• Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Meaningful Gifts For Spiritual People (& More)
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    Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Meaningful Gifts For Spiritual People (& More)

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    Choosing Meaningful Gifts

    Are you looking for a meaningful gift for the dreamer, manifestor, or spiritual growth seeker in your life? Below, I’ve gathered some of my favorite manifestation tools, self-care products, meditation room decor, inspirational gifts, and more. Each item has been carefully chosen with quality and care in mind. I’ve included descriptions of each product below each image, and you can also click the image or text links to learn more about the items.

    And for more gift ideas, be sure to check out the digital resources available now right here in our online shop. Here, you’ll find manifestation journals and workbooks, chakra healing tools, and more. Choose your item, then schedule it to be delivered to your recipient on the date you specify with a personalized message from you! Whether you’re shopping in advance or picking out a last-minute present, these digital resources make the perfect gift for any spiritual soul on your list.

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Gifts For Manifestors

    I’m a big fan of Art of the Root’s manifesting oils as a profound manifestation aid. Just dab some oil onto an object (like money or photos), wear it on your body, anoint a candle with it, or even use it to enhance your manifestation journaling practice. These oils are the perfect present for the manifestor in your life, and they have plenty of choices geared toward manifesting love, money, success, and more. Check out their designated Manifestation Oil, or visit the Art of the Root store to check out all their manifesting oil options!

    And while you’re checking out the Art of the Root store, be sure to take a look at their manifestation candles as well. Their Money Candle Set includes three candles – Abundance, Money Drawing, and Good Fortune – and is the perfect gift for the manifestor in your life. They’re also handmade with Natural Soy Wax, Real Herbs and Essential Oils and are beautifully scented!

    With a new year approaching, a manifestation planner is an ideal gift to help someone start the year with a positive, goal-oriented mindset. This Law of Attraction planner includes space for setting goals, creating an action plan, reflecting on your progress, cultivating gratitude, and more. Plus, it comes in plenty of color and design options, so you can personalize your choice based on your recipient’s preferences.

    The Mindful Collective’s Prosperity Crystals Set is one of those gifts you’ll actually want for yourself. It includes seven premium healing crystals (Selenite, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Raw Aventurine, Honey Calcite, Desert Stone, and Peach Moonstone) and 50 affirmation cards, all in a beautiful keepsake wooden box that makes this present ready-to-go. This is a beautiful and thoughtful gift for anyone seeking profound spiritual growth.

    Gabrielle Bernstein is a household name in the manifestation space, and for good reason. She’s the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written multiple bestselling books. What makes Super Attractor so special is that it’s essentially a complete how-to book on manifestation, outlining all of the essential methods for manifesting a life even greater than what you could ever dream of. What I love about Bernstein’s writing is that she writes like your loving, supportive friend, and above all, she encourages fun, relaxation, joy, and feeling good. This is the book that removes difficulty and struggle from manifestation and shows you how fun it can be to create the life of your dreams.

    And to go with the Super Attractor book, you’ll also want to check out Gabby Bernstein’s Super Attractor manifestation cards. I’ve seen a lot of different types of affirmation and tarot cards, and Gabrielle Bernstein’s are some of the most beautiful and inspiring ones out there. Each card offers an inspiring mantra to support you on your manifestation journey. And if you have more spiritual souls in your life who you’d like to give a meaningful gift to, be sure to check out her other card decks as well: The Universe Has Your Back 52-Card Deck and the gorgeous Spirit Junkie 52-Card Deck.

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    Self-Care Gifts

    This Self Care Bucket List box has 100 cards completely dedicated to helping you destress and focus on your own happiness. The cards are color-coded, so depending on your mood, you can choose a yellow card for a challenge, a red card for loving yourself or others, or green for a reminder to enjoy life’s journey. Activities range from cuddling someone or something to walking in the rain to decluttering your wardrobe. This is one of those thoughtful gifts that your recipient probably wouldn’t buy for themselves, but once they have it, they won’t want to be without it.

    Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the world to create profound positive change in a person’s life. That’s why I love gratitude journals. Most only require a few minutes of your time in the mornings and/or evenings, but their effects go a long way. One of my favorites is this Gratitude Day and Night Reflection Journal. Every morning, you can write your daily focus, some uplifting affirmations, and things you’re grateful for and excited about that day. At night, it gives you space to reflect on good things that happened that day and positive thoughts to carry you to sleep. These are powerful habits for a person to cultivate, and it makes for a super thoughtful present that will have a profound effect on anyone on your gift list.

    Morgan Harper Nichols’ All Along You Were Blooming is like a love note for your mind, body, and soul. Not only is it gorgeously illustrated, but the words feel like sunshine pouring into every cell of your body. They remind you to live fully in this moment and that even through your challenges, difficulties, and imperfections, nothing about you is a mistake. (Self-love poetry books make for a timeless and thoughtful gift for any recipient. For more poetry book suggestions, click here.)

    If your gift recipient is anything like me, there’s no such thing as too many candles. The Mindful Collective’s Self-Love & Intention Crystal Candle is especially meaningful, as it includes crystals (including Rose Quartz and Citrine) in the actual candle. Not only is this candle absolutely beautiful, but it smells divine. This one’s guaranteed to be a hit with the candle lover in your life.

    Affirmation cards can uplift, inspire, and help set the foundation for a positive day ahead. These Dessie Affirmation Cards make for a super thoughtful gift, as not only do they include 60 different empowering affirmations, but they also include over 100 questions rooted in self-love and self-belief. This is a truly meaningful gift that your recipient can continue to use for years to come.

    Like candles, blankets are one of those gifts someone can never have too many of. Not only is this Compassion Blanket soft and warm, but it’s covered in inspirational words to provide an extra dose of encouragement and love. This is the perfect blanket for your recipient to wrap themselves up in during those cold nights and practice a little extra self-love and self-care. (I have it in teal and use my blanket literally every single day.)

    If you’re looking for a unique gift, look no further than this gorgeous Teabloom Flowering Tea Set. Teabloom’s flowering teas are handcrafted by artisans with the highest-quality green tea leaves and edible flowers. When brewed in a glass teapot, tea flowers slowly bloom into a breathtaking display. Not only is the tea beautiful, but it’s healthy, delicious, and smells absolutely incredible. To make this a complete set, you could also gift a Teabloom Glass Teapot so your recipient can start experiencing the magic of this gift instantly.

    As a lifelong lover of bubble baths, I can be a bit of a bath snob. Those cheap, department store bath gift sets just won’t cut it. For a product that has high-quality ingredients and provides a truly luxurious bath experience, I love this Beauty by Earth Bath Bomb Gift Set. There’s no harsh chemicals, dyes, or perfumes, and the bath bombs are created to moisturize your skin, relax your muscles, and pamper your senses. With six unique scents to choose from, your recipient can choose the one that best fits their mood for the day.

    Meaningful Jewelry

    My favorite thing about this RareLove Strength Morse Code Bracelet is that it’s like a secret message between you and your gift recipient. It’s subtle yet beautiful and serves as a profound reminder of one’s inherent inner strength.

    I adore Joycuff bracelets and have my own “You Are Unstoppable” bracelet that I wear every day. This “Be Fearless” bracelet is just one of many empowering messages you can find in the Joycuff store.

    This “You Are Limitless” triangle necklace is another one of my all-time favorites. Sweet, simple, lovely, and divine. It’s a truly meaningful and thoughtful gift for anyone you want to send a little extra inspiration to this holiday season.

    This Lotus New Beginnings Stacking Bracelet is filled with positive vibrations. These stacking bracelets include Wood, Hematite, Amethyst, Lava, and a beautiful Lotus charm to symbolize positive energy, good fortune, enlightenment, and new beginnings. Plus, it’s a diffuser bracelet, so your gift recipient can place a drop of their favorite essential oil onto the lava beads for some extra calm, confidence, and clarity.

    The Hamsa hand has many spiritual meanings, but its most prominent meaning is to protect you from another person’s ill-will, malice, or bad intentions. Not only does the Hamsa hand repel toxic energy, but it can also bring you more positive energy and even usher in good fortune. This gorgeous 18K Gold Plated Hamsa Hand Necklace will bring your gift recipient abundance, good luck, and positive energy. (Plus, it comes in multiple options for chain sizes!)

    This rose gold plated Hamsa Hand Evil Eye necklace is similar to the previous necklace, but it also incorporates the evil eye, which isn’t actually evil itself but rather protects you from danger, strife, and malicious intent. The pop of color and beautiful rose gold plating along with the energy protection that comes from the combination of the hamsa hand and evil eye symbols make this one your recipient will want to wear daily. (And it’s sure to draw lots of compliments!)

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    Meditation Room Gifts

    This gorgeous Florensi Meditation Cushion is my go-to cushion for daily meditation. (I actually use it every single morning after waking up.) It’s soft, comfy, and absolutely beautiful. This is the perfect gift for the meditator in your life, as meditation cushions can reduce pain, increase comfort, and improve your posture by tilting your hips forward, which gives you better support in your back and aligns your spine. This alignment may also help you to experience smoother, easier breathing, which in turn, helps you to quiet your mind and look within.

    A beautiful rug can change the feeling of an entire room. This gorgeous Boho Mandala Bedroom Circle Rug is the perfect addition to anyone’s meditation space. It has three color choices, and I love that the colors are muted so that they can match anyone’s space, no matter the decor. This gift is sure to be an instant hit with the meditator in your life.

    Moon decor is a beautiful addition to any meditation room, and this Moon Phase Tapestry is absolutely gorgeous. You can choose to purchase it with either a black or white background, or you can even pick it up as a set of 2. This is a timeless piece that would complement any room.

    You know how sometimes, you’ll order a product online and what you actually receive looks terrible compared to the picture? This isn’t that. In fact, this Half Moon Dreamcatcher actually looks better in person than in the picture. It’s absolutely beautifully made and is a great option for any age range.

    I love these Stress Relief Cards for Meditation & Relaxation. Each pack comes with 46 cards (that are small enough to fit into a bag or purse), and the cards have simple yet powerful mindfulness exercises to relieve stress and bring you back to the present moment. When your gift recipient is feeling stressed, scattered, or just needs a minute to pause and breathe, they can pull out a card and follow the practices on the cards. These can also be used as part of a daily routine to practice good habits and learn more about mindfulness.

    Himalayan salt lamps are known to purify the air and balance electromagnetic radiation while increasing one’s mood, improving cognitive performance, and even potentially reducing allergies and asthma. You’ll find Himalayan Salt Lamps in all different shapes and sizes, but I personally prefer the sleek look of this 100% Authentic Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp. It’s the perfect addition to a bedroom, office, living room, or meditation space. (I keep this exact one on my nightstand and absolutely love it.)

    If the meditator in your life already has a meditation cushion, this is a great alternative that may be new to even advanced meditators. Meditation benches offer the chance for even deeper breathing and better focus. They’re unique, and they also are a good alternative for those who get uncomfortable sitting cross-legged on the floor. I love this Monk & Llama Kneeling Meditation Bench for so many reasons: it has a cushion, it has foldable legs and a carrying case for travel, and it’s made from 100% natural sustainable bamboo.

