The Simply Real Health Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Simply Real Health Holiday Gift Guide 2021

This year has certainly been a big one.

Even if you haven’t had any life-changing moments, sometimes (most often, really) it’s just the small things that add up. Daily walks in the sunshine. Moving your body in a way that feels good. Spending time with the people you love around a table, enjoying a home-cooked meal together.

These are some of the best –and true–gifts I can think of. But, tis the season and I know we’re all looking for intentional ways to love on our people.

That’s why I love curating these gift guides every year– not because I think we need more STUFF. But because I believe in heartfelt giving and sharing things that are thoughtful, intentional, and will make daily life better in some way— whether that’s a simple card you write, something that helps get dinner on the table more quickly on busy weeknights, something warming and cozy for the soul for the winter months ahead, or that keeps the people you love taking care of themselves.

And, if spending is tighter this year, know that you’re not alone. So many others are walking through challenging times right alongside you, and remember that sometimes the most incredible gift is your undivided time and attention or a thoughtful note or a home-cooked meal, or passing on a book that you loved with someone else.

It isn’t about stuff. It’s about heart. And these ideas are just to meant to help you give heart-centered gifts to your people, near and far.

Happy, happy holidays to you and yours!

My Favorite Things & Top Picks for 2021: 

  1. Osea Anti-Aging Serum: sooo luxurious and actually WORKS.  This at night + their Protection Cream in the morning have been such a luxurious treat for my skin, it’s soaking it all up! Use code ‘simplyrealhealth’ for 10% off.
  2. Osea body oil: I use this every single night after my shower/bath and absolutely loooooveeee it. Use code ‘simplyrealhealth’ for 10% off.
  3. Uiio wine purifier & filters: hangover free wine? Wait… even red wines? I was so doubtful. But hopeful. Friends, this is life-changing if your body or someone you love is sensitive to wine (like me) but love a glass here and there. And I have to say, these really do work and make any wine sulfite free. Aka hangover free (obviously when done in moderation). Available in single glass filters or bottle filters. This is truly one the best gifts I’ve ever been given this past year.
  4. My favorite waterproof boots!! It took trying 9 different pairs to find them but I finally did– the perfect boot. Requirements: super comfortable for long walks (my feet are so sensitive), waterproof (duh), and cute enough to wear just for style. 
  5. Bombas socks: did my winter smartwools just get replaced? I never thought I’d see the day. But these babies (low cut cushion socks) are kinda gamechanging. As warm as much thicker pairs but easy to wear with any shoe or boot without them showing. Also check out their slipper socks which are so cute around the house! They also carry socks and cozy goodies for men, women & kids if you have anyone on your list!
  6. The padded parka of dreams– aka, don’t make it sell out because this one is on my list this year.
  7. This jean jacket: to go with….oh, everything in my closet?
  8. Oversized plaid jacket: I have been living in this shirt-jacket all fall.
  9. Forever my favorite pants/leggings: these pants are my everything, for years on end. Brand new colors in stock, and they now make a version with pockets too
  10. Primally Pure starter kit: the perfect place to start if you are new to this brand, and has so many PURE skincare goodies (natural deod, everything spray, chapstick & more!!) Use the code “simplyrealhealth” for 10% off everything.
  11. MudWtr bevvies: ohhh myyy gossshhh, I am OBSESSED with this warm morning bevvie. It tastes like a mixture of hot cocoa and chai, and is a coffee alternative made with organic ingredients with 1/7th the caffeine as a cup of coffee. Sooo all the benefits of focus, energy and immunity without the jitters, crash and dependency.
  12. Kjaer Weis Lipstick: “Love” is the perfect glam coral red, natural and stays on so long.
  13. Ilia Tinted Lip Oil: the most hydrating, perfect color for daily wear. I love the Tahiti color!
  14. Carryall bag: every mama/busy lady/on-the-go person needs this bag in their life. Trust. 
  15. L’avant Fir Candle (or gift sets): founded by two Seattle women, this all natural company makes the most beautiful luxury candles, dish soap, hand soap and cleaning spray you’d proudly want to display on your counter. Order online here or if you’re local to Seattle, check out their storefront on 19th ave or pop by Sarah Kahn Hair who also stocks them!

