The Ultimate Local Gift Guide: Create a Holiday Spirit with Ripple Effects
Dec 04, 2013 12:21PM
● By Linda Sechrist
‘Tis the season that sparks a desire in nearly everyone to give presents and share love. According to a U.S. poll by Harris Interactive, it’s also a season of stress that is closely related to gift-giving. This year, from the comfort of home, plan ahead to purchase something for a friend or family member that demonstrates heartfelt concern for the recipient and the community. Shopping locally at an independent business or retailer lets loved ones and party hosts know that you care deeply about not only their well-being, but also the health of your neighborhood economy.
Circulating money within the boundaries of your community creates a feel-good spirit that sends ripple effects beyond the holidays. To begin a local, stress-free shopping experience, start by creating a list of services and products that nearly everyone uses on a regular basis: haircuts, house cleaning, meals, exercise and fitness, personal care services and lawn or car maintenance. Then, look no further than our Natural Awakenings healthy lifestyle community to purchase items in person or online. Gift certificates, always appreciated, are time- and energy-savers that can be mailed to your home. Be an elf to yourself, as well—indulge in a holiday treat or two as you enjoy this green and thoughtful approach to holiday gift giving.
Everyone needs regular haircuts, so a gift certificate for a new style or complete makeover will certainly be appreciated in the year ahead.
LaDonna Roye, Naples; 239-254-9100. Ladonnaroye.com.
Salon Zenergy, Naples; 239-262-2820. SalonZenergy.com.
Studio 37, Naples; 239-263-5434. Studio37XtremeLashesAndHair.com.
Masterful Massage and Bodywork
Recipients of these gentle therapies can enjoy lasting health and emotional benefits.
Christina Carlin, Ayurveda Massage & Yoga Institute, Naples; 239-450-6903.
Christina Mitchell, Naples; 239-293-0960. BestBodyMassage.com.
Jennifer Woodson, Naples; 239-571-4088.
Alvina Quatrano, 732-266-5276. TheArtofHolisticMassage.com.
Contour Bodyworks, Fort Myers; 239-489-3063. Facebook.com/ContourBodyWorks.
Eyes Wide Open, Bonita Springs; 239-948-9444. EyesWideOpen.com.
Massage Envy, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral; 239-274-3689. MassageEnvy.com/Regions/FL/Southwest-Florida.
InnerConnections Physical Therapy, Fort Myers; 239-398-3154.
JLM Therapy, Naples; 239-207-4301.
Florida Academy, Fort Myers; 239-489-2282. Florida-Academy.edu.
Laura Barnes, Naples; 239-825-8555.
Life Laser, Fort Myers; 239-433-2897. LifeLaser.org.
Ultimate Relaxation, Naples; 239-793-8888. MyUltimateRelaxation.com.
Cleansing Springs, 239-596-1110, 239-571-9816. CleansingSprings.com.
Network Chiropractor, Bonita Springs; 239-949-1222.
RB Institute, Fort Myers; 239-939-4646. RobynBerry.com.
Rolfed in Paradise, Fort Myers; 239-777-4070.
Rolfing Naples, Naples; 239-919-4413. RolfingNaples.com.
Stuart Wright, Naples; 239-272-6433.
Thai Bodywork of Naples, 239-200-0680, 419-708-5184. ThaiBodyWorkOfNaples.com.
Help ease someone’s chronic pain, boost their energy levels or encourage preventive wellness care with an acupuncture session.
Acupuncture Center of Naples, Naples; 239-513-9232. AcupunctureCenterOfNaples.com.
Acupuncture Care of Naples, Naples; 239-877-2531, NaplesFLAcupuncture.net.
Alternative Natural Healthcare, Bonita Springs; 239-947-6234. AlternativeNaturalHealthCare.net.
Axis Natural Medicine, Fort Myers; 239-288-0900. AxisNaturalMedicine.
Goldman Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Naples; 239-254-0003. GoldmanChiro.com.
Gulf Coast Acupuncture & Herbs, Naples; 239-841-6611. Fort Myers; 239-936-4199. GulfCoastAcupuncture.com.
Healing Arts Center, Naples; 239-262-6828. HealingArtsCenterOnline.com.
Liu’s Acupuncture Center, Naples; 239-403-9077. Fort Myers; 239-939-1222. LiusAcupuncture.com.
Nicholas A. Shirghio Acupuncture Clinic, Naples; 239-777-7063. NaplesAcupunctureClinic.com.
Patricia Acerra, Naples; 239-659-9100. HealthAndBeautyClinic.net.
TAE Healthy Aging, Naples; 239-430-6800. TAEHealthyAging.com.
Trinity Chiropractic, Naples; 239-597-6099. MaximizedLiving.com.
