Mindful Holiday Gift Guide: Travel, Spa & Wellness

It’s the season of giving and we’re also embracing ‘last minute’ shopping and gifts for the new year.  So if you’re also being mindful of the gifts you choose for your friends and family then my hope is that you’ll be inspired by our thoughtful list of products, services and experiences.
Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday season and a year filled with joy and new adventures.

Hand Creme Trio

Each year we choose a hand creme or lotion and this one is lovely.
This trio includes three scents:
1. Maracuja with Maracujá Oil.  It’s a lightweight creme, smells amazing (my personal favorite) and pampers your hands.
2. Castanha is enriched with Brazilian Castanha Oil and Murumuru butter and is also absorbed well.
3. Cacau is enriched with Brazilian Cacau and Murumuru Butters.  A lighter scent and also protects and nourishes.
So much more to enjoy!  Check out their site at naturabrasil.com

Color Up Therapeutics
CBD skincare products made with Colorado grown hemp and 100% organic.
These therapeutic products are intended to balance the mind and body.  I’ve experienced softer and smoother skin using the Skin Firming Serum, Moisturizer and Dark Circle Firming Cream.  There’s a lot more science to share and this link will help.
The Skincare Travel Pack, complete with 10 pieces in a hemp bag to travel with, is good place to start.  The kit includes:  Hydrating Foaming Cleanser, Skin Firming Serum, UV Damage Repair Moisturizer – for oily skin, UV Damage Repair Moisturizer – for dry skin, Dark Circle Eye Cream, Treatment Oil, Exfoliating Enzyme Masque, Illuminating and Nourishing Masque, Salve, and Sublingual Tincture.

This makes a great travel gift.
I’ve had issues with ear popping during air travel so this was a great find.
EarPlanes are an all-natural, discreet and affordable way to beat the pain and popping of air pressure change while in-flight. They’re soft and disposable.  ClearEars: These are designed to clear trapped water from ears after swimming, bathing and showering.


The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Desert Lotus Altars®
We’ve included these before and thought we’d include this year, too.  Pamela Becker is one of the most talented artists I know and her work inspires and uplifts me so this work is here again in hopes that it would do the same for you.  These also make a great gift for the yogi in your life.
Inspired by the red rocks of Sedona and the calming waters of Oak Creek, artist Pamela Becker of Big Vision Art + Design gives life to these ever-popular creations which bloom in endless color combinations and sizes.  Copper, silver and gold sculpted glyphs frame the sublime lotus, reflecting our journey on the path of life.  These come in different colors and sizes.
To order, visit: www.desertlotusaltars.com/

Be Here Now Planner by Ram Dass
A small planner that works just great! And, yes, I was attracted to the cover and the inspiring quotes by Ram Dass.
This planner measures 5×7 and that’s one of the advantages to it as you can carry it with you, write things down and get things done.   No matter how many apps there are for scheduling and planning, I’m a ‘write it down’ kind of gal.   There’s a monthly calendar that spreads over two pages and then plenty of space for daily notes and plans.

So these are really cute and practical!
Cricket’s Happy Hair Ties – small white tin and holds 25 black hair ties and the Life Status (pink tin) has 20 bobby pins. Easy to find in your purse or luggage.
Under $5.00


Creacon Wellness Retreat
New Ross, Co Wexford, Ireland

I recently returned from magical Ireland and am now working with Creacon Wellness Retreat.  This is a lovely Inn located near the coast in County Wexford.  You can immerse yourself in their programming, visit the area and relax.  Creacon Wellness Retreat is surrounded by the green hills of the Irish countryside, and  is my go to for an affordable and meaningful Irish Retreat.  Creacon was founded by Derek O’Neill and his late wife Linda O’Neill.  It’s a peaceful oasis and so much more.

Looking for more ideas?
Our Transforming Wellness Resort list also includes Canyon Ranch Tucson and Lenox, Red Mountain Resort, Mii amo, Vera Via, Miraval Arizona and Austin, Lake Austin Spa Resort and more.
Check our  Top 10 Spa & Wellness Retreats

Thank you for going through our 2018 Mindful Holiday Gift Guide: Travel, Spa & Wellness.

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings!
Best wishes for a New Year filled with Joy, Prosperity & many Mindful Adventures!

– Donna xo

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