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6 Gift Ideas for a Vegetarian in Your Life

Are you struggling with what to buy the vegetarian in your life?  Hear are some thoughtful gifts that would show them you really care about their health and love them.  If I received these gifts, I would be so excited!  The best gift you could give someone is the gift of health.

1.  Portable Reusable Shopping Bags chico-bag

These are great for carrying in your purse or the car for those visits to the local farmers markets or for that matter any store. I use mine in stores like Nordstrom too!  This way, paper and plastic bags don’t pile up at home and you’re contributing to a much healthier environment!  Chicobags.com are great bags and they have their own little stuff pouch so they fit in my purse perfectly or glove box.

2.  Food Dehydrator

A dehydrator is an appliance that removes moisture from food to restrain various bacteria from growing and spoiling food.  I used it for making the holiday Cranberry Scones.  It’s great for making dried fruits and veggies and you can create your own healthy “fruit roll-up” snacks, veggie burgers, crackers, etc.  I love mine!  

3.  New vegetarian cookbook.cb20easyveggiemealsebook20final4

Maybe your friend is running out of ideas for vegetarian and vegan meals. Time to get a new cookbook! Keep them inspired and healthy by searching your local bookstore for a new and exciting cookbook.If you need a REALLY good balanced vegetarian cookbook, try my Easy Veggie Meal Plans…wink wink!  It’s great for weight loss too! I have over 250 different easy recipes in a 90 day weight loss format.  Pretty amazing!

4.  Blenderktec-blender

This is for that special person in your life.  They are a little more of an investment. The top two brands I recommend are K-TEC and Vitamix.  These manufacturer’s have several models that can fit most budgets. These puppies are so powerful, ranging between 2 and 3 horsepower!  A normal kitchen blender is about 1/2 a horsepower.  The best part is that these blenders can blend almost anything you throw at it, like nuts, seeds, beans and more!  I myself and many other people I know have burned out so many blenders because they are too weak to blend my crazy meals.  Instead of continuing to buy cheap blenders and burning them out every 5 months, buy one of these and it will last years.  I’ve had mine 5 years already and I use it everyday.  This is my favorite appliance by far!  Another option is the Magic Bullet which is easier on the wallet and is great for making  fast, easy, and out the door smoothies.

5.  Gift certificate to a local health food store

Introduce someone to a healthier alternative to a conventional grocery store or support their already healthy habit.  The larger chain health food stores I know are Mothers Market, Whole Foods Market or Wild Oats. All of these stores have national locations.  There are also many smaller health food stores you can support!

6.  Sprouting jars w/ sprout lids

There are so many great vegan and vegetarian recipes that call for sprouting, so why buy sprouts when one can make their own, and save money!  Having jars and sprout lids makes sprouting easy. See how easy it is in this sprouting video I did.  You can find these at your local health food stores or order online!

Now that I’ve given you some ideas, what did I miss?  Are there some cb20easyveggiemealsebook20final4gifts you’ve gotten or received that were really great?  Let me know about them

Have a wonderful Holiday season!

Kardena Pauza

Author of, Easy Veggie Meal Plans- vegetarian weight loss

3 Comments Leave a Comment

Comment by Patrick
2009-12-18 12:46:26

Uh yah… I be one of the people who have burned out 3 Black & Decker Blenders this year. I toasted the suckers! I have an Oster now and I made him smoke a couple of times. Hahahhaa I think I have invested over $200 in these lame blenders. I will take your advice wise Kardena and buy a better quality blender. … Continue having a beautiful day & a wonderful & super healthy New Year! You are da’bomb! / Patrick

Comment by Kardena Pauza
2009-12-21 18:17:44

Too funny, sometimes you have to live and learn with the blenders. The investment is worth it! Now I know what Santa Should bring you for Christmas.

Comment by Brian
2011-02-06 10:55:48


I am looking to getting a dehydrator, yet I am unsure as to which one to get. There are so many different types/brands. What would you suggest for someone just starting out with eating more raw foods and one thats not super expensive? Thanks for the input.


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