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What do you consider the best paleo gift to give for your holiday lists?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

A cast iron skillet, gym membership or a paleo book?

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(20378)

on December 17, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Very Cool Dave!!!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on December 17, 2011
at 04:52 PM

1. e4 - your move...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 25, 2011
at 01:49 PM

I do like checkers...

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 25, 2011
at 12:22 AM

Bacon jam!!! Drooling...would you post a recipe Shari?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I just added an Amazon wishlist button that you can supposedly use anywhere, and I'm hoping I can add 1/4 cow with it.

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

(1716)

on October 24, 2011
at 08:19 PM

I was going to do jars of Sauerkraut this year - made with love! Its something that everybody wants but never gets around to making, so might as well make a gift out of it (economical too as I don't have much money)

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 24, 2011
at 06:36 PM

The last two years I've done bacon jam and preserved lemons. Big hits!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 24, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Great list Sarah! I'd add a spiralizer. Best gadget ever! http://www.amazon.com/World-Cuisine-48297-99-Tri-Blade-Vegetable/dp/B0007Y9WHQ

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on October 24, 2011
at 05:15 PM

I'm sure there are some pagan festivals in late October or early November.

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(4347)

on October 24, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I do homemade too. I find it therapeutic making the gifts, and I end up doing something that the recipient will be able to use. My family doesn't need more "stuff," but edible goodies or homemade things work well. For them, anyway.

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:29 PM

Second the crock pot! That's the single most helpful tool I have.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 24, 2011
at 11:17 AM

@WCC - Would you expect anything else from a pagan?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 24, 2011
at 04:44 AM

Great List Sarah!!!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Replace chess with checkers and we all good.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:46 AM

agreed...awesome list, this gives me quite a few ideas! Thankx!

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on October 24, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Maybe people think it's irresponsible of you to wait until Christmas to give the Jaminets' book to people you care about.

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on October 23, 2011
at 09:25 PM

I'd just send them this: http://www.alderspring.com/store/index.html

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on October 23, 2011
at 08:13 PM

nice!!!!!!!!!!!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 07:40 PM

In that alternate Universe, Paul Jaminet is calm and KGH doesn't give a shit.

3cc6c371d2482e98d1f4e69329399493

(274)

on October 23, 2011
at 07:33 PM

Lodge has a line of enameled cookware for 1/3 the price that is every bit as good.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 07:27 PM

Awesome that I got 2 downvotes for this

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:21 PM

awesome list thanks for it.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:20 PM

plus one..................

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:03 PM

Just remember there is a universe where everyone is paleo and the wheat eaters have to hide away on forums called Cerealhacks discussing how to cook pasta.

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(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:02 PM

In the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, each possibility is played out. Thus in one of them, the animal steals the Perfect Health Diet and starts reading it. Will they be able to extrapolate the perfect human diet to the perfect non-human diet? Only the parallel universe's Jaminet would know.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:58 PM

In the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, each possibility is played out. Thus in one of them, the animal catches the Perfect Health Diet and starts reading it. Will they be able to extrapolate the perfect human diet to the perfect non-human diet? Only the parallel unviverse's Jaminet would know.

78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

(2290)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:56 PM

+1 for Le Creuset anything! Their cookware lasts forever

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Perhaps Paul can explain the quantum mechanical view of animal booking hunting. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle clearly states that the more precisely you know the position of animal, the less likely you can kill him with a book

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Perhaps Paul can explain the quantum mechanical view of animal booking hunting. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle clearly states that the the more precisely you know the position of animal, the less likely you can kill him with a book.

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(16131)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:48 PM

I am going to take a photo of my pheasant - caught yesterday - which will be roasted today - alongside my copy of the PHD. This I will add to my hunting album on FB!

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Agreed. Paul couldn't animal book hunt his way out of a paper bag. (p.s. this mixing metaphors thing is awesome!)

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Win! One more thing to add to my wish list.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Paul - stick to biochemistry and astrophysics. You don't know squat about animal book hunting.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Thanks Eric....

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Kamal, a cast iron skillet is much better hunting instrument than our book. Most game would surely survive getting hit by our book, but an iron skillet strike ...

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:59 PM

I change my mind. Aravind's answer is much better. I've outsourced all my nutrition decisions to Paul Jaminet, in book and blog form.

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(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:57 PM

I really want Sisson's Cook Book. All those pics. A half Bison would be nice as well. :-)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:55 PM

Nice to hear from you!

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(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:55 PM

walkerhanson887

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on October 23, 2011
at 04:55 PM

Nice to hear from you!

