McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder

Let’s talk gifts for the foodie, or yourself!

December is flying by, and that means the holidays are fast approaching. The NS Holiday Gift Guides continue today with unique gifts for the foodie in your life, or that could be you! Essentials like a high-speed blender, a slow juicer, a ceramic water filter and simple glass straws can really be game changers in the kitchen, while stunning cookbooks and a magazine subscription can inspire even the most seasoned cook to keep learning and enjoying new flavors. Splurge on some investments for a loved one, gather stocking stuffers for friends or treat yourself.

No. 1 — If you’re looking for a good juicer that will last, this is it. Unlike many others, the HP Slow Juicer is pretty compact in size, too, and isn’t an eyesore on the countertop.

No. 2 — Stuff the stockings with these gourmet snacks this year! The unique flavor combinations like Coconut Lavender, along with the premium ingredients and unexpected, delightful flavors make these a no-brainer this holiday season. Can’t wait until Dec. 26 to enjoy them? Bring them to your holiday get-togethers for a healthy and satisfying treat.

No. 3 — Do you know what’s missing in your—or your loved one’s—smoothie game? Biodegradable, handblown glass straws that are incredibly high quality and made in the US. Serve these up with the NS Stripped Green Smoothie


No. 4 — Encourage Instagrammable dishes with this sharp, well-made mandolin slicer. It’s great for cutting thin ribbons of zucchini and cucumber, slices of onion and tomatoes, and so much more.

No. 5 — Check out these beautiful, handmade ceramic water filters for an unexpected, yet practical gift they’ll enjoy every day. The filters include 3 ceramic chambers that hold 1 gallon of water in total.

No. 6 — Another great stocking stuffer idea: a couple bottles of Beauty Water Concentrate on Sakara Life. This mixture of organic rose water, silica, and 72 trace minerals helps the body function properly and glow from the inside, out. Simply add a few droppers to your water. They’re TSA-friendly and perfect for those of us traveling over the holidays, too. Receive 15% off your order with code REF_NSLOVE15 at checkout.

No. 7 — Everybody needs a Le Creuset Dutch Oven under the tree, in their favorite color to boot. These trusty kitchen essentials make cooking stews, soups and Red Lentil Daal a breeze, and they last forever.

No. 8 — Talk about a cookbook that’s almost too pretty to crack open. Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook is an amazing keepsake with stellar visuals and tried-and-true recipes from inspiring women around the world.

No. 9 — Meet the Chef’s Knife by world-renowned cutlery brand Wüsthof. While it’s an investment, this knife is also one you’ll have for a long time. Think a stainless-steel precision blade and a really sharp edge that resists stains and rust.

No. 10 — These luxe chocolate bars make for a nice luxe treat and an even better stocking stuffer. Available in many unique, intriguing flavors and all made with chocolate that is certified organic, kosher, non-GMO, gluten and soy free.

No. 11 — A Vitamix high-speed blender will be the gift of the year, encouraging homemade smoothies, nut butter, nut milk, juices, and so much more.

No. 12 —Give the gift of good food inspiration and high vibes with a yearly subscription to Bon Appetit. The visuals are just as stunning as the recipes are delicious, trust us.

What do you think? What’s catching your eye on this year’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodie? For more gift ideas and recommendations, head over to the NS Shop, and check out the Holiday Gift Guide for Her and Holiday Gift Guide for Him. I’d love to hear your thoughts about these holiday-worthy finds in the comments below, or on Instagram @NutritionStripped and #NutritionStripped. Happy gifting!