Inside Scoop: We’ve done the digging to bring you the most awesome holiday gift guide for the festive season.
What are you getting your peeps for the holidays?
We always have these bold intentions of going all creative and making sure our presents for that special [insert special someone here] really stand out, but year after year our bold intentions often end up turning into holiday zombie shopping trips, and sub-par presents from big chain stores.
However, over the past couple of years the two of us have been doing our due diligence to shop smarter, shop more local (or at least smaller retailers), and shop healthier – all the while getting incredibly unique, enjoyable and perfect products for our special gift-receiving counterpart.
Key part (and the best part) – we can do all of our special and unique shopping from the comfort of our couch, buhbye big crowds!
So, without further ado, we have put together a seriously cool, and incredibly unique holiday gift guide to make sure that the gifts you are giving this year are anything but generic, and everything awesome!
NAUGHTY NUTRITION’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
FOR THE HAIR & BODY CARE OBSESSED:
1) PHILLIP ADAM BATH ESSENTIALS STARTER PACK
We don’t know why it’s taken us so long to discover this amazing natural brand focused on hair and body wash products. Phillip Adam himself actually worked as a hairdresser for nearly 50 years and he always emphasized natural beauty and simple products that worked. So, inherently he developed his own line of hair care products made with botanical ingredients and none of the nasties.
The best-selling Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) shampoo leaves your hair soft, shiny and smooth with the scent of freshly picked green apples. Unlike many natural shampoos, this one lathers really nicely and leaves your hair nourished, cleaned and perfectly balanced.
FOR THE BEAUTICIAN WITH SENSITIVE SKIN:
2) CARINA ORGANICS FACE CARE PACKAGE
You don’t necessarily need to spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products for them to be effective. One brand that we love (and have consistently used throughout the years) is Carina Organics. They’ve been around since the early 70s and place a lot of focus on gentle skin and body care products that are suitable for people with skin conditions as well as sensitivities.
Their products are also extremely affordable, $15.99 for a Daily Face Moisturizer is just a steal.
3) TATA’S DAILY ESSENTIALS
Top of the line, that pampered feeling, and non-toxic ingredients that are hand selected from across the globe – Tata Harper’s Daily Essentials Skincare Discover Kit is everything but your basic skincare kit.
Consisting of products to complete your beauty routine including cleanser, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, mask and more, this pack will leave them with beautiful and glowing skin. And Tata promises that after just one use of the complete regimen, pores will be minimized, hydration restored and radiant glow achieved.
Tata Harper searched, studied and meticulously formatted some of the best all natural skincare products, from some of the most amazing ingredients found on the planet. GET THE KIT HERE.
FOR THE HEALTH-FOCUSED SUPPLEMENT LOVER:
Collagen has undoubtedly been one of the hottest supplements of 2018 (closely tied with CBD) and for good reasons. It’s been shown to help improve skin elasticity, moisture and decrease wrinkles from the inside.
It’s a great gift for winter and especially around the holiday season when we tend to experience a bit more dehydration from a change in eating and drinking habits.
Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen
The delicious tasting Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen is delicious on its own or mixed into your favourite beverage. It also includes hyaluronic acid and probiotics and helps to support skin, hair, nail and joint health from the inside. GET IT HERE.
Organika Enhanced Collagen
A more affordable Canadian brand that we’ve come to use and love is Organika. Their line of Enhanced Collagen is made from grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic free cattle. Since this is a tasteless mix, it can be added to pretty much anything including tea, soups, smoothies or dips. GET IT HERE.
FOR THE ONE THAT WANTS TO STEP UP THEIR HEALTH GAME:
Know someone who is dead set on getting their health back on track, but has no idea where to start?
The N5Diet is the perfect ‘non-diet’ and non-restrictive program that is focused on making healthy living much easier. It’s a 5-week health and nutrition plan with over 125 delicious recipes all made with 5 ingredients or less.
The program focuses on building healthy habits like reading labels, managing cravings, exercising, reducing stress, and spending less time in the kitchen. This health plan will make a health lover out of anyone.
FOR THE ONE THAT LOVES A BIT OF EVERYTHING:
6) FAB FIT FUN BOX
Whoever thought of putting together a mysterious box of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness and then sell it as a subscription for $49.99 when it contains over $200+ in retail value is a genius.
If you have that person who loves a bit of everything and you’re not exactly sure what to get them then the Fab Fit Fun Box subscription is the perfect gift.
They’ll not only get limited edition goodies but a chance to be part of the FabFitFun community with access to hundreds of workouts and recipes as well as a community of women who support and encourage each other. GET IT HERE.
FOR THE FITNESS BUFF:
7) MANDUKA YOGA MAT
The Manduka Mat is the holy grail of yoga mats, made by yogis for yogis. Manduka believe that “The practice and the planet are interwined. To honour one, we honour both!”.
All mats and products are made with every possible effort to protect the environment by using material such as organic cotton, hemp, zero waste fibers and recycled materials.
We use the Manduka mat because of its eco-friendly efforts, but also because it offers a firm grip and complete support making it one of the best mats out there. It also is made to last for life! GET IT HERE.
8) YOUR LOCAL GIRL GANG (YLGG)
A one-stop shop for literally everything amazing that you didn’t know you NEEDED in your life, Your Local Girl Gang is a collective of amazing Canadian-made companies that can tickle every product desire that burns a fire in your soul.
Soy-based candles, gorgeous essential oil bracelets, natural (immaculately designed) soaps, canvas tote bags, kombucha, beach glass jewelry… this online store has it all.
Supporting Your Local Girl Gang not only gets that special someone gear that is unique, hand-crafted, bespoke and totally fashionable, but it helps you to support local artisans, reduce waste and your carbon footprint.
We just picked up this Rose Quartz Diffuser Bracelet, which has been stepping up our yoga and work game because we can add 1-2 drops of stress-busting essential oils to it and sniff away all day long. These bracelets are beyond amazing, and at a really affordable price. GET THE KIT HERE.
FOR THE CHOCOHOLIC:
9) OCHO CANDY
Who doesn’t love chocolate candy for the holidays or anytime of the year for that matter? And when that candy comes with the perfect caramel filled center, you know that it’s the right gift for the chocolate lover in your life.
Yes, OCHO Candy is still candy, but it’s made with better for you, real organic ingredients without sacrificing the taste. In fact, what OCHO Candy stands for is Organic CHOcolate.
A bonus, all the candy is also certified gluten-free by the The National Celiac Association.
FOR THE FOOD LOVER WHO HAS LIMITED TIME:
10) GOOD FOOD SUBSCRIPTION
Good Food is designed to take away the stress about what to cook. Each box is delivered, and packed according to preference and taste, and has the exact right portions to make cooking effortless.
Meals such as Pineapple-Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops, or fancy restaurant-style meals such as Sumac-Spiced Salmon with Pea-Potato Purée… ummm, YUM!
Make someone’s (who eats in a lot) life a lot easier by giving them the gift of delicious home cooked food!
GoodFood supports local farmers and for every box purchased, GoodFood contributes a nutritious meal to a child in need in a school located within a community the company serves. GET IT HERE.
*In spirit of total disclosure, some of the links above are affiliate links. However, these are products that we 100% approve of. We don’t like wasting our money, and definitely don’t want you wasting yours.