It's the time of year where the idea of celebrating love and relationships is on the top of everyone's minds! Whether it's loving yourself, a partner, a family member, there are so many beautiful ways to show that we care that can be done all through the year. For me, this time of year acts as a reminder to tap into that unconditional love for others and think of new ways of showing it. Even just checking in on our friends, accepting others for who they are, or celebrating other people's successes can create a beautiful gift of unconditional love all year round. But if you're looking for some gifts to express your love for others, here's are some conscious gift ideas...
1. Love Stones
C'mon, you had to know this one was coming! Crystals can be a truly stunning gift to receive, especially ones that are known for strengthening relationships/bonds, encouraging self-love or unconditional love, or increasing passion & sexual desire. Gifting minerals like Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Malachite, or Rose Aura Quartz can all be used as wonderful gifts for stimulating love and connection!
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Whether you purchase a couples massage to share a relaxing experience or give your partner one yourself, massages can be such a sensual & bonding experience. By having an intentional, healing touch with your partner, you can create a safe & passionate connection! Try looking up some new methods to give your partner or a little surprise or perhaps get a set of hot stones to share the gift of touch with one another.
3. Aphrodisiac Oils
Using essential oils as aromatherapy or massage oils can not only do amazing things for the physical body and spirit, but it can also create intense romantic energy! Whether it's diffused, topical, or incense, having the lovely aromas of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, or Orange can all heighten the romantic and sensual energy between you and your partner!
4. Romantic Meal
This one may be a bit obvious, especially if the direct line to your heart is through your stomach like me LOL! But try giving this classic date a little twist by creating a meal together intuitively selected for you and your partner to share or create a meal that specifically caters to stimulating some love energy! If you're new to intuitive eating, it can be a really fun way for the two of you to get to know yourselves and each other by selecting ingredients that your bodies are desiring. But if you'd like to play around with some yummy heart chakra foods, try things like kale, broccoli, spinach, celery, cucumber, apples, avocados, kiwis, limes, bell peppers! The list goes on but I already have a few tasty ideas from those that I just listed. (Make a heart-centered meal based off the blog, tag us on Instagram and share your recipe! @truespiritwellness #truespiritwellness)
5. Something Made With Love
The gift that keeps on giving! Support local businessness (#shoplocal) or artisan trades to purchase something handmade or in the very least, made with a lot of love! This is always a great addition to a special day with the ones close to us as it's unique and also a gift to those who crafted the gift as well! Perhaps a hand-knitted blanket to cozy up in, a hand-poured candle to burn at your romantic dinner, or the classic gift of stunning jewelry from a handcrafter! The ideas are endless, but if you're struggling to find someone local- think of the "typical" romantic gift you might buy from your average retail shop and do a little searching to see if there may be someone nearby who does it as their trade or someone you can support online!
I hope this guide helps you to treat your loved ones with a little more consciousness & creates a deeper loving connection for you through the rest of your year too.
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