Just in case you need some ideas for your own Christmas list or gifts for someone else, here are goodies you might want to consider. I covered all different price ranges!
- I don't get out to run as consistently as I should, but I am due for a new pair of Running Shoes. I saw some cute hot pink ones that I almost ordered for myself (Kent and the kids would wrap it up for me, ha!), but thankfully saw before it was too late that they were part of the pink ribbon breast cancer scam. (Scroll down through these posts to read more of my politically incorrect thoughts on breast cancer.)
- I also desperately want one of these big dogs, but can't afford it at the moment. 🙁
- This would make a great little gift basket for coffee lovers who want to make one cup at a time without the plastic toxins like in the Keurig machines:
- A pour-over ceramic one-cup coffee maker… (We use it with our hot water dispenser but a teapot works good, too.)
- Along with these unbleached filters OR these reusable cloth filters.
- And then for *really* dreamy coffee – also give them a cream frother!
- (Have you seen these posts? A cup of coffee without the plastic toxins please! And this one about redeeming my morning coffee.)
- Or just get them one of these stainless steel percolators that make really good-tasting coffee.
- Not into coffee? Try some coffee replacements that are good for you.
- Know someone into holistic remedies? This would be the perfect book: Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies.
- Has someone you love been dropping hints about a Bosch kitchen mixer or a new grain mill? I use both of mine a TON. (Read more about the Bosch here or the grain mill I use here.)
- Or maybe they've been pestering you about this, my beloved hugemongo stainless steel frying pan. We have the 16″, but they also have a 12″. (Read more about why I love it and why to avoid Teflon!)
- Organic Lollipops – for Santa's helpers to put in stockings? Or my kids LOVE these candy bars!
- Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes – I saw that a lot of you ordered this recently and I'm not sure about it, mainly because I can't believe that enough food to feed my family of 6 would fit in a jar! This sure sounds appealing though, doesn't it: It’s as quick and easy as preparing a box of mac and cheese—but it’s not store-bought junk, it’s your favorite dishes made from scratch. With Meals in a Jar and a little planning, you’ll have your pantry stocked with healthy, delicious ready-to-cook meals. Not only are the recipes in this book perfect for carry-along camping fare, rushed weeknight dinners and meals for Dad (or even a teenager) to prepare, they can also be life-savers in times of disasters like fires, blackouts or hurricanes.
- This has been popular around here lately: a Himalayan light and natural air purifier. (We needed this when we couldn't get the turkey smell out of here until a couple of days after Thanksgiving!!)
- An ice cream maker for ice cream lovers! (Here's my homemade ice cream recipe.)
- Now I'll share a few books that are popular around here:
- Simply Salads by Season
- What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on the GAPS Introduction Diet
- Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia
- Nourishing Traditions (If you don't have this yet, you really need a copy.)
- Say Good Night to Insomnia
- Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat written by the sweetest guy EVER, my friend, Stanley Fishman.
- Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners: Guide to Immunization Risks and Protection – read all of my posts on vaccines and how we came to our decisions.
- Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life – Did you see my post on this one? Paleo Proponent Chris Kresser: “Dairy and Certain Grains OK for Some – Paleo is a Starting Point, Not a Destination”.
- What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty – I haven't read this one yet but need to as the symptoms are starting! Or would this next one be better…
- I'm Too Young for This by Suzanne Somers.
- The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will
- Jimmy's new book: Cholesterol Clarity – What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?!
- The Healthy Lunch Box: Sandwich-free Secrets to Packing a Real Food Lunch
Here is another sweet that is a great stocking stuffer:
RAW and Organic White Himalayan Honey, covered with Organics Unsweetened Mint Chocolate Shell. Now we are using a Organic Rich Italian, Slow roast Dark Chocolate New safer packaging Gluten Free, Dairy Free Sweetened ONLY with 100 Percent raw organic honey. Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Wheat Free
My kids love these…just organic honey, unsweetened organic chocolate and peppermint oil.
Great idea about the treadmill desk set-up. I’m going to order a bicycle wheel exerciser for $20 to $30 on Amazon so I can pedal while I sit at my computer.
Amazon has some really bad reviews for the multiple cup ceramic pour over coffee maker.
I would like one of those, but there seems to be a lot of confusion about what country they are made in and the quality of the glaze etc.
Are you talking about a *multiple* cup pour-over coffee maker or the *one* cup pour over that I linked to above? Just curious because I see mostly good reviews for the one we have and I really like it, too. 🙂
I was looking at the multiple one for 6-8 cups….
I just bought Practical Paleo and the Paleo Manifesto (this one had a chapter on hygiene of ancient Hebrews which interested me). Jimmy Moore interviewed these authors and I bought them with a Black Friday coupon from Jimmy’s email. I really should not buy myself things before Xmas.