What better way to spread the message of conscious living than through giving a gift that encourages mindfulness and self-care during the holiday season?
After a long couple of months of parties, reunions, and endless sweets, giving a gift that invites a moment of reflection, nourishment, or just cues to slow down will be a welcome change of pace for anyone on your gift-giving list.
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Cacao Sampler Pack
Looking for something unique to get the wellness junkie on your holiday shopping list isn’t always easy, but I’ve found cacao to be a great option. It’s got the Christmas spirit— think hot cocoa minus the sugar and plus an abundance of wellness benefits.
Cacao is starting to become popular in the wellness world because it is the food that has the highest amount of magnesium naturally and makes a great coffee replacement (gives you energy without the buzz or side effects of not being able to sleep.
It is also a tool used for spirituality and connecting with yourself on a deeper level. Yoga and wellness studios have been taking notes from ancient rituals to host similar experiences of cacao ceremonies that have been taking place for centuries as a way to reflect and go inward.
The ora cacao sampler pack is a great gift because it sets the tone for creating a daily ritual for conscious living. You won’t have to commit to one type of cacao because the different sampler packs come with a variety of choices with different moods and vibes. The best part? You can use my coupon code: MAIACONSCIOUSLIVING for 5% off.
Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant
Imagine being able to give the gift of waking up well-rested every day to the sunrise— would be a pretty great gift right? Well, you can give that, sans the early rise time, with the Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant.
This is the ideal alarm clock for conscious living because it’s more than just an alarm that wakes you up gently with the hues of a natural sunrise, it also doubles as a personal sleep assistant. You can make your bedtime rituals unique to your needs using the companion app along with picking the color schemes that you want to wake up to.
The app has different soundscapes and guided meditations that you can set to play through the speaker so you don’t need to look at your phone screen. Based on your setup choice your soundscape will automatically switch to your sleep sound for a deeper sleep.
Open Meditation, Yoga, Breath Work+ Membership
Giving the gift of mindfulness might seem like a vague concept, but it can be pretty concretely done by giving a membership to Open Studio.
Open is a digital mindfulness studio that has meditation, movement, music, and breathwork studio. It has some of the world’s best instructors all available on demand anytime, anywhere. This makes a great gift for someone who’s too busy to make time for an actual in-studio visit or a digital-savvy wellness lover.
They are continuously updating their offerings, so it’s a gift they definitely won’t get bored of— plus if they find themselves in LA, they can swing by Open’s new IRL (in real life) location.
The Lyric Therapeutic Massager
This is a gift that truly keeps on giving. The Lyric Therapeutic Massager is truly worth the hype. After a long night of dancing, a hard workout, or just for some good ole’ R&R— this self-massager will do the trick. It’s a perfect addition to any self-care routine, or a good way to get started on a weekly ritual that nourishes your body, giving yourself a little self-love.
There are a lot of options out there for massage guns, but The lyric takes the cake for being compact and well-designed— after all, no one wants a bulky eye sore laying around their house. To complete this conscious living gift, I like to pair it with some essential oils to add a little aromatherapy for the senses.
Kroma 5-Day Reset
After a month of eating Christmas cookies and guzzling mulled wine, it’s safe to say that everyone would benefit from a little post-holiday reset. This reset is essentially a cleanse, but done in a more mindful way that is meant to create long-lasting habit changes, unlike fad diets.
It’s a great gift to get a couple of friends so you can all do it together after the madness of the holidays is over— it’s the perfect way to start the new year. They have vegan or non-vegan options available for the reset and give a complete guide on how to consciously approach this reset period so that you come out of it feeling rejuvenated.
The Five Minute Journal
Rather than stuffing stockings with candy or other trinkets, I like to give a little gift of gratitude with the Five Minute Journal. Since taking a moment for gratitude each day is scientifically proven to bring more joy to your life, you can think of this as giving the gift of joy— which is a much more sustainable bliss than what comes from indulging in a few more Christmas cookies.
What I love about his particular journal is that it’s not dated— meaning that you can start whenever you want, and if you miss a few days (we are human after all) you’re not shamed by the blank boxes.
The journal has 4 daily prompts plus a daily quote to inspire you. My favorite prompt is the daily affirmations section— I’ve found it super helpful in remembering to write down a couple of affirmations each day, which can be life-changing.