Top 10 Healthy Gift Ideas for the 2014 Christmas Holiday Season

November 20, 2014 by Andrew Moorey

Health Gift Ideas Blog 2014 Christmas Season From EluaStruggling to find unique gift ideas for the 2014 Christmas Holiday season? Do you have someone on your Christmas list who aspires to healthy living and an active lifestyle? Maybe a runner, walker or yoga guru? Looking for Christmas gift ideas for someone who enjoys the great Canadian outdoors? Perhaps a hunter, fishermen, camper, hiker or paddler?

At Elua, our tag line is “Better water, better life!” and today we're bottling up our best gift ideas for the 2014 Christmas Holiday Season.

From healthy, happy hydration via glass water bottles and all-natural drink mixes to safe drinking water through water purification tablets, personal water filters and water filter bottles - we've got a gift idea for everyone on your 2014 Christmas Holiday Season wish list.

Ok, here we go!

For the camper, hiker, international traveler, prepper, survivalist, hunter, fishermen (or woman) on your Christmas list, we have 3 very cool gift ideas:


 1. GRAYL Water Filtration Cup

The GRAYL water filter cup is one of the coolest, eye-catching water filter bottles we've seen in years. Don't believe us? Here's what Outside Magzine had to say:  "Sketchy tap water in India or a questionable mountain creek in Colorado? Doesn't matter. Fill up the 16-ounce GRAYL, push the... filter down French-press style, and drink up...You can seal the lid tight and throw the whole thing in your pack, or take it off entirely and chug. Each filter is good for 40 gallons." OUTSIDE MAGAZINE BUYER'S GUIDE (May 2014) The GRAYL water filter bottle works like a French press producing 500 mL of clean, safe, great tasting drinking water in just seconds. Fill-press-drink! The GRAYL is stylish enough for the office and tough enough for the outdoors.  Also available in matte black and on sale for a limited time. Get the GRAYL Water Filtration Cup here for just $69.99 including free shipping! 

Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets

2. Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets

Aquatabs are the world's number #1 water purification tablet, the first choice of campers, hikers, international travelers as well as humanitarian aid groups like the Red Cross, World Health Organization, OXFAM and CARE. Aquatabs are easy to use, have very little taste or odour, are 100% iodine free and are the perfect stocking stuffer. Each 49mg Aquatabs treats 1 L of water in just 30 minutes, eliminating bacteria, viruses and Giardia. Great for survival kits, emergency preparedness, bug-out bags, travel kits and tackle boxes. Aquatabs are packed in secure, tamper evident foil packaging with a five year shelf life. Unlike other water purification products, Aquatabs do not require mixing drops nor is there any liquids to leak or glass to break. Also available in a 334mg tablet to treat 20 L. Get Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets here for just $10.99! 


3. Survivor Filter Personal Water Filter Straw

This is the absolute best personal water filter straw that we've ever seen and it's available in Canada exclusively from Elua. Perfect for camping, hiking, emergency preparedness and survival kits. The Model L600 Survivor Filter is the only personal water filter on the market today that uses triple filtration (Pre-Filter, Ultrafiltration Filter and Carbon Filter), allowing it to achieve an amazing filtration rate of 0.05 Microns. Water filtered to 0.05 microns has been shown to remove 99.99% of dirt, bacteria, protozoa, chlorine, heavy metals and other contaminants from fresh water sources. And....the L600 Survivor Filter can filter up to 1,000 L or 264 gallons before it's replaceable filters need to be cleaned or replaced. The Survivor Filter is incredibly compact measuring just 1.25" in diameter, 7" long and weighing in at only 86g or 3 ounces! This is the gift idea for the 2014 Christmas Holiday Season that is guaranteed to generate ooohs and aaahs from the outdoor enthusiast on your list. Get the Survivor Filter here - for a limited time it's on sale for just $49.99, reg. $69.99!.

For the runner, walker, yoga guru and health nut on your list, the gift of happy, healthy hydration can't be beat.

True Lemon Packets From Elua

4. True Lemon Drink Mix Packets

True Lemon gives the gift of fresh-squeezed lemon water – anytime, anywhere! Simply add 1 single serving packet to 250-500 mL of water to create the perfect glass of fresh lemon water.  True Lemon packets are 100% all natural - no preservatives, sodium or gluten and are naturally sugar free with 0 calories, 0g carbs, 0g sugars and no artificial sweeteners. A single True Lemon packet is the equivalent of 1 large lemonade wedge and provides 25% of an adult's daily Vitamin C requirements. Click here for 22 Different Ways To Use True Lemon Packets. Also available in True Lime, True Grapefruit, True Orange and True Lemonade! Get True Lemon Citrus Drink Mix Packets here starting at just $21.99 for 200 packets!

 5. Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle

Glasstic Water Bottles From EluaIf you are considering a water bottle as a gift idea for someone this Christmas, give the gift of purity and get them a glass water bottle.  Worried about glass water bottles breaking? Worry no more! Glasstic has created a shatterproof glass water bottle designed to for rugged, active use. Glasstic bottles are now available in Canada exclusively from Elua. Glasstic water bottles use an ultra pure, toxin-free, premium glass bottle protected by a rugged, BPA free outer shell.  The Glasstic water bottle has become one of our favourite bottles at Elua. The flip top lid folds all the way back (no squished noses), the folding carry handle is really good and folds all the way back, the mouth piece is super smooth and glug free and.... on hot days - no condensation! Include a premium Elua water bottle brush and you are going to make someone very happy and hydrated this Christmas. Get the Glasstic bottle here for just $24.99!

