I wanted to post a Green Holiday Gift Guide long time back but never got time to do that so I am posting ” Holistic Saffron Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide 2015″ now.
Are you looking for the Crunchiest Gift ideas for your Holistic Mamas and their family? Here is a quick list of some of my favorite products which I am sure every Crunchy Mama would love! Most of the products in the list are healthy living related so you will not find much of toys or other accessories. I would absolutely prefer to receive Gifts that are unique and life changing than same old boring dresses, chocolates, household accessories and toys for my Babies. When people get health related unique gifts and when they try the product and see it’s magic they will naturally be drawn to researching more about that gift. It will change their life for sure!Though my initial plan was to create a Gift Guide for everyone this one is specifically for Pregnant and Nursing Mamas and some are for Kids 🙂
Green Holiday Gift Guide For Crunchy Pregnant Mamas
1. Bump To Birth eBook
Know any Pregnant Mama who is looking for a book that can help deal with annoying issues like Morning Sickness, Pregnancy Aches and Pains, Hemorrhoids, Edema, Anemia etc.? Is someone that you know planning a homebirth and is looking for pain management techniques during a labor? Or may be a few tips on how to prevent perineal tear , how to increase milk supply after a birth etc.? Then “Bump To Birth– Holistic Remedies For Common Pregnancy Ailments and Natural Childbirth” eBook could be the perfect gift for her. I am offering this book as a part of my Bundle here. Use Coupon Code “CHRISTMAS2015” to get 50% Off Until December 25th!
2. Garden Of Life Whole Food Supplement
Garden of Life is the best Prenatal Supplement for every Pregnant Mama! I took New Chapter Prenatals in my first Pregnancy and found this Gem during my second Pregnancy. While choosing the prenatals it’s very important to choose whole food based supplements with vitamins and minerals derived from food sources especially Folate. Never take any supplements with Folic Acid in it, that’s a synthetic form of Folate and has been linked to Breast Cancer in women.
Garden of Life’s commitment to health goes beyond offering some of the most effective nutritional products in the world. We are interested in building relationships with people to help them transform their lives to attain extraordinary health. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with premium products that are supported by education and innovation.
It is available in 30, 90, 180 and 40 counts. Available here.
3. Hylands Bioplasma Cell Salts
I call this a “Miracle in a bottle”! If you are a skeptic then you really gotta try Homeopathy to believe in it! Hylands has been a life saver for my family, right from teething to Cold, Colic, Acid Reflux (when my Girl was just a week old) UTI, Eczema, Sinus, Pains and Aches, PMS and what not! I have been successfully using Homeopathy for my family for 5 years now. I would say grab this bottle right away and gift it to everyone in your list because it’s a life changer! Cell Salts also known as Tissue salts or Schuessler cell salts are a group of minerals that should be present in the body for it to function optimally. It was developed by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler and it has 12 main Cell Salts.
It is a combination of 12 major cell salts.It helps boost your Immunity, amazing for Bone Health and Children’s Growth, Strong Skin, Nail and Hair(Thanks to silica), Digestive Health, Respiratory Health and Brain Health. Yes these tiny tabs are way too powerful than one might think. A must have in every Pregnant and Nursing Mama’s medicine cabinet. Though it says it is not safe for children below 2 (they are required to state that on the bottle) they are perfectly safe even for newborns. Helps with colic and reflux issues, improves eczema and works as an immunity enhancer. Hylands Bioplasma is available here.
4. Earth Mama Angel Baby Pregnancy Tea Kit
Though I made my own Pregnancy Tea(Recipe is in my Bump To Birth eBook) I found this Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Tea Kit to be the best amongst all the Pregnancy Tea Brands! And this kit is even better because it serves 3 purpose with it’s 3 different types of Teas in one single kit- Morning Sickness, Heartburn and Third Trimester Nourishing Tea. You can buy this tea sampler here.
Melinda Olson started this company in 2002 and began formulating organic herbal remedies for friends in her Oregon kitchen many years ago. Her love of organic gardening, passion for herbs and desire to find safe products for mamas and babies led to founding Earth Mama Angel Baby, an industry leader in safe, natural and organic herbal products. Melinda is an expert in the benefits of plant medicine, and continually balances her trust and care of traditional herb wisdom with evidence-based research. Since 2002 Earth Mama Angel Baby has been supporting mamas and babies through the entire miraculous birth process, offering nature’s perfect solutions to perfectly natural pregnancy discomforts.
