20 Health, Beauty + Fitness Gadgets That Make Perfect Gifts
Pave the path to a healthier and happier you with these innovative wellness gadgets and tools that also make great gifts.
Between eating nutritious foods, drinking copious amounts of water, remaining active and getting a solid eight hours of sleep, leading a healthy lifestyle can feel daunting at times. The good news? It doesn’t need to! Wellness gadgets make it easier than ever to make healthy choices and cultivate positive habits. Whether you’re aiming to increase your water intake, slow down signs of aging or ease everyday muscle aches, there’s a gadget or accessory to help you on your journey. Shop our favorites below.
Meet your water intake goals without worrying about hidden bacteria lurking in your reusable bottle with this innovative health gadget. The LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle features a non-toxic UV-C LED light technology that combats odor and virus-causing bacteria in your water. Each bottle comes with a quick-clean button, as well as a self-cleaning setting that automatically activates the UV-C light every two hours to keep your drinking water fresh throughout the day. The bottle is double insulated for cold and hot beverages and boasts a sleek silhouette that comes in five fresh colorways.
Who says activity trackers can’t be stylish? The Withings Steel HR marries fashion and function with a timeless watch face equipped with high-tech health-tracking capabilities. Steel HR monitors heart rates, counts steps, differentiates between various exercises, monitors sleep quality and comes with Withings’ Smart Wake-Up feature that wakes you up at the optimal time based on your sleep cycle data. The Steel HR links with the Withings Health Mate app to compile its findings in one space and offer a comprehensive picture of your health.
Skip the high-tech watches and keep track of your health with this fashionable necklace and wrap bracelet. The transitional accessory can be worn three different ways, and unlike other activity trackers, this stunner was designed specifically for women. The leaf-inspired pendant discreetly tracks sleep, activity levels and reproductive health. Bonus: This wearable health tracker tracks to the Bellabeat app to track menstrual cycles and ovulation dates, making this a must-have for any woman trying to conceive.
The Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband is a must-have for meditation newbies and mindfulness mavens alike. The assistive headband is a wearable device that provides soundscapes that guide wandering minds into focus and links with your smartphone to provide feedback on your body and mind signals during each meditation session. Muse 2 allows you to track your progress over time and take part in meditation challenges on the app.
Achieve calm anywhere and anytime in as little as three minutes. CalmiGo calms your body and mind, gives you control and helps you peacefully confront situations that might distress you. This is effective both for moments of acute distress and for long-term stress reduction. Choose from lavender, peppermint or bergamot to find the scent that best soothes you.
Keep your smartphone free from outside germs and dangerous bacteria with the ultra-savvy CleanTray UV Sterilization Case. The sterilization case is compact in size and streamlined in design, making it an easy addition to any kitchen or bathroom counter. Each CleanTray box is eco-friendly, portable and uses UV light to disinfect 99 percent of germs and bacteria in just five minutes. Snag the case to clean your phone and other everyday items like sunglasses, jewelry, car keys or earbuds.
This chic and compact air purifier allows you to breathe easier knowing that your home is cleansed of harmful airborne pollutants. The petite yet powerful device comes equipped with a unique particle filter that promises to capture 99 percent of air pollutants including pet dander, smoke and pollen. Each purifier boasts an eco-friendly, energy-conserving design and offers three fan speeds to suit various room sizes throughout your home.
Don’t let cooler temps stop you from growing garden-fresh herbs at home. The AeroGarden Harvest in-home system uses 20W LED lighting to support plant growth indoors and fits on most countertops. Not sure you’ve got the green thumb necessary to pull off an indoor garden? This innovative gadget comes equipped with automated light technology that activates in optimal intervals and a control panel that notifies you when it's time to water or fertilize your plants. Each AeroGarden set comes with gourmet herb seed pod kits, liquid plant food and a manual to guide you along the way.
Find alignment in your everyday life with the Upright GO Posture Trainer and Corrector. The innovative strapless device is worn discreetly on your upper back and uses vibration reminders in real-time to notify you to sit straight or adjust your stance. Sync your trainer with the Upright Posture app on your smartphone to engage in a personalized training program and tackle daily challenges to improve your posture.
