The holidays are almost here and if you’re looking to get something unique for your friends who are all about healthy living, we got the lowdown on the latest goodies that are sure to make your health buddies smile.
There is no better way to put a smile on someone’s face than chocolate! But, we aren't talking any kind of chocolate, we are talking high-end delicious and nutritious chocolate. Raw and vegan, Giddy Yoyo chocolates come in a variety of mouth-watering flavors and each one is made with whole ingredients. If you're buying for the adventurous super foodies try Giddy’s chocolate covered golden berries!
Is your friend paleo or trying to stay away from cane sugar? Then, they need to try Zimt! The Vancouver based company is raw, uses coconut sugar instead of cane sugar, and the best part about them is that you can’t even notice they’re using guilt-free ingredients! Trust us, you’ll want to keep a bar for yourself. These guys even make paleo macaroons that are to die for.
It’s the gift that just keeps growing (literally!). Everyone gets a little extra tipsy over the holidays so do your friend a favor and opt for a gutty gift. Kombucha is a fermented drink that is jam packed with probiotics that are sure to get your friend feeling back to normal after a full-on holiday season. Not only is it healthy, it’s tasty and with a kombucha making kit, you can get your bestie started on making their own.
Nothing says ‘Happy Holidays’ like giving you pal some magic mushrooms.. We’re not kidding! The guys at Four Sigmatic are all about medicinal mushrooms that are full of natural benefits. For your fit friends, try introducing them to cordyceps mushrooms. Cordyceps help produce and maintain constant energy levels, but unlike caffeine, they help sustain high levels of energy without crashing.
Got some yogis in the house? Well put those lulus down and go for a more unique gift this year. Teeki yoga pants are eco-friendly and made from recycled water bottles. They also offer 10% off your first order… so better get clicking!
Gift your friend an hour of pure serenity and complete bliss with a trip to a float tank. These sensory deprivation tanks are filled with 800 lbs of salt, allowing your pal to float effortlessly and relax (or channel their inner Eleven if that’s their thing). Try Googling a float spa near you.
If you’re looking to deliver relaxation on-the-go, seriously think about picking up a roll-on blend of peppermint oil from Saje. You simply roll it on the back of your neck and shoulders, wait one minute, and start melting. Has your friend been complaining about work? Knots in their back? Be their savior.
High in antioxidants, matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It’s a great coffee replacement and fantastic in baking! With so many matchas on the market, it’s important to chose a high quality batch without a bitter taste, like Matcha Ninja. They even have recipes on their site, that you’ll want to bookmark for later.
A Juice Cleanse
Are you a bad influence? Make up for those gingerbread cookies chased down with rum and eggnog’s you and your BFF enjoyed by gifting a juice cleanse. If you two go right back to re-toxing after you detox, we won’t judge you. It’s all about moderation right? If you’re in Toronto, a cleanse from Greenhouse Juice is a must!
You knew it was coming… our propolis spray makes a great gift (aka stocking stuffer). It’s known as Mother Nature’s “antibiotic”, is high in antioxidants, and is a great addition to add to any medicine cabinet. It’s available online to both our American and Canadian friends, and also in natural grocery stores. For our fellow Canucks, if your friends are looking for an extra tasty health booster, we’ve got pollen for protein and vitamins, honey for antibacterial deliciousness, or bee powered for all of the hive superfoods in one (including royal jelly!). Head on over to our online store to learn more, If you spend $25 or more, you get a free mini jar of honey!There you have it! So many unique gift options to choose from for your health conscious friends. We hope these suggestions give you a few ideas and make your holiday shopping a little bit easier.P.S. if you’re more into sharing experiences instead of buying gifts, try taking your friend on an adventure!