Ok, I don’t know about you, but I still have a ways to go with my holiday shopping. As usual…
I have a huge family, but gift giving has gotten more manageable the last few years as we’ve transitioned to Secret Santa’s for the adults. Great, right?!!
BUT, now I have kids old enough to participate in allllll the activities. That means gifts for the soccer and gymnastics coaches, teachers, etc…
It’s easy to run to the local stores and pick up some inexpensive hand lotion, candles or chocolate to go with a gift card. But. I don’t know, I just can’t bring myself to do that this year.
If you follow me. You know my thoughts on wellness, and you know how strongly I believe that a lot of the toxins we expose ourselves to daily are wreaking havoc on our bodies. I’m no where near perfect, but I’m making a VERY focused effort to eliminate toxins in my life. Which is why I can’t just give gifts that are loaded with chemicals or unsafe ingredients to the important people in our lives either.
I’ve done a lot of research this year and have compiled a list of some solid gift ideas for everyone on my list- and hopefully yours too!
Clean coffee! ☕️ I’ve never been sad about a new cute mug and some good quality coffee to sip on these chilly mornings, and I know many people who have a bit of a coffee habit too. But, I know most coffee companies don’t test for mold and microbial activity, and I just don’t wanna mess around with that. So, I bring you my favorite coffee to give as a stocking stuffer and for all the hardworking teachers in our lives:
And, while we’re on the subject of my favorite beverages, let’s talk wine…
I’ve been SUPER impressed with these clean wines, which are free of loads of sugar, arsenic, glyphosate (aka Round Up), ferrocyanide and animal by products. Does it bother anyone else that that means most wines AREN’T free of those???
I’ve loved every bottle I’ve tried from here, and I think you will too. Great gift to bring to dinner/party hosts, gift for family and friends. Oh, and grab an extra bottle or two for yourself while you’re at it:
Another favorite gift for anyone in your life who might be dealing with stress related health problems would be cbd. And again, quality here matters. I love the gummies but this holiday tincture pak looks like a great stocking stuffer or gift for a family member or friend: https://sarahmckinnon.greencompassglobal.com/product/125MGBSTRIOSET
Let’s be honest…delivery drivers are working hard this year. Last year, we decided to make a basket to leave outside the front door the last few weeks before the holidays, and I filled it with my favorite healthy crackers, protein bars and this incredible “functional beverage” to give our postal workers and delivery drivers as they worked tirelessly through the season. The basket was emptied daily and I happily replenished it, knowing I wasn’t just leaving them more unhealthy, processed snacks but was still leaving them something that tasted amazing and fueled them during these grueling days. Here’s a link to my favorite adaptogenic drink, great for your delivery drivers as well as the teachers and coaches on your list: https://jessicatreadwell1.isagenix.com/en-us/shop/feel-better/bea?pid=e422d75c30464bbe9ba4038a53ff0b5a
Have a girlfriend or coworker on your Secret Santa list this year?? I’ve always loved giving some fun hand lotions, makeup, etc…but recent news has me more than paranoid about the level of carcinogens in beauty products. I’ve made the switch to cleaner beauty, and can’t not share the love with those I love. This charcoal mask is incredible and I can’t think of one of my girlfriends who wouldn’t love it, but if that’s not for you, they have some really fun holiday sets:
And finally, while we’re on the subject of cleaning up our products, I’ve recently been introduced to this company and am SUPER impressed. You can get some of the classic gift bundles here (think, candles and lotions) for teacher gifts or Secret Santa’s, and while you’re at it, stock up on some healthy personal care products or household cleaning supplies (the multipurpose cleaner is next on my list): http://www.purehaven.com/joyorpin
I’d love to hear what clean gifts you are buying this year too!!
Happy, happy holidays, friends!!