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Know someone with “cook more” on the resolutions list? Help them out by eliminating the grocery shopping and meal prep part of cooking, making it an enjoyable and relaxing activity. (HelloFresh)

Last minute healthy holiday gift guide (Plus special deals!)

Maybe you waited until the last minute to get all of your giftings in order, but don't worry, you can still pull together thoughtful gifts that your health and fitness-loving friends and family will be obsessed with (no rush shipping or mall visits required!).

Not only will these gifts surprise and delight your friends and family, it will also help them tackle those pesky New Years Resolutions.

Fitness Class Packages

Help your giftees get their sweat on at their favorite local boutique studios. Workouts used to be seen as a hassle, but now thanks to the abundance of creative and fun class options, they are (thankfully!) viewed as a treat or even a social outing. Take advantage of special holiday deals to get more bang for your buck.

Holiday Specials:

Solidcore (Annapolis, Bethesda, Wildwood, Ashburn, Ballston, Mosaic, Old Town, Adams Morgan, Cathedral Commons, Mt. Vernon Triangle, Shaw, West End opens 12/21/16, Tysons-opens 1/7/17): Buy gift cards or purchase a 5-pack for $150 ($25 off, great for you and/or your friends!) using promo code DCrefined (offer ends 12/31/16)

YogaWorks (Baltimore and 14th Street NW, DC): Purchase a $100 YogaWorks gift card for only $80 (offer ends 12/31/16)

FlyWheel (Dupont and CityCenterDC NW): Give the gift of FlyWheel classes and get free classes for yourself so you can ride away those post-holiday blues together. Purchase a 5, 10 or 20-class gift card and receive 1, 2 or 4 credits respectively (valid through 12/31/16)

Aaptiv On-Demand Audio Fitness App

For your giftees who prefer to get their fitness done outside of the studio (great for avid travelers), Aaptiv is an app that acts as your on-the-go personal trainer. Whether you’re at a local gym, traveling, or running outside, Aaptiv will provide the music, the motivation and the structure your workout needs to be efficient, challenging and safe. Available workouts include running, cycling, elliptical, treadmill, strength training, yoga and even half and full marathon training programs.

Holiday Special: Extra incentivizing, during the holidays get two memberships for $74.99, gift one and keep one for yourself, or gift both (details).

HelloFresh Meal Kits

Know someone with “cook more” on the resolutions list? Help them out by eliminating the grocery shopping and meal prep part of cooking, making it an enjoyable and relaxing activity. HelloFresh’s meal kit boxes help to expand creativity in the kitchen, making healthy meals doable for even the most novice chef. Check out the gifting options ranging from $69-$79.

Holiday Special: Try a subscription for yourself, use code DCREFINED for $35 off your first box.

Race Entry

Have a friend with a big race goal for 2017? Let them do the training, you can help with the race entry fees. Better yet, pick a race to do together and gift the entry fee. Check out Tough Mudder for a challenging and exciting race experience. If you’re looking to keep it local, sign up for the Virginia Tough Mudder race taking place on June 10th and 11th. If you gift the entry to a friend and they can’t make the date, Tough Mudder will switch registration to a different race date and location.

Holiday Special: Sign up yourself or a friend and use code ToughMudderGiftUS2016 for 15% off all events in 2017 (code expires 12/31/16).

Quip Toothbrush System

Is a toothbrush the sexiest holiday gift you can give? Maybe not, but Quip is pretty awesome and anyone on your list would be lucky to get this chic and effective brush system. After all, what feels better than a bright and fresh smile? Quip takes the pain out of keeping your teeth clean by delivering refills of necessary products every three months. Gift your friends a whole year of healthy teeth with a year pre-paid plan. The recipient will receive their brush and toothpaste plus refills every three months for the full year. Now that’s a way to start the new year smiling. Receive $10 off your refill when you purchase through this link.


Give the gift of indulgent, yet healthy snacks with NatureBox. NatureBox offers unique flavors and snacks that are free from artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. The snacks are perfect during the holiday season to avoid going overboard on cookies but are also great year-round at the office when the 3 p.m. slump hits. Gift options include The Nice List (10 best selling snacks like Sriracha Roasted Cashews and Lemon Almond Biscotti Bites), Sweets and Treats (10-holiday favorites like Mini Cocoa Belgian Waffles and Crème Brulee Peanuts) and Easy Entertaining (20 party picks like Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps and Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Almonds).