40 Best Gifts For Practicing Mindfulness

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Mindfulness and meditation practices have skyrocketed over these past years. In fact, a U.S.-based survey shows that participation in these practices has tripled from approximately 4% to 14% from 2012 to 2017, explains the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH). Other experts believe that the uptick in mindfulness practices is due to the pandemic, which in turn led to a rise in people downloading mindfulness-based apps (via TechCrunch). Practicing mindfulness seems to be the gift that keeps on giving — but why?

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the word "mindfulness" encourages someone to be grounded in the here and now. In other words, it refers to being aware of what you're experiencing. In practice, it means "looking at our thoughts and feelings with curiosity, gentleness, and kindness" and not judging them, explains the director of Brown University's Mindfulness Center, Eric Loucks, to NIH News in Health.

Regardless of what time of year it is, it's clear that practicing mindfulness can promote feelings of well-being. The APA shares that it can reduce stress, improve focus, boost memory, increase cognitive flexibility, enhance relationship satisfaction, and overall lead to a better quality of life.

With the holidays around the corner, grabbing a mindfulness gift (for yourself or others) may not be a bad idea. After all, it's a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. So whether you're a newbie or a pro, here are some of the best gifts for practicing mindfulness.

Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life

If you're a fan of cards, then you'll want to consider buying this mindfulness deck of cards to nurture your mindfulness practice. With over 50 inspiring prompts, this deck offers bite-sized practices to help you bring happiness, peace, and awareness to your day. It's easy to follow and out of 1,260 ratings on Amazon, this deck is consistently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars. The mindfulness card deck sells for $11.60 on Amazon.

Wooden Incense Holder

What's unique about this incense holder is that it has a minimalist design that works well with many types of decor and it's a reverse incense burner. It's made out of solid walnut wood with a ripple layout to catch the ashes. This Wooden Incense Holder sells for $23.41 on Etsy.

Dear Universe: 200 Mini-Meditations for Instant Manifestations

"Dear Universe" by Sarah Prout is all about creating emotional empowerment for its readers. Inside you'll find mini-meditations to help you tap into the love, joy, inspiration, and prosperity that we all crave. It's no wonder this book has received over 4,000 customer ratings and 4.8 stars on Amazon. The hardcover edition is $11.69, while the Kindle edition is $15.99 on Amazon.

Amethyst Crystal Candle Jar

Many claims report that amethyst (a purple crystal) supports physical, mental, and emotional health (per Healthline). It does this by absorbing negative energy, reducing perceptions of anxiety, and promoting calmness. So if you're looking for a gift that's easy to combine with any mindfulness practices, this $21.60 candle found on Etsy may do just the trick.

Mental Health Affirmation Cards Set

For those seeking affirmation cards to support a mindfulness practice, this Mental Health Affirmation Cards Set is extremely popular. With a minimalist and chic design, these cards display uplifting words to help with anxiety, depression, and stress relief. It's no wonder this set is a bestseller on Etsy, as it's received 5 stars and is priced at $17.97.

Bye Bye Anxiety

Bye Bye Anxiety is an aromatherapy butter slime that's meant to promote stress and anxiety relief. Pull and stretch the therapy slime dough to work its magic and rest assured that this ooey gooey slime has a great texture and doesn't tear easily. This bestselling slime is priced at $11.99 for 5 ounces and $16.99 for 9 ounces on Etsy.

Mindful Kids Bedtime Cards

Children can also join in on the peaceful vibes mindfulness cards help promote. These cards created by Little Otter Shop help little ones drift away with ease. On each card you'll find simple meditations, prompts, and exercises that are colorfully decorated with watercolors to get your child's attention. There's 40 cards in total. This deck is currently $25 at Little Otter Shop.

Pocket Farmacy Mindful Edition

Essential oils have become extremely popular as a natural remedy for many health ailments. Many health experts say they may lower stress, ward off migraines and pain, promote sleep, and improve overall well-being (per Everyday Health). With that in mind, this mindful essential oil kit from Saje may add extra support to any mindfulness practices and sells for $65.

Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy: A Journal

For those who love a good journaling session, the "Do One More Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy: A Journal" offers words of wisdom to help you discover what brings you joy and gratitude. This journal is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 stars on Amazon and costs $9.20 in paperback.

Happyhaves Full Moon Diffuser

This full moon diffuser is a beautiful award-winning lamp and diffuser that helps to connect people to their environment and relax. It's cordless (which means that it's easy to transport) so anyone can bring a daily dose of positive vibes wherever they go. This diffuser is a great gift for anyone craving mindful moments and sells for $99.00 on Happyhaves.

Mindfulness Coloring Book

Set your imagination free with the beautiful patterns inside the Mindfulness Coloring Book found at Amazon. This favorite childhood activity is shown to lower stress and encourage relaxation since it forces a person to stay present while coloring, points out Martha Don, the director of The Art Therapy Project (per Today). It's perfect for calming down and the pages don't bleed when you color since they're good quality — a big plus for coloring enthusiasts! The paperback coloring book is priced at $7.99 on Amazon.

