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Holiday Gift Guide For Your Body Mind and Spirit

By December 6, 2016Uncategorized

This season is going especially fast for me, maybe because of my new grandson Avery and my excitement to spend time with him.  Perhaps time goes faster when we’re having fun.  I am having a fantastic time getting ready to celebrate the holidays with my friends and family.

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The holidays provide a special opportunity to feel love and peace.  This is actually our true self shining through.   As we find peace and joy within we become healthier and our relationships become strong, loving and nurturing.

Feeling close to others connects us to our true nature.  Creating heart to heart connections is actually the best gift we can give and receive.

I appreciate the connections we have in this community.

Thank you for being on this journey with me.

I am also dreaming of all the gifts I want to buy for everyone.

Today I  thought I would share with you some of my all-time favorite things that just so happen to make great gifts.  This is just a collection of things, that I love using in my life and that make amazing holiday gifts.

Wishing the best to you and your group as you gather together to eat, drink and be merry.

 

chefs-knife-wustoffWusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook’s Knife

This is one of the top rated chef knives in the world.  A good quality chefs knife is the key to make cooking easier and more enjoyable.  This knife is well balanced and performs all your kitchen tasks; everything from slicing zucchini to chopping onions and carving a turkey.

fandangoFandango Olive Oil

Fandango oils are superior quality award winning extra virgin olive oils.

They are California organic estate grown and estate milled in small batches then bottled into very dark glass bottles to insure that you will receive the freshest oil possible.  They include the harvest date, bottling date & specific olive varietal on each bottle. The taste is sublime. A perfect gift for anyone.

black-truffle-oilBlack Truffle Oil

This oil is an estate-grown California extra-virgin olive oil that is naturally infused with

 

black winter truffles from Spain, famous for their deep, earthy character. The result is an exceptionally versatile blend that adds complex, umami-packed flavor to everything from roast chicken and braised meats to potatoes, pasta, pizza and risotto.

oven-mittsProfessional Oven Mitts

A good pair of oven mitts are a great addition to the kitchen.  They make removing items from the oven a breeze. You’ll never burn  yourself again. When I got them I wondered why I waited so long.? I buy them for all my friends.

kitchen-scaleKitchen Scale

Baking is chemistry.  Deserts always come out better when weighing ingredients instead of measuring them.  This handy kitchen scale is just the right gift for anyone who likes to bake.  They will be amazed how perfect their desserts come out every time.

organic-fruitOrganic Fruit

Receiving a box of organic, farm fresh fruit will make anyone on your list feel special. This is a welcome change from the typical holiday gift baskets.

mortar-and-pestleMortar and Pestle

Using a mortar and pestle is a centuries old method of food preparation that is still considered the best way of releasing the full, true flavors of herbs and spices. It is a kitchen essential.

 

taspen-skin-careOrganic Wild Crafted Skin Care

I recently came upon Taspen’s Organics while visiting my family in Colorado. They offer skincare products, bath products, and essential oils. Their skin care products contain only the highest quality organic ingredients. They offer a lifetime 100% satisfaction guarantee. Their facial care line contains potent anti-oxidant oils that support the dermal layer of the skin. I love the Lavender Facial Cream with natural SPF containing oils and the Wrinkle Serum with Vitamin A & D. Their Restore and Revive is good for chapped lips.

headspaceMeditation Made Easy

I am a huge fan of mediation.  Meditation is a tool to restore our natural state of balance and wellbeing. While the health benefits of meditation are well documented, sometimes we have a hard time incorporating a daily meditation practice into our lives.  Headspace is an app many of my clients use to get started.  If there is someone in your life interested in starting a meditation practice a 1-month subscription may be the perfect gift.

swell-bottleS’well Bottle

Staying hydrated is one of the keys to good health. S’well bottles are not only sleek and beautiful, they’re easier to drink from than containers with wider mouths. And, they’re insulated, so they keep liquids cold (or hot) and don’t condensate. They’re made from stainless steel and they’re non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free.

deliciously-ellaDeliciously Ella Every Day

Quick and Easy Recipes for Gluten-Free Snacks, Packed Lunches, and Simple MealsThese are vibrant (and easy!) plant-based dishes from London-based blogger-turned-cookbook-author Ella Woodward.

the-universe-has-your-backThe Universe Has Your Back

Gabrielle Bernstein has a fresh and uplifting spiritual approach to become more loving and to feel more loved. We can all use that.

Here are a few more books I’ll mention that make great gifts. These are recent novels I am totally in love with. Perfect on a cold winter evening in front of the fire.
                  a-man-called-ove nightingale boys-in-the-boat

 

A Man Called Ove –  A story of a grumpy but loveable curmudgeon that will make you laugh and cry. It will make you love and  appreciate the quirky people in your life.
The Nightingale – French life during World War II with wonderful details and drama. It is a touching relationship between two sisters and the courage possible in moments of great challenge.
The Boys In The Boat – Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

 

I hope you have so much fun as you gather your gifts and prepare for the holiday. May your life be filled with gratitude and love.

 

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