Although the holiday season is a time of joy and cheerfulness, it can also be stressful and chaotic. If you are searching for the perfect gift for that special real food/Paleo enthusiast in your life, don't despair! My top picks for Paleo holiday gifts will arm you with several ideas that your loved one is sure to enjoy.
Paleo Gift Ideas for those who love to eat
Protein Bars from Epic: These are not your typical protein bars! Epic bars are a whole food snack that contain meat from 100% grassfed or pastured animals. Flavors are available in bison, beef, and turkey. These bars serve as a healthy snack option for Paleo athletes or road warriors. $28.02/box of 12.
Fat from Fatworks: Fatworks is a high quality source of traditional fats, including tallow, duck fat, and leaf lard. The fats are sourced from 100% grassfed or pastured animals. They make adding a gourmet flare (and healthy, delicious saturated fats) to every meal easy! $15.55/1 pint of pork lard, $19.20/1 pint beef tallow.
Meat from US Wellness Meats: US Wellness Meats offers grassfed/pastured beef, lamb, poultry, pork, and rabbit meats in a variety of different cuts. Who wouldn’t love the gift of humanely-raised meat?!? $25, $50, $75, $100, or $250 gift certificates available.
Ready-to-eat Paleo Meals from Paleo on the Go: These pre-made meals are ideal for someone with a busy, modern lifestyle and for those occasions that you simply don't feel like cooking. Meals are shipped nationwide in the U.S. and include organic produce and grassfed/pastured meats. They also feature meals that are compliant with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol! Gift certificates available from $10 to $1000.
Thrive Market Membership: Thrive Market is the first socially conscious online store that offers natural and organic products at wholesale prices. They carry over 2,500 of the highest quality food, supplements, home, personal care, and beauty products from over 400 of the best brands on the market, all delivered straight to your door at 25-50% off retail prices. $59.95/Annual membership + Sponsor a low income family
Paleo Gift Ideas for those who love to cook
Cast Iron Combo Cooker: This non-toxic, cast iron cookware can serve as a deep skillet, a fryer, or a Dutch oven. And as a bonus, the lid coverts to a shallow skillet or griddle! $37.52.
Mini Food Processer: If there is one tool that every Paleo kitchen needs, it is a food processor! This mini food processor is perfect for those occasions that you need to slice, dice, chop, or puree a small amount of food in seconds. It greatly reduces prep time in the kitchen. It slices, dices, chops, and purees in seconds, greatly reducing prep time in the kitchen. $31.00.
Spiral Vegetable Slicer: Make noodles from vegetables! This must-have kitchen tool will add some excitement and creativity to Paleo cooking. $34.15.
Food Dehydrator: Create healthy snacks without added preservatives and chemicals! This dehydrator works well to dehydrate fruit, meat, and herbs. $179.99.
There are several new Paleo cookbooks that debuted in 2014! Here are a few of my favorites:
Paleo Gift Ideas for those who love to learn
Paleocare: The Nurses’ Guide to Real Food: This 12-week, self-paced online course includes everything you need to know about how the body works and thrives on a real food template. It is a convenient way for Paleo newbies and enthusiasts alike to further their nutrition education. $297 for lifetime access. Save 25% through 12/31/13 by entering "DECEMBER14" at checkout.
Ancestral Food Summit: Obtain instant access to 11.5 hours of exclusive video interviews with 13 prominent leaders in the Paleo community. Gain insight into diverse topics ranging from fitness to micronutrient supplementation to effectively spreading the message of the ancestral health lifestyle. By purchasing this summit, you will also be supporting a great cause– half of all profits go directly to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund! $149.
Whole9 Seminar: Join the authors of “It Starts With Food” for a day-long, interactive workshop that will teach you what you need to know to create a healthy, balanced relationship with food. Also receive resources, recipes, meal planning tools, and discounts on a variety of items! Check the website to see if an event is scheduled near you or your loved one. $100.
Paleo Gift Ideas for those who love to workout
Jassafit: An online, comprehensive workout program that can be completed at home or in the local gym. Receive personalized coaching designed to help you reach your fitness and health goals. $20/month.
Rx Jump Rope: A jump rope is an excellent, portable piece of workout equipment. If your Paleo enthusiast is also a Crossfitter, he/she is sure to love this custom-built rope that will help to improve double and triple-unders! $34.95 – 44.95.
Voodoo Floss Band: A performance tool designed to improve range of motion and restore normal joint mechanics. This is a must-have for injury rehabilitation! $21.04/1 band.
SoRock Paleo Workout Tank: Make a proud statement about your dietary preferences! These cute Paleo workout tanks say it all— “Eat Good, Feel Good, Look Good”. $25.
Strong is the New Skinny Workout Tank: Set a good example for women worldwide about health and image! These are a must-have for all female fitness enthusiasts! $27
Other Paleo Gift Ideas
Natural, toxic-free skincare: Tastyface Organics
A meat share from the local farm. Visit Eat Wild to find a local, pasture-based farm.
A CSA (community supported agriculture) share. Visit Local Harvest to find a CSA near you.
Finally, I would like to remind you of the importance of self-care during this time of year. See this post for gifts to give yourself this holiday season!
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