    Essential oils are known to help you relax, sleep better, boost energy, relieve stress, and even help with alleviating headaches. This BAIESHIJI Metal Vintage Essential Oil Diffuser comes in multiple styles, and each one is absolutely beautiful. It has four timer setting modes and an automatic shutoff function. For essential oils, I’d recommend this Cliganic USDA Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils Set of 8. They’re USDA certified organic and also have a Cruelty Free Certification, guaranteeing the products haven’t been tested on animals.

    Stained Glass Meditation Feathers

    Looking for something a little different? I highly recommend Jodi Sharp’s gorgeous one-of-a-kind stained glass meditation feathers. Each feather is made unique with artisanal glass, inset crystals, and an individual write-up and theme. All are ethically handmade in Montreal with detailed love and care. With so many options to choose from, you will find the special meditator in your life a perfect and distinctive gift for the holidays! And be sure to check out the rest of her beautiful products available in her online shop.

    Inspirational & Mindfulness Gifts

    A mindfulness jar typically has 31 different folded slips of paper on it. Each slip of paper has a different mindfulness activity printed on it. Every morning, the person who owns the jar picks a new slip of paper and performs that mindfulness activity sometime during the day. This is a great way to cultivate new, positive habits and to embrace mindfulness in your daily life. If you want to purchase something that’s ready to go, this Rustic Mindfulness Jar is absolutely perfect. It’s well-packaged and already well-suited for gift-giving, and the activities are thoughtful and easy enough for even a super busy person to carry out.

    I absolutely love the RYVE Motivational Daily Flip Calendar for so many reasons. Beyond the fact that it’s gorgeous, it doesn’t just have inspirational quotes, but it has motivating self-reflection prompts as well. And even better? It doesn’t print days of the week on the pages, so it can actually be used year after year. Your recipient can put this on their desk (or anywhere else they’re sure to see it) and get a new uplifting quote every single day.

    I’ve mentioned blankets and candles as being things that a person can never have too many of; mugs are also on that list. This Progress Not Perfection mug is a perfect reminder to keep going, even when things aren’t perfect. Plus, it comes packaged in a cute little box, so it’s ready to go for gift giving.

    This Dream, Plan, Do notebook would pair perfectly with the Progress Not Perfection mug, or it can be given individually as a thoughtful gift. With multiple design options, you can gift one to everyone in your life who has big dreams and the courage to achieve them.

    These inspirational running socks make the perfect gift for anyone who is setting big goals for themselves and going after their dreams. This can also be a great gift for anyone who might be starting the new year with specific health or fitness goals. Show them your support with a little extra daily encouragement (that also happen to be cute and super warm).

    I absolutely adore Cyndie Spiegel’s A Year of Positive Thinking. This inspirational book provides daily nuggets and insights for each day of the year. It’s filled with inspirational lessons and reflections, but the positive messages you’ll find inside never feel fake or forced. Every word hits just right. This is a wonderful gift to uplift, inspire, and spread true positivity to the people in your life.


    Looking for more meaningful gift ideas? Check out the links below for more of my favorite products. And for positive affirmations, self-love tools, manifestation inspiration, and spiritual resources, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest. Plus, don’t forget to check out the digital resources available in our online shop. Just choose your item, then schedule it to be delivered to your recipient on the date you specify with a personalized message from you!


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    What Are the 12 Laws of the Universe? (A Complete Guide)

    Did you know the Law of Attraction is just one of 12 universal laws to guide you to living your truest and most fulfilling life? In this post, learn about the 12 Laws of the Universe and how they can help you to align with your highest self and create a life of true joy, love, freedom, and abundance.

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    What Are the 12 Laws of the Universe?

    It’s likely that at some point in your life, you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction. This universal law is the foundation for the hit book The Secret and is often discussed in podcasts, self-development books, spirituality blogs, and on social media. The belief that like attracts like has inspired many to take control of their lives through sending forth more positivity, gratitude, and sincere kindness into the world, knowing that the positive energy they emit will always come back to them, often in miraculous and mysterious ways.

    And while the Law of Attraction is immensely powerful on its own, it is actually just one of 12 spiritual laws that are all inextricably linked. When you live in alignment with all 12 of these laws, you feel a greater sense of purpose and are able to see how all experiences serve your highest good. These laws also guide you in creating your truest, most authentic, most abundant life.

    When you discover the 12 Laws of the Universe, you begin to see how the Law of Attraction is only one piece of the pie. For instance, in order to manifest your desires through the Law of Attraction, you must also follow the Law of Inspired Action, which directs you to follow your inner knowing when the universe is nudging you in a certain direction.

    Just as I discussed in my post on the 12 Laws of Karma, these laws are not mean to scare you into submission like the rules you were told to follow in primary school. The beauty of these laws is they do the very opposite of confining you; they set you free. When you live in alignment with the 12 universal laws, you feel a deep sense of empathy and compassion for others. You understand your own power in creating the beautiful life you desire, and you’re able to feel deeper gratitude and appreciation for all that you have. You align with your purpose and are able to navigate the balance between work and rest. These 12 universal laws help you to create more joy, love, peace, and prosperity in your daily life.

    Below, I go in-depth on each of the 12 Laws of the Universe and how they can serve you in your daily life. As you read through these laws, I encourage you to approach them with an open heart and open mind. You might even choose to journal on each of these laws and how they connect to your own life. Know that these laws are meant to support your mind, body, and spirit and serve your total well-being.

    The 12 Laws of the Universe

    Law of Divine Oneness

    The Law of Divine Oneness states that everything and everyone is intrinsically connected to one another as we all come from the same source. You have a substantial impact on the world with every word you say, thought you think, belief you hold, and action you take. Sometimes, you’ll gain an understanding of how your words and actions affect others, and other times, you may never fully become aware of how something you said or did had a ripple effect in the universe.

    This is the foundational law of the universe, and it is rooted in empathy and compassion. As you gain awareness of how you are intrinsically connected to all beings, you cultivate more empathy for others. You’re able to release anger and negative feelings toward another because you inherently understand that they are no different from you. We are all one. If this concept seems kind of scary or uncertain at first, I encourage you to journal or meditate on this idea. And know this: knowing that we are all one and feeling connected to all is not a weakness. In fact, it’s an invaluable power, worth more than any possession you could ever hold.

    Law of Vibration

    The Law of Vibration states that everything and every being is in a constant state of vibration, always emitting frequencies and energies that often aren’t seen on the surface. Everything is always in constant motion. Take a look around you: every object you can see is emitting a certain frequency. Some are higher frequencies and some are lower. Next time you walk outside to your car, look up at the sky. The sun carries its own energy. So does your car. And the trees in your front yard. And even the car keys in your hand.

    Now look within. You, too, are emitting a vibrational frequency. This frequency can and often does change. And once you understand that you possess your own vibrational frequency, you realize you have the power to tune your frequency to a higher vibration. The vibrational frequency you emit has a profound effect on your daily experience. When you operate at a higher frequency, you invite a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment into your world.

    Law of Correspondence

    Have you ever heard of the phrase, “The universe continues to deliver to you the same lesson until you learn it”? The Law of Correspondence states that patterns continue to repeat in the universe on both grand and small scales. Look at recurring patterns in your own life. Do you feel like you continually have bad luck with dating? Have you tried and tried and tried to be successful in a specific endeavor to no avail? Do you ever feel like the universe is out to get you?

    The patterns we experience are directly correlated to our inner worlds. That means that what you’re experiencing in your outer world is a mirror of your own inner world. You have the power to change your lived experiences in your outer world by changing your inner world. If your life has felt particularly chaotic recently, consider the ways in which you may be experiencing chaos within. To release the external chaos and invite more peace into your life, seek to cultivate peace within.

    Law of Attraction

    Chances are, you may already know a bit about the Law of Attraction as this is undoubtedly the most well-known of the universal laws. The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like; the vibrations, beliefs, and emotions we put out into the world are what we receive in our lived experiences. If you approach your daily life emitting feelings of joy, love, and positivity, you receive experiences in your life that mirror these emotions. But if you maintain a negative attitude in which you always consider yourself the victim and claim that nothing ever works out for you, you’ll continue to receive experiences that reflect this belief.

    I do always think it’s important to note that the Law of Attraction is not an invitation to engage in toxic positivity. You do not have to force yourself to suppress negative emotions and pretend you’re happy when you truly not. You can feel sad sometimes but still believe in your heart that everything is working out for your highest good. You can have a bad day while also knowing that it will pass. When you experience these emotions, explore them with gentleness and compassion, and ask yourself, “What can I learn from this experience? In what ways is this experience serving my highest good?”

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    Law of Inspired Action

    The Law of Inspired Action is inextricably connected to the Law of Attraction and is often the overlooked step that may cause some to claim that the Law of Attraction “doesn’t work.” The Law of Inspired Action states that you must take real, actionable, inspired steps in order to achieve your goals and invite your manifestations into your life. But what exactly is an inspired step? An inspired step is action derived from your inner knowing. It’s when something deep within calls you to take action, even when it doesn’t make sense. Inspired action is based on surrendering to the guidance of the universe and listening to the call of your inner knowing.

    Let’s use dating as an example. You want to attract love into your life, so you work to vibrate at the frequency of joy, love, and all the positive feelings you associate with finding the love of your life. You go out every weekend, believing this is the best way to meet someone. However, deep down, your inner knowing is telling you to sign up for an online dating website. You resist the idea because you really wanted to meet someone “the old fashioned way.” Going out every weekend is an action, but signing up for that online dating profile would be inspired action because it stems from a deep inner knowing within.

    Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

    This one has arguably the most confusing title, so let’s break it down:

    • Perpetual: constant, everlasting, without end
    • Transmutation: the act of changing/being changed from one form into another

    The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that energetically, everything in the universe is constantly fluctuating and changing from one form to another. Most of the time, you don’t see these changes because they’re happening at a cellular level. Here’s what you need to know about this law: your vibrational frequency has the power to affect another’s, and another’s vibrational frequency can affect yours. If a coworker comes to your cubicle and starts complaining, their negativity can affect your own energy. You don’t see your energy changing, but you can feel it; one moment, you were having a great day, and the next, you feel frustrated and dejected. On the other hand, your positive energy can lift up your coworker’s and help their day become a little brighter.

    The key here is understanding how another’s energy can affect your own and vice versa; once you understand this power, you can use it to protect yourself from negative energy and uplift those around you.

    Law of Cause and Effect

    This law is exactly as it sounds, and if you’re familiar with Newton’s Third Law of Motion, you’re likely already putting the pieces together. The Law of Cause and Effect states that all actions have corresponding reactions, or consequences. (The word “consequences” tends to have a negative connotation, but consequences can be positive, too). When you give money to a homeless person out of a place of sincerity and goodwill, this kindness will come back to you, even though you may not always see it right away. Similarly, if you lie, cheat, or steal, you will eventually feel these effects, even if not immediately.

    This law is directly tied to the Great Law, the first of the 12 Laws of Karma. To read more about this, I encourage you to check out my post on the 12 Laws of Karma here.