Help a loved one experience improved fitness in 2013 with yoga sessions, gym and exercise classes or memberships and personal training. Or, give a cyclist a new set of wheels or bike accessory.
Bala Vinyasa Yoga, Naples; 239-598-1938. BVYoga.com.
Bija Yoga, Naples; 239-775-0888. BijaYoga971.com.
Dream Big Yoga, Fort Myers Beach; 239-297-9622. Dream-Big-Yoga.com.
Empower Yoga, Naples; 239-398-9123 e2mpoweryoga.com.
Justin P. Schold, CPT, Naples Home Training; 239-398-6196. NaplesHomeTraining.com.
Love Yoga Center, Naples, 239-692-9747. LoveYogaCenter.com.
Naples Cyclery, Naples; 239-566-0600. NaplesCyclery.com.
Naples Yoga Center, Naples; 239-592-4809. NaplesYogaCenter.com.
Southwest Florida Yoga Novate, Naples; 239-699-5458. YogaNovate.com.
Pilates-Gyrotonic-Yoga Studio of Naples; 239-290-7499.
Raja Ashtanga School of Yoga; 239-434-0099. RajaAshtangaYoga.org.
Shanti Island Joy Yoga, Bokeelia; 906-235-7542. Facebook.com/IslandTimeWellness.
Symmetry Precision Fitness, Naples; 239-940-2121. SymmetryPrecisionFitness.com.
The Yoga Garden, Naples; 239-784-0849. The-Yoga-Garden.com.
WellFit Institute, Naples; 239-595-3199. WellFitInstitute.com.
Furry friends will be lovingly grateful for healthy treats, safe toys, wholesome supplements, food and charitable gifts to local shelters and sanctuaries to care for their homeless friends.
Animal Health Oasis, Inc., Naples; 239-297-6519. AnimalHealthOasis.com.
Naples Dog Center; 239-530-3647. GroomAtTheInn.com.
Brigid’s Crossing, Naples; 239-591-8425. Brigid.com.
Mindfulness, Meditation and Energy Healing
Offer gifts of the spirit, along with physical well-being, by connecting friends, and family with practitioners that can assist the manifestation of healing and fulfilled living.
Enlight Center, Bonita Springs; 239-676-5009. EnlightCenter.com.
Karen L. Beatty; 239-269-7788. BalancedEnergyAndHealth.com.
Integrative Mindfulness, Bonita Springs; 239-590-9485. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.
Prime Personal Care
Who doesn’t love time out for a fabulous facial, soothing skincare and other personal prevention and wellness services?
Assuage Spa Luxury, Fort Myers; 239-333-1450. AssuageCenters.com.
Bodytalk, Fort Myers; 239-433-1403. MindBodyCenter.com.
Catherine’s ~ An Oasis for Your Skin, Fort Myers; 239-257-8237. Facebook.com/oasisforyourskin.
Edwin J. Dean Medical Wellness Center, Naples; 239-263-0014. Dean-Wellness.com.
Contour Body Works, Fort Myers; 239-489-3063. Facebook.com/CoutourBodyWorks.
Derma Clinic of Naples, 239-262-1155. HealthySkinByDebra.com.
Florida Academy, Fort Myers; 239-489-2282. Florida-Academy.edu.
Health Naturally, Fort Myers; 239-652-0421. HealthNaturallyToday.com.
Monarch Therapy, Naples; 239-325-9210. MonarchTherapy.com.
Olivé Skin Care, Naples; 239-404-1446. OliveSkinCare.com.
Purely You Spa, Naples; 239-331-8266. PurelyYouSpa.com.
Salt Cave, Naples; 239-403-9170. SaltCave.us.
Spa de Larissa, Naples; 239-571-9900. FacialSpaDeLarissa.com.
NewEpiDerm Skin Clinic, Naples; 239-293-2900. NewEpiDermSkinClinic.com.
Luxe Nail Lounge, Naples; 239-261-5893. LuxeNailsofNaples.com.
Natural Nail Care Clinic, Naples; 239-254-8788. NaplesNNCC.com.
Skin & Body Bliss, Naples; 239-963-7056. NaplesBliss.com.
Suncoast Thermal Imaging, Cape Coral; 239-540-1002. Facebook.com/SuncoastThermalImagingLLC.
Southwest Medical Thermal Imaging, Bonita Springs; 239-949-2011. FloridaBreastHealth.com.
TAE Healthy Aging Center, Naples; 239-430-6800. TAEHealthyAging.com.
The Mineral Springs at Days Inn, Fort Myers; 239-267-7900. TheSpringsResortFL.com.
Shangri La Springs, Bonita Springs; 239-949-0749. ShangriLaRetreat.com.
Dr. Carol Roberts, Naples, 239-649-7400. PerlHealth.com.
Dr. Joel Ying, Naples; 239-200-6796; JoyHealthWellness.com.
