5 Thoughtful Gifts for 2022

By Jessica Campbell, MS, FNTP

I’ve rounded up a collection of five one-of-a-kind gifts you can feel confident wrapping up for a loved one, or even for yourself! 

Gift giving is often a challenge for me because of my minimalist sensibilities. I don't want to harm the planet with useless things that cause excess waste. 

So, I have carefully chosen these five items that will improve your health, support great businesses, and are simply too delicious to be wasted.

1. Cultures for Health Starter Kit

Cultures for Health Vegan Yogurt Kit

This is literally a gift that keeps on giving. 

Cultured foods are fermented, which means, the sugars and hard to digest fibers are broken down by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, which makes the food more digestible and healthier for you.

From sourdough starters to kombucha and everything in between, each kit is designed to make fermentation easy. 

Fermented and pickled foods are excellent for your gut and immune health, and I think these kits are a super fun way to feel more connected to your food. 

Cultures for Health makes it so easy to make the most difficult ferments. Once, I made tempeh which is supposed to be incredibly hard to make, but it turned out perfect and delicious.

I will never be able to eat store bought tempeh again. 

I love these products!

2. Fermentation Jar - Sarah Kersten 


Speaking of fermentation, one of my favorite foodie gifts I’ve ever been given is my fermentation jar. My mom found this amazing artist here in Oakland and now we both adore our one-of-a-kind crocks.

Sarah Kersten Studios makes kitchen ceramics known nationwide for their beauty and durability. 

All of their glaze formulas, clay formulas, designs, and molds are custom-made in the Oakland studio.  Each piece is finished by hand. 

The fermentation jars are crafted with a waterlock seal, an ancient design which allows for an oxygen-free environment, this is the gold standard of vegetable fermentation.

If you’re looking for a high-end gift for a foodie who has everything else, this is a top pick! 

3. Iron Fish

Place the iron fish in soups for an easy extra iron source.

If you’re searching for a gift that’s “off the hook,” (according to Oprah Magazine) look no further than the Lucky Iron Fish

This little gadget is a simple and reusable cooking tool that adds extra iron to your daily foods or drinks. It’s made from food-grade electrolytic iron powder that’s FDA certified and approved for food fortification worldwide.

The Lucky Iron Fish is a side-effect-free source of iron, especially for those with iron deficiency anemia. You can drop it in any boiling liquid that has a little bit of acidity for 10 minutes. 

It’s safe for the entire family and can be used daily for years. 

I highly recommend! 


4. Traditional Medicinals Tea

The HomeGrown Herbalist has just about every kind of loose-leaf tea you can imagine.

Looking for a warm and nutritious gift that’s reasonably priced? 

If you know me, you know I love tea. My favorite place to shop for herbal tea is The HomeGrown Herbalist, a company that has high quality products and is dedicated to teaching others the principles of botanical medicine so they can be more self-sufficient and have a better quality of life.

They have just about every kind of loose-leaf tea you can imagine. 

Some handy ones for this time of year: 

☕ Nettle dries up sinuses like an antihistamine.

☕ Chamomile Mint to calm indigestion.

☕ Apple Pie to put you in the winter holiday spirit.

5. US Wellness Meats

Design your own charcuterie board from US Wellness Meats.

Did you know you can buy grass-fed beef online? 

For your meat-eating friends and family, I recommend US Wellness Meats. The company was founded in 2000 in Monticello, Missouri by visionary farmers who saw that big-business cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our animals and our health. 

Their Meats are sustainably raised on family farms with strict standards. Choose from a variety of meats that now includes beef, lamb, bison, pork, seafood, and poultry. Buy a la carte or by subscription delivery.

Design your own charcuterie board or take the decision-making out and order The Delicious + Nutritious Gift Food Bundle or even a gift card. 

They ship everywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 


There you have it: five amazing options that won’t contribute to excess clutter and will support a lifestyle that’s delicious and nutritious. 

You might share one of these treasures with someone you love or maybe treat yourself to something for yourself in the New Year.

With gift-giving options getting more expensive and extensive, I hope you find simplicity this season. May it be a time that you take care of your health and appreciate your food, your body, and your life!

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links that at no additional cost to you. I may earn a small commission which helps me as a mompreneur. Thank you for supporting me and my other recommended businesses!