16 Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Free Spirited Hippie

Written By: Sarah Huffer

Okay, so you have tackled gift buying for almost everyone on your Christmas list…except for your organic shoe wearing, peace on earth meditating, new thought minimalism hippie person in the family.

I have all the Universal energies flowing and have your back with the 16 perfect Christmas gifts for the free spirited hippie. It is packed full of abundant bohemian ideas! The list is a little geared towards the ladies, but you could find something on here for the guys if you are truly in a jam. Something for every tribe member!

1. Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp 

Not only does the lamp look crazy cool, but it has tons of health benefits!

“Himalayan Glow’s Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp enhances the ionic balance of your living spaces. When heated, the salt crystal lamp emits negative ions that fight against electromagnetic radiation. The naturally-ionized air also helps you sleep better at night, allowing you to wake refreshed”.

2. Tree of Life Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

Take your essential oils on the go with a profound tree of life diffuser necklace. I like this particular kit, because the pendant is intriguing and it already comes with essential oils to get you started!

3. Faux-Spirational 2018 Wall Calendar

I already bought one and it is hilarious! It pokes a little fun at the inspirational messages. Calendars are always perfect gifts!

4. Doreen Virtue Angel Cards

My favorite deck EVER! No bad messages and these have helped me through every difficult time in my life. Doreen Virtue has several awesome decks and I’m pretty sure I own them all!

5. Sage Sticks and Smudge Bowl

Nothing clears out negative energy faster! It has an earthy scent when lit and you can immediately feel the energetic difference.

6. Meditation Pillow

Let’s face it! If we are going to sit and meditate about world solutions for hours, we need to be comfortable!

7. Tibetan Sound Bowl

The sound breaks up negative energy and signals higher energy to move in

8. Tambourine

No hippie should be without one!

9. Enjoy the Journey Coffee Mug

I really love this message. My mornings are my favorite relaxing time. I would love to cuddle in with the mug in the mornings.

10. Organic Vegan Bath Bombs

I think it should go without saying…No animal products in my bathtub, please!

11. Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Everyone could use a loving perspective <3

12. Organic Assorted Hard Candy

YUM!

13. Vodka is Vegan T-shirt

LOL! Comes in men and women sizes and in a variety of colors

14. The Stoners Coloring Book

YEP! I mean…do we even have to talk about this?

15. Certified Organic Non GMO Seeds

These are so exciting to me! I love getting my hands dirty and growing my own food for friends, family, and mostly myself! This will get that free spirit all kinds of pumped up for Spring!

16. Goodness Abounds

365 stories about experience of loving kindness, over 275 contributing authors(including mwah), short and easy to read soul changing stories that will make your heart sing!

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The Reward System Blowing Parent’s Minds

By: Sarah Huffer

Kids are cute right? Totally cute, until you realize they are lazy little fruit snack goblins who are on the road to living in your basement until 40 years old never cleaning up their plate without being reminded. So here is the first step to get their shoes out of the middle of the floor:

We thought it was important to not give our daughter an allowance, because we think she should do some of these things without being paid and just because she is part of the family.
Our family has unsuccessfully tried many ways to get my child to cooperate in the house, until NOW!

1. What You NEED:

We found a large container. Went outside for a few rocks to start. We labeled 5 rewards onto the jar with the largest prize on top.

Seriously…its that easy!

 

2. Choose Reward:

Ie: bike, tablet, cash, something they really want. They do not have to be extravagant or cost money. Fishing with Dad, Family Board game night with pizza, park with mom. This is the time to bribe with the lego set or baby doll they have been dying to get! Let the child pick the prizes(with some of your suggestions), so they are motivated to get them. This is critical to the process.

More ideas for prizes:

  • Shopkins
  • Fidget Spinner
  • Ice cream
  • Pedicure
  • Go cart riding
  • Putt putt golf
  • Dave & Busters
  • Trip to the Zoo
  • Trip to Gas Station for candy and drink
  • New flashlight
  • New shoes
  • Lazy Day
  • Pizza Party
  • Kid picks restaurant
  • Later bedtime Night
  • Friend Sleepover
  • Movie
  • Netflix subscription here
  • Gift cards
  • New Pet fish
  • Park Picnic

 

3. Choose the Desired Behaviors:

Contribute to the family. Do homework. Keep room clean. Contribute kindness to others. Emotional control. Practice piano/handwriting, empty the dishwasher, be in bed by 8 pm. You know what your child needs! Make sure the desired actions are all different. Keep it extremely simple and clear. No more than three behaviors. The jar is ongoing so there is plenty of opportunity to introduce new desired behaviors on the next jar.

The Rules Are Simple:

The child receives a stone for each behavior attained that day. The child cannot lose stones that they have earned. Once the stones are in the jar, they cannot be removed. The repercussions for not reaching desired behavior is not getting that behavior stone that day. Remember tomorrow is always a new day brimming with the opportunity to make good choices.Gifting stones is at your discretion.

Keep the behaviors simple. Did the child unload the dishwasher or not? Did the child follow directions easily? You want the child to succeed at this. Do not complicate the process. It builds their confidence and the good behavior becomes habit.

Special Circumstances: On the contrary if daughter had a meltdown and went to her room and got herself together, she was still eligible for a stone. She corrected her mistake. Progress is always stone worthy!

Helpful Hints

  • Make sure the child is earning a prize approximately every 2 weeks. Stones do not have to be same size, but helps if they are close. My daughter would pick the seemingly bigger stone to try to up her jar. I would let her put in the stones before bed. Commonly used the phrase, brush your teeth and we will put stones in your jar…2 birds one stone 😊 If I put them in she always watched. Be consistent. Do not forget to put stones in the jar.
  • Test how many stones it takes before they reach their goal. That way you know the expected time for the reward. Is it at a good time? Will you be able to afford it? Then you can expect its arrival. Be consistent. You must make good on your promise. Provide the reward right away. It builds trust.
  • Kids are usually excited to get this started, so have the materials ready when you introduce the idea.
Let me know what kind of rewards your child picked, we love sharing new creative ideas. It’s an ongoing jar so I am always looking for new ones! What behaviors are you promoting? How has the stone jar worked for your family so far?
Comment Below 🙂

 

Surrender

I surrender.
I surrender what I cannot change. 

I surrender the thoughts that make my soul ache.

I surrender to the idea that some events in life are for viewing and not actually doing anything about it. 

I surrender to the theory that things happen for a reason.

I surrender that I do not have to micromanage every detail of my future for I already am designated with the best plan.

I surrender who I think I should be and rejoice with who I am where I am.

I surrender that what you think about you become.

I surrender what surrounds you influences you.

In this surrendering, I lift these circumstances to you and make myself available to recieve a solution. 

With this surrendering, I sleep peacefully tonight and return to the place where my heart can be free.