We know the holidays are about far, far more than giving and receiving material things. Time with loved ones, healthy, delicious food, and disconnecting from work and technology—these are the “things” that really matter. But that doesn’t mean that giving or receiving the perfect well-considered gift can’t be a source of profound delight, which is why we’ve put together this holiday gift guide.
Below, you’ll find a list of our favorite Paleo books, products, and experiences. These are the things we’re sharing with the ones we love this year, and we thought they might bring you and your loved ones joy, too, this holiday season.
This protein powder contains collagen peptides from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows, along with coconut MCTs for a soy-, dairy-, and gluten-free nutrition boost. It offers 15 grams of collagen protein per serving, with three grams of fat and zero carbs. Like all good collagen protein, it supports healthy joints, skin, and gut integrity, and can also help you keep your ketogenic diet on track. You can mix it with hot or cold liquids, add it to shakes or coffee, and use it in your Paleo/keto baking recipes.
Cannabidiol has been shown to be effective as a treatment for several common ailments, including sleep issues, anxiety, and inflammation, not to mention concussions and seizures. Elixinol produces a variety of hemp-derived CBD products that undergo intensive testing to ensure the highest quality and potency. Whether you prefer topical application, capsules, tinctures (in flavors like Grape Mint and Cinnamint), liposome sprays, the company’s exclusive and dosage-precise X-Pen Oral Applicator, or even lip balm, Elixinol has your CBD needs covered. They even offer CBD dog treats for your furry friends.
Four Sigmatic incorporates nutrient-dense medicinal mushrooms into their coffee and cacao mixes—concoctions that improve relaxation, energy, and focus. Decide which mushrooms are best for you: reishi assists with stress and sleep; cordyceps helps with energy; chaga works to reduce inflammation; and lion’s mane is a natural brain booster. Once you pick your flavor, decide how you want your mushrooms: in a coffee or hot-chocolate mix (there are cinnamon and spicy versions), or simply blended right into your smoothie.
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Keep your immune system strong this winter with support from trusted Host Defense. Their organic mushrooms augment the body’s immune system, providing nutritional building blocks on a cellular level.
Unlike regular MCT oil, which separates when mixed with water, emulsified MCT oil is water-soluble and mixes easily into both hot and cold liquids (so you don’t need a blender); plus, it is easier to digest. Made from organic coconuts grown in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, Natural Force’s eMCTs—brain-fueling fatty acids that can also help kill sugar cravings—come in four delicious and unsweetened flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel, and Coconut. Each is great for mixing into your morning shake, tea, coffee, or even sparkling water.
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This blend of superfoods and antioxidants from Restorative Blends includes nourishing greens, nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, and digestive enzymes—and it’s gluten-free, containing no wheat-, oat-, or barley-derived grasses. It mixes easily with water, and it tastes great either on its own or mixed into your early-morning or post-workout smoothie. Adding Armor to your daily regimen can help fight inflammation, promote healthy gut flora, and boost energy and immune function.
Ultimate Paleo Protein harnesses the power of HydroBEEF, a pasture raised, non-GMO beef protein with proven synergistic nutrients that make this one of the most easily absorbed proteins available. It has a higher nitrogen score than whey (above 100), is completely free of hormones and additives, and is 100 percent hypoallergenic. Not to mention it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, Paleo-friendly, and all-natural.
Incorporating bitterness into your diet is one way to align modern life with the best practices of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Thanks to Urban Moonshine, a company that produces small-batch organic bitters, the flavors of the wild are accessible. Bringing herbal medicine “out of the cupboard and onto the counter” is the goal of Urban Moonshine, and with intriguing products like Organic Maple Bitters and the Organic Joy Tonic, this Burlington, Vermont-based outfit has certainly piqued our interest.
Bulletproof coffee comes in four roasts: Original and decaf Original as well as two dark roasts, French Kick and The Mentalist—and the company offers whole-bean and pod options. Their newest coffee offering, a pre-made cold brew, starts with a base of clean, antioxidant-rich coffee, tested to be free of 27 molds and toxins. It comes in Original, Vanilla, and Mocha flavors, as well as versions with added collagen, Brain Octane oil, and grass-fed butter, for a fat-fueled drink that can help sustain energy and focus while suppressing hunger. Brain Octane is a purified form of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil derived from 100-percent pure coconut oil; it’s then triple-distilled through earthen clay to eliminate solvent residues.
Chomps are made with 100-percent grass-fed and grass-finished beef and are free of gluten, soy, hormones, and antibiotics, with no dairy, added sugars, MSG, or synthetic preservatives. They come in three beef flavors (Original, Hoppin’ Jalapeño, and Crankin’ Cran) plus venison and turkey options. They offer 9 grams of protein per serving, 6 grams of fat, and zero carbs.
