This Healthy Holiday Gift Guide is basically a collection of things that I already own and love or that I will give away to family and friends this Christmas. I have always loved holiday gift guides, so I thought, why not make my own this year? Of course most of the things are kitchen related, but being a girl also means that I love fashion and beauty, so I’ve piled up my favorites in this guide as well. I really hope you’ll find something cool and unexpected or maybe even something you haven’t heard of before. Happy Holiday Shopping!
1. Magimix food processor | 2. water kettle | 3. marble cutting board| 4. Vitamix high speed blender | 5. Coffee or Tea Mug | 6. small bowls | 7. large bowl | 8. spiralizer | 9. Oh She Glows Every Day Cookbook | 10. dutch oven | 11. Deliciously Ella Cookbook | 12. tea pot| 13. Green Kitchen Stories Kochbuch | 14. letter mugs | 15. mortar
Just like every year, I love giving cookbooks to family members and friends that I know will appreciate another beautiful cookbook. My all-time favorites are the Green Kitchen Stories cookbook as well as Deliciously Ella’s book, because both are just beautiful.
I cannot stress it often enough, but having the right kitchen tools makes cooking so much easier. Now I know that the ones I picked here are in the top price segment, but I believe that in this field you really get what you pay for. I have assembled a list of different options in this article about food processors and blenders if you want some cheaper options.
Do you know what I love about my generation? We are not expected to have a matching set of 24 plates and bowls anymore. Mixing and matching is so much more fun, don’t you think? However, I do appreciate my 8-piece plate set by Broste Copenhagen, which we will set this year’s Christmas table with. I love the danish company’s timeless design, and I could not recommend their products more.
Ever since I posted my letter mug on Instagram, I have been getting tons of questions on where to find it. It’s from my favorite brand Anthropologie and they ship both to most countries worldwide.
1. Hunter Boots | 2. Yoga-Mat | 3. Neil’s Yard Body Lotion | 4. Cluse Watch | 5. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate | 6. La Bruket organic soap | 7. Smith’s lip balm | 8. Lavera moisturizing body lotion | 9. Madewell Blouse | 10. silk pillow case | 11. OZN nail polish | 12. Alex & Ani arrow ring | 13. Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo
If you live in a rather wet and cold area like me, rain boots are mandatory. I am a big fan of timeless style, so Hunter boots are still one of my favorites when it comes to rain boots.
One piece that I especially love this year is my Cluse watch. This Amsterdam based brand still make watches with small diameters, which is great for small wrists like mine. While I was in Miami this year, I also treated myself to an Alex & Ani ring to match my bracelet collection. I fell in love with Alex & Ani while I was in Boston three years ago, and have introduced all my friends to their “Made in the United States” products.
Toxic-free nail polish:
I recently discovered a startup company that makes toxic-free and vegan nail polish. Their color selection is huge, and I love that they only produce in Germany. OZN Vegan ships internationally, too, so go get em, folks. Colorwise, I can highly recommend the Christmas red “Sina”.
Natural Beauty products:
Natural beauty products make for the best gifts this year, especially for sustainability focused people. Honestly, doesn’t using a natural beauty product makes you feel so much better than applying something with tons of chemicals in it? For the past two years, I have been trying to switch to natural beauty products as much as I could. My favorite brands include Aveda, Kiehl’s, Lavera, and La Bruket. Not quite 100% natural is my favorite lip balm by Smith’s. However, I swear by this brand, and could not recommend it more.
Silk pillow case:
A silk pillow case? Yes, you’ve heard right. I love extraordinary gifts, and a silk pillow is definitely one of them. It will come totally unexpected and will surprise anyone. Sleeping on a silk pillow case is great for your skin, and will prevent your roots from splitting. I take mine wherever I go, and will never go back.
What are you giving to family and friends this year? Let me know in the comments below!
So this was my 2016 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide. Of course I am also always looking for inspiration, so please shoot me a comment with your favorite gifts this season. I am wishing you a great pre-Christmas Advent time! Happy Holiday Shopping!
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