Every year no matter how hard I try, I always leave a few gifts until the very last minute WITHOUT fail.
It’s frustrating because I pride myself on being a mindful, meaningful gift-giver but when you leave things until the very last minute, it doesn't leave much time to get creative or to be overly thoughtful.
But don’t worry, if you’ve been swept away by the hustle & bustle of the holiday season and feel stressed because there’s still shopping to do and no time to do it, I’ve got you covered.
Below, I’ve curated a last-minute meaningful gift guide for the friend who wants to foster more mindfulness & motivation in her life.
The best part is that each gift can be ordered online and you can send it whenever you like—easy!
Who wouldn’t love a gift that encourages mindfulness in the new year, right?
Okay, let’s dive in!
The Mindful Mag by Jordanna Rowan—Yearly Subscription—$20
The Mindful Mag is a beautiful, full-colour extension of JordannaRowan.com with exclusive articles, how-tos, and recipes for the millennial who wants to ditch fear, bust out of an unfulfilling status quo, and live with intention and joy every day.
Who it’s for:
The Mindful Mag is a perfect gift for the deeply reflective book lover in your life who likes to curl up by the fire with a warm blanket and a hot cuppa cocoa. Someone who enjoys quiet introspection and finding new ways to bring more joy & meaning into her everyday life.
I had the honour of writing for The Mindful Mag’s winter issue, WONDER where you can even read my article, How Leaving My Dream Job Led Me To My True Calling. The Mindful Mag is filled with captivating imagery and rich with substance—it’s a gift that’ll transport her to new realms.
SPARK by Krista Bauer—Annual Enrollment—$24 until Dec 31 (reg. $49)
SPARK is a short, thought-provoking and encouraging lesson for every week of the year that gives gentle (and often timely) guidance to ignite your intentions, inspire your actions and invigorate your dreams. She’ll get weekly intentions delivered to her inbox (oracle card style) for a year, along with journal prompts, short exercises like visualizations or breathing exercises and a mantra to help move her intentions to action.
Who it’s for:
SPARK is perfect for the soulful creative types, spiritual seekers and avid dreamers or anyone with a sincere desire to spark change in her life but can’t commit to an expensive or lengthy coaching program.
It would benefit any friend who wants to foster a weekly practice that’ll support her on her journey to following her dreams while giving ongoing encouragement that isn’t just spiritual, insightful, and empowering but practical, actionable and easy to understand.
Returning to the Writer’s Heart with Iris Madelyn—$49 (buy one, gift one to a friend for free)
Returning to the Writer’s Heart is a gentle 14-day journey into the real reasons you write. It is intended to guide you into a new year of writing goals with ease and clarity. Taking only 15 minutes a day to complete, each lesson (emailed to you daily) will include an inspiring story on the day’s theme, a short self-care exercise, and a series of journal prompts to bring you back to your heart. In a space of quiet knowing, you will find comfort and clarity as you close out one year and shepherd in a new beginning.
Who it’s for:
Returning to the Writer’s Heart is perfect for the passionate writer you longs to restore or create a writing practice that nurtures her soul and breathes life into her writing practice with ease and joy.
It will be a true gift to any woman who wants to learn to trust her own voice, ask the difficult questions, and dig deep to access her inner wisdom and truly divine self.
A Remote Reiki Session with Lindsey Brown—$49 (reg. $59)
Reiki is referred to as a "hands on healing" modality, but it can also be performed without the client being touched. Because Reiki is pure energy, you don't need to meet in person to receive it. It works through time and space.
Who it’s for:
A remote reiki session is perfect for the mind, body, soul enthusiast in your life or for anyone who wants a transcendent experience that promotes deep healing and relaxation.
Reiki replenishes that source energy...from your energy field all the way down into your cells, allowing you to heal more wholly and quickly.
Lindsey opens each session with an invocation or prayer, and afterwards, she’ll compare notes and share any intuitive insights she was given via email with the option to schedule a follow-up chat.
That concludes my 2016 meaningful gift guide but if you’re still stumped, check out last year’s guide—12 Killer gift ideas for the soulful creative in your life for more ideas.
I’d love to hear if you’ve got any others to add to this list!
Leave a comment below and tell me:
what's the best meaningful or mindful gift purchase you made this year? (bonus points if you made it yourself!)