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Holiday Gift Guide

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

The Christmas countdown has officially begun!


TWENTY-TWO DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.


I can get easily overwhelmed by all of the to-do lists that immediately pop into my head after that statement. Anyone else an #ennegram1?!


I may not have my lists done or any Christmas decorations out yet but I DID channel my inner Santa Clause to curate this Holiday Gift Guide. I L-O-V-E giving gifts, but I'm actually not the best at picking out items other people love. My husband on the other hand is a genius when it comes to gift giving and over time I've learned a thing or two from him about picking out the perfect Christmas gift.


Since we've pursued non-toxic living for our home, Young Living gifts and simple DIYs are a frequent theme in our Christmas giving. Giving the gift of wellness and wholesome products is worth every penny!


Here's my top 15 gift ideas for the holidays:



1. DIY Manly Man's Gift Set


This gift is perfect for your dad, Grandpa, uncle or cousin! It includes a manly travel toiletry bag from Target, a Charcoal Bar Soap, and two popular essential oils for guys. Cedarwood Essential Oil is great for cologne, sleep support and skin support. Encourage the guys in your life to diffuse Cedarwood Essential Oil and Orange Essential Oil for sleep support - 5 drops each in the diffuser before bed.


Etsy has lots of essential oil accessories for the men in your life that would be a great addition to this gift set.




2. Stay Hydrated Gift Set


Trying to switch to more sustainable products?

Wanting to drink more water and stay hydrated?


If you've had conversations with friends lately about either of these topics then this is the gift to give!


What's included:

+Stainless steal straws (BPA free)

+ Lime Essential Oil

+Target travel mug (or water bottle)


Other vitality oils that would be great for this gift: Citrus Fresh, Peppermint, Lavender, Orange or Thieves.




3. Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa


Hot Chocolate lover?


Make your own hot cocoa mix using this recipe:

+1 tablespoon Organic Cocoa

+1 tablespoon Sugar/Stevia

+ Pinch of salt


Add 8 oz of unsweetened almond milk, milk or heavy whipping cream. Heat on the stove. Mix the milk of choice with the dry hot cocoa mix. Add 1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil to the hot cocoa and stir in. A toothpick works well to add the Peppermint Essential Oil as even one drop can be too strong depending on your preference. This recipe is for one cup of hot cocoa.


Grab a cute holiday mug from Target to go with this gift!



4. Cooking Lover


If you have a family member or friend who always shows up to gatherings with the most delicious contribution, this is the gift for them!


Young Living is the only essential oil company in the world that owns their own farms, is non-gmo certified, organic and FDA compliant to be ingested. I would not recommend cooking and ingested with any other brand of essential oils.


Grab a few vitality oils that are popular for cooking like Peppermint, Nutmeg, Thieves, Orange, Lemon, Oregano, Rosemary, Cinnamon, or Black Pepper and combine with your favorite kitchen accessory. This gift pairs well with a set of wooden spoons from Amazon or my favorite brand of silicone reusable bags, Stasher.




5. The Ultimate Spa Gift Set


Who doesn't love to be pampered during the holidays?! This gift set is a great idea for a momma, sister, bestie or aunt. Mix and match these items to make the perfect gift!

+Very Merry Vanillamint Collection (Body Butter & Sugar Scrub!! SO DREAMY)

+Target Bath Sponge

+Amazon Perfume Roller

+Joy to the World Bath Bomb

+O Christmas Tree Bath Bomb

+DIY Essential Oil infused Epsom Salts


Keep reading to learn how to DIY your epsom salts into a cute Christmas gift!


6. DIY Bath Salts


Such a cute and practical gift for friends and family! Epsom salts are great for your health and awesome for stress relief.


To infuse your epsom salts, pick up a plain bag without fragrance at your local store. Add 2-4 drops of essential oils (Frankincense, Lavender, Stress Away, Peace and Calming, Calm, or Joy Essential Oil are all great ideas).


Reuse a glass jar from your home or old essential oil bottles to make this gift very affordable!




7. Laundry Gift Set


Did you know that dryer sheets are often incredibly toxic?


Read here for more information.


