Healthy & Green Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s Holiday season again, with its bells and whistles, but also with its load of “not so healthy” treats and its gift giving tradition that often translates in a wave of unsustainable overconsumption.  But there are ways to live a natural lifestyle, even during this time of the year.  This year, why stand out from the crowd and give gifts that will promote a healthy lifestyle while being eco-friendly?  Here’s a selection of gift ideas for the health and wellness lover, with a low-impact on the environment.

Lifewithnature’s health & wellness green Holiday gift guide

Everything Fits Gym Bag

Entirely made from recycled material, this gorgeous bag is the perefect carry-on for those who likes to sweat the toxins out at the gym!  Its roomy interior features a zippered pocket, an elastic pocket and a key tether. A vented outside compartment can hold shoes, wet clothes or towel. Includes an easy-reach outside pocket for water bottle, inside and outside holsters for cell phone and MP3 player, and bottom adjustable straps for your yoga mat.

Gaiam Yoga Club

A true waste-free gift for the yoga lovers. An exclusive online yoga program that makes it easy to fit yoga into your life! You’ll get the expert, easy-to-understand yoga instructions from yoga masters Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.  At the beginning of each week, Rodney and Colleen introduce you to a category of yoga poses (forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions and more) with modifications for different levels, and sequencing principles for personalizing your own yoga program. Each week’s audiocast focuses on refining the poses and principles, and include guided relaxation and meditation. Throughout the program, Rodney, Colleen and other Yoga Club members support you through online chats, blogs and community message boards.

Rattan Meditation Chair

With a tall back and a confy cushion, this chair is the perfect gift for those seeking inner peace. This meditation chair provides enhanced ergonomic support so you can sit longer and more comfortably. The chair is made from eco-friendly rattan, and the natural cotton-covered cushion with sustainable kapok fill is machine washable.

Matcha whisk kit

Brew your own green tea to the perfection with this authenthic Matcha green tea kit.  No excuses to beneftis from the healthy and powerful green tea antioidants! This set includes one bamboo Chasen (whisk) and one small bamboo scoop for dishing out Matcha powder. This set will help you whip up the perfect cup of lump free matcha. .

Ani Phyo cookbooks

Ani Phyo is a well-known raw food guru.  Her recipes are not only vegan and super-healthy, they are also easy to prepare and so delicious!  Ani shows you how to whip up simple, fresh recipes using what you’ve already got in your kitchen while also offering tips on dehyrating and more sophisticated techniques.  This book offers everything from classic comfort foods like nachos and burgers to Reuben sandwiches and bacon, along with more gourmet dishes like risotto, angel hair pasta, and her “you-won’t-believe-they’re-raw” desserts. Recipes include: Broccoli and Cheeze Quiche, Kalamata Olive Crostini, Cashew “Tofu” in Miso Broth, Grilled Cheeze and Tomato Sandwiches, Cheeze Enchilada with Ranchero and Mole Sauce, Pad Thai, Pesto Pizza, and many more.

Peanut Butter Mixer

I love natural peanut butter! But not the way its oil separates to create a gooey unstirrable mess. The clever peanut butter mixer invention makes short work of that scenario. Just screw it onto any standard 16 oz. peanut butter jar and crank its chrome-plated mixing rod. Oil is smoothly and effortlessly stirred back into your peanut butter. There’s even a gasket that wipes the rod as you remove it and a removable lid liner that make clean-up a snap. No spills. No hassles. Just magically mixed PB in seconds!

Saaf Face and Body Care Kit

Saaf Pure Skincare products are 100% natural, certified organic, vegan, alcohol-free, cruelty-free, GMO-free and Halal certified. Saaf pure skincare founder Dr. Mah is a leading authority on safe skincare and has taken great care in ensuring her own line is one of the most certified anywhere. She is a frequent lecturer on how to conduct environmentally-responsible business. contains: Pure Face Cleanser 3g, Hydrating Face & Lip Balm 3g; Ultimate Moisture Face Serum 4ml; Complexion Boosting Serum 4ml; Foot Softening Balm 3g; Eraser Body Oil 9ml; Super Hydrating Body Balm 3g and Enriching Hair Oil 9ml. Provided in a reuseable, recyclable golden Saaf embossed tin the Face and Body Care Kit is an ideal solution for those wishing to try the Saaf range for the first time or as a face and body care travel companion. All materials are recyclable.

Spiritual Cinema Circle

Spiritual Cinema Circle

There are plenty of spiritual movies of inspiration and motivation being made – movies with thought-provoking, uplifting stories – but they almost never make their way to your local theater. With Spiritual Cinema Circle, you’ll receive a new DVD every month with four inspiring movies that have been hand-selected for their vision and compassion. So with the 3 months offer, you’ll get 3 a total of 12 inspiring movies! Movies from Spiritual Cinema Circle DVD club includes a mixture of features, shorts and documentaries that explore spirit, spirituality, existence, morality, compassion, the power of the mind, metaphysics and other enriching topics that take your personal journey further.

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