I have to admit that I have never been one of those people who simply despises getting up in the morning.
Getting up early allows you to start your day as you mean to continue it. All in all that is so much better than lying in and wasting the morning.
Often, my alarm rings at 6am and I am up by 6.15am, raring to go. I have plenty of time to stretch, get to the gym, shower, and eat a good breakfast all before starting the day’s work.
Now I’m not saying this is easy, because it isn’t. Some days I have absolutely no motivation and I’m simply way too comfy in bed to get moving.
However, this is where my little group of wake-up items for making sure I drag myself out of my slumber and get on with the day come in handy.
Many of these I now buy for my 9-5 working friends as presents, because who doesn’t love a little pick-me-up in the morning?
Here is my list of 5 gifts every morning person will love.
A funky coffee mug
It may seem like a cliche gift, but everyone loves a funky mug for their morning coffee. I myself have separate mugs for tea, soup, hot chocolate and coffee. My coffee mug is bright and humorous to add a fun little twist to that dreary-feeling in the first five minutes of the morning.
If you’re going to buy someone a mug, make sure you do it properly. I absolutely love this Zero Fox Given mug from Etsy.
The cute, delicate design won’t exactly shock your friend’s brain into waking up like the coffee inside it will, but it does provide a little bit of fun to what could otherwise be a boring work day.
I don’t think it’s really necessary for me to explain the joke on this brilliant mug, but anyone who receives it is bound to crack a smile.
At only $18, it makes for a gorgeous unique gift that is also very affordable. Send smiles throughout the year with this beautiful novelty mug.
The Sleep Revolution
This handy book, written by Arianna Huffington, is a must-have for morning people who want to wake up in the best possible mood.
The interesting read, by the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, explains why sleep is not simply a waste of time, but is essential for our health, well-being, working ability and even our sex lives.
Not only will the book tell you everything you need to know about why sleep is so important, but reading about it before bed will more than likely send you into a pretty good slumber, too.
The gift of a good read is essential for every bed bookworm.
If you know someone who loves a good wake up call as much as the gym, then Protein Coffee should be your go-to gift. I like to buy Maine Roast Protein Coffee from Complete Nutrition in bulk to make sure I’m always stocked up.
My favorite is the Iced Coffee flavour – which combines 15 grams of whey protein with real Colombian coffee beans containing 115mg of caffeine.
There are only 100 calories per serving, making it perfect for those who are trying to build some muscle while keeping their fat intake low. Each serving has only 1 gram of sugar, meaning I can get my caffeine intake for the day while avoiding a midday crash.
In addition, whey protein is quick to digest and has the lowest amount of fat per gram, making it easy on the stomach.
I would recommend Maine Roast Protein Coffee as a fantastic gift for anyone who is looking for a good boost to get the day going.
I love the experience of making my own coffee as part of my daily morning routine, and would suggest that everyone else do the same ritual as a way to ease into the day.
Kool8 Water Bottle
Before even getting out of bed, I glug a bottle of water. There are endless health benefits to this: it’s a great way to flush out your system before the day begins and get your brain hydrated and ready for the working day.
My Kool8 Water Bottle has been a lifesaver. I fill the bottle up before going to sleep and it is still cool in the morning because the double-walled vacuum keeps cold drinks cool for up to 24 hours. If you have a friend who enjoys being environmentally friendly, this is the perfect gift.
As well as helping to reduce the billions of plastic bottles thrown away every day, Kool8 donates 20% of its sales profits to give underprivileged parts of the world clean water.
The sleek design is beautiful to carry around throughout the day. My bottle is always with me whether I’m going to the gym or to the office, and its stainless steel body means that I’ll more than likely have it for a lifetime.
Keeping hydrated is so important and this bottle gives me a constant reminder to drink and take care of my body.
Giving a friend a gift to encourage better health habits is the best gift you could ever give.
The one thing I love to do after dragging myself out of bed on the weekend is to enjoy a mini pampering session.
This ice mask from Instant Beauty is great for rejuvenating the skin and giving yourself a well-earned break after a long working week.
I love how cooling it is on the face, and how awake and refreshed I feel afterwards. I know a product is particularly good when I’m prepared to ship it all the way from Germany to my friends in the US!
If you want to treat a friend to a nice little bit of Tender Loving Care, pampering products are the way to go.
Not only do these masks make it much easier to get up and going in the morning, but they will leave your friend feeling beautiful and ready to tackle whatever the day has in store. A pick-me-up and a wake-up call!