It's fast approaching. We all try to prolong it every year and stay in denial for as long as we can, but there's no escaping it. Christmas is coming. Santa is on his way.
I've put together a little collection of gift ideas for the people in your life, whether they are an avid crystal fanatic, a lover of magical things, or just a little intrigued by it all. There is something here for everyone.
A little note before we get into this. We all know as crystal lovers that there are people out there who are sceptical and don't believe that crystals can provide healing energy. But this is no reason not to gift one to them. There are so many other reasons why crystals are fascinating and lovely to have around. The first being how they look - crystals are beautiful! They are so interesting to look at, and that is how a lot of people get into learning more about them. Others find the geology of them interesting, and this I can understand as well. (Just ask me about the time Tom bought a huge Septarian slab for our coffee table and started telling me about mud and clay deposits, aged limestone, and how the Calcite and Aragonite pockets are formed. It really is fascinating.)
But the number one thing to keep in mind is that even if your intended recipient might not be quite so open to the energies of the crystal, they will surely appreciate the symbolism and what it represents, and in turn the thoughtful gesture you have given them.
And on that note...
1. A gift for... Someone you love
Let's start with one of the most commonly found and best known crystals, that is perfect for your nearest and dearest loved ones, from your parents or siblings to your very best friends.
Of course I'm talking about Rose Quartz, the stone of universal love. Rose Quartz is such a powerful healing crystal with lovely gentle energy. It radiates love, it draws love towards you and is a strong attractor of self love.
This can be interpreted in a number of ways. For instance, if you know someone who needs a good dose of self love, Rose Quartz would be a gentle yet powerful boost for them. Or if you want to express how much you adore them, you could give the gift of love by bringing a wonderful healing crystal into their life that will keep those lovely vibes flowing.
Rose Quartz symbolises love in all forms, from a raw piece for your dressing table, or on a necklace to keep with you wherever you go. Whatever form you decide to gift this lovely crystal in, you can be sure that the lucky recipient will be touched by the gesture and know just how much you love them.
Why not treat them to a Rose Quartz bracelet, available in 4 different bead sizes!
2. A gift for... Someone who is always stressed out
Whilst we're talking bracelets, it would be silly of me not to mention that there are tonnes of bracelets available here that have a huge variety of healing properties. So no matter the type of energy you want to give to someone, there is going to be an appropriate bracelet for it. You could try searching by keyword, such as "calm", or "confidence", or just browse through and have a read of the descriptions.
So now that's out there, I'll just bring your attention to a few bracelets that will help to combat one of the biggest problems modern society faces, and that is stress. I've highlighted here a few of my favourite crystals (in bracelet form of course) for helping to cope with stress.
Aquamarine (top left) - for calm and peace
Black Tourmaline (top middle) - for grounding and warding off negativity
Sodalite (top right) - for soothing anxiety
Smoky Quartz (bottom left) - for grounding and bringing emotional calm
Amethyst (bottom right) - for bringing balance and relieving stress
3. A gift for... Someone who wants to attract abundance wherever they go
Ok this one might seem a bit specific, but stay with me. "Abundance" is a word that gets thrown around a lot, and I think that intention is a key player when it comes to attracting abundance into your life. In it's simplest definition, abundance means "a large quantity", so you've got to make sure those intentions are attracting an abundance of the right things towards you.
Everybody wants to attract more of something, whether its success, love, peace, confidence, something material, or, most commonly, money.
Green Aventurine is the stone of abundance and success. This is a crystal that I have on me almost daily, either in a bracelet or necklace, or in my pocket, and I truly believe it is a powerful attractor of wealth, success and abundance. Other crystals that are powerhouses for manifestation and attracting abundance are Citrine and Pyrite.
I've actually got two gift ideas here for you (you lucky duck), one that makes a lovely stocking filler or secret santa gift, and one that is a little more of an investment for a special someone. These would make amazing gifts for business owners, or those who need a little "luck".
First is this Green Aventurine keyring. These keyrings feature polished, flat, tear drop shaped stones, which are really tactile and act as effective worry stones. They are the perfect lucky talisman to carry around wherever you go. And at only £5, they are perfect for gifts on a budget.
The second is the Abundance hoop earrings. Beautiful faceted AAA grade natural Citrine teardrops and sparkly mini Pyrite beads on 24mm sterling silver hoops.
Citrine carries the power of the sun, it brings warmth and joy and is a powerhouse for manifestation. Pyrite is associated with wealth and abundance, making this the perfect combo for attracting more of what you desire into your life.
