The holidays are here and with them comes tons of joy, extra cooking, fluffy blankets, and hot drinks (plus our holiday gift guide)! This is the first holiday season that we’re in Seattle (instead of San Diego). The colder weather and winter gear is definitely adding to the overall feel of the holiday season. Something we haven’t experienced in a long time! Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love San Diego, but there’s something about palm trees and 75 degrees that doesn’t exactly scream winter. We have always gravitated toward cozy things and somehow all the blankets/candles seem that much more appropriate in slightly colder weather.
We have crafted our very first gift guide of 12 items (plus a few stocking stuffers). Aimed at, but not necessarily only for, those with chronic conditions. Hopefully this may alleviate some of the stress that comes with the holidays (or at least give you some items to add to your own wish list!).
Although this time of year usually encompass lots of wonderful aspects, there’s still a huge amount of stress that typically comes with. There are presents to buy, food to make, and for all of us with invisible illnesses, there is the added stress of how we are going to manage physically. We always worry that we’ll let loved ones down and won’t be able to participate in all the activities we’d like to. So ……… let’s stop and breathe, try not to tackle too much per day and remember to be good to you!
*These are all items we personally use/are not sponsored.
Holiday Gift Guide:
Lord Jones Royal Oil ($100) 100mg of high quality CBD, only made up of broad spectrum hemp and grape seed oil, designed to be applied topically or taken sublingually.
Makana Candle ($29) Hand-poured candles made using clean ingredients – 100% soy wax, lead-free cotton wicking, and phthalate-free fragrances blended with pure essential oils.
Blissy Silk Pillowcase ($69.95)Antibacterial, anti-Aging, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic, these 100% mulburry silk pillowcases are aimed at improving hair and skin health while promoting a better nights sleep.
August Uncommon Tea Kit ($89.99) This kit is perfect for a tea lover and contains a bunch of goodies including next level delicious loose leaf tea. Each box has a different theme, including Chill, Strong, Green, Floral, Smokey, and Sweet.
OL-Y Daily Detox Kit ($72) Includes bath salts, a body scrub & body butter in the heavenly scent of your choice. No toxic/synthetic chemicals used, free of phthalates, parabens, and DEA/TEA/MEA (hormone-disrupting chemicals). Bonus: 15% of all proceeds on ‘salt’ products are donated to Dysautonomia International.
Rejuva Compression Socks ($27.99) Compression and stylish are not usually words that go together. These are the first compression socks we found that are stylish enough to NOT look like compression socks.
Mindflight Journal ($25) This is our only pick that’s only truly applicable for someone with medical conditions. This journal helps you track, organize, and chart all things medical so you can monitor your symptoms in the most organized fashion.
YourSuper Superfood Mixes ($29.90) High quality superfood mixes without any of the fluff, no sweeteners or any ingredient that doesn’t ‘aid’ your body in some way. Use code TWOBEINGHEALTHY for 15% off.
California Pure Naturals Serum ($17.99) At a price point that doesn’t break the bank, this serum combines hydrating oils, essential vitamin C and E to nourish and hydrate (without any of the bad stuff!). And doesn’t break out even the most sensitive of skin.
Leena & Lu Loungewear Set ($79 for pants, $68 for the top) 100% certified Organic Peruvian loungewear set that can wear weather you’re running errands or curling up on the couch to watch a movie. Eco-friendly and all natural dyes.
Baloo Weighted Blanket ($169) Soothe the nervous system, reduce anxiety and increase serotonin with this chemical free weighted blanket composed of fine glass micro-beads.