When they said ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’, they weren’t lying. Sure Christmas decorations are out in shops the week after Easter, and I start listening to Christmas carols earlier than it’s socially acceptable (do I even stop?) but the month of December has a special little buzz about it which I love.
I love Christmas for the nights after a big lunch when we sit down and play board games as a family. I love it for the Christmas Eve’s when we’d drive around the neighbourhood to see all the houses decorated in lights. I love it for the food, laughter and memories with my beautiful family.
With two weeks to go until Santa’s arrival and my love of this time of year, you’d think that I’d be wrapping the last of my presents and putting them under the Christmas tree while sipping my hot chocolate and listing to Christmas carols, wouldn’t you? Well you’d be right about one thing – ‘…Dashing through the snow, on a one horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go, laughing all the way… ‘ – but I’m not wrapping presents or drinking hot chocolate.
So if you’re still looking to finalise, or in my case, start your present shopping, or you need to provide some ideas of what your family and friends can get you, I’ve put together some of my favourite ideas to do with health, wellness and spiritual growth.
Written by the inspirational Rachel MacDonald and Tara Bliss, these books are at the top of my wish list because they are divine in every sense of the word; from the design and the words, to the positive changes that the readers have experienced thanks to this amazing duo. If someone needs a bit of spirit in their life and wants to make 2014 their year, get them these life guides.
Along with the solid pewter word ‘Be…’, this paperweight comes with a number of cards printed with positive qualities, such as ‘reliable’, ‘thankful’, and ‘honest’. This makes a beautiful gift as it’s a reminder to the recipient of all of their amazing qualities, as well as being a catalyst for spiritual growth.
NMB Diary 2014
We often have great intentions for the New Year with resolutions but with this diary, there are no excuses. This diary will not only keep track of your daily routine, but it’s also filled with recipe ideas, inspiring quotes, at-home workouts and goal setting pages, which is sure to help make 2014 a success.
Order a one, three or six month subscription to the Notox Box and receive a box filled with 5-10 healthy & eco products every month. The goodies include a range of natural, organic & eco products such as health food, organic food, super-foods, natural skincare & make up, and eco-friendly home & lifestyle products. The Notox Box is a great way to try out a number of products without the huge cost.
From $49 a year
Another gift that gives all year through is a magazine subscription. Providing health and wellness advice each time it arrives in the mailbox, this gift is sure to provide inspiration all year through.
Happy shopping or happy receiving. No one said you couldn’t buy yourself presents, right?
What are you hoping to receive this year or what are you most excited to give?