Shopping for Christmas presents for someone with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or any of the other gut disorders can seem overwhelming. We have compiled the feedback from SIBO patients themselves who told us exactly what they want this festive season. There's a range of gift ideas listed below in our SIBO Christmas Gift Guide, from super practical kitchen devises to pamper sessions. Regardless of who you're shopping for this year, we've got you covered.
The Ultimate SIBO Christmas Gift Guide
To make it easy for you, we've listed our favourite SIBO friendly gifts below in categories so you can search them and find the ultimate gift (or gifts). Have any other suggestions? Pop them in the comments below.
Pampering, Relaxing and Therapeutic
Having SIBO is super stressful so anything you can do to help your loved one relax will be hugely appreciated.
✓ Relaxation massages (we love Endota Spa in Australia for their sublime massages)
✓ Spa treatments
✓ Acupuncture sessions or an acupressure mat
✓ Gift card to a yoga studio or 1 on 1 yoga tuition
✓ Essential oils (how cool is this festive essential oil blend by Black Chicken) and a diffuser
✓ Hydrotherapy sessions
✓ Sessions with a health psychologist
✓ Infrared sauna sessions
✓ A squatty potty or any other toilet stool
✓ The My Calm weighted blanket
✓ A heating pad (we like this one) can be really soothing for a sore, painful body
All Things Food
✓ You can't go past the world's first dedicated SIBO Cookbooks by Rebecca. Choose from the SIBO Family Favourites, SIBO Summer and SIBO Christmas Cookbooks. Available in Australian editions and US editions. Order before 14 December to have yours delivered in time for Christmas
✓ Health food store gift voucher
✓ Membership to the GutRxGurus low fermentable recipe website
✓ A food hamper full of low FODMAP and SIBO friendly foods (FODY make a great low FODMAP range of foods)
✓ A kitchen garden box by fellow SIBOer Kyrstie Barcak (so you can grow SIBO friendly veggies)
✓ A gift voucher to a SIBO Shopping Tour with Rebecca
✓ Herbal teas like ginger, peppermint or fennel
✓ Anyone with SIBO finds themselves cooking a lot more, so getting a range of flours (nut flours, coconut flour, etc.), subscription to organic fruit and veg (like from our friends at Organic Angels), or grass-fed meat home delivery (like ButcherBox) can save a heap of time and money
Find out what your SIBO gift recipient needs in the kitchen to make their life a little easier, and surprise them with a new kitchen gadget or piece of equipment.
✓ Yoghurt maker (this is the one Rebecca uses)
✓ Yoghurt culture (we love this one by Kultured Wellness)
✓ Glass food storage containers like these, so you don't get any nasties from plastic seeping into your food
✓ A juicer to make fresh vegetable juices
✓ A spiralizer to make veggie noodles (Rebecca has this one)
✓ An insulated lunch bag (pick a funky colour that matches the person you're buying for)
✓ A good set of knives can make cooking so much more enjoyable
✓ Comfortable pants (trousers) with a stretchy waist that can accommodate bloating
✓ Warm and snuggly robe
✓ Stretchy underwear (these might technically be 'maternity wear' but are great for bloated bellies)
✓ A subscription to the SIBO Coaching Program
✓ Access to the Better Belly Project videos
✓ A 1 on 1 SIBO coaching session with Rebecca Coomes
✓ Download all of the episodes of The Healthy Gut podcast onto their phone. It's both educational and free!
✓ Cover the cost of the medications/herbs/supplements. They will seriously love you for this!
Beauty and Skincare
The skin can be problematic when someone has SIBO, so using natural beauty and skincare products can help sooth the skin and ease inflammation.
✓ Natural moisturisers like Ecology Skincare are perfect for sensitive skin (Rebecca has been using these for several years now and loves them)
✓ Natural deodorants like Schmidt's (why not get this handy 3-pack as a great gift idea?)
What are some of your favourite SIBO Christmas gift ideas? Share them in the comments below.
Want more SIBO Holiday recipes like this?
Don’t feel deprived this holiday season! The SIBO Holiday eCookbook is bursting with SIBO-friendly appetisers, sides, desserts and sweet treats. All recipes are based on the SIBO Bi-Phasic Diet by Dr. Nirala Jacobi ND and clearly list what phase they are suitable for.
All recipes are 100% gluten-free and soy-free. There are dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and low FODMAP options available. Recipes list AU and US measurements, temperatures and ingredient names.
Order your copy today to have it emailed to you immediately.