Holiday Gift Guide 2020

This year flew by fast despite and maybe because of everything that went down in 2020. I had very different expectations how the end of the year would look like but have learned to let go of things I have no control over. Whatever will be will be. And so it is. Anyways, back to gift giving. I’ve made multiple gift guides over the years and always try to pick products that have a mission behind them whether it is a minority owned small business, company that gives back or their core value is sustainability. Here are few ideas for this year.

Jade Yoga Mat (the best!)

Jade is said to be the best yoga mat by many, especially yoga teachers love it, and most yoga studios that I have frequented uses them exclusively. One important factor when comparing mats is how well the mat supports you because you don’t want your hands to slip while holding down dog (especially at hot yoga where you sweat a ton). Jade definitely wins in the grip department because I don’t even have to pull out my Yogitoes when using Jade.

Also very important: Jade mats are made sustainably with natural rubber tapped from rubber trees, a renewable resource that contains no PVC, EVA, or other synthetic rubber.

Donate to causes close to their heart

Non-material gifts are a great idea and even better when you support a cause close to the receivers heart. Make a donation to an organization under their name. My co-workers donated to our local animal shelter for my birthday one year and it was such a nice surprise.

P.S If you want to give me a gift these are some of the organizations I love: Cat Town, Alameda Animal Shelter, Humane Society Legislative Fund or Oakland Animal Services.

Essential oils Membership

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. For an entire year they’ll get access to wholesale priced (-25%) essential oils (+ beauty and household products like laundry detergent, hand soap, cleaning products) as well as a supportive online community to help you get the best out of your oils. DoTerra’s Healing Hands Foundation empowers people around the world to make a positive impact.

P.S. If you pick any of the enrollment kits the membership is free! Contact me for help with any order.

Passion Planner

I’ve used this planner for a few years now and if you’re like me and love keeping your life organized by writing lists and priorities down, Passion Planner is the way to go. It is a female founded small business that gives back so there’s another good reason to support them.

Pretty Superfoods

Superfoods have been a part of my life forever (if you count all the wild blueberries I ate straight from the forest as a child). Nowadays there’s such a huge variety and you can buy superfood powders everywhere. So once again, support small businesses. Sophie runs Philosophie from L.A., is a mom of 3 and has the cutest branding.

Berkey Water Filter

Because what’s more important than clean drinking water? Put your health first. It’s worth it.

Thrive Market Membership

A subscription to Thrive Market means discounts on the best of healthy foods, natural cosmetics, and household brands, delivered right to your door. I get many of my pantry goods from them and when they have sales I seriously stock up on things. I always get my liquid iron+herbs from them.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition Course

If you have someone in your life that’s into holistic, healthy, happy living, this is the best gift you can give them. IIN is like a whole life school in a year. You’ll learn so much about health and wellness, cooking, relationships, psychology and what the heck you should eat + all essential life skills, even if you didn’t want to quit your job in the end and become a health coach. Contact me for any questions or scholarship requests. Check out the Curriculum Guide here, attend a webinar here or check out a sample class here.

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