Neighborhood holiday lights are sparkling and candles are flickering in the windows of the houses in our small town. The Christmas tree farm across the lake is lined with cars filled with families waiting to pick out the perfect tree. And our quaint downtown Market Square is already filled with shoppers in search of the perfect gifts.
In the spirit of gift-giving, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things in case it gives you some ideas for the loved ones in your life (and makes your shopping easier).
First, I wanted you to know that my new card deck, Self Care Wisdom Cards, is now available and Hay House is having a 50% off sale this week. It’s an illustrated deck with important messages that help you build a stronger, more loving relationship with yourself. You can find them here.
One of my favorite unusual gifts is a milk frother because it makes any cup of coffee or tea extra special. You can use it with oat and almond milk and, in less than a minute, you’ll add a creamy, whipped topping to your favorite drink! You can find it here.
Okay, this might seem strange, but I also love giving practical gifts as stocking stuffers and Trader Joe’s sponges are the perfect example. My friend Beth turned me on to these and I think of her every time I wash dishes 😀. They’re soft and squishy and mold to any surface. You can find them here.
Another practical gift idea comes from my assistant Lisa who grew tired of watching me struggle to open boxes and packages. This handy little gadget will save your hands and a whole lot of frustration. You can find it here.
Because I love supporting writers, I’m including two books on my list. The first is by Joan Borysenko, a woman whom I adore. With her signature wisdom, good sense, and laugh-out-loud humor, Joan has created a new version of her popular book, Pocketful of Miracles. It’s filled with daily prayers, affirmations, and meditations that will rest well at your bedside table or on your bathroom counter 😀. It’s a beautiful hardcover book and the daily messages are such a blessing for those in need of comfort and spiritual support. You can find it here.
For the fiction lovers on your list, I just finished a novel by Deepak Malhotra called “The Peacemaker’s Code” and it’s a compelling story about what happens when a professor who teaches negotiation strategies is brought in by the government to negotiate the world out of a disastrous fate. It’s a wild ride that will also teach you about history and the art of negotiation (and it offers hope for humanity!). You can find it here.
Finally, as a gift to yourself, you might want to pick up the new sunscreen from AnnMarieGianni.com. It’s called Sun Love and the unscented, silky new formula glides on and allows you to use just a small amount for good coverage (and it’s on sale this week!). It’s my go-to favorite self-care addition to my daily walks. You can find it here.
PS – Join me for the last Zoom “Coach on Call” gathering of the year hosted by Alternatives this Tuesday, November 30th at 2pm ET/7pm GMT where I’ll offer holiday self-care strategies and coaching. You can purchase tickets here.
PPS – I’ll be hosting a free online event this Saturday, 12/4 at 1pm ET, with Banyen Books & Sound in Vancouver, BC, where I’ll be talking about my new card deck, Self Care Wisdom Cards, pulling cards for guests, and supporting you in taking good care of yourself over the holidays. You can register here.