SPARKLE HOLISTIC HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS:
If the thought of shopping for holiday gifts makes you stress out grab a cup of hot cocoa or tea and check out my list of INSPIRING wellness gifts! Everyone appreciates a gift of support on their health and wellness journey. I LOVE trying to do as much shopping at small local businesses as I can, (I’ll be posting some of my favorites on social media soon) but what I can’t find close to home I order up while enJOYing my tea in my cozy PJ’s! There’s something here for every budget!
1, WARMTH AND AN EMBRACE
Nothing better than wrapping your hand around a cup of tea to warm your mind, body and soul!! I adore these clay mugs that have a cozy spot for your hand to wrap around. When I reach for a pre-made tea bag (I usually prefer loose leaf but let’s face it we are all short on time at this time of year) I love Numi Organic Teas. The Embrace Flavor is one of my favorites. I love the warmth of the cinnamon and the sweet, floral taste of the Hibiscus.
CLAY IN MOTION HANDWARMER MUG: about $25
NUMI ORGANIC EMBRACE TEA: $8-$13
2. A PEACEFUL NERVOUS SYSTEM
As a cranial sacral therapist I have the honor of feeling the profound effect that organizing one’s cranial sacral system can have on the nervous system. Help your loved one’s reconnect to the sensation of a “still point” (deeply, healing restorative state of the body) with this handy little tool. Great for people with neck tension or headaches and small enough to throw in the suitcase! After all Holiday travel can be a real "pain in the neck"!
STILL POINT INDUCER: $19
3. FASHION FLAIR
Leggings are a staple in the active woman’s wardrobe but sometimes you just want to add a little more style and coverage! Enter Booty Shawl, a hip and stylish way to upgrade your leggings!! Designed by a Pilates instructor and 20+ year veteran of the fitness industry these were designed to fit with comfort and INSPIRE your wardrobe beyond the workout. Bonus: Made in the US.
BOOTY SHAWL: $46-58
4. HYDRATION without toxicity
Staying hydrated is key for health on many levels!! These Life Factory water bottles will hydrate your loved one in style and safety (no toxic plastic bottles here)!! I’ve been surprised that mine have even survived being dropped without breaking thanks to the silicon cover on the glass bottle! Keep the little one’s hydrated too as they make various sizes!! My daughter started using their "sippy cups" as a tot and now loves her bottle that's "just like Mom's!". We like to purchase the straw lid for ease of sipping
These make great teacher gifts!!
LIFE FACTORY WATER BOTTLES: $15-$25
5. SMOOTH SKIN
I am continually searching high and low for the purest of body care products and I can’t get enough of the BEE ORGANIC brand BEE MY HONEY SUGAR SCRUB!! This product is great at smoothing out my cracked and stressed skin that presents such a struggle this time of year!! These products were created by a Mom that became frustrated with a lack of healthy, non-toxic options after giving birth to her first child. They are made locally here in Michigan and packaged in beautiful (and safe!) glass jars!
BEE ORGANIC BEE MY HONEY SUGAR SCRUB: about $18
6. AN INSPIRATIONAL READ
I’ve long been a huge fan of Brene Brown’s work and her latest book, Braving the Wilderness, delivers once again! She’s a social worker and researcher that has a true gift of exploring many universal struggles and the power of overcoming through story. I have gifted her books through the years to rave reviews!! I recommend you gift one of these to yourself too as we all can feel like we are braving it alone at times!
BRAVING THE WILDERNESS BOOK: $17
7. SMOOTHIE ON THE GO
People often ask me where I get the glass jars that I use to carry my smoothies around! I’m a huge fan of good old-fashioned MASON JARS (great storage in the pantry too) as they are glass and very cost effective. Now they even have swirled or colored glass options too! To make sipping your smoothie easy peasy add an ECO-JARZ stainless lid paired with a STAINLESS STEEL STRAW (also helps to avoid filling the landfills with plastic straws). For a deluxe gift add a favorite book about smoothies like The Green Smoothie Revolution and a few ingredients!!
STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS: $7
STAINLESS STIL LID: $10
MASON JARS: $19
SMOOTHIE RECIPE BOOK: $10
8. HAPPY FEET=HAPPY LIFE
Anyone that has worked with me knows that I'm always talking about how the health of the foot affects the alignment and function of the entire body!! Add to that daily foot "deprivation" (lack of surface variety and wearing shoes most of the day) and our feet can really get cranky and dysfunctional! I LOVE these socks that actually re-educate your foot (all while sleeping) re-awakening your intrinsic foot muscles and increasing toe spread. One year I actually bought a pair for everyone on my list!
ALIGNMENT SOCKS: $20
9. SENSORY TREATI’ll be posting some of my favorites on social media soon)
Help those hard working feet expand their movement variety and increase proprioception and balance. I searched for a few years to find the best rock mat around! What I love about this one is that someone with more sensitive feet can start on the smooth yin and yang symbol rocks and work their way out to the more intense rocks. INSIDERS TIP: grade the level of intensity by adding a mat underneath to decrease pressure and gradually increase the intensity by removing the mat.
SENSORY MAT: $119
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