The annual Healthier Holiday Gift Guide is HERE! 🙂
Are you looking for healthy gifts for friends or family that will show them you care about them AND their health, well-being, the environment and more? You’re in luck! Here’s my pick of gifts for everyone on your list, that you can feel EXTRA good about giving!
In addition to some great ideas, I also have some great discounts for you all! My friend/owner of Four Sigmatic has offered you all a discount as has Rothy’s and Thrive Market, plus a bonus offer for Young Living Essential Oils… see below for more info! 🙂
I also wanted to share some great tips to keep in mind this holiday season!
However, if you prefer to buy something, I hope you will choose something eco-friendly and/or organic when applicable. I hope these tips and this gift list is helpful!
Please note that while all these products are things I use and love, many of the links in this guide are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through these links, the price will be the same for you but I’ll receive a small commission that helps support my blog and my family. Many thanks for your support! And as always, if you like what you see (or want something!) share it with a friend or family member who might also appreciate it! 🙂
Please let me know what you think below and… HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
4 Tips for Eco-Conscious Gift Giving
- Re-use wrapping
I always save bows and bags in good condition (and sometimes even wrapping paper or tissue paper). There is so much waste in the world already, every little bit helps!
- Share Experiences
Everyone has so much STUFF these days. How about sharing in an experience together instead? I love taking friends out for tea or a cocktail, or my parents to the theater or a concert as a gift. My husband and I always do something together like a nice dinner or take a family trip!
- DIY FTW
Home made gifts are always a big hit and hopefully it’s something you know they will enjoy or use so you are just not adding to the landfill. Many years I have made bath salts, or brownies and truffles.
- Sometimes it’s just the thought that counts
Speaking of just adding to the landfill, another great idea is not exchanging gifts at all! A donation in their honor is a triple-win: you feel good giving a gift, the recipient knows you thought of them, and the charity gets your support to help make a difference!
Still want some gift ideas? Here are some things I’ve tried and love!
Reusable Produce Bags
I just got these reusable produce bags for the first time and am SO excited to use them! I have friends that use them too so they must be good, right? 🙂 Less plastic… more trees. 🙂
These bags are certified Organic Cotton Mesh Material, Machine Washable, When you go to the grocery store just show the cashier the Tare Weight on the label. It comes in a Set of 9 in a variety of sizes (3 Large, 3 Medium, 3 Small), Plastic-Free Packaging too! WOOT WOOT!
A few weeks ago I went to blend my smoothie and it made a super duper weird sound. I’ve had my beloved Vitamix for well over a decade now and most of you know my passion for it. We contacted the company and while we were awaiting a response I browsed for a new one. It happened to be around a holiday so we scored a major deal and got a brand new, updated one! I’m in love all over again! We are now selling our used Vitamix on ebay since it was fixable and still works! 🙂 This is my secret ingredient in the kitchen? Vitamix all the way! Whether I’m making soups, smoothies, almond cheese, etc. this is my No. 1 Go-To.
Groceries for a Gift? YES! YES! YES! Ask any Mama and I’m sure she’d appreciate a delivery! In fact, someone I follow on IG was sharing in their stories that their friend just had a baby and she was going grocery shopping for her as a gift! Putting so much healthy, yummy and nutritious healing foods in her cart… like organic nut butters, sprouted seeds and grains, fermented foods… All the good things to ensure her a successful healing and not having to worry about grocery shopping!
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 if you REALLY love discounts, use this link for 25% off your first order!
I’m obsessed with my Stasher bags! Obsessed to the point I actually need/will purchase more! (I have 3 already). These are great for snacks for the kids, leftovers, fresh produce/herbs, toiletries… whatever! Silicon and re-usable! LOVE IT! Bye bye ziplocks!
Crystal Infused Water Bottle
What a great gift! Who wouldn’t want this? (hint hint!)
Combine hydration (a MUST for anyone!) with the power of crystals (which I personally love and use every day!).
Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for Making Healing Gemstone Infused Water Plus Travel Sleeve.
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)!
And just for you… use discount code APHON for 10% off!
Kick Your Sugar Addiction Ebook
What better way to say “I care” than the gift of health! My Kick Your Sugar Addiction ebook has recipes, tips and more to help you ditch the refined, processed sugar ASAP!
