Holiday Gift Guide – 7 Unique Gifts that Promote Peace of Mind
It is that magical time of the year again. The leaves are turning brown, the hot summer breeze is turning a bit cooler, a bit calmer like a balm for the tired soul. We are also getting closer to the holidays. It is going to be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and before we know if. We can finally bid adieu to this very strange year that is thankfully almost out the door.
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It feels great to receive gifts, but it feels even better to give gifts. It is the entire process of selecting the best gift for someone amazing and watching their eyes sparkle with joy when they open it up in front of you. Sometimes the process can be a bit confusing, when you want to step away from the traditional candy and flowers, when you want to do something that is a bit more thought provoking than a gift card. While I have nothing against those gifts, sometimes you just want to put in a little extra effort into the art of gift giving.
Some people deserve just a little extra effort, and sometimes it is just fun for you to find these unique gifts for special people in your life. I wanted to also stick with the theme of cleverandclassy.com; so, this Holiday Gift Guide is not only going to consist of unique gift ideas, but also promote peace of mind.
Almost every single person is struggling with some amount of stress in his or her life, which is unfortunate, and calls for a little pick-me-up, a little relief from stress, a little me-time, so let’s get into some unique gift ideas for peace of mind and self-love; or we can say show them how they deserve some self-love and lots of peace of mind.
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Holiday Gift Guide for Unique Gift Ideas
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 1 (Baths for Peace of Mind)
Think calming, think baths. Nothing relieves stress and anxiety, and brings peace of mind faster than a nice, warm, long, soothing bath. I am thinking bubbles, I am thinking bath salts, I am thinking bath bombs. Depending on your budget, you can make a little bath bundle of joy and it would make a lovely, thoughtful, unique gift for the wonderfully classy ladies in your life. Not trying to say that men cannot enjoy a soothing bath, I would definitely recommend the amazing men in your life to try it out; Chandler Bing loved it, they will too!
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 2 (Candles for Peace of Mind)
Candles! I did a post on candles and scented candles for peace of mind. Click here if you want to read it. Candles are soothing, they are known to relieve stress, they look magical, feel magical and are loved by elegant ladies and gentlemen throughout the world. Candles make a lovely gift for any occasion, be it the holiday season, birthday, Mother’s Day, or graduation.
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 3 (Music for Peace of Mind)
Give your loved ones the gift of music, one of the most common and the most effective ways to relieve stress and anxiety is by listening to music. I am not just saying that this has been proved by several surveys conducted over the past several years about stress, anxiety, and peace of mind.
I am not talking about buying some CDs, though that does not sound like such a bad idea, a mixed tape with some of their favorite songs is always a thoughtful gift that shows you bothered enough to put some thought and effort into the gift. Let’s take it a notch up, how about a Vintage Portable Record Player.
I came across this on Amazon and was amazed to see the price. It is under $45, looks amazing and it is available in so many classy, cool colors to choose from.
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 4 (Massages for Peace of Mind)
If you are interested in gifting gift cards or cash, then I would suggest gift an experience, a visit to the Spa, a gift card to a masseuse sounds amazing. Just the sound of a massage soothes you. There are a bunch of different massagers to choose from, and you do not have to break your bank balance to get one.
There are some amazing options ranging from $10 to $100. You can get a massager for the face, or a foot massager, a back massager, or a neck massager. The list is endless, looks like I might have to do a post dedicated to different massagers available. However, for now, I am linking some of my favorites below.
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 5 (Tea for Peace of Mind)
In my post about 7 Secret Foods for Instant Stress Relief, I mention Teas for peace of mind. Chamomile, peppermint, Orange tea is amazing to promote peace of mind. The chamomile or peppermint, the smell is enough to soothe your soul, and provide some instant stress relief.
These ingredients along with the calming aroma, the warmth from the tea combined with the sound of pouring this hot concoction into your favorite cup is enough to make you feel rejuvenated and a great gift for any tea lover in your life.
Holiday Gift Guide Tip: You can bundle up two or more of these gift ideas, or some of your own, into one gift basket, cutely wrapped with ribbons for some extra points. Yes, no one should be scoring you on what gifts you bring but you know what I mean.
Some assorted teas, a candle and a bath set would make for a perfect little goodie bag for any occasion. Ooohh, add in some dark chocolate to the mix and you are golden.
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 6 (Journaling for Peace of Mind)
Journaling is a fantastic way to relieve stress and anxiety. It is recommended by all therapists, and who am I to argue. Journaling is a healthy, simple, and effective way to heal yourself, and it promotes sharing your problems, venting out by writing them down. It does not require anybody else, just you, your thoughts, and your journal. There are some great options to choose from, and again this would be a great item to add to your gift basket if that is what you are opting for.
Holiday Gift Guide – Idea 7 (Weighted Blanket for Peace of Mind)
Personally, I am a big fan of cozy, fluffy, soft bed sheets, pillow covers, duvet covers, like many other girly girls all around the world. Weighted blankets are a fairly new concept, and they have become popular because of the comfy, cozy, feel. Weighted blankets feel like a big giant hug. What calms you down more than a long, meaningful hug? The answer to that is nothing. So, hugs for peace of mind. You do not always have someone to give you a hug when you need one, so a weighted blanket is the second-best option. Here is a great article about weighted blankets and every thing you need to know about them, on Forbes.
Gifts should not be about how much money you are spending, I know that is what it has become about, someone’s love for you cannot be measured by how much money they spent on you. Gift giving is an art, it is about the thought put into the gift. I would rather get a ten-dollar bath set, or an assorted tea set, than hundred dollars in cash. The former shows a little more effort, and that is the art of gift giving. I hope this Holiday Gift Guide was helpful, again, these gift ideas can be used for gifting, or for yourself, for any occasion. Happy Holidays!