Holiday Gift Ideas!
It’s that time of year when you keep asking your loved ones for their wish list only to get a “I don’t know” answer for the umpteenth time. It’s getting harder and harder when it’s so easy to just click online and order for yourself. Gift giving now requires even more creativity put into it.
What can you buy that your loved one will appreciate but wouldn’t necessarily know about the product? In a perfect world, you would give handmade gifts but now we’re just acting crazy. Back to reality…we’ve put a short list of some unique ideas for you.
Before you make any snap judgments, this one took some time for me to get used to. Have you tried stopping for two minutes and doing nothing? We need this break in our brains to stay creative, to allow our minds to stop, which in turn calms our nervous system down.
I was going through a pretty rough patch when I finally gave in to this “new age” practice. Our counselor had been recommending meditation for years and I just wrote it off as “that’s what other people do.” But during the holidays when the to-do list seems to multiply daily and the get-togethers with family & friends can be fun…what gifts should you get, what should you wear (okay maybe you guys aren’t worried about that so much,) is everything decorated just right, how long are we staying at Aunt Mary’s? etc…? S-t-r-e-s-s-f-u-l!!
The Calm App does offer free meditation options, as well as paid upgrades. I’ve only used the free options and love it! My personal favorite scene is the Mountains with the River flowing through. You can turn on the app and focus just on this scene.
Unfortunately, my mind is too busy and I need someone to guide my meditation so I’ve chosen to do the Body Scan. As you can see, you can start with as little as 3 minutes. My personal favorite has been the 25-minute option.
There is a female guide who has the perfect tone of voice and sets a good pace to follow. She reminds you how to meditate without it feeling pushy or judgemental. Honestly, the first few times didn’t really do much for me but after the 4th or 5th session I was hooked. I could physically feel a difference. A literal calming difference.
Don’t knock it until you try it!
Click here to subscribe —> The Calm App
This increasing focus on the holiday season causes “holiday anxiety”. Where does this stress come from? I personally believe that it has a different source than worrying about eating, drinking, decoration and presents. I think that it stems more from our need to experience memorable moments with the people that are dear to you.
More and more often, these moments of genuine attention are disrupted and they become less frequent. We seem to increasingly lose ourselves in our tablets and phones instead of in a good conversation. -Vertellis
Tired of all the small talk and crave more genuine deep conversations? Then this is the perfect game to purchase.
The game is played with friends, family, or colleagues. Through questions that trigger memories and stories you will get to know those closest to you in a new (deeper) way. At the end of the game you will know who has been paying attention but most importantly you will have had meaningful conversations with your loved ones.
Vertellis is a Dutch brand, which means “tell me more.”
Vertellis can cause…
Click here to purchase —> Vertellis – Amazing Conversations
DATEBOX : DATE NIGHT MADE SIMPLE
Your date is a surprise & it’s different every month! An in-home date will include games, fun activities, how-to classes, snack & drink recipes, keepsakes, and more.
On a local date you may be headed to try a new restaurant, take a tour, or go on an adventure. You’ll get detailed information about where you’re headed, plus unique voucher codes to redeem your date when you arrive.
Every date also comes with a complete date guide, custom playlist, & conversation starters so you can get to know each other more.
If you select a Datebox Digital subscription, you’ll get a monthly download with pre-planned date guides, games, activities, recipes, conversation starters, & playlists from Datebox, but in a digital download format.
Surprise your spouse with this thoughtful gift!
Click here to purchase —> Datebox (Great idea for those who like to stay home on New Year’s Eve!)
Husbands, here’s a great gift for your wife!
Do you ever feel like you don’t enjoy anything because you’re trying to do everything?
You’re efficient . . . but exhausted. You could use a little bit of breathing room.
With one surprisingly simple invitation, God offers a way to trade your overwhelming pace for one that will finally bring you peace. This study will show you how.
Check out this 28 day bible study on how to create more margin in your life.
Leave little love notes for your spouse with these ready-made sticky notes. There are five different designs that make it easy to say something thoughtful.
Each pack contains 25 sheets with 5 rotating messages.
The messages include:
• I love you more than _____________ .
• You’re the best at ______________ .
• You deserve the ______________ award.
• I love remembering the time we ________________ .
• I still love the way you ______________ .
Click here to purchase —> Sticky Notes