I like giving gifts far more than I like receiving them. It’s so fun to try to figure out the perfect thing for people, to anticipate their reaction and see their faces – whereas, when you’re on the receiving end, you’re the one making the faces (and I never know what face to make, or what to say – whether I genuinely love a present or dislike it, it always seems to be a big smile and “Thanks so much! I love it!”). I had a ton of fun putting together this healthy holiday gift guide: these are all Sprouted Routes approved goodies, from kitchen ware to skin care, in a wide-range of prices. I hope this helps you find the perfect present for the people you love!
A mint and gold tea mug with a matching infuser, $23, to make the wonderful ritual of tea even more special (plus, unlike most mugs, it’s actually big enough to hold more than a few sips!)
A subscription to online yoga classes, $18/month, to give the gift that keeps on giving – unlimited access to over 3000 classes ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours (my aunt gives me this every year for my birthday, and it’s 100% my most well-used present, and I think of her every time I do a class).
The ultimate in non-toxic skin care, $55, this starter kit makes skin glow and smells amazing – you feel like you’re in a spa every time you use it. It’s also perfectly sized for travel, making it a great one for jetsetting folks in your life.
An artisanal monthly food box, $20/month, or as I like to call it, “what foodies dream about.”
Empathy in book form, $17, this book of photos and accompanying snippets that induce laughter, tears, anger and more is pure nourishment for the soul.
Organic clay masks for every skin type, $18, for girly get-togethers or solo nights where you just want to feel pampered. I’m partial to the green – it’s lavender scent sinks me even deeper into the calm waters of relaxation.
The salt that all the foodies obsess over, $6, is actually that good. Now, the perfect flakes come in a tiny travel tin so your food snob friends and family will never need be without.
A mini donut mold, $13, to make all the healthy donuts.
A gold rimmed bowl, $31, to make even casual popcorn snacks look food-blog worthy and feel extra special.
A candle that smells like the California coast, $38 – and that, unlike most candles, uses only organic essential oils and safe, clean burning ingredients.
An all-natural highlight and contour set, $77, to show that organic makeup can be sheer luxury (and because unlike lipstick, foundation and the rest, these can be used by all skin types and tones!)
Chili-infused honey, $19, because a drizzle of it makes everything from pizza to salad to roasted nuts to apple slices taste unbelievable.
A water kefir starter kit, $23, to make homemade probiotic drinks that taste like soda (a great transition gift for a soda lover trying to live a healthier lifestyle – it’s super easy too).