GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Giving the perfect gift is easier than you think … if you think about it.
Check out the idea starters below. Most of these items are available at the physical retailers.
Gift healthy snacking to the camper on your list. No oils, no additives when they choose the Coleman Popcorn Popper. They might even be able to use it over the fireplace. Includes a safety handle.
$14 was $19 Target (Available at Amazon & Walmart also)
The cook, first time on their own, busy professional, healthy eater… so many gift recipients that will love the Wok Gift Set for quick healthy meals. 13-piece set, non-stick – complete with serving bowls! Great housewarming gift, too.
$20 Target (Wok sets also at Crate & Barrel, Walmart, Amazon)
No more food waste, just added versatility with the Hamilton Beach 5-Tray Food Dehydrator. They’ll dry their own herbs, make jerky, banana Chip’s, fruit roll-ups, all kinds of fruit and vegetables and… possibilities limited to foods they want to preserve to enjoy or rehydrate. Includes fine mesh and a solid sheet.
$60 Best Buy (will price match) (Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Fry’s)
This ScoutMob Ginger Sampler introduces your recipient to the power of ginger. Or, if they already love it, they will thank you.
Are they considering joining, or already in, the ‘tea party’? Gift this Traditional Glass Teapot with roomy filter. Heat resistant. Great for loose or blossoming tea. Free tea included
$23 was $29 enjoying tea.com
The Float Tea Infuser makes it easy for your recipient to transition to healthy loose tea. The included stand also catches drips. A canister or box of loose tea would be a great compliment with this gift.
$6.48 was $12.95 Teavana, $6.48 plus shipping Amazon, $12.49 Walmart
Are they curious about the health benefits of the much-touted kombucha? (You know: the one good for the gut, loaded with probiotics, antioxidants, organic acids, amino acids and active enzymes) Or, maybe they’re already into it. Either way, one of these gifts might make them happy.
Love Kombucha : Make Your Own Naturally Healthy Drinks – the book to guide or augment your recipient.
Gift the Kombucha Starter Culture and save them money. Per the product they can grow this for $2 or less per gallon.
You buy above alone, or bundle with the cover, jar and other necessities – or gift one of the kits below.
They’ll also save money (costs a few cents per bottle) with the Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit, and have everything they need from start to finish. Includes tea and sugar for the first batch, 1-gallon glass brewing jar, redeemable code for fresh organic culture, and accessories and instructions.
Flavored Kombucha Brooklyn Kit Includes proprietary tea blend, sugar, SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), liquid starter, certified glass fermenting jar with organic cotton cover and thermometer. Original SCOBY makes 3 batches, but this kit’s SCOBY forms a new SCOBY each time they brew. Bonus: Savings & recipient can share new ones to get someone else started.
Remember: to find the best price and/or all retailers for a product:
Use shopping comparison tools, like bizrate, Shopzilla. Check out the top shopping comparison sites here and here
Or, Google the gift choice, then click “Shopping” tab.
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For the exercise devotee or manual labor recipient, gift sore muscle relief with the HoMedics Dual Node Massager. Offers dual pivoting heads, ergonomic handle and 3 custom massage heads.
(Available Brookstone, Walmart, Target)
These CHURCH BELL WINDCHIMES might bring much needed serenity & beauty to offset hectic days. Made in USA.
$19 American Gifts and More
A good night’s sleep/relaxation is important, especially after the hectic holidays… and playing host. The HoMedics Sound Spa Relaxation Machine soothes with sounds of rain, ocean, brook, summer night, thunder, and white noise. It’s portable with an auto off timer.
(Available Macy’s, Amazon, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart)
Gift recipients into, or thinking about, health might enjoy one of these 15 books listed here.
Such as Soulmate Food Fitness Gourmet, which focuses on achieving peak performance at any level; Get the Glow with recipes that heal your gut and nourish you from the inside out.
Browse our Christmas/holiday posts for more gift ideas, like:
And our older posts with even more gift ideas, like:
We hope you find the perfect gift; or at least get some perfect ideas for your gift recipient. Know your gift recipient, or their needs, and you cannot go wrong.
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