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Give the gift of health this Christmas

Give the gift of health this Christmas

December 10, 2021

2021 has been a hard year for everyone. Between lockdowns and travel restrictions, staying fit, happy and healthy has been a challenge. So, as we come to the end of the year, why not give a gift that could really change someone’s life: the gift of health.

At Melio, we offer a range of health checks that could make the perfect healthy gift for your loved one. Buying for someone else is easy and you can see all our tests here.

*Please note, if you buy a test for someone else via the website, the recipient will receive an email informing them that someone has bought them a test as soon as the purchase is made. If you'd like to avoid this, please get in touch with our customer support team on 0333 77 22 445 or at customer_support@meliohealth.com (open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturday). Our team can provide you with a gift voucher you can give to your recipient.*

Here are our top 4 reasons why a present that makes your loved ones healthier is the best Christmas gift of all.

Everyone indulges at Christmas

You’re probably familiar with the feeling of treating yourself just a little more than you planned to over the Christmas period. And after all that indulgence you make a promise to yourself that you’ll be eating nothing but salads from now on (even if you know you won’t stick to it). You wouldn’t be alone. Most of us end up eating and drinking more than we plan over the Christmas period.

So, if you know someone who’s prone to treating themselves a little too often, why not give them a healthy gift and nudge them in the right direction.

Start the New Year right

New year, new you. Thousands and thousands of people plan to use the start of a new year as a time to get healthy and fitter. But, unfortunately, a lot of these New Year’s resolutions get forgotten nearly as soon as they are made.

Is one of your loved ones planning a New Year health kick? Give them some support with a healthy Christmas gift and get them started on the right track.

What to get for the person who has everything

Is your loved one the hardest person to buy gifts for? Sometimes it can just seem like there’s nothing you can give them, no matter how many times you google ‘best christmas gifts’.

There’s one thing no one has though – perfect health. No matter how fit and healthy they may be, good health is an ongoing journey and one everyone needs to support their health as they age. So, whether they run iron mans every week or they could use a little push, a healthy gift suits everyone.

It shows you care

Your personal health can be a sensitive subject, so the thought of giving someone a gift to help them with their help can feel a little risky. The thing to remember though is that you’re giving the gift because you care about them. The best thing to do is to give the gift while avoiding judgement, nagging or criticism. Give it as a genuine gift you know they'll like and benefit from. For instance, if they’ve been complaining about a particular health issue for a while, why not get them a gift that helps them sort it.

So, what should I buy?

There are lots of healthy gifts you can buy, and it’s important to think about the person you’re giving it to and what they’d like most. One gift that works for pretty much everyone is a health check. We offer a range of different health tests, from our cutting edge General Health Check Plus to specific blood tests like the Basic Thyroid Test, so we probably have a test for the person you’re thinking of. There’s another great thing about giving a health check as a gift – you can buy the test now and leave it to the recipient to choose when they get tested! No need to guess about times and dates that they’re free. Buy now, write a card and take a weight off your mind.

You can find out more about how to buy a test for others here.