Last Updated on November 20, 2020
Need the perfect present? Check out these healthy gifts ideas designed to help those lucky folks on your holiday list live healthier!
Whether for the real foodie, natural living enthusiast, or for someone who hasn’t yet seen the light, there’s something here for everyone and every budget. Maybe you’ll find something to add to your own wishlist. Hope they help make your holidays a little healthier!
Healthy Gifts: Drinks without Chemicals
Help them drink healthier with some of these no-plastic beverage containers like a stylish stainless steel water bottle, a glass water bottle, or a metal travel mug — add some organic coffee or tea for a thoughtful present they’re sure to love.
They can brew a healthier cup of coffee by avoiding plastic with one of these beautiful plastic-free french presses or espresso makers. Or consider one of these beautiful glass teapots, which make drinking healthy herbal teas an exciting visual experience as well.
Don’t forget to check out some of the special holiday deals I track in this post, updated once the holiday shopping season is underway!
Home soda maker: Does someone in your life drink a lot of soda? Help them kick the habit, save money, and slash their foodprint with a home soda maker. Add a slice of fruit or a little juice and you have a refreshing spritzer without the chemicals and sugar. Store-bought soda and seltzer have a pretty gigantic ecological footprint, and it’s easy to make your own at home without all the artificial flavors and additives.
Healthy Gifts: Healthier Cooking Gear
Know someone newer to scratch cooking who could use some terrific kitchen tools?
A dehydrator is a wonderful way to make healthy treats and preserve summer vegetables and herbs without any specialized knowledge. A total novice to food preserving can get started with dehydrating in minutes. I’ve had the Nesco Gardenmaster (about $100) for years and have loved it. As we learn more about plastic migrating into our food, though, I’ve decided our next dehydrator will be made of stainless steel.
Healthy Gifts: Healthy & Delicious Food
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Healthier homemade popcorn: Most microwave popcorn contains some pretty unsavory ingredients, and bags are often lined with PFOA, a chemical linked to a range of health concerns. Help someone in your life break an unhealthy microwave popcorn habit with one of these awesome air poppers. Or if you prefer old-fashioned stovetop popcorn, one of these stovetop popcorn poppers instead. Fill a mason jar with some organic popcorn and tie with pretty string or ribbon.
How about a cookbook with inspiring ways to bring delicious health-supporting ingredients into everyday meals? Devon Young’s new book, The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen, is brimming with creative recipes that will make your mouth water.
Or maybe someone a kombucha lover on your list would like to try making their own with a kombucha kit.
Know someone who might like to learn more about using herbs or foraging? The Herbal Academy has several online foraging and herbalism courses. Here’s a list of the courses they’re currently enrolling.
You could combine one of their e-courses with this organic cotton bag with a plant identification key printed on it.
Healthy Gifts: Healthier Bodycare
A beginner’s guide to using essential oils would go perfectly with these gifts!
Plant-based soaps, body lotions, or balms make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. You can find some amazing handmade bodycare and other gifts on Etsy.
Want some more gift ideas? Here are additional eco-friendly gift suggestions, including lots of super-easy DIY ideas.
Check out this 2 minute DIY bath salts tutorial to find out how easy it can be to make lovely, homemade healthy gifts.
What are your favorite healthy gifts? Share in the comments and I’ll add them to the guide.
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Susannah is a proud garden geek and energy nerd who loves healthy food and natural remedies. Her work has appeared in Mother Earth Living, Ensia, Northern Gardener, Sierra, and on numerous websites. Her first book, Everything Elderberry, released in September 2020 and has been a #1 new release in holistic medicine, naturopathy, herb gardening, and other categories. Find out more and grab your copy here.