I LOVE the experience of giving gifts! The process of brainstorming the perfect gift for someone makes my heart do somersaults! I love giving meaningful gifts to people that will truly touch their heart and stir their soul in a profound way. I’m always in search of new ideas that will inspire, create connection, influence their life, nourish their heart, or set their soul on fire in a new and exciting way!
Gifts that transform and encourage really get me fired up (in a good way!)
The anticipation of giving the gift makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Simply thinking about the reaction on their face when they open the present, immediately brings a smile to my face.
However…I am not a shopper! I know…GASP!
My mom’s shopping gene must have skipped a generation because shopping is not my cup of tea! Amazon Prime is like a dream come true for me! Point, click, deliver for FREE in two days…that is totally my jam!
The sheer thought of fighting crowds, standing in lines that wrap around the entire store and thumb wrestling someone over a coveted item on the shelf is enough to raise my blood pressure before even stepping foot in a store!
If you want a marathon shopping buddy, my mom is always ready and available!
Let me be clear on something…I’m not into excessive, elaborate gift giving. (I actually did adopt my Mom’s thrifty gene) But, I do love gifting someone with something that has the power to change them or affect them in a powerful way.
Finding the perfect soulful gift for the Christian woman in your life does not have to be stressful or overwhelming this holiday season. I have put together a list of some of my favorite gifts with soul to make the shopping adventure more enjoyable and even more meaningful for your Christian gal pals and loved ones.
Soulful Gifts for the Christian Woman in Your Life
Non-Material Gift Ideas
Personal Letter of Affirmation: This gift is FREE to give however it will be a priceless treasure to the recipient who receives it. Words are powerful. They have the ability to speak life and love directly into the heart and soul of another. Taking the time to affirm who someone is and tell them what they mean to you is a profound blessing. Using your voice to speak love, encouragement and positivity into the life of another is truly a beautiful gift; perfect for any occasion.
Life Experiences/Gift of Time: I am a big fan of creating more memorable moments, not necessarily receiving more material possessions. Gifting a loved one with quality time is a gift that will withstand the test of time. Making memories with someone you love can never be replaced by giving another “thing.” Consider hosting a delicious picnic, a beautiful hike, or go on an exciting adventure! Time is finite. We can’t will more into existence. Make the most of what you have now.
Donation to a Cause/Organization close to their heart: We all have those people in our lives that definitely don’t need one more “thing” but are incredibly passionate and vested in a particular cause or who have a heart for supporting a certain organization. Some of the most meaningful gifts our family has received came through donations made to the American Heart Association, in honor of my husband, who went through emergent open- heart surgery in 2010 and the incredibly generous financial gifts given in my mom’s honor to the Angels Among Us, a non- profit organization at Duke that benefits brain tumor awareness and research. How can the next gift you give bless your loved one and something they believe in?
Books: I LOVE the written word (obviously, I’m a blogger, right?) But, actually reading books has not always been my thing. I read books because I had to throughout school not because I wanted to. Now, I read several books at one time. I’m a total book geek! Give me a book, a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea and I am in my nerdy happy place! Books can teach you new ideas, inspire you, transform you or take you to new places. Words carry power.
Jewelry: I am a lover of personal stories and am passionate about encouraging people to embrace their journey and courageously and proudly share it with others. Personalized jewelry is a perfect way to wear pieces of your story or things that you believe in or are inspired by. These jewelry pieces can be personalized to become as unique as the person wearing it. Here are a few of my favorite jewelry finds!
Soul Nourishing Gift Ideas:
For the Christian Mind:
For the Christian Body:
For the Christian Spirit:
I hope that these ideas have inspired your gift giving spirit! May you find the perfect gift for everyone on your gift giving list this Christmas season.
Remember, the gift of your presence is a tremendous blessing!