Christmas Gifts for your Holistic Friend

 

Do you have anyone in your life who embraces a holistic lifestyle? Someone who gets excited about a stainless steel stein that not only keeps your tea hot for 12 hours, but doesn’t leach ANY endocrine disrupting plastic into your drink?  For those of us who geek out over healthy gadgets and nontoxic goodies, this is an amazing list of ideas for Christmas presents.  

 

Although my family members might be rolling their eyes when they open their presents, I can’t help but want to keep them around a long time – so nontoxic is what they are getting from me!!!

 

Water Bottles, Tumblers and Pints oh my!

 

If you have some family or friends who are the outdoorsy type, the Stainless Steel Vacuum insulated Steins from Healthy Human Life are awesome!!!  They come with a carabiner to hook onto your bag and are great for camping, hiking or the beach (for those of you lucky enough to be near one)!  The best feature, in my opinion, as we enter the freezing cold winter season is that it keeps hot beverages warm up to 12 hours!!  I had a tea in mine a few days ago and forgot about it for about 4 hours.  When I opened it up I was amazed that it was piping hot and I actually had to wait to drink it.

 

Planning a party or camping trip? The Stainless Steel pints are a great upgrade to those red solo cups.  But they are not just for adults, I think this is a fabulous gift for children!  Since we are a Montessori loving family, we have embraced the idea that kids learn and gain self confidence from being able to independently perform tasks. Having unbreakable pints like these on a shelf or in a drawer that kids can reach to poor their own cup of water not only helps out mom and dad, but gives them great pride.  You might think this is a boring gift for a child, but watch them light up when they learn they can now get their own beverage!  

 

Even better, Healthy Human Life is offering 10% off Amazon coupon code (valid until 12/31/15).  

You can just use Discount Code: gingnw10 at checkout.

 

Stein link: http://hhl.life/gingnewsteins

20 oz Tumbler link: http://hhl.life/gingnewtums

Pint link: http://hhl.life/gingnewpints

 

Spiralizer

 

Have any health conscious, paleo or gluten-free friends in your life?  Making zoodles is all the rage right now.  Zoodles a.k.a zucchini noodles, are a great substitution in all your favorite pasta dishes without the wheat or gluten.  We have zoodles with meat sauce in our house about once a week. I don’t know what I would do without my spiralizer!!

I have the GEFU which works very well and is really sturdy –  but at the time of writing this this one was on sale for half the price and looked pretty similar (although I have never personally used it!)

Vitamix – find it here

 

This would be an amazing gift for someone you REALLY love 🙂  This is definitely not the cheapest item on the list, but I love having an amazing blender on hand for making veggie smoothies (aka: a blended salad), pureed soups, homemade nut butters and nut milks.  Something like this is an investment but when you get a good quality blender it will last for years, which ends up being great for your pocketbook as well as the environment.  How many times have you bought the cheaper version of something just to throw it away the next year?!

 

Himalayan Salt Lamp – find it here

 

By now, most of us natural lifestyle junkies have heard that blue light exposure will hinder melatonin production at night, making it harder for us to fall asleep as well as stay in deep sleep.  Upgrading your children’s nightlights or having these around your home for ambience not only supports better sleep and mood but can help you clean up your environment at the same time!  My daughter loves hers and so do I! 

 

Berkey Water Filter (for drinking)

 

If you haven’t heard me talk about how much I love my Berkey than you probably haven’t been around me often, because I LOVE my Berkey.  This countertop system has a carbon filters that (according to the Berkey webiste) “remove viruses to purification standards, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites to non-detectable levels, and harmful or unwanted chemicals to below detectable levels”.  That is a great benefit of course but a bonus is that the water tastes amazing and quenches my thirst.  Since I personally struggled with severe adrenal dysfunction, I am always looking for water that still has it’s natural minerals intact.  Restoring my minerals has been very important in recovering my energy and hormone balance.  If you have someone in your life who has been trying to make upgrades in their personal and cleaning products, but hasn’t splurged on they water filter, this would be an amazing present for them.

Diffuser & Essential Oils

 

Who doesn’t like yummy smelling things? There are lots of scented candles and air fresheners that might smell good, but at the same time are sending chemicals and endocrine disruptors into the air. Get the best of both worlds by sending a friend a diffuser and some essential oils. Not only will the essential oils make the room smell amazing but at the same time can help clear the air of fungus and bacteria with a blend like On Guard.  

 

Beeswax Candles

 

If you are going to give candles as a gift, go for beeswax.    Why not use a candle that helps clean the air while your friends or family are using it? Look for 100% pure beeswax on candles, otherwise just “pure” can mean 51%. Beeswax candles release negative ions when it burns which helps neutralize positive ions that suspend pollen, dust, dirt and pollutant in the air. This can help to reduce indoor pollutants and can therefore help reduce asthma, allergies & hay fever

 

Nontoxic Skincare – Fatface

 

How many times have you ended up getting a friend or family some random smelly lotion from the mall just because you needed a gift?  Well, those are the days of the past for me. If I wouldn’t use it on my own body, I don’t give it as a gift!  I personally love Fatface Skincare for all of my nontoxic skincare items.  They only use real ingredients that you could actually eat (although maybe you shouldn’t do that!) .  They follow a nose to tail philosophy meaning that they believe if you are going to kill an animal to eat the meat, than you should make sure to use every single part of it, including the fat!

I have always gotten great feedback when I have given the Facial Skincare Kit as a present. I cannot get over the change in the way my skin looks and feels since adding Myrrhaculous Face Cream, Body Butta and my favorite, the Fat Stick, into my life. Check out the Fatface Skincare website for all of their amazing products as well as the holiday boxes! These are not only nontoxic, they also smell great and work extremely well unlike some other natural products that I have tried.  Your friends will be thanking you!!!  

 

 

Want more information about nontoxic products that we love?  Want more tips and tricks about how to clean up your home environment to be supportive of vibrant health?

 

Grab the Toxic Home Makeover to give yourself the best Christmas gift of all  – the gift of a nontoxic home environment!!!

 

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