Now it’s December I feel i’m ready to broach the subject of Christmas. It feels like it’s come around way too quickly and I’ve kind of been ignoring it. If you’re into health, food, nutrition, fitness and wellness then I’ve rounded up some awesome gift ideas for you or for loved ones.
1. Poppy and Olive Nut Butter Set
This would make a lovely gift for any foodie interested in health and wellbeing. The set comes packaged in a wooden crate and includes 4 x 120ml jars:
1 x Almond Butter
1 x Almond, Brazil & Cashew Butter
1 x Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
1 x Organic Coconut Butter
SHOP IT_$30 at Poppy and Olive
2. My Darling Lemon Thyme Recipe Book
My Darling Lemon Thyme is a gorgeous food blog written by Emma Galloway who shares delicious, nourishing recipes that taste great. This year she put out a recipe book that is beautifully presented and full of wholesome tasty food. It’s almost sold out in lots of places, which is a sure sign it’s got to be good. It’s available online, or check out your local book store. Get in quick though, or you might miss out.
SHOP IT_$45 at Emma’s at Oxford
3. Nescafé Dolce Gusto
The Nescafé Dolce Gusto gives you cafe style coffee at home. I couldn’t think of the more perfect gift for a coffee lover – the ease of making gorgeous coffee at the touch of a button. There is a range of delicious flavour capsules to please everyone from classic Cappuccino, Americano, Mocha, to Chai Tea Latte. You can see the full range here. There are a range of styles available and prices start from $149 and are available from most major retailers around NZ, although the compact new Jovia machine is available exclusively from Noel Leeming. (Psst – we’re giving one away. Check out my Facebook page to find out how to win)
SHOP IT_ $149.99 at Noel Leeming
4. Kathmandu Yoga Set
While I’m not a yoga person myself, I know lots of people that find it an amazing stress relief as well as a fantastic workout. This yoga kit from Kathmandu would make a nice gift for yoga buffs. You get a top quality mat, two blocks and a durable cotton carry bag. The bag strap can also be detached for stretching during exercises.
SHOP IT_$49.99 (on sale at the moment) from Kathmandu
5. Nike Studio Trainers
Animal print gym shoes? Yes please! I’m in love with these Nike Studio Trainer shoes. These are designed for cross training/gym workouts and are lightweight, with a flexible, low-profile platform that supports your foot during exercise. Did I mention they look great too? Also available in orange.
6. Move Nourish Believe Diary
This is more than a diary. As well as a week to view diary, it contains healthy living ideas and exercise challenges. It’s a year’s full of inspiration. I love the idea of combining healthy living inspiration within a diary as you’re inspired as you plan your weeks.
SHOP IT_ AU$39.99 at Lorna Jane Active
7. Subscription to Good Health Choices Magazine
Magazine subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. Good Health Choices Magazine is one of my favourite magazines for healthy living. It’s $29 for 6 month subscription or $52 for a years subscription. It’s also a cheaper way than buying a copy each month too.
SHOP IT_$29 to $52 at MagShop
8. Body Butter from Sante Beauty
Sante Beauty is run by Nellie who hand makes all her products with natural ingredients that are good for you and the environment. This body butter contains Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Olive oil, corn starch, and essential oils. It’s rich, smells delicious and is very luxurious.
SHOP IT_$23 at Sante Beauty
9. Cuisinart Ice cream / frozen yoghurt maker
Make your own healthier versions of ice cream and frozen yoghurt with this Cuisinart ice cream maker. It’s easy as the machine contains an integrated motor, double-insulated freezer bowl and automatic mixing paddle to do all the work for you. Results are consistently smooth dessert ready in as little as 25 minutes. It would make this creamy strawberry frozen yoghurt recipe even easier to make
SHOP IT_$169 at Moore Wilsons
10. Zoku Ice Cream Bowl
Similar to above, but a little gadget to speed up the process of making your own frozen desserts. This is such a fantastic idea for making a single serve portioned frozen treat that is ready in around ten minutes.
SHOP IT_$36.95 at Moore Wilsons
11. Make your own tortillas gift pack
This is a neat idea for the lover of Mexican food. Make your own corn tortillas (which are amazing by the way) with your own tortilla press. I’ve already got this cook book and it’s got some delicious Mexican food ideas – made a few of the burritos which have been a favourite in our home. The pack contains:
Tor-Mex Tortilla Press
‘Mexican Food Made Simple’ book by Thomasina Miers
Maseca corn masa flour 2.2Kg
Cerveza Negra Modelo (a Mexican beer)
SHOP IT_$109.95 at Moore Wilsons
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? What’s your favourite gift idea?