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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals + Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Check out some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you don’t want to miss out on, and the ultimate 2018 healthy holiday gift guide, where you can find something for anyone special in your life!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are HERE, and I’m so excited to share some discounts and promos with you guys. I love a good deal just as anyone else, so I do a lot of holiday shopping and just regular shopping for myself during this time.

Hope you take advantage of these awesome deals, and check back often since I’ll keep updating these deals until Cyber Monday!

Black Friday Deals


  1. $5 off on Korean Paleo cookbook with code: NOVBOOK18. My book will be released on December 11th, and now is the perfect time to preorder it! Make sure to save your order confirmation since I’ll be having preorder gifts real soon.
  2. FREE bacon for life with your ButcherBox subscription.  Butcherbox delivers 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door, and shipping is always free. Each month, ButcherBox curates a one-of-a-kind selection of the tastiest meats, humanely raised and free of antibiotics and hormones. Go check out all the delicious selections.
  3. My favorite bone broth company, Bare Bones, is having a “buy more, save more” deal until 11/30. Their broth varieties are super high quality (organic, grass fed, and pasture raised) and I use them in cooking often. Here’s their current deal: Buy 2 pouches for 15% off, buy 5 pouches for 20% off, 9 pouches for 25% off, and 12+ pouches for 30% off. Stock up on these now and freeze them until you are ready to use them!
  4. BIG SAVINGS on the Instant PotIf you’ve been waiting to get your hands on this amazing electronic pressure cooker, now is the time! This 6-qt smart Instant Pot with WiFi is only $89.95 (down from $149.95) which is a $60 saving just for today. Not only is it a pressure cooker, it’s also a steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and you can even make cakes and casseroles in them. I use mine pretty much everyday, and I have a bunch of  Instant Pot recipes on this blog as well!
  5. Get 14% off + FREE SHIPPING on 8 cartons of high-quality, organic Pique TeaPique tea is one of my favorite tea companies (I’m obsessed with their matcha and here’s why), because their tea crystals are organic, packed with antioxidants (12x than other teas), and also triple screened for toxins, pesticides, and molds. Their limited edition holiday bundle of teas contain 8 flavor cartons and a glass cup, and it makes a perfect gift for the tea lover!


  1. 35% off ALL Perfect Brand products + 10% off with my code: GREATGRANDMA10 (45% total!). This is an amazing deal and opportunity to stock up on some the highest quality supplements out there! Some of my favorite supplements from them include their grass-fed gelatin for making yummy gummy snacks, their grass-fed collagen to put a scoop in my matcha every morning for better skin, hair, and nails, and their desiccated liver capsules for a bit of nutrient boost and liver detox. Don’t forget to use my code GREATGRANDMA10 for that extra 10% discount on top of the 35%!
  2. 25% off ALL Everlywell at-home health tests with code: CYBEREverlywell is a company that makes various health tests that you can take in the comfort of your own home. I took their food sensitivity test before and wrote a blog post about it, and I recently also took their women’s health test which I will share my experience about as well soon. These tests aren’t always affordable for everyone so now is a great time to take advantage of them!

Safer Skincare

  1. 15% off your entire Beautycounter order + FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50! My favorite safer skincare company is having a sale until Cyber Monday (11/26) and this is super rare for them. Make sure to stock up on makeup, skin care, something for kids and babies, and some gorgeous holiday sets that you can give out as gifts! They have some of best products that seriously changed my skin for the better.
  2. Primally Pureone of my favorite safer skincare companies is having an insane BUY ONE, GET ONE deal on 3 of their kits! These make great gifts, and I’ll be stocking up on them as well: 
    • Starter Kit – the most popular products in one kit, including a deodorant of your choice and the Everything Spray!
    • Spa Kit – the perfect kit for a spa treatment, with a dry brush, body oil, sea soak, and flower bath
    • Baby Kit – all natural baby products that are safe and gentle for sensitive skin
  3. 45% off on grass fed collagen. I already mentioned this above, but Perfect Supplements’ grass fed collagen has done wonders for my skin, hair, and nails. My hair and nails have never been so strong and grown so fast. You just dissolve a scoop in to your morning coffee or matcha, and you can’t even taste it at all! Make sure to use my code GREATGRANDMA10 for a total of 45% discount, and check out their travel packets as well!

