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Healthy Holiday Gift Basket is Loaded With Local (and Naturally Delicious) Products

Healthy Holiday Gift Basket is Loaded With Local (and Naturally Delicious) Products

When Jill Lemen started creating her organic fruit and nut bars, she wasn’t the most healthy eater on the planet. But as caregiver to a wheelchair-bound health nut, she was challenged to come up with a grab-n-go organic food bar that was tasty AND gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.

What started as a healthy snack for a clean-eating friend surprised and inspired Jill to create Noshsense. I met Jill at a women’s small business gathering, where she brought samples of her tasty treats. It was love at first taste.

Every time I turn around, there’s a locally owned business getting started by a woman with a great story. Everything from yoga and massage to specialty baked goods and handmade body butters are being crafted by local businesswomen with a mission.

I thought you should know about these local products and services I’ve discovered, so I put them all into one big Gift Basket. And I’m giving it away.

How can you WIN this?

If you’ve signed up for my monthly newsletter or offered a comment on one of my blogs, then you’ve already entered the drawing. If not, leave a comment below this blog. The drawing to WIN the Healthy Holiday Gift Basket, compliments of Natural Healing Omaha, is December 2nd.

Even if your name isn’t drawn, you still win! These are some great gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.

Give something local, handmade, herbal, natural, organic (and all that good stuff ) and feel good about holiday spending.

But let me get back to the drawing. Look at all these items you could WIN:

  • Black Iris Botanicals rose toner for naturally healthy skinRose Water Toner – ‘Mildly Astringent — Mighty Refreshing.’ That’s how SeaRose describes her Rose Facial toner, a product of her local small business, Black Iris Botanicals https://www.facebook.com/blackirisbotanicals.
  • Gift Certificate for 1 dozen gluten-free and vegan muffins from Two Birds Bakery www.twobirdsbakeryomaha.com.
  • Hyp-Yoga weight loss CD’s and green “Peace” t-shirt, for the cool person in your life. See what it’s all about at Hyp Yoga Omaha.
  • One dozen gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free organic fruit and nut bars made by their local creator Jill Lemen and her small business http://www.Noshsense.net.
  • A signed copy of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, family and first love. It’s local, it’s handmade (ok, not so much) and it’s juicy, good reading!
  • One hour massage from Summer Schwery, one of our very talented massage therapists at the Four Winds Natural Healing Center. She’ll melt your mind into a state of bliss.
  • Metta Handmade sampler soaps for naturally healthy skinSample handmade soaps in four ‘flavors’ – Lemon Poppyseed, Calendula Olive Oil, Avocado Shea Butter and Rose & Lavender – from Metta Handmade, the brainchild of local owner Stacia Hoover. More soapy love at http://www.MettaHandmade.com.
  • Personal notecards created with artful calligraphy designs by Jen Waltemath of Omaha. Check her stuff out at http://www.jafix.info/!
  • Generously large planter full of greenery, perfect for a corner of your sunny room, from The Potting Shed Garden and Gift Center, compliments of owner Amy Weir.
  • A selection of gluten-free, organic, handmade veggie wraps from April’s Wraps. These babies are to-die-for delicious, smeared with your favorite spread and loaded up with veggies.

Need a gift item for a birthday or graduation?  Find links to most of these items all year long on my ‘Resources and Affiliates’ page.

This drawing is my way of supporting local small businesses and connecting you with unique, local, quality products and services you can’t get just anywhere.

Do these businesses a favor and Share this blog on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, or wherever you do your socializing on line!

Happy, Healthy holiday season to everyone from Natural Healing Omaha. Remember, leave a comment on this blog or sign up for my herbal newsletter to enter.

 

Comments (50)

    • Holiday shopping made easy:) Be sure to scroll down and click the ‘Resources & Affiliates’ button below for a list of businesses I know and trust, Alesha.

  1. I have in the past had appointments with Nicholas. I have heard so many good things about you Mo!! I imagine that you are changing the lives if many women!! Keep up the good work

  2. I heard about you from Jennifer Allen Wilford on Facebook and would love to get your blog and be entered to win a basket of healthy goodies. Thanks.

  3. Hey mo! It was lovely to see you again on Saturday! Thanks again for taking such great care of my mom, she really enjoyed your company <3

  4. Oh Most Precious Mo! You ROCK! All this wonderful creativity going on and you sharing the information. This is so powerful! Thank you so much. You are a pure blessing. Love

  5. Just happened upon this page while browsing Kate Bodman’s… LOVE the things you (both) offer!! Looking forward to finding something for the hard-to-buy-for family members!

  6. Here’s a great link to local herbalist Kate Bodmann’s Herb of the Month Club and website.www.landofmilkandhoneyherbs.com. Her contribution for this give-away didn’t receive mention, but everyone should know about this fantastic way to learn herbs!

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