gift guide--food & drink

no Chia Pet, no Clapper, no Club.  

i put together a collection of gift ideas in three categories: “food & drink,” “wellness,” (for tomorrow) and “i think they’ll like this” (for Wednesday).  i own all these products and can attest to their value and durability. 

with a few obvious exceptions (tinted lip balm) they’re appropriate for everyone you know with a body, (open) mind, and soul.  alternatively, you could also buy them for yourself before turning over a holistic leaf in the new year.

in addition to being interchangeably awesome, they’re all low-tech, low-impact, and practical.  the best part, from a minimalist’s perspective, is that most go away or last a long time.   

i’ve intentionally left out kids but you'll thank me.  last year, a family friend’s daughter had a baby.  but they couldn’t find a bassinet narrow enough for their historic house.  i suggested—and stand by—this:

infants are fine sleeping in a padded cardboard box until they start turning over.  think about it: you save money on a crib, it’s darker so maybe they’ll sleep better, and you can gently nudge them from room to room in their handy little box.  besides, Moses only had a basket and look at him.  

wine, (dark) chocolate, and/or anything home made : self-explanatory.

glass water bottles.  they’re from the past but very futuristic.  i own two, because the royals got it right, an heir and a spare.  

reusable lunch boxes.  save cash and plastic, feel industrious and prudent by packing lunch.

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life factory: ($24.99) they’ve gone out on design limbs since i got my “pearl” one in 2011. they’re all wide-mouth, so fill them with candy before giving them.

bkr: ($35) is anyone together enough to own these?  i don’t know.  but they work and the color selection is dazzling.  go for a bright one, like “rocket.”  mine is “dive.”

smart planet's collapsible eco meal kit (large): ($9.99)  an old boss gave this to me three years ago.  i still adore it and it's held up well after daily use.  "forget my graduate degree.  this is the best thing to come out of 2012!" i said when i unwrapped it.