The holiday season is coming fast– are you ready?
I always struggle with holiday shopping because I’m a total minimalist and I like to give gifts that are healthy, practical and that will get used. Not just the newest or trendiest gadget that will collect dust for the next 365 days… and then end up in the trash :/
Most of these gifts will help encourage positive and healthful change, so I’m pretty excited. Here they are..
1) Red Light Therapy Device ($$$)
Red light what?? This year, I became absolutely addicted to red light therapy (read why here). Once you understand the benefits of red light therapy, you can you’ll see how it’s great for the whole family, and a gift you can all enjoy together. You can find my favorite device right here.
2) Everlywell Food Sensitivity Testing ($135 and up)
Give the gift of health discovery so your loved ones can learn more about their body in the New Year. This super simple test done all through the mail will help steer your loved ones toward foods that work for their body and help minimize foods that don’t. Read about my experience with this test here or find the test I recommend here.
3) 23andMe Ancestry Service ($69 and up)
I got one of these tests a few months back and was blown away by what it taught me. Aside from knowing more about my ancestry, I was also able to learn about my genetics, including things like my risk for iron overload the MTHFR genetic mutation, and so much more.
Knowledge is power, so that’s why I’m gifting it to my parents and my two sisters this year (really hoping they aren’t reading this or I’m totally busted). I want to help them learn more about their own health, so I can help them hack it appropriately.
4) Audible Subscription (free trial for 30 days, then $14.95/month)
A monthly audible subscription is a perfect gift for your friend who is the avid reader, but also who is short on time.
With audible you can read books while you walk the dog, work, do dishes, laundry, run errands – just about anything, and be effortlessly smarter for it!
You can always sign up first and try it, before you decide to gift it to a friend. They have a 30-day Free Trial with Two Free Audio Books to make sure you like it.
To help you get started, I’m including a list of the most recent books I’ve read that you might or a friend might also enjoy:
- Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown <—- absolutely adore this one
- The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks <—- great tips to take your life to the next level
- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer <—- one of my absolute favorites!
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō <—- if you or someone you know still has clothes from high school and college, read this!
I put the free trial sign-up link below in case you missed it:
Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks (don’t forget to use this link so you get the two free books with your free trial!)
You’ve got nothing to lose by tying it out two free audiobooks, but so much knowledge to gain effortlessly. Then gift a subscription to friends who might enjoy it!
5) Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis ($325-$375)
Does your hair know things about your nutrition and health that you don’t? This year I’m gifting my hair analysis service which includes the lab test, a 30-minute consultation, and a custom mineral balancing supplement plan to a few select family members that I know will benefit.
I’ve seen them just buy the latest trendy supplement at Costco that they probably don’t need, and I know they could feel so much better if they supplemented based on their own body chemistry instead.
And in case you want to gift it to someone other than yourself, you can checkout here and save $50 off the list price using coupon code: “HOLIDAY50”.
If you’ve been waiting to have this done yourself, you could always forward this page as a hint on to your significant other 😉
6) Collagen based protein powder ($25 and up)
7) The Perfect Cold Weather Hat ($58)
I love winter hats and I swear by this brand. They look and fit wonderfully, and make a great stocking stuffer. It’s such a basic winter staple that I know will get worn, so it makes the perfect gift.
8) Personal Style Easy Button ($25 & up)
Stitch Fix is a California-based company that is making it possible for every woman to have her own personal stylist by mail at a very reasonable price! Each month Stitch Fix sends you five items that match your “style profile” and any personal requests you might have. Then just keep what you want and mail back what you don’t. It’s THAT easy and the perfect way to get some more stylish items into your wardrobe.
I personally am addicted to this service because I HATE shopping at the mall, and I really like the idea of someone else keeping an eye out for things I might LOVE! Learn more about how it works or sign up here. You can also snag gift cards for your friends and family, and makes for a very thoughtful gift!
9) Instapot ($79 and up)
These things are fantastic! Take anything you want to make in the kitchen and speed up the cooking time significantly. This is the perfect gift for any friend or family member that is short on time — that’s pretty much everyone – right? Find the Instapot on Amazon here.
10) Ergonomics Support ($449 and up)
Give the gift of improved posture with something your loved ones will use nearly everyday. You may be aware of the postural issues I’ve been correcting myself the last few years (read: thoracic outlet syndrome). In this long road to restoring my posture and retraining my movement patterns, I’ve learned the hard way of how important it is to invest in a proper ergonomic environment. Here’s two products that I swear by and my own office will never be without:
I hope you found my very targeted gift giving ideas helpful. Cheers to shopping early and remotely 🙂