As we are entering the holiday season, you might be racking your mind for gifts for your friends and family. Admittedly, this can be tough- especially if you’re one that prides yourself on unique and personalized gifts. Well I’m here to act as a guide and make those decisions a little easier. After all, what better gift than a gift that fits their vibe and actually makes them feel better? Check out my recommendations below and see what friend, coworker or family member comes to mind with each- I think you’ll like what you find! I’d recommend throwing them together for a nice, thoughtful gift bundle.
For the creative entrepreneur that could always use more brain fuel
This person is the self starter or side hustler that could use a little help powering their creative business. For this person, it is important to them and their business how they show up every day. These gifts will help with cognition and energy to really amplify what they bring to their business and the people around them.
Athletic Greens is a game changer for energy. Their AG1 product comes in some sleek packaging, and initially includes a water bottle, scoop, and container for the powder. As I often discuss, we oftentimes need a heightened focus of recovery to bounce back with more energy, and this includes vitamins, minerals and adaptogens to help with this. Additionally, it includes gut supporting prebiotics and probiotics to help heal the gut, which can help with mood, energy, and even reduce brain fog for those long work days. It’s also so easy to take- just add one scoop to water or a smoothie and you’re good to go. You can find the AG1 here.
Four Sigmatic Think is a twist to your regular coffee in all the best ways- especially if you are looking for remarkably focused work days. This pairs two kinds of functional mushrooms together- lion’s mane and chaga- to really support your brain and body, thus your creativity and productivity. Would be great paired with a fun mug from a local coffee shop! You can find it here and use my code “CHELSRD” for 10% off.
Headspace is a meditation app that can help tame the monkey mind of the busy entrepreneur. You can gift them a 1 month subscription (or more). My favorite part of this app is that there are specific guided meditations depending on what you’d like to be intentional about- from sleep to stress to mindfulness and more. You can check it out here.
For the sleep queen or king
Sleep is life- but this person REALLY loves their sleep or struggles/ is trying to get better quality sleep. These can help them get a little more R and R.
Magnesium really does many many things- and one benefit it can certainly help you wind down at night and get into that deep or REM sleep. In fact, that is probably the first thing that my clients notice when starting to take magnesium. Magnesium is often depleted when we are active or stress, so this might be just the ticket for the sleep diva in your life to get the rest they need. For this, I would need to send you a personalized recommendation (even if it’s a gift)- so email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a quick call.
Four Sigmatic Cacao Mix is the best upgrade to your regular hot cocoa. This one has stress supporting properties to really add to their nighttime ritual. I personally love it to get into a more relaxed state before meditating. You can find it here and use my code “CHELSRD” for 10% off.
Ojaj Lavender Candle- a timeless scent that can set your mind and body at ease before bed. You really can’t go wrong with lavender, and a candle is a useful, classic gift. You can find it here.
For the determined fam member that is really trying to make a life change and take ownership of their health
For this person, you can tell they’ve really been putting in the work- or they have expressed that they are going to start. Your health is truly one of the best investments you can make, but they know that this comes with change and inner work. Here are ideas to help them really ingrain those habits and embark upon a life change.
Nutrition Counseling Get Started Package- this one is created and led by yours truly! Contrary to popular belief, I don’t just tell people what to eat, but we are trained in counseling to help set small, manageable goals each week that eventually add up to the greater goal and major life change. This is a 3 month program that involves education on mindset, foundations, balanced meals, nutrition to support your stress response and sleep, reduction of inflammation, and brain health, all while supporting your mental, physical, and emotional health. I have a plethora of resources for cooking and developing meals, recommend functional supplements based on needs, include lab reviews through the lens of a dietitian, offer a food and mood journal for accountability, and include a get started package with my favorite products. This is truly well rounded based on years of experience and many adjustments! If you think your friend or family member would be a good fit, fill out this contact form and we can set up a free call.
Atomic Habits– the practical nature of James Clear, the author of this book, just speaks to me. He tackles many points about making a long term change- such as identity shifts, environment and more. Would recommend this to anyone going through a major change! You can find out more here.
Daily Greatness Wellness Journal- journaling, but make it wellness themed. This is one of my favorites that I have used with clients. I am a huge fan of writing and journaling for positive reinforcement for sticking to your habits, goal setting and looking into your big wellness vision, and free form writing to explore your “why” and beliefs around wellness. You can check it out here. Also, if you do want to shop around, you can check out my top 5 wellness journals article.
For the Everyday Athlete
This is for a person in your life that is really trying to up their performance game- whether it be strength, endurance, active recovery, or my favorite- all of the above. These can help with fuel and recovery.
UCAN Fuel to Go is probably my favorite non-traditional pre workout. Unlike others that have caffeine, sugars or other quick bursts of energy, this is a slow releasing carbohydrate that gives you steady, sustainable energy. This is geared towards endurance workouts but can be helpful for strength too. They used to just have this in powder form, so I was SO happy when they released these easy packets that you can take with you. This is also great for those really early workouts when you need something in your system but can’t stomach a snack/ breakfast that early. Also great for working out right after work. You can use my link here for 10% off.
Designs for Health BCAA Powder offers branched chain amino acids, a subset of essential amino acids which must be consumed and cannot be created in the body. This can help gain and maintain muscle and support muscle recovery, to ensure they are getting the most out of their strength workouts. This is also one that I would need to send you a personalized recommendation- so email email@example.com to set up a quick call.
UCAN Hydrate is one of my favorite ways to up your hydration game- utilizing electrolytes. A common problem I see is although some are intentional about water intake, they are lacking electrolytes to really help hydrate their cells. This is especially important for the everyday athlete, as electrolytes are also lost through sweat. You can use my link here for 10% off.
The Self Care Junkie
Skin care is self care- so this is for that person that wants a little extra glow.
Pique Sun Goddess Matcha- I always talk about matcha being great for cognition and giving a steady, calming energy, but it also can be remarkably great for skin. This can help firm and brighten skin and really support skin clarity. You can use the code CHELSRD for 5% off!
Aavrani Glow Activating Exfoliator is one of my favorites when it comes to natural skin care, and I think the self care junkie in your life will love it too! This contains turmeric- which I often talk about the anti-inflammatory benefits while consuming it- but it really can help with glowing skin and an even skin tone. Plus, I love their deep blue branding colors. You can find it here.
Putting It All Together
This is just a guide and each of these can be mixed and matched into different categories to curate the perfect gift bundle. You can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further on what would be helpful for your loved ones. Also, some discounts were mentioned, but I’d recommend getting on my email list from my site for even further Black Friday discounts! Happy Holidays and I am grateful for you all!