Home & Haven || Mindful Christmas Part One – Gifting

No matter how hard you try, there’s no escaping the fact that Christmas is mere weeks away… and you’ve probably got a ‘to-do’ list as long as your arm.

It can be so easy to get caught up in the whole “Christmas Consumption’ and to feel more than just a liiittttllle frantic at this time of year. But there ARE lots of different ways you can help yourself to have a more mindful Christmas (that don’t involve hiding under a rock until Jan 1st); without the rush, the stress, the debt, the worry.

We’ve got a little Mindful Christmas series for you here on the blog, and this week we’re sharing a few gifting ideas that help to put wellbeing at the top of your Christmas list. PLUS these are gifts with the environment, local businesses, and independents in mind too.

Help on a Shelf

You can’t go wrong with the gift of books. And this year has seen SO many amazing wellbeing-inspired self help books, journals, and guides and some of my favourites this year include:

Matt Haig – Notes on a Nervous Planet – A real and honest guide on how to deal with the crazy, modern world we live in. And if you’re looking for something for kids then his latest book, The Truth Pixie, will completely melt your heart.

Suzy Reading – The Self Care Revolution – A book with smart habits and simple practices that will help you flourish. Find out more over on our blog here.

Or how about a journal? There are lots of gorgeous journals out there (we’ve bought and tried a lot of them) but we can’t get enough of Nikki Strange’s stunning range of notebooks and journals. PLUS, check out her gorgeous eco friendly gift wrap.

Nikki Strange Stationery

Gift to the one who’s looking to make a change

Magazine subscription 

Last year my husband gifted me a magazine subscription and it’s been my favourite gift! I love hearing the ‘thud’ when it arrives in the post. I wait until all my chores are done so I can relax and unwind whilst drinking a glass of fizz on a Friday evening. Both In the Moment magazine and Breathe magazine are full of lots of gorgeous content and will leave your recipient feeling oh-so calm and super inspired.

In the Moment Magazine

Gift to the one who needs to sit down and do less

Subscription box

There are lots of subscription boxes out on the market but Mindful Gifting have such beautiful boxes that are vegan free and eco friendly too. What better gift than a monthly subscription box full of ideas for better wellbeing?

Mindful Subscription Box

Gift to the one who needs a little extra self-care 

Create Calm

Think candles and eye pillows. We love these gorgeous eye pillows that are ideal for yoga, relaxation or to help ease aches and pains. Simply freeze or pop in the microwave for added effectiveness. Plus, if you follow the link to Life + Me you’ll find plenty of amazing gifting ideas; you’ll just struggle to not buy them all for yourself.

Linen Eye Pillows

Gift to the one who needs a few moments of calm

Experience Gifting 

I love the idea of gifting people experiences – we do this in our family a lot for birthdays and Christmas and it’s something I’ve tried to do more of this year. Give the gift of something your husband, best friend, niece… have never tried before and check out local art venues, classes, and events that are going on in your local area.

Mindful Christmas

Gift to the one who’d love to try something new

PLUS… don’t forget the ‘Just a Card’ campaign. You can out more here.