84 Unique Gift Ideas for Foodies, Yogis, and Self-Care Junkies
This time of year can be overwhelming (for your wallet). Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday… it’s a wonder if you have anything left in your back account after the next few days. If you’re anything like me, you’re doing ALL your holiday shopping online and during these discounted events. I love getting it done all in a few days, snagging awesome deals, and just waiting for the packages to arrive. No battling huge crowds, getting trampled, or waking up at 2 am.
I’ve curated some quick gift guides for the foodies, yogis, and self-care junkies in your life. For each gift option, I’ve paired two (or more) items together for your complete gift set, but feel free to pick and choose. Many of these items are deeply discounted right now, including my favorite Instant Pot. Check out my gift guide below, and just click any of the images or text links to shop!
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For the Yogi or Self-Care Junkie:
1. Warm Winter Wearables:
This blanket sweater is perfect for cozying up next to the fireplace this winter or for wearing on adventures away from home. I have been looking for a new, fuzzy sweater for quite some time, and I think I’ve landed on the perfect one. There are plenty of other colors options. I’m partial to the neutrals, because I want to wear it with this beautiful Hibiscus Scarf.
2. Essential Oils Starter Kit:
I love this essential oils starter kit idea for a gift, because it covers all the bases for $160. You get a diffuser, Lavender, Copiaba, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, Thieves, Purification, RC, DiGize, PanAway, Stress Away, and lots of samples. Click here to get started.
3. Relaxing Detox Spa Bath:
4. Beat the Cold Weather:
I own this Infrared Heating Pad and I use it daily. I put it over my castor oil packs for promoting bile flow, place it over my liver, use it on sore backs, or turn it on when I have cramps. It has the same great infrared technology as saunas do, but it’s portable and affordable. This Amazonite Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet would be great paired with it! You can add essential oils to the black lava rocks and smell good all day. I also love these cozy pastel socks. For the aches and pains, check out Real Time Pain Relief cream. This stuff is has excellent reviews from people with chronic pain, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and all kinds of aches. The ingredients are natural, and there’s a TON of specials right now.
A yoga wheel has been on my wishlist FOREVER, and I absolutely love the color and pattern on this one… and all the 5-star reviews. It’s supposed to be great to open up your back, hips, and shoulders, as well as to work on strength and balance. And you can’t lose when pairing it with these inexpensive Yoga Dice and this Self Rolling Fitness and Yoga Mat. Added bonus… the colors go together perfectly.
6. Hippie Crystals and Candles:
Along with being pretty, these Hidden Crystal Candles are also made with soy (cleaner burn) AND contain a hidden crystal that you can snag once you’re through burning! I absolutely love this idea, and would definitely burn these during my yoga and meditation sessions. The scents are incredible, too: lavender, floral + citrus, and fig + watermelon. I’d add this gorgeous Gem and Mineral Collection Print or this Crystal Meditation Set.
7. Dessert and Chakras: Centered with a Sweet Tooth:
Need a stocking stuffer for the yogi in your life? These are cute Yoga Pose Food Cutters – Set of 5, and you definitely won’t find these in any big department store. Pair them with Make a Wish Chocolate Bars – Set of 2 and a cookie mix for an all-dessert present. I also love this Chakra Flags Chime, which is about five feet long and would look perfect in a bedroom or garden.
8. Stay Positive:
I personally own these Miracles Now Affirmation Cards, and I post about them frequently on my Instagram. If you’re having a rough day, just pick a card and read the uplifting words. In keeping with the affirmation theme, add these gorgeous Cherish Spring Bath Affirmations Set, featuring affirmation scrolls and scents like tarragon, pink rose, marjoram, and myrtle. Another idea is this inexpensive set of Tibetan Prayer and Affirmation Flags.
9. Florals and Summer Dreaming:
Do you have a flower child in your life who loves jewelry? Why not gift her the Birth Month Flower Necklace? These are hand-pressed flowers captured in resin, sourced from many different countries. And for a custom piece for less than $50 really is a deal. I love these Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden to accompany the necklace.
