November 8, 2022
When I hear the word “gift,” the first thing that comes to mind definitely has nothing to do with malls or wrapping paper.
Rather, I think of the gift of a loving family…
…the gift of having a purpose in life…
…the gift of a healthy body…
…the gift of the word of God…
…and so many more intangible gifts for which I'm grateful daily.
Still, I consider selecting gifts for friends and family, and receiving the gifts they have chosen for me, acts of love and kindness. There's a particular feeling of anticipation when wrapping up a gift I have thoughtfully chosen for my wife, my sons, or other significant people in my life.
The thing is…where do you start? Today, with online shopping apparently edging out stores, you can literally purchase anything for anyone at any time. Gone are the days when your great-grandparents would take a walk to the five and dime, or, if they were the fancier sort, the big department store, and wander around picking presents from a somewhat limited selection. It would make things easier, wouldn't it?
Holiday gift guides were probably dreamed up by a sole magazine editor somewhere who realized that people need help narrowing choices down or just want the pure convenience of ordering from home. Now, though, considering it seems that nearly every publication, website, and influencer has a gift guide, the original purpose of clarity and convenience seems kind of defeated. This means that before choosing a gift, you need to choose a gift guide!
So why did I decide to throw my hat in the gift guide ring?
Well, I've spent years (and years and years) testing out thousands of products. My personal and educational background in fitness, science, nutrition, biohacking, and many more subjects has provided me with a great deal of information about the quality, effectiveness, and usefulness of what's out there.
I’ve also got strict criteria regarding things like EMF, purity, ingredients, price, effectiveness, and much more. The products on this list have all been vetted by me and have been those that have significantly improved my lifestyle, whether it's by water hacking or sleep tracking or wine drinking.
Not wanting everything I recommend to be fringe spendy biohacks, I've included plenty of affordable gifts on this list, so whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer or to splurge on your partner or another special recipient, there are many options (and go ahead and add yourself to that list, considering the deals that my partners are offering).
Finally, I broke this gift guide list of 25 recommendations into four categories: featured, lifestyle, biohacking, and family gift picks.
The featured gifts are favorites of mine that will be appreciated by anyone on your list who wants to improve their energy, longevity, and general health (and who doesn't?). While there is admittedly overlap between the lifestyle and biohacking categories, the gifts on the lifestyle list are simply items that will make your healthy living easier and better, while the biohacking list is particularly well-suited to the self-optimizer who, like me, wants to take things to the next level. The products I've categorized as “family” are included because almost everyone I know needs go-to gifts for hosts and hostesses, in-laws, neighbors, etc. The picks on that list are thoughtful, healthy takes on popular and practical home goods, and they're all staples in the Greenfield household.
So, if you want to keep your healthy holiday gift shopping a bit more simple and less time-consuming – but also highly meaningful this year – I invite you to take this guide as a starting point for thoughtful, healthy giving. Happy browsing!
My Featured Gift Picks
Artificial blue light tricks your brain into believing it's still daytime and that you should be awake, not asleep. This is harmful because healthy sleep is needed to recharge and repair your mitochondria, the powerhouse of each of your cells. Evidence has shown that poor sleep and mitochondrial dysfunction lead to many health issues, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, obesity, diabetes, autism, autoimmune diseases, depression, and more. Ra Optic Blue Light Blocking Glasses – designed by my friend and former podcast guest Matt Maruca (pictured above) – are made from the highest quality materials that specifically target the blue light emitted by phones, computers, screens, and LED lights, profoundly benefiting your sleep quality, energy levels, mood, sense of well-being, and even relationships. Ra Optics, is, hands down, the BEST blue light protection eyewear I've found (and if you have kids who want to protect their sleep and eyesight while looking at screens or monitors, there are styles for them too).
