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Nov 18

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Since this is a healthy living lifestyle blog, this 2017 holiday gift guide is geared toward fit foodies and self-care for those “treat yoself” moments! I’m working over the holidays this year so I’ll have to live vicariously through all of you! If you’re stumped on ideas for presents this year, keep on reading! :]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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For the Fit Foodie…

1. Aftershokz headphones

These are, hands down, my favorite pair of headphones ever. I got them a year ago and use them all the time (mainly whilst walking to/from work and when I need to talk on the phone for extended periods of time).

aftershokzheadphones

2. Clothing from prAna

Comfortable, functional, sustainable and stylish clothing from a company that supports amazing causes–what’s not to love?! prAna is responsible for my favorite pants on this planet (the Jenna pant)!

Jenna Pant (prAna) | @fairyburger

If you want anything from prAna, use my code (FAFA15) to get 15% off (ends on 11/22)!

3. A subscription to Gixo

The first month is free, so you have nothing to lose, especially if you might be traveling during the holiday season but want to stay on top of your workouts! (Check out my review to learn more about Gixo!)

4. A Hydroflask water bottle

I feel like I talk about my Hydroflask water bottle way too often (my potluck group in med school was unofficially named “the hydroflaskers” [or we D.O. food] because we all had one…), but I love it! It’s amazing with cold or hot beverages and I’ve had my first one for 5 years now…and just got a second one (bigger size) earlier this year!

5. Cookbook

Do you know how much money you can save from cooking your own meals at home? (Frugal living ftw!) I’ve included my top 6 favorites from my cookbook reviews over the years–check out the links below if you want more in-depth info on my picks!

6. Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Bag vs. Lunch Bot Container

You’re going to need something to carry all that food you’re making! I love my Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Bag for longgg days at the hospital/clinic, but if you don’t have to pack a day’s worth of meals with you, look into getting a Lunch Bot Container!

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Lunchbot container

Self Care/Treat Yo’self

1. Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence

I’ve been getting most of my skin care products from BeautySesh because I have a slight lean toward Asian skincare/beauty products–they have super fast shipping, amazing customer service, awesome products, and the free samples with each order definitely don’t hurt! ;P (+ you can get 10% off with my referral link!)

One of my newest finds = Skinfood’s Royal Honey Propolis Essence! Skinfood is the very first brand I ever tried back in 2007 when I first delved into the world that is Asian beauty products (I love their BB cream!).

Skinfood Honey Propolis Essence | @fairyburger

Royal Honey is aged honey that goes through a 60-day fermentation process in the beehive so it has less water filler. Propolis is often used for its healing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and restorative capabilities and can help to accelerate the rate of cell growth. (It’s been in use as far back as 350 BC by ancient Greeks to treat abscesses + by Assyrians to help heal wounds.)

I use this to pack an extra punch after my nighttime moisturizer and I love how hydrating it is. A little goes a long way–3 drops covers my face/neck, and it has a slightly-thicker-than-water consistency. Not gonna lie–I also adore the packaging. By twisting the cap to open it, the dropper automatically draws up the essence, and you press the button on the lid to dispense it. I’m reallyyy hoping that after I run out of this, I can repurpose this container because it’s awesome. *-* (I’m terrified I’m going to drop it and break it though–it’s glass.)

2. Clarisonic Mia 2

I wrote a review about this fairly recently, so I’m just gonna direct you there! Definitely a splurge item, but a useful one at that!

Nighttime Skin Care Routine with Clarisonic

3. CosRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the CosRX Snail Mucin Cream/Essence! …and if not, that’s totally okay. You can try out this rice mask instead! You apply this to your face before you sleep (the last product you put on) and wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning. It leaves your skin suuuuuper soft! (Get 10% off your order with my referral link!)

4. Moon Valley Organics

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Moon Valley Organics was an Expo East find! They’re based in Seattle (you can find em’ at the Pike Place Market!) that sells honey, medicinal salves, soaps, lip balms, and lotion bars! I love their Bergamot Geranium Lotion Bar! (Solid lotion bars are perfect for travel! :] )

I love that they donate some of their proceeds to help with pollinator awareness + bee education (bees are important!).

If you use my referral code to make a purchase, we each get 20% off!

5. Sheet Masks

there are so many to choose from! If you’ve never tried a sheet mask before, start with the DERMAL Collagen Essence Masks! At 65 cents each, they’re a great + inexpensive way to delve into the world of sheet masking, and you can choose a mask based on your skin care concerns! (My personal favorites are Green Tea, Hyaluronate, Royal Jelly, and Snail!)

