It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrr! As you might have gathered from my instagram, I’m an #extremeelf, and dive fully into the holiday spirit. I’m also proudly the #chiefelf in my family, and absolutely love coming up with perfect gifts for the people I love most. I always aim for thoughtful and practical items, so that the receiver can feel the love and intention that went into choosing their prezzie.
I keep a note on my simplenote app (same one I use for my migraine diary) year round where I keep track of my #giftepiphanies for my close friends and family. These ideas usually come at the most random times (like in the shower or as I’m drifting off to sleep), and if I didn’t write them down, I’d probably forget and risk losing my #chiefelf title! #brainfogproblems
First, I want to share my MM Amazon Gift Guide (find here). Since I execute my elf duties pretty much exclusively using online shopping, Amazon is an absolute lifesaver. Give this list a scroll through; it’s filled with home-run things I have gifted, and products I love and use daily myself.
In addition to the Amazon list, below are my top 10 (non-amazon) gift recommendations of 2018! Enjoy and happy gifting
“Kept Going” Pin: I love this for a medicine kit, inside of purse or backpack. A reminder that you can handle whatever comes your way
Pep Talk Postcards: giving to others makes you feel good and makes them feel good. These are such a thoughtful way to spread kindness.
Adulting Crystal: because adulting is hard, enough said.
“Be Well” Pill Case: because migraine life often = “always have meds with you” life.
MantraMag Subscription: such a thoughtful gift, packed with feel-good inspo that can be enjoyed all year.
Locket Keychain: I love having something sentimental on my keys, this is a perfect way to carry love with you.
Everlane Recycled Sweater: comfy, cozy, cute…checks all the boxes! Especially that Oat color
Good At Naps Blanket: a perfect neutral that goes with anything and makes you feel like a #winner every night or nap.
“I Am” Affirmation Mug: I make myself a nightly hot drink and it’s usually in this mug, absolutely adore it.
NYE Bottums Up socks: because if you’re like me, this is as much partying as I plan on doing for NYE #grandmabedtime
I hope you guys enjoy perusing all of these great products. Giving presents can be such a fun and thoughtful way to show love, but it’s always important to remember that the most important gifts are those that aren’t bought. They are things like providing a listening ear, giving extra warm long hugs, or writing a card to tell someone how much they mean to you.
I love this holiday to do list by @xoenneagram, and thought it would be the perfect way to wrap up (hehe, get it?) this 2018 gift guide:
Accept the present
Be warm, not just cozy
Look for the light in everyone
Sending light, love and so much good energy to each one of you this holiday season
I share each step along my road to wellness and healing and hope that in doing so I can inspire you along your own path. Thank you so much for being here.