We are a bit against the grain when it comes to Christmas; it’s not a big deal in our house simply because my husband doesn’t celebrate it. But I know from first hand experience that Christmas can be a stressful time; one of endless preparations and shopping. On the one hand I’m grateful that I get to avoid the consumerist chaos that descends at this time of year, on the other hand I cannot help but love the lights, the atmosphere and the time spent with loved ones. And oh my the food! And the port – I love port! It’s a time to show love to the people in your life, so I thought I’d share some gift ideas of mine. These are some of my favourite items that I own and love to give to others as gifts – all of them have a theme of wellness, because what’s better than a gift of wellness for your loved ones? They’re a bit unconventional, but then so am I!
Do remember that family is the most important thing, so try not to feel the pressure and overspend too much. And do everything online!!!
FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO WANTS TO GET FIT:
This is the whole package – a year’s fitness, meal plans, peer support, amazing community, exclusive access to my Fit Sister Squad, c
heck-ins and me as your coach. Yes I may be slightly biased, but THIS has seriously transformed my energy and my life. It’s amazing.
FOR THE AMBITIOUS WOMAN NEEDING SELF-BELIEF AND A POSITIVE VIBE:
Another alternative is an audible subscription; a great way to give audio books and it comes with a 30 or 90 day free trial too. Bargain.
FOR THE WOMAN WHO LOVES READING UP ON NUTRITION:
The Ethical Carnivore – this one is next on my reading list,
or The Case Against Sugar which is what I’m reading right now; so interesting.
FOR THE NON TOXIC EVERYTHING WOMAN:
This is an investment, but it’s an amazing one. The Berkey Water Filter is not cheap but it IS economical since the filters last so long. We have the Big Berkey (which we LOVE) and the filters last 12 years! This is the best water filter on the market right now for removing chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, fluoride and much more. It will even filter pond water and make it safe to drink. And the water tastes really good. I even use it for cooking.
FOR THE ACTIVE WOMAN WHO CARES ABOUT THE PLANET:
The Lifefactory Glass Bottle with Active Flipcap 650ml (£29) is perfect. Of all the reusable bottles I’ve tried – this is my favourite for carrying plain water. Unlike vacuum flasks, because this is made of glass it leaves no metallic taste in your water. Also, the silicone cover was even enough to keep the bottle safe in my 3 year old’s lunchbox when she used to go to nursery (she has the 350ml one £20).
If you want to keep your drinks hot, social media is abuzz with these S’well flasks (£34.99). They’re essentially a pretty version of a stainless steel vacuum flask and will keep drinks ice cold or piping hot for 12 hours. Simple Modern have an almost identical one for half the price (£12.99) as do SHO (£16.99). My husband uses his daily for work and loves it.
FOR THE BODY CONSCIOUS WOMAN WHO’S NOT AFRAID TO TALK PERIODS:
The Lunette Menstrual Cup (£23) is a reusable alternative to tampons that avoids both the exposure to many nasty chemicals in the most absorbent part of your body and avoids the waste. Not to mention never running out of tampons again.
AND FOR THE WOMAN WHO LOVES A MASSAGE BUT CAN’T GET ONE OFTEN ENOUGH:
These Massage Balls (£13) are fantastic at getting knots out. Hands down one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. I use them at least weekly and are great for anyone who can’t get out to a massage therapist (mums) or it’s not in their budget.