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Even if you're eating healthy, your superfoods, fruits and vegetables tend to lose nutritional value when they sit on the shelf or in the refrigerator. Organifi is an organic supplement line that gives you the benefits of 11 superfoods, including ashwagandha (an ayurvedic adaptogen for stress relief and cortisol balance), spirulina (a nutrient-dense algae for energy and inflammation reduction), turmeric (an ancient root that supports recovery and immunity), and prebiotics (a blend of soluble fiber and digestive-resistant starch to prevent constipation and improve mineral absorption), in a quick, delicious juice powder that costs pennies on the dollar compared to the average ten to twenty dollar bottle of comparable organic juice you'd buy at the average coffeeshop or juicery. With Organifi, you save money, you simply add water and drink the energetic equivalent of multiple superfood “salads”, without the digestion, mess, chopping, blending, and cleaning!
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My wife and I have been taking JOYMODE supplements regularly for a safe, effective, natural, solution to enhancing our sex life, without any “little blue pills,” if you know what I mean. After taking JOYMODE, your blood levels of the amino acid arginine and the alkaloid yohimbine rise, directly increasing blood flow – promoting nitric oxide, penile tissue relaxation, and increased sex drive, resulting in some seriously novel feel-good sensations. It’s great pre-workout too. This product is very well formulated and, well, simply works the way you want it to, for both males and females.
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The Apollo is a wellness wearable that actively improves your body’s resilience to stress. The Apollo uses silent, soothing touch therapy AKA “haptic sensation” to rebalance and strengthen your nervous system. Developed by neuroscientists and physicians, and safe for both adults and children, Apollo is the most unique wearable I've ever discovered. I can use the social and open setting for parties, the relaxation setting for naps, the sleep setting for restorative sleep, and much more. (To learn how, specifically, I use my Apollo, you can listen to this podcast, and read this article and this article on how I use it for napping, meditation, social alertness, focus and much more.)
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HigherDOSE is a new and unique kind of home spa products company that uses advanced technologies to harness the healing power of nature. They've created at-home wellness products designed to naturally stoke a healthy DOSE of your brain's feel-good chemicals, including dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. A few favorites of mine are their Infrared Sauna Blanket, which is perfect if you don’t have the room or budget for a full-size sauna; their cordless Red Light Therapy Mask, which combines red and near-infrared LED technologies to warm your skin, boost your mood, and enhance your natural glow; and their heat-activated body oil with magnesium, to amplify your sweat session and boost your hydration.
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Ketones are a super-efficient energy source that support physical endurance, athletic recovery, mental clarity, and more. H.V.M.N.'s revolutionary Ketone-IG drink quickly elevates your ketone levels so that you can feel sharper, more focused, and ready to take on your workouts and workdays – even without fasting and excessive carbohydrate restriction. Ketones provide an instant boost for mind and body excellence—whether you need to hit your keto diet goals or crush your next marathon. This stuff literally keeps your appetite satiated for an entire day after you take a shot. It’s pretty nuts. This stuff is great for a pre-workout also, especially when combined with essential amino acids (Warning: you won't need or want to eat for hours and hours after taking it).
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Given the number of hours you spend sleeping, it's worth investing in quality bed materials. Essentia is the world’s healthiest, cleanest, and most natural mattress company, and their new Zero Gravity Organic Latex mattress topper provides optimal comfort and pressure redistribution while also blocking harmful EMF radiation. Essentia’s EMF barrier foam is proven to return your blood cells to their natural state, thus allowing oxygen to flow freely through your body and improving your sleep quality. You wake up ready to crush the day after you sleep on this thing. It’s a game-changer, and if you really want to splurge, you should check out their full mattress system too, which is exactly what my wife and I sleep on.
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A few of the latest and greatest anti-aging hacks in the nutrition kingdom are designed by the new Swiss-based company Timeline Nutrition. Timeline Nutrition is the global leader in Urolithin A science—which is a hot area for new research. Urolithin A, a natural food metabolite of the gut microbiome, has been shown to upgrade the power generators in your cells—your mitochondria. The Mitopure products from Timeline Nutrition, which include a powder you can mix into your smoothie or yogurt, a soft gel that is great on the go, and a delicious vanilla protein powder, contain the recommended dose of a highly pure form of Urolithin A to support your cellular health. It's kind of like getting a ton of the nutrients you'd get from things like probiotics and wild blueberries but in one convenient product that supports your entire mitochondrial system.
