Mindful Gift Guide

Mindful Gift Guide

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mindful gift guide

Mindful Gift Guide

Ideas for the Whole Family

With so many products out there combined with unreliable advertising, gift giving can be overwhelming! When we get overwhelmed, it’s easy to forget what we value to just buy something to get it over with. I get it. That’s where the idea of mindful gift giving comes into play.  

We don’t want to buy things we don’t need or things that don’t serve us. So, we put together this gift guide to help you find high-quality, thoughtful gifts that you will be happy to have around when the bustle of the holidays and birthdays passes.

Our perspective is that the holidays and other gift-giving occasions are dedicated to generosity and gratitude. Whenever we begin to feel overwhelmed or stressed about figuring out gifts, we try to reset our perspective by thinking about how grateful we are to have people in our lives who we want to buy gifts for! We’re also grateful that we have the means to do so.

Gift Giving Tips for the Mindful Shopper

With so many products out there combined with unreliable advertising, gift giving can be overwhelming! When we get overwhelmed, it’s easy to forget what we value to just buy something to get it over with. I get it. That’s where the idea of mindful gift giving comes into play.  

We don’t want to buy things we don’t need or things that don’t serve us. So, we put together this gift guide to help you find high-quality, thoughtful gifts that you will be happy to have around when the bustle of the holidays and birthdays passes.

There are a few questions I ask when considering buying a gift for someone:

Will this person actually use this item?

Does this item align with the values we want to support?

Is this item going to last?

Our perspective is that the holidays and other gift-giving occasions are dedicated to generosity and gratitude. Whenever we begin to feel overwhelmed or stressed about figuring out gifts, we try to reset our perspective by thinking about how grateful we are to have people in our lives who we want to buy gifts for! We’re also grateful that we have the means to do so.

Great gifts for adults

We chose most of the items on our list because they’re useful, luxurious, and fun. They’re perfect for pretty much any loved one on your list. These don’t require any specialized hobbies or interests. They’re simple and functional products that you can feel good about gifting to your friends and family.

Small gifts for adults

Bamboo Travel Utensil Set

Many folks bring their lunch to work or pack picnics on the weekend. This easy little pack of utensils is a useful and sustainable gift. No more hunting around for plastic silverware!

Stainless steel straws

These reusable straws come with cleaning brushes and a handy storage bag. A great gift for that person who likes to bring a drink everywhere.

Wooden Spatula

That health-conscious cook in your life would appreciate a wooden spatula, an easy gift that won’t scratch up your pots and pans.

Organic Coffee

High-quality coffee is a treat! For the coffee lover in your life, a bag of beans is a great gift. I always look for organic, fair-trade coffee roasted in small batches. This brand also tests free of pesticides and other contaminants!. Mindful gift giving for me always includes some thought about how the product impacts the environment too.

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Shrub Drink Mix

So many prepared drinks are loaded with tons of added sugar and questionable ingredients. This simple shrub has organic apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar, and organic fruit. Mix it into a little bubbly water for a delicious drink!

Pique Green Tea Jasmine

Splurge on some great tea  this holiday! Pique has the highest quality when it comes to tea. I love that they have both fermented green and black tea and their to-go packets are one of my favorite things in my purse. I can’t tell you how often I open a package for a little pick-me-up!

Finishing Salt

Mindful gift giving can be as simple as gently leveling up the basics. Herby salts are an excellent and easy way to level up any meal. This fresh, organic blend of spices is a great little gift.

Blue Lotus Chai Tea

This organic, decaf tea is great for the whole family. It has no sugar added, which can be hard to find in a good chai mix. Since it’s a powder, it’s super easy to make and bring with you on the go too!

Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pans

If you often cook with cast iron pans, like I do, this scrubber makes clean up so much easier. It is also great for cleaning sourdough starter or dough off of glass.

Lip Balm

A good lip balm is a handy gift, especially in the cold, dry winter! This gift pack allows you to keep one in your office, one in your bedroom, one in your purse, and in my case – give one to my five-year-old daughter, who shares my love and obsession.

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Darn Tough Wool Socks

Hikers, those who love to walk a lot, and pretty much anyone who wears socks, needs a quality pair! These will last years and years without being torn through or ruined in the wash. Plus, Darn Tough socks have a lifetime warranty! Get a hole? Send them in for a new pair. In the long run, quality socks are a money saver for the whole family.

Amber Nightlights

These nightlights have been a game changer in our home. They create the perfect nighttime atmosphere that’s free of blue light to help our kids sleep better!

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Seasonal Cookbooks

Books are always a great way to encourage a hobby for the home cook. They are also lovely to leave out on the coffee table since most cookbooks are full of beautiful photos.

The southern harvest

The Southern Harvest Cookbook: Recipes Celebrating Four Seasons by Cathy Cleary is a great choice for someone living southward or with an affinity for southern food. Short interviews with Southern chefs give this book an extra bit of story and context.

Sunny Side Up: A 28-Day Breakfast Meal Plan for Busy Families

Sunny Side Up is our first cookbook! It contains recipes designed for cooks of all levels with helpful shopping lists and meal planning tips!  It’s perfect for any busy caregiver that loves simple, easy breakfast recipes!

Full moon feast

Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection contains thought-provoking essays on how to connect seasons throughout the year as well as simple and nutritious recipes. This is a great choice for someone who cares about the greater context food has in culture.

Six Seasons

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden is a personal recommendation, full of practical, health-conscious ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.