15 Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas
(or How to Save Yourself (and Your Friends) the Angst
Are you stuck for healthy Christmas gift ideas, and want to give something unique and thoughtful to a friend, colleague or family member? I wrote about this last year, and now it’s time for the 2017 version.
There’s that person who’s been ‘trying to be good’ for the past few months and despite the challenges, she’s getting on top of things with her health, eating and weight.
But you know she’s not so good at looking after herself, and you’d love to help her find more time for herself….and to help her treat herself in a healthier way.
This Christmas, you really want to find something heartfelt and unique…but yoga pants, a salad bowl or a basket of chocolate doesn’t quite feel right.
I’m here to help you solve the present-crisis, and at the same time, avoid the hassle and haggle of hot and hectic shopping centres.
You can buy these gifts (or vouchers) online – and know that you are supporting ethical, local businesses at the same time.
Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that your authentic, empathetic friend will truly love.
Got other great healthy gift ideas? Share them in the comments below.
1. Self Care
What’s hard to get, but essential for your well-being? Self care. Massage oil helps you support the busy woman you know who simply can’t make time for herself.
Young Living’s Relaxation™ Massage Oil promotes tranquility and eases tension to restore vitality.
This formula blends specially selected vegetable oils with soothing essential oils such as Lavender, Tangerine, Coriander and Spearmint for maximum stress relief. ESSENTIAL OILS: Tangerine, Peppermint, Lavender, Spearmint, Ylang Ylang, Coriander, Bergamot, Geranium
We are all beautiful on the inside and a hard-working woman who nurtures others, deserves a good pampering.
This voucher and pamper pack is a luxurious gift to spoil the incredible woman you admire and value.
You can see the range here and buy online, or contact Maha on 0405 213 720 to order.
A massage is the ideal gift for someone who needs to work out the kinks and pains in a beautiful, natural environment.
Amy Booker gives an incredible massage, either alone or with cupping.
4. Relax and Feel Calm
Most of us struggle with stress. But some people seem to always be on the run, and giving their all.
Young Living’s Stress Away roll on is for the busy woman who could use a little boost to help her stay calm, focused and relaxed. She wants a natural solution to combat stresses that creep into everyday life.
With an aroma that is the perfect blend of tropical and citrus, Stress Away is uniquely relaxing and comforting. Contains ESSENTIAL OILS: Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla**, Ocotea, Lavender
5. Natural Pain Relief and Deep Sleep
Is your friend pregnant or does she have a baby, and finds herself struggling with sleep or pain?
Annora Longhurst from Perth has developed a beautiful cream called Permamamma.
It’s a delicately scented magnesium cream, for restful sleep and gentle relief from pain. The original, with lavender, is good for pregnant ladies and babies.
What a really lovely idea and the perfect gift for a mum and bub.
Apply Permamamma magnesium cream as you would a moisturiser, avoiding broken skin.
6. Inner Health
Busy ladies often have trouble with gut health and immune function….but have you noticed that they just tend to press on, regardless?
Help her slow down and get her gut sorted out.
These Australian-made superfoods are certified organic and contain the highest quality verified organic plant bacteria and combined with the power of pre-biotics and organic wholefood nutrition into one powerful fermented powder, giving you the convenience of a probiotic and multivitamin combined.
7. A Calming Cuppa
Chai tea is becoming all the rage – and Rooibos tea (an African word meaning ‘red bush’ – pronounced roy-boss) is a refreshing and delicious tea. Perfect for the afternoon or evening time out – caffeine free.
This little company is run off grid, using fair trade and organic sources where possible. They sells a range of chai products including latest additions – tumeric chai, and raw cacao chai. YUM!
The have some awesome tea wands and infusers which make great gifts for the woman who needs to relax and unwind.
8. Bespoke Botanical Perfume
Want to help your friend find her feminine essence?
Estelle’s Haven creates hand-made perfume – lightly scented – subtle, natural and discreet.
Her wish is to wrap you into a wholesome fragrance that will transport you, reconnect you to your true self and support you emotionally and spiritually.
Each scent is designed with a particular intention and infused with crystals matching this intention.
Find your matching scent here, or Estelle can craft a bespoke perfume.
9. Amazing Affirmations CD
Here’s a whole new way of doing affirmations that make personal development fun!
I absolutely love this idea.
Judi Cranston has developed an amazing and unique product – a CD of affirmations through song.
This is such a wonderful and inspiring gift for the creative lady, music lover or woman who wants and needs more fun and positivity in her life.
10. Jewelry For The Soul
Is your friend is a connected soul who is inspired by nature, ethical business and the beauty of jewelry?
Shambhala House in Queensland is small business that sources ethical products from community-minded businesses and talented artists in Australia and Indonesia.
Their Yin Jewelry For The Soul is designed to nourish the soul. More than 100 different pendants, earrings, rings and bracelets are available in silver and brass.
A gift from Yin supports Bumi Sehat (a free birthing clinic), Pelangi School scholarship program, and Kerobokan Jail silver-smithing daily program….and the female silversmiths whose valuable work is paid fairly.
11. Greens for Vitality
Here’s a healthy Christmas gift idea to suit every “body”.
Greens are a great addition to any eating program to support liver and digestive health.
Leeanne Manariti of Nutrimetics Australia says this product makes her feel healthy on the inside and outside.
Greens are an easy addition to smoothies and shakes.
12. Axilla – 100% Natural Armpits
Wow I love Black Chicken products – I tried Axilla deodorant paste recently on my never ending quest for the perfect non-aluminium, chemical free deodorant.
This gift is perfect for the body-conscious, chemical free lady in your life.
Maybe she has sinus issues, or struggles with skin irritations….or she just loves natural products.
Axilla was developed by the founder of Black Chicken Remedies, Chey Birch.
13. Emotional Healing Mists
Some ladies need a way to feel rejuvenated and calm.
Marney Perna is a Kinesiologist who has created a range of uniquely blended vibrational mists to keep you calm and centred.
14. The Flower Alchemist
Does your friend enjoy divine guidance?
Megan Fisher has just the thing.
She makes personal space mister sprays from channeled flower, dream and crystal essences and essential oils.
Simply pick a number between 1-13 and the Law of Attraction will do the rest.
15. Culture: Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.
This shop sells jewellery, sculptures, baskets and giftware made by over 400 Aboriginal woman from 26 remote communities.
Chief Inspiration CoachI’m a quirky scientist and a Health and Wellness Coach who helps 35+ women to understand and eat right for their body type.