Thrive by Food’s 2018 Healthy Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Thrive by Food’s 2018 Healthy Holiday Gift Giving Guide

 

THRIVE BY FOOD HEALTHY HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING GUIDE

 

Have a health nut in your life and need some help deciding what to buy for him or her for a healthy holiday? Or, maybe you want to give the gift of better health to someone who is new to all of this but are struggling to come up with ideas? I’ve been collecting ideas for you all year long to make holiday shopping a little easier for you this year.

 

Below are my favorite health and wellness products that make for perfect healthy holiday gifts this time of year.

 

For the Home

Himalayan Salt Lamp. These lamps are incredibly soothing as a night light or low light map and may also be beneficial for indoor air quality because of their hygroscopic properties. I use them everywhere in my house — they’re addicting!

 

Ergonomic Office Chair. If you have a loved one who sits at a desk all day, this chair is a great alternative. It’s probably a better gift for someone who works from a home office since it’s not easy to transport, but I’ve been using mine for almost a year and absolutely love the relief!

 

Gaim Balance Ball Chair. Want to gift a comfy, posture-supporting seat? How about one that supports the pelvic floor (the ladies in your life will care about this!) and that provides an active workout while sitting? I personally use this one in my office and love it! 

 

For the Bathroom

Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrushes. I am absolutely obsessed with these! The bristles are super soft, free from any plastic chemicals, and help to whiten my teeth in the process.

 

Epsom Salts. Note: This is quite a large bag, so it’s best for someone who reallly loves to take baths. Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, which can sooth and relax sore muscles, helping with any type of inflammation and pain, as well as stress relief.

 

Bath Ball Filter. Soaking in a bath full of unfiltered water for 20+ minutes can introduce toxins to your body, which can negative all the other health benefits of a bath! That’s why this bath ball filter is so great – it keeps out the bad so they can enjoy all the benefits of a soothing soak.

 

Shower Water Filter. This filter removes impurities from your shower water, and many notice real differences in their skin and hair moisture and quality — we sure did!

 

Mother Dirt Biome-Friendly Shampoo, Body Wash and Probiotic Spray, Just as important as nourishing your gut microbiome is nourishing your skin’s microbiome. Yes, good bacteria exist here, too! Mother Dirt is the only brand currently on the market offering skin products for our external microbiome and they really work! My skin and hair feel cleaner, stronger, and brighter. This is an amazingly clean gift to give!

 

Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap

Another favorite bath and shower product of mine is Castile soap. It comes in many different scents. I personally enjoy buying the plain one and mixing in my own essential oils (eucalyptus, lavender, etc.). For those in your life who like to use clean products and perhaps even DIY them, this is a great gift option!

 

For Beauty

Aisling Organics. I’ve fallen head over heels for this local brand of all-organic makeup. From eyeliner to lash-lengthening mascara to conceal and more, they’ve got it all! Plus, it’s a woman-owned small business which I love to support, so consider purchasing from them this holiday! 

 

For the Kitchen

Nutribullet High Speed Blender. Not a day goes by that I use this blender not only for smoothies, but salad dressings, pestos, you name it! It is powerful enough to cut through large frozen chunks and extremely durable. The smoothie lover in your life is going to obsess over this.

 

Breville Juicer. For the avid juice drinker, making juices at home can be far more economical than paying $7-$10/bottle out at the store or juice shop.

 

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet. A very versatile cooking tool, cast iron skillets are great for cooking everything from burgers to stir frys to sauteed greens. Plus, it has none of the chemicals that non-stick pans do (yuck!)

 

Glass Meal Prep Tupperware. Plastic Tupperware emit high levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, making them a danger zone for any health nut. Instead, support their toxic-free lifestyle with not only glass Tupperware, but glass meal prep Tupperware!

 

Olive Oil Spray Bottle. I have yet to find an olive oil spray in the store that doesn’t have at least one unnecessary filler. So I switched to this DIY spray bottle and it works fantastic! This is a great gift for the griller in your life.

 

Wooden Grill Scraper. Another gift idea for the grill lover! Did you know that metal grill scrapers can leave behind bristles, which can get lodged into food and, eventually, your GI tract? Yep, it’s true. Instead, gift them the gift of safer grilling with a wooden grill scraper. It works just as well!

 

Well Fed Recipe Book. What to get the foodie for the holidays? One of the most delicious paleo cookbooks out there! I love these recipes — they’re delicious, adventurous and filling.

 

Sprouting Jar. Buying sprouts in the store can be expensive, and making them at home is so easy, so using a sprouting jar can be both cost saving and tasty!

 

Fermentation Kit. Similarly to sprouts, buying fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi in the store can be expensive, but fermenting foods is cheap and easy! This fermentation kit has everything needed to ferment a wide array of foods from home.

 

Sustainable Coconut Bowls. Looking for a unique and eco-friendly gift idea? I’m obsessing over these coconut bowls this year — and the story behind them is oh-so neat!

 

Glass Straws. Smoothie lovers, rejoice! Metal straws are hard to clean since you cannot see inside them, so glass straws are the perfect solution, and much easier to drink out of.  

 

Popsicle Mold Sets. Regular popscicles are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients and making your own are incredibly easy and cost-effective. You can blend up any ingredients, freeze them for a few hours, and have a delicious, healthy treat in no time! This pack comes with a whole recipe guide of ideas to get started. 

 

For Stress Relief

Acupuncture Mat. Acupuncture has dozens of health benefits, but finding time to go to a session can be difficult. If someone you know likes acupuncture but also leads a busy life, this can be the perfect surprise gift for them!

