It's the gift-giving time of year, and we wanted to share with you some of our favorites for the 2022 holiday season. So let's get started!
The Gift of Tea
We're huge tea fans here at Naturally Savvy, and there is a tea out there for almost any occasion. We drink tea every day and love that it has many health benefits and keeps us hydrated. Our friends at Bigelow Tea just launched a new website in time for holiday shopping. They have a variety of tea gifts, including our favorite Benefits Teas.
Fancy Water Gifts
The winter months can be extremely dry, and keeping hydrated is harder. You might not realize you need as much water even when you are being less active. Drinking water throughout the day is so important, but it can also get a little boring. We love infusing our water with fruit to keep us drinking all day.
Soothing Eye Mask
This eye mask doesn't come out of a tube. It's a warning eye mask, especially for those that have dry eyes. We love how relaxed it makes us feel after a busy day in front of screens. This one is incredibly luxurious because it is made of silk. Grab one for you and every one of your female friends and family.
Speaking of screens. We're on our devices ALL THE TIME. The average amount of time we spend online increases every year, and most people spend upwards of 10 hours a day on a device. We get it; you work on your computer and then come home and read on a tablet or watch Netflix. So how do you protect your eyes from all that blue light? Wear blue-light-blocking glasses. You'll find your eyes are less dry and irritated, and you'll even sleep better at night. Why? Because blue-light suppresses melatonin production and melatonin is the hormone our bodies need to get a good night's sleep.
The Gift Of Reading
Give the avid readers on your list a Kindle so they can read without exposing their eyes to blue light; plus, they don't have to cart around a whole pile of books.
Some of the books we've read on our Kindle include:
- The Mediterranean Method: Your Complete Plan to Harness the Power of the Healthiest Diet on the Planet — Lose Weight, Prevent Heart Disease, and More! (A Mediterranean Diet Cookbook) by Dr. Steven Masley
- The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease by Lisa Mosconi
- The Great Cholesterol Myth, Revised and Expanded: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease–and the Statin-Free Plan that Will by Jonny Bowden
- Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan
We've read fiction, too, but there are too many to list.
Give A Wearable
Another thing we love is studying our health. Lisa on our team has been wearing a Fitbit for years, and it's helped remind us to get up and move more during the workday. Research shows sitting can take up to eight years off your life. And Andrea loves her Oura ring; it's really helped her improve her sleep.
Give the Gift of Standing
This gift is great for any work-from-home person. You don't have to throw out your current desk to stand more while working. Buy this standing desk riser, and make sure to try standing every hour for a while. You'll burn more calories and engage your core more than if you were sitting all day.
It's Not Only About Gifts
The holidays are a great time of year to give back to your community or to your favorite charity. It's also the best time of year to reflect on all you've accomplished this year, remember the highlights, and set intentions for the coming year. And don't forget the practice of gratitude; it's so good for your mental wellbeing. While you reflect, grab one of those cups of tea we suggested earlier.