Compiled, researched, and giggled over by the FullWell Team
Welcome to the first installment in our three-part gift guide series! We’ve worked hard to put together lists of the best products we encountered in 2022 for every stage of fertility for ALL of the men and women in your life. There’s no way you’ll make it through the end of our guides without some goodies for your loved ones!
In this category, we are looking for items that improve the quality of our households (e.g., we look at capabilities and materials used), ensuring they contribute to a clean, fertility friendly environment.
Certified to NSF/ANSI 58, this 6-Stage Alkaline Remineralization Layered Filtration system was designed to restore the natural alkalinity and mineral balance of water, improving the taste and helping to minimize the risk of exposure to endocrine disruptors that can potentially affect fertility over time. This Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtration system claims to remove up to 98% of over 1,000 harmful contaminants like chlorine, fluoride, lead, arsenic, asbestos, calcium, sodium, and more. It also has close to 10,000 ratings, so you can easily look at others’ reviews and experiences before buying! Worth checking out!
This AA battery-operated handheld milk foamer makes premium cafe-quality microfoam milk for latte art at home (perfect for coffee and tea lovers or aspiring baristas). Cappuccinos, lattes, and other coffeehouse staples become easy to access, mainly because your purchase includes a free Latte Art MasterClass. Talk about bang for your buck!
We are obsessed with these Fellow Travel Mugs and their excellent options to personalize them. The 360° Sip Lid is our pic for anyone on the go (or anyone who is even slightly accident-prone).
It’s almost unfair to ask a group of Registered Dietitians and foodies to narrow down their favorite food-based gifts, but we’ve tried! For preconception, we think these items cover all of the bases: they are beautiful, flavorful, and extremely fertility friendly!
When each member of the FullWell team first found this fancy, delicious vinegar line on the shelves of our local grocery stores, we each felt as though we’d discovered a magical secret. Then we talked to each other and realized it was more like we were all in a magical secret club. Now, you’re in it, too! This fantastic brand makes our favorite kinds of vinegar for cooking and finishing dishes with some extra fermented gut-friendly goodness and other nutritious products like salad dressings, hot sauces, and specialty condiments. They even make interesting wine proxies for those looking to cut back on alcohol without losing the social aspect of drinking. Plus, their branding is so chic that all of their products give your kitchen a refreshing visual boost.
Bone broth is nature's electrolyte drink, packed with nutrients and collagen protein. This makes it ideal for all stages of the fertility journey, and since Fond makes so many creative and exciting flavors readily available, it can be used in myriad ways. Their sets of four are perfect for gifting.
When it comes to preconception, we are PASSIONATE about spreading the word that both partners should take their respective prenatals for 3-6 months before trying to conceive to build nutrient stores adequately. Many women are in on this idea, but men can often lag behind in proactively nourishing their fertility. Luckily, we’re devoted to expanding the understanding, treatment, and tools needed to pursue healthy fertility for all.
Our expert-formulated, OBGYN-recommended formula of micronutrients and antioxidants is designed to promote optimal male reproductive health in just four capsules a day. Like our women’s prenatal, it exceeds current supplement standards by using 3rd party, independent testing for harmful contaminants - including heavy metals - on every single batch produced.
This organic tincture was created especially for women throughout all stages of fertility to help promote relaxation and ease into a good night’s rest.* However, the partners of our FullWell team members utilize it, too! Bridging science and nature, this tincture blends together broad-spectrum, pregnancy-safe herbs that support your nervous system, especially around this time of year when you and your partner need it the most.*
If you follow us on social, you know that we are always looking for pristine beauty products for you. Nourishing your body from within will always be our number one priority, but the products we choose to put on our bodies can matter just as much, especially regarding fertility. Here is what we are loving right now.
Skincare is similar to fertility in that women think about it basically from the moment they start puberty, while men kind of start to think about it maaaaaaaybe around the time they see their first line or wrinkle. Luckily Youth to the People offers clean skincare products that feel accessible to both sexes and do wonders to take care of your skin. FullWell team member Nicole swears by the KOMBUCHA + 10% AHA POWER EXFOLIANT and Superfood Cleanser.