4. A gift for... a student (or someone who needs help focusing)
I'm gonna dive right in here, no messing about, and tell you that Fluorite is one of my favourite crystals. Aside from it's properties, which I will get onto in a second, it is one of the most fascinating to look at. It comes in all varieties of colours, most commonly greens and purples, as well as pink, blue, yellow, black and more.
Fluorite is known as the study buddy. It helps to bring focus, concentration and productivity, as well as emotional stability and the strength to overcome chaos. This is a super helpful stone for those who are studying, those who work hard, those who want to be productive, and those who need a little help shutting out all the noise.
Here's a nice photo of a slice from my personal collection, because I cannot resist showing you all the glory of those colours. There are a few pieces of Fluorite available to shop in different forms, and (I'll let you into some top secret information), I've got a few beautiful pieces waiting to be turned into necklaces, so get in touch here if you'd be interested in seeing those.
5. A gift for... someone who loves to travel
I honestly don't know what I did before I had one of these in my life. These adorable little celestial jewellery cases are perfect for taking on holiday with you. No more tangled up necklaces in your make up bag, no more losing earrings in amongst god knows what else. No more faffing around when you just want to get out and explore.
These jewellery cases come in vegan leather or velvet, in a variety of colours. You can shop the range here.
6. A gift for... a jewellery lover (that's not jewellery!)
Whilst we are on the topic of tangled necklaces, these handy little contraptions are an absolute life saver for anyone who loves to layer their necklaces.
This genius necklace separator allows for up to three necklaces to be worn at once, and has a magnetic fastening to making putting them all on super easy. This is a game changer! Check out the video below to see how this works. Why these aren't more common I'll never know!
7. A gift for... someone whose birthday is in January (or February, or March...)
This is a great gift idea for anyone, no matter when their birthday is, because a birthstone gift is always a thoughtful gift, and it shouldn't be reserved just for birthdays. There are many ways you could gift someone their birthstone, from a raw or tumbled stone, to necklace, earrings or bracelets.
Here is a list of the months and their corresponding birthstone. Some of these stones are available to purchase as beaded hoop earrings (pictured below), or you could search the crystal name and see what other gems I've got on offer!
January - Garnet (top middle)
February - Amethyst (top right)
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond, or Quartz (top left)
May - Emerald
June - Alexandrite, or Moonstone (bottom right)
July - Ruby
August - Peridot (bottom left)
September - Sapphire
October - Opal, or Pink Tourmaline
November - Citrine, or Topaz
December - Tanzanite, or Turquoise
8. A gift for... your favourite witch
This one would make a great little stocking filler for someone who is spiritual, or maybe someone who just likes a bit of incense.
Treat them to a cute wooden incense holder and a selection of incense sticks to go with it. All incense is 3 for 2, just add them to your cart and use code INCENSE at checkout. My personal favourites are Lavender, Palo Santo, and Tropical Lemongrass.
9. A gift for... an astrology lover
If you know someone who has a keen interest in astrology, knows their birth chart, reads their horoscopes, or maybe is just proud to be a Leo/Virgo/Scorpio/Aquarius/insert their sign here, this gift idea might just make their jaw drop this Christmas.
These adorable Zodiac constellation rings are made from sterling silver and are completely adjustable, so no worrying about green fingers or correct sizing!
Pictured is the Pisces constellation. Click through the image to see the other signs.
10. A gift for... someone who trusts the universe
My final offering for you is possibly my favourite, because I get to use my intuition and work with you to create some amazing and unique for someone special.
I'm talking about intuitively chosen mystery necklaces. I have an enormous selection of crystals just waiting to be wrapped and turned into necklaces, and this option is for those who maybe can't quite decide what they would like, aren't sure where to start, or just generally love a surprise.
You can tell me a little bit about the person you're buying for, such as what they like to wear and any issues they might struggle with (e.g. confidence), or perhaps just some simple preferences such as their favourite colours or what they dislike. Then I will choose something from my collection and get making. How many people can say they've been gifted something completely unique, made especially for them?
Here is a little collection of images to show some past works and give some examples of the style you might receive.
I hope this has helped to get some inspiration flowing! If you're still stuck on a particularly tricky somebody, drop me a message, I love a challenge.
And if you do decide to gift someone anything I've suggested above (or anything from my website in general), I'd absolutely love it if you let me know how it goes and if they love it as much as I know they will.
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