Mindfulness Dice

There's a new way to set your intentions in the morning, and it starts by rolling your wellness dice. The Mindfulness Dice is a great gift for anyone craving a unique way to practice mindfulness. It comes with thousands of possibilities (i.e. mantras, meditations, breathwork, etc.) in 6 color-coded cubes and sells for $18.95 on Uncommon Goods.

A subscription to Breathwrk

Through effective breathing exercises, this mindfulness app works to relax your mind and body (per Breathwrk). It also helps you fall asleep faster and it's great for holiday travel – since it's easy to take on the go. While the app is currently $38.99 per year, Breathwrk is running a special BOGO deal right now to make your breaths count.

The Work Wellness Deck

When it comes to buying a mindful gift for coworkers, consider buying them something that may elevate their work experience. The Work Wellness Deck features 60 cards with three categories — connect, refresh, and flow — and helps someone take actionable steps to bring balance to their work day. This item is priced at $19.00 on Uncommon Goods and has a five-star rating.

Stress Therapy Tea

Nothing says relax and enjoy a quiet moment to yourself like drinking a cup of tea. Derived from the plants, this stress less formula uses 7 flowers (i.e. rose, German chamomile, saffron, hibiscus, passionflower, calendula, and elderflower) to ease the central nervous system, enhance clarity, and boost the immune system. It also supports the gut microbiome with it's fast-absorbing, quality ingredients. This giant jar of tea sells for $29.95 on For The Biome.

Beautiful Lot of Nine Gemstone Worry Stones

These crystals are carved with a depression so you can perfectly place your thumb on the front of the gemstone. Gently rub these worry stones to soothe any negative energies, calm the mind, and promote positive energies wherever you go. Find these healing crystals on Amazon for $23.99.

Find Your Joy

Find Your Joy is a self-care journal that has a practical approach to finding the joy within and savoring the present moments. It explores self-compassion, practicing forgiveness, deepening your gratitude, discovering your purpose, and of course, exploring mindfulness. You can find it on Amazon for $9.51.

​​Serenity Meditation Chair

Sitting on the ground while meditating may be hard on the body. But thanks to meditation chairs, many people can enjoy the benefits of meditation with a more supportive seat. The Serenity Meditation Chair is Gaiam's best-selling chair, as it allows the feet and legs to rest comfortably and provides extra back support. This chair is priced at $399 on Gaiam.

Inspirational Quote Perpetual Desk Easel and Calendar

With the New Year right around the corner, splurging on a daily planner with positive affirmations may be just what you need to uplift your mindfulness practice in 2023. This encouraging easel quote calendar is a bestseller on Etsy with over 42,000 sales and sells for at $24.95.

Buy a Calm subscription

For those looking for a mindfulness app that features movement, meditation, and is backed by science, then you'll want to consider Calm. Rated as the number 1 meditation, sleep, and relaxation app, Calm is the gift that keeps on giving. Try it for free, or purchase a subscription for $14.99 a month or $69.99 a year.

Calm the F*** Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

Are you looking for an R-rated coloring book with some colorful catharsis? If so, the Calm the F*** Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book may be the perfect gift to inspire a calming yet lighthearted mood. You can find it on Wish for $4.75.

Tree Napper

Research shows weighted blankets ease stress, reduce anxiety, and calm the parasympathetic nervous system which promotes better sleep (per Sleep Foundation). That said, gifting a weighted blanket may be a great mindfulness gift. Tree Napper by Bearaby is a chunky knit blanket that's breathable for a blissful night's sleep. It's well-liked with an average 4.8 stars. The 15-pound blanket costs $269 on Bearaby.

Grounded Wellness Candle

Did you know mindful smelling is a thing? According to Attuned Psychology, mindful smelling uses your sense of smell to ground you into the present moment. That being said, what better way to trigger your sense of smell than lighting a candle. The Grounded Wellness Candle is a crystal and essential oil infused candle with a mission to do just that. Find it on Etsy for $31.95.

Meditation Box

This elegant birch Meditation Box offers a quiet moment for reflections, breathing, and imagination. Compact with tiny grains of sand, use the stylus to unload any mental clutter and relax. It sells on Uncommon Goods for $85.

The Body Source Himalayan Salt Lamp

If you're wondering how to practice mindfulness in the bedroom, the Body Source Himalayan Salt Lamp may help. This lamp has a distinctive design that's meant to embody the ambient, relaxing, and therapeutic properties that pink Himalayan salt is highly regarded for. The lamp is about 6 to 8 inches tall and costs $29.99 on Amazon.

108 Beads Lapis Meditation Mala, Knotted by Buddha Groove

Meditation beads, also known as mala beads, help promote steady breathing and mindfulness during meditation (per Healthline). According to Healthline you'll want to pick beads that feel great to the touch. And these calming blue lapis meditation beads from Buddha Grove have 4.8 star ratings hinting at just that. They also help increase awareness and it sells for $54 on Buddha Grove.