That old-school tube of SPF lip balm your mom carries? Yeah, it’s from Keihl’s, and she's used the same brand for 40 years because it works like a charm. Their Facial Fuel is an excellent option for men and women, and FullWell team member Julia is obsessed with their Oil Spray. In winter, as our skin dries out, it can be a pain to rub gloppy lotion into your hands and elbows constantly, but this light oil spray feels excellent on the skin without weighing it down too much; perfect for when you need moisture under cozy clothes.
Ideally, we would be able to rid our households of everything containing endocrine-disrupting chemicals. But since that's an extremely tall order, let's just start by giving the gift of clean personal care.
Oway’s crew of professional hairstylists has developed naturally derived solutions for hair-related issues like hair loss, oily scalps, dry, frizzy, or flat hair, damage from heat and sun, and so much more. Prices vary but can be worth the splurge if you or a loved one needs a little TLC up top.
We were introduced to Daysy at an event earlier this year, and we have to say, we were immediately intrigued. They aimed to create a hormone-free solution for managing fertility, cycles, and overall health, calculating when you are fertile and making it easier to track both menstruation and ovulation. Like FullWell, one of Daysy’s core missions is to support empowered and informed decision-making.
When it comes to clothing and textiles, we're looking for sustainable fabrics, solid manufacturing practices, where and how it's made, and of course, how it looks and feels.
Kepola makes high quality classic styles with every piece created from non-toxic, natural, biodegradable fibers and low-impact dyes. They laud their clothes for being as safe for your skin as they are for the environment. Additionally, it seems that many (or all) of their items are prewashed and preshrunk, so you never have to worry about human error in the dryer (because we know you shrunk that sweater last year just like we did).
Cozy, organic clothing grown and sewn in the US, Harvest and Mill has excellent options for men. Their hoodies and socks are great picks for winter months and will definitely be well-worn throughout the season.
Veerah is a shoe company that takes sustainability to a whole new level. If you heard they utilized materials like apple leather, textiles made from renewed plastics, and interior foam cushioning from algae, you’d think their shoes might look like a set of foot-sized cardboard boxes. However, you’d be wrong. Very wrong. They’ve somehow managed to use those materials to create elegant pumps, stylish boots, comfortable loafers, and more. While they are pricey, we had to include them with a big shoutout for their design and production practices.
While this is the most expensive item on our list, we couldn’t help but list it as #goals (for us, too!). Therasage boasts that their personal saunas aid with detoxification, inflammation, circulation, pain relief, sleep quality, and energy support - all things that play into healthier fertility. Honestly? It’s also probably a delightful escape from the winter cold.
This chest-strap heart rate monitor comes in handy while training for those looking to better understand their exertion levels. The Garmin HRM Pro is a great, accessible entry-level tool for anyone considering quantifying training metrics.
For the more advanced movers and athletes, the Fenix Pro was designed to provide advanced insights into a wide array of activities and workouts both indoors and outside, complete with GPS and navigation sensors to help you find your way through uncharted territory.
We’re bringing you some more nitty gritty nutrition and science-oriented books in the pregnancy and postpartum editions, but for now, we want to recommend two of our favorite reads of the year.
We are Joanna Gaines stans, and we’re not ashamed to admit it. This side-ponytail-rocking star of Fixer-Upper grew up in a multiracial family that helped her discover that what made her different was the most beautiful part of her story.
11/10 hilarious and perfect for the men in your life, this collection of parenting-oriented short stories by former SNL writer, Pixar magician, and new dad Simon Rich is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a few moments to escape into the joys of family life with raucous laughter.
This category is reserved for the fun, unconventional gifts that keep giving all year round!
Founder Ayla Barmmer loves The Moon Deck! This deck of mantra-oriented cards is a great daily tool for reflection and meditation for anyone in your life who could use some self-love or simply a reminder to slow down. The plus? It’s printed on FSC-certified paper using plant-based inks, which checks our sustainability boxes.
“My husband loves biking and is also the King of pizza with a capital ‘K’ (swoon). We have a lot of nieces and nephews, and he grills fancy and creative pizzas frequently to accommodate their palates (and mine… again, SWOON). I found this in a boutique while traveling and brought it home for him, and it is, to date, the best gift I’ve ever purchased. When it’s not in use, it’s a focal point of our kitchen. Our aesthetic was always bicycles and pizza, and finally, at long last, we have visually articulated it. :D Sometimes silly gifts like this are the perfect thing, especially when shopping for men.”
-Julia, Director of Marketing and Social Media at FullWell
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