In this era of self-care meets Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of crystals and smudge sticks and manifesting intentions. Some describe this as spiritual, or mystical, magical or “woo-woo”. To me, it’s that combination of self help and self care - and maybe tapping into a little science and a little magic. In any case, it’s a growing trend - I have a healthy respect for the “woo”.
I’m certain you have one or more friends and family members who are either deeply engrained or just starting to dabble in this world of “woo”, and for them, I’ve created this gift guide.
Tarot: I’ve just started to get into this over the past few weeks. To be honest, it’s not weird or scary, and you don’t have to wear a crazy turban or a lot of rings (although I’m always a fan of any jewelry opportunity) to do it. I’m mainly doing it because I find it fascinating, and I think it might be a really fun party trick. Anyway, I started down the road with a clever book called WTF is Tarot? and a set of fun, pink tarot cards designed by designer and illustrator Adam J. Kurtz. So far it’s been fun and enlightening, and of course, everything is open to interpretation, but some interesting things have come of it.
The Universe Has Your Back Series: Gabrielle Bernstein has built an empire of self help and self care, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve read most of her books. My favorite one is The Universe Has Your Back in part because there’s a lot of discussion and prompts around meditation, and that’s something I’ve been trying to build into a regular practice in my life. In addition to the book, I also really enjoy the pretty illustrated 52-week The Universe Has Your Back card deck. You can pull a new card each week and use that as the mantra for your week, or live dangerously and pull a new mantra each day. And if that’s not enough, you can even get The Universe Has Your Back Journal. Individually, each piece in the series is under $20, so you can buy all three as a really nice gift for under $50!
Crystals: I have a set of abundance crystals at my desk at work. Do they do anything? I’m not sure. But I don’t know that they don’t do anything either. In any case, it doesn’t hurt to have them there, and who knows, something amazing and magical might just happen. You can generally buy crystals anywhere, but this is one where I recommend buying from someone who is actually doing some work in the wellness space rather than just buying them on Amazon. There are usually local stores that sell crystals, or I personally recommend Good Chi Shop online, which is where I got my Abundance Kit. There’s a whole variety of kits that range between $18-$24 and they come with instructions on what to do with them. If you run out of time to order these online before the holidays, and you’re local to Cleveland, I also recommend stopping by Coven CLE which carries all sorts of magical, mystical products.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift guide and will use it this holiday season! If you like this post, you may also like our Essential Gift Guide for Men who have everything, Gift Guide for people who like to Drink and Gift Guide for Dogs (and dog lovers). Click through the links above to read them, and pin this post to your pinterest board for easy access!
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