The Mindful Way Workbook

What's unique about the Mindful Way Workbook is that it's an 8-week program meant to help overcome emotional distress. "It will teach you to observe the relationship between your thoughts and your emotions, and make shifts in your thinking to make you less vulnerable to emotional stress," shares Gilson to Insider. This book is currently on sale at Bookshop for $23.20.

Lavender Infused Cloud Slipper Socks

Move through the day with greater ease, awareness, and joy by wearing these lavender-infused non-skid slipper socks. Lavender helps relax the feet (and mind) since it reduces anxiety and stress, and helps promotes a good night's sleep. These soothing slipper socks are made from the softest yarn so it's easy to treat yourself while prioritizing your well-being. MinxNY sells these socks for $19.99 and this includes a lavender sachet.

Purchase and download a Headspace subscription

The second most downloaded mindfulness app (right behind Calm) is Headspace (per TechCrunch). According to TechCrunch, Headspace accounted for 1.5 million downloads in April 2020. This app helps users find a clearer and happier headspace, hence the name. Give the gift of a Headspace membership for $12.99 monthly (after 7-day free trial) or $$69.99 annually (after a 14-day free trial).

Island Falls Home Zen Garden Kit

Treat someone to a Japanese garden kit for the ultimate peaceful escape. The Island Falls Home Zen Garden Kit is equipped with 6 bamboo tools and has 12 traditional Japanese features including a Sakura Cherry Blossom Tree and more. Find it on Amazon for $43.97.

The Box of Emotions

Another unique way to nurture self-awareness is to understand your emotions — according to The Box of Emotions. These 80 beginner-friendly, yet informative cards are a great gift for anyone seeking to find new ways to express their emotions and tune into their mood. Find this item on Uncommon Goods for $20.

Lumie Bodyclock Alarm Clock

Rather than jolting up from bed in the morning, the Lumie Bodyclock Alarm Clock gradually wakes someone up to better reset the wake/sleep cycle. This may lead to better moods, energy, sleep quality, and sleep latency (aka the time it takes you to fall asleep explains Healthline). This item sells for $99.00 on Amazon and is a wonderful gift for anyone who needs a helping hand to wake up.

Mindful Breathing Necklace

Mindful Breathing Necklaces are one of the best jewelry gifts for practicing mindfulness on the go. These anxiety necklaces are designed to help someone control their breathing throughout the day by blowing through the pendant — which, in turn, slows the heart and relaxes the mind. The price ranges from $85.00 to $115.00, depending on the necklace, selected from Uncommon Goods.

Weighted Throw Blanket

If you're looking for a weighted throw blanket option to give to someone, Baloo offers a comfy, 12-pound, throw weighted blanket. It's 42 x 72 inches and is one of their best-selling blankets made from 100% cotton. Out of 799 verified reviews, the weighted blankets average 4.9 stars from customers. Baloo sells it for $179.

Zafu Meditation Cushion

Bring a touch of comfort to your meditation practice with a cushy meditation pillow. Crafted to take the pressure off your spine, knees, and ankles, the Zafu Meditation Cushion conforms to your body with its buckwheat fillings. It weighs 4 pounds and has a carrying handle for transport. Gaiam sells it for $44.98.

Sonoma Lavender Spa Mask

Infused with scents of lavender, the Sonoma Lavendar Spa Mask is a soothing aromatherapy eye mask that relaxes both the joints and the muscles. Place it on the eyes during your mindfulness practice or use it during holiday travel to catch some quality rest. Find it on Amazon for $27.50.

BodyRestore Shower Steamers

Whether you prefer a steamy shower or a warm bath, there's nothing like relaxing in the water before hitting the hay. The BodyRestore Shower Steamers help to elevate anyone's shower experience by using aromatherapy with lavender essential oils to relax the body. It's currently the best seller on Amazon and is priced at $29.97.

Get a personalized MyAir Stressless Routine plan

Stress happens to us all, but what happens if you could discover what your top stressors are? Enter MyAir Stressless Routine. By harnessing the power of adaptogens, MyAir uses 6 different formulas (with a base flavor of chocolate or dates) to target everyday stressors and bring the zen out. The types of bars range from Sleepy Gray (which supports sleep) and Calm Green (boosts calmness and cognition) to Energetic Pink (which helps with energy). A monthly MyAir subscription of 20 bars is $40.00.  

Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

This authentic hand hammered Tibetan Singing Bowl Set was handcrafted by Nepalese artisans in the Himalayan Foothills. It promotes instant relaxation, reduces stress, and supports chakra healing with its mesmerizing tones and vibrations. Find this singing bowl gift box set on Amazon for $27.97.

Quick Recovery Face Mask Sampler

For those looking for a mindful moment for facial skin, these organic face masks are gentle and hydrating for radiant-looking skin. This mask sampler comes with three different masks (made from superfoods ingredients like avocados and pumpkin seeds) which help boost your complexion wherever you go. Grab the Quick Recovery kit at FarmHouse Fresh for $26.00.