There is so much out there on the internet you can literally find anything and that can make shopping for holiday gifts that matter so much more difficult! I know that when I give a gift I really put the person I’m buying for in consideration – it really matters to me that the gift is well received and a good fit for the person. I wanted to share with you a holiday gift guide that highlight some of the gifts I’ve given and received that are thoughtful and will light up your conscious, health minded, holistic focused friends and family this season.
At the top of the list has to be Danielle LaPorte’s st-uuuu-ning new Truth Bomb Card Deck. They are beautiful cards you can use them by picking on to use as your wisdom each morning. Make a ritual out of it! Or simply sneak them inside gifts, leave one on your seat as you leave the nail salon, flip through them when you need a smile or a pep talk. These are awesome and incredibly beautifully made. You can feel the love radiating off of ’em. Grab a stack for you and one for a friend. I also highly recommend Danielle’s Desire Map. As she says it’s a guide to make goals with soul and I personally go through it every 6 months.
I’ve just had the privilege of meeting KV the author of an awesome astrology blog who creates beautiful programs and gifts. You need her New Moon Journal! This is something I’m going to be gifting each of my clients in 2015 because it’s a great reminder that everything is connected. How we feel is connected to what we do and the cycle of the moon and stars. This is a great tool in helping you let go of the old and make space to journal on what you want to bring into your life each month.
This next one is for my woo-woo woman. Recently I’ve found the most beautiful, thoughtful and high vibe Etsy shop called The Sage Goddess. She has an incredible selection of crystals, candles, ritual oils, perfumes and more. I could spend all of my moola in this shop really quickly! Try her Goddess Ritual Candle set. This would be the perfect gift for a person in your life who’s seeking self love or on a journey of uncovering who she really is. Maybe this is a great gift to give to yourself this season. I’ve had my eye on Athena’s perfumes for a while. I can’t make up my mind over this Wild Woman scent or this one (I have the Fortuna incense sticks and they smell incredible!) Yum, right?
When you think of what the holidays smell like, what comes to mind? For me it’s the smell of a fresh cut tree (which I miss from my childhood, because we haven’t gotten a real tree in years) and cinnamon and spices from home cooked meals. I’ve fallen in love with these soy candles that bring these beautiful scents into my home. I like the Noelle candle and the Junip with Juniper, Rose and Jasmine.
For the little angel on your list who is always looking for a scrap of paper to write her latest ideas and a-ha moments gift her a beautiful notebook. The watercolor artwork on the cover is what makes it so special, in my humble opinion 😉
Lately I’ve really been researching fashion lines interested in organic, sustainable and beautiful garments. I found a company I really like called Gaia Conceptions based in North Carolina. This hooded wrap fleece is warm, beautiful and comfy for these cold days. I like that the fabric is organic, comes in lots of fun colors and the dyes they use are hand dyed and good for the environment! She makes lots of cool items. Some can be worn multiple ways and you feel good knowing where your clothes have come from!
Another fun gift is for the woman in your life who is stressed, anxious and really wanting a shift in the new year! Who doesn’t right? And it’s $5 to cover shipping of her gift! Get her a Peace on My Plate Intuitive Activation Session. She’ll get an hour of time with me to sit down and talk about what’s happening in her life, what she’d like to leave behind from 2014 and what she needs help bringing into her life in 2015. 60 minutes together can create a radical shift. I’ll send her beautiful gift card in the mail with instructions on how to redeem and she’ll thank you for the fun she had in her session. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org for the how-to. Give one to her and one for you. I won’t be doing this again for another 6 months.
I talk a lot about the importance of the phases of the moon. La luna has been talked about a lot more this year and I know we will be talking about it even more in the year to come. Wouldn’t this Moon Phase Calendar be cool to hang in your home? It’s a beautiful art piece and also could be a great teaching tool for your daughters.
If she’s into health and holistic practices I know she’ll love a month subscription to Yogaglo – where she can practice yoga in her living room from teachers like Elena Brower and Kathryn Budig – I’ve used this for years and really love it. Or get her some gadgets like the Picklemeister Fermentation Jar kit that makes fermenting veggies so much easier. It’s a really cool tool that you can attach to your mason jars for perfect ferments. Maybe it’s just a health coach thing? Or, an Earthing Bed Pad. This is an awesome gift. This is good for everyone – especially if you work on any of your devices while in bed. Check out why grounding is so important here.
And there you have it. Some of my favorite shops and goodies that I hope will bring you some ideas for your loved ones! Next week I’ll be sharing some of my favorite DIY projects that make great gifts. In the comments I’d love to know where do you shop for friends and family for holiday gifts? What are some of your favorite items to give and to get?