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Sleepme's sleep systems – which you may also be familiar via the names Ooler and ChiliPad – use ambient thermal power to create the perfect sleep cooling climate, regardless of bedroom temperature or your body’s heat load. The Dock Pro with ChiliPad Pro Mattress Pad is the coldest, most comfortable system ChiliSleep has ever engineered to ensure you get the best sleep possible by cooling down to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and warming up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Kiss those holiday meat sweats goodbye! I personally sleep cool as a cucumber every night with my Sleepme system set at 55°F.
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My Top Lifestyle Gifts Picks
The Power Plate helps increase blood circulation, improves bone density, and speeds up muscle recovery with technology that vibrates 40 times a second. Working out on the Power Plate allows your entire body to get involved instead of just targeting isolated muscle groups and helps with a quick recovery because more oxygenated blood is flowing to your muscles. Two of my favorite moves on this are an isometric squat hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then simply cranking out push-ups with my hands on the vibration plate. It’s also great to stand on in the morning for a few minutes to initiate your “morning poo” – bonus points if you do it while sipping your cup of coffee. (If you're interested in learning more about vibration therapy, listen to my podcast here.) Here's a sample workout you can do on this platform that I personally like when I crave effectiveness and simplicity: 60 second isometric squat hold, then 6- seconds of pushups with your hands on the platform, 10x through. Try it out and feel every cell in your body get energized and turn on in one quick, convenient workout, which is also great as a warm-up to a longer session if you want.
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Peptides, naturally-occurring biological molecules containing two or more amino acids connected by peptide bonds, perform many fundamental processes in the body, and in my opinion, are one of the most exciting developments in body and brain optimization. Some of them can be used topically, and lots of people don't know that. Backed by countless clinical studies, Entera's cutting-edge hair growth and skin care formulas utilize topical peptides for incredible results. Their skincare line dramatically tightens, firms, and improves skin elasticity, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles in both men and women. They're a must-add to your daily anti-aging stack. My wife and I are pretty much addicted to smearing skin-nourishing peptides on every day, and notice a huge difference in the youthfulness of our skin and quality of our hair.
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A natural drink prepared from the roots of a plant native to the islands of the South Pacific, kava promotes feelings of relaxation and connection. TRU KAVA's patented form of traditional kava helps you cope with anxiety, stress, and poor sleep quality. When I interviewed TRU KAVA founder Cameron George on my podcast, we talked about how not all kava is created equal, some is downright dangerous, but TRU KAVA is committed to high quality and safety standards, meaning it contains no pesticides or industrial chemicals, and each batch is independently lab-tested. These products are also packaged in palatable and convenient forms, such as sparkling drinks and full-spectrum oils, making them highly versatile and easy for anyone to use. TRU KAVA is a perfect alternative to a bottle of wine for your holiday party, and you'll always find a tiny bottle of their tincture in my fanny pack for dressing up a cocktail or relaxing with liquid calm when stress is flying at me.
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Every morning, I start the day with a giant 32-ounce-ish mason glass jar of water dressed up with Hydrogen tablets and Quinton minerals from Water & Wellness (along with a few other things, which I detail here). Water & Wellness has a collection of products that enhance your water and are backed by decades of research. When I had Water & Wellness founder Robert Slovak on my podcast recently, we had a fascinating talk about the health benefits of Quinton, which is 100% bioavailable, bacteriologically pure, seawater composed of naturally sterile minerals and trace elements, and much more. This holiday season, Water & Wellness is offering a special bundle that contains Active H2 ULTRA, Chromax, Quinton Isotonic, and QuintEssensial 3.3, a collection of my favorite products that help with performance enhancement, cellular hydration, and fat loss.
