Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Spiritual Being
November 12, 2022 • 2 min read
As we collectively start to crave meaning in this digital world, many of us are turning to spirituality as a way to find connection and authenticity in life. For the spiritual being in your life who loves everything occult, meaningful and ceremonial, we’re sharing sustainable gift ideas that have been curated and hand-selected for the highest quality and ethical & environmental manufacturing processes. Whether you choose to surprise them with a power ring made from repurposed Cambodian war casings, or an artisan-made tarot cards, support sustainable gifting during the most indulgent time of year.
1. Spirit Speak, Tarot Deck, $43 USD
Every modern witch needs her own tarot deck. Spirit Speak’s deck is a 78-card deck of hand drawn black and white cards. The bold drawings are intentionally designed to be easy to use and read, with simple symbolism. Designed in Oakland, California by Mary Elizabeth Evans, these cards are a wonderful tool of self-reflection and a form of expression.
2. Flore, Moon Garden Spirit Water, $45 CAD
Artisan made distillation waters are just the thing the modern witch in your life needs to invite her into a dreamy, magical state. With sustainable, wild-foraged plant essential oils of lavender, coastal mugwort, bay laurel and clary sage, and with absolutes of lavender, geranium, iris, and patchouli, the witch in your life is set to do dream work, moon rituals, and prepare for rest and emotional purification.
3. Wooden Spoon Herbs, Immunity Now Tincture, $36 USD
Give the witch in your life an immunity potion that contains the entire forest in a potent elixir. Each dropperful unites mushrooms, flowers, berries and leaves, helping cure any ailments that befall her. Made by a clinical herbalist in the Appalachian Mountains, the rich local biodiversity and slow mountain living allow Lauren to source her American-grown herbs directly from the farmers, instead of tapping into the often-unsustainable global herb market. With powerful herbs like elderberry, echinacea, reishi, and cane spirits, this tincture will magically have her on her feet again.
4. 3rd Ritual, Moon Botanical Body Lotion, $32 USD
The spiritual being in your life will love the chance to connect the earth, sun and moon in these celestial inspired body balms. Made from 100% natural essential oils and plant extracts, free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and formaldehyde, this brand encourages mindfulness and the practice of rituals, serving as a reminder to pause and experience life with intention. The spiritual being in your life will be over the moon with this apothecary kit.
5. The Green Witch, $24 CAD
Every coven needs her potion book. The Green Witch is a delightful guide to natural magic, filled with practical recipes for herbal blends that promote healing and relaxation. For the naturalist, herbalist, wise woman and healer in your life, this book will help her draw energy from the Earth and the Universe, teaching her how to use plants, flowers and herbs to make oils that heal, as well as recipes for sacred foods and rituals for grounding and harmony.
6. Dreamy Moons, Year of Growth Journal, $55.50 AUD
Present the spiritual being in your life with a book that brings together the elements of the Universe in a stunning display. This journal is made for the dreamers, writers and creatives, who want to dive deeper into their own minds and become the best version of themselves. Focusing on mindfulness, gratitude, intention setting, self-reflection and personal growth, this keepsake journal is the perfect tool for starting a new year, fresh. Dreamy Moons donates $1 from each sale to One Tree Planted, allowing them to offset their carbon emissions.
7. Session with a spiritual practitioner, prices vary
Treat your spiritually-guided friend to a session with a practitioner of their choice. Whether they choose Reiki, breathwork or a session with an astrologer, gifting them something non-material is a thoughtful gift they’ll be touched by. To better help them go deeper and connect further with the mystical world, a session with a professional of their choosing is the type of gift that will keep spirits high!
For those who loved Braiding Sweetgrass and The Overstory, this collection of essays, interviews, poetry, and stories from notable contributors explores the astounding world of relations that we live in. From the bacterium swimming in our bellies to the trees exhaling the breath we breathe, this earth community is our kin, and being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. The spiritual being in your life will enjoy these 5 volumes, each one diving into an aspect of humanity: Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice.
