A Few of My Favorite Things- 2014 Natural Living Gift Guide

Still have some shopping or gift making to do?  This Natural Gift List should be a help. From DIY to Lifetime Leather Goods to Wholesome Kitchen Items, there's something for everyone!

If you’re like me, you are behinder on your plans for the Christmas.

Life doesn’t slow down just because Thanksgiving is over and we still don’t have our tree up :).

And while we don’t do many gifts, I am more behind than usual this year.

Ah well – I don’t like a bunch of hubbub and it’s always nice to stretch things out.  I think we’ll have Christmas Week around here.

In case you are in the same boat, and have a little gift shopping left to do, I have put together this list of some of the things that I think would be fabulous ideas for giving and/or receiving (think–share this post with someone you love so they can find something for you).

Please note that there are affiliate links in this post. If you click on them and make a purchase, I might make a commission. Your support is much appreciated and helps keep this free resource up and running.

Christmas Essential Oils Savings

Native American Nutritionals Christmas Tree Blend

Get $2 off (no limit) your choice of Native American Nutritionals’ new Christmas Blends – Christmas Tree, Ginger Spice, and Candy Cane.  The Christmas Tree is so realistic, if you have an artificial tree it makes your house smell as if you had a real one!

Just use Code WNMCHRISTMAS to get your discount.

Oh – and their diffusers are BACK IN STOCK!  I LOVE the AromaCloud Spa. It stays on until you shut it off, or you can set a timer. I have mine diffusing my DIY Antibacterial Blend right now.  These would make a fabulous gift and they come with a 1 year warranty.

My Favorite Sleep Mask

Bucky Eye Mask

If you’re having a tough time falling asleep or staying asleep, try this Sleep Mask.  I had 3 of them, but can only find 1 now (hmmmmm….) so I am buying more.

They stay on great and keep the light out.  For more sleep tips read this.

Sorry – couldn’t get a photo for this one.

32% off Spiralizer

spiralizer

We have one of these and it’s GREAT.

I really didn’t think it could handle making noodles out of my veggies, but I was so wrong.  It works and we love it.

Zucchini noodles, eggplant noodles, sweet potato noodles, cucumber noodles – you name it.  Low carb pasta on the cheap.  Get it 32% off here.

HEIRLOOM Leather Goods with LIFETIME Guarantee

Saddleback Leather Bags - Lifetime Guarantee

I heard about these bags from Wellness Mama and her husband late this summer.

They’re pricey, but they are Guaranteed For Life.

I’m looking at a belt for my husband since he is always wearing his out and I would rather pay a lot one time than keep paying for thing that wear out.

You can even pass them on to your kids and they will STILL honor the warranty!  What an amazing gift and it for sure won’t go to waste!

15 – 25% off My Favorite Cookware

This Xtrema Cookware is super versatile and durable.

I’ve been cooking with these fabulous non toxic, durable ceramic pans ever since I got my set this fall and I LOVE them.  My husband was washing one the other day and said, “Wow – you can really tell how high quality these are.” I’ve never heard him say that about a pan.

You can read more in my post here.

Ceramcor is offering 15% off their open stock and 25% off their sets right now.

Can you imagine using these on a BBQ?  You really can.  And they clean up fabulously.  You can see them in action on my Instagram account (and follow me too – I’m just starting out there so I could use a few more friends :)).

25% – 40% off Amazing Non Toxic Cleaner

Branch Basics Christmas Sale

I just can’t say enough about this stuff. You know I am a hard core DIYer, but this is amazing. I’m making my way through stained items in our home and it’s working.

I’ll share photos later, but suffice it to say that I am breathing new life into clothes.

Here is a photo of how my son’s penguin was rescued – thanks, Branch Basics!  You can get 25-40% off here!

Toxin Free Beauty

Beauty Counter - Toxin Free Beauty . It's time to stop putting dangerous chemicals on your face!

Did you know that there are over 1300 chemicals banned or restricted in the EU, but ONLY 11 in the US?

And that only 10% of the chemicals used in personal care products have safety data on them?

We have no idea what we are putting on our skin or what it is doing to us.

Beautycounter is seeking to change that and they refuse to use 1500+ chemicals in their products.

I will share more later, but I LOVE their lip gloss and Countertime AntiAging line.  And their foundation.

One of my friends is getting a few stocking stuffers to try out – I highly recommend them. You can learn more about their mission here and go shopping here.

Lilla Rose

Lilla Rose Christmas

There’s still time left to order from Lilla Rose – and you can Buy 3 Get 1 Free if you’re a new customer.

They only guarantee Christmas shipping via regular mail if you ordered by yesterday, but you can always choose expedited shipping to make sure you get your gifts on time, but late gifts are OK  too in my book:).

If you want the Buy 3 Get 1 deal, just email me with your receipt and I will take care of getting you your certificate.

50% off Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan Salt Lamp

I purchased this salt lamp and am really enjoying it. They are supposed to emit beneficial negative ions and create a soothing light that won’t interfere with sleep.

Since then, I came across this company that has high quality lamps – and I am expecting receive my grey globe light any day now.

It’s really gorgeous – and is so dark it really won’t be an issue of light at nighttime.

49% off 10,000 Lux Light Therapy Box

10,000 lux light box for light therapy

I’ve been learning about the benefits for your adrenals and thyroid of using a daylight lamp first thing in the morning.

This is the one I have my eye on and that I hope to have here soon and glad I waited to order it ’til now since it’s even cheaper than when I first put it in my cart.

 

27% off Blue Blocking Eye Wear

Uvex Glasses

These glasses block out the problematic blue rays that make it hard for you to sleep at night.

I have 1 pair and more are going to be in our household soon – so we can all hopefully have better sleep.

Excalibur Dehydrator or Berkey Water Filter

Excalibur Dehydrator

I offer great deals on both of these. You can see the dehydrator deals here or email me for Berkey information. I’m trying to get that on the site but it’s not there yet.  Thanks for your patience :)!

DIY Gift Ideas

Homemade Sugar Scrub

I LOVE making gifts.

I have a post on Easy DIY Christmas Gifts that should give you some ideas, but here are some faves from my site:

Our Favorite Seasoning Blend (really – this is soo good.  One of my friends just made it and told me last night how much she and her husband love it.)
Nourishing Sugar Scrub
Nourishing Lip Scrub
Citrus Body Wash (another sure hit)
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Crispy Green Bean Chips (I was just munching on these addictive snackies myself.)
Chocolate Truffles with a Kick.  Again – love these.

I hope this list helps you make healthy and frugal choices for your loved ones this year.

What are you hoping for this year?
What are you getting / making for others?

 

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  1. Is Ceramcor nonstick? I have been researching these but I can’t find anywhere if they are nonstick.

    • You can read it both as non stick and not. In one of their brochures it says that it is, but this is an email I got from the company.

      Xtrema is NOT non-stick, it’s non scratch. For cookware to be considered non-stick, it will have an external synthetic coating on the cookware which Xtrema does not. Our cookware won’t stick if you use a cooking oil/spray and cook on low to medium heat. We recommend heating the pan with oil/spray before cooking. To learn more about how to cook with Xtrema, see this link: http://www.ceramcor.com/cookingwithxtrema/ The sticking issues come from people who cook on high heat. Even your non-stick cookware on the market suggests using a cooking oil when cooking. Xtrema is also very easy to clean.

      I have found it to be not sticky – I haven’t done eggs in it yet but am very happy w/ the release of other foods so far. Hope that helps!