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on October 23, 2011
at 04:50 PM

See this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/14628/which-paleo-oriented-items-are-on-your-holiday-wish-lists

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9
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(8989)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:03 PM

an atlatl! Backyard rabbits, watch out for Christmas day!

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 23, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Win! One more thing to add to my wish list.

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Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

(1826)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Here's a few ideas:

  • organic fruit delivery service for a few months (only if they eat a decent amount of fruit, not all paleo folk do)

  • buy them a CSA share for 2012

  • make a donation to a local organic farm in their name

  • local honey or really good quality maple syrup

  • super fancy and special spices or dried herbs

  • A CROCKPOT (I may be biased, but a good crockpot is AMAZING.)

  • gift card to a local butcher/Whole Foods/etc.

  • mandolin slicer (for all those veggies!)

  • really good salad spinner (OXO has a stainless steel one that's AWESOME)

  • homemade infused olive oils

  • really good quality supplements (they are so pricey, I would love this gift!)

  • set of Pyrex glass storage containers (this was the BEST baby gift we got, and it was a weird baby gift, but we have cherished these and used them for all of our leftovers!)

  • subscription to Paleo Magazine

Hope these help!

Sarah

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:29 PM

Second the crock pot! That's the single most helpful tool I have.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:21 PM

awesome list thanks for it.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 24, 2011
at 04:44 AM

Great List Sarah!!!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 24, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Great list Sarah! I'd add a spiralizer. Best gadget ever! http://www.amazon.com/World-Cuisine-48297-99-Tri-Blade-Vegetable/dp/B0007Y9WHQ

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:46 AM

agreed...awesome list, this gives me quite a few ideas! Thankx!

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78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

on October 23, 2011
at 05:26 PM

Quarter of a cow to fill my freezer...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:20 PM

plus one..................

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on October 24, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I just added an Amazon wishlist button that you can supposedly use anywhere, and I'm hoping I can add 1/4 cow with it.

78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

(2290)

on October 23, 2011
at 09:25 PM

I'd just send them this: http://www.alderspring.com/store/index.html

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 07:04 PM

1) House Visit from Dr. K
2) Aravind and Kamal come out of TR for the month.
3) Attend event catered by JuBu
4) Play chess with Travis.
5) Workout with Jack.

Lots of others from you all. A huge Paleo Hacker PotLuck with all Paleo hackers.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Replace chess with checkers and we all good.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 25, 2011
at 01:49 PM

I do like checkers...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on December 17, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Very Cool Dave!!!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on December 17, 2011
at 04:52 PM

1. e4 - your move...

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D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Perfect Health Diet. All things considered, the best evidenced based Paleo book out there IMO

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Thanks Eric....

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:57 PM

I really want Sisson's Cook Book. All those pics. A half Bison would be nice as well. :-)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on October 24, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Maybe people think it's irresponsible of you to wait until Christmas to give the Jaminets' book to people you care about.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 07:27 PM

Awesome that I got 2 downvotes for this

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:55 PM

Nice to hear from you!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 24, 2011
at 11:17 AM

@WCC - Would you expect anything else from a pagan?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:55 PM

walkerhanson887

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on October 24, 2011
at 05:15 PM

I'm sure there are some pagan festivals in late October or early November.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 23, 2011
at 04:57 PM

I'm on a perpetual tight budget, so I usually go with homemade gifts. Some gifts I've given in the past; jars of unsweetened berry jams, jars of saurkraut, jars of kimchi, specially flavored pretty bottles of kombucha, applesauce, pearsauce, beeswax candles...I've never given books, but there are so many wonderful paleo nutrition and cookbooks one could potentially get for a gift, and quite possibly used if your budget is like mine! I have also given coupons for an initial consultation with me to family and friends, and I have made face creams and body scrubs as well.

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(4347)

on October 24, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I do homemade too. I find it therapeutic making the gifts, and I end up doing something that the recipient will be able to use. My family doesn't need more "stuff," but edible goodies or homemade things work well. For them, anyway.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 25, 2011
at 12:22 AM

Bacon jam!!! Drooling...would you post a recipe Shari?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 24, 2011
at 06:36 PM

The last two years I've done bacon jam and preserved lemons. Big hits!

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

(1716)

on October 24, 2011
at 08:19 PM

I was going to do jars of Sauerkraut this year - made with love! Its something that everybody wants but never gets around to making, so might as well make a gift out of it (economical too as I don't have much money)

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on October 23, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Give a man a cast iron skillet and feed him for a lifetime.