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2018

My healthy holiday gift guide is here! As I do every year, I tried to include almost everyone on your list and within various budgets, and these are some of the items that I truly love. I hope you’ll get some fun ideas from this holiday gift guide!

  1. FOR THE ADVENTUROUS COOK – Korean Paleo ($21.99): Shameless self plug here! My cookbook, Korean Paleo, is coming out on December 11th, and it makes a perfect gift for Korean food lovers enjoy bold flavors. It has 80 recipes that are mix of traditional, modern, and fusion Korean recipes, and make sure to save your order confirmation email because I’ll be having an awesome preorder gift as well.
  2. FOR THE FOODIE – Spoon and Chopstick Sets ($20.99): Great for gifting alone or with my Korean Paleo cookbook! Everyone needs a spoon and chopstick set at home, especially for Asian takeout, or even better, cooking Asian food at home. This set is stylish and fun, and makes a great gift.
  3. FOR THE SKIN CARE FANATIC – Beautycounter’s Instant Awakening Trio ($89): This holiday set is my favorite and has everything you need to look awake and refreshed. It comes with the Overnight Resurfacing Peel (my favorite and you can read more about it here), as well as Instant Glow Illuminating Cream and Eye Revive Cooling Masks (so cooling and great for depuffing).
  4. FOR THE ATHLETE OR THOSE ALWAYS ON THE GO – Healthy Human Water Bottle ($12.99-$34.99) & Stainless Steel Straws ($14.99): Healthy Human products are the best. Their bottles and tumblers are stainless steel, vacuum insulated, and are free of phthalates and BPA. And I love their their stainless steel reusable straws that come in a pouch so you can carry them to your favorite coffeeshop! You can actually get 10% off anything in their Amazon store with my code: GRANDMA10.
  5. FOR THE HOST/HOSTESS – Meat & Cheese Board ($59.99): Don’t show up empty handed to a holiday party. This cheese board is the perfect size for a gathering and also has shelves with a cutlery set! Better yet, bring some cheese, meats, crackers, and fruits with this board for a complete gift.
  6. FOR THE TEA LOVER – Pique Tea Matcha ($58): After trying out various matcha brands, Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha is one of my favorites. They are extremely high quality, taste amazing, and are quadruple toxin screened for: heavy metals, fluoride, pesticides, toxic molds, and radioactive isotopes. If the recipient loves other teas as well, you can get them the limited edition holiday tea set that comes with a glass cup!
  7. FOR THE ZEN PAL – Essential Oils Diffuser ($21.99): I love essential oil diffusers that double as a humidifier, especially in this dry California climate. This one is affordable, stylish, and has ambient lighting in 7 different colors. Diffuse some lavender oil in it at night for a better night’s sleep!
  8. FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENT – Immersion Blender ($69.95): The immersion blender is one of my favorite kitchen tools and I use it everyday to make my matcha latte. I also use it to blend soups, make smoothies, dressing, and mayonnaise. College students will love it for their quick meals, and the cleanup is always a breeze!
  9. FOR THE MAKEUP LOVER – Beautycounter’s First Light Highlighter Palette ($49): It’s tricky to get people makeup since you never know what color or shade is right for them. Luckily, this highlighter palette is for all skin tones and it comes in 3 different shades! If you are like me and you love looking dewy and glowing even if you didn’t get enough sleep last night, then this highlighter palette will help you do just that and it’s one of the products I use everyday.
  10. FOR THE COFFEE SNOB – Chemex Coffee Maker ($36.95-$45.12): As someone who has tried all the different ways to to brew coffee, Chemex is my absolute favorite way and makes the best tasting coffee as well! It’s made with nonporous glass that won’t absorb odors or chemicals residues and watching the coffee drip in it is so therapeutic. If you want to complete this gift, make sure to purchase the filters as well.
  11. FOR THE BUSY COOK – Instant Pot ($99.95-$159.95): I’ve included this in last year’s holiday gift guide but I’m going to include it again, because it’s my absolute favorite kitchen tool! It does everything that the slow cooker can do in the fraction of the time, and also functions as a rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sterilizer, and you can even make cakes in it! Make sure to check out all my Instant Pot recipes to see all the things you can make with it and get some ideas.
  12. FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS – GreenPan Set ($58.75): After cast iron skillets, GreenPan products are my favorite stovetop cookware that’s free of harmful chemicals or heavy metals, even if you accidentally overheat it or scratch the surface. They are ceramic and non stick, and they are lighter in weight than cast iron skillets so they are easy to use as well.
  13. FOR THE CANDLE LOVER – Homemade Beeswax Candles: There are so many harmful toxins and chemicals in store bought candles and I like to avoid them at all cost. Instead, making beeswax candles at home is easy, fun, and they actually purify the air! You can even customize the scent by using your favorite essential oils and they make such a great, healthy gift.
  14. FOR MEN WHO LOVE TO TRAVEL – Beautycounter’s Counterman Gift Set ($45): I always find it difficult to find gifts for men, but thankfully this kit contains safe products for him without harmful ingredients, along with a dopp kit to put them in. There’s a daily exfoliating cleanser, smoothing shaving cream, cooling aftershave tonic, and an oil free face lotion and they truly smell so good, I want to use them myself. This set sold out last year so don’t wait to get it!
  15. FOR THE PLANT LOVER – Plants ($2-$50) – As a plant lover myself, I always welcome more plants as gifts as they purify the air and instantly brighten up a space. The price varies widely depending on the variety but for easy growing and flexible lighting, I recommend: pothos, succulents, money tree, snake plants, cacti, and aloe. If you want to splurge and get some beautiful and leafy kinds, my favorite are fig leaf tree and monstera. You can always search for mom-and-pop nurseries around you to look for deals or even look on eBay, instead of paying more at places like Home Depot!

