5 Better Gift Ideas for the Holidays

 

There are nice gifts and then there are transformational gifts – presents that support the growth, empowerment, and wellness of the people you love. Choose to give the better gifts this holiday season and make your friends, family, and significant others, not only happy, but also inspired. Below are five of our best ideas!

 
 

 

1. Good Reads

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Books are not only for book lovers! There is one for every passion, interest – even problem – in the world. Just pick one that will add the most value to your loved ones. Get inspired by their hobbies and true passions or think about what theme matches their current state of life and find the one book that can guide them to better places. 

Suggestions include The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book by Kelly Solloway, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are and The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts, Educated by Tara Westover, Cooking from Scratch by PCC Community Markets, and Figuring by Maria Popova. 

 

2. Wellness Kit

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Everyone deserves a little bag of indulgence! Assemble a small package of wellness treats and instantly bring balance, calm, and restoration to the life of your family and friends. Goodies like scented candles, silk sleeping masks, restoring body butters, essential oils and bath salts, vegan nail polish, deluxe kombucha brewing kits, and reusable stainless steel drinking bottles are all wonderful additions.

 

3. A Journal

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No, taking notes on your phone will not do. Plenty of magic happens when you take the time to think and write down your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and plans. Having a really cute and inspiring journal also helps a lot! 

There are two ways to go about this: Either buy your loved ones a plain writing journal or select one that is filled with thought-provoking prompts, inspiring quotes, and weekly challenges to jumpstart their contemplation. 

The best outcome here is the more they are connected with themselves, the better they can connect with you, too!

 

4. Fitness Subscription

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For the health-obsessed or the one that seriously needs a nudge in the right direction, a fitness subscription gift does wonders. It offers the best excuse to start exercising, plus it is free! It can be a subscription to the local gym, a bundle of yoga classes, or private wall climbing training - whatever you choose, it is the spark for something new and transformative that will hopefully yield big results.

 

5. A Meaningful Vacation

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If you want to go the extra mile, then this is the ultimate present this year. More than buying plane tickets to an exotic destination, gifting a meaningful vacation is about caring enough to invest in your loved ones growth, happiness, and transformation. This transcends the holiday season and is more of a life-changing experience that can bring joy, peace, healing, and metamorphosis to your loved ones. Check out Digital Guru Holistic and Digital Detox Retreat in Bali to learn more.

 
 
Jared Stephens