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Epic’s expansive line of meat-based bars is made with meat, fruits and veggies, and nuts and seeds for “modern day omnivores.” Choose from 12 mouth-watering flavors, like Smoked Salmon Maple, Turkey Almond Cranberry, or Venison Sea Salt Pepper. Or try: Beef Apple Bacon, Beef Habañero Cherry, Chicken Sesame BBQ, Chicken Sriracha, and Bison Bacon Cranberry. Chewy and savory, these bars are full of protein and low in sugar, and they’re grain-, gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Epic’s meat strips, bites, and pork rinds also make for tasty, portable, protein-rich snacks.
Fat Fuel makes delicious, fat-rich coffee easier than ever, with individual packs containing organic instant coffee, coconut-oil and MCT-oil powder, grass-fed butter powder, and Himalayan sea salt, for an easily mixed (hot or cold), decadent, and delicious brain-boosting beverage. For dessert-lovers who are also keto and Paleo, they offer a cocoa option, swapping out the coffee for Fair-Trade, organic cocoa powder. Pro tip: mix the two together for a delicious and filling mocha!
These two-pack cups, perfect for sharing (or not—we don’t judge) are gluten- and dairy-free and come in three mouthwatering flavors: salty-sweet Chocolate Almond Butter, tart and creamy Meyer Lemon, and Dark Chocolate Espresso with a chocolate almond cookie crust. Made with organic maple syrup, almond butter, almond flour, dark cocoa, organic virgin olive oil, sea salt, and other natural ingredients, these make for a rich, satisfying, Paleo-friendly indulgence.
These teas were created out of a passion for what mother nature is capable of, and how powerful our own bodies are. These teas are an extension of the intuitive wonderful creatures that we are. A mix of fire, earth, air, and water, each blend is uniquely made with a passion to grow the understanding that Nature has all we will ever need.
Get 20% off with the code “PALEOMAG” at HerbalElement.com
Jones Dairy Farm offers a variety of breakfast meats—including sausage, ham, bacon, and even specialty meats like liverwurst and scrapple—that are guaranteed antibiotic-, gluten-, and filler free.
Laird Superfood’s coconut-based creamers are sourced from the highest-quality ingredient and are dairy-, gluten-, GMO-, and soy-free. They’re vegan, Paleo, and keto-friendly. Find them Original, Turmeric, Cacao, and Unsweetened flavors online and in stores.
These moist, delicious, gluten-free and high-protein muffins are made from almond meal, sweetened with dates, and given a healthy omega-3 boost with the addition of chia, flax, or hemp. Muffin Revolution offers five different muffins, each packed with different fruits, vegetables, and other Paleo-friendly flavors: Banana Bam Bam (bananas, blueberries); 24 Carrot Gold (carrots, ginger); Cha Cha Cha (cherries, chocolate); Yam Good (yams, apples, ginger); and The Hulk (banana, spirulina, coconut, and Yerba mate).
Purchase at MuffinRevolution.com
Paleo By Maileo is an online shop offering all your favorite Paleo foods and snacks; they also offer monthly subscription boxes that make great gifts for the Paleo foodie in your life. Each box contains nuts, jerky, bars, cookies, dried fruit, recipe staples, condiments like sauces and dressings, and wraps from a variety of Paleo companies. If you like trying new products, let Paleo by Maileo do the shopping for you; they guarantee that everything is 100 percent grain-, dairy-, and additive-free.
Full of simple, healthy ingredients, the snacks from Paleo Treats will have you satisfying your sweet tooth fast, and not feeling the least bit guilty about it.
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PRE offers 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished, pasture-raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef, both in stores and online. Available is a range of hand-trimmed steaks, ground beef, and specialty cuts, all individually portioned and vacuum-sealed for maximum freshness. The beef is sourced from New Zealand and Australia, an area with some of the best environmental conditions for breeding and highest animal-welfare standards in the world.
Started by Mark Sisson to expand his primal health message, Primal Kitchen offers sauces, dressings, and other nutrient-dense treats to make your pantry more primal. Shop online for salad dressings, primal mayo, avocado oil, collagen bars, and protein powders, all made with the highest-quality Paleo-friendly ingredients.
Get 10% off with the code “PALEOMAG” at PrimalKitchen.com
These chewy, low-glycemic energy bars come in three flavors: Chocolate Coconut Cashew, Sunflower Butter N’ Berries, and (if you can handle legumes) Peanutty Dark Chocolate. They’re made with egg whites, nuts, seeds, and yacón root. Yacón root is a natural sweetener and prebiotic that’s made from sugars that your body can’t digest but that feed your gut bacteria and thus can contribute to improved digestion. But enough about the science—Rowdy Bars are a filling, naturally sweet snack (with about 200 calories and 10 grams of protein and fat per bar) that you can eat and enjoy on the go.
