Thinking of gifts for smoothie lovers might sound like a tricky task… What else could they want other than a blender, right? Well as it turns out, there are loads of cool and useful pressies that will appeal to them.
Here we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 gifts for smoothie lovers, with ideas to suit every budget… And yes, it’s totally ok if you intend to buy them for someone else, but actually end up keeping them for yourself. We won’t tell anyone…
Gifts for Smoothie Lovers – $10 & under…
#1 Mason Jars – available from Amazon USA for $4.45 or Amazon UK for £4.65 + Free Shipping
Store, transport, or sip your smoothies from these stylish mason jars. They’re made from glass, include lids, and make equally good drinking cups or counter top decorations. They’re also ideal storage containers for smoothie ingredients, so you can batch prepare fruit and veggies in advance to save time in the mornings.
#2 Ground Flaxseed – available from Amazon USA for $5.97 or Amazon UK for £4.45 + Free Shipping
Ground flaxseed adds a nutty flavour to smoothies, and gives them a thicker consistency too. It’s a great source of Omega 3 and dietary fibre, giving your smoothies a bonus nutritional boost. Flaxseed can be expensive if you buy it from health food shops, but it’s pretty reasonable if you order online. Plus, it makes a great flour alternative if you’re making healthy cupcakes (and who doesn’t wish their cupcakes were a little healthier?!).
#3 Mixer Ball – available from Amazon USA for $6.99 or Amazon UK for £1.99 + Free Shipping
These wire mixer balls ensure your smoothies stay, well, smooth. If your smoothies separate when you take them to work, or you find annoying bits of powder in your protein shakes, then a mixer ball will fix everything. Just add it to your smoothie and give it a shake, to create a smooth and light consistency. No more gulping down dodgy textures – yay!
#4 BlenderBottle – available from Amazon USA for $6.99 or Amazon UK for £8.85 + Free Shipping
For people who take their smoothies to the gym, this is the ideal transport container. It has a secure screw-on lid with ‘leak proof guarantee’, comes in three sizes, and a whopping 18 colour options! Plus it includes the wire ‘mixer ball’ we mentioned earlier…
Gifts for Smoothie Lovers – $10 – $20
Quick side note for Brits ⇒ If you live in the UK then you can get an Able & Cole veg box delivery for £11.50. It’s the cheapest of our $10-$20 gift options, but since we couldn’t find an equivalent price deal for our American readers it’s listed as part of idea #9 below…
#5 Simple Green Smoothies – available from Amazon USA for $14.39 or Amazon UK for £12.40 + Free Shipping
Recipe books make great gifts for smoothie lovers, and this one is leading the pack. ‘Simple Green Smoothies’ was awarded over 180 five star reviews in its first month of release alone! The 300 page book features ‘100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body’. It’s packed full of stunning photography and delicious recipes, which are divided into helpful chapters such as ‘energy boosting’ ‘kid-friendly’ and ‘delicious desserts’.
#6 Travel Blender – available from Amazon USA from $14.85 or Amazon UK from £17.99 + Free Shipping
For smoothie lovers who travel regularly, a portable blender is a great way to maintain the daily habit. Both the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender and the Breville Blend-Active are designed for those on the go, who want to enjoy quick, nutritious smoothies without the hassle. They feature small bases that are easily transportable, include bottles, and come in four colours (in case you haven’t realised, we’re big fans of bright colours!).
#7 Grow Your Own Mint Kit – available from Amazon USA for $15.99 or Amazon UK for £7.95
Blending a few mint leaves into smoothies can add a whole new dimension of flavour. Mint is full of antioxidants and can aid digestion, so it’s often included in detox smoothie recipes. Having your very own mint plant on the kitchen window sill, will ensure you’ve always got the fresh stuff to hand. And it smells pretty good too!
#8 Mason Jar Measuring Cups – available from Amazon USA for $18.95 (they also ship to Europe too)
These stylish measuring cups are actually top of our own shopping list… We love the combination of retro aesthetics with practicality, and think they’d look pretty cool on any counter top. Perfect for accurately measuring out smoothie ingredients, they include whole cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup and ¼ cup capacities. Plus the ceramic finish makes them durable and dishwasher safe too.
Gifts for Smoothie Lovers – $20 & over
#9 Seasonal Smoothie Boxes – available from Farmbox Direct ($41.95+) or Abel & Cole (£11.50)
A veggie box is a practical gift that’s guaranteed to get used. Farmbox Direct (USA) and Abel & Cole (UK) both offer organic veg box delivery, perfect for supporting a daily smoothie routine. We love how these boxes take advantage of seasonal produce, which means everything tastes its very best AND is more environmentally friendly too! Veg boxes make a thoughtful gift for someone who’s looking for a convenient way to eat healthy and varied meals.
#10 Blendtec High-Powered Blender – available from Amazon USA ($189) or Amazon UK (£499)
For a serious smoothie lover, Blendtec is the holy grail of blender brands. They’re powerful enough to thoroughly blend hard ingredients like carrots and ice cubes, which other blenders can struggle with. Now they don’t come cheap ($299+), but if it’s supporting a daily smoothie habit, then the cost per use works out to less than $1 per day over a year. If you’re looking to save money, then they offer ‘Certified Refurbished’ models for less than $190 that come with a full 3-year warranty. Unfortunately the best price we could find for UK smoothie fans was £499, so really is a high-end option for Brits!
So there you have it – ten of our favourite gifts for smoothie lovers to suit any budget. We hope it’s given you some healthy gift inspiration! Now we’re off to order some cute measuring cups… happy shopping!