Preparing for the holidays in 2020 isn’t quite like any other year. The pandemic has taken its toll, and the best gifts will be those that boost positivity and gratitude, two things that have likely been lacking.
Whether you are shopping for your spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or friend, these gifts will go over well for anyone on your list.
1. Gratitude journal
Most large retailers that sell books and book products offer journals specifically titled “Gratitude Journals’. These journals come with prompts that help the writer to dig deep into what makes them grateful in their life.
2. Guided meditation music
More people are interested in learning how to meditate than ever before. Guided meditation is a simple way to get started. Along with soothing music, a guide’s voice will you how to relax and what to focus on during the session.
3. Yoga gear
Yoga is known to help improve health and decrease stress. However, some people aren’t particularly flexible and will benefit from a yoga block, a strap, or a wheel. Even a yoga mat makes a nice gift.
4. Beeswax candles
Beeswax doesn’t release harmful chemicals or smoke when it burns, so it’s the healthiest option for indoor use. Candles can be relaxing and they help people set daily intentions of gratitude.
5. Positive affirmation cards
Cards that offer individual positive affirmations can help people remember to be positive that day and concentrate on happiness.
Puzzles are a simple, tranquil gift that can be used as a meditation tool for people who have difficulty sitting quietly. Puzzles of nature scenes are particularly calming.
7. Mindfulness magazine subscription
Mindful magazine is a good example of a magazine subscription that can serve as a gift to boost positivity and gratitude. The recipient will have several magazines that help them learn more about the world of mindfulness and to incorporate it into their everyday life.
8. Weighted blanket
Weighted blankets are known to improve sleep and deep relaxation. The weight of the blanket should be selected based on the weight of the recipient.
9. Writing journal
A regular lined-paper journal is an excellent gift to help boost positivity. The recipient can use the journal to set goals, intentions, sort out feelings, and more.
10. Essential oils
Essential oils, such as lavender, rose and ylang-ylang, have been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood. Pairing essential oils with a nice oil diffuser makes for a very beautiful gift.
11. Coloring books
Even for adults, coloring books can help reduce stress and boost positivity. You can find coloring books for almost any age range and interest area. Coloring themes about animals and nature tend to make for good gifts.
12. Herbal tea
Herbal teas do not have caffeine in them, so they make for a relaxing evening beverage. Herbal teas such as chamomile, lavender, and rose help to boost mood and reduce stress. Along with the tea, you could gift a tea ball or a teapot.
13. A plant
Plants provide oxygen and clean air. Since they require caretaking, this symbiotic relationship is good for gratitude and positivity. Indoor plants that thrive easily include pothos and ZZ plants.
14. Tabletop fountain
Small fountains make for great gifts. The running water acts as white noise to calm people, and nearby plants will benefit from the moisture put into the air.
15. Blank greeting cards
A beautiful set of blank greeting cards make a great gift because they encourage you to write a ‘thank you’, ‘thinking of you’, or other greetings. This type of connection boosts gratitude.
These 15 gifts are sure to satisfy anyone on your holiday list this year. Everyone could use some positivity in 2020.