It’s been a stressful and trying year… for EVERYONE.
Every year I put together a holiday gift guide that is focused on health & wellness. This year is no different, with the exception that I feel it’s even MORE needed. Not one child needs another crappy plastic toy that will harm mother earth. And adults don’t need useless tchatchkes either. They need things to restore their health, healing and lift their emotional state. What we all NEED are healing tools, restorative aids and more love…. always love.
I’m asked year ’round for guidance & advice on what to get for pregnancy, postpartum, kids’ toys, the home, the kitchen, beauty, healthy cleaning products, etc. So I’ve been working on something JUST FOR YOU! And I am so excited to finally share it (insert drum roll here…) 🙂
I’m thrilled to debut and share my Amazon store! Everything on it is something I’ve bought and used myself. I hope it helps find what you need in a more holistic & less toxic way. And you can do it in the comfort and safety of your own home, while social distancing with no mask required!
Of course, I don’t only shop on Amazon. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing from local small businesses. (We even do take-out 2 – 3 times a week from our favorite local vegan spots. Like Dr. Fauci, we feel it’s our civic duty to help each other and keep them afloat during these turbulent times). So take a look below for my Health & Wellness Gift Guide that helps, heals, loves and nourishes the body & soul. It has a hand-picked selection of products I use & recommend myself. I will share more about each of my top 10 gifts in my Instagram stories starting today! (And I also have discount codes for you below!)
I hope you find it helpful for the ones you love, cherish and even for yourself. (Remember, self love comes first!) 🙂
Introducing: My Amazon Storefront
These days, almost anything you want is on Amazon. I’m so excited to debut and share my Amazon store!
I’ve collected my recommendations together on one page, broken down by category. Everything on here is something I’ve bought and found helpful. 🙂
(During this pandemic, please try to order online, whether it’s from Amazon or local small business. We need to stay home if we are going to kick this thing in the tush!)
My TOP 10 Health & Wellness GIFTS for 2020! (& discount codes!)
1. Lettuce Grow Farmstand
This has been our entire family’s very favorite quarantine purchase. Since I had my eye on it for years, (yes, years!) the minute Covid lockdowns happened in March we didn’t wait a second & bought one. (And I’m already eyeing another one!) It’s been a full-family event, and the joy and health its brought all 5 of us is something you can’t put a price tag on.
If you want to know more of what I’m talking about, I welcome you to follow me on Instagram (@abbyphon). In my highlights you can see ALL the meals I’ve made from the food we harvest, along with my girls planting, harvesting and eating (right from the Farmstand!) all the fresh veggies. I truly believe food can HEAL you. So start here with growing your very OWN fresh produce! (And an activity for my kids that lasts for more than 5 minutes? And they eat veggies at the end of it? Um… yes! HUGE WIN!) 🙂
Fresh fruits and veggies (especially colorful, organic ones) are full of vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients that boost your immunity and keep you healthy! We ALL need this now more than ever. And it takes minimal effort (so easy even a 4 year old can do it!), produces organic veggies, fruit and herbs YEAR ROUND and can be done in any climate. The girls’ favorites are the snap peas, cucumbers, orange peppers and strawberries. My husband & I have been loving the kale, Swiss chard, mint, thyme and ALL the lettuces! (The broccoli came out perfect! I even impressed myself!)
You’re welcome. 🙂
Get $50 off with this referral code: FRIEND-VEN4.
2. Higher Dose Sauna Blanket
It’s been a challenging time for self care. Between my pregnancy and now the lockdowns/closures and not wanting unnecessary exposure, coupled with the lack of help, I haven’t been to a sauna in over a year (something I would do often!). BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t still get all the benefits! This has been one of my favorite Covid purchases! My Higher Dose sauna blanket brings an infrared sauna to my bedroom. Hard to beat that for convenience. Take THAT social distancing! 🙂
You may be wondering WHY I’m so into infrared saunas and have used it for my health and healing for many years now.
Infrared therapy is known to assist with detoxification, relaxation, burning calories, pain relief, anti-aging, skin purification, cell health, and improved circulation. All HigherDOSE infrared saunas provide full-spectrum infrared rays, for full-spectrum benefits.
- DETOXIFY – Infrared saunas detoxify 7x more than traditional saunas; detoxifying of heavy metals, radiation, and environmental toxins.
- BURN – Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax.
- ANTI-AGING – Infrared saunas stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone all over the face and body.
- HEALING – Infrared light has been proven to kill even the most resistant types of bacteria and allows it to initiate the killing of pathogens in a wound that has become infected.
- RELIEVE – Infrared penetrates tissues, joints and muscles to relieve aches and pains stemming from overuse, strain or repetitive motion.
- RELAX – Infrared saunas decrease cortisol and increase serotonin. It’s so effective at chilling you out that its actually used to treat drug and alcohol addition.
