Holiday Gift Guide 2015


I had such a nice long weekend doing things that got me in the holiday spirit finally. (Before this past weekend, I was one of those people screaming, “why is there a Christmas commercial on already?!?”)  We ate a ton of leftovers from Thanksgiving, bought a Christmas tree and decorated the apartment, and I did some online holiday shopping for myself friends and family.

If you haven’t gotten to your holiday list yet, don’t ya worry. I’m here to help you out! This holiday gift guide will encourage your loved ones to take steps to leading a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, it’s hard for someone to take the initiative to change their behaviors on their own, but if they receive a gift from someone that encourages them to do so, they are more likely to try it out and find out how much they love making that change.  If you need additional ideas, you can also check out my 2014 gift guide. This one, like last year’s, is all under $50! So let’s get started.2015 holiday gift guide

  1. To Your Health Sprouted Flours, $4.50+. Sprouting grains makes them much more absorbable during digestion without stripping our body of necessary nutrients. Whether you know someone who is gluten free, have a hard time digesting grains, or they just love to try out new types of food, sprouted grains are a great gift. This site also sells ground up sprouted grains which are perfect for all your baking needs, while still preserving the grains’ nutritional density.
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  2. Conair Cuisinart Hand Blender, $34.95. This is one of my most prized kitchen gadgets I have at home. It makes making soups, paleo mayonnaise, sauces, and smoothies a cinch, while minimizing cleanup which is always a plus. It also saves cooking time because you don’t have to take the extra step of transferring food into a food processor or a blender.
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  3. Organic and non-GMO Culinary Herb Set, $13.99. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who is looking into having an indoor garden of edible herbs. I think growing our own food is so important, and this is a way to take your first step into doing that. Not only that, it’s so easy to do, and so satisfying to eat something that you grow yourself.
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  4. Portable Adjustable Laptop Stand, $37.99. Sitting for a long time can be awful for your neck and back, and can create disorders in your bones and organs. However, standing desks can be pretty expensive. This portable and adjustable laptop stand is an economic solution so you can stand when you do work while keeping your health in check. Plus, it comes with a cooling fan so your laptop won’t overheat!
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  5. The Casual Veggie Cookbook, $18. Woop, this is a shameless self-promotion, but I’m okay with it because it’s such a great resource for both beginner and experienced cooks out there. The Casual Veggie is a cookbook I contributed to focusing on 29 different seasonal vegetables, and various recipes on how to cook with each of them. It can sometimes be difficult to figure out what to do with even the most common vegetables when you are in a cooking rut. This book has so many ideas on how to celebrate different vegetables in easy creative ways. You can read more about the details here.
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  6. Sockwell Chevron Compression Socks, $18.99+. I so wish I had these when I was flying to and from Asia. I think compression socks are one of those things that everyone agrees is a great idea, but they never take the step to buy a pair for themselves. Whether you are runner, or you sit or stand for long periods of time, they increase the blood flow in your legs and decreases aches and swelling. They are a great solution for promoting circulation in your legs, and which I think most of us need. Not only that, I think that the chevron designs on these are so cute!
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  7. Young Living Essential Oils, $15+. I love essential oils, and I use them at home all the time. I make cleaning products, flea repellants for the dogs, lotion, toothpaste, and all kinds of home and body care items using essential oils and their scents really makes a difference in their effectiveness! I also like to just diffuse the oils at home according to my mood and mental and physical needs. I’ve used many different types of essential oils before, but Young Living is the brand I like the best and found to be the most effective. You can sign up to be a member and get access to top quality, organic oils at wholesale prices. They are so versatile and make great stocking stuffers.
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  8. Presto Dehydrator, $33.99. Dehydrators are great for making healthy treats at home like kale chips, beef jerky, dried fruits, and more! These snacks usually tend to contain preservatives and artificial flavorings when you buy the packaged versions, so owning a dehydrator can really help make those snacks healthier and customizable with your own spices and flavors.
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  9. 180s Bluetooth II Ear Warmer Head Phone, $36.70+. Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you should forgo all outdoor exercises. It doesn’t get cold enough here in NorCal for me to rock these headphones, but they would have definitely came in handy when I lived in NYC. Enjoy your winter hike with your favorite podcast or Taylor Swift songs with these cute ear warmer head phones. I love that they are bluetooth which means no annoying tangled wires!
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  10. Kombucha Starter Kit, $49. There are so many benefits to drinking this probiotic-filled drink, but buying kombucha drinks from health stores can really do a number on your bank account. However, it can also be a bit intimidating to try to make it at home when you’ve never done it before. This kombucha starter kit comes with everything your loved ones will need with clear step-by-step instructions so they can soon be a kombucha brew master (and you can steal a few sips too)!

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