    Law of Compensation

    The Law of Compensation is often tied to the phrase, “You reap what you sow.” This can have both a positive and negative connotation, and the idea is pretty closely tied to the concepts in the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect. (What you put out is what you receive.)

    So how does this law differ from the other laws it’s connected to?

    I like to think of it as this: compensation can come in many forms, both good and bad. And often, what may appear good on the surface can really be a negative thing, and what can appear negative on the surface can be a positive thing.

    For instance, say you’ve been trying to manifest a specific job. If you don’t get the job, you may feel like your manifestation has failed, but what if this job wasn’t as good as it seemed? The universe may be saving you from negative experiences and toxic energy tied to this job. Or maybe you do get the job, but you lied and deceived in order to get it. Soon, you realize that the job that you believed would change your life is changing it, but for the worse rather than for the better.

    Again, this comes back to the idea that you reap what you sow. Did you lie and deceive to get that job? You may still get it, but it won’t be the glamorous and awesome position you believed it to be.

    Law of Relativity

    The Law of Relativity states that everything is neutral. When we label something as good or bad, rich or poor, or enough or not enough, it’s only because our perspective is influenced by our personal experiences and relationships.

    For instance, one person may think making $20 an hour is a huge amount because they have only made lesser amounts in the past, and they’ve adapted their lifestyle to fit their average paychecks. However, for another, $20 an hour could be a huge pay decrease because they’ve always made significantly more, and they’ve adapted their lifestyle to higher paychecks.

    For one person, an 1,800 square-foot house could be considered huge because they grew up in smaller houses, but for another, 1,800 square feet might be deemed small because they’ve always had twice the space.

    So is $20 an hour a lot or a little? Is 1,800 square feet big or small? Neither; they’re both neutral. The labels we put on these experiences are relative to our personal lived experiences. The important thing here is to remain mindful of your biases and the labels you put on different experiences. When you’re slipping into a state of feeling like you don’t have enough, you can shift your perspective and view your situation from someone who has less than you. This can help you see that you do, in fact, have plenty, allowing you to feel more gratitude and appreciation in your daily life.

    Law of Polarity

    The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite, and the existence of these opposites is vital in helping us to gain a deeper perspective of our own lives. This law is all about embracing contrast in your life; the bad times help you to appreciate the good. A bad relationship may help you to appreciate a good one (and to know what you’re looking for moving forward). Rainy days help you appreciate the sunny ones, and too much sun can help you appreciate the rain.

    I always think of the quote, “In order to love your life, you can’t hate the experiences that shaped you.” For instance, in my own personal life, I’ve had past failures and rejections as a writer that felt really difficult at the time. However, living through these experiences has made me appreciate my successes even more. And I don’t hate that I had these experiences, because I understand that they all served my highest good.

    Law of Rhythm

    The Law of Rhythm is all about cycles and perpetual movement. The Law of Rhythm states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. This can most easily be seen in the changing of seasons. Summer eventually gives way to fall, which turns into winter, which turns into spring, and eventually, it’s summer again.

    You can also think of a human’s life cycle, from infant to toddler to child to teenager to adult; the aging process is a cycle that never stops.

    This also manifests in ways that aren’t always as easy to see unless you step back to get a wider perspective. Are you experiencing hardships in your life? Those hardships won’t last forever. When you understand that this is just where you are in a cycle, and that this hardship isn’t a permanent state, you are able to cultivate more calmness and peace within.

    It’s also important to pay attention to your own inner rhythm, and to flow with this rhythm instead of against it. For instance, maybe you’re feeling tired and need a break from the stress of daily life. Instead of trying to ignore these feelings, you can choose to flow with your own inner rhythm, possibly by taking a social media break and spending a weekend out camping in nature.

    Law of Gender

    The Law of Gender is less about man and woman and more about energy. The Law of Gender states there are two types of energy: masculine and feminine. In order to live a fulfilling, joyful, purpose-driven life, we must achieve a balance between these two energies.

    Masculine energy is tied to hustling, achieving, and doing. Feminine energy is tied to surrendering, allowing, and just being. Neither energy is better or worse than the other. When you find a balance between the two, you’re able to live your truest, most authentic life. Here, it’s also important to listen to your inner rhythm. For instance, if you’ve been in hustle mode for too long, your inner being may tell you it’s time to step back for a while and allow yourself to just be.


    What is your personal relationship with the 12 Laws of the Universe? Have you found any to be easier or more difficult to connect to? Leave your comments and questions in the comment box below!

    And for positive affirmations, self-love tools, manifestation inspiration, and spiritual resources, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!


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    8 Women-Owned Businesses on Amazon (For 2022)

    In this post, discover eight incredible women-owned businesses on Amazon as well as links to awesome products they sell. Products range from jewelry and purses to tea and skin care products (and a little bit of everything in-between). Find self-care essentials and gift ideas while supporting inspiring women who are going after their dreams and offering high-quality products to their customers.

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product using my link, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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    Small Businesses on Amazon

    These days, it’s hard to avoid using Amazon in some capacity for online shopping. It’s efficient, convenient, and is a name that’s trusted when it comes to deliveries, returns, and finding a product at a reasonable price.

    But if you’re like me, you often struggle with this, as even though Amazon is easy and efficient, you also want to support small businesses.

    What I’ve learned is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be an either/or scenario. Many small businesses sell their items on Amazon, and they’re not hard to find; you just have to know where to look.

    Below, I’ve highlighted eight of my favorite women-owned businesses on Amazon as well as links to awesome products they sell. Products range from jewelry and purses to tea and skin care products (and a little bit of everything in-between). These items make for perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, and any other special occasion (or as a treat to yourself). I’ve also linked to each business’ website if you want to check out their websites directly.

    But first, I’ll explain how you can find small and women-owned businesses on Amazon.

    (And of course, I always recommend supporting local artisans and shops whenever possible!)

    How to Support Small Businesses on Amazon

    Luckily, Amazon makes it easy to find small businesses to support. Check out the links below for supporting small businesses and/or women-owned businesses.

    Small Businesses on Amazon

    Click here for Amazon’s Support Small page. You can filter by products in a certain United States region, or you can filter by curated categories, like Jewelry, Home & Kitchen, Toys & Games, or Handmade.

    Women-Owned Businesses on Amazon

    Click here for Amazon’s page dedicated to supporting women-owned businesses. You’ll find spotlights on women-owned businesses as well as women who work for Amazon; picks from female celebrities; and lots of awesome products you can purchase from women-owned businesses

    Women-Owned Businesses on Amazon

    HONEYCAT – Minimalist, Delicate Jewelry

    Founded by two lifelong BFFs, HONEYCAT offers a meaningful selection of delicate jewelry founded on the belief that every woman should feel pretty on a day-to-day basis without having to chase trends or spend a fortune. They offer high-quality pieces at reasonable prices, and the jewelry is designed to be classic, meaningful, and worn every day.

    Check out some of my favorite picks below, or go to their online store to view their entire selection!

    HONEYCAT Jewelry Website: https://honeycat-jewelry.com/

    Humble Chic – Curated Collection of Classic but On-Trend Items

    Humble Chic is based in NYC and run by a small team of creative, dedicated, and inspiring women. They offer a curated collection of classic but on-trend items that deliver quality as well as extreme value.

    Check out some of my favorite picks below, or go to their online store to view their entire selection.

    Humble Chic Website: https://www.humblechic.com/

    Luna Sundara – High Quality Palo Santo, Artisan Crafted Pottery, Incense & Essential Oils

    Luna Sundara is an aromatherapy company that offers high quality Palo Santo from Peru and Ecuador. Collections include artisan crafted pottery, incense & essential oils. Co-founder Sandra Manay and her husband Tom believe in the importance of empowering local artisans to change their local communities for the better, creating a positive chain reaction that grows to impact the whole world.

    Check out some of my favorite picks below, or go to their online store to view their entire collection.

    Luna Sundara Website: https://www.lunasundara.com/

    Ora’s Amazing Herbal – Natural Skin Care Products

    In 2010, after being unable to find a skin care product she trusted to treat her daughter’s eczema, a stay-at-home mom with an education in biology and nutrition conducted her own research and consulted with a panel of master herbalists to develop her first salve. Ora’s Amazing Herbal was born in 2012 and has grown as a family business ever since. Ora’s Amazing Herbal uses organic herbs and pure botanicals to make effective and beautiful natural skin care products for the whole family.

    Check out some of my favorite products below, or click here to view their entire online selection.

    Ora’s Amazing Herbal Website: https://www.orasamazingherbal.com/

    SITOS – Handmade Home Decor

    SITOS is a latina-owned small business created to bring handmade art into your home. Jessica, the owner and artist behind SITOS, is a Colombian designer living in sunny Texas and deeply in love with the ancient art of Macramé. SITOS values inclusivity, social justice and cultural understanding. Jessica herself, designs and creates every Macramé piece that you see in the shop. Most products are made to order and packed with love by Jessica herself. 

    Check out some of my favorite products below, or click here to view the online shop.

    Sitos’ Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SitosShop

    8Greens – Effervescent Dietary Supplement Tablet

    8Greens was founded by Dawn Russell, who at age 25, was diagnosed with cancer. When doctors could do no more, Dawn went in search of solutions only to end up back in NYC going back to the basics of nutrition. After years of research and developing 264 prototypes, 8Greens was launched in 2016. 8Greens tablets are the world’s first effervescent green tablets, combining 8 powerful greens with incredible benefits. Their products are made with organic ingredients and farm fresh greens for optimal overall health and nutrition.

    Check out some recommendations below, or click here to view the online store.

    8Greens’ Website: https://8greens.com/

    Nelson’s Tea – Handcrafted Loose-Leaf Tea

    Nelson’s Tea®, hand crafted loose leaf teas, was established in 2012 and fully launched in January 2016. Loose leaf tea blends are their central focus. They believe that tea should be natural and healthy. You won’t find any artificial flavoring, chemicals, or preservatives in any of their blends. Ever. Their brewing bags are also made from natural hemp and are never bleached or containing any foreign substances.

    Check out some of my favorites below, or click here to check out their online store.

    Nelson’s Tea Website: https://nelsonstea.com/

    Honeybee Gardens – Natural Cosmetics & Body Care

    Inspired by the herbs growing in her garden, Melissa Buckley founded Honeybee Gardens in 1995 with the intention of providing natural cosmetics and body care at affordable price points. Since 1995, Honeybee Gardens, Inc. has operated under one simple concept, “Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend.” Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural ingredients. They reuse and recycle as much as possible, and they do not test any of their products on animals and are PETA certified. 

    Check out some of my picks below, or click here to view the online store.

    Honeybee Gardens’ Website: https://honeybeegardens.com/


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    How to Use Crystals: Grids, Pendulums & More

    Looking to learn about and gain a deeper understanding of crystals and gemstones? In this post, discover the complete guide for how to use crystals to protect your energy, manifest your dreams, and help you heal from within.

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    Crystals and Gemstones

    If you’re anything like me when I was first learning about crystals, you may feel a natural pull towards crystals and gemstones, but you’re not entirely sure what exactly to do with them.

