2012 Gift Guides No. 5 | My wishlist/ gift guide/ things I like

So to get to know me a bit better, here are a few material things I have my eye on. Maybe you’ll like some of them too, or maybe they make perfect gifts for someone on your list.

You’ll see many repeats from the previous gift guides since (secret’s out) I’m a little bit of a health nut, pretty thing lover, meditating yogi, & book lover all rolled into one!

Enjoy shopping through my gift meanderings & see all five 2012 guides here:

My Presents:

I love letterpress art! Especially my best friend Laura’s – check out her site!

Maybe this amazing office chair will get me a job!

I sure do eat a lot of salad so these (above) would be great!

Deepak is my main man!

Love these bracelets.

I love this tank!

I could use some of this to help with the calm.

I think these are so cool!

A stress relief kit!

And I really love these Beeswax Buddha candles!

My Stocking stuffers:

These (above) greeting cards seem right up my alley.

Raw lipgloss yum!

Really wanting to try these wraps!

My favorite bars!

I love their Green Vibrance, so these individual packets would be adorable.

& this jug would be great for my green smoothie!

My favorite raw vegan macaroons come in cute holiday tins!

These would be so convenient.

I love this Herbamare seasoning.

I LOVE this meditation pillow!

my gift card hopes:

Organic Avenue (ships all over the country!)

One Lucky Duck (ships everywhere)

Sally B’s Skin Yummies

Hay House

My big dream items:

I love the iloveme ring I want one so bad!!

Gabby loving it too!

I would love a rebounder! I used to spend hours and hours listening to my little radio and jumping on my tramp.

Been needing one, so this is my next gift I’m buying myself!

2012 gift guides No. 4 | Books of this year & next for the readers on your list

These are the books that have had an impact on me this year or will have an impact on me 2013. I joined this amazing book club where I’ve read amazing books and discussed them with amazing people.  So whether you’re looking for a good book to inspire you or a gift for your favorite bookworm, here are my top picks!


Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein. (it’s so rad on audiobook!)


Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg.


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.


The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle.

Add More Ing to Your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein.

THE-YOGA-SUTRAS-of patanjali-madwacharya

The Yoga Sutras


Women, Food, & God by Geneen Roth.

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.


Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr.


The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder.


Soul Pancake by Rainn Wilson & Co.


Devotion by Dani Shapiro.

Mad Women by Jane Maas.

2012 gift guide No.3 | your marvelous meditating yogi who is always calm

For that calm, centered, balanced person in your life who does yoga, meditates, eats well (and makes you think you probably should too), you love them even when you’re watching TV…so here’s what to get them…

Their Presents:

Dream team yoga video with Deepak Chopra & Tara Stiles!

They love Deepak.

& love this tank!

They would love to get some Headspace!  …just 10 minutes a day, check out the app!

Think these are so cool!

A stress relief kit!

Would love this book – Cooking with a Yogaview, and this book!

They LOVE this meditation pillow! & this eye pillow‘s pretty cool too!

Their Stocking stuffers:

Could use some of this to help with the calm.

Would love some of this Buddha Nose balm for all that deep breathing they do!

& they love these Beeswax Buddha candles!


Their gift card hopes:

A gift certificate to their favorite yoga studio – like this one! 

Send them a little zen from here!

They’d love a gift card to the amazing Manduka home of the best yoga mat ever!

Their big dream items:

They’d REALLY love this acupressure mat …even Dr. Oz says so, see!

They would LOVE a ticket to Gabby’s six week course! 

subscription to Gaiam TV is like Netflix to the yogi.

Sitar in a box! how cool!

They’d love to sweat out toxins in their very own one of these!

& if you missed my last two gift guides, here’s gifts for your favorite Health Nut & your Elegant Pretty thing loving friend 

2012 Gift Guide No. 2 | Pretty Treasures for your favorite elegance lover

This gift guide is for the person in your life who is the most stylish person you know & adores pretty things. They love color, design, & sparkle, and their favorite day of the blog is Pretty Wednesdays

Their Presents:


Pretty tights,  she loves the dots! & these oatmeal colored ones.

She also loves letterpress art! Especially my best friend Laura’s check out her site! She’s an amazing illustrator & letterpress artist!!

& NEEDS  these boots if she lives somewhere cold or this swim suit if she lives somewhere warm!

Loves this adorable recipe box.

Also loves this colorful belt that would go with everything!

& this adorable shorts summer PJ set.

She loves this polkadot bra.

She would love to read this!

Their Stocking stuffers:


They can’t get enough of these gold embellished journals.

Or these pocket journals! Or really anything from the Rifle Paper Co.

Loves this pretty tape.

Loves these bracelets.

Cute umbrella.

Their gift card hopes:


Free People 



Their big dream items:


She’d sure love one of these or at least a ride on one!

Probably loves the classic Michael Kors watch or cool wrap watch.

She loves the iloveme ring – here’s Gabby loving it too!

For her globetrotting, she’ll need this!

Awesome art deco cuff.

last minute 2012 wish lists | gift guides…Better Late than never



Gift guides are so helpful & seem to be popping up everywhere more than ever this holiday season. From magazines to blogs you can find the perfect gift guide and not have to think at all about what to give everyone on your list.

Here are a few blog gift guide favorites of the season…

A Cup of Jo’s | Wellness Warrior’s | Mind Body Green’s | Food Babe’s | Cupcakes & Cashmere’s | A Note to Self | Young Married Chic

So with that… I will follow suit, starting a series of Wellness Wonderland gift guides 2012!

The best gift guides ever (which inspired me to do this post in the first place) are A Cup of Jo’s gift guides – look at 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

She makes the perfect gift guides for everyone on your list. From favorite toddler, to best friend, to mom, to dad, to husband, to younger brother, to twin sister.…she literally has something for everyone on your list, better than any store ever could.

So following her lead–I will to do a few gift guides of my own over the holiday season. Guides for a very distinct few types of people, and then I’ll wrap up (like A Cup of Jo does) with my own personal wishlist where I’ll bring together my fav’s from each list!

Remember, however, that this holiday season it’s not ALL about GIVING, it’s more about HAVING. Keep in mind you can’t give what you don’t have, so take care of yourself and as always…be well.