A Mindful Gift Guide
The Ritual Oasis Mindful Gift Guide
18 Meaningful Gifts To Promote Intentional Living
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are on the horizon and gift-buying season is officially in full swing. With the biggest shopping weekend of the year ahead of us, I invite you to read a gift guide intentionally created to highlight meaningful gifts centered around mindfulness.
Included are creative soul decks and delicious adaptogenic lattes, luxurious bath bombs and incredible-smelling candles. Discover the perfect gifts for dreaming and reflection, gifts that promote mindful living, and gifts dedicated to invigorating the senses.
Shop with purpose this holiday season. Gift those you love tangible presents that will elevate the connection to themselves and the world around them.
Holiday shopping can get expensive, but just about everything is on sale right now. Put on some relaxing jazz, grab a cozy beverage, and don’t hesitate to seize those deals!
Gifts for Dreaming & Reflecting
Wilde House Paper: Rituals & Wellness Journal $28
If you’re searching for an elevated journaling gift, check out the Rituals & Wellness Journal by Wilde House Paper. The sustainably
printed journal helps one check in on their mood, identify their well-being intentions, create rituals to support said intentions, and then offers space to free write one’s thoughts. Thanks to an affiliation with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted, a tree is planted for every order placed.
Well-Lit: Then & Now Creative Soul Deck $65
For inspired guidance, gift the Then & Now Creative Soul Deck sold at Well-Lit. The design is minimal yet chic and offers an immersive way to connect with one’s truth. Each deck has 42 beautiful cards printed on FSC-certified card stock and a 50-page guidebook to lead and inspire. 5% of the profits are donated to the Hoping Foundation, an organization that supports young Palestinians in refugee camps across Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, and Gaza. While visiting Well-Lit’s online boutique, check out the incredible collection of sustainable and ethical products inspired by healing, ritual and ceremony.
Papier: Stellar Gratitude Journal $35
Papier is a women-owned, made-to-order stationery brand whose Stellar Gratitude Journal would make an excellent gift for those looking to develop an expansive mindset. The journal features a hardback cover and can be customized to include gold foil and your loved one’s initials. Inside are five months' worth of entries, including morning and evening prompts to promote mindfulness, affirmations and inspiring mottos, activities to help find gratitude, and a 30-day reflection area to record thoughts, feelings, and lessons learned from the month past.
Actually Curious: Curiosity Edition Card Deck $25
The Actually Curious: Curiosity Edition Card Deck would make an excellent gift for those who love engaging in deep and philosophical conversation and thought. The cards prompt reflection on important issues, such as diversity, inclusion, the environment, and mental health. The deck features cards inscribed with the beautiful Actually Curious motif, is standard playing-card sized, and is ethically made on sustainable paper. Actually Curious is a family-led Black-owned business that is a part of Curiosity Lab, a hybrid product, entertainment, and consulting company that teaches curiosity, inclusivity, and empathy to organizations, schools and individuals.
Gifts That Promote Mindful Living
Witch Hazel: 3rd Ritual Botanical Lotions in Earth and Moon $32 each
The most effective way to gift mindfulness is to give something that promotes the use of daily rituals. Sold at the beautiful Witch Hazel apothecary in Beacon, NY (and online!) are the ritual-based Botanical Lotions of 3rd Ritual. Available in both Earth and Moon, these balms are designed to promote aromatherapeutic healing while enhancing various mindfulness rituals. Earth is a woodsy and herbaceous cream that inspires rituals such as reflexology, self-massage, and the ancient breathing technique nadi shodhana (alternate-nostril breathing), which helps cleanse the body, dispel negative thoughts and levels stress by regulating the nervous system. Moon is an ethereal, floral, and meditative lotion that encourages restful meditation alongside the rituals of savasana (deep yogic rest), self-massage, and palm inhalation. Witch Hazel is a cruelty-free well-being apothecary specializing in floral arrangements and clean and sustainable beauty. 3rd Ritual is just one of the many inspiring brands to shop from at Witch Hazel this holiday season!