Wool dryer balls are a super great low-tox change for your home! Plus, dyer balls can help cut back on the drying time needed for your laundry. This is a great gift for a friend who loves practical gift or for a busy momma who is drowning in laundry - make her life easier with this Christmas gift!





Combine the present with a couple of your favorite holiday essential oils to add that wonderful Christmas smell to your clean laundry. Orange Essential Oil and Christmas Spirit Essential Oil are great to have around the house!




8. Stay Well Gift Set


My favorite part of winter is Christmas and my least favorite part is illness. It seems like everyone is so sick this time of year so there could not be a better gift than a "Stay Well"

care package.


What's included:

+Inner Defense supplement

+Throat Coat Tea

+Lemon Vitality

+Thieves Vitality


Add some local honey to this gift and a cute heartfelt card.


9. Christmas Bath Bombs


One of the ways I really like to relax is with an awesome bath bomb. Turn on the diffuser, light some non-toxic candles, grab a book to read and soon you will feel the stress melt away!


This gift would be so cute wrapped up and given by itself, but it would also be cute with a gift card taped on top!


10. Seedlings Baby Wipes


As a pregnant momma I use these baby wipes ALL the time and the baby isn't even here yet!


These baby wipes make a great gift for a baby shower or a mom-to-be, but they are also awesome for your friends or family members who travel often!


I use the Seedlings wipes to clean my face and remove my make up. The wipes are infused with Lavender Essential Oil so they are gentle and moisturizing (which we all need during winter). This would be a cute gift with Savvy Minerals Mascara.


11. Healthy Teeth


This is for your crunchy friend who makes their own toothpaste! HA.


+Bamboo Toothbrush Set

+Thieves Toothpaste

+Orange Essential Oil


Orange Essential Oil acts as a natural teeth whitener so add 1-2 drops to your toothpaste and watch the magic happen over time of consistent use!



12. Stocking Stuffers


One of my favorite lip balms to use and give is the Lavender Lip Balm. This is only $4 for wholesale members and makes the perfect stocking stuffer for men and women!

Keep those lips from drying out this winter.



13. For the Littles Gift Set


Safe products for the little kiddos in our lives is a top priority and makes for the perfect Christmas gift!


What's included:

+Seedlings Linen Spray

+Kidscents Sleepyize

+Kidscents Shampoo


The Seedlings Linen Spray and Sleepyize Essential Oil are a wonderful addition to a kiddos' bedtime routine.


The Kidscents Shampoo can be diluted into 3 bottles of shampoo with water; the gift that keeps on giving!


Young Living has so many fantastic oils and products that are already diluted to be kid friendly and ready to use. Check out more items here.


14. Lovely Lips


Double lip balm post? Yes, please!


This gift set only comes once a year and includes a limited edition Vanillamint Lip Balm.


Check it out here.


15. Holiday Room Spray


A fun DIY is to create your own Holiday Room Spray!


Ingredients:

+splash of witch hazel

+2 oz glass spray bottle

+5-10 (or more) essential oils


Recipe Ideas:

+ SILENT NIGHT: 4 drops Lavender, 3 drops Cedarwood, 3 drops Tangerine

+ OH CHRISTMAS TREE: 5 drops Pine, 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce

+CANDY CANE: 4 drops Peppermint, 6 drops Stress Away

+MISTLETOE KISSES: 4 drops Idaho Balsam Fir, 3 drops Frank, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark

+JOY TO THE WORLD: 2 drops Cedarwood, 4 drops Joy, 4 drops Orange

+JINGLE BELLS: 3 drops Christmas Spirit, 4 drops Thieves, 3 drops Peppermint


This gift would be cute with an extra bottle of Christmas Spirit Essential Oil or Lavender Essential Oil for the gift receiver to make more once linen spray after the first bottle is emptied.


My friend Abagail made me some awesome custom labels for the room sprays. I can't wait for them to come in the mail - they will arrive soon and I'll share the designs on my Instagram when they come in!


Check out her work on Instagram or visit her at the Sip + Shop event in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 6.


I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Gift Guide! Have questions about what to give your friends or family this year for Christmas? Come shop the Holiday Gift Guide on December 9 and 10 in Springfield, Missouri. For more information about the event click here!


Happy Holidays,

Madi




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