If you are looking for inspirational gifts for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place!
By now, you have surely made your list of who the lucky gift recipients will be in your life this holiday season. Chances are, though, that you are still looking for that perfect present for some or all of them. Well, look no further for all the women in your life who you’d love to see embrace body, soul, and self love in the new year. This lovely gift guide has plenty of options for gifts that promote self-love while exemplifying how much you love the recipient. So shop on and maybe even put a thing or two in the basket for you!
GIFTS FOR $25 & UNDER
An Appreciation Jar—Ideal for anyone on a limited budget, this inexpensive gift is powerful. Find a Mason-type jar. Write characteristics you love about the person on bright paper and then fold them into small offerings. Fill the Mason jar with those offerings and seal it with a bright, decorative ribbon.
Less than $10
Beautiful You—As the author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, I am biased, but readers have enthusiastically purchased this book as guide on their self-acceptance journey for themselves and the women, anywhere from 16 to 60, in their lives. One reviewer wrote, “Molinary has done a fabulous job of offering practical and doable advice to help women see—and appreciate—themselves in a whole new way, and to realize that a healthy body image is about so much more than what we think we see in the mirror.”
Less than $17
Bath Scrub—There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a bath scrub used in a hot shower or bath. You can make your own Ginger sugar scrub by following this recipe from Amber Karnes at My Aim is True or pick up a jar of Trader Joe’s Lavender scrub.
Less than $20
Kiva Loan—Celebrate a special friend or loved one by giving her the opportunity to support another woman in her life. Kiva loans are micro-loans, given in $25 increments, to support entrepreneurs around the world. You can purchase a gift certificate for your loved one to select where she’d like her loan to go. The best part? Entrepreneurs repay their loans and you can continue to give that same investment out over and over again if you would like.
GIFTS FOR $50 & UNDER
Be Bold Sign—Send a powerful message to a loved one by encouraging her to be everything she is, from bold to loving, with this white block lettered on black backdrop sign.
Less than $40
Yoga—Another wonderful way to promote wellbeing and reduce stress in your loved one’s life is with a gift certificate for an individual yoga session or a group of classes at her local studio.
GIFTS FOR $100 & UNDER
Massage—Treat your loved one to the joy and release of a massage. A massage gift certificate will reduce stress, increase wellbeing, while making the recipient feel incredibly nurtured.
Find Your Beautiful Print—Pick up a Find Your Beautiful Print by Cindy Wunsch, a Nashville-based artist. These powerful, whimsical prints simply state, “Find Your Beautiful,” reminding admirers that they can see beauty the way they choose to and not the way the world hands it to them.
GIFTS FOR $150 & UNDER
Fearlessness Necklace—Sometimes a signature piece of jewelry can really empower us. For years, I relished the sterling silver Fearlessness necklace I purchased to support the Joyful Heart Foundation whose mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. I bought this necklace two different times and ultimately “paid” it forward when a couple of people in my life needed its fearlessness to help them in their journey forward. This necklace is a powerful yet simple reminder that we have what we need and are enough just as we are.
Coaching—Have someone in your life who is really trying to figure out where she is going and how she’s getting there? Give the ultimate gift of time and brainstorming by buying a onetime session with a life coach. Amanda Page of Bold Types offers a Statement Session where clients work with her, over the phone, for 90 minutes to find their statement—the who and how of the way they want to be in the world. She also arms them with a set of skills for holding that statement, living it, and owning it as they move forward.