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LPN’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Part II: Gifts for the Healthy Foodie Curated by Pur Oslo

I am so excited to post today’s Holiday Special! Why? Because I’ve partnered up with Megan, creator of Pur Oslo, to curate this gift guide for the Healthy Foodie.

Photo: Tommy Andresen

Megan is one of my nearest & dearest in the little northern city of Oslo. We originally connected over a love of gluten-free, sugar-free foods, organics, local sourcing, ginger shots, popcorn and fresh pressed juices – since then we have been inseparable.

Pur Oslo is all about ecological, healthy eats and pressed juice. Megan creates everything at Pur Oslo with a whole lot of love and never with gluten, dairy or refined sugar. Often her products are vegan, nut free and raw. Pur Oslo prides itself on its commitment to providing healthful, organic food and pressed juice options that nourish the palate and feed the soul. For those in and around the Oslo area, or visiting, Pur Oslo can be found at Kulturhuset Kafé and Leela Yoga in Oslo.

Without further adieu, here comes Pur Oslo’s picks for the best in foodie gifts.


Plant The Packaging Herb and Veggie Candles from Uncommon Goods

With 60 hours of burn time, there vegetable based ink, 100% GMO-Free Soy Wax and 100% PCW Recycled Packaging candles are the perfect fit for any green queen on your shopping list. The clean burning candles and plantable packaging make it seriously clean. The boxes and petite paper discs that protect the candles’ surfaces are infused with seeds. After soaking the packaging and burying it beneath a layer of soil, a patch of brandywine tomatoes and garden thyme will sprout in just a few weeks. Sweet!

Where to Buy:

Uncommon Goods Online for $30 USD

Books for the Foodie: Juice Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well + The Art of Eating Well


Books are a great gift for the health-nut. Check out these two fantastic reads next time you’re on Amazon. With 2 day shipping, there is still time to get it before Christmas!  Juice was written by the founders of Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery. In the book, they explain how juicing and juice cleansing can be part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. It features 75 recipes for the shop’s most popular juices–including greens, roots, citrus, fruits, aloe and chlorophyll waters, and signature beverages like Chocolate Almond and Coconut Mint Chip. You’ll also find the benefits of juicing, how to do a juice cleanse, and testimonials from people who have experienced personal health transformations after integrating juice into their lives.


The Art of Eating Well by the Hemsley sisters is a great read for the healthy foodie who likes to kick things up a notch in the kitchen. Filled with 150 of the most creative, yet healthy recipes, this is a great find for the foodie with everything. Their food philosophy is simple: changing the way you eat doesn’t have to involve deprivation, but can be enjoyed every day, at home, at work, with family and friends, or eating out. The Art of Eating Well is chock full of the Hemsleys’ recipes, knowledge, and advice on making the switch to a delicious, healthy, and satisfying diet. The focus is on whole, organic, nutrient-filled, delicious homemade foods, free of grain, gluten, high-starch and refined sugar, but will help you realize how satisfied and great you can look and feel.

Where to Buy: 

Juice for $14.50 USD on Amazon

The Art of Eating Well for $22 USD on Amazon

Portsmouth Apron by Anthropologie


You can never go wrong picking something out at the kitchen section at Anthropologie. The cute aprons are no different. For your friend who loves to create in the kitchen, pick up this cute nautical inspired apron. The crisp cotton makes it a no-brainer when it comes to style and function in the kitchen.

Where to Buy:

Online at Anthropologie for $32 USD 

Segmented Herb Wreath by Viva Terra


Perfect for the natural foodie who has a penchant for decor is this artisan-handcrafted all-natural wreath. From a small farm, the artisans combined fresh rosemary with dried savory, dill, marjoram, sage and lavender for a long-lasting kitchen accent. All the herbs are grown without chemicals and are hand-harvested to preserve their scent and shape. The colours and scent are a beautiful addition to any earth-girl’s kitchen.

Where to Buy: 

Viva Terra online for $65 USD

Avocado Salt & Pepper Shakers by Uncommon Goods


Like each avocado, no two of these salt & pepper shakers are alike. Cast from real avocados by artist Daina Platais, each earthenware set mimics the ridges and curves of the real thing. Grab its pit to “pepper your plate” or help yourself to a serving of salt by shaking the avocado. As with everything on LPN, it’s non-toxic and coated with food-safe glaze.

Where to Buy:

Handmade in Brooklyn and found online at Uncommon Goods for $45 USD

Fine & Raw Chocolatesfine&raw

Fine & Raw chocolates are artisan created treats that are made from conscious ingredients and innovative low heat techniques to keep the chocolate’s raw vitality and flavour – and to keep it raw. All their ingredients are organic, the packaging is recycled and the inks are non-toxic and vegetable based.

Where to Buy

Online at Fine & Raw at price ranges from $7 – $84 USD

Wine Crate Vertical Garden by Viva Terra


For the rustic foodie who lacks a backyard garden or balcony to plant, this wine crate vertical garden is perfection. Leave it to your lucky receiver to combine colourful flowers and herbs to create living wall art.  It fits up to nine 4″ potted plants on it’s self-irrigating trays and hangs on a wall or fence. The weathered-gray finish of the wine crate adds a rustic charm to your kitchen and it is sized to fit under kitchen cabinets.

Where to Buy:

Online at Viva Terra for $98 USD

Skin Food by Weleda

The healthy foodie also needs to feed her skin. Weleda’s Skin Food is a long time favourite of any natural beauties beating the drying of hands from too much hand washing and time int he kitchen. Skin Food is nourishing and intensely hydrating as well as protective. The formula has remained unchanged since 1926 and includes 100% natural ingredients including extracts of organic chamomile, calendula and wild pansy to soothe rough skin. Plus rosemary, sunflower, lanolin and sweet almond oils and waxes to provide a fine protective barrier.

Where to Buy:

Online at Weleda for $22.90 for 75 ml

Hope you’ve enjoyed Part II, get ready for Part III coming at you soon!



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  • Hamza

    Very nice gifts. Thanks for share with us.

  • Natalie Alice Zigdon

    That Vertical Garden is exactly what ! need, looks so practical!

  • James

    Very nice. I would add Purechimp super tea to the list. I can’t live without my daily dosage now haha

  • Greg

    The Fine & Raw chocolates look so good. I also like the vertical garden in a wine crate idea.

  • Toronto

    I also like the vertical garden in a wine
    crate idea.I can’t live without my daily dosage now haha…Thanks for share with

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