That’s all, guys! Leave a comment below if you have any questions. As I mentioned in the beginning, I’ll be updating the Black Friday deals as they change throughout the week, so check back often. I hope you enjoy the deals and the holiday gift guide, and have a wonderful holiday season!

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30 Edible Paleo Homemade Gift Ideas

Get 30 fun and easy edible paleo homemade gift ideas that’ll make put a smile on any food lover in your life!

30 Edible Paleo Homemade Gift Ideas

Some of my favorite gifts to give are homemade ones. Not only are they much more budget-friendly, they are so thoughtful and it’s hard to go wrong with them because they always have a personal touch added. I especially like to give edible gifts that are yummy, healthy, and festive, and they are also great to pull together at the last minute.

To give you some some fun and easy recipes that you can get your whole family involved with, I rounded up some of my favorite edible paleo homemade gift ideas from myself and my fellow bloggers that I hope will help you during the holidays or any gift giving occasion.

For the sweet tooth

DIY Pumpkin Cookies In A Jar by Real Simple Good

Cocoa Mint Holiday Truffles by Paleo in PDX

AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies by What Great Grandma Ate

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip BlondiesPaleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies by What Great Grandma Ate

Chocolate / Carob Avocado Truffles with a Kick by Whole New Mom

Slightly Sweet Grain Free Granola by Pure & Simple Nourishment

Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows by Recipes to Nourish

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by What Great Grandma Ate

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge by Texanerin Baking

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies by What Great Grandma Ate

Salted Pepita Chocolate Bark by A Calculated Whisk

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Mint Truffles by Tessa the Domestic Diva

For the cozy drink lovers 

Homemade Hot Cocoa & Cinnamon-Maple Marshmallows by Zenbelly

Glühwein: A Recipe for Cozy Times by And Here We Are

Mexican Hot Cocoa Mix by Raia’s Recipes

Vanilla Chai Spiced Ghee + Vanilla Chai Ghee “Latte” by A Calculated Whisk

Nourishing Hot Cocoa with Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows by Prepare & Nourish

Wise Water Tea for Better Digestion by Studio Botanica

For those nuts about nuts

Spiced Maple Rosemary Paleo Mixed NutsSpiced Maple Rosemary Paleo Mixed Nuts by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Gingerbread Spiced Almonds by Plaid & Paleo

Roasted Honey Dijon Pecans by Pure & Simple Nourishment

Paleo Vegan Candied Almonds by Texanerin Baking

Spiced Bacon Cashews by What Great Grandma Ate

Sprouted Candied Nuts & Seeds by Raising Generation Nourished

For those into extra special condiments

Whipped Cinnamon Honey Almond Butter by Thriving on Paleo

How to Make Basil Salt by The Rising Spoon

DIY Herbal Honey by Studio Botanica

Crockpot Apple Butter by Plaid & Paleo

Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter by Strength and Sunshine

