK’s twelve days of gift-mas guide!

Day 1 – Reusable Water Bottle

Let’s start simple - Save the planet and keep hydrated with a handy re-usable bottle, like this one from 321Water, that is made in Australia, and uses a French-press inspired design to help filter water instantly. 

Day 2 – Class Pass

Don’t want to commit to a single gym? Try gifting a ClassPass – a monthly membership that lets you access a variety of fitness classes Australia-wide, without being locked-in to a specific location.

Day 3 – Health & Fitness Books

Christmas can be a time when you’re constantly thinking of someone else – your kids, your guests, maybe even the in-laws. You deserve a little me-time – and that’s exactly why this book by Jessica Saunders is perfect for those moments where you need a little self-care help.

Day 4 – Mindfulness Journal

With our fast-paced society, it’s often hard to find a moment to sit down and check in on yourself. This journal helps to implement stress-reducing habits through writing prompts and mindfulness about the busy world around you.

Day 5 – Yoga Mat

Embrace your inner yogi with this eco-friendly, Aussie-made Yoga mat – a sure-fire way to impress anybody who sees you (even if you still struggle to touch your toes!). 

Day 6 – Health and Fitness Journal

Want to stay on the ever-growing mindfulness trend, but your gift-receiver (or yourself) isn’t into online applications? Gift this useful food/exercise/sleep journal that is designed to help keep track of goals, and inspire the user to be mindful of their daily actions.


Or, if you’re looking for something a little simpler, here’s an alternative from Kmart that’s just $3! 

Day 7 – Snack Box Subscription

Looking for some yummy snacks, but can’t find anything that’s healthy, or meets your dietary requirements? Whether you’re dairy-free, gluten-free, Vegan, or just want less sugar in your life, this subscription service helps take the guess-work out of snacking, with a customisable box sent straight to your door. 

Day 8 – Fitness Tracker

Hop on the fitness tracker trend, and follow your wellness journey with this popular fitness tracker from FitBit that can track your steps, calories, and heart rate, so you can keep an eye on those steps!


Or if you want something a little simpler before diving into the world of fitness bands, here’s one from Kogan that’s easier on the wallet. 

Day 9 – Colouring in book

Think colouring in is just for kids? Well, I’ve got good news! Studies have found that sitting down and concentrating on a detailed colouring book, like this one from Kmart, can reduce stress and increase mindfulness – and you don’t even have to stay inside the lines! 

Day 10 – Recipe Book

The holidays are a hectic time – and not to mention all the food you have to organise, cook, and serve to those you’re celebrating with. This recipe book by Yotam Ottolenghi takes the stress out of cooking, as it’s chock-full of recipes that are bound to suit any preference – from one-pot meals, to meals made from less than ten ingredients! 

Day 11 – Food Prep Subscription Box

Want to take the stress out of food preparation altogether? Gift a service like HelloFresh, who delivers yummy, healthy ingredients to your door, alongside recipes that will make you feel like a MasterChef in your own kitchen! 

Day 12 – Bullet Journal

Christmas is almost here, and then there’s the New Year looming! Keep organised for 2020 (and beyond) with another growing trend – Bullet Journaling! Here’s the original book that started it all, it even includes a handy getting-started guide, perfect for new beginners! 


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