Ahriana’s A-Z Holiday Gift Giving Suggestions for 2023
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Finding the Perfect Gift
Finding the perfect gift for your holistic and spiritual friends is so much fun! In this A-Z holiday gift guide, I've curated a diverse list of gifts that cater to holistic and spiritual needs. From Astrology to Zen Gardens, you're sure to find something special that speaks to the soul of someone you love. I’ve included some links for you, mostly to people whom I’ve worked with personally or to products I’ve used and love. Be sure to check out the downloadable list of amazing books! And like I said above, feel free to share this list with others who might enjoy it! Let's hold small businesses up this holiday season. They deserve the spotlight!
Ahriana’s A-Z Holiday Gift Giving Suggestions for 2023
A - Astrology: It's so much more than the date, time, and location of your birth. It's tied to archetypes, stories, cultural connections…and my dear friend, Andrew Watt, brings this depth to his chart readings. His insights have been life-changing for me. A perfect gift to guide you or someone you love into the new year! Schedule an appointment here.
B – Books. Books. Books! I’d love it if you ordered a copy of either of my bestsellers (The Changing Story – my children’s book) (Rites and Rituals – Harnessing the Power of Sacred Ceremony) or check out the list of amazing books from Brave Healer Productions (my awesome publisher’s company!) Friends – these are POWERFUL books! You are certain to find something for everyone on this downloadable list. Every title is available on Amazon and through other booksellers!
C – Candles! They create such ambiance and beauty! Be sure to select a candle made with love and powerful intention! 11:11 is my favorite time. Mark and I started our wedding ceremony at that time! You'll love the intentionally made candles and other beautiful items at this site.
D - Dharma Wheel: Consider gifting a Dharma wheel, also known as a Dharmachakra. The Dharma wheel is a symbol in Buddhism representing the path to enlightenment and the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. It's a powerful and symbolic decoration piece that can serve as a constant reminder of the spiritual journey and the pursuit of wisdom and awakening. Dharma wheels come in various forms, such as wall art, tabletop sculptures, or even wearable jewelry, allowing you to choose a style that suits your friend's preferences and decor. This unique gift can inspire mindfulness and reflection in their daily life. You can google a Dharma wheel online and find lots of choices.
E - Energy Healing Session: Consider gifting a session with a Reiki practitioner or energy healer. These sessions can provide a deep sense of relaxation and promote physical and emotional healing. John and Julianne at Profound Life Wellness are amazing!
F - Feng Shui Classes: For those interested in harmonizing their living space, a class on Feng Shui principles can be an enlightening gift. Feng Shui teaches us how to create balanced and harmonious environments. Here’s a great source.
G - Guided Meditation Subscription: Give the gift of inner peace with a subscription to guided meditation apps or online platforms. These resources offer a wide range of guided meditations for various purposes. My personal favorite app is called Insight Timer. You can find it here.
H - Himalayan Salt Lamp: Himalayan salt lamps not only emit a warm and calming glow but are also believed to purify the air. They make for a unique and soothing addition to any room. These are available in lots of metaphysical shops, Tibetan stores, and online.
I - Incense and Holder: Enhance the atmosphere of any meditation or relaxation space with a variety of incense and decorative incense holders. The scents can help clear the mind and set intentions. I also use them to honor my ancestors. You’ll find some of my favorite lovingly made products here.
J - Journaling Prompts: Self-reflection is a vital part of the spiritual journey. A set of journaling prompts can be a thoughtful gift to encourage your loved one to explore their thoughts and feelings. You can find a prompt list online or create a list that’s perfect for someone you know well. I’m in love with the “Ancestors Within Journal II, a 52-week Family Activity Guide and Keepsake” that allows you to answer prompts and capture family memories!
K - Kirtan Classes: Consider gifting your friends tickets to a Kirtan class or live chanting event. Kirtan is a form of devotional music and meditation originating from India, where participants sing or chant mantras together in a call-and-response format. Attending a Kirtan concert can be a deeply spiritual and uplifting experience, allowing your friends to immerse themselves in the power of sound and collective chanting. It's a gift that offers a unique opportunity for spiritual connection, inner peace, and a sense of community. Check for local Kirtan events or renowned Kirtan artists performing in your area to provide your friends with an enriching and memorable experience. Here’s a great source for classes.
