It’s that time again: time to get organized and figure out what to give the loved ones on your list. We’ve compiled a list of holiday gift ideas from our favorite sponsors; ones that we’ve personally tested and are excited to recommend (along with some deals!).
Be warned – you might just find something here that’s a good fit for you as well! :) Without further ado, here is our list of Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas for 2017!
The gift that keeps on giving (i.e. growing!)
Back to the Roots’ has a fun line of organic indoor gardening kits for everyone on your list. From mushroom kits, windowsill herb kits, tomato planters or table-top aquaponic ecosystems, these kits are great for teachers to enjoy at home or in their classrooms! So much better than another bag of cookies, don’t you think? ;) I have also gifted these to my kids, and Lisa has as well – her daughter LOVED watching how quickly her mushrooms grew. And what I love is that they are 100% guaranteed to grow – if the product doesn’t grow as described, Back to the Roots will replace it free of charge. Perfect for those of us who weren’t born with a green thumb (raise of hand).
Morrocco Method Dry Shampoo
Full disclosure: I don’t wash my hair every day. No, instead I wash it every-other; pretty much always have. And after many conversations with friends, I’ve realized that I’m not alone. So when I first heard the term “dry shampoo,” I thought – hmm – a bit of an oxymoron, but I’m intrigued. Unfortunately, the conventional version left me disappointed, as the chemical-laden aerosol sprays left me looking more like I was fighting a bad case of the flakes instead of having *clean* hair. Yuck! Then Morrocco Method sent me a bottle of their Dry Shampoo to try.
A holiday gift idea for real foodies
This is a super fun gift for all real foodies.
For anyone wanting a toxin-free home
Started by three women who are super passionate about helping people avoid toxins in their daily lives, Branch Basics is offering a brand new formula that is truly safe and works. Their new concentrate replaces every cleaner in your home: removes grease and food stains, cleans all countertops and floors, washes dishes, makes jewelry sparkle, removes eye makeup and can wash your produce, body and baby. Seriously – I feel like a salesperson for them rattling all of this off, but this is one product that I truly love and use all the time.
Super snacks for real foodies
I can’t think of a holiday that doesn’t include some food gift. I mean, everyone likes to eat, so chances are they’ll use it. A perfect stocking stuffer to add to the mix is from one of my family’s favorite snack companies, Made in Nature. For a limited time, they are offering a Holiday Snack Box which is packed with 5 of their most popular Supersnacks. What I love about Made in Nature is that their products are just that – made in nature and void of other fillers/nonsense ingredients. Who has time for that?! These are perfect for stockings, super to gift to the postal service person, dog walker or teacher, and also so good for those busy shopping days when you’re out and about longer than planned. Stash them in your bag for a healthy pick-me-up. Here’s what’s included in the pack:
- Cranberry Pistachio Figgy Pops, 4.2 oz
- Mocha Almond Nut Butter Filled Figgy Pops, 3.8 oz
- Italian Espresso Coconut Chips, 3 oz (looooove these)
- Dried Mangoes, 3 oz (my kids will fight over these)
- Maple Balsamic Nut Fusions, 4 oz
>> Our gift to you: use code “holiday” at checkout to get free shipping on the Holiday Snack Box
For the foodie who has everything
For the person who believes that cinnamon is the spice of life or the one who has not yet tasted freshly ground cinnamon, which makes SUCH a difference in taste, we have just the thing. A beautifully designed cinnamon grater made in the UK combined with fresh cinnamon sticks (Ceylon cinnamon and Saigon cinnamon, both harvested in 2017) make a uniquely wonderful gift that the recipient will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Over the last few years, I’ve become a fan of a slightly different approach to gifting, but one that I’m extremely fond of: the gift of experiences, and in this case, the gift of travel. With 4 kids, I’m sure that you can appreciate the fact that we have more puzzles, coloring books, art supplies, toy cars and balls than needed since each child has been fortunate enough to get one or another at various times. I’ve also realized that what we value so much more is time together … so why not give a gift to bring everyone together?
What are your holiday gift ideas for this season? Please share with us in the comments!