Here are some of my suggestions for Christmas gifts this holiday season. I hope that it is super helpful to you!!
For the Healthy Foodie
A Misto Sprayer keeps you from using store-bought sprays filled with yucky, chemical additives. Plus, it helps you save money. Just add whatever cooking oil you wish, give it a few pumps to create pressure in the can, and spray away! Not to mention, you can change from olive oil to coconut oil back to olive oil again in a flash. $9.99
Prepara Herb Saver allows you to keep your herbs for longer- up to three weeks. And can’t you just see that sitting in someone’s fridge? So beautiful! It’ll be like seeing a little garden every time you open the door. $15.95
I have wanted a Le Creuset skillet for years and years and years. Eleven years now, but who’s counting, right? Le Creuset is long-time, trusted brand by cooks around the world, and their products are meant to last a lifetime. Not to mention, cast iron is one of the safest cooking surfaces there is. Have you ever cooked on cast iron before? It makes everything taste even more delicious since the pan gets seasoned over time. Yum! $199.95
For the Naturalist
Grow Bags enable you to plant anywhere! Just fill up the bag with soil and potting mix and plant whatever seeds you like. Grow Bags also make it easier to grow healthy plants since the bags are made of breathable fabric, allowing for more oxygen to get to the roots. I use them to grow things like potatoes and carrots on our balcony. They are pretty awesome! $18.69
No, the recipes in here are not Whole 30 approved, but they are mostly Paleo. Marisa McClellan has recipes for spreads, jams, pickles and more, all using unrefined natural sugars like honey and dates. Hooray! $15
Essential oils seem to be all the rage right now! You can use them to make fragrances, cleaning products, uplift moods, and help with many physical ailments. Young Living has a fantastic Premium Starter Kit that comes with 12 oils, a diffuser, and lots of other samples for only $160. You’ll need a Member ID, #3508029, to order.
For the Organic Baby
Our family is pretty obsessed with Milkbarn Kids. They make clothes, blankets, etc. all from organic fabric, and the prints are super adorbs! I am really loving the pattern featuring elephants in tutus right now. It’s just too precious. This mini “lovey” or security blanket is $19.
I love, love these hooded towels from Burt’s Bees Baby. They are made of organic terry cloth and are super soft. We bought three before our daughter was born, and they have held up beautifully. $18.99
No, they are not organic books, but no gift guide would be complete without mentioning my daughter’s favorite series: Mini Masters. They are board books, each title showcasing a different artist: Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Degas, Seurat, Cassatt, Renoir, etc. They all include a poem and some of that artist’s most famous works. My daughter is obsessed with them, and that is putting it mildly. $5-$6 each
For the Natural Beauty
I am pretty nuts over Sunday Riley products. Yes, they are on the pricey side, but they are made with essential oils and, in my experience, quickly show results. The line has several different facial oils, but Juno is a good one for everyone to use. So, if you don’t know someone’s exact skin type, you can feel good about buying them Juno. $90.
And no list of beauty items would do, without talking about the importance of inner beauty. Two organizations that are near and dear to my heart are Sole Hope and Kiva.
Sole Hope was started by my friend, Asher. They provide shoes to the people of Uganda in an effort to help prevent foot diseases and jiggers. But unlike Toms, that just distributes shoes, Asher teaches Ugandan widows how to make the shoes. By doing this, she is equipping them with a skill set and ending the cycle of poverty. You can donate to their 10 for $10 program in someone’s name. Each month they will give a pair of shoes to someone and cover ten toes.
Kiva Loans are micro loans. You donate $25 or more to a specific person, and they use the money as an investment. They buy more supplies for their business or use it to pay their educational tuition, whatever the case may be. The recipient then pays the loan back in installments. I have participated in Kiva Loans many times, and no one has ever defaulted on a payment. And I thought it was pretty fun to picking out my recipient. You can give someone you love a Kiva Card, and they can do the same thing!
Well, that’s it. A list of some of my favorite gift idea for this holiday season. What about you? What gifts will you be giving?
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