10. Pretty Pineapples and Protein:
The protein world is confusing, but this Vanilla Perfect Plant Protein you can trust. It’s organic, vegan, gluten-free, raw, non-GMO, and has no artificial ingredients. If you act fast, there’s a 35% off discount on Perfect Supplement items through 11/27. Drink it in a Pineapple Tumbler for a fun twist! Don’t like all the fillers in your nutmilk? Here’s a cute Make Your Own Almond Milk Kit to add to the present! It’s perfect as a base for the protein shake.
11. Plant Lady:
Know a succulent collector? Buy these adorable Felt Cactus Ornaments and you’ll be sure to elicit a huge smile when present-opening time comes. Pair this with a set of beautiful air plants and a Cork Cactus Organizer and make your fellow plant lady or plant man really happy.
12. Night Out and Morning In:
Sometimes self-care means a night out, and this Date Night Bucket List is here to help. But you don’t need a partner to complete these to-do list adventures. Take yourself out alone, too! Here’s one example: “Wake up early, watch the sunrise, go to breakfast, then nap.” Totally doable, right? But if you’d rather eat breakfast in bed, I’ve got you covered, too, with this Reclaimed Wine Barrel Serving Tray and Good Morning Tea Gift Set.
This Story of the Earth Set of 7 Bracelets isn’t your everyday jewelry set. They bracelets are handcrafted in Guatemala, made from waxed cords and charms. Each piece connects to an element: the sun, water, the earth. Durable for yogi friends who are always moving! In keeping with the worldly theme, add this World Traveler’s Cork Globe and this Scratch Travel Journal to keep track of all the places you’ve traveled (or the places you want to go).
I love this Artisanal Bamboo Salt Chest sampler, assembled in Washington. The case is bamboo and glass, featuring exotic salts like Cyprus Black Lava, Flower of Bali, Pacific Blue, and Bolivian Rose. Though there’s a push for low-sodium everything, your adrenals actually need salt (and vitamin C, and potassium, and lots of other things) to keep your aldosterone and blood pressure stable. And for a cute add-on, check out these Avocado Salt & Pepper Shakers or this Himalayan Salt Lamp!
15. The Cozy Yogi:
For another unique gift, this Kantha Blanket is a fair-trade item hand-stitched and made from vintage saris. 100% of materials are upcycled, and there are a variety of color options. Hello, new yoga blanket! Pair it with this cute Namaste Pillow and Bird Chirp Sound Box for the full cozy yogi effect.
For the Foodie Who Likes to Have a Little Fun:
1.Cooking Under Pressure:
This Instant Pot is a must-have, in my opinion. I use it to cook steamed veggies in 1 minute, hardboiled eggs in 4 minutes, diced potatoes in 5, soup in 15, a whole chicken in 23. I also make ribs, bone broth, mac and cheese, breads, yogurt, rice, beans, quinoa, and LOTS of other fast foods. This is one of the best-sellers on Amazon, and this deal sells out every year. Great for college students, new mamas, people with chronic illness, older folks, or anyone who wants to spend less time in the kitchen. Add the cookbook, too, just to be safe.
2. Detox It Out:
This Perfect Supplements Spirulina Powder is wonderful for any juicer or smoothie-maker you know. There’s also a Black Friday Sale and you can get 35% off on this product through 11/27. Grab it now! This website has products I absolutely trust and love, like beef liver capsules, acai powder, and so many more. Since Spirulina helps bind to toxins, keep with the detox theme with this Himalayan Salt Detox Foot Blocks and Coconut Oil Pulling Kit.
Since green tea lattes and other fancy drinks are all the rage right now, this Matcha & Milk Frother whisk is another great kitchen gift that’s both useful and unique. You can also use it to froth up your Bulletproof coffee or make homemade coffee drinks right from home. You can even use it for mixing salad dressing or marinades. To complete this Matcha gift set, add the Matcha Green Tea Set and this Handmade Solid Lotion Bars- Gift Set of 4, which includes a Jasmine Green Tea scent!