For the Natural Beauty Lover:

 Primally Pure: You guys already know my obsession with this brand. It’s changed my skin, my routine, and my self-care in such big ways. I love EVERYTHING, but if you want to know my absolute favs, you reallllly can’t go wrong with these (below). Woman founded & run too, and a business I love supporting their mission. Get 10% off  everything when you use the code “SIMPLYREALHEALTH” at checkout. 

  1. The starter kit is the perfect place to start if you are new to this brand. It includes their bestsellers: their deodorant, body butter, everything spray and 3 lip balms- you get to choose all the flavors you want and it comes in a cute giftable bag. 
  2. You can’t go wrong with the face cleanising oil (a nightly spa experience at home in 3 minutes!)
  3. Their award winning natural deodorant (the only natural deod that has ever actually worked for me)
  4. The Everything Face Spray (my daily go-to for under my arms before a workout, anytime I need a energetic shift in my day, etc)
  5. Dry Shampoo
  6. Vanilla Almond Body Butter (I can’t it’s so good, and the Lavender Eucalyptus too)
  7. The Baby Balm
  8. The Baby Oil (or the Baby Starter Kit)

 Follain natural beauty & makeup: ahhhh, one of my fav favs. Here are some of my go-to picks (below)! A woman-founded small business, that I also love supporting their mission.

9. Follain clean burning candles: a beautiful non-toxic option for those that love candles! Choose your scent here: Follain Candle No. 1  or Follain Candle No. 2

10. Ere Perez Beetroot Lip Stain: my all time favorite, always-on-my-lips stain

11. Ilia Multi stick: I love the ladybird color soooo much. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS STICK!

12. Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara: my obsession…. a natural mascara that stays on and works just as good as the other stuff! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Other natural beauty picks:

13. Osea Body Oil: I use this every single night after my shower/bath and absolutely loooooveeee it. Use code ‘simplyrealhealth’ for 10% off.

14. Osea Anti-Aging Serum: sooo luxurious and actually WORKS. Use code ‘simplyrealhealth’ for 10% off.

15. Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream: I actually want to bathe in this, ok??

16. Zoya nail polish: love this brand of natural polish. Set of 4 here, they’re the perfect stocking stuffer: vegan and free of the big 7, including the formaldehyde, lead & parabens found in most other polishes. 

17. Ilia True Skin Foundation: for a more coverage option than a tinted moisturizer, but the texture is like a serum– smooth and hydrating.

18. Ere Perez Bronzer: this is such a great matte bronzer, and I love the 2 color options. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

19. Kjaer Weis Cream Blush: I love the Reverence & Sun Touched colors.

20. Saie Dew Balm: the perfect holiday glow. I love mixing this with my foundation for special nights out.

21. Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Palette: the best neutral palette.

22. Kjaer Weis Lipstick: a great vibrant color that stays on long… and all natural! My fav is “love”.

23. Ilia Tinted Lip Oil: daily fav, hands down.

For the Healthy Cook & Healthy Kitchen:

