‘Tis the season, friend! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already created my holiday shopping list! Part of how I minimize stress, eliminate overwhelm and stay within my budget is by making a holiday shopping list and setting a budget for each person on the list. By having that list ahead of time, I can pay attention to when items are on sale or when companies are offering free shipping!
My favorite gifts to give are books! I love to read and get excited to share some of my favorite books with my family and friends. Here are a few books at the top of my gift giving list.
For the positive mindset enthusiast:
Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
For the business person:
Principles by Ray Dalio
Mastery by Robert Greene
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
For the money-minded:
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Peter Kaufman and Ed Wexler
The Most Important Thing Illuminated by Howard Marks and Paul Johnson
Any time I can give a gift that brightens someone’s day on an on-going basis, I’m all about that! Hand-painted signs from Seasouled are perfect for this! I bought one for myself that says “Travel Light” and hangs above my kitchen sink. (It used to hang over my front door but I prefer looking at it while I wash dishes and prepare dinner). I also bought one for my family beach house that says “Positive Vibes Only“.
These are gifts that keep on giving!
I’m also a total fan of practical gifts – things I know people can and will use regularly and get lots of value from. That’s exactly why both my mom and my sister will be getting workout clothes from Fabletics! My mom recently started working out at a CrossFit gym and I know she’s been eager to stock up on leggings and sports bras – Fabletics is the way to go! In the past, I’ve been a big fan of Lululemon, Nike & Reebok but Fabletics has the same amazing style and quality for waaaaaaay less money! I took advantage of the 2 for $24 promotion through Fabletics and saved big on leggings and bras! (I picked up a bunch of stuff for myself, too!)
I also gift people with things I love. Here are some random things that will absolutely make my giving list this year:
Glass straws (I use them for coffee every day)
Cute coffee mugs – I might be biased, but this is my absolute favorite and the one I use every day!
Moleskin notebooks – I love these!
How about you? What is something you absolutely LOVE that you’ll be gifting to someone this year?