We’ve all been there.
“What do I get ______ for Christmas?”
It can get stressful to find a gift that they’ll love that also says “I love you.” And sometimes people are just hard to shop for.
Instead of wracking your brain or braving the crowds, kick up your fuzzy sock-clad feet and spend time with your family! Then browse through our gift guide and choose one of these meaningful gifts for anyone and everyone.
This holiday gift guide is for your closest loved ones as much as it is for your acquaintances and most of these gifts are perfect for anyone, whether they follow a Paleo diet or not.
In The Kitchen
Paleo By Season – Chef Peter Servold
Paleo By Season presents a chef’s approach to healthy Paleo cuisine by teaching home cooks the essential techniques for cooking any food, so they can focus not on recipes but on using the best fresh, local ingredients. With dozens of techniques, over 100 Paleo recipes, and a showcase of small farmers and ranchers across the country who are providing sustainably raised meats and organically grown fruits and vegetables, Paleo By Season offers home cooks the tools they need to think like a chef.
What do the experts in real food eat at home? What do they make for their families on the regular?
This collaboration features 100 recipes from 20 real food health advocates who use food to help support health. You'll get your own personal peek into the kitchens of real food professionals like Le Cordon Bleu trained chef Pete Servold from Pete's Paleo, olive oil expert Tony Kasandrinos, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf and more!
The All-Star Real Food Cookbook is something anyone who loves real, delicious food can pull down from the shelf, get the kitchwen a little messy, wipe clean and serve a great dinner.
A pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, sauté/searing, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer
all in one! Since it replaces multiple appliances and can cook things so much faster, it makes a perfect gift for anyone looking to save time or space in the kitchen.
Blend up Paleo cookie dough, beat egg whites, and mix ingredients for grain-free carb bread with ease. This 10-speed mixer comes in a variety of colors, with available attachments for everything from mincing and shredding to spiralizing!
A secret in professional kitchens for decades, sous vide works by circulating heated water in a pot at a very precise temperature according to the desired doneness of your food, holding it there for the duration of your cook for exceptional results. Cook like a pro with this sous vide tool that utilizes wi-fi to ensure perfectly cooked meats, from anywhere.
Hopefully the receiver of this gift will gift you in return with delicious, wholesome snacks from crispy vegetable chips to flavorful fruit rolls or zesty jerky – the perfect Paleo snack maker!
A staple cooking utensil no kitchen should be without! It is the perfect tool for searing, sautéing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting, and frying. Cast Iron is one of only two metals compatible with induction stovetops and produces unparalleled heat retention and even heating. Each pan is unique and need some care and seasoning but is well worth the effort.
Effortlessly chop herbs into salads, soups and stews or make quick chimichurri, pesto, and herb garnishes with these handy scissors. This set includes a clever comb to clean the blades in just one swipe.
You can use this Granite Mortar & Pestle set to grind, crush, mash and mix any grain, spice or herb and create stunning dishes, including guacamole, salsas, sauces, recipes & more!
The ultimate gift for the avocado lover in your life! The heavy-duty pestle crushes avocados with ease, while the mortar holds up to 3 cups of guacamole or salsa!
For the coffee connoisseur - they can make their own espresso on the go with only two minutes of prep work. This handy gadget is manually operated works with all varieties of ground coffee.
This salt plank gives amazing flavor to whatever is being cooked. Perfect for searing steaks, grilling seafood or fresh vegetables, or serving a freshly-prepared salad. Himalayan salt plates have naturally low moisture contents, which allow the plate to be heated or chilled to extreme temperatures. This salt plate will work well on the grill, gas range or chilled in the refrigerator.
You probably know someone who is obsessed with avocados. The avocado saver slows the oxidation process, making sliced avocado last longer. Reduce waste and never throw away half an avocado again.
This herb keeper will solve the problem of herbs going bad or getting slimy by keeping these important ingredients fresher, longer! It seriously makes mine last 2-3 times as long as they used to.
For the on-the-go person in your life that always packs their lunch or takes their food with them on their adventures. This thermos will keep meals hot for 7 hours and cold for 9 hours!
The perfect gift for the person who’s always planning and packing their next meal for the office, bento boxes just make meal prepping fun! Unlike some others, this particular box is big enough to hold food for even the heartiest of eaters
Gifts of Love (and by that we mean food)
What says love more than bacon? Sending someone some of Pete’s Paleo’s mouth-watering bacon is a sure-fire winner! Pete’s Paleo bacon is the meatiest, most supple, melt-in-your-mouth bacon, so good it’s a game-changer.
