8 Awesome Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Mushroom Lover
Ah, It’s the most wonderful time of the year… except for when you have no idea what gift to get for that special mycophile in your life.
It’s not your fault. Who hasn’t been stumped when trying to pick out the perfect gift for a loved one? Then add in the fact that trying to find a gift for someone with niched interests like mushroom foraging, mushroom supplements, and natural health is a challenge on its own. Plus the past couple of years have created their own challenges around the holidays. With quarantine and social distancing measures, it’s been even more difficult to connect with your loved ones and show them that you care.
But don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered. Our friends and family members have been asking us what mushroom gifts are on our Christmas list for years. From stocking stuffers to sentimental surprises, we’ve got something special for every fun-guy or fun-gal in your life. Here are a few of our favorites.
Nothing says “I love mushrooms!” like a fashionable and comfortable Malama Mushrooms t-shirt or hoodie. The thing about mycophiles is, we’re always looking for ways to share our love of fungi with the world. And what better way to start a conversation about mushrooms than with a fun and fung-tional shirt, hoodie, or hat? Seriously, check out what one wearer has to say about it…
“This is the coolest shirt I own. Maybe it's a low bar - I'm not known for my hip wardrobe, but I am constantly getting compliments for this shirt. And more often than not the conversation turns to the potential of mushrooms, which is always fun to talk about.”
These new blended t shirts are soft to the touch and feature Malama’s happy shaka ‘shroom on the front and back. With short sleeve and long sleeve options, the mycophile in your life can show off their love of mushrooms in any season. Grab it in black or grey and black tie-dye.
This gift is perfect for the mycophile or coffee connoisseur in your life. Kona is truly an exceptional cup of coffee. In fact, it’s one of the most highly regarded coffees in the world. It’s also one of the rarest since you can only find it growing in the Kona region of the big island of Hawaii. And to give you an extra pep in your step, we’ve added medicinal lion's mane mushrooms in with the beans.
Lion’s mane mushrooms are also highly regarded for their brain-boosting superpowers. It contains over 70 bioactive compounds that can enhance your brain’s nerve functions. (1) Lion’s man also contains two fascinating compounds that can’t be found in any other substance, hericenones and erinacines. These two substances are unique because they’ve been shown to stimulate the growth of brain cells. (2)
If the mushroom lover in your life also loves coffee, give them the best of both worlds. Grab a bag or two (trust us, you’re going to want one for yourself!) of Malama’s 100% Kona Coffee With 100% Kona.
If you can’t decide which superfood mushroom the mycophile in your life might want to try, why not just get them all? Don’t worry, you won't have to pay a hefty price for it. You can try them all in our fung-tional 8 Mushroom Cacao Mix. It contains all organic:
- Reishi for relaxation and sleep
- Lion’s Mane for brain power and
- Chaga for antioxidants and healthy aging
- Cordyceps for natural sustained energy
- Maitake for heart health
- Shiitake for immunity
- Tremella for skin health and hydration
- Turkey Tail for immunity
All mixed together with delectable fair-trade cacao powder and Ceylon cinnamon. It can be enjoyed on its own with hot water, or you can mix it in with your favorite smoothie, coffee, or other beverage.
This is truly a special combination because it has a vast amount of health benefits. These mushrooms have been shown to support everything from immunity and heart health to improved learning and sustained energy. (2,3,4,5) Tremella has even been shown to help keep your skin hydrated and youthful. (6)
What makes this mix even more unique is it contains only whole fruiting mushrooms – no myceliated grain fillers. That way, you’re always getting the most nutritional benefits from your superfood mushroom powder.
Athletes and fitness buffs alike are always looking for ways to keep their energy levels high so they can keep pushing. Unfortunately, a lot of the energy products marketed toward them are full of weird chemicals that cause crashing. And in worse cases, dangerous side effects.
Cordyceps are not like that. They are 100% natural and organic and can provide long-lasting sustained energy without the crash. They do this by helping the body utilize oxygen more efficiently, especially during exercise. (7) In one study, cordyceps led to an 11% increase in exercise performance when taken daily for three consecutive weeks. (8)
So if you want to help the athletes in your life boost their exercise performance this year, give them Organic Cordyceps Powder made from 100% fruiting mushrooms. And maybe grab a bag for yourself for some extra energy to get through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Trust us, nothing annoys a medicinal mushroom fanatic more than when they rush out the door and forget to take their lion’s mane. Then they go through the entire day wondering how much brain power they would’ve had if they had remembered. We wouldn’t know from experience or anything…
That’s we’re this Lion’s Mane Tincture saves the day. These concentrated bottles are travel-friendly, you can even pack them in a carry-on. They come in a dropper or spray bottle. All you have to do is take one dropper full and you're ready to reap all the brain-boosting benefits of lion's mane.
The mycophile in your life is going to need something to take their medicinal mushroom beverage on the go. Why not a stainless steel travel mug with Malama’s happy shaka ‘shroom smiling on the front?
This insulated travel mug keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. So your favorite mushroom lover won’t be disappointed by a ruined beverage. It has a tight seal cap that clips shut so accidental spills won't ruin their day. It can hold up to 20 ounces of their favorite coffee, tea, or anything in between.
The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate enriched with 8 superfood mushrooms. It might seem like an odd pairing at first but when these two superfoods team up, a whole lot of magic happens. And we’re not just talking about the taste.
These chocolate bars contain Malama’s 8 superfood mushroom mix that’s mentioned above. As we said before, these powerful mushrooms are fantastic for your health. For instance, reishi has been known to help you relax and sleep, while Chaga is known as the king of medicinal mushrooms for its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory content. (10, 11, 12)
Chocolate is full of antioxidants. It’s also a vasodilator, which means it can help improve your circulation. This makes it a great carrier for assisting your body in absorbing the nutrients in the medicinal mushrooms. That makes Malama’s 8 Superfood Mushroom Chocolate a truly sweet gift!
Now that you’ve picked out the perfect gift for your favorite mycophile, you’re gonna need something to wrap it up in! And what’s better than some Malama shaka ‘shroom wrapping paper? The mushroom lover in your life won’t have to question who it’s for.
Take it from the experts, any fan of mushrooms would love to see any of these shroomful gifts in their stocking or under their tree. We hope these gifts will light up your loved ones and make your holiday truly magical.
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