I love this season of joy, giving from our hearts, spending quality time cooking, reminiscing, making new memories and celebrating love and light.
But, I’m not a fan of conspicuous consumption and unnecessary consumerism (who needs more stuff?!?…and the planet can’t really handle it). So, I’m always looking for more mindful gifts and ways to generously give meaningful presents (and presence).
Here’s a curated list of my favorite, mindful gifts and artisinal surprises from 2015!
These products were chosen for their innovative, socially responsible, environmentally and health conscious design. Everything listed is something I personally use and adore. From stocking stuffer to splurge…your healthy–yoga–spiritual–fashionista will love these. Or, maybe it’s time to give yourself a little holiday cheer for a year well-lived!
Let yourself be inspired. And, please leave your favorite mindful gift suggestions in the comments below!
My favorite gifts are digital: life-enhancing, soul-stirring, creating real change for body, mind and heart. Plus, they’re super easy on the environment, easy to travel with (no stuff) and you get immediate delivery (great for procrastinators, like me)! Here’s my favorite digital magic from 2015:
ANTI-STRESS DIGITAL DETOX by Leslie Carr – $59
Ever feel like technology is running your life? Email. Text messages. Facebook. Instagram.
My girl Dr. Leslie Carr, San Francisco based Clinical Psychologist, knows just how you feel! This training is the perfect tool to alleviate your anxiety and establish healthy boundaries (perfect for your teen).
Check out this mindfulness based approach that sets you up for deeper relationships, more productivity and better focus.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF WELL-BEING by Dr. Rick Hanson – $39/month or $249 for entire year
I’m in love with Dr. Rick Hanson and his innovative new online, experiential program – The Foundations of Well-Being! Based in rock-solid neuroscience, this 12 month program hardwires more happiness, resilience, self-worth, love, peace and calm into your brain and your life.
Each month focuses on one of the twelve pillars of happiness: confidence, resilience, intimacy, gratitude and more.
THE DESIRE MAP LICENSING PROGRAM by Danielle LaPorte – $2,000
Danielle LaPorte has been a powerful mentor, friend and guide to me as I have built my own business. With The Desire Map, which I highly, HIGHLY recommend, she launched a movement. Her new licensing program helps you go out and start teaching Desire Map workshops on your own. Share your brilliance and make some serious cash.
No experience or certification necessary. Open to coaches, yoga teachers, healers, wellness professionals and entrepreneurial types of all kinds.
A not-to-be-missed opportunity to feed your Soul, bank account and change the world. Watch the video + see for yourself.
GAIA – $7.95/mo PLUS 1 month 99¢
My Yoga on Gaia. The ultimate resource to strengthen, center and awaken your body, mind and soul.
Anytime. Anywhere. Keep yourself and your loved ones strong, clear + calm in 2016. Thousands of classes from Janet Stone, Kino MacGregor, Annie Carpenter, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Sianna Sherman, me + many more!
Stay tuned for the New Year’s BALANCED YOU program that I’m hosting!
MANDUKA YOGA MATS + PROPS – prices vary
Simply the BEST yoga gear!
All of my private clients get these mats for Christmas. Manduka is known for using the highest quality materials and having the most durable mats on the market. I have literally practiced on my PRO BLACK MAT for over 10 years!
Plus, try their eko-line…made from sustainable tree rubber.
LUXX 360 YOGA WEEKENDER BAG – $207
I travel with this bag everywhere I go! Sleek and super durable, with tons of helpful compartments (even one for gym shoes and a side compartment that fits a laptop perfectly!)
I use it as my weekender bag or carry-on when flying because it’s practically as big as a small suitcase. Plus, attach your yoga mat on the outside and adjust the straps accordingly. Worth every penny!
STITCH FIX – prices vary
My girl Kelly Notaras turned me on to my new obsession! Get a personal stylist to amp up your wardrobe. Save time and money.
It’s super simple: fill out a style questionnaire, create a Pinterest board depicting your style (optional), decide how often you want a shipment and voila…5 stylish highly curated pieces of clothing/accessories arrive. Try on in the comfort of your own home. Keep what you love, send back what you don’t! Plus, hone your style as you give feedback and collaborate with your stylist for more accurate matches from month-to-month.
BEYOND YOGA – prices vary
My favorite line of workout and lifestyle clothing. Period.
Beyond Yoga is my go-to and (luckily) outfitted me for all 10 of my dvd covers. With slimming lines, support and sophisticated style, it truly moves from studio to street…whether you’re at a yoga festival, running errands or grabbing a glass of wine. Comfort and class with an edge.
