We’ve all been there.

It’s down to the last few days before Christmas, and you have no idea what to get for that certain someone on your list.

Don’t tell me you’ve never been that desperate shopper, hopelessly wandering the aisles of a department store at 10 pm on Christmas Eve?

To get ahead of the game on your shopping this year, you need ideas, and I’m here to help.

If you’re stumped on what to give to the health enthusiast on your Christmas list, look no further that this healthy local gift guide.

This list of gift ideas has the healthy person who loves shopping local in mind. Each of these items was hand-picked from North Central Washington businesses, locally sourced and infused with a passion for wellness.

Check out these top picks for healthy, local holiday gifts:

iLa Yoga Studio and Boutique

The Boutique section of this hip local yoga studio has everything you need to spoil the yogi in your life. From Manduka yoga mats to iLa brand yoga clothing, you can give the gift of wellness with style this season. Better yet, buy them a pass to the yoga studio and tuck it into a new yoga mat from the boutique for a complete gift set.

13 Orondo Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 | 509.670.2384  |  www.iLaYoga.com




Eco-friendly leather moccasins for children. 

(Pronounced little roots)  For a healthy mama, there’s nothing more important than the wellness of her children, which makes these moccasins a great option for the little ones in your life. These eco-friendly children’s shoes are handcrafted here in Wenatchee, providing healthy, non-toxic footwear for young children. The artisan, Alison Talbot, was inspired by her own son to create a handmade leather shoe not treated with any harsh chemicals, which led her to start her own business selling her shoes to others. I have personally tested this product and can say that my little one loves running around in these “moccs,” and we get tons of compliments on how cute they are!

www.littlerutz.com | American Shoe Shop (Wenatchee) | The Mazama Store (Mazama) | Trick Pony (Twisp)



Arlberg Sports in the Pybus Public Market

This shop located in the Pybus Market is full of options perfect to stuff the stocking of the sporty person on your list. From cozy post-workout sweatshirts with unique Wenatchee graphics to Boho Bandeau headbands to keep hair in place on a long trail run, you’ll be sure to find something unique to keep them looking good while staying fit.

3 North Worthen Ave. Wenatchee, WA 98801 | www.arlbergsports.com | 509.888.7433




Riverfront Rock Gym

There’s no better gift to give the climbing fanatic in your life than a membership to the cutting edge new rock climbing gym that is opening in Wenatchee in February 2017. Riverfront Rock Gym will be Wenatchee’s first indoor rock climbing gym, with over 13,000 square feet of walls for bouldering, top roping and lead climbing. Set along the riverfront next to Walla Walla Point Park and the Town Toyota Center, the gym will also feature a fitness center, cafe and retail climbing shop. Memberships are available for pre-purchase via their website.

1319 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 | www.riverfrontrockgym.com



Wenatchee Natural Foods

I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t that place a grocery store? Why would I go Christmas shopping there? But WNF has a surprising range of gift options for the wellness-minded person in your life. Glass and stainless steel water bottles from brands like HydroFlask and Life Factory will help keep them hydrated during those long workouts. And a range of essential oils and diffusers appeal to the healthy person wanting to maintain their health with plant-based options at home. Himalayan Salt lamps, said to cleanse and deodorize the air for those with allergies, are also available in a variety of sizes.

29 S Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee WA 98801 | www.wenatcheenaturalfoods.com | 509.662.6413



Meet the author...

Margo Carroll is a freelance copywriter and the owner of Remedy Writing, a freelance copywriting company based in sunny North Central Washington. She helps businesses reach their customers with creative content including website copy, blogs, and email newsletters. Her specialty is writing Health and Wellness content for businesses.

Margo is also a practicing Massage Therapist in Wenatchee who prefers yoga to the cinema and a muddy trail run over a treadmill any day. You can connect with Margo on her website, Twitter, or via email.