The holidays are upon us once again and with it, the stress of gift giving. I am a bit of a minimalist and as such, shy away from the “over-gifting” frenzy that sets in around this time. Instead, I prefer to give my loved ones one or two well-thought out gifts that they need and will truly enjoy but might not purchase for themselves.
Today I am sharing my top 5 affordable gifts to give this holiday season.
#1. The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot: 80 Inspiring, Gluten-Free Recipes Made Easier, Faster and More Nutritious in Your Multi-Function Cooker
This is THE book if you are a real foodie, gluten free, and in love with your Instant Pot. Know anyone like that? I wrote an entire post about why I adore this book so be sure to read it here. But in a nutshell, the author, Emily, pulls out all the stops and provides you with 80 incredible recipes that will not only make feeding your family easier and more affordable but it will save you gobs and gobs of time. Grab your gifting copy of The Art Of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot here. Want to splurge and gift someone with an Instant Pot. This is the one I use and love.
#2. Mushroom Coffee and/or Mushroom Tea
I am HOOKED on this delicious energy providing, immune boosting goodness. I'm the person that get the jitters and crashes hard after a mere sip of coffee. But no more. Four Sigmatic Mushroom coffees are out of this world and I have zero issues after drinking them. Awesome right? The rich taste of the coffee you love (and yes, it tastes just like regular old coffee) plus super duper health boosting goodness.
This company is more than just mushroom coffees. They have mushroom teas that are divine, mushroom hot chocolate (super yum and kid-approved), and mushroom elixirs. The prices are affordable and the health benefits are priceless.
#3. Hemp Oil Salve
I know, I know…Hemp Oil salve…an unlikely gift right? However, you would be surprised just how excited people get over it.
The Kannaway Salve is specially formulated to protect the skin from aging, roughness and environmental effects. By calming and hydrating your skin, this product will help your skin look and feel younger and more vibrant. Using proprietary formulations that were passed down through generations of master herbalists, the key ingredients found in Defined products are more than just a combination of herbal extracts.
• Unique herbal ingredients provide safe and natural comfort after strenuous activities
• The lightly scented herbal formula is perfect for very dry or rough skin. Rich but non-greasy, absorbs quickly and will leave your skin feeling great
• Sustainable Hemp Oil and herbal anti-oxidants will assist in providing a youthful appearance
This salve really is awesome! I have used it on a couple of old scars and see a noticeable difference in their appearance which leads me to believe that this salve goes deep to heal. I also notice that it helps to heal minor cuts and scrapes in record time.
This hemp salve makes a really nice stocking stuffer for all ages!
#4 Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
I never thought that my second most favorite kitchen gadget would be a tea kettle but indeed it is. I use it at least twice per day. This awesome tea kettle has made it two years and looks brand new. It took me a good decade to find a tea kettle I love but this is it!
Last but not least I bring you…. toothpaste! But not just any toothpaste. Earthpaste!
My dentist has been in practice for over 30 years. He says that my daughter and I have the healthiest, cleanest teeth he has ever laid eyes on! It's not genetics…trust me on that. It really is our natural toothpaste choice. I have used Earthpaste for about 7 years and every year it seems like me teeth get stronger and healthier. Kids love it because it is safe to “eat” and adults can feel good that they aren't putting chemicals in their mouths. So gift some Earthpaste to your family and friends!