Back to School Plant Based Meal Plan/Kids Lunches Ebook
And for anyone with either school age children or not much time, how about my Back to School Vegan & Gluten Free ebook has easy, kid-tested recipes and snack ideas!
Coyuchi Robe & Sheets
I just ordered my SECOND Coyuchi robe and more sheets! I was looking not only for comfort but organic fabric, all natural fibers and minimally processed. This robe is it! (I don’t receive any kind of kickback nor am I an affiliate, but had to share that I am currently obsessed with my robe. I absolutely love it!)
You’ve probably heard me mention these shoes before. My friends and I think these are the BEST and MOST COMFY shoes ever! I just ordered my first pair of sneakers through them and am so excited! 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 but feet, but not these!). Super cute too. I always get compliments when I wear them!
Use this link for $20 off!
Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp
Salt lamps have been shown to boost mood and purify and cleanse the air. Plus they’re decorative!
Cool Mist Diffuser
Cool mist diffusers are a must!
Not only do they help humidify dry winter air, they also are one of the most effective ways to deliver the amazing benefits of your favorite essential oils!
Two of my faves: Young Living‘s Dewdrop diffuser and Desert Mist diffuser. The dewdrop is basic, but great. For a little more ‘color’ or holiday festiveness go with the Desert Mist – it changes colors and my girls LOVE it!
If you want one of your own, use member # 1294068 here!
Blue Light Blocker Eye Glasses
Blue light blocking glasses help you get better sleep! Blue light in the evening disrupts your circadian rhythm. Blue light blocking glasses let you look at a phone, computer or TV in the evening without this disruption.
Buddha Boards are great for kids, or for YOU to unwind! Paint with water, and watch it fade away.
Relaxing Mindfulness. I might have to get myself one. 🙂
Wooden Twig Colored Pencils
My girls love these colored twig pencils and I love that they are easier for them to hold (since they are shorter and they still have small hands).
A Weighted Blanket helps those restless sleepers (kids, adults… YOU) get a better night’s sleep!
Young Living’s KidScents
Young Living has a whole line of kids oils and products called KidScents with cute names and great scents. My girls love the toothpaste and oils (and the diffusers)!
I get a request for Owie Oil almost daily. (My kids are cute but happen to be klutzes, LOL.) 🙂
Just use member # 1294068 when signing up here!
And my very favorite gifts for kiddos are experiences! They REALLY want to spend time with YOU! Bake with them, go to a movie, a playground, the beach, color… just be PRESENT!
FOR BABIES & EXPECTANT PARENTS
This wooden rattle is cute, and eco-friendly!
Young Living’s Seedlings Line
I love Young Living‘s baby Seedlings line! I’ve been using the diaper cream, baby wipes and baby oil ever since it came out (maybe about 2 years ago now?)!
They are must-have products for any new mama and babies out there! I love them so much, I’ve been known to use them on my kids, and myself too. (I literally have a stash of the wipes in my bathroom. The smell is amazing!) Want to try it yourself? Just use member # 1294068 when signing up here!
Young Living Essential oils are my go-to secret weapon for whatever ails me AND to keep the family healthy and happy through the cold winter months.
* 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!
And if the benefits alone aren’t enough, anyone who signs up as a member with a premium starter kit during the month of December will receive a free BONUS oil from me! Just use member # 1294068 when signing up here!
Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
I also just purchased myself these bamboo makeup remover pads. I have already washed them in the laundry bag it comes with and I’m ready to go!
I joke with clients and workshop attendees that I’m really 80 but look so great because of all the Young Living essential oils and healthy products on my skin, plus the non-toxic/vegan make up I use. That’s all true! But this is another little secret I will share with you! When I have the time (ha!), I gua shua too! From pregnancy headaches, to neck pain, to decreasing liver inflammation, engorgement when breastfeeding, symptoms of menopause or fine lines & wrinkles, this little tool is a MUST HAVE! I have a jade one just like this! Easy to use and takes a few seconds!
Savvy Minerals non-toxic vegan make up
Savvy Minerals Make Up is non-toxic, plant based and looks great!
My personal favorite is the lip gloss – it looks great, lasts well and I was pleasantly surprised at the fresh peppermint essential oil it’s infused with! I also love the foundation powder. It takes the shine away without looking cakey or too much coverage. Definitely recommended!
The best way is to just get a starter kit in your shade/tone since it has a little of everything. I love mine! Just use member # 1294068 when signing up here!