Level up your relaxation routine with this life-changing heated neck and shoulder massager. The best-selling device offers eight deep-tissue kneading notes to release tension and soothe aching muscles. Infrared heating melts away tension and helps blood circulation to leave you cramp-free after use. Each massager features adjustable strength levels to suit your personal needs and comes equipped with auto shut-off technology that activates after 15 minutes to conserve energy.
The Palm NRG Massage Socks Combo Set is a must for anyone suffering from chronic foot pain. Each high-tech set comes with two socks and a palm NRG 2 device that allows you to shuffle through eight treatment modes to best suit your needs. The socks use T.E.N.S. (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to send low-frequency electrical pulses into aching foot muscles and provide safe, drug-free pain management.
Is your body in pain from years of sedentary work? Therabody’s Theragun Prime can help ease discomfort, soothe tightness and tension, and recover faster with percussive therapy. Theragun Prime reaches 60-percent deeper into muscle than average massagers, delivering a true deep-muscle treatment. Choose from five built-in speeds or choose your own via the app, then try one of the four included attachments, each with different impact levels to provide targeted pain relief where you need it most.
Treat your skin to a little TLC with this best-selling LED light therapy wand. The innovative gadget comes equipped with a blue light to soothe skin inflammation, a green light to draw out impurities and a red light to increase blood circulation and combat signs of aging. Along with the targeted LED treatments, the skincare wand also comes with two ionic therapy modes; ion(+) allows you to pull impurities to the surface of your skin, while ion(-) penetrates your skin to improve the absorption and maximize the effects of your skincare products.
Take facial cleansing to a new level with Foreo's Luna 3 Plus. Its soft silicone bristles are gentle to your skin, while the T-Sonic pulsations blast away dirt, oil and makeup residue in just one minute. Plus, you can cleanse at the perfect temperature for your skin with Thermo-Tech, or firm and plump your skin with targeted microcurrent treatments.
Bring the spa to your bathroom and elevate your cool-weather skincare routine with this soothing facial steamer. The calming gadget uses micro-steam technology to hydrate, plump, smooth and clarify your face, neck and decolletage. Other notable benefits include tightened pores, softened wrinkles and boosted circulation with regular use. Still need convincing? The spa-worthy steamer is made from eco-friendly materials, rings in under $40 and comes with a five-piece blackhead and blemish removal kit.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare's SpotLite Acne Treatment Device is an FDA-approved treatment that effectively diminishes the symptoms of acne. Small and compact, this portable device is powered by two LED lights that target and correct acne at every stage, preventing future breakouts. With continued use, pimples, redness, inflammation and risk of scarring are reduced.
If you’re looking for a dentist-inspired clean and the high-tech capabilities of a smart device without spending hundreds of dollars, the Oral-B Genius 7000 is a great pick. With the ADA’s seal of approval for oscillating-rotating-pulsating brushes, this electric toothbrush helps remove plaque 500 percent more than a manual toothbrush and helps prevent gingivitis. Bluetooth connectivity allows the brush to connect with your smartphone to give you real-time feedback on your brushing habits and senses when you brush too hard. It even tracks other optional habits, like flossing, tongue cleaning and mouth rinsing. You can choose to sync your brushing data to the Apple Health app and schedule reminders for when it’s time to change out your brush head, too.
New and seasoned parents, this one’s for you. The Kinsa QuickCare Smart Digital Thermometer is for all life stages, even newborns, and provides fast, reliable temperature readings in eight seconds or less. Plus, it will help you understand how to soothe symptoms, when to take meds or see a doctor. You can use the app to track temperatures, symptoms and medications for each family member. Receive personalized guidance based on age, fever and symptoms, including medication dosages and reminders.
The TytoHome Remote Exam Kit makes it possible to get a complete medical exam wherever you are. This handy device allows you to receive on-demand physical exams via live video chat with a doctor’s office using an exam camera, the TytoApp app and a non-contact forehead infrared thermometer and otoscope, stethoscope and tongue depressor adapters. This HIPAA-secure gadget transmits test results to an electronic health record for easy monitoring.
With more than 3,200 reviews and an average 4.6-star rating, this Owlet Smart Sock is a huge hit online, as it wraps around the baby's foot and monitors their heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep trends. You can view your child's readings in real-time with the Owlet app and receive notifications if readings leave preset zones, so you know when your child really needs you.