9. POJ Studio, Hako Incense, $34 USD
The spiritual being in your life will love this unique set of leaf-shaped incense, made from sustainable Washi (rice) paper. The first and only of their kind, these handcrafted incense papers are made by a family-run business with a history of over 120 years. The history, the culture and the intentional design of this gift will amaze your recipient, grounding them in their spiritual practice and connecting them deeply to a practice that is centuries old.
10. The New New Age, Druid Magic Tea, $16 CAD
This magical tea combines sacred herbs of the ancient Druids with the light of Awen. The spiritual being in your life will gather inspiration from this blend, and experience the divine essence that connects all life. This tea is magical in its powers and creation, as all ingredients are either permaculturally grown, ethically wild harvested or certified organic. The New New Age has their own herb farm and sanctuary, committed to ecological farming, ethical wildcrafting, and land conservation.
11. The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Online Course, $225 USD +
For the spiritual being looking to deepen their relationship and understanding of the earth, mythology, dreamwork, fairy tales, alchemy, and more, Pacifica has mini courses available that are as engaging and interesting as they are mind-bending and exciting. Courses like “Dream Tending and Deep Imagination”, “Dreaming in Colour” and “Psychedelic Visual Culture” are all on the docket for the coming year. The spiritual being in your life will love this gift, wishing this was what their university course load had been like!
12. Kind Stranger, Golden Teacher Microdose Capsules, $78 CAD
Help the spiritual being in your life create a state of calm with mushrooms! Golden Teacher is one of the most well-known of the Psilocybe Cubensis strain, and is great for beginners and experienced users alike. Giving users a sense of clarity, creativity, focus and improved cognitive function, research has shown that millennials are drinking less, choosing enhancers that support well-being and health instead. This mini trip won’t get users high, but it’ll bring about a relaxed, joyful state your spiritual friend can travel into. Kind Stranger is organic, with the highest standards of purity, potency and transparency.
13. I am Sefari, Bathe in Nature, $68 USD
Help your spiritual friend get into a quiet state of mind with this digital guided elemental meditation journey. With a 6-week immersion access, Bathe in Nature was crafted to engage restful and immersive listening. The meditation is intended to be done while immersed in water (bath or pool, magnesium flakes or floral soak encouraged), where listeners will be lulled by the rhythmic sounds of nature, guided to a liminal state of soft fascination where creativity and healing can occur. This is a practice of embodiment, a technique for subduing the overactive mind in order to awaken the central intelligence of the heart. What a beautifully aligned gift for your spiritual friend!
14. You Are the Medicine, Book, $23.99 CAD
The spiritual being in your life will love this interactive book by Indigenous Medicine Woman, Asha Frost. Inviting readers to learn the healing medicine of the 13 Ojibway moons and the spirit animals that will guide their wisdom journey, this beautiful book is filled with storytelling, ceremonies, guided meditations, and traditional wisdom. Your spiritual friend will find a deeper connection to themselves, the earth, and their ancestors.
15. Incausa, Bath & Meditate Bundle, $36 USD
Incausa collaborates with artisans, villages and associations of eight different native ethnicities in the Amazon. Acting as a non-profit patron, Incausa has developed a sustainable retail and wholesale marketplace which provides opportunities to the native people of the Amazon basin, helping them to preserve an integral livelihood. The work of these artisans represents a connection to their ancestry that spans millenniums, with the power to create dialogue between different cultures, breaking cycles of prejudice and discrimination. Incausa’s Bath & Meditate Bundle is a gift offering of incense and soap, a perfect gift to bring your loved one into a state of spiritual bliss.
16. Incantation Bowl, June Home Supply, $17-$70
For the spiritual being who wants to more deeply connect with their practice, an incantation bowl is a beautiful gift to give. Made ethically in India from brass, these gorgeous bowls can be used for sound bathing, burning plant medicine, storing keepsakes and charms, and inscribing thoughts and prayers. If you can’t find one in an antique shop or second-hand, these bowls from June Home Supply are a beautiful, ethical alternative.
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