This year, give the gift of mindfulness with one of Galison’s many stunning puzzles. The New York City-based company partners with an eclectic mix of known and emerging artists and have a range of styles that depict botanicals, abstract art, city scenes and more. The puzzles have 100-2,000 pieces and range from easy to hard. Galison is a company dedicated to diversity and inclusion. They donate annually to anti-racist causes and organizations, use minority-owned service providers, vendors, and providers when possible and partner with many minority-owned bookstores and retailers worldwide.
Getaway: Various Locations $99+
For an immersive dive into mindfulness, gift a stay in a cozy cabin where the camp philosophy is “free time is a right and ritual for everyone”. Getaway cabins are essentially tiny homes that come equipped with a minimalist kitchen, bathroom, AC and heat, lanterns, books, cards, and a cell phone lockbox to eliminate outside distractions. The cabin’s main features are a luxurious queen-sized bed placed next to a large window (perfect for relaxation) and two Adirondack chairs alongside a fire pit and grill to immerse oneself in the outdoors. Getaway has outposts outside of over 30 major cities spanning the width of the United States, and the gift cards are redeemable at any location!
United States Geological Survey: National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass $80
An annual pass to United States lands and parks is a very cool gift idea for those who love the outdoors. The America The Beautiful pass offers access to over 2,000 recreational areas managed by six federal agencies. Up to 100% of the proceeds are being used to improve and enhance recreation services, and up to two names can be admitted per pass. The United States Geological Survey is the nation’s most significant water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency whose mission is to deliver actionable information to decision makers in regards to natural hazards, natural rescuers, ecosystem, environmental health, and the effects of climate and land usage change.
MasterClass: Wellness Series $15/20 monthly
For friends and family who love to learn, a MasterClass membership would make an excellent gift. The membership includes access to a number of wellness classes, including topics such as self-expression and authenticity, mental strength, and even a course in mindfulness taught by the world-renowned Jon Kabat-Zinn. Most classes are broken down into 20 lessons that include an in-depth workbook and are viewable from anywhere you can stream. MasterClass is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They have committed $2 million in funding towards creating content that educates on issues of social justice, activism, and fighting systemic racism. They also save $500,000 annually for donations to individuals and organizations advancing a more equitable society.
Op e n: $20 monthly/$150 yearly. Scholarships are available.
For loved ones seeking connection and community, introduce them to the online mindfulness studio Open. Open is a reimagined social space with classes focused on meditation, movement, and breath work, all designed to strengthen the mind-body connection. Options to practice include tuning in live to one of their many daily classes (broadcasted from Venice, CA) or utilizing their extensive on-demand library. The available class catalogue is truly impressive. A membership includes unlimited access to classes, workshops, and their immersive social platform, built to promote the power of direct experience.
For a free 30 day trial for your loved one, or even yourself, Click Here!
Gifts for Embracing the Senses
EAUSO VERT: Fragrance Discovery Set $60
Do you have a fine fragrance lover in your life? If so, take a look at the fragrance discovery set sold by EAUSO VERT. The collection includes five sustainable luxury fragrances and a one-of-a-kind coffee-table book highlighting “scent stories” from beauty experts, perfumers, and brand founders across the globe. The set includes Sintra, a spicy floral perfume with notes of Italian lemon and vetiver and Boozy Patchouli, a woody scent featuring pink pepper, Turkish rose, and amber. Each fragrance is sustainably sourced, using up-cycled ingredients, and is genderless, clean, cruelty-free, and vegan. EAUSO VERT is female and Latinx-founded, and donates a percentage of their annual revenue to charities through their partnership with 1% For The Planet.
The New Savant: Holiday Scented Candles $38
Doesn't everyone want candles as gifts? The New Savant is offering a wide array of holiday-inspired candles such as California Christmas (patchouli, California oranges, carmalized sugar, cognac, and vanilla) and Only in New York (warm cinnamon, pignoli cookie, frosted fir, and snow capped pine). These incredible candles are vegan, paraben, and phthalate free. They are made from a soy blend wax, use flat braided cotton wicks, and are housed in stainless steel vessels that are fully recyclable or reusable. The New Savant is a women-owned modern scent studio based in Brooklyn, New York.