5. Helios Natural Childbirth Homeopathic Kit
Helios Homeopathic Childbirth Kit was my first Homeopathy Product/Kit along with their Deluxe Kit which I will explain below). My Midwife introduced me to Homeopathy when I was Pregnant with my first Baby and it completely changed my life! I am an Aromatherapist and Herbalist but I couldn’t have done without Homeopathy during my pregnancies and labor. This Kit contains 18 Homeopathic Remedies that will help you immensely during your pregnancy, during labor and birth and after a birth. Whether your loved one is looking for inducing a labor naturally or looking for some help during her labor and birth this is the Kit that has it all. You can buy this Kit here.
6. Motherlove Pregnant Belly Salve
Looking for a non-toxic belly salve for your Pregnant Friend/family member? I highly recommend Motherlove’s Pregnant Belly Salve which soothes itching and prevents stretch marks. The most gentle way to pamper that beautiful pregnant belly. You can buy this salve here.
Kathryn Higgins, Motherlove’s founder, grew up in a Mayo medical family from Rochester, Minnesota, who were avid gardeners in love with flowers and plants. After moving to the Rocky Mountains, she became passionate about the uses of plants in the meadows and forests surrounding her mountain home in Northern Colorado’s Rist Canyon. She began incorporating the wild plants into her daily life for food and medicine and teaching others. Not able to find herbal products to support her pregnancy and birthing experiences, she began making her own—and sharing them with other women. These creations in the early 1980s became the seeds for Motherlove products.
7. Hazelaid Hazelwood and Amber Necklaces
I heard about Hazelaid when I was pregnant with my Son and was desperately searching for Morning Sickness remedies because nothing(no herb,no oil,no seaband nothing could work 100% and I learnt about Homeopathy only when I was in my 3rd Trimester) could make me feel 100% better! Not sure whether it was a co-incidence or what but my severe morning sickness subsided within a few days of wearing Hazelaid’s Hazelwood Necklace! It was a miracle! Hazelwood necklace can also help with Eczema and Acid Reflux. Your pregnant loved one will definitely love Hazelaid products! Amber necklace for headaches, aches and pains around neck, ear area, it helps with digestion and amber is also the crystal for depression because this vibrant yellow, bright and sunny crystal brings joy and happiness in one’s life. You can buy Hazelaid products here. Don’t forget to enter our Giveaway where you could win $25 Gift Card!
Hazelaid was started in 2008 by Brian and Severine out of desperation to find some natural relief for their baby’s eczema. Today they carry over 650 unique sizes, colors, and styles of therapeutic jewelry and the awareness about these products has been growing!
8. DefenderShield EMF Radiation Protection Pads
Are you eating healthy, avoiding toxins and doing everything a crunchy way? Have you thought about protecting your family from the harmful effects of EMF(electro magnetic field) radiation? If you know a Pregnant Mama who spends a lot of time using Laptop/PC or Cell Phones then this could be one of the best gifts for her! EMF radiation is even more harmful to unborn babies who are still growing inside. You can buy EMF protection pads for the Cell Phones, PC or Laptop here.
DefenderShield® is the effective EMF radiation protection for mobile devices ever developed. Backed by FCC certified lab testing, DefenderShield® blocks virtually 100% of the full frequency spectrum of harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) emitted from laptops, tablets and cell phones. This includes both Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Radio Frequency (RF) radiation emissions. No other shielding is capable of blocking ALL forms of EMF radiation to this level! DefenderShield® will help protect your friends and family from the harmful effects of EMFs emitted by all the shiny new electronics they’ll be getting this holiday season.
9. Solay Wellness Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp
Did you know that Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp comes with several health benefits and is not merely a showpiece? Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp is excellent for controlling indoor pollution which means it is excellent for people with allergic rhinitis, eczema (indoor pollution related eczema), asthma and other respiratory issues caused by indoor allergen. You can buy Solay Wellness Products here.
10. Pure Indian Foods PrimalFat Coconut Ghee
This is a brain superfood because it is loaded with healthy fats. Mainstream media have been telling that Coconut and Ghee both are bad for you because they are saturated fats. It’s good to see the comeback of Coconut Oil and Ghee(Ghee is an Ayurvedic butter preparation that has been used in cooking and healing for thousands of years), people are slowly accepting them and learning about their benefits. Coconut Ghee is an amazing source of healthy fats for pregnant Mamas who are Vegetarian (not Vegan because Ghee is a dairy product). You can buy it here.
