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Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

“Healthy” gifts can be just as exciting to give and receive as any other. We’ve put together some creative suggestions that we think you – and the recipient – will really enjoy.
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  • Environmentally friendly gifts: Take a reusable shopping bag and fill it with Fair Trade® coffee and tea, pure soaps, no-additive creams, natural and organic foods – and even laundry detergent or cleaners
  • “World bazaar” basket: Pack a basket with healthy foods from around the world: bulgur, Israeli or whole-wheat couscous, Irish or Scottish oatmeal, Mexican corn chips, thin-sliced smoked salmon, and Italian tomato sauce with vegetables. Check out the Giant Eagle® Produce Department for jicama, plantain, starfruit, pomegranate, or other exotic specialties. Then add a recipe or two that calls for the exotic fruit.
  • Breakfast bonus basket: Load a basket with an assortment of granola, oatmeal and cereal along with naturally decaffeinated green tea, herbal tea, low-fat cocoa, or coffee. Include a yogurt smoothie or parfait, an assortment of Greek yogurt and a recipe for muesli, and juice or fresh fruit.
  • “Update-the-kitchen” basket: Giant Eagle carries an assortment of kitchen gadgets that chefs will love: omelet pan, scratch-proof cooking utensils, kitchen towels, and even small electric appliances. Add exotic spices and herbs to top it off.
  • Relaxation basket: Fill a basket with aromatic candles, scented or herbal soap, shower wash, moisturizing lotion, and bubble bath.
  • Travel gift basket: Pack travel-size Top Care®  hand sanitizer, mini packs of Giant Eagle tissues, a travel toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner. Add Giant Eagle coffee and tea in travel-size servings and small bags of trail mix or granola for healthy snacking on the road.
  • Healthy snacks basket:  Granola, trail mix, whole-grain crackers, baked chips, and small cans or packages of tuna, salmon or chicken make smart snacks. Add oranges, apples, sunflower seeds, nuts, and nut butter to top off your basket.
  • Gift cards:  Find the right gift card at Giant Eagle for everyone on your list. Choose from over 150 retailers — and earn fuelperks!® for every $50 you spend!

Need more gift ideas? Email nutrition@gianteagle.com.