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The Oura Ring is the most accurate smart ring on the market, with innovative features like advanced sensors, blood oxygen sensing, and 24/7 health tracking, working hand-in-hand with the Oura App to help you optimize your day and feel your best. The product of Finnish craftsmanship, Oura's sleek design has no screen or vibrations to distract you from being present. I always have mine on – and I much prefer it to a wrist or ankle-worn wearable. The ring is just simple, small, convenient, and gives me amazing data. Importantly, it can also be placed in airplane mode, so you don’t get hammered with EMFs all day as you do with, say, an Apple Watch. The only wearables I don on any average day are a cheapo Timex swatch and my Apollo ring, and it works perfectly for tracking, measuring and managing my entire active life with a simple, EMF-free solution.
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A growing body of scientific literature is revealing that low sodium levels may be harmful to your health, and in fact, optimal health outcomes are seen at sodium levels 2-3x higher than current recommendations from the medical field. But you don't want to get your sodium from table salt. That stuff is imbalanced and caustic to your system. Instead, I recommend an more complete mineral blend such as LMNT. LMNT is a tasty, salty drink mix (their eight flavors include watermelon, lemon habanero, and even chocolate!) with a science-backed electrolyte ratio of 1,000 mg sodium, 200 mg potassium, and 60 mg magnesium that transforms a plain glass of water into a cocktail that provides mineral support for your adrenal glands, improves your energy levels, promotes brain and immune health, and more. Also, the zero-sugar formula perfectly suits folks following a keto, low-carb, or paleo diet.
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My Top Biohacking Gifts Picks
Qualia Mind is a mainstay in my brain-boosting toolkit. I’ve been using it for years, and continue to reap its benefits for focus, cognitive drive, verbal fluency, memory recall, and balancing emotions. I dig this stuff so much that I wrote an entire immersive article on it, entitled “Does A ‘God Pill’ Exist?” that provides all the nitty-gritty details on my experience trying it for the first time. Qualia Mind is essentially a multivitamin for your brain that contains a blend of nootropics, choline donors, amino acids, neuro-vitamins and minerals, adaptogens, antioxidants, and neuro-anti-inflammatory compounds. All of these ingredients work together to support the formation of new neurons, acetylcholine signaling, and brain mitochondrial function for optimal brain health. You can consider this to be the ultimate “brain food”.
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Founded by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometric data, InsideTracker is an ultra-personalized performance platform like no other. First, InsideTracker uses its patented algorithm to analyze your body’s data to provide a clear picture of what's happening inside you by testing up to 43 biomarkers, the advanced bloodwork that is necessary, but probably isn't going to be ordered by your doctor. Then they offer you a science-backed, concrete action plan and a helpful dashboard to track your progress toward reaching your personal health goals. If you want to know exactly what's going on inside your body with zero guesswork, this blood test is the most convenient, user-friendly way to go.
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My life is usually incredibly fast-paced, so when I finally get a chance to wind down, I like to do so with devices like Sensate. Sensate uses near infrasound relayed sound via bone conduction on the chest as a means of stimulating and conditioning the relaxation response of the vagus nerve. It helps to generally calm the nerves, improve stress resilience, and increase heart rate variability (HRV), a known biomarker for health and longevity. By simply finding a place to chill out and relax, turning the device on, and using the app for a soundscape of your choice to help enhance the experience, you can help manage and respond to stress in a way that doesn't harm your mind or body.
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“BrainTapping” is a quick and easy way to optimize your brain’s peak potential with light and sound stimulation. I've never been that “hypnotizable” but this thing whisks me off to another relaxing planet inside my head in about two minutes flat, even when I'm in the middle of a very stressful day. Backed by neuroscience and research, BrainTap is proven to help with high stress, difficulty sleeping, low energy, and other lifestyle challenges. The scientists at BrainTap allowed me to create my own tracks that anyone can access, including my morning and evening spiritual disciplines routine, the powerful prayer I rely on daily, and, most recently, as I wrote about in this post, one of my favorite chapters in the Bible, Romans 8. I've been using BrainTap every day, which has been a huge help for rapid sleep onset, napping, meditation, airplane/car rides, fast-tracked meditation, and much more.
