20 Paleo Bloggers Tell You What They Want For The Holidays

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Does coming up with good gift ideas make you want to tear your hair out?

Me, too.

I’m always racking my brain to come up with good gifts, it doesn’t come easy to me.

I get my kids to send me a Google doc with links to what they want, prioritized and updated as they think of things.

I tell them to get it done by December 1st, or Santa might pass us by.

They always get it done.

My husband has got the same magazine subscriptions for eight years.

(Bet you’re glad you’re not married to me, huh?)

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No, I’m not exactly creative in the gift-giving department.

Whenever I get stuck on something, anything, I ask myself, “What do other people do?” And I look to others for inspiration.

And so it was that I hit on the idea of asking paleo bloggers what they’d like for Christmas as a way to jumpstart my creative juices.

I wanted to go from this:

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To this:

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(Seems only fair to the people around me :-))

Here’s what they told me.

1. Tara Grant, blogger and author of The Hidden Plague
A new dehydrator! The one I have now just can’t keep up with me, and isn’t big enough. 🙂
 
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2. C.J. Hunt, Broadcast Journalist, Director of The Perfect Human Diet
Hmmm… I just got a rescue pup yesterday, Nick, so that’s handled. 😉 Something fun on the film production side. I’d like the new MAC PRO that comes out in December (decked out ;)) …and the next generation Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch, out soon). Otherwise, continued good health and the energy to keep spreading the news!
 
thyroid, hypothyroid, paleo, paleo diet, nutirition3. Christa Orrechio, Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Counselor at The Whole Journey 
The greatest gift I can imagine is the labeling of GMOs…and further, the eradication of them. On par with that is relaxed time off with friends and family to enjoy and connect. 
 
4. Rachel Albert, natural foods chef and cooking instructor, author and blogger
A Ninja Ultimate Blender or BlendTec. Even more, I’d like a 6-foot tall, carpeted kitty condo for my two cats to hang out in my office in the corner, so they won’t keep trying to get on my desk, into the in boxes, or other spaces that make a mess of my work stations. 😉 I”m hoping to find someone selling them on a street corner, which is the way a friend found the shorter one I have in the kitchen for the girls, about four years ago. 
 
 
6. Dr. Tom O’Bryan, TheDr.com and host of The Gluten Summit
Gluten-free biscotti that stand to espresso dipping, but when dry, are not like biting into a crumbly brick.
 
 
8. Sarah Fragoso, author and blogger, Everyday Paleo:
I’m sitting here racking my brain and I can think of nothing…. I guess just one day with my family – no phones, computers or distractions. Yes, I am that corny.

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10. Katie Wellness Mama, blogger and mama of five
We stick to mostly experiences and handmade gifts so I’d say either time to ski with the family or handmade gifts from my kids.
 
13. Pauli Halstead, blogger and author of Primal Cuisine
I would like one sleeping bag to donate to our Sierra Roots cold weather shelter here in Nevada City.
 
14. Dean Dwyer, blogger and podcaster of The Solo Show
I’d love an Apple iPad.
 
sarah ballantyne, the paleo mom15. Sarah Ballantyne, blogger and author of The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook
What I’d really like is time.  Time to sleep in, go for a 3 or 4-hour long hike with my family, relax and read a book, and play.  Time where I’m not cooking, not taking photos, not researching for a blog post, and not writing.  Lol!  I’d also really like a few pairs of warm toe socks and some new PJs.
 
16. Sean Croxton, blogger and podcaster at Underground Wellness
A new bookcase for the couple hundred of books that won’t fit on the one I have now.
 
17. Stephani Ruper, blogger at Paleo For Women and author of PCOS Unlocked
I could always use a new pair of salsa shoes… 🙂
18. Mickey Trescott, blogger and author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
I wouldn’t mind rounding out my collection of Miyabi knives with this baby.
 
19. Alison Golden (that’s me)
I keep a running list in my email and on it this year is a leather iPhone case so that I don’t have to replace the smashed glass every time I drop it (three times this year), a Pink CD (when I told my kids they said nothing to me but everything to each other…with their eyes and eyebrows), a Vitamix and a 33 lb training bar.
 
And final words go to…
 
george-bryant, civilized caveman creations20. George Bryant, chef, food blogger at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations and co-author of The Paleo Kitchen
The one tool I couldn’t live without in my kitchen is my Lodge 12 inch cast iron skillet but really I’d like for more people to unconditionally give from the heart and create an environment where their friends, families, or strangers are allowed to be their true selves with no judgement.  
 
I ask that people realize that being present is when true miracles happen and the world is passing them by while consumed with social media and drama surrounding them.  I wish for people to focus on everyone’s positives, and intently listen and be present in the moment so live life to the fullest.
 
Amen!
 
What are you hoping for for the holidays? Are you all set or do you still have a bunch of shopping to do? Which of the above would you most like to receive? Tell us in the comments, we are all ears!
 
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amazon, modern no nonsense guide to paleoAre you struggling to sustain a paleo lifestyle change? Or not sure how to start? Or perhaps those around you are resistant and you're feeling undermined and unsure. The Modern, No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo provides practical tools to ease the transition to a full-on paleo life. Each chapter includes strategies, tips and checklists to identify the actions to power you on your paleo journey and create sustainable change. Buy it at Amazon.com.

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Alison Golden writes on the topic of paleo over at Paleo/NonPaleo. She aims to share ideas, inspire and motivate readers by teaching them how to live paleo in a non-paleo world. She is also the author of the bestselling book, The Modern, No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo, a unique tool that gives the reader hundreds of strategies to navigate the learning process to successful paleo living.

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