This year we partnered with some of our favorite wellness brands to bring you holiday gift ideas for better, healthier and greener living.
2012 MindBodyGreen Holiday Gift Guide
December 4, 2012 — 1:53 AM
My Yoga Online
Who wouldn't want to practice yoga in the comfort of their home?! My Yoga Online is one of the most popular yoga video websites in the world. For the holiday season they are giving back to all their visitors. 25 days of Free Yoga. No credit card. No obligation. Just free yoga. Click here to start now!
We here at MBG love to get our juice on, which is one of the reasons why we love Omega! The Omega VRT350, low speed juicer, juices fruits, veggies, leafy greens and even wheatgrass with the highest degree of extraction and the healthiest juice possible. You can also store juice for up to 72 hours without degradation of nutrients. For more info on Omega go here.
Tata Harper Skincare
Tata Harper Skincare products make the perfect holiday gift for anyone looking to share natural and nontoxic beauty and wellness care. Each product formula is 100% natural & nontoxic and handcrafted in their Vermont lab and includes fresh botanical ingredients from their organic Vermont farm and others around the world. We love the regenerating cleanser but you can't go wrong with any of their products. More info at TataHarperSkincare.com.
We love that our friends at Vine are offering a large selection of gift ideas that includes everything from luxurious natural skin care and delectable organic snacks to sustainably-made home decor. You will notice a distinct lack of unsavory ingredients, and there's not a paraben in sight. They checked. Vine.com has a fine selection of natural, organic and green gifts - delivered to your door, faster than Santa. And they are offering MBG reader 20% off your first order. Enter code: MBGVINE20.
We were thrilled to discover that barre3, a fitness workout where ballet barre meets yoga and Pilates, is now offering classes online as subscriptions. And since the gift of wellness is always in season, we love the idea of giving someone a more balanced new year with a subscription to barre3 online workouts. Options for 10, 30, 40, and 60 minute workouts offer something for everyone. Get fit anywhere, anytime. Sign up here!
We love these delectable, gluten-free, agave-sweetened cupcakes, cookies, and doughnuts from NYC's famous Babycakes bakery. Did we mention doughnuts? With flavors like maple-glazed and cinnamon sugar, we're salivating right now. One taste and you'll understand why celebs like Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel are all Babycakes fans. And they ship nationwide :) More info here.
Gordy's Pickle Jar
The labor of love that goes into each jar of Gordy's Pickles is really inspiring. We're proud of our friends Sarah and Sheila, a two-woman team, who have handcrafted the most delicious pickles, and we think they make fantastic holiday gifts. Each thoughtfully designed recipe uses fresh, local produce & responsibly cultivated spices. They tend carefully to every small batch (and jar) and think you'll taste the effort this season. We did! Shop for their multiple jars and pickle flavors here.
A Kripalu R&R retreat offers the perfect blend of activity, relaxation, and personal time. You choose how to spend your days: immerse yourself in yoga, learn new ways to embrace health, or simply relax in the beautiful Berkshires! This winter at Kripalu, stay two midweek nights, get one free. Stay three, get two free. Learn more here.
It's getting cold here on the east coast and these eco-friendly soy candles from Skinny Skinny set the perfect mood to help you relax after a long winter day. More here.
The Yoga Trapeze from Yoga Body Naturals
Want to work on healing your back or working on your yoga practice? Swing Your Yoga Upside Down! You can practice deeper backbends, instant inversion therapy, powerful core & upper body strengthening with YOGABODY's Yoga Trapeze Inversion Swing! It just $1 for a trial (+free shipping): Limited time, 30-day trial. $1 + free shipping anywhere in the world. Buy the trapeze here!
Our favorite juice purveyors now ship nationally! That's right, you can get awesome organic green juice delivered right to your door! Warning: Green Lemonade is known to be addictive :) Details at OrganicAvenue.com.
Spirituality & Health Magazine
We love inspiring wellness and our friends at Spirituality & Health magazine are on a mission to do just this! Promote health in your body, mind, and spirit this holiday season! For a limited time, they will send you a FREE issue of Spirituality & Health, with no obligations! Sign up here!
Yoga Journal Conferences
There's nothing quite like practicing with some of the most experienced yoga teachers in the world. This holiday season gift the experience of an unparalleled yoga retreat at an upcoming Yoga Journal Conference. Featuring 40+ master yoga instructors teaching 100+ classes and special events to enrich the experience, a Yoga Journal Conference will encourage any yogi at any level to thrive in their practice. More info at YJEvents.com.
ORGANIC INDIA's gift baskets offer the greatest of gifts - TRUE WELLNESS. Each gift basket contains an assortment of our favorite Tulsi Teas, our pure herbal supplements, an ORGANIC INDIA travel mug, and more. With five different gift baskets to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect gift. Check them out here.