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Your metabolic health regulates your sleep, appetite, weight, and energy levels. While metabolic health can be challenging to measure, the most straightforward way is by tracking your glucose levels, which is one of the most important ways to manage your risk for just about any chronic disease. Levels provides real-time feedback on how your diet and lifestyle choices impact your metabolic health through biosensors called continuous glucose monitors (CGM's). They've taken the world of blood glucose monitoring to an entirely new level with a simple system that allows you to fine-tune your fueling, dial in your diet, enhance your exercise, and much more by using intelligent analysis of your real-time blood sugar measurements so that you feel your best.
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Kineon Lab's Move + is a safe, non-invasive red light therapy device that is engineered to relieve joint pain and support recovery. Developed by a team of physiotherapists, scientists, medical professionals, and product geeks, the sleek, portable device combines powerful lasers and LEDs to reduce pain and inflammation, increase blood flow, and support the near-complete recovery of damaged blood vessels and cartilage in just 5-15 minutes. I can easily travel with it and even slap it on my knees, elbows, etc., while podcasting or talking on the phone for instant joint support. It’s like a warm infrared hug for any joint you wrap it around! More importantly, it works to reduce pain and increase recovery quite noticeably if there’s any joint you have that is beaten up. Insider tip: in addition to treating any joint, especially pre or post-workout, try hanging the light device around your neck, because the lights then hit the blood on your carotid arteries and quickly activate your entire body's cells.
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My Top Family Gift Picks
A single refillable, biodegradable bottle of Branch Basics's cleaning concentrate replaces all of your toxic products to make cleaning not only safe and simple, but environmentally friendly. The plant- and mineral-based formula contains gentle, natural ingredients, including organic chamomile, sodium citrate, and sodium bicarbonate, and is free of fragrance, hormone disruptors, and asthmagens, while also baby and pet-safe. It's the cleaning product of choice in the Greenfield household, and allows you to have a fresh and clean environment without having to breath in a bunch of fake estrogens and other chemicals.
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Olive oil is the cornerstone of many healthy diets renowned for enhancing longevity, most notably the Mediterranean diet, and has significant brain, cardiovascular, energy, hormonal, and anti-aging benefits (and it's also delicious). However, supermarket oils can sit on shelves for many months, growing stale, musty, and even rancid. These “fake” vegetable oils are also often of low quality and even can be falsely advertised as pure when they're laced with harmful vegetable oils. Fresh Pressed Olive Oil is an olive oil delivery service that gets rushed to your door straight from award-winning artisanal farms at the peak of harvest-fresh flavor, and every oil is independently lab-certified to be 100 percent extra virgin olive oil. The result is an oil that not only delivers significant health benefits, but has a highly superior taste.
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All of the wines from Dry Farm Wines are not only tasty but are organically farmed without pesticides, herbicides, or other harmful chemicals that are found in most bottles of wine on the shelves today. A low-alcohol, lower-sulfite wine, Dry Farm Wines are also statistically sugar-free, making them paleo, keto, and low-carb friendly. Whenever I have wine with dinner, it's a glass from Dry Farm. And while I don’t personally endorse this, I have friends who are drinking an entire bottle with dinner, including the founder of the company who I interviewed here, with zero deleterious effects the next morning!
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The chemicals and synthetic additives in conventional toothpaste destroy the mouth's balance and strip it of its natural protection. Wellnesse oral care products are free of fluoride, fillers, or toxic additives, and crafted from all-natural, healthy ingredients, including aloe vera, neem oil, green tea powder, and hydroxyapatite, and are packaged with material that is biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable. Wellnesse also has conditioners, shampoos, etc., if you just want one-stop shop convenience. this stuff is basically all over my bathroom, and I’m pretty happy about the guilt-free products even my own teenage sons can use without having to expose them to testosterone-disrupting chemicals.
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