11. Online Birthing Course by Yogi Mami
How about gifting your loved one an awesome Birthing Course? Victoria of Yogi Mami offers a beautiful online birthing class for expecting Mamas. She is a Reiki Master and Prenatal Yoga Coach.
Whether you choose to give birth at home, in a birth center, or at a hospital, this online birthing course will provide you with the skills and techniques necessary to experience a comfortable, joyous birth and a smooth recovery! The course will outline the body’s innate ability to give birth and teach the father-to-be how to meet the emotional needs of the laboring mother. Expecting parents will receive peace of mind by gaining the knowledge and tools necessary to release their fears so they can enjoy the pregnancy and look forward to the birth experience.
Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you are looking to have a more positive pregnancy and birth experience after experiencing a traumatic one, this course will share with you how to establish a strong mind body connection with yourself as well as connect with your growing baby.
Find out more about her course here.
Green Holiday Gift Guide For Crunchy Nursing Mamas or Mamas with little Kids
12. Helios Deluxe Homeopathic Family Kit
When buying a gift for new moms people usually think of baby products but in my opinion something like a Homeopathic Kit makes an amazing gift. A mama is so tired, anxious, weepy, overwhelmed and even depressed at times so why not give her something that she can use it as a companion? I highly recommend getting this Kit for a New Mama! This Kit was my Best Friend that helped me get out of Postnatal depression and helped me treat my babies’s every single issue in the first year! It will help her and her baby so much that you would not even look for other natural alternatives. Since most herbs and essential oils are not safe for Babies below 12 months Homeopathic can truly be a life saver! I never needed any herbs or oils for my Kids’ first year. Be it colic, reflux, eczema, postanatal depression or anxiety this Kit has all the remedies that a New Mom and Baby need. She will thank you forever! You can buy this Kit here
13. Mother Food-A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs Book
This is one of the best books for new nursing mamas! This Book is filled with amazing wisdom and is loaded with milk supply boosting recipes, list of herbs and tips. This Book also brings amazing wisdom from around the World so you will know what foods and herbs other Mamas use to boost their milk supply and how you can add those foods to your diet to increase your supply. You can buy this book here.
14. Plant Therapy KidSafe Oil Set
When I had my second Baby my first Baby was only 20 month old so I know how hectic a Mama’s life becomes when you have to raise an infant and a toddler together when you yourself are sleep deprived and overwhelmed! This essential oil set is perfect for a New Mama with a toddler. Mama herself can use these oils when stressed or anxious. You can buy this set here.
15. Hazelaid Baltic Amber Teething Necklace
This teething necklace can be a life saver! This can absolutely save your sanity, your child’s discomfort and pain and your sleepless nights! If you know any New Mama or a Mama with a teething Toddler then I highly recommend gifting this! Hazelaid is an amazing Brand, they have a great variety of amber necklaces(for teething) and hazelwood necklaces (for eczema , colic, acid reflux in babies) their customer service is awesome and shipping fee (even International) is so reasonable. They also have a combination of Amber and Hazelwood which is perfect for a teething child with eczema or acid reflux issue. You can buy Hazelaid products here.
16. Tula Ergonomic Baby Carriers and Slings
Tula was my first Baby Carrier and I fell in love with it immediately! It makes babywearing so easy! Tula is perfect for babywearing Mamas and Dads of any height or weight. They also have toddler extension so you can either use the extension or buy a separate Toddler Tula for a Toddler once they outgrow the standard one.
Tula also has wrap conversion ring slings. For a new mama Ring Slings are better because it gives them a chance to be more closer and helps with bonding. Tula carriers can be used for babies 3 months and up, infant insert is available too. You can buy Tula products here.
17. Natural Baby and Childcare: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children Book
This is an amazing book which can quickly become any Mama’s favorite. It is written by Lauren Feder who is an MD and a Mother who believes in alternative healing. In this Book she lists all the major alternative remedies for almost every childhood illness that one can think of. She lists home remedies, herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy and gemmotherapy for childhood illnesses. You can buy this Book here.
