Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Amber Approved is excited to share a unique and healthy gift guide for some of her favorite local products and companies.  

Amber appeared on Global on Sunday November 27 AND on Saturday December 17 to share her 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!  Watch the video clips below:



Tis’ the season to find some great gifts for everyone on your list, while supporting local and giving the gift of health!


1. Lowen’s Natural Skincare

Give the gift of natural local skincare. Lowen’s Natural Skincare was created by Chad Zelensky using his training as a pharmacist, for his family. The company is named after his daughter Lowen. Ingredients are sourced locally, many are organic and fair trade, and our products are EWG certified (so certified safe).

For the holiday season there are seasonal gifts available! Lip balms available in punkin’ pie, iced gingerbread and rum ‘n eggnog. A great product for dry skin would be the butter balm, “Rub it in Why Don’t ya” and the BB Cream. Lastly Vegan Vaporub is great for the cold season (and sore muscles)


Be sure to visit to get some great skincare gifts for everyone on your list! 

2. Inspire Centre for Massage & Wellness

Give the gift of relaxation, there is nothing better than a good massage. Whether it be hot stone, deep tissue or relaxational.
Inspire Centre for Massage & Wellness in Signal Hill SW is a collaboration of like-minded therapists who are passionate about massage therapy being an integral part of health and well-being. They offer a range of complementary modalities with a primary focus of restoring the mind-body connection; empowering clients in their journey of self-care and optimum well-being.

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Services offered at Inspire Centre:
Therapeutic, Pre-Natal, Hot Stone Massage, Myofascial Cupping, Reiki, Meditation and Yoga, Soul to Soul Counseling services, Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinic, skin rejuvenation and hair removal.

Inspire Centre has a very user friendly online booking service along with online gift certificates.

Be sure to visit their website for more at

3. Clear Float Spa

Try a unique new relaxation spa concept. Clear Float Spa offerings….

Help your friends and family members cut back on the clutter in their lives and their minds this holiday season with a clear float spa gift certificate.

If you’re struggling to find the right gift for the person who either has everything, or you think could do with fewer things altogether, give them the gift of a unique experience with long-lasting benefits to their well-being.

Floating is a practice much like yoga or meditation where you enter specially designed pods filled with high quality Epsom salt and water heated to skin temperature (34.2 degrees Celsius) creating a relaxing, buoyant environment where Floaters become weightless. After approximately 30-45 minutes, Floaters move into a natural meditative theta brainwave state which leads to a reduced heart rate, lowered blood pressure and numerous other benefits. In this relaxed state, the brain begins to release elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins: the neurotransmitters of happiness. 


Clear float spa offers complimentary parking, tea and kombucha to all floaters. It has a relaxing zen room post float to hang out and decompress before heading back out to the real world. 

They have gift cards* available online at as single floats, 5 and ten packs.  

*Special Note: If anyone spends more than 200 dollars towards gift cards for other people then they themselves receive a free float!!

4. Basic Roots

For your holiday party, or as a gift, raw, vegan treats from Basic Roots are an amazing sweet and healthy indigence to have. A local company, all of their products are made with integrity and are sourced and produced in the highest quality. And, by eating Basic Roots, you are not only eating yummy food, you are also gaining the highest nutritional value from that food.

You can pick up some Basic Roots products locally in Calgary at Community Natural Foods, Blush Lane, Amaranth, Market 17 and more!

And they have a great new product available! Their Cracker and Cheese Combo pack that will be available starting in mid-December.

Basic Roots

Be sure to check out their website for all the locations that carry Basic Roots at

5. Pudus and Dr. Segals

For the slipper and cozy sock lover!

PUDUS:  Wrap your feet in warmth and comfort and cuddle up with PUDUS brand slipper socks. The plush faux shearling lining is so soft it will make you feel like you are walking on a cloud while the non-slip gripper bottoms make it easy to walk on hardwood or tile floors without fear of slipping.

With so many fashionable designs to choose from it’s easy to see why PUDUS are becoming the perfect holiday gift this season for everyone in the family.


Order yours today at

Travelling lots? Or suffering with leg swelling? Dr. Segal’s compression socks are a great gift!

Dr. Segal’s:  Compression socks are a must for the everyday traveller and anyone who experiences swelling or tired, achy legs after a long day of sitting or standing. Now, thanks to Dr. Segal’s s there is finally a fashionable solution to re-energize your tired achy legs.
Developed by a surgeon, we like to call them ‘socks with benefits’. From the moment you slip into your Dr. Segal’s you are going to love the way your legs feel. The gentle, massaging action works naturally with your body to increase circulation relieving the symptoms of swelling and tired, achy legs.

Dr. Segal’s compression socks are available at all London Drugs and most other local pharmacies in your area.

Get yours today at

6. Teadore Tea

Teadore Co. is a local Alberta loose leaf tea start-up focused on lifestyle. They believe in 100% Organic and Natural high quality tea blends. Using as many local sources as possible, Teadore currently gathers roughly 25% of their herbal ingredients from Alberta. Included in these herbal ingredients are many wellness specific herbs – this is evident in their product line TEAwell, which offers specific health oriented functions. Their motto “Bringing Tea To Life” encompasses the belief that everyone can enjoy their favorite cup of tea, wherever they are, whatever they are doing, with no constraints.

Teadore has some great holiday blends to share. Three Cheers, a soothing zesty lemon mint chamomile blend. Teadore Chai, the Teadore version of the classic North American chai. And some seasonal winter teas to warm you up – the Teadore Singles – Winter Solace pack. Includes Winter’s Fresh, a lively mint/chocolate blend, and Mocha Mate, a caffeinated chocolate caramel flavored coffee substitute.
100% Certified Organic and Natural; unique high quality blends, safe and credible ingredient sourcing.

Three Cheers    Teadore Chai    Winter's Fresh

Local: local sustainability, locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible. Currently gathering ~25% of our ingredients from Alberta, and 65% from elsewhere in Canada. Tea is sourced from various countries worldwide.

Lifestyle and Wellness:  wellness ingredients incorporated into most of our teas and TEAwell Line offers specific health goals/oriented functions. Our motto is “Bringing Tea To Life” – We believe that everyone can enjoy their favorite cup of tea, wherever they are, whatever they are doing, with no constraints. Bending tea culture into a busy go-go-go North American culture.

Charity: focused on creating an impact with WATERisLIFE (global water accessibility).

Be sure to place your order with Teadore today!

7. Fit Kitchen

In a rush through the holiday season and want to eat healthy? Know someone who’s super busy and would benefit from some fantastic meals?!  Fit Kitchen can help with meals and meal plans.

Looking to kick start your 2017?  Focus on purchasing them in December to start in January.

Receive a $50 gift card as a bonus when you sign up for an 18 Day January Meal Plan in December.

FK         FK2

Lean meal plans for those looking to lose weight
Performance meal plans – for those looking to maintain weight/increase energy/athletic performance

This offer is available in store only at Fit Kitchen McKenzie Towne, city wide delivery available.

Plans can be customized for anyone with gluten/dairy/other allergies and sensitivities.

Check them out in McKenzie Towne or online at



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