Summer is the time for parties and fun get-togethers. The good southerner that I am, I was taught to never show up to a party empty handed.  Whether you have a party to attend or you just simply want to spoil your friends and family, here are 10 healthy gifts to hand out this summer.

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1.Yoga Mat/ Kit: You can find yoga mats just about anywhere now but Amazon carries a kit that includes everything from the mat to workout guide and DVD, plus it’s inexpensive. Buy this great kit here!

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2. Green Tea Kit: Experts are continuously spouting the benefits of green tea, particularly its potential to fight heart disease and cancer.  Who wouldn’t want that for their loved ones?  Here is a great kit with several different types of green tea or you can easily make your own.

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3. Summer Reading/Beach Basket: Visiting the beach is pretty common during the summer so a beach basket is a great idea for anyone!  Use a beach basket or even a sand bucket and fill with your favorite summer items.  Throw in a favorite summer read, sunscreen, beach towel, you name it!  You can’t go wrong with this one! Target is a one-stop-shop for all your summer reading/beach basket necessities. Start shopping here! (photo credit here)

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4. Gardening Bag: Nature holds the key to health.  The restorative benefits can lower blood pressure, boost immune function and reduce stress. Here is a super cute gardening tool set that is sure to please even the pickiest of gardeners. Buy here!

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5. Blender with To-Go Cup:  With my love of smoothies, I just couldn’t leave this blender off my list. It allows you to blend your favorite shake or smoothie right in the to-go sport bottle and it comes in several different cool colors. Check these blenders out or purchase by clicking here! (photo credit here)

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6. Herb Garden: Giving herbs as gifts is a great way to give someone a gift that they will be able to enjoy for a long time. I love being able to use fresh herbs in my food when I cook, and something about walking into a kitchen that smells like herbs makes me incredibly happy. Buy these great Seedballz packets to get the herb garden started!
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7. Spa Basket: Just the thought of going to a spa brings relaxation to mind.  Here’s one that you can give that will create that perfect experience at home. Check it out or purchase this fab Tay Gift Box here.

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8. Green Cleaning Supplies: I know this one sounds a little odd but everyone needs to clean, right?  Why not give the gift of eco-friendly cleaning supplies? For those of us that are a bit O.C.D. about cleaning, this is the perfect gift! Put your gift basket together here!

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9. Healthy Jams and Jelly Basket: Summer is the perfect time for making healthy jams and jellies.  There are many in abundance to choose from this time of year.  I found this yummy (and easy) recipe with a cute gift idea on Oprah.com. Better yet, buy a Jam and Jelly Maker so your family or friends can make it whenever they want! I love the Jam & Jelly Maker from cooking.com. Click here to buy!

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10. Summer Soup Basket: Soup baskets are the perfect year round gift.  You can prepare one using premade soups or make your own!  Here is a favorite soup recipe that I love to give as a gift. I am in love with this three-tiered stacking jar to keep the ingredients separated! Check it out and purchase here!