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The Mindful Gift Guide

by Organic Spa Magazine

ABOVE: Anyone who remembers Bodhi Tree, the renowned spiritual bookstore in LA, will want to join its new subscription box program, all about tools to help you develop a sacred space. Each box contains items inspired by global artisans, to incorporate into personal rituals and ceremonies. A portion of proceeds supports Native American nonprofits. $35; bodhitree.com

Recently, Deepak Chopra said, “Meditation is how to go past the mind, to the source of thought. Mindfulness is to be aware of any experience in the now.” Here are some great gifts for the mindful!

Everywhere Kimono

Luxurious, one-size-fits-all piece is the most comfortable thing you’ll own. Throw it on over jeans, after yoga, or wear it around the house, while helping to support local communities and traditional craft. $129; nomadicthreadsociety.com

I Am

These Love Powered I Am Affirmations for Kids were created by two moms, for kids. But honestly, they are a great gift for grown-ups, too! Each card carries an empowering message, designed to boost confidence and kindness. $39; lovepoweredco.com

Naturally You

The Boody Naturally You Collection is a conscious line of comfortable, beautiful intimates for women of all sizes! Sourced from organic bamboo, these soft, second-skin bras, briefs and camis are cut to flatter. $10-$20; boodywear.com

Lounging Around

Made in LA, the new Lady/Lay Tencel Ribbed Ready set with semi-cropped top and high-waisted shorts is soft and sexy, perfect for lounging around indoors through the holidays and beyond! $130; ladylaycollection.com

Pause, Breathe, Smile

Says author Gary Gach, who was lay-ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2008,“Just because our eyes are open doesn’t mean we are awake.” In his new handbook, Pause Breathe Smile, he shares wisdom on ways to cultivate awareness, compassion and joy in every day life. $17; soundstrue.com

It's A Wrap

The luxurious handwoven Alpaca Silk Wrap from Nantucket Looms, a woman-owned company, is made from 100 percent naturally hypoallergenic Peruvian alpaca and Japanese silk, which has a subtle natural lustre and drapes beautifully. $400; nantucketlooms.com

Sweet Seat

This Organic Velvet Meditation Pillow, filled with buckwheat, is the most comfortable seat ever! Hand made, and filled with organic buckwheat, it conforms to the body, cradles the sit bones and helps support artisans across the globe. $79; nomadicthreadsociety.com

Time Out

In the crazy course of daily life, taking a time out with a cup of tea is always a good idea. Palais des Thes, the renowned French brand, recently launched an organic detox line, and these tins of Detox Japanese and Detox Scandinavian are delicious and transportive. $21; us.palaisdesthes.com

Double Cotton Hammock with Pine Stand

A gift to be shared: Relax year-around in this stunning indoor/outdoor double cotton hammock. The sleek wood frame makes it an eye-catching centerpiece in any environment. $239; vivereltd.com

Ceramic Bells

Michele Quan’s distinctive ceramic bells are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography and a love of the celestial. $150-$300; truenorthgallery.net or mquan-studio.myshopify.com


These handmade bracelets from Sunday Forever bring a bit of magic. The evil eye is intended as a symbol of good luck and protection, and who doesn’t need a little bit of that? They can also be worn around the ankle, and can be stacked, mixed and matched! $32; sundayforever.com


Infinity and Beyond

Known for yoga mats made from recycled plastic bottles, the new Yoga Design Lab Infinity Mat Collection is biodegradable, no-slip and ethically sourced from natural tree rubber, with a beautiful mandala design. Plus, $1 of each purchase goes to support youth yoga programs for boys and girls in need. $88; yogadesignlab.com

Box of Blooms

Keep your loved ones top of mind with a thoughtful weekly, biweekly or monthly delivery of hand-picked, hand-tied, fresh-cut Bloomsy Box of flowers, from Fair Trade Rainforest Alliance-certified farms, wrapped in recycled paper. $40 per month and up; bloomsybox.com

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