    I approached my journey with crystals assuming they were probably really complicated to use and that I had to have some kind of special power to make them work for me. However, all it took was a few Google searches and a trip to the local bookstore to realize that I’d been way off in this assumption.

    I didn’t have to possess any superpowers to work with crystals.

    I just needed to have an open mind, an open heart, and the willingness to trust and believe.

    If you’re looking to incorporate crystals in your daily life, I’ve included everything you need to get started below: how to cleanse, program, and use your crystals, plus how to use crystal grids and pendulums. I’ve also included a section on using crystals for manifestation as well as the best crystals for beginners. Finally, throughout this post, you’ll find links to crystals and accessories you can purchase today.

    It may seem like an overwhelming amount of information at first, but I’ve simplified it into the most basic steps. And I promise, once you get started, you’ll find that using crystals and gemstones in your daily life is very easy. In fact, once you begin experiencing their profound transformational power, you’ll wonder why you ever waited so long to start.

    How to Cleanse Crystals

    When you first purchase or receive a crystal, it’s likely touched many hands before you. It may have had a previous owner, or it has traveled long distances in a shipping container. However your crystal comes to you, it’s very likely that it still holds the energy of the people and places it has seen. That’s why cleansing your crystals after you receive them is so important. By cleansing your crystal, you’re starting with a blank energy slate, and you can then intentionally program it with your own positive energy.

    Additionally, you should also cleanse your crystal regularly, especially if it’s in a piece of jewelry you wear often or if it’s one that you carry with you throughout the day. Your crystals continue to hold and store energy, and if they’re holding onto too much energy, they start to lose their effectiveness. Cleansing your crystals releases this energy and allows them to be fully effective for you.

    Luckily, cleansing crystals is easy. Use any of the methods below for cleansing your crystals and releasing trapped and stored energy within.

    Sage: Using a firesafe bowl or abalone shell to catch any burning embers and/or ash, light your sage and immerse the crystal in the smoke for thirty to sixty seconds. While you can do this anywhere, I prefer to do this either outside or near an open window. On top of safety reasons, it allows any negative energy to rise and disappear into the air, ensuring it doesn’t remain in your sacred space. (You can also use Palo Santo in place of Sage if you prefer.)

    Water: For this method, I like to use clean, natural water like a creek, river, or stream, but it’s totally okay (and often easier) to use a faucet as well. Hold your stone beneath the surface or underneath the running water to cleanse. Just make sure to first do a quick Google search or consult a book on crystals to make sure water is safe for your stone. You don’t want to use this method for soft stones like Selenite.

    Use Selenite or Clear Quartz: Selenite and Clear Quartz are unique in that they’re able to cleanse and purify other crystals. Lay your crystal on a piece of Selenite or Clear Quartz for at least twenty-four hours. If you can’t place your crystal on top, you can also place them side-by-side with their edges touching.

    Nature: Nature is a powerful healer, not just for humans but for crystals as well. Lay your crystals out in nature and let them experience the healing presence of the earth for a day. You can place crystals on the soil, on a tree branch, on a potted plant, among the blades of grass, in your garden, or anywhere else outside where you feel a sense of peace and harmony.

    Sun: Many crystals love the bright energy and light of the sun. Just make sure first that this is safe for your stone. Some stones, like Amethyst, shouldn’t be placed directly in the sun for too long.

    Moon: You can place your crystals outside overnight anytime, but this is especially powerful during the Full Moon when the moonlight is brightest.

    How to Program Crystals

    Programming crystals is all about setting intentions. This allows you to truly align with why you chose this crystal and what guidance, answers, or healing you hope it can provide for you.

    It helps to come up with a sentence or two that aligns with the intention you want to set. For instance, if you want to embrace more creativity in your life, your intention might be, “I am filled with inspired ideas and unlimited creativity. Limitless creativity is always at my fingertips.” For protection from external negative energy, your intention may be, “I am protected from negative energy. All of the energy that flows within and around me supports my highest good and total wellbeing.

    To begin programming your crystal, find a quiet spot where you’ll be free from outside noise and external distractions. You may want to light candles or cleanse your space with sage before you begin. Do what feels most comfortable for you.

    Hold your crystal within your palm and close your eyes. Visualize your intentions coming to life. For instance, to manifest more creativity, visualize yourself living your most creative life. Feel the positive feelings associated with embracing your inner creativity. Continue your visualization until you feel that the crystal has been programmed with your intention. (This will simply be an inner knowing.)

    Some people like to begin by raising their crystal to their lips and gently blowing on the crystal. As you breathe, internally state your intention, repeating this for several minutes. If this practice feels comfortable for you, you can add it to your programming ritual.

    How to Use Crystals

    There are several ways you can use crystals, some of which are more passive and others that require more active involvement. Even during the more passive practices, though, it’s still important to keep your intention in mind. Return to this intention throughout the day, and acknowledge the work your crystal is doing for you.

    Wear Crystals as Jewelry: Rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings aren’t only beautiful, but they offer an easy way to keep your crystals nearby throughout the day. By wearing your gemstones as jewelry, your chosen stones can protect your energy, calm your mind, and soothe your spirit.

    Meditate with Crystals: If you already have a meditation practice, or are looking to start one, crystals can be a profound addition to your practice. As you meditate, you can hold your crystal(s) in your palms or near your heart center. You can also place the stones over their corresponding energy center (chakra) while laying down. To learn more about chakras, check out my introduction to your body’s energy centers here. And to learn about specific chakra healing crystals and stones, check out this post.

    Keep in Your Office/Workspace: Keep your gemstones visible in your office or workspace, or if you have a job that requires you to walk around, see if you can keep it in your pocket or somewhere accessible to you. Blue Lace Agate is the perfect crystal to keep with you while you work as it calms your mind, soothes your spirit, and helps you to maintain tranquility. Black Tourmaline is another one of my favorites because it protects you from external negative energy.

    Create a Sacred Space: Crystals, candles, essential oils, pillows, books, plants . . . any and all of these components can be used to create a sacred space for yourself. Whatever you want to include, make your sacred space your own. Allow it to be a safe place filled with positive, healing energy. You can fill your sacred space with as many crystals as you want. Allow this to be a place where you can meditate, journal, or simply sit and hold your crystals, restoring harmony and peace within. For creating your own sacred space, check out my post, How to Create a Meditation Table (A Complete Guide to Creating Your Own Sacred Space).

    Create a Crystal Grid: More on this below!

    How to Use Crystal Grids

    A crystal grid is a special geometric layout of stones formed with a specific intention in mind, such as to heal one or more of your chakras. The central stone in the grid corresponds with your intention, and the surrounding stones amplify your intentions and support the flow of positive energy.

    To begin creating your grid, you first want to set your intention. Why are you creating this grid today? Know that there are no wrong answers. Maybe you want to manifest abundance. Maybe you want to align with your highest self. Or maybe you want to cultivate the courage and strength to make a big step in your personal life. Whatever your intention is, take a moment to align with it and allow it to guide you as you create your grid.

    After you’ve set your intention, you can begin creating your grid. To do this, you’ll want to pick your grid shape (triangle, circle, square) and which crystals and gemstones you want to incorporate into your crystal grid. Choose crystals that coincide with your intention. For instance, if your intention is to open your heart and cultivate more self-love, you might incorporate crystals such as Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, and Clear Quartz. Place the stone that most powerfully resonates with your intention in the center; this is called the Anchor Stone. Place the other stones around the Anchor Stone in the specific layout you’ve chosen. If this is your first time creating a crystal grid, it may help to use a grid template. You can find some on Amazon (I’ve linked to a few below) or online. I really like this article from Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy on how to create a crystal grid, and it also includes links to a free template pack.

    You don’t have to only include crystals in your grid, though. Do you have a locket from your grandmother that represents unconditional love to you? Use this powerful loving energy in your grid!

    Finally, you can activate the grid by stating your intention aloud. You can also use a clear quartz point to activate your crystal grid. The article I linked to above gives a detailed explanation on how to use a clear quartz point to activate your grid.

    Now that your crystal grid’s ready, you’ll want to make a point of sitting with your grid daily to connect with its energy. I like to do this through meditation, but if you don’t meditate, you can simply sit in front of it. Think back to your intention. If your intention is to cultivate more self-love and self-compassion, feel the energy of unconditional love flowing to and through you.

    Crystal Grids

    How to Use Crystal Pendulums

    A pendulum is a string, cord, or chain with a small object at the end. This object is usually a triangular shaped crystal, but some pendulums will have objects made of wood, stone, metal, or glass on the end. Pendulums are most often used to gain clarity and insight into a question or issue you may be having. The practice of crystal dowsing or pendulum dowsing means to use your pendulum to receive guidance on a situation that has arisen for you.

    There’s no rules about what kind of situation this might be, or whether it’s objectively big or small. You might turn to your pendulum for help on finding your lost car keys or for guidance on what to eat for dinner tonight. You can also turn to it for guidance on whether you should leave your job or move across the country or fully commit to that new person you’ve started seeing.

    There’s a lot more to be said about the power of the pendulum, and if you’re curious to learn more, I encourage you to read my blog post on all things pendulum-related here.

    For this post, we’re going to skip right to the how-to’s: how to use a crystal pendulum to receive guidance on any situation you may be encountering in your current experience.

    Before you use your pendulum, you’ll want to cleanse and charge it as outlined in the steps for cleansing and programming crystals above. Consider the time you spend working with your pendulum to be sacred, removing distractions so that you can focus solely on the connection between you and the pendulum.

    Here are the essential steps for using a pendulum. Again, I go into a bit more detail in the blog post I linked to above.

    1. Sit in a comfortable position holding your pendulum between your thumb and forefinger (using your dominant hand). Hold the pendulum out in front of you until it becomes motionless.
    2. If this is the first time you’re using your pendulum, you’ll want to learn how it communicates. To do this, you can simply say, “Please show me a yes response.” Patiently watch and wait for the pendulum to start moving; it might move side-to-side, back-and-forth, clockwise, or counterclockwise. Make note of the direction it moves. This is your “yes” response. Do the same thing for a “no” response. If you’d like, you can also ask for a “maybe” or “neutral” response. You can also ask questions you already know the answer to, such as your name, birthday, and where you live. Just make sure to formulate your questions in a “yes/no” format.
    3. Once you’re comfortable with your pendulum and understand how it communicates, you can begin asking it deeper questions. (Or keep it lighthearted, if you’d like.) Just remember to phrase your questions to have yes/no answers, and be as specific as possible to get clear answers
    4. You can also use your pendulum for help finding lost items or people. If you lost your keys, hold the pendulum over a map of your house and let it lead you to the right location. On a larger scale, you can hold the pendulum over a map of a city, state, or even the world.
    5. Again, for deeper insight into pendulums, I definitely encourage you to check out my post, How to Use a Pendulum (A Complete Guide).

    Pendulums and Pendulum Products

    How to Use Crystals for Manifestation

    Manifestation is the practice of visualizing your dreams and vibrating at the frequency of your desires as if they’ve already come true. This belief is rooted in the idea that what we give out, we get back. So if you vibrate at the frequency of love, you attract more love to you. If you vibrate at the frequency of abundance, you attract more abundance to you. And if you vibrate at the frequency of joy, you attract more joyful experiences into your life.