- SKIN – Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.
- STIMULATING – Stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates the body’s cells. The increase in blood flow results in greater overall vitality – just like a workout, but … not a workout.
So, now you know why I LOVE this health & wellness product! 🙂
3. Organifi Superfood Blends
Since I haven’t been going to juice bars and coffee shops, I brought them to ME! 🙂 Organifi makes great gently dried organic superfood powders. My current favorite? The Pumpkin Spice Gold. I have literally been drinking this every single night for the past 2 months! It’s like an instant pumpkin spice latte, but without sugar and WAY cheaper than a barista. Plus it’s loaded with superfood adaptogens like mushrooms, turmeric, ginger & more.
My 4 year old LOVES their red juice powder. She says its yummy and tastes like fruit punch! Little does she know how good it is for her; it’s loaded with adaptogens, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals with no added sugar.
I also just ordered the green powder and am excited to try it. Let’s be real… lately, I’ve been #stresseating and opting for the chocolate over the greens. But I always feel better with more greens in my diet. 🙂
Use code ABBY for a discount!
4. Thrive Market
Groceries for a Gift? Especially in a pandemic, it’s so reassuring not having to worry about grocery shopping! I have LITERALLY not been inside a grocery store in a year now! (since my 3rd child was born) I’m considered high risk (due to asthma) and just don’t feel like it’s something I need to do when delivery and online shopping is an option! You do you of course, but this works for me! (and without any help with the kids… it’s been a LIFESAVER!) 🙂
Thrive Market is a great place to find organic and gluten-free ingredients at 20-30% off retail! They have a really good selection of healthy snacks and nonperishables to keep your pantry stocked, for less! Plus, getting my healthy non-GMO groceries delivered to my doorstep saves a ton of time, and a trip to the grocery store!
And if you REALLY love discounts, use this link for 25% off your first order!
5. Four Sigmatic
Tero, the owner and founder of Four Sigmatic is a great guy and makes amazing products! My hubby and I have been using these medicinal mushrooms well before we even met him!
Our favorites? The Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi, Chaga Elixir, Reishi Elixir and Mushroom Matcha with Lions Mane (and for my birthday one year they gifted me the BEST mushroom dark chocolate bar! It’s only available for a limited time)!
My girls love making (and eating for breakfast!) chia pudding with their products… stay tuned for THAT recipe! 🙂
And just for you… use discount code APHON for 10% off!
6. Wildling Beauty
I’ve been doing gua sha for years now. If you aren’t familiar with this ancient Chinese healing technique, let me tell you a bit about it. Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that has many benefits such as improving your circulation, releasing chronic pain and other anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits and improves fine lines & wrinkles. It’s been great for my jaw tension (I’m a grinder!) and sinus pressure/pain too! I personally choose not to do Botox (which is a neurotoxin that works by blocking the nerve signals to muscles in the face. But it can cross the blood/brain barrier and impact the rest of your nervous system. And we have enough toxins to deal with without adding more.). No judgements on what you do, but given alternatives I prefer to go the holistic/natural route. 🙂
My favorite gua sha tool is from Wildling Beauty. It’s amazing for toning the skin, and even eases stress/tension in the jaw & neck. (And if there’s any gift 2020 calls for, it’s something that reduces stress & tension!) So if you’ve used a gua sha tool before, you may be wondering WHY I like this particular stone and not jade or rose quartz or any of the others out there? Well this is why:
Unlike other gua sha stones typically made from quartz, the Wildling Empress is composed of Bian stone, an amalgamate of 40+ minerals known for their healing properties. Each edge of the tool is intentionally architected to enhance the practice of facial gua sha, which is a traditional Chinese beauty practice.
Known for its rejuvenating properties, Bian stone was created when a meteor struck a mountain in ancient China. It is said to emit ultrasound pulsations, far infrared rays, and negative ions as a result of the cosmic impact — all of which are known for their antioxidant and anti-aging effects on cells and DNA.
So yes, this is VERY unlike any other stone I’ve used or have found out there. I like to do it every night but definitely do it at least 4 times a week and it only takes a few minutes during my night time routine!
And an added bonus… any small business that plants a tree for each item purchased is a business I want to support! 🙂
Use code WILD10 for 10% off (and always free shipping)!
7. Goli ACV Gummies
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has many proven health benefits, BUT doesn’t always taste the best straight. These gummies from Goli are a delicious way to reap those benefits if you don’t care for the taste of raw ACV (which I personally can’t stand!). It gives me a great energy kick in the afternoon and tastes like I’m eating gummy candy. 🙂 (It’s also vegan, gluten free, kosher, non-GMO!) Here are some more reasons I love this product!
