While its name is straight out of informercial land, the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar ($33) is actually a highly rated and exceptionally inexpensive multi-function training bar. Taking up hardly any space and not requiring any installation, the bar lets you do pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, dips, crunches, and sit-ups. Getting ripped has never been so simple. Or so cheap.
While not exactly great holiday gifts, Home Access Health Tests are nonetheless a great idea. No doctor. No needles. Bringing lab testing to your doorstep, the fingerstick test kits need just a few drops of your blood. Current offerings include the Home Access HIV-1 Test ($44-$60), Home Access Hepatitis C Test ($60), Home Access Instant Cholesterol Test ($15), CheckUp America FDA Cleared Cholesterol Panel ($43), as well as various other cholesterol and diabetes tests.
Unless you're a self-healing mutant, a well-stocked aid kit is pretty much a must-have — and you'd be hard pressed to find a better looking set than the First Aid Kit ($30) from Design Within Reach. This military-themed kit includes all the essentials, leaving you ready to deal with any medical situation that might arise.