Now that Halloween is over everyone’s thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. I thought it would be fun to put together a holiday gift guide that can help you further your M.U.D. Life. I will try to do this each year since I’m always discovering new products.
But, before I get to my top recommendations, I do want to touch on this. In all honesty the holidays aren’t about gifts. I feel like in today’s society there is so much importance put on gifts, when that’s not actually what the holidays are about at all. The holidays are about being with your family and people you love, making memories, being thankful for your blessings, laughing and having fun. One of my favorite quotes is, “Collect moments, not things.” And that is exactly what the holidays should be about.
So the short list of gifts you find below might not be conventional. I’m not suggesting toys and gadgets and other things that might collect dust throughout the years and just take up space. I’m suggesting items that can help bring about positivity and optimism. These are all items that can help you and others live with Mindful Unique Decisions.
#1 Homemade Gifts
This is my top suggestion and for good reason. Homemade gifts that come straight from your heart mean so much more than anything you can find on a store shelf. Homemade gifts take time, effort, lots of thought and love. I can’t think of anything more that I’d rather receive than something that I know someone put their heart and soul into. That is so M.U.D. It doesn’t have to be big and elaborate, it just needs to come from your heart.
Every year my husband and I make our own gifts for our family. We toss around different ideas, and then once we settle on what we will do, we put all our heart and soul into it creating special one-of-a-kind things for those we love.
Write down those that you will be giving gifts to this holiday season. Think about who they are and what they might like. What can they use? What can you make that will make them smile? Go on pinterest for ideas. Anyone can make anything. You don’t have to be an artist. Just do it with love. A homemade gift is worth more than anything in the world.
Why I Love MantraBands: I LOVE MantraBands. I love what they stand for. They are full of positivity and optimism. Each bracelet comes with it’s own special mantra. Bracelets come in silver, yellow gold and rose gold and there are so many mantras to pick from. You are sure to find one that speaks to you and your loved one.
Why It Makes A Great Gift: Give a gift with good vibes attached and watch how one small thing can change someone’s life.
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#3 Dune Jewelry
What Is Dune Jewelry: “Dune Jewelry is The Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company.® We create fine Experiential Jewelry® with the highest quality materials from around the world to capture your most meaningful experiences, favorite adventures and precious memories. We individually handcraft each piece with your sand, earth, or element from your favorite beach, trail, ballpark, mountaintop, golf course and more.”
Why I Love Dune Jewelry: “Collect moments, not things.” Dune Jewelry is all about that. I LOVE Dune Jewelry and the pieces that I own. Whenever I look at my bracelet or ring I am reminded about the amazing places and adventures my husband and I have been on. The memories come flooding back. Dune Jewelry lets me carry a piece of a place that I love with me always.
Why It Makes A Great Gift: Remind your loved ones of places that you have been together. Remind your loved ones of a special time or place. Carry your memories and a piece of that place with you always.
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#4 Young Living Essential Oils
What Is Young Living: “Through the painstaking steps of our proprietary Seed to Seal production process, we produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.”
Why I Love Young Living Essential Oils: Essential oils have completely changed my life. They improve my mood, they help when I’m not feeling well, they help me to live an all-natural life without chemicals. I use oils for everything from mental and physical health, to cleaning, to laundry, to making my house smell good. Oils are versatile and are definitely worth the investment.
Why It Makes A Great Gift: Essential oils, especially pure essential oils, are life changing! Young Living is a company that stands behind their products and ensures the purity of their oils. Help someone you love take the first step towards wellness and the life-changing world of essential oils.
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#5 Oola: Find Balance In An Unbalanced World by Dave Braun & Troy Amdahl
What Is Oola: “Oola (originating from the word “oo-la-la”) is a lifestyle based on the International best selling book, Oola: Find balance in an Unbalanced World. oo-la (noun): That state of awesomeness. It is when your life is balanced and growing in the seven key areas of life – the 7 F’s of Oola (fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends and fun).”
Why I Love Oola: My M.U.D. Life is literally powered by Oola. The principles that Oola teaches you about embracing life are completely life-changing! This is a book that will help you find balance and help you to find the meaning in your life. To read just how much Oola has changed my life click here.
Why It Makes A Great Gift: In today’s high-speed, connected, rush-rush world we all need to find balance. It’s easy to lose yourself. Oola: Find Balance In An Unbalanced World can help everyone seek the balance they need. It’s a book that will change your life for the better.
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