We’ve lined up a number of soul-inspired gifts that are not only thoughtful, but warm, adventurous, and relaxing for you to give to the special people in your life during the holidays.
Don’t settle for just any candle. Present your special person with a hand-crafted candle that sparks more than just a bit of warm light. Candles at Uncommon Goods are themed to provoke a feel-good atmosphere. For book lovers there is the Literature Candle, “Hand-poured with soy wax and a blend of natural oils to create layered scents based on the characters, scenes, and settings in seven classic tales.” Their Birth Month candle contains a blend of flowers, birthstones, herbs, and essential oils significant to your special person’s birth month. For those far away but close to heart, the Homesick candle contains scent profiles representing each U.S. state. Local residents added input to help the company come up with authentic aromas that bring your spirit back home.
Soul Spark Candles sells hand poured candles with a blend of soy and coconut wax with essential oils that includes an affirmation on the lid and a charm on the bottom. Whether its gratitude, confidence, healing, or friendship, send your loved one a feeling that lasts.
Also, check out Evil Eye Sanctuary for exotic candles that eschew positivity, peace, and protection along with eco-friendly matches, jewelry and other gifts made with natural stone.
At Cozy Winters they don’t care how cold it is outside. They sell clothing that will comfort your special someone with evenly distributed heat that lasts for hours. Their products include jackets, hoodies, vests, layers, foot warmers, mittens, and not forgetting your best friend, self-warming dog beds.
Get off the beaten track and explore. You may want to join your loved one at these holistic retreats where wellness traditions such as Ayurveda massage, music, yoga, and healing therapies are offered. Enjoy skincare and body treatments as well. Also, take a look at these wellness retreats recommended at OprahDaily.com.
Quality time outdoors
Good for the mind, body and soul are activities you may do together in the great outdoors such as hiking a trail, canoeing down a river, or meditating in a forest. Ride or rent bikes to see your surroundings in a whole new way. Try a Tai Chi class. Gaze at the stars in a designated Dark Sky location.
Hand-crafted Italian Leather bag
Through Selleria Veneta you can give the gift of a beautifully crafted leather bag that will stand the test of time in style and durability for any adventurer. Your special someone will access one of the most exclusive and luxurious made-in-Italy bags. They make their products aware of any environmental impact and are proponents of animal welfare and sustainability. You can shop by their collections and by artisan.
Aromatherapy diffusers with essential oils can transform a space into a calm, relaxing spa-like environment. Emitting a cool mist, they can help moisturize your skin as well. There are many to choose from but a positive review on The Spruce and the number one pick by the NY Times is the Urpower 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser. Reviewers liked its design and practicality with its four-timer settings, run time that lasts up to eight hours, water capacity, and good aromatherapy and humidifier range.
Organic groceries delivered
An annual membership to Thrive Market will give your special person access to fresh, organic, and sustainable groceries at a discount price delivered to their door. As an extra bonus, every annual membership purchased sponsors a free membership for a family in need. It’s a win-win for those who would rather relax than grocery shop. The Thrive Market eGift Card includes an annual membership that sells for $59.95.
Massage and mindfulness
One of the best ways to relax is to give a gift that includes massage, self-care, and mindfulness. Look no further than Tayonon Holistics, where massage and well-being are premiere services.
For loved ones who practice meditation and yoga an acupressure mat may be the perfect gift. Unlike acupuncture where fine needles are used to penetrate the skin, acupressure mats apply pressure non-invasively. It’s said to help reduce anxiety, stimulate energy, and offer a better night’s sleep when lying on the mat for about 20 to 30 minutes each day.
For those feeling unsettled by the vibes where they live, a smudge wand may be the most unusual, yet thoughtful gift. Centuries old traditions practiced by native Americans and other indigenous people include this ritual to promote healing, wisdom, cleansing and purifying. The wands come in all shapes and sizes and are often filled with sage sticks that are lit allowing the aromatic smoke to stir the air and clear any negative energy. Find Rose Petal Wrapped Sage sticks at Mojo Owl.
Skin care treatments
Sometimes we don’t pay attention to how relaxing and rewarding skin care treatments can be. That’s why we think it’s a great gift to give. At Pure Principles Skin Care
your loved one can receive a rejuvenating and clarifying gift set using only pure, natural ingredients based on the ancient Indian medicine of Ayurvedics. At KokoBerna Skin Care treatments are influenced by West Africa’s ancient traditional rituals and therapeutic properties of indigenous plants that are backed by science. Don’t forget we are living in the age green beauty. Surprise your vegan friends with YASOU’s vegan cellular day cream and night cream set for the face. Your thoughtfulness will surely be appreciated.
There you have it, a wonderful list of soul-inspired gifts for the special people in your life. Enjoy the holidays!
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