The tradition of Christmas stockings is taking a little bit of a healthy twist this year with alternatives to the typical high sugar treats that you may find by the chimney.
Instead of starting Christmas morning with a sugar high and a crash soon after, you'll be reassured to find that there are many healthier alternatives to your favourite snacks, sweets, and treats that are just as satisfying.
This nutritionist approved gifts are perfect to delight your family, friends, and co-workers without sabotaging their health goals.
Whether you're keto, gluten-free, vegan, or simply health conscious you can find the perfect fit for every Christmas stocking at Vitasave!
Heathy Gift Ideas for Christmas Stocking Stuffers
PUR Gum Cinnamon
Classic chewing gum typically contains added sugars, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, and other chemicals that have been linked to health issues.
PUR Gum is free of anything artificial and is sweetened instead with xylitol, a diabetic friendly sweetener that won't spike blood sugar and may even boost dental health (1). Xylitol has even been shown to reduce levels of bad bacteria in the oral cavity while keeping friendly bacteria levels in balance, helping to reduce plaque buildup and gum inflammation and prevent cavities and tooth decay (2)(3)(4).
PUR Gum Company is made in Switzerland from just a few vegan, all natural, and non-GMO ingredients, ensuring their products are manufactured using the highest quality and standards.
Next time you can reach for the healthy gum and choose from a variety of flavors, or maybe a classic Christmas cinnamon, to satisfy your tastebuds without the negative health effects.
Hurraw! Cherry Lip Balm
Chapped? Keep those lips hydrated and flake free with all natural lip balms.
Unfortunately most beauty products, including lip balms, contain a bunch of ingredients that aren't so health friendly.
The last place you want to put any chemical ingredients is on your lips, which is why Hurraw! created a line of delicious lip balms that utilize only clean ingredients that are safe for your body.
Hurraw! is vegan, cruelty-free and contains certified organic, cold pressed and mechanically extracted oils and butters that still retain their essential nutrients and enzymes.
Hurraw!'s Cherry Lip Balm may be the perfect companion for under the mistletoe this Christmas.
Giddy Yo Dark Chocolate Orange Bars
Terry's chocolate orange took a healthy turn on the chocolate treat you knew as a child, but way better for you.
This time you can let your tastebuds revisit this classic and traditional pairing of flavors with a fusion of heirloom organic cacao, cane crystals, and organic orange essential oil.
Delight your tastebuds and take a trip back to your childhood with this rich and tangy chocolate bar.
Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
And yet another twist on a classic favourite...
The peanut butter cup just got better with Justin's peanut butter cups that fuses together organic Rainforest Alliance certified dark chocolate with a creamy organic peanut butter center for peanut butter cup perfection.
The best part is they come in 2 packs that you can sneak into your pocket for whenever you want a peanut butter chocolate fix.
Justin's peanut butter cups are certified organic and non-GMO.
Manuka Eucalyptus Honey Drops
Got a tickle in your throat? Manuka Eucalyptus Honey Drops are the perfect side kick to soothe your throat during cold, flu and allergy season.
Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it particularly useful to have on hand if you feel a sore throat coming on. Not only does it exert germ fighting effects it is also soothing as it provides a coating to the lining of the throat.
This and many more other benefits is what sets it apart from most of the honey you will find on grocery store shelves.
Eucalyptus is another traditional natural cold remedy that is often included in cough products due to its anti-inflammatory properties and effectiveness at decreasing mucus and relieving symptoms like cough frequency and nasal congestion (5).
Crafted with care in small batches and individually packed for your convenience, Manuka honey drops are there to provide relief wherever you may go!
Organika Keto Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies ain't just for Santa!
These bite sized cookies fit right into your stocking stuffer as the perfect sweet snack for when you get the munchies.
With simple and natural ingredients and only 1g of naturally-occuring sugar per bag, Organika Keto Mini Cookies also contain healthy fats and clean protein in every crumbly bite to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep the 3PM crash at bay.
Better Bears Swedish Bears
Stocking stuffers wouldn't be complete without candy! Ditch the sugar hangover and make snack time a breeze this year with Better Bears Swedish Bears.
Most candies that you can find in stores are high in processed sugars and void of fiber, a disastrous combination for your health.
Better Bears Vegan Gummies are plant based, low in sugar, high in fibre, and made without any artificial colours or flavours.
Too much sugar in the diet can create a whole host of health problems so Better Bears uses Stevia instead, a naturally sweet plant extract that contains almost no calories, has a glycemic index of zero, and actually provides some health benefits.
With only 3g of sugar per bag and over 90% less sugar than traditional gummy bears, Better Bears is the perfect sweet treat that you can feel good about, without compromising on any deliciousness.