Holiday Gift Guide

November 30th, 2013 Posted by Drew Approved 1 thought on “Holiday Gift Guide”


1. Soy Candles: Candles always make a lovely gift and are a natural deodorizer. Choose soy candles that don’t produce toxic gases when burned. I love these candles from Mrs. Meyers, Red Flower, Archipelago, and Baxter of California.

Mrs. Meyers square Red Flower ArchipelagoBaxter of California




2. DIY Food Fermentation Kits: Traditional food preparation techniques are on-trend this season and it’s easy to find starter cultures and kits for your favorite fermented foods. Some of my favorite DIY kits this year are for kombucha, kimchi, and sourdough.

Kombucha Kimchi Sourdough




3. Protective Tech Cases: If you’re looking for a new iPhone case, choose one that protects you against unnecessary radiation. I love these iPhone and iPad cases from Pong.






4. Decorative Spice Cellars: If you use a lot of a certain spice, you’ll find it much cheaper to buy in bulk. Now you can have quick access to your most-used spices with these or these fabulous spice cellars from Anthropologie.

colored spice cellarsgrey spice cellar





5. Nourishing Cookbooks: Home chefs always love new inspiration, and there have been plenty of fabulous cookbooks released this year! Some of my favorites are The Kinfolk Table, Against All Grain, The Art of Simple Food II, and Vegetable Literacy.

kinfolk tableAgainstAllGrainBookSImple FoodVegetable Literacy

6. Non-Toxic Nail Polish: The Eco-trend has finally hit nail polish! My favorite non-toxic brands are Zoya and Scotch Naturals.

ZOyaScotch Naturals





7. Cooking Classes: Cooking classes are a great way to have a fun time with your friends and learn some new skills. I’m especially excited about the Knife Skills class at Sur La Table.

Cooking class





8. Kitchen Herb Garden: Potted herbs are a gift that will last all year long. There are some fantastic planters out there to add a functional, decorative element to anyone’s home. I love these from Boskke, Williams-Sonoma, and Modern Sprout Planter.

Boskke Planter Williams-Sonoma Planter Modern Planter




What’s on your list?


Drew Parisi

Drew Parisi

Drew Parisi, NC is a certified nutritionist, foodie, and amateur gardener, helping entrepreneurs and other busy people develop nourishing food habits to fuel their dreams. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, son, and 1,000 paper cranes.

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1 thought on “Holiday Gift Guide”

  1. Avatar Kelly says:

    Hi Drew, great selection of books. Thanks 🙂

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