Holiday Gift Guide

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Winter is coming—and with it comes the often-dreaded holiday shopping. To ease your stress, we’ve gathered together some fun ideas to inspire you. (P.S. You still have plenty of time!)
 
Give the Gift of Glow 

Salt Lamp

A Himalayan salt lamp tops the wish list for several Taste for Life staffers. As the days get darker, this lamp emits a warm, calming glow, making any space seem more welcoming. This style of lamp is sold by different brands at different sizes and prices and is found easily online.
 
Keep It Cool, or Stay Warm

Bobble

For the person who’s always on the go, the stainless-steel BPA-free Bobble Insulate can keep beverages warm for 12 hours or cool for up to 24. Bobble’s Presse bottle allows java lovers to brew, press, and drink gourmet coffee in just three minutes! Bobble is part of the Seventh Generation brand.

Scent-sational Gift

Essential Oils

Give your loved ones the gift of relaxation with a selection of essential oils. We like the Aura Cacia brand. For a complete gift package, throw in a Gaiam yoga mat for workouts and relaxation.
 
Small & Special Gifts

Aroma Actives

If you’re celebrating a holiday with multiple nights and events, such as Hanukkah, think small but special with gifts such as personal care products. Aroma Actives makes lovely skin care items such as masks, serums, and facial oils made with botanical extracts and essential oils. 

Babo Botanicals sells a wide assortment of hair, skin, and sun care items that would make nice small gifts for any family member, but it also offers gift sets for newborns as well as moms and babies.
 
For the Foodies

Tableware

Your planet-loving peeps will dig EcoSouLife’s eco-friendly tableware made from natural fibers and sustainable materials. A wide variety of brightly colored cups, plates, bowls, travel cups, and mugs are available. 
 
Chore-free Animal Adoption

Manatees

For the animal lovers on your list, consider the Save the Manatee Club or a similar organization. For a modest sum, your friend will get items like an adoption certificate, an animal photo, and organization newsletters.

Contributor: 

Pamela Bump

Pamela is a recipient of Boston University’s Master of Science in Media Ventures. In addition to developing online content and managing social media for Taste for Life, she’s served as Health Editor/Copy Editor for the Keene Sentinel newspaper, Social Media/Member Engagement Coordinator for Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, and Editorial Assistant for MedTechBoston.com.