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Last updated on June 14th, 2017 at 01:41 pm
As we’re rapidly approaching the holiday season, I decided to put together a list of gift ideas. I own and use some of the items on this holiday gift ideas list; others I wish I had. (The items with asterisks means that I would love to receive that item as a holiday gift for me or my son!)
Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25
Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Cup – My husband loves this cup! He rarely asks anything of me, but after he got it, he specifically asked me to have it clean for him when he comes home every day. It is perfect for slow drinkers: it will keep a cold drink cold or a hot drink hot for a long time.
Dryer Balls – these wool balls reduce the time your laundry spends in a dryer and softens the laundry. They are a great alternative to chemical-laden dryer sheets.
*Ecojarz Fermenter Kit – this is an easy, inexpensive, and healthy way to start making fermented foods.
*Numi Organic Teas: a wide selection of flavors. My fav is Mate Lemon. Shockingly, some tea bags may contain toxic chemicals. Before I knew that and drank other teas, I usually noticed a bad aftertaste. No more of that!
Lifefactory water bottle – a glass water bottle with protective silicone sleeve.
Ello Water Bottle – a glass bottle with protective silicone sleeve I carry everywhere I go.
Insulated Water Bottle – a stainless steel water bottle, convenient to carry.
*Soap Bar by Luminance – if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’ve talked about these bar soaps a lot. It is a great soap: generous size, lathers well, fragrant, and does not dry the skin. My favorite is lemongrass.
*By Valenti Bar Soap – a variety of great soaps including unique soaps such as true castile soap made of olive oil and black java soap. Olive oil has tremendous moisturizing properties. I love this soap and have used it on our son since he was a baby. His skin has never been in need of any moisturizers.
*Bar Soap for Coconut Lovers – this soap is made only with coconut oil, which, every time I use it, makes me want to eat it. Because coconut oil in soap produces a lot of rich lather, it is perfect for doing dishes. Here is a video showing how great it works on dishes!
*Bar Soaps by Bubble and Bee: These bar soap look gorgeous!
Sample Skin Care Kit – Again, this is a good way to be introduced to Annmarie’s skin care lineup. For only $10, you wil receive a kit and a $10 coupon. This would make a great “stocking stuffer!”
Badger Body Oil – it is unexpensive and a great moisturizer. I love using it.
*Lip Balms by Valenti Organics – a variety of great flavors.
Bath Herbs – a thoughtful gift for bath lovers to relax the senses and nourish the skin.
Other Holiday Gift Ideas
Journal – if your friend or family member writes a journal or makes to do lists like me, this might be a great gift.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
Stainless Steel Lunch Box – they have different sizes, but this size will work well for a child.
Toy Kitchen Pots and Pans – my son loves playing with these.
*Create a Family Kit – a fun and creative activity for kids.
Tempered Glass Kids Dishware – made in France, won’t leach any questionable chemicals
Holiday Gift Ideas Over $25
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle – If you read my blog regularly, you know that I recommend avoiding plastic, when possible. This is a great unbreakable plastic-free water bottle. My husband uses it. Kleen Kanteen makes a number of different types of lids that you can buy separately so you can use ut as a water bottle or a coffee cup.
Popsicle Molds – We have these plastic-free molds and my son and I love making strawberry popsicles.
*Wool Throw by Coyuchi – I do not own this item but I would love to! It looks like an heirloom piece. The wool comes from sustainably pasture-raised sheep in Canada. I own other items by Coyuchi and I love their products.
*Cozy Slippers by Giesswein – I love these slippers! They are so cozy! They are made with natural wool and have soft natural rubber soles to prevent slippage. The pair I have has worn out (hint, hint!).
Wool Comforter by Holy Lamb Organics – I will be getting this comforter for my son soon. I think he is going to be ready to sleep with a comforter. I like Holy Lamb Organics and have recommended their products on my blog. Everything is hand made in the US.
French Press – most coffee makers have plastic parts, but this french press has no plastic whatsoever. This is a great holiday gift for a coffee lover. It can be used to make teas too. Read my review of it here.
*Plastic-Free Shower Curtain – this shower curtain is made of hemp or cotton. Apparently, you do not need plastic for your shower curtains. I am so curious to try it! Let me know how you like it, please.
*Food Containers – we use these containers and we love them. I love the fact that the amount of plastic is kept to a bare minimum.
Plastic- and Aluminum-Free Rice Cooker – Most rice cookers are made of aluminium so I bought this stainless steel rice cooker. It is simple, inexpensive, and works great.
Naturepedic Mattress – We love Naturepedic mattresses! They are super comfortable, non-toxic, and reasonably priced. We own a crib mattress, a California King size mattress, and recently got a twin-size mattress for my son. Naturepedic crib mattresses are also sold on Amazon. You can read my review of Naturepedic crib mattress here and see a mattress we bought for ourselves here.
Home Goods – Pine Street Natural Interiors, a retail store with lots of great products, including upholstered furniture, bedding, carpeting, rugs, tables, lighting, blinds, and more. You can make purchases online/over the phone, and when you mention my name you receive 5% off on your first purchase. Call Rowena Finegan at 415.331.9323. Two years ago, my husband and I gave each other a present by purchasing a coach from Rowena. Read more about it, here.
Annmarie Gianni skin care – My other favorite skin care line.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
Baby and Kids Sleepware by Castleware – my favorite maker of organic baby and kids sleepware. It is a brand of luxury.
Toy Kitchen – another fun kitchen made by the same company.
PlanetBox Lunch Box – our favorite lunch box that my son takes to preschool.
Other Holiday Gift Ideas
*Amazon Prime One-Year Subscription – 2-day free shipping, free streaming music and movies.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses – I have these and wear them 2-3 hours before I go to bed and I fall asleep and sleep much better.
Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child by Victoria Maizes, MD. To read my review of the book, visit here. A great holiday gift for somebody who is planning to get regnant, or who is pregnant already.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause by Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP: a great present for somebody who is struggling with Hashimoto’s.
The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther: one of my favorite cooking books.
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam: great holiday gift for people on a gluten-free diet. All recipes are EASY and QUICK! It takes no more than 30 minutes to make most recipes.
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I hope you will find items that will inspire you. Let me know if you have other suggestions. A lot of links are affiliate links meaning that if you buy a product by clicking on the links, I will receive small commissions at no cost to you. The commissions will be my holiday bonus! Thank you, in advance! Happy Holidays!
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