2018 gift guide
Gift giving is my favorite way to show people some love during the holiday season. I love giving gifts because it is an opportunity to show love to the people who mean the most to me. I have found that I get a lot less stressed when I share things that I genuinely love and make a plan early so that I don’t have that last minute stress!
Below are some of my favorite items from 2018 that I will be gifting this year.
Plants: You all know how much I love green things. I find small potted plants, succulents, and bouquets are the perfect give for literally anyone. Sharing green is not only good for the planet but also for your wallet! Check out local green houses and Home Depot for an inexpensive meaningful gift.
Gifting idea: find a pot that matches the style of the person you are getting it for!
Essential oils: Gifting essential oils is one of my favorite things during the holiday season. I love giving peppermint because most people can tolerate the smell and it has so many amazing benefits.
Gifting idea: I usually attach a little handwritten tag listing the different uses for the oil.
Mala necklace/bracelet: This gift is great for anyone starting a meditation or spiritual practice. Mala necklaces and bracelets are a very thoughtful gift because you can personalize the gift by choosing stones or styles that are appropriate for the different people on your list! My favorite shop is The Beautiful Nomad and you can check out their collection here.
Gifting idea: a small pouch that is personalized goes a long way!
Anchors Aweigh Supply Co. Towel: These 100% Turkish cotton towels are the perfect gift for anyone on your list who loves home decor because they are stylish and so versatile! There are so many uses for them including kitchen/bath towels, tablecloth, baby blankets/wraps, yoga/gym towel, or a day at the beach. These towels are the perfect gift for anyone on your list!
Gifting idea: Get something to go with the towel that will create an overall theme for the present. If your intention is for them to use it in the kitchen, add in a small kitchen utensil that matches their stye. If you intention is for them to use it for the beach, add in sunglasses or a beach bag!
Ceramics: I am obsessed with gifting handmade ceramics because of the uniqueness of each piece. My favorite ceramicist is A Question of Eagles and you can check them out here. There are a variety of pieces such as mugs, plates, vases, etc. This is a personal gift for anyone on your list that loves home decor artwork.
Gifting idea: Get something to go with the piece you choose. If you get a mug, add some tea bags to the gift. If you get a vase, get some flowers to go inside!
Books: Books are a great gift for anyone. I am loving giving poetry books this season because they are works of art and perfect for any bedside table. My favorite poet is Rupi Kaur and you can check out her latest book here. My favorite part about gifting books is that you will always have something to talk about with the person you get it for!
Gifting idea: Pair any book you get with a bookmark - an oldie but goodie idea!
“Inquire Within” Affirmation deck: This beautiful deck has 53 hand illustrated cards with meaningful phrases and words to bring guidance. I love this deck more than I can tell you! I pull a card each day and use it as my intention. This is a thoughtful gift for anyone on your list looking to deepen their spiritual practice or integrate a new routine.
Gifting idea: Give these cards with essential oil or a mala piece to encourage the recipient to create a self-care practice that will guide them through the new year.