Soulful Living Holiday Gift Guide 2016

a holiday gift guide for soulful and conscientious gift giving

If you're like me, you also tend to be super busy during the holiday season, which limits us on time to search for those perfect, heart-felt gifts.

I decided to do something super fun and gather an assortment of my favorite unique and purposeful things in a gift guide to inspire you!

 

This guide is focused on soulful, healthy, conscientious living and highlights some of the highest-quality, earth-friendly items and locally hand-crafted products I've personally gifted, received, or am currently lusting after.

I've included everything from my favorite hand-crafted soaps, to inspirational books, earth-friendly stocking stuffers and even an amazing meditation retreat. 

You'll also find I've highlighted some of my favorite "local" women-run businesses which practice sustainability, promote non-toxic living and hand-craft gorgeous and unique high-quality products.

You're sure to find gift inspiration for everyone on your list!

 

You can click on the images to be taken directly to the product sales page - or click on the website link to be taken to the personal website.

 

Little Note:  I may receive a little gift if you purchase through some of these links. If so - thank you! I only share and promote products I truly deeply believe in (or lust after). And I am grateful.

Enjoy!

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MOLLY MURIEL APOTHECARY

LUXURIOUS NON-TOXIC SOAPS & LOTIONS

www.mollymuriel.com

Gorgeous, soft, luxurious and organic hand-crafted soaps and lotions.

 

My personal favorite soap: Melange

Note: Guys love these soups too! Try Warm & Woodsy for your special guys.

These are my all-time favorite soaps. They’re so gentle on the skin and the environment, and have the most amazing natural essential oil scents.

I always gift these to my hosts and guests, and receive gushing responses.

All Molly Muriel products are palm-free. Yay for orangutans!

Lovingly hand-crafted by Branda Tiffany right here in Portland, Oregon.

 

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self care

Who doesn’t love receiving permission to pamper themselves?

Women have the tendency to care for others before ourselves. Help the women in your life to create more balance by gifting them first-class self-care products.

Here are a list of some of my absolute favorite non-toxic products of the highest quality materials.

These are perfect for both men and women.

(Pssst ... these make excellent stocking stuffers too!)

Brush With Bamboo

Eco-friendly, biodegradable toothbrushes. I never use anything else. They take some getting used to, and they you'll love them forever.

Parker 29L Butterfly Razor

End the days of expensive, wasteful plastic razors and razor refills that end up in the landfill forever. I'm in love with my Parker 29L razor, and refills are cents on the dollar!

Schmidt's (World's Best) Deoderant

Words escape me - this is simply the best, most amazing toxin-free deodorant. Ever have the problem of your deodorant stopping working after a few uses? It doesn't happen with Schmidt's. Completely magical and made in Portland, Oregon.

Uncle Henry's Toothpaste

This is some seriously awesome and unique toothpaste, with nutrient-packed ingredients such as clay, which enrich your teeth and gums

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Note: Check out the seasonal collection of "5 buck stocking stuffers"!

Made In California

HAND-CRAFTED REJUVENATION LUXURIES, MADE IN THE USA

www.etsy.com/shop/shopmadeincalifornia

Gorgeous, small-batch hand-dyed self-care and home products.

 

What could feel better than gifting gorgeous, unique, useful products - hand-crafted by local artisans right here in the USA?

These organic herbal eye-masks and heat pads make perfect and thoughtful gifts for moms, grandmas, sisters, aunts and even daughters.

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home

Encourage the people you love most to eliminate chemical and toxin-laden products from their homes.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite and unexpected products that are truly unique gifts.

These are perfect gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life who only want “useful” items.

Soap Seeds & Wool Dryer Balls

This is the ultimate non-toxic laundry set. I have them and LOVE them. Replace your toxic detergent & dryer sheets with these gentle, natural replacements. Add a few drops of your favorite EO to the dryer balls for a fresh scent. I got mine from:

www.organicnecessity.com

Himalayan Salt Lamp

This is my favorite light. People always compliment my Himalayan salt lamp, and it makes me feel so good to know the health benefits. When the salt warms up, it releases negative ions, which can boost blood flow, help with sleep and boost serotonin.

Crystals & Gemstones

Give the gift of crystal energy. It's said that if you have only one choice, go with amethyst to bring good vibes into a room.

Pair your crystal gift with Wellness Stock Shop member Ashley Kennedy's "Crystals for the Home" guide. It's FREE! Get it HERE

AROMA THERAPY

Encourage your loved ones to replace toxic scented plug-ins by gifting a diffuser their home, bedroom, office … or even their car!

