gifting with love

Hi Loves!

The holidays are coming and I am really excited. This is my favorite time of the year for sure. I think we often get caught up in the hustle and the 'must do' that we forget to make the holidays about peace and love. When I give gifts I want them to be from the heart, rather than from a wish-list. I want to give gifts to show affection and tenderness rather than out of a sense of obligation. 

I really like the idea of making something by hand for friends and family for the holidays. Whether it's baking pies, giving a plant, or sewing a goodie, these are all fun ways to show you care. Another thing I love is giving your time. We get so caught up in doing our own thing, what if you set up a day out with your niece or a beach adventure with one of your girlfriends? I also think donations are great and supporting artists worldwide. Here are a few of my holiday gift ideas!

Lavender sachet DIY
Homemade lavender sachets. Not only are these super cute, 
they are functional, and the scent is so relaxing! 
Such a great goodie to give!

glitter plant pots DIY
I love these glitter plant pots, I am such a plant lady so 
I'm a sucker for all things green and living! Succulents are a 
great option to put in these pots for gifts, easy to keep alive even if you
don't have a green thumb!

Kitty eye mask DIY
This kitten eye mask is just too cute! What a great goodie for a new mom,
busy friend, or someone who travels a lot.

Sudara Clothing
This is an awesome clothing shop! It is run by Indian women who want
to fight going into the sex trade. They specialize in pjs, and the clothes look so comfy!

Give to Syrian refugees
The crisis in Syria is real and tragic. I think most of us get overwhelmed
by it and don't know what to do. The best thing we can do is give money to 
charities like UNICEF. This link takes you directly to help Syrian children. 
Even if you can only give $10 or $20, it will make a difference!


If you want to be a little extravagant this season you can even combine some of these gifts. Eye mask, pjs, and a girls night in date! Or a plant and a promise for hope for the Syrian refugees.

This year let's try not to give out of obligation. When we give out of obligation or without intention it can really cause us to lose the whole point of the holidays, which is connection, love, peace, and rest. It is a pause. A time to reflect on what we have and to be thankful. A time to show appreciation to the people we love. Your gift doesn't even have to be handmade or charitable. What matters is the thoughtfulness and love you put into it!

xo, C

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