Slow Cooker Ghee by What Great Grandma Ate

Homemade Vanilla Sugar & Vanilla Salt by A Calculated Whisk

Roasted Sweet Vanilla Pecan Butter by Strength and Sunshine

Immune Boost Vinaigrette by Studio Botanica


Black Friday Deals + Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Check out some amazing Black Friday deals you don’t want to miss out on, and my 2017 healthy holiday gift guide, where you can find something for anyone special in your life!

healthy holiday gift guide

I feel like I say this every year, but how the heck is it the holiday season already? It always feels like it springs up out of nowhere and this year is no different. I do love this season though, and I’m so excited to start decorating with sparkly lights and buying gifts for my loved ones.

If you are stuck on what presents to get, or want to get in on some great deals for yourself, this post is for you! I rounded up some great Black Friday deals and a healthy holiday gift guide that’ll help you find the perfect gift for anyone in your life. So let’s get started!

Black Friday Deals

  1. Half off 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget Cookbook. This eCookbook of 80 quick and easy paleo recipes that I contributed to is 50% off from today to Cyber Monday (11/24-11/27)! All the recipes are phenomenal, can be made in 30 minutes or under, and are designed feed a family of 4 for under $20. The book is normally $24.98, but you can snag it at half off for the next few days with code WGGA50 at checkout which is a steal!
  2. 35% off ALL Perfect Brand products, + 10% off with my code: GREATGRANDMA10. This is an amazing deal an opportunity to stock up on some the highest quality supplements out there! Some of my favorite supplements from them include their grass-fed gelatin for making yummy gummy snacks, their grass-fed collagen to put a scoop in my coffee every morning for better skin, hair, and nails, and their desiccated liver capsules for a bit of nutrient boost and liver detox. Don’t forget to use my code GREATGRANDMA10 for that extra 10% discount on top of the 35%!
  3. FREE SHIPPING + FREE Turkey Broth with every 4+ bone broth pouches you purchase at Bare Bones. Oh, did I mention you’ll get an additional 10% off with my code WGGA10? This is a GREAT deal for some high quality gut healing broth you can drink on their own or use in recipes, especially when they are 100% grass-fed and pasture-raised. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal, and my 10% code WGGA10 will only last through Cyber Monday (11/27)!
  4. 15% off any order under 40 pounds at US Wellness Meats with code SEASON. US Wellness Meats is my go-to for all the best quality, grass-fed meats that are delivered straight to your door. They already have reasonable prices for all their products but you can save even more with their code SEASON through Cyber Monday (11/27)!
  5. BIG SAVINGS on the Instant PotIf you’ve been waiting to get your hands on this amazing electronic pressure cooker, now is the time! The standard 6-qt is only $67.99 (down from $99.99) which is a great deal that I’m pretty sure will NOT last. Not only is it a pressure cooker, it’s also a steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and you can even make cakes and casseroles in them.

