It's the holiday season, so whoop-de-do and hickory dock! And don't forget to hang up your sock ‘Cause just exactly at twelve o'clock, he'll be coming down the chimney doooowwwwwwnnnnn.
My tree is all twinkly, my holiday baking is done (as in my Mom does it all), Christmas movies are on repeat (since November), and I am officially in the holiday spirit and ready for giving!
I've been compiling a list of my very favorite gift ideas all year long. Those gifts that have been given to me with genuine joy and love, and other fun items that have struck me as just the most perfect gift ever. Meaningful, thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Here we go!
Healthier Wine from Dry Farm Wines – Last year my BFF sent me a box of Dry Farm Wines and I was in LOVE! That thoughtful gift sent me on a deep exploration of the wine industry and helped me discover why some wines made me feel awful, while others made me feel well… winetastic! Dry Farm Wines are organic, sustainably grown and lower in alcohol. For the holidays go ahead and gift your favorite person in the world a special collection of healthier wine either a holiday selection of bold reds & whites, holiday bubbles (sparkling wine), holiday magnums (double bottles), or a new year's party box. For that super special person you can gift a one-year subscription to Dry Farm Wines!
Nespresso Frother – There are a few kitchen tools that I use every day of my life and this is one of them. This is the BEST gift in the whole wide world, and that is not just hyperbole. The Nespresso frother heats/steams/ and froths any kind of milk. It reheats your coffee when you forgot about it for 3 hours, you can make a superfood mushroom elixir in no time at all, it eliminates the need to microwave your super healthy warm beverages and thus turning them into not so super healthy warm beverages. I love it. Also, it does all of this by pressing one little button. Get one for a loved one and also one for yourself.
Electric Kettle – Also file in the category of kitchen tools I use every day. Why anyone in the world still uses a stove top kettle is a mystery to me. Everyone in my life has jumped on the electric kettle train and I have gifted this more times than I can count.
Better water, actually the BEST water: Berkey Water Filter – This year I received a Big Berkey Water filter and it has legitimately changed my life. It is, without a doubt, the best tasting water I have ever had. It holds a ton of water so you don't have to constantly refill it, and you can basically pour pond scum in and the large charcoal filters will filter out all the yuck and serve you the cleanest, yummiest water ever. You can read all about the specific elements Berkey can filter out here. The best part of this water system – the filters need to be replaced after about 6,000 gallons of water, which conservatively will take around 3 years. For the person that has everything I promise they will LOVE this thoughtful gift!
Adopt an Olive Oil Tree with Nudo– Nudo Olive oil was gifted to me a few years ago and still remains one of the best gifts I've ever received. Nudo Olive Oil company offers an “adopt a tree program”, supporting small-scale, sustainable olive farming in Italy. You will receive a welcome pack with a personalized adoption certificate, then you choose the grove to support and will build a connection with their farmer throughout the year. Finally, and clearly the best part, you will get a delivery of extra virgin olive oil from your own tree during the annual harvest! The olive oil we received during harvest was absolutely outstanding and I was so grateful to our generous gifters (my sister and brother in law) for months and months.
Earth Friendly Meal Prep Gift Basket – Do you want to help support your loved one to develop amazing healthy meal prep habits in the new year? Why not put together a super thoughtful meal prep gift basket! Fill it with glass containers, an old school thermos, a Healthy Human Portable stein and reusable straws (use code: APAPPA10 for 10% off healthy human on Amazon!), reusable utensils, Weck Jars (what I use for jar salads), and a super cute lunch bag, top it off with my “One Month of Real Food Meal Prep” plan and you have just won “gifter” of the year!
Audible Membership – I am a HUGE audible fan, great books are my companion during long dog walks, annoying subway rides, and a million dishwashing sessions. With an audible subscription you get 3 free books a month all year long and trust me I listen to them (Right now I am obsessing over “You are a Badass at Making Money”)
23 and Me DNA and Ancestry Testing – One day I will tell you the story about a friend that found out she had 2 brothers living one town away and another friend that discovered that Bono was her father-in-law all thanks to 23 and Me, well actually I just told you! Ha. But the whole story is pretty unreal. 23 and Me is such a fantastic gift and they are offering 30% off plus free gift wrap for the holidays!
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