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If you’re like me, you know how overwhelming it can be to get work done, prep for friends and family, decorate the home, try to bake all-the-things, and shop for gifts for loved ones. If that’s you, I got ya! I’ve carefully curated this wellness gift guide based on products I’ve actually purchased and gifted. These were all selected with a nod to hormone health and wellness. When I shop for wellness gifts, I like to select ones that I know will benefit our overall wellbeing, the environment, or our mental health in some way, which means these are either nourishing and healing, hormone healthy, or as toxin and chemical free as possible.

It’s a mission I started many years ago that I’m now sharing with ladies (and gents) just like you. I’ve also thrown a few gift ideas in here that are just plain fun.  I hope this reduces some holiday stress along the way. I carefully select the brands and products that I want to work with and I don’t receive affiliate credit or kick backs for most of these. That’s another way you know that I truly love them because I don’t have to give them a mention 🙂 I’m a big fan of shopping small and/or local, so don’t forget to support small businesses as much as you support the larger vendors. If you’d like to receive more practical gift ideas and hormone healthy tips and recipes going forward, make sure you subscribe to my monthly newsletter.

If you end up purchasing any of these, be sure to tag @wellandgreat on Instagram and let me know what you think!

2023 mini wellness gift guide

For the foodies:

Number Organic Tea Advent Calendar – My mom and sisters receive one of these every year. Such a great, cozy, and comforting way to count down to Christmas, without filling your body with junk!

Organic Bread of Heaven – Pies, cakes, cookies, dinner rolls – a really great gift for anyone short on baking time. They ship nationwide and their Apple Pie is award winning.

Organic Bamboo cutting boards – One study shows that plastic cutting boards release 15mg of microplastics daily (that’s almost the equivalent of 10 plastic credit cards a year that may end up in your food + body!). These boards won’t have that problem.

Anchor Hocking Glass Mixing Bowls – A must for every cook or yourself, in an effort to get as much plastic out of our lives as we can. These are very durable too.

Barukas – If you’re going to nourish with a handful of nuts, you might as well grab the most nutrient dense ones on earth! Love their chocolate covered ones and nut butter as well!

Sakara Granola – Their holiday granola is on point! So much better than anything you’ll find in stores. You can use code XOVARSHA for a special discount here, because they are pricey.

Hu Kitchen chocolate – My fave and the only chocolate I’ll bake with. Never a bad idea to get in all the magnesium right before period time – amirite?

Pique – Functional teas and drink mixes. Something for everyone, screened for mold and toxins, and the very best quality (you’ll notice this in how deeply green their matcha is).

Cole & Mason Salt & Pepper Grinder – Have and love. Worth the splurge for the cook in your life.

360 Stainless Steel Bakeware – Because it’s SO hard to find non-toxic bakeware that lasts. Worth the investment.

 

For the ladies (and gents):

Boll & Branch Bedding – So very soft and organic cotton. These have held up wash after wash, so we now have them on all our beds.

Rooted Beauty Hydrating Hand Cream– The best everyday hand cream I’ve been able to find. Smells amazing and formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, phtalates, etc.

Wildling Facia Gua Sha Starter Set– If you haven’t done gua sha before, we need to chat! This is my favorite set. Helps with lymphatic drainage and makes your skin glow. Great for all faces.

Alosoft High Waist 7/8 Legging – My favorite workout legging! Super soft & comfy. Great for stretching, biking, yoga, strength, lounging, and more.

Modern Fertility Hormone Test – I know this seems like an oddball gift, but if you’re interested in learning more about your hormones, this is a great place to start.

Energy Muse Selenite Crystals – Great gifts to unblock any stuck or stagnant energy and keep positive energy flowing, even for your non-woo woo friends 🙂

Primally Pure non-toxic candles – I love this brand! Their candles are made from a combination of bees wax and coconut wax and won’t pollute the air in your home like other candles will.

Blissy Silk Pillowcases – Soft and really great for your hair + skin!

Hatch Restore– Have and love. If you’ve worked with me, you know how much I talk about how sleep affects hormone health. This is a great way to get more zzzs in and wake up refreshed.

Lumebox Pro– I love using Red Light therapy for reducing inflammation, athletic recovery, and skin health. Worth the investment, but let me know if you have questions about how it works!

Simplified Planner- I’m both a Google calendar and pen-and-paper kinda gal. This planner comes with me everywhere and helps me do all-the-things. I even use it to track my period.

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum – Worth the price, really. It’s the only thing I use on my face on most nights! Just an outstanding face oil that’s perfectly balanced. Smells amazing, organic, chemical, and toxin-free. It’s really an all-in-one-wonder serum.

Veja sneakers – There’s a reason everyone loves these. They’re SO comfy and stylish and go with everything. I want them all.

 

For the littles:

Tiny Earth Toys – A great way to gift eco-friendly toys and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Local startup we know + love.

Wooden Baby Gym – For the smallest peanuts: a chemical and earth-friendly way to play.

Honest Beauty Gift Set– Diapers, self-care products, baby body wash & shampoo, etc. Our boys have used these since they were born and I still love this chemical-free and eczema friendly brand.

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza – The most hilarious and easy-to-learn game and a great stocking stuffer. Our friends in San Diego introduced us to this when we visited and I’ve been laughing about this game ever since.

Primary Fleece Lined Slipper Socks– These are AMAZINGLY SOFT, don’t slip, and my boys wear them every single day (even though it’s still like 60 degrees out lol!). All of Primary’s clothes are great.

Hanna Andersson pjs– Couldn’t leave these out, of course. Organic cotton and super comfy. On sale already at 40% off.

Custom hand painted pet ornament – SO beautiful and a really special gift for our furry friends.

Wooden kids knife– Use these with your new bamboo cutting boards! Eco-friendly and non-toxic kids’ knife for eager-to-help littles.

 

 

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