 

Affirmation Cards. A local health coach created this beautiful card deck with daily affirmations, journaling exercises, and activities to do to support each affirmation. I’ve made this a part of my daily meditation practice and have already recommended it to so many of my clients. 

 

Hemp CBD oil. I’ve fallen in love with hemp/CBD oil this year for all of its stress-reducing, sleep-inducing and anti-inflammatory benefits. The PrimeMyBody brand, in particular, I picked out after hours and hours of research on all the brands out there. I loved its organic ingredients, that it has phosphatidylserine in it which is a rich nutrient for our mitochondria, and that this product can not only balance the central nervous system, it can also aid in detox and reduce inflammation. I’ve been personally taking it since March and have felt body-wide effects, as have so many of my clients! The first bottle must be purchased at full retail price but after that, they offer a monthly auto-ship discount which is an awesome saving. New to hemp CBD oil? Read my post to learn all about it here

 

Essential Oil Diffuser {sign up for a wholesale account to save $15}. Many essential oils can help to clean the air and induce stress relief and happiness. Oils can be diffused in the home and at the office, so it’s often best to have a few! A diffuser makes the perfect complement to a few essential oils (let me know if you need help picking them out)

 

USB Car Essential Oil Diffuser. Oils can also be diffused in the car! Headed to or from a stressful day of work? Need some energy for a long road trip? Diffusing in the car can be an easy way to reset your body for wherever you’re headed to next.

 

Yoga Wheel. Especially for those who sit down all day, our backs can take a toll. Yoga wheels help to stretch your back, and this one comes with a manual for many other moves to do to stretch the whole body. It’s such a soothing activity to do!

 

Tibetan Meditation Singing Bowl. If someone you love loves to meditate (or wants to do so more) this beautiful singing bowl could be a perfect addition to their routine. I got one myself earlier this year and use it every week during my meditations and throughout the day to bring peace. 

 

For On-the-Go

LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle. For the traveler in your life, this water bottle is a must-have. I first bought this when I was traveling around Italy this past summer, and I now bring it with me anywhere I’m uncertain of the water source. It filters as you sip!

 

Glass Water Bottle. Plastic water bottles, even BPA-free ones, emit many toxins into the water. Glass water bottles are a great way to keep water clean and can be brought anywhere, from the office to vacation to around the home.

 

Gluten Ease Food Enzymes. Have someone in your life that’s a gluten sensitive or that has Celiac Disease? These gluten enzymes are a great safety net to have on hand when on-the-go to be sure that even if they’re eating out, no gluten snuck into the meal that could make them sick. For some, these enzymes are a lifesaver! I know I never leave home without them 🙂

 

For the Foodie

FurtherFood Collagen, Gelatin & Turmeric. A new woman-owned company has cropped up on the collagen scene and I’m absolutely loving them! Their products are top notch and mix just as well as Vital Proteins. They’ve generously offered a discount to my followers when you enter the code THRIVEBYFOOD at checkout

 

Tanka Protein Bars. Omnivores love these! If you know someone who needs an easy on-the-go breakfast or snack, these are perfect. High in protein and loaded with flavor, they can be taken to the office, in the car, and on vacation.

 

Dosha Bars. For a vegan or vegetarian friendly snack bar, Dosha bars are amazing. Doshas are an Ayruvedic belief that we each have an energetic dominance in our body, and eating for our dosha can help balance our health. Either way, these are delicious and fun to eat!

 

Primal Kitchen Collagen Protein Bars. For the collagen lover, this is another great snack or on-the-go breakfast option. They come in many flavors and are filling for several hours.

 

Shanti Vegan Bars. These delicious vegan protein bars are suuuuper clean, filling, and loaded with nutrients. There are many flavors to choose from and even a variety pack.

 

Health Warrior Pumpkin Seed Protein Bars. This is another favorite protein bar of mine that’s super clean. Pumpkin seeds are an amazing superfood and this one in particular also has turmeric and black pepper, and awesome anti-inflammatory combo for those in your life with IBD or IBS!

 

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour. It may seem odd to gift flour for the holidays, but for those people in your life who are gluten-free, finding gluten-free products and being able to make gluten-free treats isn’t easy so this could be a much-appreciated gift for them! I love how versatile this flour is – I’ve made breads, cookies, brownies – you name it!

 

For the Techie

EMF Radiation Phone Case. Have someone in your life who is afraid of EMFs?! EMFs are a real health concern and I love this DefenderShielf phone case to protect harmful EMFs from harming them. I personally use this!

 

EMF Laptop Pad. DefenderShield also has a laptop pad that sits under your laptop and protects you from harmful EMFs. It also doubles as a nice sturdy laptop stand if you’re sitting with the laptop on your lap or want to keep it clean on not-so-clean surfaces. I personally use this one, too!

 

Other

WomanCode Book. This book is a go-to guide for women looking to naturally balance their hormones. Written by the creator of the MyFlo period tracking app, WomanCode explains what to eat, how to exercise, and other tips to do at each phase of a woman’s cycle. For any woman in your life looking to optimize their hormones, this book is a must-get!

 

For Better Health

Would you rather give someone an experiential gift? For a limited time, I’m selling single session packs. In a 60 minute session, I will cover with you or your friend/family member ways to improve and rebalance health through diet, lifestyle and stress-reduction techniques, wrapping it all up at the end into a practical plan to fit each person’s lifestyle.

 

>> Purchase a gift certificate for a single session here <<

{limited quantity available}

 

I hope you and yours have a healthy and happy holiday season this year! Remember: if you also want to be gifted any of these ideas, share this post with others and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find one or more of these under the tree for you, too!

 

 

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