Gifts You'll Be Thrilled to Give

So we are all about health these days, trying to eat right and exercise but did you know you can have a healthy home too?  Having a healthy home environment helps support our overall well being, and one of the many ways we can do this is by choosing HEALTHIER products to bring into our homes. And with the holidays approaching - it’s the perfect time to be thinking about healthier gifts we can give to others AND ourselves!  

Today we visited one of my favorite places to be: Studio Barre in Encinitas. What I love about Studio Barre is that the energy there is infectious; you just feel so welcomed and join a whole new group of friends who support you being healthy, right from the minute you walk in!  October is breast cancer awareness month and Studio Barre has special events going on all month long to help support breast cancer research and awareness. And today my friend Khara Serrato had a pop-up shop!

Khara is the owner of a local on-line gift shop called Shop Chic Mommy and holds open pop up shops throughout North County during the Holiday Season giving a portion of her proceeds to charity. She has a whole assortment of wonderful affordable luxuries for your home and so I thought it would be fun to talk with her so she can share some of her that are actually healthy for your home that you'll be thrilled to give! If you want to hear what she's said, check out our podcast!

High Quality Natural Candles

When a candle is made from high quality ingredients, they are beautiful and the scents are so vibrant and clean you will LOVE giving them as gifts! And what I learned from our podcast today is that soy is much cleaner candle base because it burns with 90% less soot than paraffin.  Coconut wax is considered the healthiest wax to make candles from because they are smokeless and soot-free. Beeswax candles help purify the air as they burn. Soy and coconut wax are naturally softer as well so you are able to easily clean finished candle jars and reuse or repurpose them! Khara has lots of examples for how to do this on her Instagram feed.

And as long as we buy US made candles that are high quality fragrances and are naturally derived wax instead of paraffin we can feel safe lighting them around the home. If you would like more information on the safety of using candles in your home are are 2 other articles to read. 1 and 2.

Candle Accessories

For the candle lover..... These accessories are so affordable and were so much fun to use! They also keep your candles burning longer and with less smoke and soot. The lighter is virtually chemical free! Any of these would make perfect hostess gifts paired with a small little candle. Watch the video to see them all in action! If you are like me you might catch yourself saying.. "oh my gosh I need that!"

Candle Wick Dipper $8

Candle Wick Trimmer $12

USB Candle Lighter $30

GOVERRE is a GLASS, portable, stemless wine glass with a silicone sleeve and drink-through lid. Available also as a stemless champagne flute option. These are so much fun to drink from! They make great gifts for someone who likes to go boating or likes to entertain outside. And you can be happy knowing that using a reusable glass is so much better for the environment than those plastic red party cups.

Set of 2 Champagne Flutes $30

Goverre Wine glass $24

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post! I hope you enjoyed learning about these unique gifts that you can be happy giving knowing that they are high quality, healthy options. Yay! Happy Shopping!

Be sure to check out Shop Chic Mommy and Studio Barre Encinitas and on instagram @shopchicmommy and @studiobarreencinitas