  1. The Simply Real Health Cooking Club: this meal-planning tool & recipe membership site is here to get your time back! Save over 4 hours a week & 192 hours a year of your TIME and ENERGY on figuring out what’s for dinner every night, all fully customized to YOU and your family’s needs. Yup, that’s right. With automatic shopping lists, filters for all foods and sensitivities and a meal planning tool all built in, you can spend less time (and money) on food, and yet eat the healthiest you ever have. Plus get access to every new recipe I create going forward (like a digital cookbook, that you can flag and save recipes for later) for when you need new inspo. Plus, your purchase supports your favorite small business (oh, hi!) & our mission here at Simply Real Health.  Check out all the details here! And from November 18th – December 6th we’re having a special HOLIDAY SALE to join for just $9.99/month (usually $18/month) or just $99 for the entire year (usually $197)! To purchase as a gift, all you need is their email address. Reach out to hello@simplyrealhealth.com if you need any help setting this up. 
  2. The Simply Real Health Cookbook: 150 of the best, easiest, gluten free recipes for a healthy life, made simple, ranging from breakfast ideas, brunch ideas, smoothies, make-ahead dishes, entrees, main meals, soups, salads, healthy cocktail & desserts. Grab 40% off with the code “SRHALUMNI” at checkout. You get a book! And you get a book! (in my best Oprah voice).
  3. Simply Real Eating Cookbook: a cookbook + a healthy lifestyle, teaching you how to create a healthy life that lasts, with the most important rituals in your life to help you do so (with joy). It won the honor of Editor’s Pick for Cookbooks for a good reason!
  4. Almond Cow Nut Milk Maker: you can MAKE homemade nut or seed milks, like a keurig. One touch. Pour nuts in, add water and press a button. AMAZING. One of my favorite gifts I got 2 years ago on Black Friday weekend!
  5. Air Fryer/Toaster Oven Combo: this is on my list! We have neither right now and this combo tool will save space and be so useful. Husband Fries, coming right up!
  6. Corsori Hot Water Kettle: This is seriously the best for the QUICKEST way to get a calming cup of tea or French press coffee situation (or yup, even baby bottle warming). And looks beautiful on the counter too, which counts for a lot in my book.
  7. Cute mugs: a necessity for the best morning bevvie sitch. This one is my favorite right now.
  8. Cookbook holder: loooove having this to keep my cookbooks open and easy to read while I cook!
  9. A build-your-own SRH bevvie bundle: pick and choose a few healthy bevs (below) and put them in a cute box with a mug– it’s the coziest gift for anyone on your list!
    • Matchaful: the BIG bag of Hikari. Such a great gift. (Check out my post here on why I switched fully to matcha). Also a woman-founded small business. 
    • Foursigmatic: They use nutrient dense superfoods and adaptogenic mushrooms to create coffee and your other fav beverages that actually taste soo good. I love these for traveling, boosting my immune system, bolstering my adrenal glands in times and seasons of stress, and balancing out hormones naturally, My favorites to start with? The Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane & Chaga (or in a big bag here), The Chaga Elixir (caffeine free and great for immune boosting), and The Hot Cocoa with Cordyceps. Use the code ‘SIMPLYREALHEALTH’ at checkout for 10% off your order. 
    • MudWtr bevvies: ohhh myyy gossshhh, I am OBSESSED with this warm morning bevvie. It tastes like a mixture of hot cocoa and chai, and is a coffee alternative made with organic ingredients with 1/7th the caffeine as a cup of coffee. Sooo all the benefits focus, energy and immunity without the jitters, crash and dependency.
    • Golden milk latte blend: this one or this one… so good and EASY to make your golden lattes at home! A great caffeine-free inflammation fighting healing drink.

For the Homebody:

  1. Pottery Barn cozy blanket: we have 3 and I’m considering another…that should say it all lol.
  2. Linen Box quilt: love the simplicity of this one. 
  3. Arched floor mirror: seriously so stunning in ANY room. 
  4. Taper candle holders: to set the ultimate winter mood. I love the black AND white ones so much (and have both).
  5. L’avant Fir Candle (or gift sets): founded by two Seattle women, this all natural company makes the most beautiful luxury candles, dish soap, hand soap and cleaning spray you’d proudly want to display on your counter. Order online here or if you’re local to Seattle, check out their storefront on 19th ave or pop by Sarah Kahn Hair who also stocks them!
  6. Citizenry Sheet Set: this is on my own list this year, ready to make the bedroom feel like a true sanctuary. And it’s been way too long since we’ve replaced our sheets. Runner up: this duvet set by Parachute. 
  7. These little organizing baskets around the house: at ours they have legos and cars right now but can be used for just about anything. 😉 

For the Guys: 

  1. This raincoat: a sure to be life-long staple. 
  2. These joggers: the best of the best. No one would be mad at a pair of these, just trust me.
  3. These ABC pants: the best pants of all time, they all say. Dress em up or down, these are hands down the most worn pairs of pants in this house.
  4. 5 Year Basic Tee (3 Pack): every guy needs a great tee.
  5. Fundamental T: a slightly dressier than workout tee, perfect for everyday.
  6. Men’s Bombas: might be the only ones they wear going forward
  7. The Solo Stove: a portable, smoke-less firepit. We LOVE this thing and bring it with us on all local trips!
  8. These Men’s Wool Lounge Slipper: Kyle has these in grey & loves them.
  9. These Waterproof Boots: a great look, and they happen to be waterproof too for double versatility.

