Gifts that Keep on Giving
by Dena Nishek and Delicious Living! Staff

Wracked by wrapping? Driven mad by ribbon? Try these super solutions to ease your shopping-season stress — buckets, baskets, bags and boxes, each brimming over with a divine mix of natural products.

wagonKids' Stuff
Make every day child's play! Help children tap into their creative natures by giving them a wagonful of fun and fantasy. Tuck in an organic cotton toy or two; include the makings for hand puppets and wacky hats, plus kits for exploring the great outdoors.

gardening suppliesGlorious Gardening
If there's a Contrary Mary on your holiday list, indulge her green thumb with a recycled-plastic planter filled with year-round gardening gifts — heirloom seeds, organic fertilizers, reusable plant labels. Add waterproof clogs, a pair of organic cotton-hemp gloves and a Mayan handcrafted digging tool.

spa in a basketPersonal Spa
What could be more luxuriantly decadent than gifts that soak, smooth and soothe? This pampering selection of bath salts, aromatherapy candles, scented lotions and organic cotton towels will help that special someone create a welcome haven, a sanctuary in which to shake off the cares of the world.

basket of goodiesGlad Gourmet
Inspire a feast! Treat your favorite cook to a selection of delectable, natural gourmet delights. A wide range of tasty, organically-grown products — ranging from spices and wines to teas, coffees and chocolates — can be found on the shelves of your favorite natural products shop.

Natural home
Home is where the heart is, so be sure to fill those of family and friends with light, love and all things natural — linens made from sustainably produced organic cotton and hemp, long-lasting fluorescent bulbs, plus low-impact gadgets and cleaners for kitchen, laundry and bath.

These products and more can be found in your favorite natural products store. Or, email us at

Photography by: Jeff Padrick