Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones can be a challenge. Especially if you’ve put off your holiday shopping until now.
Because we celebrate Chanukah it seems like we have far less pressure during the holiday season –though that could simply be the mindset I undertake during the holidays when I try to block out everything I can. Feel free to call me Scrooge, as an HSP, I’m simply trying to make it through this over-stimulating time of year.
Here are some of my favorite things. I did a quick search of my home to look for simple items that add value to everyday life and help conserve time, money and environmental resources.
Here you go:
- Metal Bento Box
I love packing the boys lunches in this simple box. Its design is appealing and using it saves paper bags. No expensive, toxic plastic either.
- Stainless Steel Snack Containers
Another winner when it come to packing school lunches. I put pieces of fresh or dried fruit in these.
- Kill it All Essential Oil
Coming down with something? This oil (based on the Thieves blend from YEO) is my favorite for killing colds when it comes to the holidays –your friends will like it too. To use, I put it in a pot of boiling water and inhale.
- The Paleo Solution
My new favorite book. Enough said.
- apple slicer
A great way to make quick work of apples.
My favorite mugs. Have had ’em in my house since I discovered this artist 20 years ago in a gallery in my hometown Davis, California.
- Mulling Spices –Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary
Make your own, or purchase them from Rebecca if you need a quick gift.
- Cookie Mix in a jar
Perfect gift for your newly gluten free friends.
- Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour
My latest tome of gluten free recipes –$10 from amazon. Just sayin’.
What are you giving as holiday gifts this year? Do you have ideas you’d like to share? What is at the top of your gluten-free, eco-friendly wish list for the holidays?
And by the way, did you boycott Black Friday? Or did you occupy your local mall? Has anyone else noticed that Occupy Wall Street has morphed into Occupy Walmart during this holiday season? Enough with the pepper spray already people!