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Headspace is an awesome app with lots of great meditation training. You can get a gift membership for someone on their website here. Meditation has been shown to be an effective tool to manage stress and this would make a great gift for someone that is struggling to cope with the stress in their life. I used to use it on my lunch break when I had a high-stress office job and it really helped me recharge.
This would be a good idea for someone that you know has been wanting to start a fitness journey. You definitely don’t want to give this to someone if they might think it’s an unwanted comment about their weight. I personally love working out and think this would be a really thoughtful gift. I love working out and there have been plenty of times I couldn’t afford a gym membership. You could also get them a pass for some fitness classes like Yoga or Zumba for a more affordable option.
There is a restaurant where I live that just started offering cooking classes and I think that would make a really good gift. Try googling where they live and see if there are any classes for something they might be interested in. Groupon is a good place to check out and you can get some great deals on there. Try guitar lessons, dog training lessons or photography classes.
I am biased because I love reading but I think personal development books make great gifts. Here are some of my favorites and I think any of these would make great gifts. They’re all easy reads with lots of great insight and advice in them. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who likes to read check some of these out.
Writing is a powerful tool for personal development. Here are some beautiful journals that would make a great gift for anyone. You never know what might inspire someone to pick it up and start writing. I love the idea of someone feeling the need to start journaling and then remembering they have a beautiful journal that was gifted to them sitting on the shelf. If you know someone who is really ready to change their life a journal is a perfect tool for them.
I’ve always kept a handwritten planner and I just can’t make the switch to digital. I find it so helpful to be able to organize all my random thoughts and everything I need to get done each day. Christmas is the perfect time of year to give someone a planner. I love the idea of giving someone something they can use all year long.
Workbooks are the perfect blend of personal development books and journals. These have interactive journaling prompts for you to fill out. These would be a great gift for someone just getting started on a personal development journey or that doesn’t like to write in a journal. All of the options below have really useful prompts to follow.
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