Gingerbread houses, cookies, homemade fudge, eggnog, and holiday cocktails …add naturally healthy gifts this Christmas.
It’s the season for giving and celebrating Christmas yet this year the holidays will be different with a pandemic determining how we will celebrate.
That’s why giving the gift of health is more important this year than ever before.
Consider that a gift of supplements, herbs or natural remedies that contribute to your loved ones’ health and wellness can help remind them how special they are to you and that you want what’s best for them.
More than 76% of all adults in North America take supplements, says the Council of Responsible Nutrition’s annual survey.
Herbs, supplements, natural remedies or fitness gifts like yoga and pilates are all important for gift giving.
So we’ve rounded some gift ideas for you to consider purchasing both online or offline – something your friends or family may not always consider buying for themselves.
Supplements for Adults 19-50
We need similar amounts of key nutrients between the ages of 19 and 50. One notable exception is that pregnant women or those in their childbearing years need more Iron and Folic Acid than other adults. Women also need to consider getting adequate calcium intake.
Supplements for Adults Over 50
If you’re looking for a gift for someone over 50, consider supplements that include Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Folate.
Essential oils make a great gift which many women enjoy for their therapeutic qualities, though men appreciate it too. Floral waters, also known as hydrosols, are popular too as these are the waters left from the essential oil extraction process so they also have some therapeutic qualities.
Choosing quality essential oils is important and you can get that from Natura Trading Company.
Skin and body care from all natural ingredients make a popular gift. Whether it’s a facial cream, shampoo or condition or a healing salve, you can find them all at Ferlow Botanicals.
Healthy beverages are always welcome and who doesn’t like a hot chocolate drink?
But the hot chocolate drink provided by Choffy is made directly from the cacao bean with no added ingredients. It’s not only delicious but high in anti-oxidants and provides a natural energy boost.
You brew it just like coffee. An infuser to make it along with 8 yummy samples makes a great gift.
Looking for supplements or herbal products? Edible Island in Courtenay on the northern part of Vancouver Island has a wide variety of local products, supplements, groceries and more to choose. Lynn’s Vitamin Gallery near the southern part of Vancouver Island has a wide range of vitamins, minerals, natural health and body care and more. Both locations offers special arrangements for the pandemic. Check for items that need shipping.
Or try a high potency Vitamin C along with other supplements from LeadingEdgeHealth, available online.
If you are looking for supplements that are anti-oxidants which help boost the immune system, then consider wild oil of oregano or ionic silver solution from Mission Falls Ionic Silver Solution. Both of these products are available in Canadian health food stores or online.
A book always makes a great gift, but not just any book. Check out Salvestrols, Nature’s Defence Against Cancer for a book that will open your eyes.
For stressed nerves, check in at Time Out Massage for treatments or gift certificates. It’s a great way to provide a service that people need to reduce stress and experience an alternative healing treatment.