    So how exactly do crystals help with manifestation? Crystals help you to become the energy of what it is that you want to manifest. They restore harmony and balance within you and empower you to live as your highest and most authentic self. If you want to manifest love, your chosen crystal isn’t simply helping you to attract love; it’s gently guiding you to release any blockages and barriers you may have to receiving love and helping you to heal any pain you may be holding onto. Your crystal will guide you to cultivate a deep sense of love within so that you truly become the embodiment of love. And by becoming the embodiment of love, you become a magnet for more love to flow into your life.

    To use crystals for manifestation, you’ll want to follow the steps outlined above for cleansing and programming crystals. My favorite way to program a crystal for manifestation is to hold it in my hands during meditation and visualize my dreams and desires coming true while feeling all of the positive, high-vibe emotions related to my dreams.

    Below, I’ve listed some of the powerful crystals that help with manifesting different emotions and experiences into your life. You can use any of the methods I outlined in the How to Use Crystals section to help you get started with using crystals to manifest what you desire. I will note that when it comes to using crystals for manifestation, I recommend being intentional with placement whenever possible. If you’re keeping a crystal nearby, think of the ways you can amplify the crystal’s powers. For instance, if you want to manifest financial abundance, you might keep a small Citrine crystal in your wallet or purse. Want to manifest creative ideas? Keep a Carnelian gemstone in your creative studio or with all of your art supplies.

    Crystals for Manifestation

    • Manifest Abundance: Citrine, Pyrite, Clear Quartz, Tiger’s Eye
    • Manifest Love: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Pink Topaz, Emerald
    • Manifest Friendship: Pink Opal, Citrine
    • Manifest Health: Garnet, Bloodstone, Clear Quartz, Selenite
    • Manifest Creativity: Carnelian, Citrine, Amethyst

    To boost your manifestation powers, pair the crystals above with Aventurine, Goldstone, or Jade, which are all powerful amplifier crystals.

    Best Crystals for Beginners

    If you’re just starting your crystal collection, I’ve listed some of the best crystals to start with below. However, don’t be afraid to walk into a crystal shop or scroll through an online crystal store and simply find the ones that speak to you. When I bought my first crystal, I knew absolutely nothing about crystals and simply admired them for their beauty. I picked out a beautiful Amethyst crystal that called to me, and it’s still one of my absolute favorites to this day.

    • Clear Quartz: Clarity, Manifestation, Healing, Spiritual Growth
    • Selenite: Purity, Peace, Light, Clarity, Consciousness
    • Amethyst: Peace, Spirituality, Intuition, Calmness, Wisdom
    • Rose Quartz: Love, Compassion, Peace, Friendship
    • Citrine: Joy, Abundance, Prosperity, Energy
    • Black Tourmaline: Energy Protection, Grounding

    Also remember that Clear Quartz and Selenite have the special ability of cleansing other crystals, so I definitely recommend having at least one of these crystals in your collection.

    Crystal Sets


    Do you use crystals in your daily life? What are your favorite practices for using crystals? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

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    Meaningful Gifts for Spiritual People (for 2021)

    Looking for high-quality and meaningful gifts for the spiritual people in your life? The gifts below are thoughtfully selected to encourage and support your loved ones’ spiritual journeys. Recently updated with even more thoughtful gifts for 2021!

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    Gifts for Spiritual People

    Gift shopping is never easy, especially when you’re looking for thoughtful and sincere gifts to show someone that you truly care. I’ve spent hours searching online and in stores for the perfect gifts for family and friends only to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices out there.

    Which is why I created this gift guide.

    I’ve turned to gift guides in the past only to get disappointed when they’re filled with expensive iPads and laptops and video game consoles. I didn’t want to do that here, so most of the items are between $20 – $40 with some a little less and others a little more. The only $100+ item is a necklace in the Jewelry section, but it’s balanced out with other beautiful and more affordable items.

    Below are 60+ meaningful gifts for spiritual people divided into 11 sections. These gifts are thoughtfully selected to support, encourage, and inspire one’s spiritual journey while showing you truly value their presence in your life.

    (For even more ideas, check out my Favorites page, filled with self-care essentials, meditation products, and more!)

    Spiritual Books

    Books are one of the best all-around gift ideas because they’re thoughtful, considerate, and last forever. Because there are so many books to choose from, it shows a lot of care when you select a particular book for someone. Of course, the vast amount of choices can also make it overwhelming to pick just one or two. Below are some of my favorite spirituality-centered books on topics like mindfulness, manifestation, faith, joy, enlightenment, and creating a beautiful life.

    Journals and Notebooks

    Journaling is one of the most powerful ways to truly connect to your inner self. For guided journaling, I love ones that have inspiring prompts like the Super Attractor journal. A gratitude journal is great for someone who may be short on time as it encourages them to write just a few things they’re thankful for every morning. And I’m a bit of a compulsive notebook buyer, so I also love the gorgeous notebooks for journaling, taking notes, and displaying as beautiful office decor.

    Affirmation & Oracle Cards

    Oracle cards are essentially spiritual card decks that aren’t confined to super strict rules or structure. When you choose a card, you follow your intuition to decipher its meaning. The meaning you perceive or interpret might be different than what someone else interprets, and that’s totally okay. Oracle cards make a wonderful gift because they allow the recipient a way to truly get in touch with their intuition, and you can find some absolutely beautiful ones like the card decks below. If you’re unsure about standard oracle decks, I definitely recommend affirmation decks as they’re truly uplifting and inspiring, and they make for a super thoughtful gift.

    For more ideas on how to use affirmation cards, plus recommendations for some of my favorites, check out my post, How to Use Affirmation Cards (With Recommendations).

    Gabrielle Bernstein Card Decks

    I’ve seen a lot of different types of affirmation and tarot cards, and Gabrielle Bernstein’s are some of the most beautiful and inspiring ones out there. The Spirit Junkie cards are her latest deck, and it might just be my new favorite. The watercolor images are stunning, and I love the inspiring messages designed to uplift and empower spiritual junkies to let their light shine and be a force for good. (But truly, you can’t go wrong with any of these card decks.)

    Moon Decor

    Just add one moon decor product,” they said.

    It’ll be easy,” they said.

    I separated the moon decor from the other home decor items because it is, in fact, not easy to choose just one product. All of these items would make a beautiful addition to anyone’s meditation room, office, dorm room, apartment, or bedroom. And these are exactly the types of gifts that evoke tiny gasps and starry gazes when they get opened.

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    Spiritual Decor

    Beautiful home decor is always a good gift idea, especially when you choose something special that truly reflects your recipient’s taste. I also love when I know it’s something that they’re going to love but wouldn’t normally buy themselves. These gift items are perfect for meditators, crystal lovers, and anyone on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.

    Beautiful Tapestry

    Again, I wanted to choose just one here, but I couldn’t. Tapestry makes a great gift item that can be used in any room. I love using tapestry as wall decor, but they can also be used as curtains, tablecloths, picnic blankets, and so much more. I especially love the tapestry below for one’s yoga or meditation room, or just anywhere they want to feel calm, serene, and/or inspired.

    Wall Decor

    If you know your intended recipient has some extra space on their walls, wall decor always makes for a super thoughtful gift. I especially love to gift wall decor that includes inspiring quotes to uplift a person throughout the day. All of these options can be used in any room, and they’re inspirational without being too over-the-top.

    Chakra Books & Accessories

    If you know someone who is just starting their spiritual journey but may not know all about chakras yet, then chakra items make a great gift to support them on their journey. And even if your intended recipient already has a strong understanding of chakras, items like the Tree of Life Wall Hanger and Energy Generator Pyramid make for beautifully thoughtful gifts that any spiritual seeker will love.

    Positive Energy & EMF Protection

    EMF stands for Electromagnetic Fields (or Electric and Magnetic Fields), also known as radiation. These fields are emitted from cell phones, microwaves, and other electronic devices. There are varying levels of concerns about EMFs, so this can definitely be a “know your recipient” type of gift. The items below are also great for chakra balancing, and they make beautiful decor pieces.

    Jewelry

    If you’re shopping for a jewelry lover, then it’s pretty hard to go wrong with choosing jewelry as a gift. Moons and lotus flowers both have rich symbolism in the spiritual world, and the pieces below are absolutely stunning. I’m also a big fan of the Joycuff inspirational bracelets like the one below. They offer a huge selection of inspirational quotes, so you’re sure to find at least one that will perfectly fit your intended recipient.


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    Mindfulness for Kids: 33 Awesome Gift Ideas for 2020

    Looking for some unique gift inspiration for the kids in your life this year? Check out these 33 awesome gift ideas that all center around mindfulness for kids! Below, I break down all the gift ideas into age groups so you can narrow down exactly what you’re looking for!

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    Mindfulness for Kids

    Mindfulness is non-judgmental, conscious awareness in the present moment.

    But what does this mean, exactly?

    It simply means living in the present moment without judging yourself or your thoughts. It’s the ability to step outside of yourself and observe your thoughts and actions without letting the inner bully criticize your every move. And it’s the opposite of the autopilot mode, where we’re unconsciously performing actions without thinking.

    Mindfulness allows us to honor and recognize the beauty, value, and importance of this moment right now.

    So how exactly do we teach kids about such an important concept, and even more, how do we make it so it’s actually something they want to do?

    Mindfulness can actually be a truly fun and uplifting skill for kids to learn as there are so many different ways to practice it! Activities like gratitude journals, affirmation cards, books, card games, yoga, meditation, art, and sensory learning are all awesome ways to bring mindfulness into your child’s life.

    Below, I list 33 awesome mindfulness gifts for kids. I’ve broken down the gifts into age groups, but be sure to check out the gifts in neighboring age groups as many of these gifts can be used for multiple age brackets! (I especially love the games for the whole family as they allow the entire family to spend quality time together while building important mindfulness skills!)

    0 – 3 Years

    Mindful Baby Board Book Set

    This Mindful Baby Board Book Set includes four books that come in a convenient slip case. The four books (Calm, Nature, Sleepy, and Happy) are all about teaching little ones to use their senses to experience everyday joy. They’re colorful, sweet, simple, and a perfect way to start incorporating mindfulness into a child’s life.

    Baby Loves Calm: An ABC of Mindfulness

    This is another simple and sweet book for teaching your child the ABCs through mindfulness-related words, such as “B is for Breathe,” and “C is for Calm.” Baby Loves Calm: An ABC of Mindfulness is a cute and uplifting way to introduce any child to the ABC’s and mindfulness at the same time!

    Breathe, Baby, Breathe: An ABC Guide to Mindfulness

    Breathe, Baby, Breathe is another sweet ABC guide to mindfulness that follows little Leila as she learns how to navigate negative emotions through using mindfulness. And be sure to check out its companion book, The Mindfulness Room. These books can be used for years as they’re great for older kids as well.