I avoid plastic as much as possible and have searched for the most visually appealing diffusers that contain the least amount of plastic (if any). Nebulizers - which do not require water - are said to be the purest form of diffusing, maintaining the highest level of benefit from your essential oils.

 

As a bonus gift, you can pair a diffuser with your favorite essential oil or even a few blend recipes.

Note: Make sure the essential oils you’re gifting are of the highest grade and purity. Store-bought essential oils often contain fillers and toxins and are only required to contain 5% pure eo in order to claim the title “100% pure”.  If you’d like a recommendation for the purest EO brands, feel free to contact me.

SpaRoom Aroma Globe

Glass & Bamboo Diffuser

Nebulizing

Glass & Wood Diffuser

Simply Diffusers EDEN

Hand Blown Glass Nebulizing Diffuser

Aromyst Ultrasonic

Glass Glass Diffuser

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RECLAIMED WOOL

REPURPOSED PENDLETON

www.reclaimedwool.com

Gorgeous Pendleton hotpads? Yes please!

 

I believe you should love every thing you own. That includes your hot pads.

These are one of my favorite things in my home. They are so gorgeous!

This is a small local Portland company that practices no-waste. The leftover wool is turned into decorative wool ornaments, which also make amazing gifts!

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INSPIRATION

These are some of my favorite books, focused on self-growth and inspiration. Books that have really made a big impression on my life recently. And a few that have received rave reviews, but are still on my wish list!

BOOKS

The School of Greatness | Lewis Howes

Stop living so small. Tap into your full potential.

This book kicked off 2016 for me and was a beautiful source of energy and inspiration.

The Desire Map | Danielle Laporte

A guide to creating goals with the soul. This book was delivered to my door yesterday, and I can't put it down! Pair it with the daily planner below for an extra special package.

Mutant Message Down Under | Marlo Morgan

A brilliant and spiritually vibrant journey that everyone can benefit from.

Big Magic | Elizabeth Gilbert

Everyone's raving about it - and I'm dying to read it. This book is on my wish list.

Bronze Mermaid Amethyst & Crystal Bookmark

I couldn't resist ... this bookmark is just way too amazing.

Whole 30 | M+D Hartwig

The food freedom book that's transforming lives around the globe.

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Danielle Laport's Daily Planner

My dream planner - it gets raving reviews. I want one desperately!

Journal by Peter Pauper Press

The perfect gratitude journal. I love these books by Peter Pauper Press. They come in so many fun and beautiful designs, are so well made with quality paper, and the perfect compact size. It's extra special when you receive one as a gift with a sweet note inside.

Moleskin Notebook/Journal

The perfect, simple black notebook journal. This is my absolute favorite journal to bring with me around the world.

Osho Zen Cards

These cards are so beautiful and insightful. I like to choose a card when I'm stuck on something and interpret what it means/how it pertains to me and my situation. It's a wonderful way to get you thinking on a deeper level.

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DEEPENING DHARMA

ONLINE MEDITATION RETREAT

View Details HERE

Give the gift of entering the New Year with a deeper self-connection

"Shelby is a beautiful storyteller and teacher. Her teachings come straight from her own personal experience and her sincerity and honesty shone through with each teaching." 
Jenni Peskin - Mindfulness and Yoga teacher

I'm so excited about this online meditation retreat with meditation teacher and therapist, Shelby Leigh. Shelby is so brilliant to create a retreat perfect for busy entrepreneurs.

Your loved one can integrate this practice into their busy schedule right from the comfort of their own home.

Such a beautiful and unique gift.

Tip: Register before Nov. 20th for a generous discount with code: retreat100

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INTERNAL NOURISHMENT

 

These are some of my favorite water bottles and other goodies.

Drop Bottle

Super sexy, sleek, and designed for fruit and citrus fusions.

Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

Approved for the essential oil lover. No plastic = body friendly.

The Best Salt in the Universe

For the foodie or salt connoisseur. This is absolutely the best salt I've ever had (and I've tried many).

Organic Herbal Sampler

This is a gorgeous mix of dried organic herbs. The aroma is fresh and irresistible! I purchased this sampler to sprinkle in my photos, but it became my nightly tea instead.

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COPPER WATER BOTTLE

AYURVEDIC BENEFITS

Copper is considered an essential mineral for our body, and is commonly known in a for health benefits.

Benefits from drinking from a copper water vessel include:

-Anti-aging

-Thyroid regulation

-Anti-inflammation

-Better digestion

-Brain stimulation

 

Ayurvedic Pure Copper Water Bottle

This is the one I have and I LOVE it!

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