It’s time for the holidays, and you’re going down your list of people to shop for when you come across that one “woke” or “conscious” friend. They’re the ones on the front lines of protests, forging hunger strikes for climate change, and rambling on about GMOs. If you have this friend, they probably don’t want for much other than, of course, a better and more just world.They’re probably boycotting the holidays for the cause of Justice or Else or maybe they’re just tired of the custom holidays. But, something in you still wants get them something as a “thank you for being a constant force in my life” (blunt or not), so you decide to get them a symbol of your appreciation. Whether they are socially conscious, spiritually conscious, or somewhere in between, here are a few gift ideas for your friend who wants for nothing.
DONATE TO A CHARITY IN THEIR NAME
What causes do they support? Black Lives Matter, climate change, world hunger? Make a contribution to a cause they care about in their name. If they run their own nonprofit, contribute to their organization. Any support of their mission, whether big or small, will mean the world to them.
Your friend spends so much time saving the world, they rarely make time for themselves. Help them recharge by giving them a few healing crystals this year. Certain crystals and gemstones are known to have properties that facilitate healing. And they make for great decor.
Himalayan salt lamps work similarly to houseplants in that they help purify the air. They are made from pure, food grade, Himalayan salt crystals and can even be powdered to use as salt in recipes if you’re ever in a crunch.
Conscious folk love their oils and Essential oils are multi-functional. You can diffuse them in a room, take them orally with a cup of water, or apply to skin as a fragrance. However your friend is using his or her oils, they can be pricey, so getting them a bottle of their favorite oil would be much appreciated.
A JOURNAL (MADE WITH RECYCLED MATERIAL)
Let’s face it: eating consciously can cost more upfront. Whether it’s Sprouts, Whole Foods, or another chain or local market that specializes in organic produce, save your friend some dough at checkout.
Nas- Untitled Album
For the sake of the hip-hop/music lovers, the most underrated album from 2008 — because songs like “Louis Farrakhan” & “Fear of Mandingo” would be every modern day revolutionary soundtrack.
And what would be a better book than and a book that delivers an education on melanin. True knowledge of self begins with knowing what makes us who we are. Trust me, even if your conscious friend may already own a book on melanin, they’ll be thrilled by the fact that you even thought to get it for them. It is the thought that counts right?
One surefire way to say “thank you” to your conscious friend is to physically show your support of their cause. Be a change agent with them. You’ll find yourself getting a lot more out of this gift than you could have ever imagined.
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