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Wellness Gift Guide : Online ideas you can still receive before Christmas

December 15, 2016
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Anyone else a last minute shopper when it comes to the holidays? Even when I try to plan ahead there are always a handful of gifts that I inevitably forget and I find myself running around the city scrambling for some last minute presents. Well now that there are such incredible online options, and many with free shipping, I no longer have to race around like a crazy person. I can chill out and order from my couch with a glass of wine in hand. Thank you Amazon Prime. For those of you that need a few last minute ideas and are wellness minded, here is a short list of awesome gifts that you can order now and still receive by Christmas.

Now Foods Ultrasonic Real Bamboo Diffuser

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THIS diffuser is a perfect gift for anyone in your life that needs a little relaxation and me time. I just recently bought an ultrasonic diffuser and it makes my home smell like a Spa. It is a very simple way to change the energy in your home, freshen the air and space as well as utilize the medicinal and healing properties of essential oils. It uses ultrasound to create a fine mist that gets dispersed into the air so heat is never used which can damage the properties of essential oils. This also makes it safer to have around small children, and it humidifies your space, Bonus! I love mine.

Hydroflask Stainless Steel water bottle

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Ok, I know you’re wondering what’s so special about this water bottle right? That’s what I would have thought if I saw a silly old water bottle on a gift guide. However, I own this bottle and it has been a game changer for me in every way. I have had other stainless steel and glass water bottles in an attempt to be more green, but most of those bottles are so small that I wouldn’t use them as much as I should because I found them very inconvenient. I would fill up my bottle for the gym, but by the time I made the drive there most of the water was gone already. You can’t even fit one liter (32 oz) in most of those bottles. Your lucky if you can get 23 oz in there. Then I found this 40 oz Hydroflask and my water bottle problems were solved. I only have to fill it a couple of times throughout the day, and even though it holds 40 ounces, it doesn’t feel large and cumbersome. It also has this great little handle on the lid that makes it so easy to carry around, and I love all the candy colors it comes in. It is also insulated and will keep cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours or hot beverages hot for up to 6 hours. I also love that it is wide-mouthed because it is so easy to clean. My other bottles had a standard opening and there was really no way to get in there and scrub. I know it’s not glamorous, but this is a gift that someone will use everyday for years.

Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator

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A Dehydrator is the perfect gift for anyone that likes healthy snacks and wants to try making their own. You can dry fruits, vegetables, meats, even make fruit rolls for your kids in mere hours! It is compact and you don’t have to rotate trays like you do with many other dehydrators. This is a major money saver because you can make dried fruit at a fraction of the cost of store bought dried fruit. You can also make your own dried herbs and potpourri as well. I want someone to buy this for me. Hint hint all you family members reading.

Burts Bees Organic Pajamas

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I mentioned these in my Toddler gift guide. THESE pajamas are not just for the littles, but for you too! Who doesn’t want a soft pair of organic cotton jammies to snuggle up in. I think pajamas are always a safe go to for anyone, and will be loved and used by whoever receives them. Get matching ones for the whole family! I am.

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Classic 6 with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

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THIS indoor herb garden makes growing your own herbs as simple as possible. This countertop system is hydroponic and grows the herbs in water as opposed to soil. You can also grow vegetables or flowers if you want! The machine does everything for you, ensuring optimal growing conditions. All you need to do is add nutrients when a light alerts you too. It comes with all the seeds and nutrients, can fit up to six plants at a time and will grow year round. This is perfect for anyone that wants to grow their own food but just doesn’t have the time to tend to a garden. Imagine having fresh herbs or salad greens at your fingertips all year round? Dreamy.

HeartMath emWave2

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THIS is a bit of a splurge, but it is SO worth it. Per the amazon description, “emWave shows the effects of stress on your body by measuring the subtle changes in your heart rhythms. This type of measurement is known as heart rate variability analysis or HRV. The analysis of HRV is recognized as a powerful, non-invasive measure that reflects heart-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics, which are particularly sensitive to changes in emotional state. However, emWave does a lot more than just show the effects of stress on your body. It reduces stress by training you to create more “coherence.” Coherence is a term used by scientists to describe a highly efficient physiological state in which the nervous system, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems are working efficiently and harmoniously. Coherence is a state very similar to what athletes experience when they are in what is called “The Zone”.” Basically, a pulse sensor measures your “heart rate variability” which is an indicator of aging, stress patterns and your overall health. This device then helps to teach you with various techniques how to control your heart rate variability. I have this device and it really works. If you use this device while you are stressed out you will automatically see the stressed pattern of your heart rate and all the lights will be red. As you breathe deeply and think thoughts that bring you peace, the rate changes and slowly the lights move to blue and then green. You can also upload to your computer so you can see your progress. It really shows you how much control we have over our physiology and also what a serious effect stress has on our hearts and overall wellbeing. This is a great gift for anyone that struggles with stress. Which lets face it, is all of us.

Hopefully there is something here to help with your last minute purchases! Happy, healthy and blessed Holidays to all of you!!!

INjoy,

xo

 

 

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