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December 5 2023 Vennessa McConkey

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Finding gifts that people will appreciate and actually use can be pretty challenging! Over the most recent years, I've been trying to think about: What would help to make their life a bit more joyful or comfortable?  So many of us in this community struggle with autoimmune diseases, chronic illnesses, overwhelm and trauma.

So, I’ve complied a list of some of the best holiday gifts around the web.  And hey, you don’t need to wait for the holidays to send a gift…these would also be good for birthdays and as thinking-of-you gifts well!

(Some of these suggestions contains affiliate links.)

These are some of my favorites!!! 

No-Purchase Necessary Gifts:

    • - Take them on a day trip so they can get out of the house.
- Bring a blanket over, cook a meal for them in their kitchen and have lunch with them in the comfort their home.
    • - Call them and give them your ear. Ask them, “Please tell me all about how you feel and what you are going through.”
    • - Write them a hand-written letter with all of the things you appreciate about them.
    • - Clean a bit of their home for them. Just vacuuming, doing a load of dishes or folding laundry for them is so relieving!
    • - Watch their child for an evening so they can have a parent’s night off.
  • - Hugs, understanding, time. More hugs. We ALL need more human touch!

Gifts from $5 to $15

Paleo on The Go– $5.50 and up

Farm-to-table fully prepared meals delivered to you in BPA free, oven safe, microwave safe trays. Just heat and eat. They have an amazing AIP-friendly selections, as well. My personal faves are their Empanadas and Pot Pies!

Paleo Powder Seasoning – AIP blend is $8

This all purpose seasoning is a delicious blend of herbs and spices for the perfect addition to AIP-friendly meals.  (There is a pop-up on their main page that gives you 10% OFF your first order when you enter your email.)

Blue Light Blocking Glasses – $13

Glasses that block circadian rhythm-disturbing blue lights from devices, and will aid in better sleep when worn a few hours before bedtime.

Gifts from $30 to $60

Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender – $35

One of my personal favorite kitchen tools! This handheld blender will help them to easily make smoothies, sauces, blend soups and whip that coconut cream into delicious fluffy stuff. Sure to make them smile just for the time-saving benefits alone! Super simple to clean and takes up very little drawer space.

Handheld Deep Percussion Massager – $36

Massage aches and pains away and relax with percussion movement and vibrations.  This handheld device also has a heated option.

Weighted Blanket - $44

I don't go a night without using my weighted blanket! It's like a hug and great for those who are alone or struggling with any sort of trauma.

Dime Perfumes - $48 
These are the cleanest fragrances I've found out there - other than making my own! This duo set is perfect for a stocking stuffer. OR you can gift one and keep one for yourself! Their products never contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or BPA/BPS - which we don't want because those are estrogen-mimicers!

Gifts $100 and up

InstaPot – $99 and up

There is legit NO gift better than this! I didn't have one for the longest time, thinking my slow cooker was good enough. To call this device useful is an understatement. It pressure cooks, slow cooks, steams, makes yogurts, sautés... one of the BEST kitchen tools you could ever gift to someone who cooks all the time, or who has a family of hungry kiddos!

Jumpstart Fatigue Package - $299

This package, on my services page, gets you rolling on your healing journey with uncovering the root cause to your symptoms! We run a simple, at-home, non-invasive hair test, you are provided with a recorded set of results and personalized recommendation in regards to diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction and supplements (where you get 20% discount!). 

SaunaSpace – $349 and up

Imagine your loved one as a cute lizard basking in the warmth of one of those heat-rocks. Near-Infrared personal sauna lamp therapy stimulate mitochondria, and provides detoxification benefits as well as cellular regeneration. These lamps are exquisitely rejuvenating and feel soooo amazing.

 

I really hope you take some time to honor those who are struggling with cancer or an autoimmune disease or some other chronic set of symptoms. It can be tough to find the right present to give to your friend or loved one, especially when they've been fighting so long to just get through their days. Your gift may be the best thing they've received all year!

Go be a blessing :)

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