6. Little Moon Essentials

littlemoonessentials

This was another Expo East find! Little Moon Essentials is a company based in Colorado that makes natural bath/body products. They offer bath/foot salts to mists, body/foot lotions, massage oils, sugar scrubs and lip balms. All their products are made with organic ingredients and are cruelty-free!


  • Do you have anything from this list? I compiled the discounts I have below! :]
  • What are you most curious about from this list?
  • What’s something on your wishlist this year? I’d just like some time to spend with my family/close friends, but my mostly-tangible wishlist is here!

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  1. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh thanks for sharing all of these. I’m a big fan of checking out people’s wish lists! Those clothes sound great. And I do like sheet masks, though I need to check out more.

    -Lauren
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    1. Farrah

      They’re a lot of fun to make! :D! The sheet masks are awesome for a self-care/pampering night! :]

  2. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a fun list Farrah! I have one of those face brushes too and I swear by it!
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    1. Farrah

      It’s on the pricier end, but super awesome! 😀

  3. Deborah Brooks

    This is a great eclectic list!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! :]

  4. Laura

    So many great ideas. I love the headphones the most!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Laura! I love those headphones too! <3!

  5. Rachel

    This is a great list! I love my Aftershokz. They do make my ears hot sometimes, though!
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    1. Farrah

      I adore my Aftershokz as well! I’m curious about their newest pair since the one I have sometimes feels a little heavy after I’ve been wearing em’ for a long while. Best headphones I’ve ever owned though! <3

  6. Erica @ Erica Finds

    How did I miss Little Moon Essentials! I LOVE my bath salts!

    1. Farrah

      Oh no! There were so many exhibits though–it was hard to hit em’ all! I hope I can go again next year! 😛
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  7. Abbey Sharp

    Love all of these gifts! Now which one to choose is the next question!
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I’d definitely have a hard time choosing from these too! x_x
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  8. Kalee

    Woo! I love discounts!! Thank you! Those headphones look amazing!

    1. Farrah

      Anytime! 😀 I’m all about finding good deals!
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  9. Kelly

    So many good things on this list. I need to check out those head phones!

    1. Farrah

      I love mine so much! <3!
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  10. Mollie Mason

    So many fun goodies! Hope you get everything on your wish list 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thank you! :] I’m mainly just trying to put together a couple care packages for friends + my family this year–I hope they like em’!

  11. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    that lunchbox looks like a great one to have.

    1. Farrah

      It definitely helps me to eat healthier lunches! :]
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  12. Chelsey

    love that lunch box! I need one!! Great round up! Love seeing what everyone else wants for the holidays!

    1. Farrah

      It’s definitely helped me to make some healthier lunch choices (when I’m not too lazy to cook/meal prep! 😛 ). I’m always a fan of looking at lists as well!
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  13. Jessica Levinson

    Love all of these gift ideas! Great discounts too!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 I’m always a fan on discounts! 😛

  14. Emily

    LOVE all of these gifts!! Should probably forward to my family as hints hehe

    1. Farrah

      hahaha, tis the season for all the hinting! 😛
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  15. Shelby @Fitasamamabear

    Prana clothing would be so nice! Their pants fit beautifully!
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    1. Farrah

      I lovelovelove their pants! I got a few more pairs and they’ve all fit perfectly! <3
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  16. Jamie King

    Great gift guide, I’m gonna check out those bath / body products, they look amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      I gotta admit, I have a slight addiction when it comes to bath/body/skincare products, but…there are worse things to stockpile, right?! 😛
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  17. Angela

    This is a great gift guide! I love my wireless headphones, I will have to give some as a gift!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Angela! I bet the recipient will love em’! <3
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  18. Jill Conyers

    I need to check out the street vegan cookbook.

    1. Farrah

      It’s an amazing cookbook! <3
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  19. Kristy from Southern In Law

    So many great gift ideas! I think the only thing I want this year is a new diffuser!
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    1. Farrah

      I have a diffuser that I keep meaning to try out! I’ll need to do it this weekend! 😛 What are your favorite scents/oils?
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  20. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! There are so many great ideas here, that Royal Honey Propolis Essence really caught my eye <3
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Sonali! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving as well! (I definitely stuffed my face, hahaha.)

      I love the honey propolis essence so much! The way it’s dispensed is so cool! *-*
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