Unique Christmas gift ideas can be hard to come by. Our 2022 gift guide has you covered with the best gift ideas for everyone on your list — from the person who has everything, foodies, workaholics, Insomniacs (or poor sleepers) to the health conscious people on your shopping list. Check out our curated gift ideas to make holiday shopping that much easier this year.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Have Everything
As we all get older, it can be harder and harder to think of the perfect Christmas gift. For the person in your life that has everything, the gifts they appreciate the most are those that provide an improvement in quality of life. These Christmas present ideas are sure to surprise and delight the hardest person on your list to shop for.
Contact Lens Fitting
Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. When we get a new pair of glasses, we’re used to having our glasses meticulously fitted to the bridge of our nose, centralized to the middle of our eyes, and the arms adjusted to sit properly on our ears. A similar type of precision is needed to properly fit contact lenses as well. Give them the gift they never knew they needed!
Skin becomes thinner and our eyes lose their moisture as we age. Radiofrequency is a no-needle, no surgery, no downtime technology that tightens the skin, triggers new collagen production, and treats dry eye syndrome, wrinkles, smile lines, and more.
Plus an appointment is typically only 30 minutes.
Cooling Bed Pad
Cooler temperatures help us sleep. Scientists link this to the fact that our body temperature naturally drops at night. The Sleep Zone Cooling mattress topper balances your body temperature and has moisture-wicking tech that dries 100% faster than cotton, keeping you cool and dry throughout the night.
You’ll wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies
Our local Burnaby optometrists are foodies too. With so many great options in the lower mainland, it’s hard to say no! Check out these Christmas gift ideas for the person in your life that thinks about food non-stop.
Healthy, Lean & Fit
Taking care of your eyes starts with healthy food. This highly recommended cookbook has breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and more -highlighting different health-boosting benefits.
Above all, the meals use ingredients in a creative way and are delicious and satisfying.
Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif
The holiday season is often a time for over consumption. Treat your foodie friends to a cocktail that doesn’t limit their enjoyment. This nonalcoholic aperitif is mixed with potent plant extracts that create a warm, bitter flavor. Your friends can sip Ghia on the rocks or mixed with tonic water (or prosecco, if that’s their thing).
Food Delivery Service
Healthy eating can help protect your eyes and sight. Certain foods such as dark leafy greens and fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, trout, and halibut provide excellent nutrition to the eyes. HelloFresh makes it easy to try out new recipes, eat healthy, and stay aware of the nutritional value listed for each recipe.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Workaholics
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A blaring phone alarm isn’t the nicest way to start a day. We recommend the Hatch Restore alarm clock because it mimics the sunrise to gently wake you.
If you have ever been rapidly woken up from REM sleep, you know how long it can take to recover and feel mentally ready to tackle a challenging day.
The get-up-and-go people in your life will thank you.
Esarora Ice Roller
We can personally vouch for ice rollers providing tired eye relief from long hours at the computer, puffiness after a long night, headaches and migraines, or itchiness due to seasonal allergies.
Chill the roller in the refrigerator, easily click on the handle, and roll.
The workaholic in your life could definitely benefit from relief from stress induced headaches.
I-DROP Pur Artificial Tears
Workaholics often spend the majority of their day in front of screens. This is a perfect stocking stuffer for those who suffer from difficulty wearing contact lenses, overly watery eyes, eye fatigue, or dry eyes.
I-DROP PUR drops are a preservative-free artificial tear that is great for everyday relief. It’s a non-prescription eye drop that treats mild to moderate dry eye symptoms including allergies and irritation from computer vision syndrome.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Health Conscious People
It can be tricky shopping for a health nut. The best Christmas gift ideas are ones that shows how seriously they take their wellbeing, and selecting a gift that reflects their style and enhances their health goals. Luckily for you, we’ve done all the hard work and compiled three, unique gift ideas.
Preventing Vision Loss
If you’ve heard carrots are good for your eye health, it’s due to their high levels of vitamin A.
Vitamin A helps us to see the full spectrum of light and certain nutritional deficiencies stop the production of certain pigments, leading to night blindness. Serious vitamin A deficiencies can result in blindness.
Eye health supplements are now available at Real Eyes Optometry.
Cupping is used for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping helps improve circulation resulting in lower blood pressure. Plus, it feels great!
An ideal gift idea for athletes or sports enthusiasts.
I-DROP Pur Gel
Our eyes are one of the most complex organs in our body. Treat moderate dry eye symptoms with this preservative-free artificial tear. While similar to a normal eye drop, gels will be more effective when used to treat more severe symptoms caused by dry eye.
It’s contact lens compatible, viscoadaptive, preservative-free artificial tear that’s safe to use with hard and soft contact lenses!
Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Insomniacs or Poor Sleepers
Sleep is restorative for all parts of the body and is vital for cognition and immune function. Getting enough sleep helps keep you alert, fight off infection, and provides your eyes essential moisture and regeneration needed to be able to perform at their best.
Calm Gift Subscription
Relaxation-inducing meditations are excellent for pre-sleep rituals, plane rides, work stress, and anxiety. Calm offers access to guided meditations, sleep sounds, and focus music.
Gift cards for a one-year subscription cost $70, while the gift of a lifetime plan costs $400.
Blue Light App
In short, blue light can disturb your circadian rhythm which impacts sleep, hormone release, body temperature, eating habits and digestion.
This app is easy to use and is recommended for all screen and display types. It’s also the Editor’s Choice app on the Google Play Store. It’s a free app with no ads or in-app purchases!
One study of older adults showed promising results helping adults with insomnia.It found that magnesium supplementation at a dose of 500 milligrams daily for 8-weeks helped them fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, reduced nighttime awakenings, and increased their levels of naturally circulating melatonin.
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