18. Beauty Counter Lustro Facial Oil
We Mamas often forget to take care of ourselves once our Baby arrives. Self care is so important so taking some time out to pamper your skin goes a long way to make you feel more joyful and happy. Beauty Counter’s Lustro is perfect for busy Mamas who hardly get any time for themselves.
Lustro Face Oil uses a base of seven pure plants oils, such as grapeseed oil and rose-hip seed oil that provide antioxidants to your skin helping with the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. Pure plant oils are readily absorbed by your skin, quenching its thirst for hydration and vitamins C, E, and essential fatty acids. Pure plant based oils are incredibly healing for even the most problematic skin. Lustro Face Oil #3 with Ylang Ylang & Wild Chamomile balances oil production and soothe skin. This is ideal for very dry, very oily, or complicated combination skin. The Wild Chamomile and Ylang Ylang give a subtle calming herbal scent. Add a few drops to your fingers and press onto skin after cleansing to give your skin much needed hydration or add it to your tinted moisturizer for a healthy dewy glow. Use it under your makeup to help your makeup go on flawlessly and apply during the day over your makeup to rehydrate on the driest of days! You can buy this oil here.
19. Homemade Elderberry Syrup
Jeanne Dollar offers Organic Elderberry Syrup on her Etsy store. Elderberries are known to boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis, perfect gift for any Mama during this flu season. Jeanne is also a member of Holistic Saffron Facebook Group and I would highly recommend her products, she knows her stuff very well.
Green Holiday Gift Guide For Crunchy Kids
18. Yum Earth Vitamin C Candy Drops
I love Yum Earth! I initially bought these for my Kids but I quickly fell in love with these. These are organic candy with NO Gluten, GMO, colors, HFCS, Soy, additives or preservatives. These candies are yummy and I am happy with the Vitamin content that my kids get from these (I give them once in a while because even if it’s natural sugar I don’t like to give them too much). Their Ginger flavor is great for Nausea so it’s a good gift for pregnant Mamas too. You can buy these Candies here.
19. Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game, a cooperative board game
Wildcraft is a wonderful gift for Children aged 4 and up! An Herbal Adventure Game is a cooperative board game that explores healing herbs. Wildcraft teaches 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations. (Wildcrafting is the harvesting of wild plants). Players learn about plants by connecting the icon on the challenge or “trouble” cards with the icons on the plant cards. If a player has a “burdock” card in their herb basket and draws a “hungry” card, then the player can turn the cards in and move to the next rest space. Though it is a cooperative game, there is plenty of strategy and drama as players travel up the mountain to the Huckleberry Patch and back to Grandma’s before nightfall. The only way to get back safely is to help each other out. However, it’s ok if you don’t make it. Grandma will come and get you. 🙂 Wildcraft! is a great introduction to the world of edible and medicinal herbs for children of ALL ages. It’s a beautifully illustrated, nature based, educational, cooperative game created in the tradition of the classic board games. Kids love the “Chutes and Ladders” type of play.Wildcraft! features storytelling and fosters the imagination. It’s one of the best natures games, being that it connects kids to nature. It’s an herb game and an educational game. Wildcraft! includes a 20×20 inch game board, instructions, 4 player pieces, 52 plant cards, 52 trouble cards, 25 cooperative cards, and a spinner. It also comes with a downloadable story to enhance the story of the game. Wildcraft! is made in the U.S.A. and made with green materials. It was chosen one of the Top Natural Toys of 2008 by Mothering Magazine. One to four players, ages 4 to adult. No prior knowledge of plants or herbs is needed. No reading is required for younger players. You can buy it here.
20. The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children: Teaching Children to Cook the Nourishing Traditions Way (Book)
The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children describes the principles of good nutrition in a simple language that children can understand. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, teachers and anyone involved in a young person’s life can use this book to successfully equip children with the skills and wisdom they need to nourish themselves and–one day soon–their own families. This book is for children and teens 10-16 You can buy this wonderful book here.
21. Klean Kanteen Water Bottles
I found Klean Kanteen in 2013 when I was searching for a safe bottle for my first Baby. Klean Kanteen bottles are BPA, phthalates, or lead free and I found it easier than any glass bottle because the amount of trauma these bottles have been through no way a glass bottle could have survived 🙂 I recommend Klean Kanteen for kids and adults.
You can buy Klean Kanteen Bottles here. Hope you liked this list! Happy Holidays 🙂 <3