    Baby’s Big World: Mindfulness

    The Baby’s Big World: Mindfulness Board Book has sweet and simple illustrations, and it teaches little ones mindfulness concepts through simple instructions like squeezing your fingers and putting your hands to your chest. If you like this book, be sure to check out the Baby’s Big World: Yoga Board Book as well!

    Mind Body Baby: Meditation

    The Mind Body Baby: Meditation Board Book is a wonderful book for teaching little ones the basics of meditation with simple instructions that carry profound lessons for years to come.

    Baby Rainmaker – Rain Stick Toy

    Recognizing sensory observations is one of the foundations of mindfulness, so any toys that stimulate sensory learning are perfect for cultivating mindfulness for children at a young age. I love this Baby Rainmaker – Rain Stick Mini Toy (8 inches) because it’s colorful and makes soothing rain sounds (unlike some of the harsher and louder baby toys out there).

    13.8 Inch Wooden Rainmaker Rain Stick

    For something that has a slightly different look and is a few inches bigger, be sure to check out this Wooden Rainmaker Rain Stick made of natural wood. I love the smooth outer appearance and the elegant look that allows little ones to explore colors, sounds, and movements.

    Splashin’kids Crawl Along Game Ball

    This Splashin’kids Crawl Along Game Ball is a great toy for helping babies learn body awareness. It also keeps them engaged and focused while stimulating sensory learning through sound, sight, and touch. These are some of the very foundations of mindfulness that a child can build upon as they get older!

    4 – 8 Years

    Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere

    Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated book that includes 30 short and simple breathing practices and movements to help teach kids the basic foundations of mindfulness, including how to manage their breath and emotions. It’s playful, whimsical, and easily accessible for all. Both you and your kids will love this book, and best of all, the simple practices can be done pretty much anywhere!

    The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids

    This is one of my absolute favorite items on this list. The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids includes daily spreads for your child to write three things they’re thankful for, one person who brought them joy that day, an emotion for the day, and the best part of their day (with space to draw or write about it.) This is a truly wonderful way to help your child cultivate positivity, joy, and gratitude for their daily blessings.

    Kids Gratitude Journal

    For another cute design option, the Kids Gratitude Journal is another uplifting and encouraging journal for kids to practice gratitude and mindfulness!

    Daily Positive Affirmations for Kids

    I just said the gratitude journal is one of my favorite items on this list, but these Daily Positive Affirmation Cards rank right up there. First, I have to note that these aren’t confined to the predefined age ranges I use in this list, so these will work for older kids as well. What I love about these cards is that not only do they have empowering affirmations written on them, but they also have short activities related to the affirmation on each card. For instance, on the “I am open to new possibilities,” card, it says, “I am going to try a new activity today.” Positive, uplifting, and super empowering all in one!

    Kids Yoga Cards

    This is the perfect way to introduce yoga to your children in a way that makes it easy, fun, and something they actually look forward to. These Kids Yoga Cards include 54 educational flash cards, 7 sequences with yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditations, and affirmations. One of the things I love most about these cards is that the cards are color-coded, so you can easily see which cards/poses are meant for calm and grounding, which are energy boosters, etc.

    Yoga Mat

    And to go with the cards above, gifting a child their very own yoga mat will add an extra special feeling to their yoga practice. I love these Gaiam Kids Yoga Mats because they’re high-quality and come in designs for both boys and girls. Dimensions are 60″ L x 24″ W x 3mm thick.

    Yoga Dice

    Okay, last yoga recommendation in this age bracket. These Yoga Dice make for a fun way to learn yoga, and it also encourages teamwork to complete a shared goal. I love that this doesn’t pit players against each other but rather encourages everyone to win together.

    The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck

    The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck is a deck of 30 cards that include breathing practices, guided movements, and positive practices that allow kids to explore their inner worlds, learn how to navigate their emotions in a fun and safe way, and reflect on topics they might not otherwise think about. This deck is able to touch upon these topics in a truly fun and playful way, and the illustrations on the cards are beautiful, soothing, and captivating.

    4E’s Expandable Breathing Ball

    This Expandable Breathing Ball expands from 5.6 inches to 12 inches and is a wonderful stress and anxiety reliever for children. It helps kids to practice deep breathing as they can inhale while expanding the ball and exhale while contracting it. It also can be used in yoga and meditation and is a great way to help kids learn how to become focused and centered. I love that these are colorful, fun, and feel like a toy even though they have a functional use. Plus, this is one of those toys for children that the adults will want to use, too!

    9 – 13 Years

    OUR MOMENTS Kids: 100 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters

    OUR MOMENTS Kids contains a deck of 100 question cards that parents and kids can answer together. This is not only a great way to cultivate strong relationships through open and relaxed conversations, but it gives kids a voice and allows them to really practice their speaking and listening skills (because you’ll be answering the questions, too). This is a great activity to do around the dinner table or during a long car ride. I love this idea as a family gift for all that you can share and use together!

    Growth Mindset Thoughts and Affirmations

    These uplifting and encouraging Growth Mindset Thoughts and Affirmation Cards are the perfect way to cultivate positivity and mindfulness in your child’s life. Truly, many of these affirmations are the same ones I use as a fully grown adult. Empowering statements like, “I am focused and ready to work hard today,” and “I embrace challenges because they help me to learn and grow,” are a wonderful way to for a child (and the rest of us adults…) to start their day with a positive mindset. Plus, your kid will truly be excited to pick a new card every morning and see what they get!

    Mindfulness Game

    This is the game I wish we had when I was growing up. The Mindfulness Game comes with three decks: Guess, Connect, and Experiment. Guess includes questions that allows players to guess each other’s answers and see how well they know each other. Connect allows players to connect through self-reflection and learning mindfulness skills. And Experiment gets players moving through yoga, meditation, observations, and experiments. This is a game the entire family will love, and it’s an awesome way to connect while learning important mindfulness practices and lessons.

    Yoga Mat

    I’m including this in almost all of the categories because it’s such a profound practice at any age. This Kid/Tween/Adult Yoga Mat is a great buy because it comes in two color and size options, and it also has a free app for mindful based learning. If you’re buying for multiple kids, this Kid’s Short Yoga Mat is also a great, affordable option.

    I AM A LEADER: A 90-Day Leadership Journal For Kids

    When I discovered this I AM A Leader: A 90-Day Leadership Journal for Kids, I was surprised to find that mindfulness and gratitude are central concepts in its pages. It’s filled with gratitude and reflection prompts and helps kids reflect upon positive concepts like gratitude, confidence, and growth mindset. It also includes a Happiness Tracker and an Energy Tracker as well as a guide to a 3-minute mindfulness practice.

    Totem Game

    I love and adore this game so, so much. This is the perfect game if you have multiple kids, or if you’re gifting this to a family with multiple kids. Totem is a card game in which the cards have positive attributes and traits on them. (For instance, “You listen in a sincere and genuine manner.”) Players choose cards that they think fit you, and then you put the cards in order of what you think best fits you. Although there is a competitive element to this game, it’s less about the competition and more about kindness, profound appreciation, and lifting each other up (and building self-esteem).

    Sensory Snake Cube Twist Puzzle

    This one’s a fun little stocking stuffer idea. These Neliblu Sensory Snake Cube Twist Puzzles come in a pack of three and are perfect for decreasing stress and cultivating focus and attention. It acts as a brain teaser and encourages mental exercise as there are seemingly infinite amounts of shapes you can make with these cubes.

    14 – 17 Years

    Buddha Board

    I absolutely love this Buddha Board. For one, it’s a wonderful way to express one’s creativity, but even more substantially, it’s a way to find inner calm and practice mindfulness (without even realizing you’re doing it.) The idea behind a Buddha Board is that you can create whatever you want on the board, knowing that you’re not going to keep the image you create. As the water evaporates, the image disappears, leaving you with a blank slate to create something new. This is the perfect way to learn how to embrace mindfulness in one’s daily life and a great gift for teens to help them find peace and calm when feeling stressed out.

    Infinity Cube

    I’ve actually purchased this JOEYANK Infinity Cube for multiple family members (teenagers and adults) and it’s been a hit every time. It comes beautifully packaged and is not only a great stress reliever, but it’s also a soothing way to enhance focus, creativity, and thought.

    Japanese Zen Garden

    This Japanese Zen Garden is sweet, calming, and a perfect little retreat for a teenager, especially after a stressful day. Drawing in the sand is just one method of releasing anxiety while also cultivating focus, flow, and creativity. And to enhance this even further, be sure to check out the Deluxe Zen Garden Tool Kid Accessories for beautiful add-ons to create a peaceful, calming retreat.

    The Mindfulness Journal for Teens

    The Mindfulness Journal for Teens is an awesome journal that includes writing prompts, breathing exercises, inspirational quotes, powerful affirmations, and easy meditations. Being a teenager can often be stressful and overwhelming, so I love that this journal helps teens to clear their mind, find their inner calm, and learn how to mindfully deal with one thing at a time.

    Meditation Cushion

    A meditation cushion is the perfect way to support and encourage teenagers to begin their own powerful meditation practice. It also increases comfort and helps to align the spine, which allows for better breathing and a better all-around practice. I absolutely love this Florensi Meditation Cushion. It comes in multiple colors and is an awesome addition to a teenager’s bedroom. For something more streamlined with solid colors, check out the Waterglider International Zafu Meditation Pillow. I love the color options this one has!

    Be You Card Deck for Teens

    The Be You Card Deck for Teens contains 60 mindfulness practices, including practices to ease stress, manage anxiety, deal with anger and depression, boost self-confidence, and realize one’s full potential. This card deck truly empowers teens and helps them to build important mindfulness and self-care skills that will stick with them for life.

    Yoga Gear

    I love the idea of gifting yoga gear to teenagers and helping to cultivate a practice that will benefit them for years to come. Yoga won’t only help them to develop a more positive and loving relationship with their body, but it teaches important mindfulness principles like staying in the present moment. A yoga mat is the perfect tool to start building a yoga practice. This BalanceFrom GoYoga+ All-Purpose Yoga Mat comes with a carrying case and knee pad, and it’s also super durable and comes in multiple colors. If you want to add to this, you could also include some Gaiam Essentials Yoga Blocks (Set of 2).

    Affirmation Cards

    Affirmation cards are a powerful mindfulness tool for kids and adults of any age. Not only are they uplifting, but they help teens to cultivate a positive mindset and to realize they have power over their thoughts. These Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards to Help You Help Yourself – Without the Self-Helpy-Ness! cards are some of my all-time favorites because they’re fun and uplifting but don’t take themselves too seriously.

    5-Minute Gratitude Journal

    And last but not least, this 5-Minute Gratitude Journal isn’t actually marketed toward teens, but I think it’s the perfect gift for a teen as the short prompts are a wonderful way to cultivate positivity, gratitude, practice. Here’s a few examples of the prompts:

    • One beautiful reason to be happy right now
    • An unforgettable memory I treasure
    • One of the best parts of being me

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    18 Inspirational Gifts to Encourage and Uplift (For 2020)

    Below, discover 18 thoughtful gift ideas to encourage, uplift, and inspire! These inspirational gifts make great presents for family, friends, coworkers, and loved ones and are sure to be a hit at all of your holiday gift-giving festivities.

