Healthy Holiday Gift Guide
Gift-giving season is in full force, and what better gift is there than the gift of health so you and your loved ones can live your best life?
I know what you’re probably thinking… giving healthy gifts aren’t sexy or exciting like getting a new iPhone, piece of jewelry or gadget.
But I beg to differ on this one.
Have you seen some of the cool new health stuff these days? And how often do you talk yourself out of buying something health related for yourself because of money or guilt, but you would love it if someone else bought it for you?
We all don’t want to ask for healthy things for the holidays because it’s too taboo, but it’s what we all really want in the long run.
A new iPhone or gadget eventually becomes outdated. A piece of jewelry eventually loses its appeal. Clothes get old and go out of style.
But your health is something you’ll have for the rest of your life, and in order to make the most out of the rest of your life you need your health.
In this week’s video and blog, I share with you my favorite health-supporting tools to help you give yourself and your loved ones the gift of health this holiday season!
Whether you’re shopping for yourself (like I do this time of year LOL) or someone else, these health-supporting tools are perfect and I’ll tell you why…
doTerra Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used for a WIDE variety of health-related reasons. In our house, we regularly use:
- Lavender daily before bed for restful sleep
- Peppermint, lavender and lemon as a combo for seasonal allergy support or as standalone to get rid of headaches, for cooking and to boost energy
- OnGuard as a non-toxic cleaning solution, to get rid of workout clothes stank and to fight off the common cold
The best thing about essential oils is that a little bit goes a long way, giving this gift greater value than what you might expect at first glance.
Queen of Thrones Castor Oil Pack
Castor oil packs have been a critical part of my healing Hashimotos, mold illness and weight loss journey for years now. Castor oil packs may not sound sexy but they are life changing! This is the perfect gift for you or loved ones who struggle with bloating, constipation, hormone imbalance and pain.
I use my castor oil pack at least 3 times a week to reduce inflammation, support proper digestion, balance hormones, reduce stress levels and boost detoxification. Whatever your health goals are, or healthy actions you are taking, castor oil packs can help you 10 X the results!
MindBody Matrix Pain Relief Cream
I’ve never met a pain relief cream quite like this one. Every time I use it I’m amazed at how quickly it cuts through any kind of post workout soreness, tension headaches or anxiety I might be feeling. MindBody Matrix Pain Relief Cream is a staple part of my travel survival kit because aches or pains from sitting in a cramped airplane or car and sleeping in uncomfortable beds are the worst, and I don’t ever want to let anything ruin my trip or my day-to-day well-being.
This is the perfect gift for any athlete, traveler or chronic pain person in your life.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received tea as a gift, and not to sound unappreciative but my only wish is that it would have been tea that was actually good for me. Pique tea is 100% organic and triple screened for pesticides, heavy metals and molds to make sure it’s of the highest quality (if you didn’t know, tea can be highly contaminated with toxins!). Aside from being super high quality, Pique tea is also jam packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients to boost energy, balance blood sugar and heal your gut.
One of the best features of this tea brand is that the tea comes in powder form so there’s no messy tea bag or steeper, they can be mixed in cold or hot water, and they are easy to travel with.
Shrub Farm Mocktail Mix
This is one of my all-time favorite healthy treats and alcoholic drink alternatives. Shrub Farm mixes use raw apple cider vinegar made from 100% organic apples and flavors straight from the island of Maui such as ginger, pineapple and hibiscus. If you or your health-conscious loved ones are looking to reduce or abstain from alcohol, these mocktail mixes are a must have!
Plus you can get 15% off your purchase of either a Maui Sampler or a Cascade with discount code TINY15 through December 10th!
Vital Proteins Gut Healing Goodness
Vital Proteins makes a wide variety of collagen products to help heal your gut or keep it happy. Not only does collagen support gut health, but is also promotes younger looking skin, and strong, thick nails and hair. Some of my favorite and staple Vital Proteins products include their plain flavored collagen peptides, matcha collagen and collagen coffee creamers. Why does this make the perfect gift? Because who doesn’t want younger looking skin, better digestive health and luscious locks of hair!
BeautyCounter Skin & Body Products
Every year I get some kind of beauty, skin or body care product from someone; a bar of soap, lotion, eye makeup or even perfume. And just like tea, I wish the products were good for me but most of the time they aren’t; so they go right into the trash after the holidays. But with BeautyCounter products you can’t go wrong. This product line is a foundation in our household. All of my skincare and makeup products are from BeautyCounter, and my husband even uses their men’s line. Aside from being a cleaner, safer skin and body-care line, BeautyCounter is also a B-Corporation, meaning they support nonprofits that align with their mission, and invest in a cleaner future by partnering with leading scientists in the search for safer ingredients that will make up the better products for tomorrow.
You can grab individual items or full skincare sets for great gifts!
Primal Life Organics
These products are my new found obsession. We’re all conscious about our smile but with Primal Life Organics you don’t have to be because they’ve got everything you need to keep those pearly whites white and your oral health in tact to avoid issues later in life. My must-have favorite products of theirs include the natural teeth whitening system, gum serum, tongue scraper and tooth powder.
All of the gifts that I’ve mentioned so far are great as actual gifts or stocking stuffers, but if you’re looking for something with a bigger impact and appeal then check this out…
SaunaSpace Infrared Sauna
This is the ultimate gift! Think deep relaxation and an in-home spa experience for you and/or your loved ones. We bought a sauna a few years ago. Between my husband and me, it gets used every day if not twice a day. An infrared sauna is like having a personal spa escape in your home, where you can checkout and boost your health at the same time. And unlike most infrared saunas, SaunaSpace ones also protect you from harmful EMF’s while you restore and relax.
If an infrared sauna isn’t in your budget, check out their photon lights and their special health effects!
That wraps it up for my healthy holiday gift guide.
And remember when you question whether you should buy these things for yourself or someone else…
…your health is something you’ll have for the rest of your life, and in order to make the most out of the rest of your life you need your health.