Crazy busy mom’s last-minute holiday gift guide

Crazy busy mom's last minute holiday gift guide via http://MamaNatural.comIf you’re anything like me, you’ve got a toddler trashing your home, a newborn who’s got her days and nights confused, a driveway full of snow, and you haven’t left the house since Tuesday.

Okay, maybe you’re not exactly like me at the moment, but I’m sure you’re busy. And it’s easy to push off Christmas shopping until the last possible minute.

Well, that last possible minute is now. There is ONE DAY left to shop on Amazon and get free shipping in time for Christmas. So, just in case you’re scrambling like me, I thought I’d share some of my favorite all-natural gift ideas that can help you spread the crunchiness with loved ones.

Under $10

Olive Oil Soap
This is the soap I use. So pure with only 3 ingredients and it doesn’t dry out skin!

Nourish Organic Hand Lotion
This is a new brand on the market that uses organic ingredients and no funky preservatives.

Herbal Magic Deodorant
The only natural deodorant that has EVER worked for me. This got me through a pregnant summer with no pitted shirts!

Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Ball
Did you know that many tea bags are treated with toxic chemicals or contain plastic? YUCK! I prefer to buy loose leaf tea and use one of these handy dandy tea balls.

Vintage Glass Jars
As a crunchy mama, glass is my vehicle of choice for food and beverages. I have a special love for these beautiful blue vintage jars.

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
Kick plastic straws to the curb with these affordable stainless versions. Bonus: My son Griffin will drink 2x as much smoothie from a straw.

Fruit Slicer & Corer
Eating apples and pears will never be the same again. This slicer is extra wide for those huge Farmers Market honey crisps.

Under $20

Badger Lip Balm Set
A fantastic lip balm that nourishes our lips but safe enough to eat. I love this variety pack as a stocking stuffer!

Organic Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate
Did you know that tart cherries contain naturally occurring melatonin that can help induce sleep? Even more, this juice is extremely high in antioxidants while being low in sugar.

Stevia Whole Leaf Extract
I love stevia because it doesn’t feed yeast, affect blood sugar levels or contain excess calories. BUT, you want to be sure you consume the whole leaf variety for safety purposes.

Grass-fed Gelatin
Gelatin can be a wonderful addition to people’s diets. Not only does it help promote healthy hair, skin and nails, it soothes the digestive tract and supports our joints.

Non-GMO Vitamin C Powder Packets
Who doesn’t love Emergen-C packets as a quick and tasty way to get vitamin C? But, did you know that their supplement is derived from GMO corn?! Here’s a natural option that is safe for the whole family.

Love and Logic Book
When Griffin turned 3 and started challenging us in new ways, we realized we needed some help with parenting! Here’s one of our favorite books that help children learn how to be awesome people.

Boundaries with Kids
Here’s another great book on parenting that encourages healthy self-esteem and confidence in kids.

Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Soap
We use this soap in so many ways… floor cleaner, dish cleaner, diaper cleaner, I could go on. Any Bronner’s product makes a great gift for the uninitiated.

Cast Iron Waffle Maker
Waffles are an occasional Sunday treat at our home. Most waffle makers are coated with yucky Teflon, which is why I love this cast iron one!

Under $50

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Spray
According to some doctors, over 70% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. We love this oil spray at our home because it’s simply the most effective way to actually ABSORB this important nutrient since it bypasses the digestive process.

Healing Honey
Manuka honey… a hot “superfood” that has incredible antibacterial properties. People rave about this one helping their digestion, boosting their immune system and reducing overall acidity in the body. I like this one too because it’s packaged in glass. While this honey is more expensive, a little goes a long way.

Cuisinart Immersion Blender
I use this appliance nearly every day. From making homemade salad dressings, to pureeing soups to frothing milk, this is such a friend in the kitchen! Easy to use and clean too and don’t even get me started about all the cute colors!

Safe Slow Cooker
Hamilton Beach slow cookers are safe and the favorites among slow cooker enthusiasts. This particular model is great for feeding families and you can’t beat the price!

Under $100

Plant Therapy Essential Oil Starter Kit
Essential oils can be a wonderful tool to promote wellness. I know many mamas that use these as their first line of defense against colds, fevers, asthma, allergies, etc. This is a great beginners set from a solid company.

Breville Compact Juicer
I love Breville products because of their quality and performance. This is a great, basic juicer for those that want to get started in this lifestyle. Price is fantastic!

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
Did you know that some commercial ice cream contains _antifreeze_?!? That’s why we like to make our own in this handsome machine.

Cuisinart Oven Toaster
I like to call this the “crunchy mamas” version of the microwave. We use our toaster oven to reheat leftovers and cook everything from potatoes to tostadas, bacon and more.

About Genevieve

After battling weight, digestive, and immune system issues for years, I know firsthand the harmful effects of conventional life. Through a long road of detox, I discovered the healing power of natural living. This transformation spread into every area of my life - physical, emotional & spiritual. Now I'm on a mission to help other mamas live happier, healthier lives.

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3 Comments

  1. Brandi March 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Does your toaster oven have a timer? I am looking into buying the same one you have but can’t see if it has a timer or not. Do you still like it? :)

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