How to choose a gift for a friend that seems to be able to manifest anything they desire:
We all have that friend. Our “zen friend.” They bring a deep level of richness to our lives. Everyday with them feels like a gift because they offer us a non-judgemental outlet and an incredibly thoughtful perspective on life. They care deeply, feel deeply and give deeply.
This year, we wanted to help you give back tothat friend. We’ve curated a list of unique gift ideas that will help your friend deepen their stillness, spark present moment awareness and raise their flow of energy. And who knows...it might just inspire you to expand your own zen practices too.
So without further ado, here are our 2018 Zen Trends Gift ideas!
For the friend who wants to “hack” meditation: The Ohm Store Original OM Singing Bowl
As one of the most ancient energy tools, a singing bowl is the quintessential tool for meditation, stress reduction and holistic healing. Hand-hammered in Kathmandu, Nepal, each of these brass bowls are special and unique. The sound from Tibetan Singing Bowls entrains the brain to move into the Theta brainwave frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and intuition. The sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting the stress or pain response. So what does this mean? It means that when you play a singing bowl, you quiet your mind and prime your brain for meditation!
For the friend who is brand new to meditation: Headspace App
The headspace app is perfect for the novice or experienced meditator. It provides guided meditations, ranging from bite-sized to extended and covering hundreds of themes from stress and anxiety to focus and productivity. You could gift your friend a full month to test drive the app, all the way up to 2 years to show you really care!
For the friend seeking a (world class) guru: 1 on 1 Session with Shaman Durek
Shaman Durek acts as a mediator or ‘bridge’ between the spiritual and physical planes. He applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness and healing into people's lives. Each session is totally customized by the direction the spirit guides show. So whether your friend is seeking direction in up-leveling an already amazing life or searching for healing at the soul level, this will be the gift that keeps on giving.Hot insight: I, personally, have been intrigued by endless discoveries in my sessions with Shaman Durek. The piece that is the most compelling for me is that Shaman Durek was able to hear what I was thinking before I even thought it. He was able to tap into the voice inside my head that sometimes I can’t hear through all of the chaos in life. If you’re searching for direction in a specific area of your life, this could be one of the best gifts that you give to yourself (I mean a friend, of course.)
For the friend who swears by their yoga practice: Yogi Surprise Subscription Box
Speaking of gifts that keep on giving, we had to include the Yogi Surprise Subscription Box on this list. Gift your yogi friend with products that elevate their yoga practice both on and off the mat. Each Yogi Surprise box has impeccable standards and all products included are non-GMO and cruelty-free. Choose from a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and continue to give back long after the holidays have ended.
For the friend who is looking for love (or for the love of your life): JaxKelly Rose Quartz Gemstone Prong Earrings
JaxKelly’s mission is to create mindful products that evoke a sense of peace, love, and joy so you feel connected to your higher self and your surroundings. These particular earrings contain a Rose Quartz stone. Known as the "love stone", Rose Quartz amplifies the essence of love and opens the heart on all levels. When I wear these earrings, I can’t help but feel like a magnet for love.
For the friend who is setting health goals: Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook
Deepak Chopra has called Sahara Rose "a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift." More than just a cookbook, this is a guide that will forever shift your relationship with food. Based on her modern, plant-based approach to Ayurveda, this book contains easy-to-make, tridoshic recipes using ingredients found in your local supermarket. This is a sure way to kickstart any 2019 health goals or for anyone who is looking to take their vitality to the next level