Tribalí Foods offers a fresh take on frozen burgers. Tribalí’s patties are made from single-source ingredients and animals raised on open pastures and fed antibiotic-, hormone-, and pesticide-free diets. Flavor options include free-range Chipotle Chicken as well as two 100-percent grass-fed-and-finished beef options: Umami (seasoned with Shiitake mushrooms, fish sauce, and nori seaweed) and Mediterranean-Style (with zesty tomato, rosemary, spearmint, and a spritz of citrus).
A perfectly crunchy, salty substitute to traditional chips. Wilde Chips—available in barbeque, jalapeno, and sea salt flavors—are made with free-range chicken and cooked with coconut oil for 15 grams of protein per bag.
A simply scrumptious Milton’s Local Paleo Holiday Basket starts with Milton’s Local Bacon Sausages and Low Sodium Bacon. Milton’s bacon and sausages are Certified Paleo Friendly, zero-sugar (sausages), low-sodium(bacon), no MSG, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, gluten, or artificial nitrates/nitrites. Just delicious locally sourced meats, hickory roasted for eight hours.
Get 10% off with the code “PALEO” at MiltonLocal.com
Animal Moves is a groundbreaking new workout program from Darryl Edwards that utilizes the functional and primal movements of the animal kingdom as inspiration for an exercise regimen that will have you the king or queen of the jungle in no time. Future-proof your body and reconnect with the fitter, stronger and healthier you with over 40 functional exercises, fun activities, and three four-week fitness programs.
Unlike narrow diets that tell you what to eat and what not to eat, the protocol presented in Digestive Health with REAL Food, 2nd Edition explains why certain foods are problematic for some people, and how to determine if they are problematic for you. Personalization is critical in tackling digestive issues from as many angles as possible, and this book will help you discover, and build, the optimal diet for you.
In today’s fast-paced world, the family dinner can easily get swallowed up by work, errands, and kids’ activities. But sitting down to a healthy home-cooked meal doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. In Make Ahead Paleo, Tammy Credicott shows you how to eat well at home and on the run, without sacrificing flavor or good nutrition. Tammy offers up more than 100 flavorful recipes that are ready when you are, wherever you are, each one beautifully illustrated with a photo that will inspire you to start shopping and chopping: dishes such as Garlic Topped Flank Steak Roulade, Apricot Orange Pork Chops, Mushroom Meatballs, Apple Cider Chicken Thighs, Paleo English Muffins, Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies with Toasted Coconut, and even Pumpkin Cardamom Pancakes. You’ll be amazed at how easily, economically, and efficiently you can feed your family grain- and gluten-free meals using fresh, natural, whole-food ingredients.
The bestselling first edition of Move Your DNA has been updated and expanded to include a comprehensive three-level exercise program. This book by biomechanist Katy Bowman addresses how a lack of movement in the modern Western lifestyle is a primary cause of many of our modern diseases, and it offers corrective exercises and lifestyle changes to transition to healthy, naturally moving bodies. By explaining the science behind our need for natural movement right down to the cellular level and the effects of our current “poor movement diet,” the book offers actionable ways to mobilize the body to decrease pain and uncover our naturally healthy, reflex-driven selves. Regardless of fitness level or movement ability, anyone can use this funny, science-backed guide to help improve their mechanics and enjoyment of life.
Whether you’re living a paleo, primal, or gluten-free lifestyle, or you simply want to take steps toward a healthier you, Paleo Indulgences can help you curb cravings for daily treats without completely undoing your progress. Life is about balance, and let’s face it, special occasions happen, holidays happen, celebrations happen. If you make great choices for nutrition 80% of the time, then 20% of the time it’s ok to treat yourself with mindful, quality foods that still have nutritional value and won’t make you start over at square one.
In Paleo Indulgences, Tammy Credicott shows you how easy it is to treat yourself and still maintain good health. These paleo-friendly versions of your favorite “off limits” treats offer tasty alternatives to help satisfy cravings without eating gluten-filled, sugar-laden, processed junk. All the recipes in Paleo Indulgences are paleo/primal friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, legume-free, soy-free, and they are made with real, whole foods with no added cane sugars. With over 85 recipes and a quick and easy thumbnail index for fast recipe searches, giving in to your primal cravings has never been easier!
Every issue of Paleo Magazine is packed with 110+ pages of the latest research, movement and nutrition info, interviews, inspirational stories, 20+ Paleo recipes, reviews, and all the information you need to live a healthy, active, Paleo lifestyle!
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach and The Healing Kitchen comes the most comprehensive resource to date for those seeking a scientifically founded nutritional approach to optimal health. In her signature approachable yet comprehensive style, Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, has laid a complete foundation for understanding the principles of the Paleo template in order to inform and empower people’s day-to-day choices. Combined with an unprecedented collection of practical strategies, tips, and visual guides, plus more than 200 delicious recipes and twenty meal plans for a variety of health goals, this book is a one-stop-shop for nutrition nerds, health nuts, and gourmands alike.
