2017 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide
And, happy holidays 🙂 I know that this season can get really crazy for a lot of us with all the extra tasks that get heaped on our plates (setting up lights, bake-a-thons, secret santa-ing, family gathering, gift buying, present wrapping…). That last one, the gift buying + wrapping, has always been a stressor for me.
I actually love giving gifts. Who doesn’t like to put a smile on someone’s face?
But it’s the coming-up-with-the-idea part that can get under my skin. I just don’t feel like sitting down for hours upon hours rattling my brain and figuring out what to buy for who. I know I’m not the only one who goes through this. I also know that all of you care deeply about the health of your friends and your families. So, here is my holiday gift to you: a guide of over 50 #eatmovethink gift ideas that will cut out the ‘coming-up-with-the-idea’ part of the gift buying experience, yet keep YOU ALL in line with your personal code to wellness.
PS – scroll down to the very bottom of this post to get a gorgeous, easy to read + print PDF version of this guide to us while you shop!
- Pete’s Paleo Weekly Meal Delivery
- Blendtec Total Blender
- Thrive Membership Market
- Glass Teapot
- French Press
- Glass Bento Lunch Box
- Breville Juice Fountain Plus
- Voss Water Bottle Sleeve + Lid
- Instant Pot
- Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea
- Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Immersion Blender
- Latin America Paleo Cooking: Over 80 Traditional Recipes Made Grain and Gluten Free
- The New Yiddish Kitchen: Gluten- Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day
- Bulletproof Coffee Kit
- To-Go Ware Repeat Reusable Bamboo Utensil Set
- Legit Bread
- First Foods & Beyond
- Bone Broth
- Moondeli Organic & Wiled-Crafted Tonic Mini Set
- Kasandrino’s Olivecado: Avocado + Olive Oil Blend
- Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
- Culinary Herb Garden Set
- Bamboo Cooking Utensil Set
- Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer
- Surthrival Holdster + Cuppow Lid
- Folding Trampoline
- Altra Running Shoes
- Cobblestone Mat
- Correct Toes
- Earth Runner’s Sandals
- Ergodriven Topo Mat
- Lug Gym Bag
- Move Your DNA
- The Roll Model
- ShoeCue Athletics Movement Enhancing Insoles
- Soul Seat
- Buddha Board
- Yoga for Healing
- Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Set
- Sunrise Stimulation Alarm Clock
- Portable Hammock
- Beautycounter Safer Skincare
- Salt Lamp
- Laptop Hood
- Louse Hay Power Thought Cards
- Muse Brain Sensing Headband
- 15 Day Self-Care Start-Up Guide
- The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day
- Slice Planner
- Tsi-La Natural & Organic Perfume Oil in Fiori D’Arancio
- Spiritual Gangster ‘Dreamer’ Shirt
- Secret Bloggers’ Business: Blog Squad Community
- Plant Therapy Essential Oil Gift Set
- Enchanter Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book
CAST IRON SKILLET
My cast iron skillet used every single day in my house. Weather it’s to make sunny-side up eggs or just to reheat food, it’s always on the stove. There’s a reason they’re a staple in every self-respecting cook’s home. They’re fantastic hear conductors, last a lifetime, add a little exta iron to your food and make it all look so pretty in the process. I actually miss it when I’m traveling.
THRIVE MARKET MEMBERSHIP
Thrive Market is like a combination of Whole Foods, meets Trader-Joe’s, meets Costco. They offer high quality organic, nin-gmo, vegan, gluten-free, paleo eats for up to 50% less than they cost anywhere else. Need I say more?! They basically have weekly deals and/or giveways and sponsor free memberships for low-income American families. I’ve saved at least $300 per year since I’ve benn using them.
It literally does it all… slow cooks, pressure cooks, sautees, steams, makes rice, makes yogurt, and keeps it all nice and warm for ya. That’s seven functions in one! Which means I donated 4 of my appliances once I bought this (yay for minimalism!) To quote my husband, “this is definitely the best purchase you’ve made since we’ve been married.” Right there with ya, babe.
TO-GO WARE REPEAT
I carry these everywhere with me…in my work baf in my purse, when I travel, and in my lunchbox. They’re so incredibly convenient, especially if you have kids. They’re easy to clean and don
t add bulk at all to you bag or lunchbox. I wager they’d make a vert healthy stocking stuffer.
FIRST FOODS & BEYOND
This is a fabulous gift for new Moms and Dads. It’s the best, most comprehensive real food guide for introducing your precious little one to his or her first foods. My family has personally benefitted from it in so many ways, but mainly that we felt confident that we were feeeding our little one the most important and healhiest foods for his developmental growth. If I could give every new parent just one gift, it would be this!
There primal-inspired, minimalist sandals are handmade, custom fit and absolutely gorgeous! You would not believe the number of compliments I get on mine (and they’re four years old already!) Their conductive laces sandal technology help ground you by absorbing the electrical energies of the earth through grounded cicuitry which nurtures your circadian rythim and good sleep. I think I’ve just talked myself into another pair!
YOGA TUNE UP THERAPY BALL SET
Oh my gosh! Where would I be without my Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls?! These therapy balls are a delicious way to perform massage therapy on yourself, so you can work through the issues in your tissues without creating tissue danage, They grab onto you skin and every layer beneath it. They help prepare your body for optimal performance and also have the ability to turn on your parasympathetic nervous system relaxing your entire body. YTU Therapy balls are my absolute FAVORITE mobility tool. I carry a pair with me everywhere I go!
SURTHRIVAL HOLDSTER +CUPPOW LID
This combo is fabulous! It’s reusable, and it’s eco-friendly. The top allows you to drink out of a ball jar without spilling hot liquid ALL over yourself and the leather Holdster is easy to grip. I save a little money whenever I bring this with me to the coffee shop and always get compliments on my “trendy” mug 🙂
SECRET BLOGGER’S BUSINESS BLOG SQUAD COMMUNITY
Kate’s Blog Squad program + online community are THE perfect gift for your (online) entrepreneurial friend. The community is amazingly supportive and Kate provides incredible tutorials to learn everything you need to know to find your tribe, define your niche, and make money while making a difference. It’s phenomenal!
Since I’ve become an online entrepreneur I’ve tried every project management system out there, but none have even come close to helping me as much as plain ol’ pen + paper. I’m an extremely visual learner and thinker. So, handwriting things out (I like to bullet journal) helps me sort through my thoughts and better remember things with minimal distractions. And, if I want, I can sync my plans and notes to the clloud via the Slice Planner app. The perfect analog system for a digital world.
BEAUTYCOUNTER SAFER SKINCARE
Beautycounter, is my favorite safer skincare & makeup brand, banning over 1,500 toxic ingredients from their products. They use the perfect balance of natural, active botanicals and safe science (which can add that extra boost to our favorite powerful natural actives) to make high performing products without harsh, endocrine disrupting chemicals. Safety AND effectiveness are what matter most to me, and to Beautycounter as well, which is why they ONLY use ingredients that have been tested for safety. As if that weren’t enough, their dedication to transparency, legislative change-advocacy (for stricter cosmetic safety regulations ), and health- preserving skincare are just a few of the many reasons why I stand behind their mission. Their products have helped me get rid of acne, acne scars, under eye circles and switch over to a non- toxic mascara (that won’t uncurl your lashes!)
Have a wonderful end of 2017 and a Happy New Year!