Gift Ideas for the Natural Health Lover

Once I got started making this list, gift ideas for natural health lovers kept flooding my mind. I had to stop myself at 102! Whether you’re looking to buy something for a “crunchy” friend or trying to come up with ideas for your family to buy for you, I’ve got you covered.

With 102 natural health gift ideas, you're sure to find something to please that "crunchy" friend - or to add to your own wish list! Gardening, cooking, wildcrafting, medicine making ... it's all here!

For Building Health Through Foods

1. Powerful blender for making smoothies (I love my Ninja.)
2. Yogurt Starter + a Yogurt Maker for keeping the temperature just right
3. Sourdough Starter

With 102 natural health gift ideas, you're sure to find something to please that "crunchy" friend - or to add to your own wish list! Gardening, cooking, wildcrafting, medicine making ... it's all here!

Cookbooks

4. Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole-Food Recipes Made Deliciously Simple
5. The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook
6. Super Foods Every Day: Recipes Using Kale, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, Cacao, and Other Ingredients that Promote Whole-Body Health

Culinary Herbs & Spices

A little herb garden growing in the windowsill is so cheerful and makes the kitchen smell delicious (even when you’re not cooking!)

7. Small Pots and Organic Seeds to start an herb garden

With 102 natural health gift ideas, you're sure to find something to please that "crunchy" friend - or to add to your own wish list! Gardening, cooking, wildcrafting, medicine making ... it's all here!

My local grocery store carries small locally-grown, organic potted herbs (for only about a dollar more than the plastic-boxed cut herbs). Maybe a store near you does too. Plants I’ve found:

8. Basil
9. Sage
10. Oregano
11. Thyme
12. Rosemary

13. Try these homemade spice mixes for a fun DIY gift.

14. A gift certificate to Whole Foods or a local health food store is always a welcome gift.

For Boosting Health and Fighting Sickness

15. Dry Brushing Kit to help cleanse the lymphatic system (I have my eye on this one.)

16. Activated Charcoal (Absorbs toxins in the digestive tract during a stomach virus or food poisoning and is also great for putting on a bee sting to pull out the toxin.)

With 102 natural health gift ideas, you're sure to find something to please that "crunchy" friend - or to add to your own wish list! Gardening, cooking, wildcrafting, medicine making ... it's all here!

17. Colloidal Silver for fighting bacteria and viruses

For the Aspiring Homeopath

18. Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Maesimund B. Panos, M.D. And Jane Heimlich

19. Homeopathic Remedies Kit (This is the one I first started with two years ago!)

These common remedies will be very welcome:

20. Arnica
21. Cantharis
22. Nux Vomica
23. Aconite / Aconitum

For the Herbal Tea Drinker

With 102 natural health gift ideas, you're sure to find something to please that "crunchy" friend - or to add to your own wish list! Gardening, cooking, wildcrafting, medicine making ... it's all here!

24. Mug and Tea Ball
25. Teapot with Infuser (like this one)

Or give an herbal tea blend especially suited to your friend’s needs:

26. Sleepy Blend
27. Energy Blend
28. Concentration Blend
29. Period Blend
30. Pregnancy Blend
31. Kids’ Blend

For the Essential Oil Enthusiast

32. Essential Oil Starter Kit
33. Essential Oil Necklace
34. EO Diffuser for the Car
35. Room Diffuser

Bottles of essential oils to build or replenish the stash are perfect stocking stuffers. Some favorites:

36. Lemon
37. Lavender
38. Sweet Orange
39. Peppermint
40. Bergamot
41. Ylang Ylang

If your budget allows, get some of the higher end oils that she'd never buy for herself:

42. Rose Absolute
43. Sandalwood
44. Jasmine Absolute
45. Neroli
46. Blue Tansy

For the Home Medicine Maker

Casually find out what herbs your medicine making friend has been wanting to try...

47. Chamomile
48. Calendula
49. Elderberries
50. Lavender
51. Lemon Balm
52. Catnip
53. Peppermint

Or give some tools of the trade:

54. Mortar and Pestle
55. Empty Herbal Capsules
56. The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook by James Green (one of my favorite books!)


For the Friend who Makes Natural Cosmetics

These can be used for making herbal salves, homemade sunscreen, deodorant, or toothpaste too.

57. Coconut Oil
58. Almond Oil
59. Sunflower Oil
60. Jojoba Oil
61. Shea Butter
62. Cocoa Butter
63. Bentonite Clay (This is my go-to brand.)
64. Arrowroot Powder
65. Zinc Oxide
66. Beeswax

If your friend makes medicine or natural cosmetics, I promise she can never have too many containers:

67. Glass Spray Bottles
68. Dropper Bottles
69. Cosmetic Tins


For the Wildcrafter

70. Baskets for collecting all those pretty herbs.
71. Drying Racks
72. Dehydrator
73. Backyard Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal

For the Gardener

Obviously, winter isn't the right time for planting a garden … but that time is right around the corner! Bless your gardening friend with some organic, non-GMO seeds or even with a pre-order of fruit-bearing plants.

74. Carrot Seeds
75. Lettuce Seeds
76. Broccoli Seeds
77. Kale Seeds

78. Elder Tree
79. Apple Tree
80. Pear Tree
81. Peach Tree

82. Blueberry Bush
83. Red Raspberry Bush
84. Blackberry Bush
85. Strawberry Plants

86. If your gardening friend has the space, a mini greenhouse would be superb. I've seen them for sale at Sam's Club, Rural King, and other stores.

For the Friend Concerned about her Impact on the Earth

87. Produce Bags
88. Reusable Shopping Bags
89. Indoor Composting Starter Kit
90. Composting Tumbler for outside
91. A reusable menstrual cup is better for health and for the environment! Just find out if your friend prefers a particular brand...

For the Friend Creating a Non-Toxic Home

92. Himalayan Salt Lamp
93. Reverse Osmosis Filter + Replacement Filters
94. Air Purifier + Replacement Filters
95. Castile Soap
96. Glass Storage Containers (I'm so glad we made the switch last year!)


For the Soap Maker

97. If your friend makes homemade soap, she can always use some more lye. Sodium hydroxide for hard bars of soap or potassium hydroxide for liquid soap.

For the Friend Who's Always Learning More

Continuing an herbal education is always a good thing. Here are a couple of my favorite books and courses:

98. The Male Herbal by James Green
99. The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies by Mark Stengler, ND.

100. Membership to the Herbarium from Herbal Academy
101. Aromatherapy for Natural Living course from Aromahead Institute

For Fun!

102. If you're looking for a fun gift for the whole family to play together, the Wildcraft! board game from Learning Herbs is just the ticket. We bought this game three Christmases ago and still love playing it all year. I'll try to write a complete review soon, but for now, just trust me … it's so much fun!

There you have it – 102 gift ideas for the natural health lover. From gardening & cooking to wildcrafting & making herbal medicines, I hope you've found just the thing for your friends & family this year.

Let me know what you decide … I won't tell, I promise.


This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is intended only for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure disease. Always consult a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your healthcare routine.

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