Christmas gift guide: For the health nut

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While the holidays may be a time of indulgence for most, the true fitness and health fanatic will be looking for ways to stay on track throughout the minced pie-driven madness.

Give the healthiest person in your life what they really want (and maybe even get inspired yourself) with our edit of the top items the fit set have their perfectly-pumping hearts set on this season...

Christmas usually means a few days (or an entire season) of over-indulging, and eater's remorse often leads us to kick off a "New Year, New Me" fitness regime. Make things simpler with the FitBit Charge HR, which provides plenty of encouragement as you aim to shed those festive pounds. The wristband will become your new best friend as it reveals information in real time including how far you've walked and how much weight you've managed to shift. 

Fitbit Charge HR in Plum, £119.99; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Newcastle, Windsor & Kingston

Go for a water bottle that looks good while it does good with S'Well, beautifully designed insulated stainless steel water bottles that use ThermaS'well Technology to keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. S'well also supports charity partners that bring clean water to communities in need and protect the environment - what more could you ask for while you hydrate?

Swell 500ml water bottles in Dark Hearted, Angel Food and Sparkling Champagne, £29.95 each; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Give the gift of a happy tummy with the TeaTox Skinny Detox, 14 days of post-Christmas morning and night loose leaf tea to boost the metabolism and aid digestion. Calming, warming and cleansing, the detox is the perfect solution to the turkey bloat we love to hate...

TeaTox Skinny Detox 14 Day Tea, £19.99 for 2; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

23-year-old Ella Woodward shares her love of plant-based eating in this must-have cookbook, based on her viral food and lifestyle blog Deliciousy Ella. Heralded as the "new Nigella" by The Times, Ella became an internet sensation when, after being diagnosed with the rare Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) and finding medicine didn't help, she cut out meat, gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food and started blogging about the amazing results and her new approach to food. Her cookbook, packed with beautiful images and over 100 breakfast, snack, supper and sweet treat recipes, will inspire you to change your diet for the better.

Deliciously Ella: Awesome ingredients and incredible food that you and your body will love by Ella Woodward, £20; Available at Fenwick Bond Street & Kingston

Perfect for making smoothies and shakes or as a must-have cooking and baking tool, the Nutribullet has risen to cult status for its super-powerful motor and easy-clean shape. It's also built to extract as much nutrition from your food as possible, which is perfect for trying to get your body back on track.

Nutribullet, from £79.95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Kingston, Canterbury, Newcastle & Tunbridge Wells

If your loved one lives by the Clean and Lean philosophy of a healthy and simple approach to food, go for Clean and Lean's Body Brilliance from the brand's Essential Range. This vegan protein formula and fibre chocolate shake is packed with super greens, raw cocoa and green tea. Mix one scoop into water or milk each morning for a delicious breakfast shake that will help the body burn fat and fight sugar cravings.

Clean and Lean Body Brilliance, £49.95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Any peanut butter addict knows that despite the spread's nutritional value, many brands are packed with sugar and oils that do more harm than good. Pip & Nut, a deliciously smooth range of nut butters made strictly from nuts and sea salt, is the answer - with nutrition that tastes this good, you may want to stock up...

Pip & Nut Almond Butter, Peanut Butter or Coconut Almond Butter, £4.95 each; Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Newcastle

Drinking water with fruit (lemon in particular) is a great way to boost your metabolism and cleanse your body, but slicing up lemons and limes isn't the easiest task when you're on-the-go. Infruition is the perfect way to add more fruit to your diet - slice or dice fruit to release the juices, load the bottle's fruit chamber then let it infuse in water as you go about your day. The dishwasher safe, leak proof bottle is available in green, red, blue or yellow.

Infruition Sport Bottle, £19.95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street & Tunbridge Wells

Haven't jumped on the courgetti noodle bandwagon yet? Opt for a spiralizer that lets you do the twist while you cook with the hand-held model from Oxo, which cuts vegetables such as courgette, sweet potato, carrot and cucumber (just to name a few) into noodles for a healthy and less carby alternative to pasta.

Oxo Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, £15; Available at Fenwick Kingston

Possibly the greatest health discovery of late, coconut oil (and our favourite brand Lucy B) is made up of a good kind of fat called Medium-Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) which the body deals with efficiently, making it the perfect replacement for the likes of processed vegetable oils and margarine when frying or roasting meat, eggs, fish or vegetables. You can also use it as a natural beauty product (even as a mouthwash), as a substitute for butter when baking or as a dairy-free spread on its own if you like the coconut flavour. Our favourite use of Lucy B? In Bulletproof Coffee, made with coconut oil, organic butter and espresso for a slow release of energy. A little goes a long way, so your jar is sure to last...

Lucy B Coconut Oil, £9.95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Known for their genius cauliflower base pizza and their fabulous spiralizer, the Hemsley sisters have finally brought us a book full of easy to make and nourishing recipes, the perfect staple to any healthy eater's cookbook collection.

Hemsley & Hemsley: The art of eating well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, £25; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Green tea has been known for thousands of years for its positive influence on health, energy and general well-being, but now you can kick it up a notch with the health food of the moment - matcha. Bright green matcha green tea powder is made from tencha leaves in Japan, is packed with antioxidants and supplies natural energy - the perfect answer to a post-holiday slump.

TeaTox Energy Matcha Tea, £19.99; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Sweat it out in style with the Bobble Sport Bottle, an easy-grip and colourful option with a replaceable carbon filter that removes chlorine from tap water, making it taste clean and crisp for the perfect workout refreshment.

Bobble 750ml Sports Bottle, £9.50; Available at Fenwick Kingston and Tunbridge Wells

Life is all about balance, something the crew at Positivitea know all about. The brand's teas focus on the chakras, or energy centres, of the body with seven blends of herbs in their Positivitea range, aimed to balance out the body. We love the Heart/Love blend, a green tea with jasmine and rose based on the heart chakra, associated with love, compassion and the circulatory system, that helps boost metabolism and cleanse the blood. Jasmine and rose are also associated with romance with cardamom used as both a breath freshener and aphrodisiac according to Ayurvedic medicine, which we won't say no to around the holidays...

Positivitea Heart/Love Chakra Blend, £6.95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

By Alison Millington