Dr. Michele Pelletiere, D.C., Bonita Springs; 239-949-1222.
Dr. Robert Gilliland, Naples; 239-444-3106. NaplesThyroid.com.
Dr. Vivian Ebert, D.C., LivingWell Chiropractic, Bonita Springs; 239-498-2225. LivingWellFL.com.
Wellbridges, Bonita Springs; 239-481-5600. DebPost.com.
Coaching and Hypnosis
Anyone that needs the motivation to achieve his or her dreams or to break a bad habit can benefit from one or more coaching or hypnosis sessions.
Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, Naples; 1-800-551-9247. [email protected]
Lynn Thomas, Medical Clinical Hypnotherapist; 239-597-1328. HypnosisBasics.com.
For the cook—or anyone—that wants a healthy dining break, give a certificate for delicious delights.
Ada’s Natural Foods Market & Green Leafe Cafe, Fort Myers; 239-939-9600. AdasMarket.com.
Back to Nature Organic Market & Café, Cape Coral; 239-549-7667. CapeBackToNature.com.
Earth Origins, Naples; 239-434-7221. EarthOriginsMarket.com.
Food & Thought 100% Organic Farm Market and Café, Naples; 239-213-2222. FoodAndThought.com.
Happiness Healthy Café, Fort Myers; 239-362-2075. HappinessHealthyCafe.com.
Kitchen 41, Naples; 239-263-8009. Kitchen41.com.
Loving Hut, Naples, 239-254-9490. LovingHut.us/naples_01.
Nature’s Garden Organic Café, Naples; 239-643-4959.
Pizza Fusion, Fort Myers; 239-337-7979. Naples; 239-262-8111. PizzaFusion.com.
Royal Café Vinoteca, Naples; 239-263-0747. RoyaleCafeNaples.com.
Skinny Pantry, Fort Myers; 239-935-5093. TheSkinnyPantry.com.
The Counter at Mercato, Naples; 239-566-0644. TheCounterBurger.com.
The Local, Naples; 239-596-3276. TheLocalNaples.com.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Naples, Estero, Ave Maria, Fort Myers.
Whole Foods Market, Naples; 239-552-5100, WholeFoodsMarket.com.
Every host and hostess appreciates a gift basket brimming with tasty, organic foods, especially one that’s custom created.
Ada’s Natural Foods Market & Green Leafe Cafe, Fort Myers; 239-939-9600
Wynn’s Market, Naples; 239-661-7157. WynnsOnline.com.
31 Produce, Alva; 239-313-8213. 31Produce.com.
Friends that believe their future is in the stars will welcome a personal astrology reading.
Bob Mulligan; 239-261-2840. TheAstrologyCompany.com.
Choose a volume or two for the avid readers on your list, or let them pick their own uplifting edition.
Unity of Naples Bookstore; 239-775-3009. NaplesUnity.org.
Seekers of truth and oneness will be pleased by gifts of spiritual counseling, intuitive readings, holistic energy healing, special ceremonies and herbs and crystals.
Anahata Holistic Healing & Spiritual Center, Naples; 239-262-0811. AnahataNaples.com.
Anne Dancu, 239-272-2583. HealingWordsCreativeSprit.com.
Awaken to Tarot with Kim Brown, Fort Myers; 239-910-0883.
Candyce Strafford; 239-949-3387. OneWorldOneLight.org.
Carol Nader, 239-848-5483. Facebook.com/PsychicMediumCarol.
Maureen Sanders, 239-253-9008. TheHorseShaman.com.
Core Star, 239-597-7372. CoreStarEnergyHealing.com.
Native American jewelry, arts, crafts, natural gemstones and minerals are good for soothing the soul.
Four Winds Gallery, Naples; 239-263-7555. FourWindsNaples.com.
Silver Eagle, Naples; 239-403-3033. SilverEagleGallery.com.
Altered Elements, Naples; 239-430-0654. Altered-Elements.com.
Paint, Pour, Play
Vino’s Picasso, Fort Myers; 239-288-6953. VinosPicasso.com.
Whiter teeth light will up a smile on anyone’s face.
Dr. William Lovett, D.D.S., Naples; 239-593-4911
Dr. Roger J. Pint, DMD, Bonita Springs; 239-676-8730.
Eco-Friendly Clothing and Lifestyle Products
Help the body, help the planet with organic cotton clothing and bedding.
Thoughtful Threads, Naples; 239-434-0469. Thoughtful-Threads.com.
A Greener Cleaner Home
Give the gift of a healthy interior home environment.
The Greener Cleener, Naples; 239-404-7102.
Sharpen a child’s focus and attention with safe, drug-free fun.
Sharp Brain, Fort Myers; 239-839-1783. Sharp-Brain.com.