If you know someone struggling during the holiday season, nothing says you care about them more than a gift for their mental, physical, and spiritual health.
No one knows that more than Alisa, who has found comfort during her grief with gifts for serenity, warmth, meditation, and positive reflection. Now, she hopes others will find the same comfort in giving and receiving the following gifts this holiday season.
1. Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets are a great choice because they can make you feel both mentally and physically comforted. In addition, weighted blankets put your autonomic nervous system into “rest” mode and can provide an overall sense of calmness.
Click the following link to see our favorite line of weighted blankets: www.Balooliving.com.
2. Healing Shawls
If you’re looking for a gift for meditation and prayer, our SJSF Healing Shawl is the perfect fit. Knitted by hand and created with the recipient in mind, each shawl is woven with healing thoughts and love, an ideal gift for someone who needs healing. The Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation Healing Shawls are donation-based shawls used for prayer or meditation.
Click the following link to learn more about our healing shawls: www.shelbystrong.life/product/sjsfoundation-healing-shawl-six-feet-of-comfort.
3. Singing Bowls
Singing bowls are bowls used to promote relaxation. They produce sounds and vibrations when hit or circled with a mallet. This can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote deep relaxation, and even aid the immune system.
4. Mala Beads
Mala beads are beads used in prayer and meditation, which are linked to improved sleep, lower blood pressure, and other factors that help encourage one’s well-being.
Here are some links you can use to shop for mala beads:
5. Comforting Technology
While there are many obvious perks to home devices, have you ever thought about how they can impact your well-being? For example, smart devices or Wi-Fi picture frames are the perfect gifts for someone who may live alone or far away from family. They can make daily tasks easy and help communicate with your loved ones to feel closer and comforted.
Visit the following link below if you are interested in digital picture frames: www.skylightframe.com.
Bird feeders celebrate life by nourishing local wildlife and drawing the birds in for the recipient to watch and appreciate. Some believe cardinals symbolize your loved ones returning to say hello and confirm they are doing well.
7. Thoughtful Books
Books are always an excellent choice for meaningful gifts. There are many books out there that attempt to make sense of your experience while positively altering your train of thought. Here are a few books that we highly recommend:
- “Hope 365: Daily Meditations for the Grieving Heart” by Clara Hinton
- “Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
- “Awaken The Spirit Within” by Rebecca Rosen
- “Change Your Thoughts-Change your Life” by Dr. Wayne Dyer
- “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson
- “Forgiving the Unforgivable” by Craig Stone
- “To Heaven and Back” by Mary C. Neal, M.D.
Aromatherapy, like essential oils, diffusers, or incense, is a great gift idea for those who may be going through trauma. These are always a great gift pick because you can mix and match different types of aromatherapy products and get a range of benefits like improved sleep, pain management, and a healthier mental state.
Here is a link to some of our favorite aromatherapy products: www.organicaromas.com.
9. Serenity Lamps & Noise-Canceling Headphones
As well as being perfect for everyday unwinding, serenity lamps used in conjunction with noise-canceling headphones carry a lot of benefits to those who may be recovering from trauma. Serenity lamps ease the tension before bed, encouraging you to relax more and sleep deeper. Noise canceling headphones are a great pair with this as they reduce unwanted ambient sounds using active noise control. If you know someone who is struggling with their sleep, this may be a gift that helps.
Here is a link to some of these types of products: www.consciousitems.com.
10. Healing Crystals & Salt Rocks
Meditation can be a huge factor for someone recovering from trauma, and crystals and salt rocks can help. Healing crystals and salt rocks are known to have healing properties to cleanse your energy and purify yourself as you meditate.
Here is a link to one of our favorite brands: www.sedonacrystalvortex.com.
Whatever you give your loved one this holiday season, if it’s a gift from your heart, it’s most definitely the right one. If nothing else, giving your compassion, understanding, and support is always an excellent option.