L – Two choices – First, a Lavender Eye Pillow: A lavender-infused eye pillow is perfect for relaxation and stress relief. It can be used during meditation, yoga, or simply as a soothing aid for restful sleep. Or, how about a Labyrinth Meditation Kit: A labyrinth meditation kit can be a profound and spiritually enriching gift. Labyrinths are ancient and intricate patterns often found in gardens or on floors, and walking a labyrinth can be a meditative journey. This kit typically includes a portable canvas labyrinth mat and a guidebook on labyrinth meditation practices. Your friends can use the labyrinth as a tool for walking meditation, reflection, and finding inner peace. It offers a unique and contemplative way to connect with their spirituality and explore the depths of their inner world. Plus, it's a versatile gift that can be used both indoors and outdoors, making it a wonderful addition to their spiritual practice.
M - Mindfulness Coloring Book: Mindfulness coloring books contain designs that promote mindfulness and creativity. They're an excellent way to unwind and practice being present in the moment. And, if you’re looking for something fun for kids and grown-ups alike, pick up a copy of Ayden Piceno’s "I am Amazing” Affirmation Coloring and Activity Book." Ayden is 11 and this is his first book! Find it on Amazon soon!
N - Nature Retreat: Give the gift of a nature retreat—a weekend getaway to a peaceful natural setting where your friends can reconnect with the earth and themselves. Or schedule time for a camping trip when the weather warms up! Time together in a natural setting is a wonderful gift! My favorite place to go is here.
O - Oracle Cards: Oracle cards provide daily guidance and inspiration. They're a wonderful tool for gaining insight into one's life and decisions. There are so many kinds to choose from. My favorite new deck to recommend is the Shaman Heart Deck by Emily K Grieves and Stephanie Urbina Jones.
P - Pendulum and Pendulum Board: A pendulum and pendulum board set can be a fascinating gift for those interested in divination and intuitive guidance. The pendulum is a weighted object attached to a chain that is held over a pendulum board marked with various symbols, letters, or numbers. Users can ask yes-or-no questions, and the pendulum's movements can provide answers or insights. It's a tool that can be used for personal reflection, decision-making, and exploring one's intuition. Gifting a beautifully crafted pendulum and board set can open up new avenues for spiritual exploration and self-discovery, making it a unique and meaningful present. Easy to order online or find at your favorite metaphysical shop.
Q - Qi Gong Online Course: Consider gifting your friends access to a Qi Gong online course. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice that combines movement, meditation, and breath control to cultivate and balance the body's vital energy, known as "Qi" or "Chi." These courses often include instructional videos, guided exercises, and resources for learning the fundamentals of Qi Gong practice. Your friends can benefit from improved health, relaxation, and spiritual growth as they explore this holistic and energy-focused discipline from the comfort of their own homes. It's a gift that promotes physical and spiritual well-being while providing valuable skills for life.
R - Retreat Experience: Consider gifting a voucher for a spiritual retreat or wellness workshop. These experiences provide an opportunity for your friends to deepen their practice and connect with like-minded individuals. There are so many great retreats to consider! Mark and I are leading a trip to Bali next year! Want to join us? Send me a note and we’ll get you the details.
S - Sound Healing Crystal Set: A sound healing crystal set can be a wonderful and spiritually enriching gift. It typically includes a set of crystal singing bowls or tuning forks, each tuned to specific frequencies that correspond to different chakras or energy centers in the body. When played, these instruments produce beautiful and resonant sounds that promote relaxation, meditation, and energy balancing. Your friends can use them during their meditation and healing practices to enhance their overall well-being. Sound healing with crystals is believed to have a harmonizing effect on the mind, body, and spirit, making it a thoughtful and spiritually meaningful gift.
T - Tibetan Prayer Flags: Tibetan prayer flags are colorful flags inscribed with prayers and mantras. Hanging them in an outdoor space allows the wind to carry the blessings and positive energy into the environment, making them a meaningful and spiritually significant gift. They also add a vibrant and artistic touch to any garden or patio.
