Stress-Free Christmas Gifts

December 19th, 2013 by Loretta Lanphier, NP, CN, CH, HHP

Stress-Free Christmas Gifts

Finding those perfect Christmas presents can be the most stressful part of the holiday season. However, I have found that focusing on gifts that “give” throughout the year can be some of the most thoughtful and most appreciative presents that a person will receive. Gifts that introduce the recipient to something “new” end up being not only memorable but also appreciated.

Below are some Christmas gift suggestions that I have collected throughout the years. These Christmas gifts seem to be “hits” with all-ages including seniors, young people and even children. Many of these gifts can be purchased with a click of your computer mouse or made in the comfort of your own home.  Enjoy!

1)  Subscription to a health magazine (List of Health & Fitness Magazines here)
2)  Lessons in a particular craft or hobby
3)  Spa treatment gift certificate
5)  Gift card to Barnes & Noble,, etc.
6)  Organic Fruit Of The Month clubs
7)  Membership to Organic wine club
8)  Healthy restaurant gift certificate
9)  Organic/Natural skin care (Oasis Serene Botanicals is my personal favorite!)
10) Certificate for a free make-up lesson
11)  Movie gift passes
12)  Movie rental gift certificates
13)  Gift certificate for classes in Pilates, Yoga, Fitness Club
14)  Professional maid for a day
15)  Organic tea sampler
16)  Gift certificate to Whole Foods
17)  Homemade gift baskets. (Possible themes – spa, manicure/pedicure, movie night, sewing, gardening, homemade cookie mix, wine, gourmet coffee, candles, baking supplies, tools, organic soaps)
18)  Homemade gift baskets for children. (Possible themes – cars & trucks, baby doll accessories, movie night, skating, my first garden, fairy garden, sports, cds)
19)  Drawing lessons
20)  Musical instrument lessons
21)  Dance lessons
22)  Fish bowl and fish (be sure to get parent’s permission)
23)  Handmade gifts such as recipe-in-a-jar, personalized picture frames, personalized notebooks, personalized recipe notebook, etc.
24)  Begin a tradition of giving grandchildren a special ornament each year.  When they are ready to leave home they will have a nice collection, not to mention memories, connected to each ornament.
25)  Health/Nutrition E-Books
26)  Gift coupon for baby-sitting (great for grandparents to give to new parents) (free printable coupons here and here)
27)  Gift coupon to your spouse for a night out (meaning that YOU make all the arrangements when the recipient is ready to “redeem” it!)
28)  Gift coupon to children for a whole day with Dad/Mom
29)  Gift coupon to an amusement park, water park, zoo, etc.
30)  Library card
31)  Use family trinkets (old jewelry) and treasured hardware odds and ends to decorate a personalized picture frame and box.
32)  Give a book and a homemade bookmark. Find some great ideas here
33)  Make up some “paint chip” (paint chip samples from hardware stores) bookmarks for that book-lover friend. Instructions can be found here
34)  iTune gift card
35)  For more quick and thoughtful Christmas gifts go here

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Loretta Lanphier is a Naturopathic Practitioner (Traditional), Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Herbalist as well as the CEO / Founder of Oasis Advanced Wellness in The Woodlands TX. She has studied and performed extensive research in health science, natural hormone balancing, anti-aging techniques, nutrition, natural medicine, weight loss, herbal remedies, non-toxic cancer support and is actively involved in researching new natural health protocols and products.  A 14 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, Loretta is able to relate to both-sides-of-the-health-coin as patient and practitioner when it comes to health and wellness. “My passion is counseling others about what it takes to keep the whole body healthy using natural and non-toxic methods.” Read Loretta’s health testimony Cancer: The Path to Healing. Loretta is Contributor and Editor of the worldwide E-newsletter Advanced Health & Wellness. Check out Oasis Advanced Wellness and our natural skin care site Oasis Serene Botanicals.

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