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    Inspirational Gifts

    When choosing a gift for someone, there’s something especially thoughtful about picking something that will uplift, encourage, and inspire a person to have confidence and go after their dreams. Often, these are the types of gifts that a person keeps for years, and they can have a profound positive effect on the recipient’s life.

    Whether it’s inspiring books, powerful affirmation and mindfulness cards, beautiful jewelry, or uplifting home decor, there are tons of awesome gift ideas that can positively influence a person’s life.

    Below, I list 18 inspirational gifts that have the power to encourage anyone to believe in themselves and go confidently in the direction of their dreams. And for more gift ideas, be sure to check out my post, 15 Best Meditation Gift Ideas for 2020.

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    Books

    Books are one of the best all-around gift ideas because they work for all age groups, and by selectively choosing a book for somebody, you show thoughtfulness and care in your choices. They also stand up to the test of time, so when you purchase a book for someone, it’s truly a gift they can keep forever.

    There are so many incredible books out there, your biggest predicament with giving a book as a gift is deciding what to choose!

    Here are some of my favorite inspirational books that have encouraged and inspired me to think big, go after my dreams, and live my best life:

    Affirmation Cards

    Affirmation cards are the perfect way to bring some encouragement and inspiration to a person’s day. Each deck usually comes with about 40 to 50 cards, and each card has a positive, uplifting affirmation written on it. Your gift recipient can choose a different card each morning to start their day with some high-vibe, positive energy.

    I absolutely love these beautifully illustrated Lamare Affirmation Cards with 40 positive affirmations cards that come in a classy gift box. They’re elegant, gorgeous, and truly uplifting!

    For something a little more lighthearted and quirky, check out these Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards to Help You Help Yourself – Without The Self-Helpy-Ness! These are fun and playful and will bring cheer to anyone on your gift list.

    Motivational Quote Cards

    Like affirmation cards, motivational quote cards are a great way to uplift, inspire, and bring an extra dose of positivity to anyone’s day. I’ve kept motivational quote cards on my desk for years, and I love to change the card each morning and read what new source of inspiration is waiting for me.

    Another awesome idea is to keep the deck yourself, but choose different quote cards from the deck for different people and slide it into a letter or add it to a Christmas, birthday, or graduation present.

    I adore these coaster-sized Dessie Motivational Cards with 63 unique inspirational quote cards. They’re cute, inspiring, and the perfect way to uplift family, friends, and coworkers.

    Inspirational Jewelry

    Inspirational jewelry is one of my favorite gift ideas because it’s truly something your gift recipient can keep with them throughout their entire day. From necklaces to bracelets, there’s no shortage of beautiful pieces to choose from, and I also love that this makes a great gift for anyone at any age.

    These Joycuff Bracelets are the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Each bracelet has a different message engraved inside, and there’s an assortment of message choices, so you can choose the one that best fits your gift recipient. And this simple yet stunning “You Are Limitless” necklace is an absolute showstopper. The inverted triangle represents limitless strength and bravery, a message that will absolutely uplift and touch the heart of your recipient.

    Mindfulness Jar

    What is a mindfulness jar, exactly? Generally, it’s a jar that has 31 different folded slips of paper on it. Each slip of paper has a different mindfulness activity printed on it. Every morning, the person who owns the jar picks a new slip of paper and performs that mindfulness activity sometime during the day. This is a great way to cultivate new, positive habits and to embrace mindfulness in your daily life. As a gift, this is super unique and thoughtful and shows that you put real care into your gift selection.

    With time and creativity, this is definitely a gift you could make yourself. If you want to purchase something that’s ready to go, this Rustic Mindfulness Jar is absolutely perfect. It’s well-packaged and already well-suited for gift-giving, and the activities are thoughtful and easy enough for even a super busy person to carry out. For something a little different, you could also go for The Little Calm and Happy Company Positive Quotes Jar. This one has 30 mindfulness quotes in it that give simple yet powerful messages to remind you to stay patient, live in the present moment, and embrace all of life’s ups and downs.

    Desk Calendar with Quotes

    Just like the motivational quote cards, this is a perfect gift for daily encouragement and inspiration. Your recipient can put this on their desk (or anywhere else they’re sure to see it) and get a new uplifting quote every single day.

    I absolutely love the RYVE Motivational Daily Flip Calendar for so many reasons. Beyond the fact that it’s gorgeous, I love that it doesn’t just have inspirational quotes, but it has motivating self-reflection prompts as well. And even better? It doesn’t have days of the week printed on it, so it can actually be used year after year.

    Self-Care Cards

    Like the other cards on this list, self-care cards allow a person to pick a different card every day and perform the activity on the card. This Self Care Bucket List box has 100 cards completely dedicated to helping you to destress and focus on your own happiness. The cards are color-coded, so depending on your mood, you can choose a yellow card for a challenge, a red card for loving yourself or others, or green for a reminder to enjoy life’s journey. Activities range from cuddling someone or something to walking in the rain to decluttering your wardrobe.

    I love this as a thoughtful gift idea because it’s one of those things that someone likely really needs but would never buy themselves. It’s also another super considerate gift that shows that you truly put thought into your selection. And, more than anything, it shows that you care.

    Gratitude Journal

    Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the world to create profound positive change in a person’s life. It’s an extraordinarily simple practice to perform, but actually remembering to choose gratitude throughout the day and to look for things to be grateful for can be hard, especially when we’re caught in the stresses of every day life.

    That’s why I love gratitude journals. Most only require a few minutes of your time in the mornings and/or evenings, but their effects go a long way. One of my favorites is this Gratitude Day and Night Reflection Journal. Every morning, you can write your daily focus, some uplifting affirmations, and things you’re grateful for and excited about that day. At night, it gives you space to reflect on good things that happened that day and positive thoughts to carry you to sleep. These are powerful habits for a person to cultivate, and it makes for a super thoughtful present that will have a profound effect on anyone you gift it to.

    Coffee Mug

    Coffee mugs are a classic gift because you can personalize your choice for the recipient to fit their style and aesthetic. Plus, on top of drinking coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and other toasty beverages, mugs can also be used as decor in the home or office. (I have four coffee mugs sitting on the shelf above me that I use as inspirational decor.) Mugs are also great because you can pair it with other gifts like a deck of affirmation cards, or you can add some tea or hot chocolate packets, or even a gift card to the recipient’s favorite coffee shop.

    This White-and-Gold “She Believed She Could So She Did” Mug is perfect for the woman in your life who is out there kicking butt and making her dreams come true. I also adore this “Magical Unicorn” Mug with an image of a unicorn on the front and the words “Believe in yourself,” on the back. It’s both inspiring and adorable!

    Positive Energy Throw Blanket

    If your gift recipient is anything like me, then blankets are pretty much the greatest gift ever. I’ve lost count of how many throw blankets I own, but I can tell you this: there is never, ever such thing as too many.

    This Chanasya Throw Blanket is the blanket of my dreams: soft, plush, warm, and super snuggly. Plus, it comes in multiple color and size choices, and it has uplifting words printed across its surface so you can quite literally wrap yourself in positivity. Maybe it’s my love of warmth speaking, but I can’t think of anything better to uplift, encourage, and inspire.

    Organic Bath Bombs

    Keeping up with the warm and cozy routine, gifting bath bombs and other bath products is basically like gifting somebody self-care in a box. Bath bombs help to moisturize the skin while giving you the chance to relax and destress. And to add an inspirational element to the gift, you can choose a set that has inspirational messages written on the wrapping. These Organic Bath Bombs with Inspirational Messages come beautifully packaged, and each bath bomb has an encouraging phrase on it, like “You Are Beautiful,” and “Dream Big.” This makes for the perfect gift for anyone looking to add some extra self-care practices to their life.

    Scented Candles

    And since we’re on the theme of self-care, candles are another gift that contribute to a person’s total wellbeing. There’s just something comforting about a candle’s soft glow, especially in the midst of darkness. Candles are also often used in meditation, so this could be an addition to someone’s meditation practice as well. This Scented Candles Gift Set makes the perfect gift because it already comes beautifully packaged, and the colors on it are gorgeous. I especially like that the candles are made from natural soy wax and pure-grade natural essential oils with a lead-free organic cotton wick. The scents are also light and pleasant, so they won’t give off that overpowering aroma that some candles emit.

    Empowering Questions Cards

    I was trying not to fill up this list with card decks, but I had to add one more because of how profoundly powerful it is. Card decks that challenge you to answer questions about yourself that you may never have even thought about can truly reframe your entire perspective. When you’re caught up in the busyness every day life, it can be difficult to step back and ask yourself questions like, “What would I do if I had enough time?” This also makes a great gift because you can actually answer some of the questions with your gift recipient if you want. Your gift recipient could choose to journal their answers or simply take a few minutes each day to think about their answer. It’s also a great activity that can be done with a partner, a friend, or a family member.

    These Empowering Questions Cards have 52 questions for mindfulness, self-discovery, self-empowerment, building confidence, and so much more. I also love the colorful designs and that the doors and frames you see on the borders of the cards represent the doors to your inner world.

    Bullet Journal Supplies

    This is a fun one because it allows you to get creative and really tailor your choices to your intended recipient. A bullet journal is a single notebook that allows you to add collections, spreads, schedules, lists, and so much more (the possibilities are truly infinite) as a method to not only stay organized but also to reflect and embrace your inner creativity. Just type in “bullet journal ideas” into your Pinterest search bar, and you’ll be amazed at the creativity that you discover. I’ve loved using bullet journals to track monthly goals, daily habits, daily moods, weekly and monthly reflections, and to create vision boards that I can look at every day.

    To get started with bullet journaling, the bare minimum a person will need are a notebook and pens. I’d definitely recommend purchasing a dotted notebook as it makes it much easier to draw on. This Paperage Notebook is a great choice for someone starting out with bullet journaling, and it comes in multiple color choices so you can choose what best fits your recipient. These iBayam Journal Planner Pens are high-quality and have 18 fantastic color choices. And if you want, you can add in some Washi tape as well, like this 40-Rolls Washi Tape Set of nearly every color you can think of, or this gorgeous 48-Roll Washi Skinny Tape Set.

    Inspirational Wall Decor

    Wall decor is always a great gift because it’s another one you can personalize for your recipient. And there’s no limits to where an inspiring quote can be placed for some extra encouragement and inspiration: an office, living room, bedroom, hallway, kitchen, bathroom . . . even a laundry room can make a great setting for some uplifting words.

    This set of six, 8 x 10, black-and-white Inspirational Wall Art adds just the right amount of positivity without going over the top, and I love that they can match virtually any room. (Just keep in mind that they’re unframed, so you can either gift them as is or choose some simple and elegant frames to put them in.) For something that has a little more color and takes up less space, check out this ready-to-hang, 12 x 16 inch canvas print Inspirational Wall Art with Motivational Quotes. It’s cute, inspiring, and full of genuine positivity!

