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Holiday Gift-Giving Inspiration 2021

practical tips & sustainable solutions Nov 12, 2021
Eco-friendly wrapped gifts tied with twine and a tag reading 'Holiday gift guide' on a vibrant turquoise wooden background, conveying a festive and sustainable gift-giving theme.

Despite my best efforts, I have had a really hard time getting my holiday gift-giving going this fall - this in spite of some BIG family changes in the next few weeks and all the warnings about shipping delays…

Can anyone else relate?

I love using gifting guides to jumpstart my inspiration especially for those hard to shop for individuals on my list…

Heck, sometimes, I even just forward the lists to my husband to give him a hand too.

If you are stuck in a similar boat, I have handpicked some of the products and resources I recommend time and time again along with a few new favorites to friends, patients, and clients.

Check out the personalized lists for those dealing with allergies or suffering from Sjogren’s symptoms below!

Allergy Holiday Gift Guide

Lip Balm Duo
This limited-edition lip-care set contains two conditioning balms with a brand-new formula that delivers nourishing hydration in both Nada, clear for every day, anytime use, and Pinch, tinted for a subtle pop of nourishing color.

Both balms are formulated with ultra-moisturizing murumuru and mango butters that keep lips happy and healthy-looking.

Daily Protective Balm
Designed to be gentle for babies, the daily balm is the ultimate hydrating powerhouse.

Formulated with a soothing blend of organic shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba seed oil, this balm helps relieve dry and sensitive skin.

Sinus Saline Spray
Love the idea of minimizing sinus medications?
Consider incorporating saline rinses into your sinus care routine.

These premixed spray canisters can both flush congested, stuffy noses and moisturize dry irritated tissues too. The advantage is no need to sterilize water or mix your own solution.

They are a great stocking stuffer!

We Love Eyes Cleansing Foam, Brush, and Spray
Sick of the irritated and red eyes?
The We Love Eyes cleansing foam and margin brush are formulated to help wash away sources of inflammation such as bacteria, Demodex, pollen, and other debris.

Prefer a spray-and-go option?
Check out the Hypochlorous spray and swipe away microbes, allergens, & debris with the no-sting, no-rinse, 100% oil-free formula – perfectly pH balanced for eye care.

Pillow Covers
Dust-mite or allergy pillow covers are tightly woven fabric covers that prevent you from breathing in dust mite allergens from your pillow.

Did you know that 10% of your pillow weight may be dust mites after 2 years of use?!

Systane Eye Drops
Most eye care professionals will recommend preservative-free eye drops if you are using them more than a few times per day.

These Systane eye drops are great for those with eye allergies, eye irritation, or dryness. They help flush out debris and while adding moisture to the surface of the eye.

Beyond Soap by Dr. Sandy Skotnicki
A dermatologist specializing in sensitive skin and skin allergies.

This book is both informative and practical for anyone dealing with skin issues!

Food without fear
Dealing with symptoms related to the food you are eating?
Confused about what is an allergy versus intolerance?

Check out Dr. RuchiGupta'sa informative book to learn more and S.T.O.P. the misery and chart your healthy path forward.

Sjogren's Holiday Gift Guide! 

Lip Balm Duo
This limited-edition lip-care set contains two conditioning balms with a brand-new formula that delivers nourishing hydration in both Nada, clear for every day, anytime use, and Pinch, tinted for a subtle pop of nourishing color.

Both balms are formulated with ultra-moisturizing murumuru and mango butters that keep lips happy and healthy-looking.

Daily Protective Balm
Designed to be gentle for babies, the daily balm is the ultimate hydrating powerhouse.

Formulated with a soothing blend of organic shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba seed oil, this balm helps relieve dry and sensitive skin.

Nordic Naturals
Research suggests that taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement can reduce symptoms of dry eyes.

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega is Ideal for individuals needing the highest levels of omega-3s EPA and DHA, for heart, brain, and immune health. It is made from 100% wild-caught sardines and anchovies with a fresh lemon taste to avoid the fishy-tasting burps.

We Love Eyes Cleansing Foam, Brush, and Spray
Sick of the irritated and red eyes?
The We Love Eyes cleansing foam and margin brush are formulated to help wash away sources of inflammation such as bacteria, Demodex, pollen, and other debris.

Prefer a spray-and-go option?
Check out the Hypochlorous spray and swipe away microbes, allergens, & debris with the no-sting, no-rinse, 100% oil-free formula – perfectly pH balanced for eye care.

Systane Eye Drops
Most eye care professionals will recommend preservative-free eye drops if you are using them more than a few times per day.

These Systane eye drops are great for those with eye allergies, eye irritation, or dryness. They help flush out debris and while adding moisture to the surface of the eye.

Biotene Gel
The most concentrated flavor, sugar, and alcohol-free formula for soothing and moisturizing relief for dry mouth are associated with Sjogren's.

Although packaging states it lasts for up to 4 hours, my patients have found this helpful for use overnight.

Rise Well Dental Health
Is a huge part of Sjogren’s care and these products make a great stocking stuffer!

Unlike many natural toothpastes, Risewell is made with naturally-derived hydroxyapatite, a mineral that makes up 97% of our tooth enamel and 60% of your bones, and has been proven to strengthen and protect your teeth without fluoride.

Oh and the scrubby floss also contains hydroxyapatite so that those tight spots between teeth are not overlooked.

Last but not least, I am a big fan of their mouthwash too which is made to work with your microbiome! It is naturally alkaline to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria.

Tongue Scraper
I am not done with oral health yet…

Tongue scraping can’t replace brushing and flossing but has some additional benefits including improving your sense of taste, reducing bad breath, and removing bacteria implicated in dental decay.

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