Natural health and its many subcategories have seen increasingly popularity in recent years. Do you need a gift for the holistic health aficionado? This article introduces some of the best gift ideas for the natural health enthusiast this holiday season.
Natural health and its many subcategories have seen increasingly popularity in recent years. In our modern economic conditions, many aspects of a natural health lifestyle can be fairly expensive. Great holiday gifts can still be purchased, without breaking the bank, for the budding natural health enthusiast as well as the long term practitioner.
Give the Gift of Nutrition
Holistic Nutrition is one of the hottest trends in the field of alternative health. As many seek to begin with the basics of natural health, an understanding of the core fundamentals of nutrition and the alternative health principles of balance are a key to this basis. For the book lover, The Self-Healing Cookbook: Whole Foods to Balance Body, Mind and Moodsby Kristina Turner is a great welcome to the world of macrobiotics and whole food cookery. Turner provides not only recipes but insights into the benefits of whole foods appealing to both the newcomer and the whole foods enthusiast. For those seeking to apply holistic nutrition to specific ailments, there are a number of guides and books relative to various illnesses and treatments. A common ailment of interest, for example, is asthma. For those sufferers, consider the book, Winning the War Against Asthma and Allergies by Ellen W. Cutler, D.C., which offers a layperson approach to Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) of allergy desensitization.
Encourage Green Eating
You may even wish to consider a restaurant gift certificate to a “green restaurant” in your recipient’s local area. The field of green eating and sustainability has prompted a number of restaurants to incorporate local foods and environmentally friendly vendors into daily menus. Not sure where to find applicable restaurants? DineGreen.com allows users to search for Certified Green Restaurants throughout the US and LocalHarvest.org allows users to view sustain ably grown food in your recipient’s area-including local farm markets and restaurants committed to locally grown foods.
Let Them Experience Pilates
Pilates is the latest craze in whole body fitness. With the 2009 economy, many cannot afford to commit to long term classes-but, would certainly enjoy one of the many Pilates videos or in home training instruction DVDs that are available. For the beginner, consider the Pilates Workout for Dummies with Michelle Dozois -it has a limited 18 exercises and is intended for the newcomers. For more advanced Pilates enthusiasts, who already possess an understanding of basic Pilates, try STOTT PILATES® Intermediate Matwork .
Gift a Gift to the Senses
Aromatherapy has become an ultrapopular industry as more and more consumers become aware of the effects of various scents and essential oils. Body Logic’s Aromatherapy Diffusing Lamp Rings are an inexpensive way to allow the user to have a constant aromatherapy experience by simply adding the desired essential oils to a lamp ring and attaching the ring to a standard household lightbulb. The heat of the lightbulb diffuses the therapuetic scent into the room. If you have a traveler on your list, there are also a number of travel themed aromatherapy gift kits to make them feel at home when away from home. SkinStore offers an Aromatherapy Travel Essentials Gift Set to suit a variety of sensory needs while traveling.
Have a Budding Heralist?
Medicinal Herbs have experienced great interest as consumers are seeking to take the all natural, organic concepts of holistic nutrition a step further and are delving into experimenting and growing personal herb gardens for both cooking and medicinal usage. Herbkits.com has a variety of grow-your-own herb kits from those for medicinal use to cooking and teas for the herbal enthusiast this holiday season.
Give the Gift of Balance and Relaxation
Massage and Spa Therapies are also popular options for gift givers. Consider a gift certificate to your recipient’s local spa or favorite massage therapist. Massage therapy has become a huge industry in recent years. There are a variety of treatment styles combining underwater massage, aromatherapy, accupressure and many other massage techniques depending on the ailments or needs of the individual.
In such an emerging field, there are new techniques and products available frequently. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of those knowledgable in the field to find the latest innovations and offerings for your gifts!