Bone broth is not only good for you; it has become a trendy drink to sip on. It can, however, be time consuming to make. Pete’s Paleo Bone broth is made with only the best grass-fed beef bones and organic vegetables and filtered water, seasoned just right and packed full of flavor, minerals and gelatin. Shipped frozen right to the recipient’s door, it is good for 10 days in the fridge or up to 6 months in the freezer!
Shopping for someone else, but not sure exactly what their preferences are? Give the gift of a Pete’s Paleo Gift Card to their favorites.
Most commercial wines are NOT Paleo. It turns out all the unwanted side effects from wine - headaches, hangovers, gastrointestinal discomfort, poor sleep – are not caused by the wine itself but by the processing and additives used in modern winemaking.
Dry Farm Wines curates primal, sugar-free, low alcohol, low sulfite wines so you get these benefits without the downsides. They make a great gift for yourself or your loved ones. You can choose your favorites and sign yourself or a friend up for monthly subscriptions.
At Pete’s Paleo we strongly advocate for well-sourced, humanely raised animal proteins. Butcher Box delivers 100% grass-fed and grass finished beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door. You can choose your options and your delivery schedule, whether gifting yourself or someone you hope invites you to dinner!
Paleo Treats have been making foodie-approved Paleo desserts since 2009. They are serious about flavor, texture, ingredients and Paleo. They ship around the world and are experts at both making and getting a great dessert to your door.
Paleo approved condiments made with no sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, canola, soybean or industrialized seeds, artificial preservatives, fillers and trans fats. They use only cage-free organic eggs and vinegar from non-GMO beets. The kit contains mayonnaise, chipotle lime mayonnaise, Greek vinaigrette & marinade, ranch dressing and extra virgin avocado oil.
Some people need coffee in the morning. We just need bacon. So, who's making bacon for breakfast? Let the morning sizzle with these BRING ME SOME BACON unisex dress socks.
Surprise and delight your friends and family this holiday season with limited-edition, clean beauty gift sets. Beautycounter gift sets are specially curated for everyone on your list—gifts for him, gifts for her, gifts for kids, and everyone in between. The clean makeup kits and makeup gift sets feature lipsticks, highlighter, lip gloss, eyeshadow, and more. The skin-care sets feature our favorite Beautycounter products for glowing skin, such as our Counter+ Charcoal Mask, Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Counter+, Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm, Counterman, body butters, and facial oils. All sets come in festive boxes for easy gift giving—a great way to introduce your loved ones to Beautycounter’s safer, high-performing skin care and clean beauty.
Sometimes experiences and time together is the most thoughtful, meaningful and appreciated thing you can give. After all, your time is your most valuable currency, and what a gift it is to have time to give. Not only is it good for reducing the accumulation of stuff that happens over the years of holiday giving, but memories and connection are good for your relationships, and simply great for the soul.
Some of our favorite ideas on how to gift an experience:
- Cook them dinner/cook a meal with them (or order your Pete’s Paleo meals and enjoy together)
- For a family, gift the family a game or movie night with a gift basket of family games with small prizes for the winners, or family friendly movies with snacks.
- Get them tickets to a local musician or a comedy show, both of which are often affordable and a fun way to do/see something new
- For someone who has a child away from home, gift them a gas gift card for the drive, a music gift card to download their favorites for the trip and look up a restaurant or activity in the city their child is in to get a gift card
- Take them away for a day for a hike in a scenic area or a picnic or book a weekend trip to take with them
- Take a class together put on by community centers/studios/florists for a night making pottery, learning how to create holiday wreaths or pots, fermenting, mosaics, beer brewing (highly recommend for a boyfriend, husband or brother!), cooking class
- Tickets to a sports game, play, wine tasting
Now that your Christmas shopping is done it is time for you to disconnect a little from technology, connect a little with those who matter and begin to enjoy this season with those you hold dear.
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Michal Ofer is a wellness and digestion expert and nutrition coach. She is focused on assisting clients to take control of their health and happiness through the sustainable food and lifestyle choices that best support them. Through strengthening the body from the inside out, her clients are able to reach new heights of health, happiness and wellness. Michal obtained her Professional Training and Certificate from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. She has a further studied through the University of Colorado (Boulder) and Stanford University and is a Certified 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach. Michal has also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences and a Master Life Coach Certification. For further information and to connect with Michal visit her website at www.michalofer.com