Christmas is well and truly upon us and it’s that time of the year we are inundated with Christmas adverts, dos and fairs. I am here to help you find mindful Christmas gifts for your loved ones.
You heard me right, I did say mindful Christmas gifts. Mindful gift-giving is not about how much we spend, how many and how big our gifts are, or if they’re the latest most trendy items. Mindful gift-giving is an act of gratitude and caring, and fortunately, it doesn’t need to be complicated! Phew!
Being more mindful about gift choices can make the whole experience more joyful, heartfelt, and meaningful to everyone involved. Here are my top 14 mindful Christmas gifts whose sparkle will last long after the baubles have been packed away for another year:
Gift Pick #1 – Deck of Affirmation Cards
Give the gift of positivity! There are so many unique and inspiring decks to offer guidance and help to find strength when you are down, synchronicity and support when you are lost, safety in the face of uncertainty, and joy in all circumstances.
Gift Pick #2 – Mindful & Gratitude Journal Book
A gift to inspire and encourage your loved ones to build a more positive outlook on life.
Gift Pick #3 – Set of Singing Bowls
This is an ace for someone who is passionate about sound healing. Buddhist monks have long used Tibetian singing bowls in meditation practice as they are said to promote relaxation and offer powerful healing properties. In addition, some wellness practitioners, massage therapists, and yoga teachers use singing bowls during treatment.
Gift Pick #4 – Meditation Bundle
There are so many benefits of meditation, what this practice can do for your mind, body, and soul. Giving someone the gift to focus on their mind each day can reduce stress, pain, depression, and more. Look for your options here.
Gift Pick #5 – Mindful Coloring Book
A simple and fun way to positively boost mental health, reduce anxiety and stress.
Gift Pick # 6 – A Plant
Not only do plants as gifts outlast the occasion, they’re also a thoughtful way to express your best intention and wishes beyond their good looks. Plants improve the quality of air we breathe and the quality of life overall. What’s not to love?
Gift Pick #7 – Mala Beads
Like Rosary beads, Mala beads can be used during any mindful meditation to help with spatial awareness. You can learn more about Mala Beads from here.
Gift Pick #8 – Tea Set
There is nothing better than sipping a cuppa tea. Even the idea of it is soul-satisying!
Gift Pick #9 – Inspirational Books
No matter who you’re gifting – a friend, partner, mentor, or colleague – a carefully chosen book can be a great gift. It’s a way to connect with others over a shared interest, show them you’ve put thought into your gift and give them an opportunity to learn and grow.
Gift Pick #10 – Yoga Class Pack
If your giftee practices yoga, find out their favorite studio and gift them a class pack. Online or in the studio!
Gift Pick #11 – Essential Oils
Giving essential oil gifts to support a friend’s specific needs is a heartfelt way to show them you care, even if you can’t be physically there.
Gift Pick #12 – Homemade Gifts
There’s nothing quite like delicious, lovingly baked treats to share at this time of year, especially when they’re produced by you in your own kitchen!
Gift Pick #13 – Charitable Support
Not sure what to buy someone who says they have everything they need? Find out what projects, community concerns or charities they support and make a donation on their behalf. If your loved ones are nature-loving spirits, you could consider planting a tree.
Gift Pick #14 – An Experience to Remember
If you are worried about clogging up their houses with things they probably don’t need, why not give them an experience instead? Experiences like concerts, massages, a class they’ve been wanting to do. Even better, offer to go with them!
I hope you’ve got some ideas to give more mindfully this Christmas!
Seasons Greetings from my heart to yours,