It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones that will bring genuine smiles to their faces. No pressure, of course.
In all seriousness, many of us are torn between wanting to get great gifts for the people in our lives (gift giving is one of the love languages, after all) and not wanting to buy stuff just for the sake of having something to wrap.
The ideas below are aimed at helping everyone on your holiday gift list to live their best Primal lives—get outside, eat great food, use their brain, take care of their body, reduce stress, and generally #LiveAwesome!
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Primal Gift Guide
Gifts for People Who Love the Great Outdoors
To embrace the cold:
Rechargeable hand warmers replace single-use warmers and keep your fingers toasty.
A small portable stove like a JetBoil for a trailside hot chocolate or a warm meal on a cold outing. It’s also a year-round essential for backpacking. Maybe include a few Primal– or keto-friendly prepared meals.
Silk or merino wool long underwear are layering essentials.
For beach days:
Or pool days or lounging in the yard days…
Reef-safe mineral sunscreen. (Learn more about safe sun exposure, then head to the EWG Sunscreen Guide to find a good brand.)
Weatherproof padded blankets are great for kids and adults.
Turkish towels replace bulky traditional beach towels (this brand is women-owned and affordably priced).
A portable chair with cooler does double duty.
Everyone can use a reusable stainless steel water bottle to stay hydrated (this one funds national park projects).
Gifts for Foodies
Replace single-use plastic with stasher bags for leftovers and lunchboxes
Give the gift of safer cookware with cast iron or stainless steel pots and pans.
Chocolate lovers on your list will love trying different chocolates from around the world.
The hottest kitchen accessory of the year is the Ninja Creami ice cream maker. (Yes, you can use it to make Primal-friendly frozen treats!)
You can never go wrong with a Primal Kitchen Gift Card!
Gifts for Coffee Fanatics
Make latte art at home—and keep hot coffee hot—with an electric milk frother.
Pair an inexpensive mini-whisk with Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel for quick and delicious coffee upgrades.
Make this a holiday to remember with a new espresso machine.
Gifts for Pet Lovers
Blue light glasses or yellow-tinted book light for evening reading that won’t interfere with sleep.
Audiobook membership for people who like to do crafts or puzzles while they read. (LibroFM supports a local bookstore of your choice!)
Weighted lap blanket.
Experiences and Services
What new skills would your loved one like to learn? What about cooking classes, art classes, or courses on Udemy or Masterclass?
Tickets for concerts, symphony, theater, or a comedy club.
Local, state, and national park passes support public lands and encourage your loved ones to get outdoors.
Gifts for Kids
Get kids moving in Primal ways with equipment that encourages them to jump, hang, crawl, and balance like these apparatuses (these also look cool).
Get kids exploring with a magnifying glass, compass, microscope, or learning kits or science kits.
Get kids in the kitchen with kids’ cookbooks or kid-safe cooking tools.
Basic wooden building blocks and Legos let kids’ imaginations run free.
What else is on your gift list? Use the comments to call out your favorite brands and small businesses that are worth supporting!
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