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Heated pillow massager, $39.95. Okay, so I bought this exact massager about a month ago and it’s one of the best purchases of the year. If you are a massage lover and hold tension in your muscles when you are stressed, you’ll love this little gadget that you use to get the knots out anywhere on your body. It’s super strong, you can control the heat, and you can even use it in the car because it comes with a car adapter. I like to put it on the floor and lay on it concentrating on different parts of my body when I’m watching TV.
  2. Le Creuset Dutch Oven, $200-$600. For those of you looking to splurge a bit on a beautiful kitchen tool, I highly recommend a Le Creuset Dutch Oven. I never appreciated what was so great about them until my mom gave me hers, and I just LOVE how food tastes cooked in it. They retain heat really well, and the heavy lids keep all the flavors from escaping. Plus, they are oven-proof, which means you can cook anything in them from vegetables to soups to roasts.
  3. Eco-wise Pendleton Throw Blanket, $109. Pendleton is my go-to choice when it comes to all our blankets because they are high quality, extremely warm, and have some really great designs. I especially love their eco-wise line because these blankets are made with naturally renewable wool and vegetable dyes and they also pass strict standards of sustainability, which I always stand behind. Also… who doesn’t need blankets?
  4. Himalayan Salt Lamp, $21.99. Not only are Himalayan salt lamps visually attractive and calming, it’s a natural air detoxifier. Salt pulls in water molecules from the room, including bacteria and pollutants. When the lamp is on and heats up, it releases water molecules back into the air but holds in the pollutants, naturally purifying the air. It’s also known to increase your energy levels, reduce allergy symptoms, and help you sleep better. It’s a great one for anyone looking for a bit of zen in their life.
  5. Ceramic Campfire Mugs, $14.99 for 2. Speckled campfire-style design is super trendy these days, and I think these mugs are the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone in your life. They are thick to keep the liquid hot inside hot for a long period of time and high in quality so they’ll last a long time!
  6. Matcha making set, $36.49. Matcha lattes are all the craze these days, and it can be an expensive habit if you purchase them often at coffeeshops. However, it can actually be super easy and way more delicious if you make it at home with some simple tools that come in this kit. Great for all the matcha lovers in your life!
  7. Sensationail Gel Nail Kit, $24.88. I love doing my own gel nails, because a) it saves SO much money than getting them done at a a salon and b) they don’t chip and last for 2 weeks! I started using Sensationail because they had the lowest toxicity score on EWG’s Skin Deep database out of all gel nail polish brands. I found that following the directions EXACTLY helps the polish last as long as getting them professionally done. These are a great gift for anyone who love manis and pedis.
  8. BKR Glass Water Bottle, $28.00-$47.62. Everyone can use a fun and stylish water bottle since we all need to hydrate. BKR bottles are made with glass so you won’t get any of those chemicals leeched when you drink from plastic bottles, and they are encased in a silicon sleeve to protect the glass from breaking. Plus, I love their design and if you are like me, you’ll end up drinking way more water if you like the bottle that you are drinking from.
  9. Preluvi Skin Care, $6-$95. You all know that I’m a BIG fan of safer and toxin-free skin care and I’ve been loving Preluvi products for several months now. They are affordable, effective, and made with clean, natural ingredients that you can recognize. You can purchase a range of products, from their lip balms as stocking stuffer (I’m obsessed with the candy cane flavor!) to their bundles as gift sets. I personally love their Grapefruit Beauty Oil and Cleansing Bar.
  10. Essential Oils Scented 100% Beeswax Candles, $21.99. Or, even better, make your own! I’ve talked about why I don’t buy scented candles and why beeswax candles are the best option out there. So if you have any candle lovers in your life, gift them with something that they can enjoy and feel great about using with any harmful effects to their health.
  11. Instant Pot, $127.46. Are you really surprised to see this on the list? The Instant Pot is my absolute favorite kitchen gadget and their newest model even comes with bluetooth connectivity! It’s one of the fastest methods to cook big roasts, soups, eggs, and even casseroles and cakes. It’s a great one for anyone who enjoys home cooked meals at a fraction of the time. You can check out all my Instant Pot recipes here.
  12. Smudging Kit, $23.95. Smudging has been quite popular in the health and wellness-sphere recently, and I love the concept of this mindfulness practice to create positive mood and vibration in your space, as well as clear the energy. There is so much information out there about smudging which can be quite overwhelming, so I love the idea of this kit to get you started right away with easy-to-follow instructions.
  13. Gratitude Journal, $6.88. What better way to cultivate self love and self care than by practicing gratitude everyday? I actually write down 3 things I’m grateful for at the end of each day, and this practice has really changed my outlook on life and improved my health. This gratitude journal contains inspirational quotes, spaces to write down what you are grateful for, and really inspires to be thankful every single day even for seemingly small things. It’s a great stocking stuffer for virtually anyone.
  14. Microgreens Growing Kit, $21.99. Growing your own food at home is one of the best ways to be kind to our earth, eat more vegetables, and get higher quality nutrients from our food. While having a home garden may not be easy or possible for everyone, this organic and non-GMO growing kit makes it so fun and easy to get started for all ages!
  15. An experience, $ varies. This a great one for your family, friends, or your significant other. I always think that the best kind of presents are the ones that you can truly enjoy the experience of, like a trip or an event. My husband and I gift each other this often, especially because it’s a great excuse to go on a weekend trip, a vacation, or a concert that you’ve been wanting to go to for a while. It’s also a great way to spend time together and strengthen your relationship with your loved ones.
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