The 2018 Primal Gift Guide (and One Awesome Book Deal)

The 2018 Primal Gift Guide (and One Awesome Book Deal)

It’s about that time of
year. Whatever your inclination or creed, whether you celebrate
Christmas or Hanukah or nothing at all, gift giving is a solid,
time-honored way to establish and maintain bonds and friendship,
show people you care, and make another person happy (and, as
you’ll see after today’s post, healthy). Today I’m going to
lay out some of my favorite products. These are purchases I’ve
made and loved, gifts I’ve received and given. (And I’m
throwing in one of the best deals I’ve ever offered that combines
new and old favorites on the Primal scene—but you’ll have to
scroll to the end.)

Without further ado, here’s the 2018 Primal Gift Guide.


Full disclosure from the outset—I’m an investor in this, and
I only invest in products, services, and companies that I strongly
believe in and use myself. This one I’ve used for about two years
now, and it’s made a substantial difference in my sleep.
ChiliPads are climate-controlled mattress pads with microtubes of
water running through them. Heat the water, and the bed gets warm.
Cool the water, and the bed cools off. The Single Zone pad can do
one temperature at a time. If you or anyone you know has ever
fought with their significant other about the temperature, they
need the Dual Zone pad. It has two temperature zones, so the bed
can be warm on one side, cool on the other.

Primal Kitchen® Gift Kits

We’ve got a few to offer. Got someone who you know wants to
take the dive into keto but doesn’t quite know where to start (or
who can’t cook a lick)? Grab them one of the
Primal Kitchen Keto Starter
kits. They’ll get mayo,
dressings, avocado oils, and other delicious products to make
eating keto easier, tastier, and healthier. If you’ve got a
general foodie on your hands, get the
Primal Kitchen Gift Kit
, which includes a great chef’s knife
and an engraved cutting board with some Primal Kitchen staples.


For the two or three remaining people who don’t yet have one,
an Instant Pot countertop electronic pressure cooker is a
must-have. Goes great with the Keto Reset Instant
Pot Cookbook


This is the best light therapy device I’ve used. It provides
near infrared light and red light
that enhance healing, improve
collagen production, and boost ATP production. I lay my JOOVV
lengthwise on the ground against a wall and lie down next to it for
5-10 minutes a day. That’s plenty.

Inflatable Standup Paddleboard

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you
know how much I love standup paddling. Anyone with access to a
large body of water—the ocean, lakes, rivers, canals,
reservoirs—should consider getting a paddleboard. Inflatables are
the easiest entry point, and the Xterra is probably the best one

KSO Trek

Vibram just re-released their classic KSO Trek, my favorite
model of theirs ever. It’s leather, and I actually wear it as a
“dress shoe” with suit and tie (not that I recommend showing up
to your big interview in a pair—unless it’s with me), jeans,
and pretty much anything else. I keep several in rotation, shifting
them to “turf shoe” once they lose their newness. I haven’t
used better footwear for playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Alitura Santal
Black Oil
and/or the
Instant Radiance Package

If you know a man looking for a good moisturizer, beard oil, or
cologne alternative free of artificial fragrances, look no further
than Alitura’s Santal Black Oil. It’s great for women, too, but
I’ve found that men respond pretty well to it. Another option for
anyone who digs a bit of pampering without leaving the house is the
Instant Radiance Package, which offers spa-grade facial

Real Salt Kosher Salt

Harvested from ancient Utah sea beds, Redmond Real Salt is
loaded with trace micronutrients and great flavor (it’s not just
“salty”). If you’re shopping for a serious cook, Redmond Real
Kosher Salt should be on your list.

Rhino Cleaver

This thing can handle a lot. It won’t quite do a beef femur,
but I’ve successfully chopped through pork feet, ribs of all
kinds, and lamb bones. Poultry parts part like butter. What’s
great is that in addition to the bone-splitting power of the main
blade, the upper curve is surprisingly sharp and agile for making
smaller, more detailed cuts.

Sous Vide

I’m going to recommend two sous vide products. If you’re
shopping for a serious cook who wants permanent sous vide residency
on the counter, Dr. Eades’
Sous Vide Supreme
 is a good purchase. If you’re shopping for
someone who just wants to try the sous vide method in several
different settings, get the
—an immersion sous vide device that turns any container
of water into a sous vide.

