The gift giving season is upon us!
Here at LiveWell Collective, we’re big fans of finding gifts for our friends and family that support their health and wellbeing. Check out this year’s gift recommendations made by our own staff and a few of our lovely contributors:
Recommended by Katie Smith, NTP
Everyone always giggles when I say this was one of the favorite gifts I’ve ever received, but it’s true! Digestive health is really important to me, and as someone who struggles with digestion daily, (#teamceliac!) my squatty potty always comes in clutch! Trust me, if there is someone on your list who is into gut health and/or struggles with going number 2, they’re going to love their new squatty potty!
For the friend in your life who loves a good DIY as much as she loves supporting her gut health, check out these microbiome-supportive water kefir grains from Cultures for Health.
Water kefir grains create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage from sugar water, fruit juice, or coconut water. Very easy to make, water kefir makes a fantastic non-dairy alternative to milk kefir and can be flavored to make many different delicious beverages.
Also recommended by Jessica Pantermuehl, NTP, CHHC, Founder of LiveWell Collective
Sheepskin throws are super popular right now. If you’ve been eyeing one as a gift, consider this ethically-sourced option from The Citizenry, made in a fair-trade environment in the Patagonia mountains. For a faux-fur alternative, check out this option from Dot & Bo.
Recommended by Catherine Gallagher, Yoga Teacher & Blogger
“This glaze is heavenly! I love knowing that I’m putting something 100% natural and nourishing onto my lips.”
The stunning Juno Skincare ILLUME Lip Enhancer & Glaze compact provides a heavenly glaze that moisturizes and coats my lips with a long lasting clear high gloss finish. I apply it straight onto the lip over lipstick. It creates a flattering brilliance which is non-sticky, long lasting and wearable at all times. The white compact is the perfect handbag essential with an extremely handy-sized mirror too – bonus!
Also recommended by Catherine Gallagher, Yoga Teacher & Blogger
“I am constantly being given compliments on how beautiful my skin looks – this cleanser makes you GLOW – it’s magic!”
Inside each Daily Cleansing Ritual you’ll find a super-soft bamboo face cloth and a 50ml pot of The Green Balm containing the ancient powerful, healing herb yarrow. The luxuriously soft bamboo cloth is naturally anti-bacterial and also one of the most eco materials on the planet. This easy-peasy daily skin ritual gives the skin a balancing deep cleanse, removes excess oils and caked-on eye makeup in the blink of an eye! Magical!
Recommended by Jillian Warwick, NTP
The Earth gives us food & water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play & build on, and something we rarely acknowledge – natural, gentle energy. Think of it as vitamin G (G for ground). Earthing is based on the discovery that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy is foundational for vibrant health. The Earthing Mat offers a quick & easy way for you to get started grounding at home, at work, or almost anywhere you go. The Earthing universal mat can be used on top of a desk under your keyboard & mouse, or under your desk with bare feet contact.
Recommended by Rebecca Camire, NTP
I love living a healthy lifestyle and as a nutritionist food is super important to me but so is maintaining a healthy mindset! I help many clients with their emotional relationship with food and one book I recommend is Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie. This book can help you with any relationship struggle you may be in or have previously experienced. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for more guidance on how to let go of doubt, fear and find self love!
Recommended by Hiba Jameel, Nutritionist
As a nutritionist who loves cooking and maintaining a healthy weight, I love using my kitchen scale to measure serving size and track calories. It is very useful for baking when precise measurements are needed. I would recommend this product to anyone who is embarking on a weight-loss journey, wants to maintain a healthy weight by keeping an eye on serving sizes and for individuals who love to cook and bake.
Recommended by Dali Cao, Content Strategist of LiveWell Collective
What better gift is there than is the gift of restful sleep?
This mask helps relieve fatigue by easing tension and pressure around the eyes and employing the detoxifying benefits of activated charcoal. Each mask is softly padded with a silky satin front and infused with a micro fine charcoal powder in the organic cotton lining the back.