- Supports Gut Health for HEALTHY DIGESTION
Pectin is recognized as an important prebiotic and a fiber and, helps support healthy flourishing of the gut flora; ultimately providing a beneficial environment in the gut.
- Supports SKIN HEALTH
Vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent among many countries including the US: a deficiency in B12 has been shown to lead to changes in skin appearance.
- Supports Healthy WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Scientific studies have shown that those who consume Apple Cider Vinegar had better weight management compared to those who did not. Combining Apple Cider Vinegar with a well-balanced diet helps support healthy weight management.
- Supports a Healthy IMMUNE SYSTEM
Prebiotics are essential for good gut health: the gut provides important support for your immune system by enhancing the good gut bacteria. Pectin helps support healthy gut bacteria growth and helps support a healthy immune system.
- Helps Reduce APPETITE
Apple Cider Vinegar contains natural acids and enzymes that help to reduce appetite and increase the feeling of fullness.
- Supports HEART HEALTH
Apple Cider Vinegar supports a healthy cardiovascular system: it helps maintain good cholesterol levels already in a healthy range. The added vitamins, B9 and B12, help keep blood cells healthy and support cardiovascular health.
- Helps Improve ENERGY
Amino acids in Apple Cider Vinegar, as well as potassium and enzymes, may help relieve fatigue, especially when exercising. In addition, Apple Cider Vinegar helps support a healthy gut, which in turn contributes to the regulation of the body’s energy. Vitamin B12 is used in many essential processes in the body, including energy production. The added Vitamin B12 helps improve energy production and reduces the feeling of fatigue in those who are deficient.
See the studies and science behind these claims here!
Use this link for 5% off!
8. Rothy’s Shoes
You’ve probably heard me mention these shoes before. My friends and I think these are the BEST and MOST COMFY shoes ever! Now that we are in a pandemic, I wear their sneakers every day (sorry flats! I still love you!)! Made out of recycled fibers, Rothy’s are the most eco-friendly shoe on the market. And they are SO comfy! (most shoes actually hurt my feet, but not these!). Super cute too. I always get compliments when I wear them! And the best news especially during a pandemic? You can toss them in the wash!
Use this link for $20 off!
9. Young Living Essential Oils & More
Young Living Essential oils are my secret weapon in the field of holistic health. They have 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils, which have SO many uses in supporting optimal health, like…
* Back Issues? Cool Azul, PanAway and helichrysum are all great for an aching back!
* Cold/Flu season? I diffuse Thieves and apply to the bottom of all of our feet before heading out to school or work.
* Sleeplessness? Lavender and Peace & Calming are great to wind down with in the evening!
One of my favorite new additions for the kids: a 6-roll-on essential oil collection that include the whole selection of kids’ oils (GeneYus, KidPower, Owie, SleepyIze, SniffleEase and TummyGize), which address a myriad of kid-centric uses AND includes a cape!
But that’s just the beginning. They also have a baby line (Seedlings), non-toxic, vegan & cruelty-free beauty line (Savvy Minerals), essential oil w/CBD line (Nature’s Ultra), vegan protein powders, supplements and more. I’ve tried (and use daily) most of their products (everyone who has come to my home knows how much this is true! From my hand soap to my house cleaner and my entire medicine cabinet is JUST bottles of YL oils!), so drop me a line if you have any questions!
Use my member # 1294068 when ordering here.
I’d also love for you to join my team! If you sign up OR want to join my team, be sure to use my member # 1294068. Once on my team, I’ll add you to our private Facebook group and help get you started! We are over 1,000 all over the country! WOOHOO! (this is not mandatory by the way… just if you want to learn more and make some extra cash!)
Sign up for a starter kit by December 1 and I will personally send you a FREE GIFT (hint: might just be a bottle of YL oil or my home made YL face serum!)! 🙂
10. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Looking for a gift for yourself or someone who’s super into health & wellness? How about the gift of an amazing holistic health & wellness education! Going to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (where I got my certification) has changed my life for the better, in SO many ways; from the knowledge and training I received to the lifelong friends I’ve made, to the most important benefit I have: better health for myself and my family! I HIGHLY recommend the school and talk about it often! The entire program is now available as a download app so you can take the course from ANYWHERE!
Did you know Health Coaching is one of the fastest-growing careers today? Woo hoo! I’m honored to be a part of this and would love to share it with you too!
- Want to work for yourself?
- Are you passionate about health & wellness (like me!)?
- Do you want to learn how to help people reach their dreams and goals?
- Do you want to learn how to help and heal yourself and your family?
I’ve got three fabulous presents for you:
#1: Preview the program with this sample class from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition here.
#2: Download the free program guide and get more info here!
#3: I have up to a $1000 scholarship to give away!
To redeem the scholarship just call 877-733-1520 or email Ambassadors@integrativenutrition.com and tell them ABBY PHON referred you! Easy 🙂