15″ Cast Iron Skillet

Stumbled across these recently and didn’t even realize Amazon
was making cast iron skillets, so I took the plunge. The quality is
pretty good. Takes seasoning, gives a good sear. I’ve got mine up
to the point where I can scramble eggs without them sticking. I
credit lots of bacon and roasted chickens. If 15 inches is too big,
they have smaller ones.


You can go one of two ways with the chest freezer, both relevant
to Primal eaters. Your giftee can use the freezer as a freezer, as
a way to stock up on meat or even buy a quarter cow. Your giftee
could go the way of Brad Kearns, who keeps a chest freezer full of
cold water and hops in it for a few minutes every single morning
(***after unplugging the unit). What would I do? Buy the freezer
and pass along the
article where Brad lays out his use of the chest freezer as a cold
plunge tank
so whomever receives it can decide.

What You Love: Everyday Comfort Food

This book isn’t out til December 4th, but it’ll definitely
arrive in time for the holidays. It’s a great cookbook for people
who want to eat the comfort food we all (let’s face it) miss and
stay gluten-free, Primal, and dairy-free.

The Whole30 Slow

No, it’s not a crockpot that instantly turns off whenever a
Whole30® non-compliant food is added. It’s a cookbook for
Whole30 people who don’t have the time or inclination to slave
over a hot stove or pot. For people who want the convenience of
tossing a bunch of healthy ingredients into a pot in the morning
and coming home to a delicious home-cooked meal.

The Keto Reset Set of Books

What can I say? It’s the ultimate set of resources for
understanding the logic of keto and for implementing keto as the
healthy, nourishing and delicious diet it can be. Get step by step
instructions for making the full transition in The Keto Reset, and enjoy
hundreds of amazing recipes you can easily make in your own home
kitchen in The Keto Reset Diet
Instant Pot Cookbook
and the The Keto Reset Diet
. They will literally change your life.

And Now For the Deal…

The award-winning

Primal Connection
was my favorite book to write, and it remains
the top resource for extending the Primal Blueprint beyond the
realm of physical health to encompass everyday peace, prosperity
and fulfillment.

It also happens to make a pretty awesome gift…for anyone
looking to deepen their Primal commitment or for someone who’s
totally new to Primal. (I’ve had a lot of folks tell me over the
years that The Primal Connection was their entry point to Primal

To celebrate the gift-giving season—and to highlight the New
Primal Kitchen® sauce line, I’m offering one of the best deals
I’ve ever put together here.

Buy Classic and Golden BBQ Sauce + Steak Sauce, and
I’ll throw in a Classic Primal Kitchen Mayo…plus a copy of The
Primal Connection. But hurry—this
expires 12/7/18 at midnight PST. 

Click through
or use code GETSAUCY at checkout on

For those of you unfamiliar with
The Primal Connection
, here’s a bit about it. Head on over to
to read an excerpt, too.

Honking horns, loud office chatter and whirring machines batter
our ears with incessant noise. Artificial light and digital
stimulation overstress our nervous systems day and night. Traffic
jams, long lines, interruptions, distractions and big egos pervade
daily life in such a manner that we don’t even realize the
piece—or rather the peace—that’s gone missing. Mark Sisson,
the leading voice in the Evolutionary Health Movement and author of
the bestseller The Primal Blueprint, extends the primal theme
beyond diet and exercise basics in this much-anticipated sequel.
The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and
Happiness presents a comprehensive plan to reprogram your genes and
overcome the flawed mentality and hectic pace of high-tech, modern
life so that you can become more joyful, carefree and at peace with
the present. You’ll learn to make scientifically validated,
highly intuitive connections in all aspects of your life, and
emerge with a renewed appreciation for the simple pleasures of life
and our most precious gifts of time, health and love. The Primal
Connection allows you to have it all; you’ll honor your ancient
genetic recipe for health while still enjoying the comfort and
convenience of modern life.*

Now let’s hear from you. Write in down below with the health
and fitness-related gifts you’ll be giving and receiving. I’m
always interested in something new.

Thanks for reading, everyone. Take care.

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