U - Unwind and Relax Gift Basket: Another DIY gift idea. Create a customized "Unwind and Relaxation" gift basket filled with soothing items to help your friends relax and rejuvenate. Include items like herbal teas, scented candles, a cozy blanket, a guided meditation CD or app subscription, and a luxurious eye mask. You can also add a journal or coloring book for mindfulness, along with some quality dark chocolate for a touch of indulgence. This thoughtful and pampering gift will encourage your friends to take a break from their busy lives and prioritize self-care, promoting both physical and spiritual well-being. It's a perfect way to help them unwind and find inner peace during the holiday season.
V - Vision Board Kit: You can make this yourself! A vision board kit is a thoughtful and creative gift for your spiritual friends. It includes a corkboard or canvas, magazines, markers, glue, and other crafting supplies. Your friends can use these materials to create a vision board—a visual representation of their goals, aspirations, and intentions. They’ll need to add images they cut from magazines, photos, etc. Vision boards are powerful tools for manifesting dreams and intentions, making this gift a meaningful way to support their personal and spiritual growth. Encourage them to set intentions and visualize their desires for the upcoming year, helping them align with their inner purpose and dreams. Google search vision boards for instructions.
W - Wind Chimes: Harmonious wind chimes add serenity to any outdoor space. They create soothing melodies that enhance the ambiance of gardens, balconies, or patios, providing a sense of connection to the elements and promoting relaxation and mindfulness.
X - Xenophyte Plant: Consider gifting your spiritual friends a xenophyte plant, which is a plant that originates from a foreign land. These plants can symbolize growth, adaptation, and the interconnectedness of the world, aligning with holistic and spiritual themes. Choose a beautiful and exotic xenophyte plant to add a touch of nature and symbolism to their living space.
Here are some examples of xenophyte plants:
- Bonsai Tree: Bonsai trees, which originated in Japan and China, are miniature trees cultivated in pots. They symbolize patience, balance, and harmony.
- Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata): Native to West Africa, the fiddle leaf fig is a popular houseplant known for its large, glossy leaves. It represents abundance and growth.
- Succulents: Many succulent species, like the Echeveria or Crassula, come from arid regions around the world. They symbolize resilience and adaptability.
- Monstera Deliciosa: Native to the rainforests of Central America, the monstera plant has distinctive split leaves and represents the beauty of the unknown and the exotic.
- Orchids: Orchids are native to various parts of the world, including Asia and South America. They symbolize love, beauty, and refinement.
- Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae): Native to South Africa, the bird of paradise plant has striking, banana-like leaves and represents freedom and magnificence.
- Aloe Vera: Originating from the Arabian Peninsula, aloe vera is known for its healing properties and symbolizes protection and luck.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria): Native to West Africa, the snake plant is a hardy, air-purifying plant that represents resilience and strength.
- Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum): This small tree native to Japan is prized for its stunning foliage and symbolizes balance and inner peace.
- Bamboo: Although there are different species, bamboo is often associated with Asia and symbolizes strength, flexibility, and prosperity.
- Bromeliads: Native to South America, bromeliads have vibrant, colorful leaves and represent hospitality and warmth.
- Lavender: While lavender is native to the Mediterranean region, it's considered exotic in many parts of the world. Lavender symbolizes calmness, tranquility, and healing.
Y - Yoga Mat and Accessories: A high-quality yoga mat and props make for practical and thoughtful gifts for yoga enthusiasts and beginners alike. They enhance the comfort and effectiveness of their practice.
Z - Zen Garden Kit: A miniature Zen Garden can provide a peaceful focal point for meditation and mindfulness practices. It's a unique and calming gift for anyone seeking inner tranquility. These gardens serve as a reflection of life's impermanence and the importance of being present in the moment. Zen gardens are a beautiful and meaningful addition to any environment, fostering a sense of harmony and mindfulness in those who interact with them.
That's it for this year! Thanks again for making 2023 so wonderful! I'm so grateful for this Soulfull Community!
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