For Baby & The New Mama:

  1. Baby sherpa: can you even? I live for cozy baby ‘fits.
  2. Solly Baby wrap: the softest newborn & baby wrap, in the cutest colors and patterns. Also amazing new crib sheets too! Use code “SIMPLY10” for 10% off!
  3. The softest swaddle set: so sweet for babes and new baby pictures! I have 2 sets of these that we use daily lately.
  4. The Simply Real Health Baby Food Files: If you know of a new mama who wants her baby to grow up on real-food, and do it all simply, get her this. Packed full with over 50 + original recipes, organized month by month by age, including a full guide of the how, what, where, when, and why of baby food, plus ways to introduce foods, expand their tastebuds, and create babies that LOVE food for the rest of their lives. A woman-run company as well (wink-wink). Thank you for supporting Simply Real Health! 
  5. This magnetic onesie is on June’s list–perfect for those late night changes
  6. Artifact Uprising Album: this is such a great way to capture memories (without having to remember to print out your phone photos). Upload once in bulk and arrange them in a book you can customize and print and keep forever!
  7. The Slumber Pod: this thing has truly saved our lives traveling with babies and toddlers. It’s a little pricey but they sleep like a rock anywhere and everywhere because of it.
  8. Chatbooks: capture memories and all your photos in an easier way. Their month books and mini month books (and app) make it so easy to capture daily life and those you love, and have it all sent to your door!

For Toddlers & Kids:

  1. Lovevery Subscription: You guys! THIS IS THE BEST! This is a montessori based toy subscription box  designed to begin getting little ones interested in learning, exploring & curiosity. We’re totally toy minimalists over here, so getting this box has been amazing. They’re all chemical free, wood toys (aka no plastic) that are so well designed (aka, not eye-sores as they’re scattered all over our living room), and Noah is obsessed with them.
  2. Easel & Adjustable Art Table: a 2 in one, that’s not sore on the eyes. Double win.
  3. Scooter: getting outside for fresh air is ALWAYS a good idea. Love this option to mix up the bike every once in a while.
  4. Strider Bike: 18 months to 5 years old…. there’s a reason this is a best-seller.
  5. This Rain Suit: What’s that saying… there is no bad weather, only bad gear? This thing is amazing– play, stay cozy and dry, jump in puddles, get dirty and the park, and then strip it all off before the car. 
  6. Sherpa jacket: Noah’s favorite coat– his ‘cozy’ jacket, for such a great price!
  7. Kid’s Carhartt beanie: Again, a favorite around here for all. It might just be my child but the 8-14 year fits best for his 3 year old head?  
  8. The Wood Learning Tower: our everything. We use this daily and it’s been amazing.
  9. Beautiful Wood Kits (aka yay for non ugly toys, lol): Toddler Tool Kit  or the Cleaning Kit or the Teatime Kit or the Forest Floor Play Kit or the Train Set
  10. Kids Meditation Yoga Mat: stop it, right? So freaking cute. Start ’em young!
  11. Art kit: so cute and fun! Great for winter days inside.
  12. Pajamas: our fav PJ’s now come in stripes! Love love these sets, I order up a size. 
  13. Kids table: let creativity run wild (or give them their own little eating area). We love and own this table & chair set.
  14. Hanna Andersson PJ’s: sooo many cute patterns!
  15. Bean bag: serious cozy fun, perfect for book reading.
  16. Toddler slippers: Noah was getting jealous of mine, and these are so freaking cute on!

