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 most days of the year…
Not just the newest or trendiest gadget that will collect dust for the next 365 days… and then end up in the trash :/
My gift suggestions are those that with either a) get used daily, or b) encourage a healthier lifestyle or home environment, and preferably both!
1) Stainless Steel Coffee Mug ($24.95)
This mug is legit. It’s a on-the-go essential for my decaf coffee on my morning dog walks! Find it here.
2) Red Light Therapy Device ($varies)
Red light what?? Two years ago, 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.
I have mine right next to my bed, so I can just switch it on and get my red light therapy while I am stilllllllll in bed. It’s a great way to start the morning!
You can find my favorite device right here.
3) Clean Air for The Whole Family ($varies)
I’m loving my Molekule Air Filter, which destroys pollutants in large spaces like master bedrooms, living rooms & family rooms (up to 600sq. feet). Two decades of research went into Molekule’s patented PECO filter technology (a light-activated catalytic reaction on the surface of the filter allows it to break down VOCs, bacteria, mold, viruses, and allergens in the air). I love using it in my bedroom to improve air quality at nighttime.
Learn more about what Molekule can do for your family here.
4) Brooklinen Sheets ($varies)
Who wouldn’t enjoy a new sheet set from Brooklinen for the holidays? I love the look + feel of Brooklinen’s sheets — they are so cozy! Find out all your bundle options here.
5) 23andMe Ancestry Service ($69 and up)
I got one of these tests a few years ago 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.
I gave this to several family members a few years ago and it helped them learn a lot about their own genetics.
And… if you have privacy concerns, you can alway register your kit with a fake name or new email address!
6) Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis ($325)
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 😉
7) The Perfect Leather Bag ($175)
I absolutely love this 100% Italian leather bag from Everlane. It’s the perfect size to fit all the basics, including your laptop.
8) The Traveler’s Wallet ($120)
Does someone you know need a wallet upgrade? The best thing about gifting a wallet is that you know they will use it everyday, making it the perfect gift! This one also comes from from Everlane.
9) 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; it makes for a very thoughtful gift!
10) Cozy Slippers ($99)
Looking for the perfect gift for a homebody you know? Look no further than these cozy UGG slippers! And it’s totally okay if you need a pair for yourself too 😉
Find them on Amazon here.
I hope you found my very targeted gift giving ideas helpful. Cheers to shopping early and remotely 🙂