Not that this analogy really applies so well, but I'd say a cast-iron skillet would make a great gift.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:02 PM

In the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, each possibility is played out. Thus in one of them, the animal steals the Perfect Health Diet and starts reading it. Will they be able to extrapolate the perfect human diet to the perfect non-human diet? Only the parallel universe's Jaminet would know.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Agreed. Paul couldn't animal book hunt his way out of a paper bag. (p.s. this mixing metaphors thing is awesome!)

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(16131)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:48 PM

I am going to take a photo of my pheasant - caught yesterday - which will be roasted today - alongside my copy of the PHD. This I will add to my hunting album on FB!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:59 PM

I change my mind. Aravind's answer is much better. I've outsourced all my nutrition decisions to Paul Jaminet, in book and blog form.

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(5939)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Kamal, a cast iron skillet is much better hunting instrument than our book. Most game would surely survive getting hit by our book, but an iron skillet strike ...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:55 PM

Nice to hear from you!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 07:40 PM

In that alternate Universe, Paul Jaminet is calm and KGH doesn't give a shit.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Perhaps Paul can explain the quantum mechanical view of animal booking hunting. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle clearly states that the the more precisely you know the position of animal, the less likely you can kill him with a book.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Perhaps Paul can explain the quantum mechanical view of animal booking hunting. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle clearly states that the more precisely you know the position of animal, the less likely you can kill him with a book

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on October 23, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Paul - stick to biochemistry and astrophysics. You don't know squat about animal book hunting.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on October 23, 2011
at 05:58 PM

In the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, each possibility is played out. Thus in one of them, the animal catches the Perfect Health Diet and starts reading it. Will they be able to extrapolate the perfect human diet to the perfect non-human diet? Only the parallel unviverse's Jaminet would know.

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(19245)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:03 PM

Just remember there is a universe where everyone is paleo and the wheat eaters have to hide away on forums called Cerealhacks discussing how to cook pasta.

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(919)

on October 23, 2011
at 06:56 PM

The best coconut oil I can find

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:55 PM

I like to give crockpots or slow cookers - such a good time of year for those.

I would love to get a le creuset dish!

EDIT: this year I am giving homemade vanilla and homemade preserved meyer lemons in a gift basket. I'm getting together with two girlfriends with kids the same age - the kidlets are having a sleepover and us ladies are making vanilla and preserving lemons and drinking a box of wine! Nothing better than Christmas - I think I'll make glog(swedish mulled wine) out of the box of wine !

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:56 PM

+1 for Le Creuset anything! Their cookware lasts forever

3cc6c371d2482e98d1f4e69329399493

(274)

on October 23, 2011
at 07:33 PM

Lodge has a line of enameled cookware for 1/3 the price that is every bit as good.

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:08 PM

While I think a great paleo book could be good, if I were giving to someone who already follows a paleo diet, I would fear that they already have the book. I vote for a cast iron skillet. It wouldn't hurt to have more than one.

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on October 23, 2011
at 04:39 PM

Cast iron all the way - got one for my birthday along with two bags of salmon jerky... best b-day ever ;)

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on October 23, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Gift card to Whole Foods (or whatever local co-op, store that sells good food...)

I'm broke. I have stainless pots and pans. I can get paleo books from my library. But the ability to buy food? That's always a gift I can use!

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on October 23, 2011
at 07:38 PM

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on October 23, 2011
at 08:13 PM

nice!!!!!!!!!!!

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on October 26, 2011
at 12:42 PM

A vat of lard (nothin says lovin more)

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on October 24, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Tea Jerky Spices

Presence not presents

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on October 24, 2011
at 04:37 PM

I was once a very self-righteous vegetarian and I'm from a seriously meat eating family. Though I veered away from vegetarianism decades ago, my two eldest brothers continue to think of me in those terms to some degree. They don't know I'm Paleo per se but the last thing they would expect to get from me for Xmas is: grass-fed beef jerky. Won't they be surprised, in that "WTF has he finally gotten sane" sense.

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on October 24, 2011
at 02:22 AM

How about a good old fashioned Crock? I know I've been wanting to make my own sauerkraut for a while now! :)

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on October 23, 2011
at 11:57 PM

a blue light. i want one so bad to see if it helps

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on October 26, 2011
at 10:21 AM

Lots of good answers. If it's someone who is on the fence about diet, give the book "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis. It's helped several of my friends.

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on October 24, 2011
at 10:12 AM

Some of my spare time.

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