Author Casey Thaler offers a definitive look at how to easily live a keto lifestyle and explains how and why the keto diet is so successful for sustained wellness. Because switching to a new diet can be challenging, Casey has made it easier than ever by using the Instant Pot, an electric multicooker that can sauté, bake, slow cook, and pressure cook healthy, flavorful meals. He serves up 210 wholesome recipes that contain no processed foods, are free from sugars, and omit inflammatory grains.
The Metabolic Health Summit is a four-day immersion experience that will bring you groundbreaking scientific research, paradigm-shifting clinical reports, thought-provoking panel discussions, inspirational success stories, gourmet low-carb cooking classes, and networking opportunities for both the professional and lay-person with interest in ketogenic nutrition and metabolic therapies. The summit is attended by a diverse group of individuals with significant personal, professional, and social influence in the health and nutrition space. Attendees include scientists, physicians, keto enthusiasts, educators, biohackers, content creators, dietitians, naturopaths, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.
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The Nourished gluten-free food & wellness festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to eight cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism, and they’re adding a special Paleo section in 2019.
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Spanning over three days, Paleo f(x) features multiple stages and a massive vendor fair. It has an array of keynote presentations, mastermind panels, cooking demos, and workshops, all led by cutting edge health practitioners, scientists in a variety of fields, coaches and gym owners, New York Times bestselling authors, popular bloggers, community and sustainability activists, biohackers, chefs, and more.
Paleo f(x) is a true holistic lifestyle immersion event, encompassing health and wellness, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, self-improvement, and everything in between. Suited for everyone from the novice to the expert, it is the largest paleo health event—and one of the largest holistic health events—in the world.
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From trainer and fitness personality Emily Schromm, the EmPack is a fully functional backpack that does double duty as a weight-training tool. Military-grade durability allows the pack, available in three colors, to withstand lots of workout wear and tear. Fill the portable reservoirs with sand or water to allow you to add weight and difficulty to your workout routine. As a backpack, the pack contains a front pocket, laptop sleeve, and spacious main compartment for clothes or whatever else you’ll take with you on your travels. Throw it around, fill it up, and take this ultimate versatile training tool with you on your next trip.
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The Instant Pot is a programmable electric cooker that combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and steamer. You can use it for sautéing, steaming, baking, sterilizing, and more. Available in a range of options and sizes, this kitchen tool makes healthy eating easy and precise. A new option is the Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth, equipped with microprocessors and Bluetooth technology allowing users to program and monitor their cooking from mobile devices via an iOS or Android app.
Sous vide (French for “under vacuum”) is a popular slow-cooking technique that involves placing food in a glass jar or plastic bag and then submerging it in a water bath maintained at a carefully selected temperature. The Joule, by ChefSteps, makes sous-vide cooking simpler than ever. Just season or marinate your food, place it in a sealed bag, place the bag in a large pot filled with water, and suction the Joule to the bottom of the pot. Use the accompanying Joule app to pick the perfect temperature (which the app can suggest based on what you’re cooking); the Joule will do the rest, regulating the temperature, turning off, and sending you a notification once your food is ready. It’s as easy as it sounds!
Using Keelo is like having a personal coach in your pocket. Keelo helps you program your next HIIT workout based on your previous workout and what equipment you have access to. Both easy to use and scalable, Keelo features instructional videos and text for each workout so that you’re never at a loss for what to do next.
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The Oura Ring is our favorite bio-monitor/fitness tracker. More stylish than ever now that it’s in its second generation, the Oura Ring tracks everything from your sleep quality to your heart-rate variability and can help you make numerous decisions about your health and daily routine—including when to train hard, when to take it easy, and when to rest altogether.
The Pure Comfort Organic Cotton and Innerspring Futon SofaBed Mattress is built with a top layer of organic cotton for extra softness. The wool used in this mattress is harvested from sheep raised humanely in the United States. Futon Shop mattresses offer the perfect balance between firmness and softness for extreme conform and a restful night’s sleep.
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Sunlighten Infrared Saunas feature their patented Solocarbon heating technology, which is the only far infrared heater clinically shown to raise core temperature, lower blood pressure, and aid in weight loss. Their saunas can also be an effective tool for natural healing and prevention, promoting detoxification, helping you relax, assisting with pain relief, reducing recovery time, improving circulation, and strengthening your immune system.
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Swannies are the best value in blue-blocking glasses technology. Affordable and stylish, a pair of Swannies can help you reign in your evening blue-light intake so that you can sleep better, burn fat, and protect your eyes.
SmartGut is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome screening test based on their patented technology and extensive peer-reviewed research. The test detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with gut conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease.