2015 has been the year for all things health, fitness and wellness orientated. We have witnessed food bloggers rise to the realms of Hollywood fame, Peruvian price crisis’ over the increasing worldwide demand for Quinoa, Jamie Oliver’s transformation from cheeky chippy chappy to superfood loving hunk and an ever increasing array of exciting and dynamic new wellness products popping up everywhere we go!
So instead of stockings piled high with sugary chocolate elves, or gifting another pair of wooly socks, StyleNest have pulled together a selection of our favourite Healthy Christmas gifts, perfect for everyone from the budding wellness warrior to the inquisitive and frightened boyfriend!
This healthy gift hamper is presented with true Daylesford Style, packaged in a gorgeous canvas tote, it is the perfect starter kit for anyone wanting to wean themselves into an organic and healthy style of eating. Every asset of the set is delicious, and our particular favourite would have to be the raw cacao and coconut seeds – demolished in a heartbeat! Whether a healthaholic or just a general foodie fan, this gift would be appreciated by anyone! The set includes: 100g pack of Bee Pollen, A pot of Cotswold Honey, Organic Green Teabags, a tub of Organic Raw Cacao & Coconut roasted Seeds, Organic Almond & Cashew nuts and a box of Organic Super Four Seed Porridge all tucked inside the reusable Canvas bag. Priced at £39.00 and available online at www.daylesford.com.
Naturopathic food brand Primrose’s Kitchen, has designed the perfect healthy alternative to traditional Christmas hampers with their eco-friendly Healthy Breakfast Hamper. The hamper comes filled with four delicious boxes of healthy breakfast cereals, perfect for those wanting to start off those gluttonous Christmas days with a nutritional boost. Each hamper comes with two boxes of their award-winning Raw Vegetable Muesli’s: Raw Carrot, Apple and Cinnamon Flavoured and Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli, as well as the recently launched Organic Courgette and Cacao Granola and Organic Banana and Hemp Granola. This is a gift for any breakfast addict, paleo follower or raw adventurist, and forget ideas of beige and over sugary cereals, these boxes of heaven are colourful, nutritionally powerful and above all scrumptious! The hampers are very reasonably priced at £25.99 including postage and come straight from Primrose’s Kitchen in Devon.
Don’t be thrown by the idea of sending someone a juice cleanse voucher or subscription – this gift is perfect for those of us who are curious about juice cleansing but need someone to give us that helping hand/nudge! If you are worried about offending someone, buy a subscription for the two of you! Juice cleansing is not only easier, but funner with a partner. After the Christmas indulgence, a juice cleanse will be at the top of any healthy advocates wish list!
Plenish is one of the leading cold pressed juice providers in London, and they offer three different varieties of cleanses and a large number of delicious juices (which can be purchased on Ocado and in many Waitrose stores). Subscription prices start at £70 for 7 juices per week and go up to 28 juices (family size!) for £277 per week. Available for purchase online at www.plenishcleanse.com
Who doesn’t love a Christmas gift that keeps on giving? A subscription to Lifebox provides just that. Once a month, a tailored healthy food package filled with the newest healthy superfoods and wellness products is delivered to your door to brighten up the day! And if you needed more convincing, they have just launched a festive themed box, perfect for getting people to convert to the healthy eating bandwagon! There are a number of different subscriptions including a trial mini box, a vegan cleanse box, women or men’s health boxes and even a junior box tailed for kiddies! Prices start at £19.95 per month for a three or six month subscription (£14.95 for the junior box) or if you want to try it out first sign up for Lifebox Mini starting at £14.95 – all available at www.lifeboxfood.com
We all have those friends, family members and colleagues that are the keenest of fitness addicts, and won’t let freezing temperatures and snow get in the way of their exercise routines! MIO skincare has designed two kits for fitness advocates to help keep them energised and relaxed during and after the heavy Christmas period. The Run Faster Kit (£18.50) contains a workout wonder muscle gel designed to provide a boost of energy for those morning sprints, 2 clean slate workout wipes, perfect for those times when the hot water stops working and a Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak which is a calming blend of Epsom salts, arnica and essential oils to pamper the skin and promote muscle recovery after a long day or hard work out.
The Sleep Better kit (£17.50) is the perfect gift for anyone who needs some kip eye and help calming the body and the mind. It is no secret that the heavy meals and Christmas barneys can wreak havoc on our stress levels and sleeping patterns! The kit includes a paraben and nasties-free Liquid Yoga restorative bath soak and a Liquid Yoga stress-free space spray filled with calming essential oils that brings that ever desired spa smell straight into your own bedroom. Both are available to purchase online at www.mioskincare.co.uk.
The Mother Brown’s Remedy Kit is the perfect gift for any travellista or pal who spends more time in the air than at home. Designed to be the ultimate companion for those who travel, the kit contains six natural, additive free remedy packs, each with individual benefits to tackle any unwanted problems you may encounter on your journey. Runny tummies, bouts of insomnia and the even that foggy morning-after headache are all catered for, with each remedy consisting of a natural blend of herbs, vitamins and probiotics – oh and if you needed a reminder to stay safe, the “Do Not Disturb” remedy provides you with three natural latex condoms – Mother Brown has your back! The Kit is £45 and is available for purchase online from their website www.motherbrownsremedy.com.