Holiday Gifts – Day 5

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Holiday Gifts – Day 5

Over the next couple days I’m going to share with you some healthy living

gift ideas for the holidays! 


I’ll try to keep the posts brief because we all need more simplicity at this time of year,

so if you have additional questions, be sure to ask.  I’m happy to answer!


As if I would really need to tell you why today’s gift idea is a great one (for almost everyone) because it’s CHOCOLATE!!  And of course I’m suggesting you get it from one of my most favorite companies: Thrive Market!  I’ve talked about them SEVERAL times on the blog already: TWD Things I LoveMy favorite online health food store, and in the Subscriber Exclusive TWD’s Favorites #3 post (password protected for my subscribers).  Go check those out (particularly this one) if you want to learn more about their mission, how they give back, how they make healthy food affordable for MANY, and what great discounts and products YOU can get!


Using THIS LINK will get you 20% off your first 3 orders (and all the items are already sold at warehouse prices)!!  By shopping at Thrive Market for any holiday gifts (not only those shown below), you’re giving several gifts: to yourself for saving money, to the family in need to whom Thrive Market will gift a membership when you become a member, and to the recipient of your healthy gift!!  How awesome is that?!  That feels like the kind of holiday spirit I like to embrace!


An now back to the chocolate…


I really believe in the value of high-quality chocolate that is organic and Fair Trade.  I also always choose allergy-friendly chocolates for our family.  I prefer dark, really dark chocolate.  I just find it so satisfying!  In fact, high-quality dark chocolate is full of antioxidant goodness which I would consider health-promoting (in reasonable quantities), whereas milk chocolate is simply candy.  But I did share a few of my family’s less dark favorites too, for those who don’t like it quite so dark.  You can search everything with a “chocolate” tag at Thrive Market here.  There are lots of excellent options I didn’t include in the list below.


But these are some of our favorites…


I’ll start with my absolute favorite:

Alter Eco Super Blackout 90%

Everyone in my family likes this one too.

I love the fruity undertones!


My hubby’s favorite:

Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I mean peanut butter & chocolate really do make a superb combo!


My boys love this one:

Alter Eco Salted Almonds

A square for their dessert…


Another treat the boys like:

Heavenly Organics Mint Chocolate Honey Patties 

With 3 simple, quality ingredients,

I don’t mind these as a treat for the boys either.


This is another “wicked” delicious option & another favorite of  mine:

Taza Wicked Dark 95% 

Soooo good!


A really delicious 100% dark option, with coconut:

Eating Evolved Midnight Coconut


Something different:

Eating Evolved Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Coconut Butter Cups

A delicious high-quality, allergen-friendly chip option:

Pascha 85% Dark Chocolate Chips

Lastly, these upgraded hot chocolate options:

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao with Cinnamon & Cardamom

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao with Cordyceps

Have you heard of the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms?


I hope you have fun choosing some delicious

options for gifts and for yourself too! 

Deanna Wilcox

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