4. Healthy Shots and Home Brews:
I absolutely adore these Ayurvedic Daily Super Spice Shots. They’re full of superfood spices, like turmeric, licorice root, and ginger. They can be easily added to daily smoothies, veggies, or even morning cereal. Made right in the USA (California). Post-shots, your friend can make her own kombucha with the Kombucha Home Brew Kit, instead of trekking all the way to Whole Foods for it.
5. Eat Your Veggies:
I use my veggie spiralizer more than most kitchen appliances that I own. There’s nothing better than a big plate of zucchini noodles (covered in Dave’s Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce) that you didn’t have to hand-cut with a knife (been there). For more ideas, consider the Plant the Packaging Herb and Veggie Candles or Kale in a Bag Grow Kit.
6. Cards and Cocktails:
This Wall Mounted State Bottle Opener comes in plenty of different state options. These are hand-crafted in Georgia, so each piece will be a little unique. It’s a cute decor item that doubles as functional. This Tarot of Cocktails deck of cards would be a great additional to the present.
7. Hostess with the Mostess:
No gift guide would be right without a party-themed present. This Mariner Cheese Board will pair perfectly with the Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set for hosting a killer get-together. Don’t forget the Prism Light for atmosphere and the Agate Coasters – Set of 4 for a place for friends to rest their drinks.
8. But First, Coffee:
We’ve all got coffee-lovers on our list, so what’s better than Vietnamese Coffee Portable Pour Overs? These are great for road or plane trips, and the coffee set comes with little packets of sweetened condensed milk, so no need to search for creamer on the go. Take these on a hike, to a hotel, to the beach, to the mountains… the possibilities are endless. Include this adorable Dipped Coffee Bean Foodie Necklace for the perfect themed gift. It takes seven hours to harvest and plate this bean in 24-karat antique gold! Finally, my favorite Yoga Coffee Naps shirt. Always a winner.
Know anyone who is always adding cayenne pepper, jalapeños, or hot sauce to her dishes? The Trio of Travel-Sized Hot Sauces is a great little sampler that’s road-trip-friendly, so your friend will never be without her spicy kick again. Better yet, add this DIY Hot Sauce Kit to the cart and let her make her own!
10. Dress to Impress with Oil:
Have you even been to a nice restaurant and wanted to take home all the garlic-infused oil and bread? Now you can make it yourself with this Press and Measure Herb Infuser, by pressing herbs into your favorite olive oils. Great for every home chef. Stick with the oil theme and include this Wiener Dog Oil and Vinegar Set and this Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit in your order.
11. Let’s Taco ‘Bout It:
This Tricerataco Holder is a crowd-pleasing gift for a kiddo or an adult with a fun sense of humor. Sick of your tacos falling over on your plate? This is one cute solution. For add-ons, go ahead and indulge in the Homemade Tortilla Kit or Men’s Taco Socks. Nachos are never a bad choice, either.
Let’s not forget the golfers in our lives. This Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers – Set of 2 is great for the casual or serious golfer, and the cubes don’t HAVE to be used in Whiskey. It’s great for any drink that needs chilling. Add this Beer Cap Map USA to complete the gift.
13. A Penchant for Peanut Butter and Jelly:
Your friends and family will sure be jelly when they watch your recipient open her Peanut Butter Sampler. It comes in some true artisan blends, like Chocolate Toffee and Happy Trails (flaxseed, chocolate chips, raisins, and split peanuts). Of course, this set wouldn’t be complete without Cocktail Jelly – Set of 4 and this PB and J Coin Purse.
14. Tea Lover Gift Sets, Infused with Love:
15. Coffee and Donut Kind of Morning:
I absolutely love this Salvaged Wood Cookbook & Tablet Stand, because it’s gorgeous, and I’m ALWAYS cooking and looking at Pinterest recipes on my iPad. Such a cute and thoughtful gift that most people don’t already have, and would use! And for a darling breakfast-inspired gift that doesn’t come from the kitchen, here are some Coffee and Donut Earrings and some super cute Indulgent Foods Pillows.
I love making gift guides with unique items that you might not see everyday in the store. Which of these is your favorite? And what else is on your wishlist this year that I missed? Lastly, I want to know what non-product items you’d like this year (a memory, an experience, etc.)