Holiday Gifts/Stocking Stuffers: For the Hostess, Family, Foodie, and the Beautiful
Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, isn't always easy. Here's some ideas for stocking stuffers and hostesses, the grandkids or the foodie who is hard to please. Enjoy!
For the Beautiful
What it is: Livionex and LIVFREE (the dye-free version) is a new dental gel that uses a different approach to destroy plaque in the mouth. In published studies it has been shown to clean the teeth two-times better than the leading toothpaste for plaque control.
What it does: Instead of using detergents, abrasives, and antimicrobials (triclosan) and fluoride used in traditional toothpastes , the Livionex formulation uses a new technology (by activating a food-grade preservative) to break-up the bond between the bacterial biofilm and teeth, thereby interfering with the ability of the plaque to stick to teeth. This includes the hard to reach plaque in gum margins and between teeth.
What it costs: $20 to $23 a tube or less per tube if you purchase in 3 or 6 packs
Where to find it : www.livionexdental.com
For the Foodie or Cook
What it is: Engage Organics is putting the flavor back into salt-free cooking. The company bottles 11 seasoning blends that that are not only sodium-free, but also organic, gluten-free, sugar-free, and non-GMO.
What it does: These seasoning blends take the salt of cooking, but still leave the flavor we’re used to and without all the bad stuff.
What it costs : $7.49 per bottle that range from BBQ rubs to Garlicsaltless®, as well as the Tuscany Mix, Mexi-Mix, Lemon Pepper, It’s-a-Dilly®, and Sweet Cinn®
Where to find it : http://www.engageorganics.com/store/ or at grocery and natural food stores across the country
The Gluten-Free Individual, Family, or Hostess
What it is:
The Warm Kitchen: Gluten Free Recipes Anyone Can Make and Everyone Will Love by Amy Fothergill, The Family Chef
What it Does :
Amy Fothergill demystifies gluten-free cooking, breaking down the assumption that cooking without gluten is challenging or unappetizing. From breakfast to dessert-- with soups, salads, main and side dishes, and breads in between—over 150 recipes in The Warm Kitchen feature real ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions that yield delicious results. Home cooks and amateur cooks can create favorite dishes such as: bagels, crust-less quiche, fresh breads, chicken pot pie, zucchini pancakes, pizza, doughnuts, cupcakes, chocolate whoopee pies, shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, and more.
What it costs: $20
Where to find it: http://amythefamilychef.com/the-warm-kitchen-cookbook/ or Amazon.com
For the Outdoor Adventurer Family or Future Doctors and Nurses
What it is: While parents have typically soothed their child’s bumps and bruises with ice packs, ibuprofen, and kisses…now there’s a first-of-its remedy created exclusively for healing children’s boo-boos. Hyland’s, the 112 year-old homeopathic company, just introduced Hylands 4 Kids Bumps ‘n Bruises with Arnica— the first topical ointment stick for treating bumps, bruises, and swelling and it comes in a sustainable packaging technology that’s never been used in children’s medicine.
What it Does : Hylands 4 Kids Bumps ‘n Bruises with Arnica soothes ‘owies’ and ‘boo-boos’ with Arnica Montana—a homeopathic remedy used for centuries to relieve muscle pain, stiffness, swelling, and bruises. And, it will distract little ones with a colorful, goofy ‘splat’ face tube design, featuring silly characters.
Where to Find It: It can be found as part of the ‘Made to Matter’ program in Target Stores Nationwide
What it Costs : $8.69 at Target Stores Nationwide or Target.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. Any opinions are my own.