Equilibria: Luxury Bath Bombs $36
CBD Bath Bombs would make an excellent gift for anyone who needs a little TLC in their lives. Available in uplifting Lavender Lemongrass or soothing Cardamom Rose, the set comes with three 5oz bath bombs, each containing 50mg of full-spectrum CBD. The CBD is vegan and hand-harvested, single-sourced and grown at an organic farm in Colorado. All one must do is drop a bath bomb in a warm bath and enjoy the profound relaxation that ensues. Equilibria is a women-founded company dedicated to providing science-backed results and highly effective products that deliver. (I have been taking CBD from Equilibria for over two years and can’t say enough about the efficacy of these products!)
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Catherine Rising: Upstate Soap $14
Specialty soaps make excellent gifts, and Catherine Rising has a charming collection of soaps sure to inspire the senses. A few to mention are Cedar and Sage, Lavender and Thyme, and Juniper and Rose. Each Upstate Soap is 4oz and is made from local goat’s milk featuring hand-blended fragrances. Catherine Rising is a women-owned company based in upstate New York. Also at Catherine Rising, is women-founded Catskill-based company Species by the Thousands, which makes the most intoxicating aromatherapy mists and candles inspired by nature.
Gifts Meant To Savor
Herbs & Kettles: Chai Set Combo $39
Does a warm cup of Masala Chai sound enticing? How about Vanilla Lavender Chai? Or Rose Cardamom Chai? Herbs & Kettles is offering an incredible chai combo set offering their bestselling three loose-leafed chai teas (50g each). The tea set is sourced directly from gardens in India which are dedicated to caring for the local and cultural ecosystem. Herbs & Kettles is an Atlanta-based small business made up of International Tea Master Association (ITMA) certified sommeliers who are dedicated to ensuring high pay (above fair trade prices), equality, and better opportunities for all employees. They donate 1% of their revenue to wildlife conservation in India.
Raaka Chocolate: Holiday Gift Bundle $39
Chocolate anyone? Raaka Chocolate has put together a mouth-watering holiday bundle featuring Candy Cane Hot Chocolate and three full-sized chocolate bars, Ginger Snap, Tahini Swirl, and Waffle Cone. The chocolate is certified organic, vegan, kosher, non-GMO, gluten, dairy, and soy-free. Raaka prides themselves on transparent trade, purchasing cacao directly from cooperatives and growers who focus on quality, sustainability, field support, market access, and premier prices for farmers. Their website offers fascinatingly detailed information on the entire process. To go the extra mile with this gift, schedule a tour at their Brooklyn Factory or book one of their chocolate-making classes! ($75+).
Blume: Sweater Weather Bundle $65
Let’s talk wellness lattes. Sorry, but this means sugar and caffeine are not invited. Gift your loved one a delicious latte that not only makes them savor each taste but also benefits their health. Blume is currently offering the Sweater Weather Bundle, which includes their bestselling Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Latte, and Reishi Hot Chocolate. Packed with superfood ingredients and adaptogens, each package provides 30 servings of health-boosting yummy goodness. Blume is a women-founded brand that is both USDA Organic and Plastic Neutral. Blume is partnered with Clean Hub and Green Worms to help divert plastic from entering our oceans.
Usual Wines: Chrismukkah Wine Collection $144
For friends and family interested in intentional and sustainable drinking, look no further than the Chrismukkah Collection by Usual Wines. Complete with 20 single-serving wines, the collection features 12 wines and eight spritzers, covering all needs for red, rosé, white, and sparkling. Usual Wines is an ethical and sustainable California-based winery that creates wines free from added sugars and additives. They source top-tier grapes from sustainable farms using minimal intervention in the winemaking process. The generous single-serve bottles ingeniously promote intentional drinking!
Wishing you all a merry holiday season! <3
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