EDITORS NOTE: We know how hard it is to gift shop, so we thought we would help you out with ideas. We know a lot of our readers follow a paleo or primal diet, and several of us at BMHQ do, too. So we put our heads together and came up with this list of paleo gift ideas for the holidays.
Breaking Muscle’s Paleo Holiday Wish List
If you find yourself falling into a bit of a rut with your cooking, try this cookbook full of healthy sauces, dressings, and toppings to add some variety and new flavors to your meals.
2. Against All Grain, by Danielle Walker -$22.45
Specialty cookbooks are wonderful for experienced cooks, but it’s also nice to have a general purpose paleo cookbook with everyday recipes as well as more exotic fare. For that purpose, Against All Grain is a perfect choice.
3. Omission Gluten Free Beer – Price varies
If you are gluten-free and you miss beer, then you have to try Omission Beer from Widmer Brewing. Although it’s brewed with malted barley, Widmer uses a proprietary method for removing all the gluten. Unlike beers made from sorghum, nuts, or other things, this gluten free beer actually tastes like beer.
This book is put together so it looks like a scrapbook, which makes it fun to read. But the book’s real charm is in its simplicity. Most of the recipes are paleo versions of everyday food, with a little twist. The twists are not complex, but they make all the difference. The perfect book for someone who struggles with variety in their daily eating, and perhaps struggles to stick with a paleo lifestyle because of this. This book also includes simple explanations of paleo concepts at the beginning, so it’s also ideal for someone who is just starting out, or someone you are trying to convince to go paleo!
5. Go Ape Gift Certificate – Price varies
The ideal present for a paleo primate. What better way to spend a day than climbing, swinging, crawling, and jumping between obstacles in the trees? Eat primal, move primal! Unleash your inner monkey.
6. Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos – Price varies
For the paleo cook, there may be nothing worse than running out of coconut aminos, which are commonly used as a paleo replacement for soy sauce. Make sure your paleo friend never has to undergo this tragedy by buying him or her at least one bottle for the stocking this year.
7. Primal Life Organics Primal WOD Package – $39.00-$110.00
These skincare products from Primal Life Organics are so fresh they’re made to order. They even have an expiration date, so your paleo friend can rest assured he or she is using real ingredients, even for the face, skin, and teeth. The packages are perfect for paleo friends who also spend lots of time in the gym, and include hand repair products and deodorant.
8. Chapul Bar Sampler Pack – $18.00
What could be more paleo than eating bugs? This gift is perfect for the hardcore paleo eater in your life who wants to most perfectly emulate his or her less civilized ancestors. The bars are made with cricket – yes, we’re talking about the bugs – powder. They come in three varieties, which are all included in the sampler pack.
9. Luna Mono Sandals – $75.00
As much as paleo people might try to avoid them, shoes are just necessary sometimes. The Mono sandal can be used for everyday purposes and is also appropriate for hiking and running.
10. The King Kong Bag – $99.95
Not only does this gym bag fit a ton of workout gear, but it also is named after Hollywood’s most notorious primate. On a serious note, this bag will hold all your gear and shoes and is also durable and solidly constructed.
11. Ergo Desktop Kangaroo Elite Adjustable Height Desk – $599.00
Every paleo person knows sitting is the new smoking. Ease his or her anxieties about a desk job with this adjustable height desk from Ergo Desktop. This setup allows you to alternate positions throughout the day while doing work at the computer.