    Artificial Succulent Pots

    These are a little burst of encouragement and enthusiasm in anyone’s day, and they’re the perfect office accessory to add to a desk or bookshelf. I love these Rose Gold Artificial Succulent Plants because they’re cute, uplifting, and don’t give off the tacky fake vibe that you see in a lot of artificial plants. Just note that you have to stick on the decals to the containers and add in the rocks and plants yourself, but this is super straightforward and easy to do.

    Meditation Products & Decor

    If your intended gift recipient is already an experienced meditator, then gifting them with meditation products and decor can enhance their meditating experience. (Be sure to check out my post, 15 Best Meditation Gift Ideas of 2020 for more awesome gift ideas.) And if they’re new to meditation or just thinking about starting, then gifting them with meditation products is a great way to support and encourage their growth. It also shows a lot of thought and consideration in your choices!

    A meditation cushion is a great gift for a new meditator. Meditation cushions are known to reduce pain and increase comfort, and they’re also great for aligning your spine and helping you to breathe better during meditation. This gorgeous Florensi Meditation Cushion is my go-to cushion for daily meditation. It’s soft, comfy, and absolutely beautiful. Also, note that even though the outer cover is described as “velvet,” the manufacturer has assured that it’s completely vegan with no animal by-products. (The cover is 100% polyester and inside it’s filled with 100% buckwheat hull.)

    Audible Gift Membership

    If you can’t find a physical gift that suits your intended recipient, or if you want to do something a little outside the box, the gift of an Audible Membership is one of the best presents you can gift to a person. I have always loved reading, but in the midst of my busy daily life, I feel like I never have time to read anymore. To change this, I started listening to audiobooks on my morning runs, and it was a complete game changer in my routine. Audiobooks are also great for anyone who has a long commute, and they can also be listened to while doing daily chores like cooking and cleaning.

    With an Audible Gift Membership, you can gift someone a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month membership. Amazon will send your recipient an email on the day of your choosing with redemption instructions, OR you can choose to print the information and give it directly to your recipient.


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    15 Best Meditation Gift Ideas for 2020

    Looking for high-quality, thoughtful meditation gifts for the meditator in your life? Check out the 15 best meditation gifts of 2020, sure to please both beginner and experienced meditators alike.


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    15 Best Meditation Gift Ideas for 2020

    Best Meditation Gifts

    So what exactly do you get someone who meditates?

    It might seem like a weird concept at first. After all, to meditate, you don’t truly need anything except your own presence.

    And while this is absolutely true, there are a lot of items that can enhance a person’s experience, both while meditating and outside of meditation.

    Below are 15 of the best meditation gift ideas you can get for the meditator in your life in 2020. All products are high-quality, highly rated, and sure to please beginner and experienced meditators alike.

    A Soft Meditation Cushion

    If you were to ask me to name only one thing I’d recommend any meditator have, it would definitely be a meditation cushion.

    Meditation cushions can reduce pain, increase comfort, and improve your posture by tilting your hips forward, which gives you better support in your back and aligns your spine. This alignment may also help you to experience smoother, easier breathing, which in turn, helps you to quiet your mind and look within.

    This gorgeous Florensi Meditation Cushion is my go-to cushion for daily meditation. It’s soft, comfy, and absolutely beautiful. Also, note that even though the outer cover is described as “velvet,” the manufacturer has assured that it’s completely vegan with no animal by-products. (The cover is 100% polyester and inside it’s filled with 100% buckwheat hull.)

    Mindfulness Cards

    Meditation is just one of many ways to practice mindfulness, and the use of mindfulness cards is a really powerful way to cultivate mindfulness in one’s daily life. When your gift recipient is feeling stressed, scattered, or just needs a minute to pause and breathe, they can pull out a card and follow the practices on the cards. These can also be used as part of a daily routine to practice good habits and learn more about mindfulness.

    I love these Stress Relief Cards for Meditation Relaxation. Each pack comes with 46 cards (that are small enough to fit into a bag or purse), and the cards have simple yet powerful mindfulness exercises to relieve stress and bring you back to the present moment.

    Affirmation Cards

    Incorporating positive affirmations in my daily routine has truly enhanced my life in every way. Not only has it boosted my self-esteem while helping me to find my inner courage to follow my dreams, but it’s also helped me to better cultivate mindfulness.

    Instead of letting my brain wander off into five bazillion stress-inducing directions, I have the power to choose my thoughts. And I’ve found that affirmations offer me a way to choose positive, uplifting thoughts that support my total wellbeing.

    Affirmation cards are an incredible source of inspiration to add into your daily routine. These beautifully designed Lamare Affirmation Cards are my favorite. Not only are they pretty, but they’re uplifting and serve to support your (or the meditator in your life’s) total wellbeing.

    Crystals

    Crystals offer a way for you to heal your energy centers (chakras) as well as to manifest your desired intentions, whether that be love, abundance, health, creativity, friendships, or any other powerful dream you wish to manifest into your reality.

    Meditating with crystals can be a deeply healing practice. For instance, Amethyst is a stone of balance that promotes peace and calm within, while Blue Lace Agate calms your mind and soothes your spirit.

    If the meditator in your life is new to working with crystals, this Premium Healing Crystals Kit is a perfect introduction to working with crystals. It even comes with a Chakra Healing Reference Guide that they can download as an e-book. There’s also options for a Deluxe Prosperity Collection and Deluxe Chakra Collection. Even if the person you’re shopping for has experience with crystals, these are awesome options that any crystal lover would be happy to receive.

    Coloring Books

    Coloring books have multiple benefits for both the gift giver and receiver. For the giver, they’re relatively inexpensive, so you can buy multiple ones with some colored pencils or pair it with another gift, like some mindfulness cards. This makes for a super thoughtful all-around gift that shows you took care and effort in your selections.

    For the receiver, coloring books offer a great stress-reducing outlet to unwind and stay in the present moment. They also allow a person to embrace their inner creative artist, which is something we all need from time to time, no matter our age.

    Here are some really awesome mindfulness-centered coloring books:

    Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Tibetan singing bowls have a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Singing bowls have the ability to adjust the electrical frequencies within your body and brain, allowing you to access theta waves, which better help you to relax. Inner peace is definitely one of the major benefits of using singing bowls, but they’re also known to help stimulate creativity as well as to allow you better access to your subconscious brain.

    This Tibetan Singing Bowl Set is an incredible option as it’s both beautiful and functional. It also comes with a User’s Guide ebook to help even someone with no experience get started right away. This is a great gift option to enhance anyone’s meditation experience.

    Mandala Rug

    Many meditators like to create sacred spaces for themselves that promote calm, harmony, and relaxation. Crystals, candles, plants, mirrors, pillows, blankets, rugs, wall art, and other meaningful objects can all be used in one’s sacred space.

    This gorgeous Boho Mandala Bedroom Circle Rug is the perfect edition to anyone’s meditation space. It has three color choices, and I love that the colors are muted so that they can match anyone’s space, no matter the decor. This gift is sure to be an instant hit with the meditator in your life.

    Candles

    Candles are another great option that a meditator can use in their sacred space or simply place around their home to fill their rooms with relaxing scents. Some meditations also have the meditator stare at the flame of a candle for a certain amount of time, so there’s a functional component to this gift as well.

    This Chesapeake Bay Candle Scented Candle, Reflection + Clarity (Sea Salt Sage) has a pleasant, soft aroma that won’t bother even those who are sensitive to scent. It also has an balanced, elegant look to it that invites a sense of calm and serenity to anyone in its vicinity.

    Himalayan Salt Lamp

    Himalayan salt lamps are known to purify the air and balance electromagnetic radiation while increasing one’s mood, improving cognitive performance, and even reducing allergies and asthma. While there is still a lot of testing to be done to know if any of these claims are actually true, I can tell you from personal experience that I find these lamps to be extremely calming. In the evenings, instead of using bright and/or harsh lighting, I use the soft and gentle ambient light of the Himalayan salt lamp around the home. It’s peaceful, relaxing, and puts off just the right amount of light before bed.

    You’ll find Himalayan Salt Lamps in all different shapes and sizes, but I personally prefer the sleek look of this 100% Authentic Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp – Hand Carved Modern Rectangle. It’s the perfect addition to a bedroom, office, living room, or meditation space.

    Inhale/Exhale Wall Art

    Sometimes, simplicity is key. And that’s exactly what these are. Simple. Timeless. Perfect for the meditation lover in your life.

    These 8×10 Inhale Exhale Wall Art Prints can easily fit perfectly into a bedroom, living room, meditation room, office, or even a bathroom. (Just don’t forget the frames!)

    Meditation Bench

    If the meditator in your life already has a meditation cushion, this is a great alternative that may be new to even advanced meditators. Meditation benches offer the chance for even deeper breathing and better focus. They’re unique, and they also are a good alternative for those who get uncomfortable sitting cross-legged on the floor.

    I love this Monk & Llama Kneeling Meditation Bench with Foldable Legs & Cushion for so many reasons: it has a cushion, it has foldable legs and a carrying case for travel, and it’s made from 100% natural sustainable bamboo.

    Essential Oil Diffuser

    An essential oil diffuser is one of the best self-care purchases you can make to serve and support your total wellbeing. So when you purchase this for the meditation lover in your life, you show how much you care about their health and happiness. Essential oils are known to help you relax, sleep, boost energy, relieve stress, and even help with alleviating headaches. Additionally, different essential oils are associated with your body’s chakras, helping to balance and heal the energy centers within your body.

    This BAIESHIJI Metal Vintage Essential Oil Diffuser comes in four different styles, and each one is absolutely beautiful. It has four timer setting modes and an automatic shutoff function. For essential oils, I’d recommend this Cliganic USDA Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils Set of 8. They’re USDA certified organic and also have a Cruelty Free Certification, guaranteeing the products haven’t been tested on animals.

    Gratitude Journal

    “It’s not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.” Keeping a gratitude journal is a way to come back to yourself. It reminds you of what’s really important and gives you perspective.

    This Gratitude: Day and Night Reflection Journal gives you the opportunity to set morning intentions and reflect on your day in the evening. It’s the perfect, thoughtful gift to show someone you care. (And it’s also really pretty.)

    Tea Sampler Set

    Okay, I’m not purposely playing into the stereotype that all meditators drink tea. But the fact is, it’s hard to go wrong with tea. It has less caffeine than coffee, and many different types of teas come with a list of positive health benefits. For anyone who is mindful of what types of food and beverages they consume, tea is a perfect option.

    This Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box comes with 48 packages of 8 different varieties of tea, including Organic Peppermint, Lemon & Orange Tea, and Green Tea with Jasmine. This is a high-quality tea that will definitely please any tea-loving meditator in your life.

    Books

    And last but not least . . . books. Books are truly the ultimate present for anyone, no matter their age. By picking out a book for someone, you show thought, care, and consideration.

    Of course, with the sheer amount of books out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices.

    When choosing a meditation book for someone, I’d encourage you to not pick out something generic just because it has the words “meditation” or “mindfulness” in the title. Instead, pick something with meaning and substance that truly has the potential to change a person’s life for the better.

    Here are my top choices for books to gift to the meditator in your life. These are all deep, meaningful, and will truly show care and thoughtfulness in your selections:


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