Super flattering waistbands and an array of fresh, pop colors, you will love their entire collection. Literally the softest, most comfortable clothes I’ve found.
TE AMO COLLECTION HEIRLOOM JEWELRY – prices vary
I adore this beautiful new line of heirloom jewelry from my best friend Katy Saeger! Design a customized pendant with your child’s silhouette cut out. (Perfect gift for your favorite mother.)
Inspired by the unique love between a mother and her child. Beautiful hand-crafted 18k gold jewelry intended to be an heirloom that can be passed down for generations.
CODE: Use ATHOLLY20 for 20% off at checkout
ANNMARIE GIANNI SKINCARE – prices vary
Honest. Wild. Luscious skincare.
My first priority for skin care products is that they are sustainably sourced so that I feel good about nourishing my skin. This all-natural, herb-infused line quickly became one of my favorites as my skin looks and feels great and I have no hesitation using any of the products!
Must try: Coconut Honey Mask & Customized Foundation
ANANDA SOUL CREATIONS – prices vary
If you follow me on instagram, you know that I have literally not taken off these gold vermeil earrings! This Bali based jewelry company uses recycled metals, conscious gems and blesses every piece. Take their online survey to find out your ‘healing gem’.
Use: anandalove for 10% off at checkout.
Be inspired by these Boho gypsies and yogi fashionistas spreading the mala love. Live a more stylish, peaceful life and learn to do japa (mantra meditation).
Check out my URBAN PRIESTESS mala with stones of the Priestess Archetype (Lapis Lazuli, Sandalwood + Moonstone).
Yoga Complete Kit with Ashley Turner & Elena Brower – $10
• 3 Full-length dvd’s:
– Yoga Basics w/ Bonus Power Yoga
– Yoga for Beginners
– Yoga for Strength + Flexibility
• Bonus Guided Meditation
• Easy Reference Cards for 10 Essential Poses
• Beginner’s Guide to Stress Relieving Postures + Breathing Techniques
NOBLE THERAPIES – prices vary
Lussscccious! Body oils and facial mists crafted from intoxicating neroli, sandalwood and rose.
Made with ingredients rooted in the Vedic tradition – which uses a combination of plant science, meditation and diet to achieve complete wellness. Plus, they created a meditation balm specifically to aid in deepening concentration and ease you into a more mindful state.
Must try: Meditation Balm
Temporary adornments for your body temple.
My girl Danielle LaPorte raises the bar every time – including her recen collection of temporary tattoos. From core desired feelings, to sacred geometry these little tattoos have big power – and are the perfect size for stocking stuffing.
Must try: Sacred Geometry Collection
THRIVE MARKET – prices vary
Wholesome Products. Wholesale Prices.
Thrive Market is the first socially conscious online store offering the world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices!
2,500+ of the highest quality food, supplements, home and beauty products from over 400 of the best brands – all at 25-50% off retail prices and delivered straight to your door.
KUR ORGANIC BARS – $48
Created by my childhood friend-foodie-artist-mom-fashinista who moved to Coppenhagen, met a gorgeous Viking and started a family…these delicious little bars are my favorite snack on-the-go!
The name itself means “to restore to the natural or proper condition.” All bars are made from 100% raw ingredients and include flavors like Cacao Mint and Coconut Cashew (my favorite!).
Use: ASHLEYTURNER for 10% off at checkout.
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS – prices vary
You know I’m addicted to essential oils (therapeutic-grade only, please). I use them everyday for First Aid, to diffuse in my office and quickly change my mood. Here are some 2015 highlights:
SUNLIGHTEN FULL-SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA – Special discounts for my readers!
Simply one of the best investments you’ll ever make in your health and well-being.
Every Friday for 6 months, I’ve visited a boutique spa in West LA for a 30 min. full-spectrum (near and far) Infrared Sauna treatment. Sunlighten has several sizes, price points and options to meet your needs.
Clinically proven to be anti-aging, help psoriasis, skin disorders and strengthen the immune system (particularly effective after chemotherapy). Call the team at Sunlighten for their special pricing for my readers: (877) 292-0020
There you have it! The creme de la creme of healthy, mindful products and services to launch you into a magnificent new year. Enjoy this magical season of giving and receiving.
Remember the real present is our presence. So, keep meditating to carry you gracefully through challenging travel, family dynamics and holiday rush.
Please know how sincerely grateful I am to have you in my life, listening, connecting and sharing your inspiration and love. It is my honor to offer some goodness, tips and tools to support you on your path. This community means so much to me and brings so much joy and love to my life.
DON’T FORGET: Please turn us on to your favorite mindful holiday gifts in the comments below!