For the Health Nuts:

  1. Melissa Wood Health subscription: I LOVEEEE these at-home workouts for strengthening and pilates. 
  2. Bala Wrist & Ankle Weights: the best for the above workouts, pilates and yoga flows. I’m obsessed with these.
  3. Airpods: the best for walks outside or streaming workouts!
  4. Sakara: Think elevated, vibrant, gorgeous real-food-only meals…. delivered to you door. For the busy mamas, professionals, and health-lovers (who maybe don’t love to cook so much) in your life. A woman-found small business as well. You can schedule out orders into January with this price, so give yourself a gift that will feel like a week at the spa. Black Friday 2021 Deal Only: Use the code “XOSRH-BF21” to get 25% off your 1st order! Expires November 29th!
  5. Rosebud CBD & CBD Bath Bombs: the best CBD I’ve come across. Woman founded & run, and such intentional, organic sourcing. I love their double strength CBD oil so you can easily dose up or down depending how your body feels (or start with the original strength if you are new or nervous about CBD) to help with anxiety and sleep when needed (it’s soooooo good and so helpful, not to mention great for inflammation), and the CBD bath bombs & marshmallows would make such perfect gifts this year in quarantine. Also a woman-founded small business. Use the code “simplyreal15” for 15% off your order!

For the Wine Lovers:

  1. Dry Farm Wines: my GO-TO natural, clean wine source. You can gift red, white, rose, sparkling OR mixed boxes and get a little discount using this link! They let you do one-time gifts or temporary subscriptions! Aka, the perfect holiday gift.
  2. Crunchy Red Fruit: a local wine delivery subscription for Seattle peeps! This is curated wine delivery from a  local award-winning sommelier (and small family run business). They pick low-intervention/natural wines of all kinds and have a PERECT holiday box in 6 or 12 bottle options. Use code SMALLBIZ10 for 10% off everything in the store Black Friday thru Cyber Monday.
  3. Uiio wine purifier & filters: hangover free wine? Wait… even red wines? I was so doubtful. But hopeful. Friends, this is life-changing if you’re sensitive to wine (like me) but love a glass here and there. And I have to say, these really do work and make any wine sulfite free. Aka hangover free (obviously when done in moderation). Available in single glass filters or bottle filters. This is one the best gifts I’ve ever been given. Also paired with Dry Farm Wines and the Coravin. 
  4. Coravin: this lets you pour a glass without opening the whole bottle, and keeps it fresh for months. YES. It’s pricier but such a great investment to not feel like you need to finish a bottle in 1 or 2 days (or like we do, each get to have a glass of exactly the wine what we want). 

Seattle Local Shop Guide:

  • Book Larder: such a special sweet shop filled to the brim with cookbooks of all kinds from around the world. If you haven’t checked out this little gem of a store for your favorite cook you must go!
  • Sarah Kahn Hair: the best little natural beauty boutique and shop for natural makeup, skincare and haircare. They can also make curated kits for your friends & family, based on what you like. So many of my favorite products can be found here, in person! Use “simplyrealhealth” at checkout for a little extra bonus with your order. 
  • Samatva Skin: the best organic facials.
  • Greenhouse Nail Spa: for natural nail gift certificates. This is my favorite nail spot in the city, with all non-toxic products.
  • Spruce Nail Spa: great natural manis, pedis & facials with non-toxic products
  • Anders Shop: the cutest local shop, with sustainable gifts from all over the world. 
  • Crunchy Red Fruit Wine: this is an incredible family-run business, with beautifully & thoughtfully sourced wines.  These wines are so good, and they’re just starting out (the founder was the somm at Canlis for years). Use code SMALLBIZ10 for 10% off everything in the store Black Friday thru Cyber Monday.
  • Vif: one of the best neighborhood coffee shops, lunch spots & natty wine shop
  • Queen Anne Books: The sweetest local book shop.
  • The Mint Gardener: beautiful prints, online art classes and the author of two amazing watercolor and coloring books for the artist on your list.
  • Robinson Creative House: the most beautiful stationary and lettering, truly.
  • Lil Bipsy: the best baby & toddler clothes with a full online shop that ships nationwide!

Cheers to a beautiful, cozy, joyful, healthy & thoughtful season ahead!

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