I love this time of year: spending time with friends and family, decorating my home with seasonal cheer, cooking up traditional foods, and sharing gifts with people I love. It’s also that time of year for my annual plant-powered holiday gift guide! I’ve been collecting ideas (I’ve got 10 of them!) all year long for your shopping list; each gift is inspired to help everyone on your shopping list live a healthy, delicious, plant-powered new year.
- CSA Subscription
Why not support your local farmers and provide someone on your shopping list with a share to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for a whole year? Now that’s a gift everyone can get excited about! You can find one in your area here.
- Homemade Dark Chocolate and Cherry Energy Mix
I love home-made gifts during the holidays, and this fun, healthy, indulgent energy mix, made with nuts, dark chocolate, seeds, and dried fruit, is perfect packed in mason jars and tied with twine.
I just adore this charming, herb kit, all packed in a pretty mason jar. It has all of the instructions you need to get some herbs growing, too. It’s the perfect gift for someone just starting out gardening.
- Zing Anything Kitchen Items
Here’s a collection of fun kitchen products perfect for the plant-powered kitchen! Put them together in a basket, or stuff them into a stocking. The scrubbers are excellent for vegetables, and the savers extend the life of citrus and avocados.
- The Ranch Daily Meal Service
Wouldn’t anyone want to receive a month’s worth of these delicious, gourmet, plant-based meals, delivered right to your door step?
I’m a huge fan of dark chocolate, and these new Theo chocolate treats are fabulous. Give the whole assortment as a gift, or include some with a coffee mug and coffee beans for a charming gift basket. Check out my interview with Theo founder here.
- World Spice Merchants Spices
OK, I’m officially obsessed with this spice shop in Seattle near the Pike Place Market. Order an online gift of spices for anyone on your shopping list, and they’ll be smiling over their stoves for months to come.
- Veestro Plant-Based Meals
Ever since I toured this hand-crafted, plant-based meal delivery service last summer, I’ve been a huge fan! Wouldn’t everyone love to get a month worth of healthy, plant-based meals delivered to their doorstep? Sign me up!
Support local, California olive oil, instead of imported olive oil, which may even be fake! Purchase a bottle from your farmers market, favorite natural food store, or vendor, and combine it with a few other items (sea salt, cooking supplies, a baby olive tree) to make the ultimate plant-powered gift.
- Make a Donation to Feeding America.
This organization works to help get nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers – to people in need and seeks to help the people they serve build a path to a brighter, food-secure future. It’s my favorite charity, and I support it monthly. You can make a donation in someone’s name.
…And if you’re still in need of more ideas for your shopping list, check out my Plant-Powered Bargain!
I wish for you the best of holiday seasons. Enjoy it with good food and traditions, surrounded by those that you love!
Images: Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian
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