Want some fun and healthy ideas for the holidays? I have created this list of things I love to give and receive and I hope you will love them too!
These are all items I personally own, use, have tried, etc. Every single one. Most of them, I use on a daily basis.
There are ideas from small stocking stuffers, posture related gifts, and even a couple of aspirational gifts… maybe for yourself! (see the last item – Dr. Amy’s favorite piece of “furniture” in her house).
Healthy Posture Gifts:
Portable Laptop Desk: https://amzn.to/3TYvGou
This portable desk will elevate the screen of your laptop. Then, all you need to do is pair it with a wireless keyboard and mouse combo and voila! You have turned your laptop use from posture destroyer to posture helper! Watch my YouTube video to see how this works…https://youtu.be/WOuK5yu5XwU
Wireless Keyboard Plus Mouse combo: https://amzn.to/3GH3aoj
Place the keyboard and mouse on your table and elevate the laptop on the portable laptop desk (see above) in order to get your screen nice and high in front of your face for better posture.
Posture Corrector Comfy Brace: https://amzn.to/3GBRGSW
For anyone who slouches their shoulders too much, whether from poor posture or being on a computer or phone too much, this brace will give your recipient a break from trying to hold their shoulders back. It feels really good!
Healthy Gifts You Can Purchase at Bergen Family Chiropractic office:
Hot/Cold Gel packs
Lumbar Support Cushions
Biofreeze Gel (tube or roll-on)
Tri Core Cervical Bed Pillows
White Flower Analgesic Essential Oil
**Just stop by the office to pick up any of these healthy gifts
Small and Fun Gifts (Stocking Stuffer Ideas):
Eco Lips 4-pack Organic Lip Balm: https://amzn.to/3VeqNc2
I just love these lip balms because they are big and delicious flavors. I keep one in the car, in room A at the office, and in all my coat pockets. I guess I’m addicted…
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream: https://amzn.to/3Xt0all
There are about 5 people I know who have sworn to me up and down that nothing has ever helped their dry, chapped hands UNTIL I MADE THEM TRY THIS HAND CREAM. I am serious! It works like nothing else to not only keep your hands soft, but to heal the dry, chapped skin. Just ask my kids – I give them these hand lotions in their stockings all the time.
Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Caffeine-free Tea: https://amzn.to/3TZb6nO
After dinner in the Winter (actually, all year long), I like to satisfy my need for something warm and just a tiny bit sweet. This tea hits the spot. Just make sure you get the caffeine-free variety if you will be drinking it at night.
Organic Chia Seeds: https://amzn.to/3XiQB8J
We make homemade granola on a weekly basis in our household and these chia seeds always go into the recipe. We use 2 heaping tablespoons per batch. Click the link here for Chef Eric’s Homemade Granola Recipe.
Large Cube Silicon Ice Tray: https://amzn.to/3TZL6cf
I use this large ice cube tray every day by placing my leftover coffee in it and making iced coffee to take to work. No watering down the coffee with ice made from water AND it’s a fun shape! Of course, you can make regular ice cubes, too, or use it to freeze Summer herbs in water for Winter storage or homemade pesto for meal-size servings ready to go.
Metal Citrus Juicer: https://amzn.to/3hU3G82
I don’t know about you, but when I try to juice lemons or limes for salad dressings, lemonade, “grownup” beverages, or tea, it kills my wrist to use the type of juicer where you have to push and twist. This is the perfect solution and it’s made of stainless steel so it has a little heft to it.
Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (Flavorless): https://amzn.to/3Xq9PZR
If you have a smoothie lover on your gift list, this is my favorite way to add protein to a smoothie. It is flavorless and doesn’t have any of those weird fake sugars with strange aftertastes that many flavored protein powders contain. You don’t even know the protein powder is in there! Plus, you can add it to a hot beverage and it doesn’t change the flavor of your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. (Great when you are trying to painlessly add collagen into your diet – especially if you need to help your skin, hair, nails, or bones to be stronger.)
Shower Steamers Aromatherapy Shower Tablets: https://amzn.to/3V3Hjfg
You may know how I love to make a room smell nice. These shower tablets are great for leveling up your shower experience with lovely scents.
Aspirational Purchases – Maybe a Gift to Yourself??
Blendtec Classic High Power Blender: https://amzn.to/3tOtYvk
I treated myself to this blender years ago and it is still going strong. I love it! I use it everyday – sometimes multiple times per day. Just today, I made this delicious “faux” ice cream sundae with frozen bananas, cherries, oat milk, Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (for protein – see above), and cocoa powder. So delicious. Regular blenders just can’t make the frozen fruit seem like ice cream as the Blendtec can.
3 Person Infrared Hemlock Sauna: https://amzn.to/3V6wAAQ
Last, and most aspirational of all…. a sauna!! This is my favorite piece of “furniture” in my house. I keep it in my bedroom and I use it everyday after I work out then go into the ice bath for a few minutes. My parents gave it to me for my 50th birthday and it is truly the best birthday gift I have ever received. I am so grateful to have it in my life. I love the heat and the fact that it is dry heat – especially since my lungs, which are mildly asthmatic, really hate humidity.
If you get one, try to get the 3-person size so that you can lie on your back with your feet up the wall. If it’s smaller than the 3 person size, you can only sit in it without being able to lie down (a tip you really should know because you can’t change it after you purchase!) The sauna is a stand-alone piece of furniture that you can plug in anywhere. I just had to have an electrician put the special outlet in my bedroom – easy peasy.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this list. It was a joy to think about the items in my life that make me happy. 🙂
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