6. Little Bamboo Insulated Water Bottle / Coffee Tea Travel Mug

Little Bamboo Water Bottle Coffee Tea Travel MugThis is the most exquisite hot/cold travel mug for coffee, tea or water on the market today. A high quality, double walled vacuum sealed stainless steel flask is wrapped in an all-natural, super soothing, ultra-smooth bamboo shell.  And the thermal performance of this little bottle is amazing - 8 hours plus! Fill this bottle with boiling hot water and you'll feel zero heat transfer on your hands or the rim that touches your lips. Make your favourite beverage at home, throw the leak proof bottle in your bag and when you get to work hours later, open the lid and your drink will be perfectly hot or cold. A few really nice finishing touches include a grippy silicone base, cool touch rim (no burnt lips on this mug!), leak proof cap and silicone gasket seal between the bamboo outer and stainless inner to keep dust and grime from getting under the bamboo. Get the Little Bamboo Bottle here for just $36.99!

For the amateur cook, snacker or foodie on your list, we've got 2 gift ideas that will fire up their taste buds.

True Citrus True Lemon Shaker Spice Blends

7. True Citrus True Lemon Spice Blends

Perfect for the home chef. this True Citrus Spice Blend Variety Pack includes 5 different seasonings blends in easy to use, 80g (2.82oz) flip cap shaker bottles. True Citrus seasonings start with essential citrus oils & juices which are cold-pressed & crystallized to capture the fruits flavour at the peak of freshness. Enjoy Original Lemon or Lime as you would fresh citrus fruit but without the mess. Kick it up a notch with True Lemon Pepper, True Orange Ginger or True Lime Garlic and Cilantro. Add to popcorn, peanuts, chips or other munchies for some real zing! Turn a boring can of soup into a fragrant gourmet lunch. Sprinkle on vegetables & side dishes, rice, Guacamole & salsas, meat, seafood, Vegetables, Sauces, marinades & dressings. TRUE LIME GARLIC & CILANTRO combines True Lime's fresh lime flavour with the savory taste of garlic and the sharp, tangy pop of cilantro for a truly versatile spice blend. TRUE ORANGE GINGER combines True Orange's bright taste with the spicy warmth of ginger to create a delicious citrus blend that you'll find many delicious ways to use. Get the True Citrus True Lemon Spice Blend Variety Pack here for just $33.99 including free shipping from!

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8. Bormioli 1L Glass Carafe

By far, one of the best carafes for water that we've been able to find! This Italian made, 1 L (36 oz) Ypsilon Carafe is made from Bormioli Rocco's exclusive Lead free, BPA free "Star Glass" to ensure the highest degree of transparency and quality. The Ypsiolon Carafe is easy to hold and has a countoured shape that fits in the refrigerator door for easy storage. A BPA free, silicone lid keeps your water fresh and protected from fridge odours and the wide mouth easily accepts ice cubs and fruit. Use this beautifully chic glass water carafe to keep cold water always on hand in the refrigerator or make a splash (pun intended!) at your next dinner party. Give the gift of better tasting water this season. Water simply tastes better when served from glass, especially Italian glass from Bormioli! Get the Bormioli 1L Glass Water Carafe here for just $18.99, reg. $23.99!

Aqua Zinger Water Bottles - Elua

9. Aqua Zinger Fruit Infusion Water Bottle

Hydrate with ZING using the Aqua Zinger Water Bottle! Create your very own, all natural, vitamin enriched, fruit infused water. It's so simple, so easy, and so tasty! Using the Aqua Zinger is super fast and super easy. Unscrew the bottom infuser cup of the bottle, add pieces of your favourite fruit, screw the cup back on, fill with water from the top cap opening, shake and let steep for 20-30 minutes. The innovative fruit infuser cup has stainless steel blades which grind the ingredients as you screw it on to the bottle to extract and infuse maximum flavour to your water. Some of our favourite Aqua Zinger recipes include raspberries, lemon, lime, watermelon, cucumber, peach, mint and sometimes a splash of honey (not all together though!). If you have someone on your 2014 Christmas Season list that is focused on better health or trying to kick sugary pop or chemical laden diet pop, give them an Aqua Zinger water bottle to fire up their 2015. Get the Aqua Zinger Fruit Infusion Water Bottle here for just $29.99!

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10. Kid Zinger Juice Maker Water Bottle

Want to help your kids drink more water in the new year? Give them a Kid Zinger Juice Maker Water Bottle this Christmas Holiday Season. This bottle makes water fun again for kids! The Kid Zinger Water Bottle infuses water with natural flavour and vitamins using lemons, limes or other small citrus fruits like kumquats and clementine oranges. Add in other fruits and create unique combinations like strawberry lemon, orange mint, and berry lime. The Kid Zinger is a healthy alternative to sugary juices and soda. Use it with fruit only or add a light touch of honey or agave syrup to make fresh-squeezed orangeade or lemonade. The Kid Zinger Juice Maker Water Bottle is dentist approved and  recommended for ages 6 and up. Available in Pink or Blue and now on sale for over 50% off! Get the Kid Zinger Juice Maker Fruit Infusion Water Bottle for just $8.99!

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Most orders ship within 1-2 business days and should arrive 3-5 business days later. Need faster service? Give us a call, we'd be happy to arrange. Yes, we ship from Canada!

From our family to yours, have a very merry, healthy and hydrated Christmas Holiday Season.

Andrew Moorey, Co-Founder Elua - Better Water, Better Life!

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