Holiday Gift Giving Guide

It’s that time of year! When the Christmas trees are trimmed, everyone is merry & bright, and your gift giving list may be overwhelming you right now!?!

There’s lots of ways to show your appreciation and support for those around you! Here are some of my favorite gift baskets or bags that I’ll be putting together for those in my life!

Teachers: LEM has at least 4 teachers in her classroom, not including subs that float in and out. Not to mention, since she’s in a daycare and teachers have different hours of the day, she gets dropped off in one room and then moved into “her” room later in the morning when her teachers arrive. This means she encounters about 8-10 different people at any given point during the day. Therefore, this momma does special little gifts for her main teachers and then puts together a group basket that I take around to each classroom for everyone to grab some goodies {see extras at the bottom- I like to stock mine with fruit, beverages, and protein rich snacks}. 



Immunity support roller {thieves + carrier oil}

Essential oil {lemon, thieves, digize, peppermint} to drop in their tea

cute coffee mug {seasonal or not}

honey or other natural, but non-calorie sweetener



mommas | new mommas | mommas-to-be: self care is an important part of nourishing our bodies. This whipped body butter can be found on my blog from last week {link included below}, and I made a peppermint version to keep it seasonal. It smells and feels like frosting for your body! Now the “Glowing Skin” is one of my absolute favorite things! I roll it all over my face every single morning, especially on my forehead and under my eyes. It’s a standard part of my beauty care with oils to support skin health and makes me feel like I look less tired! ha! 


Glowing Skin roller  {frankinscense, lavender & tea tree and carrier oil}

Lip balm

Whipped Body Butter

 homemade freezer-friendly meal {I recently shared a post of my favorites here}


coworkers: My colleagues are dietitians|nutritionists and we work in a hospital-based fitness center so we tend to be pretty health-nut-ish and fitness-oriented. But who wouldn’t love a little extra support when they are trying to squeeze in that daily workout? The body spritz is a nice refresher  after a sweat sesh, and the bath salt is a nice reminder to take a more thorough, relaxing, and destressing bath or shower later!


bath salt

body spritz

facial wipes, nutritious snacks, &/or la croix


health caregivers: This isn’t on my list every year as I’m not always about to have a baby every year, but it’s on the top of my list this year as I’m due in under 2 weeks! While it’s not necessary to give gifts, I do like to share little tokens of appreciation and these are nice reminders to take care of our own bodies especially if we often focus on caring for others. While the body butter is a lotion on its own and I could have made homemade essential oil bath salts, Dr. Teals is my absolute favorite  brand of lotion and bubble bath and a nice store-bought option for those that need the time saver!


Dr. Teal’s lavender lotion & bubble bath


body butter

other add ins: Depending on  your budget, time, and energy these all make great additions to your gifts.

If you want a sneak peak into my purse then look no further than these essential here with thieves handspray, different essential oil rollers, and peace and calming – because life!?!


You’ll see a variety of these sprinkled throughout my various gift bags:

handwritten card

homemade hand sanitizer spray {like this}

homemade soap {I’ve used recipes that I’ve pinned on pinterest from both here & here recently}

la croix or other flavored water

fresh fruit especially vitamin C rich and seasonal fruit like local citrus

hoomemade or favorite storebought protein bar {like these or these}

protein drinks {two of my favorites- Iconic & Orgain}

homemade treats



lunch box

water bottle

coffee mug


All these gift bag | basket ideas make great for neighbors, hostesses, and even the friends and family on your list as well!


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!




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