What if you took on a new approach to spending? What if you started considering the person on the other side of the product? People who are living on the hope that entrepreneurship is a sustainable solution to their poverty. I decided to create a Gift Guide of Gifts That Give Back. Someone in a developing country will benefit with dignity from money spent on the items in this guide. In the past, I worried about finding items at the cheapest price they were available. Over the years, this was a mindset that I acquired. I felt so constricted by having to find a reduced price that it took the fun out of my shopping experience. On one hand I enjoyed the challenge of seeing how much money I could save or what kind of bargain I could find, but on the other hand, I started to feel guilty if there was a full price item I wanted. I LOVE shopping and fashion, but for quite some time I didn’t because I took the freedom out of my experiences.
While listening to some of my favorite podcast, I heard about the concept of philanthropic shopping. This idea revolves around products that give back to everyone involved in the exchange. Of Greek origin, “philanthropy” translates directly as “love of humanity”, and is defined in the Merriam-Webster English Dictionary as “goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially: active effort to promote human welfare.” When the idea occurred to me that I could shop like I dreamed of and bless others while doing so, I have not only jumped on board, but I also became an ambassador and a consultant for 3 of the companies. I now look at my shopping as a type of charitable work.
A New Way of Thinking
After doing extensive research on where to spend my money due to what companies their monies, I no longer feel guilty for purchases I make. I don’t think twice about paying $10-$15 more than I did before because I know that part of those proceeds go to give water to people who wouldn’t otherwise have it unless they walked 3 hours one way, build schools in villages where there otherwise were none, empower women in numerous positive ways, changing families for generations to come and the list goes on and on. When I consider all that I am blessed with compared to those in developing countries, I can’t imagine that I could continue to do otherwise. I’m thankful that my children are experiencing charitable shopping. I pray they practice this method when they become consumers on their own dime. I invite you to partake in this practice.
What’s Extra Special About This Gift Guide?
This guide does not only contain gifts that are provided by companies who are making meaningful impacts with less fortunate communities across the globe, but it is divided into categories in order to meet specific needs of the special people on your list. Over the years, I became known for giving gifts that people love and use. This is because I give gifts of empathy. I listen to what my loved ones say they need and feel, and I give them a gift that serves a purpose of enhancing or changing their feelings. I give them gifts that solve their problems, things that they ordinarily wouldn’t give themselves. In this guide, I share that skill with you. Watch how your loved ones will use and appreciate your gifts this year. AND Special Gift Tags are Included. Download Your Gift Tags Here. These Gift Tags are specifically created for the gifts found in this guide. The uses for the oils are described so the recipient knows the wonderfulness of what they have received. There are also generic tags that are not gift specific. Print your tags on heavyweight paper, cut out, attach to ribbon or tape on the gift. Just one more added touch of specialness!
Who Benefits From the Items in the Guide?
The items listed in the guide are from Young Living Essential Oils or Noonday Collection unless stated otherwise. In order to find out all the many ways these wonderful companies give back, click the name. As a result, I am humbled to be a part of these organizations who are changing the world and generations to come. Certainly, if you would like to join me as an ambassador or consultant, please contact me here. I look forward to answering all of your questions. So go get your Christmas list, and rest in the assurance that you are about to cross many of the names off. You will have the most wonderful gifts on the way for all of your loved ones. Then you can truly enjoy the days that lead up to the holiday season instead of fighting the hustle and bustle in stores.
Become a Young Living Member
The 3 ways to use essential oils are scent, touch, and taste. Many people are drawn to the scent of Essential Oils as the primary deciding factor. Once people get familiar with the smells, they usually start to take advantage of the good essential oils can do for the body. They support moods, boost the immune system, aid in pain and skin conditions and so much more. Finally, they will start to taste essential oils. This is one of the main reasons to use Young Living because they are the purest form of oil available. In order to receive the wholesale pricing, I have listed on Young Living Oil Products included in this guide, you must be a member of Young Living. Become a MEMBER and receive 24% off of your products. My sponsor ID: 16254911. You will want to keep a pen and paper handy, so you can keep a list of the Young Living items you want to order. I have given you step-by-step instructions on becoming a member HERE. Sign-up and then shop. * These statements about Young Living products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
A Gift for a Child
Children spell love TIME. How do children know we care? We spend time with them, we connect, and build a relationship. Kids want to know they matter. There’s NO WAY AROUND it. Our children need one-on-one time with us. You can look at this as preventive maintenance. Quality time is the only way to keep or mend the relationship. Spending time with a child and giving them your undivided attention is the #1 way to invest in them. This is why I have created a FREE COUPON BOOK for you to give as a gift to a child. Children have more material items than they can decide what to play with in most cases. Rather than give a toy, give time! Thomas Gilovich of Cornel University explains, “Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods … You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless, they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.” When you spend time with a child, you are creating an opportunity to create an unforgettable moment. Create a lasting memory with this COUPON BOOK. All you have to do is cut apart the pages, use the ones that you want to give, and trash the rest. Staple the pages together to create a book, and WALAA, you’ve got your child’s favorite gift! Certainly, you will have to create some rules around the COUPON BOOK such as how they can use it and when they can use it. Furthermore, the rules for you are to do what the page says and do your best to be in the moment with the child. Try to avoid all the distractions of life in order to get the best experience from this FREE COUPON BOOK. Get your Free Coupon Book PDF HERE!
*This is the only gift that does not give back to someone in a developing country unless the child chooses to do so with their coupon.
Gifts for the Teacher
Tassel: If you want to add something special to your teacher’s bag, this Vibrant Handcrafted Tassel makes for a colorful and unique addition to any bag! This wool tassel is made with love in Peru, and it is sure to personalize your teacher’s bag setting her apart from the others! What if several kids pitched in and got the bag and the tassel? Your teacher would be wowed. $22
Modern Leather Tote: This is the season’s must-have bag. The luscious leather is stitched into an effortlessly modern silhouette and finished with an eye-catching cotton print lining. Because of the unique vegetable tanning process, the Partners use, over time the leather transitions from a light fawn to a rich caramel color. She will be able to use this bag throughout her career if she wishes. $198
How about setting the mood for your child’s teacher which will, in turn, have a positive effect on your child’s classroom atmosphere? You will do so with essential oils. Give an oil or an oil and diffuser depending on how you think your child’s teacher would prefer their aroma delivered!
Step 1: Choose a Diffuser
Bracelet: The rejuvenating aromas of Young Living essential oils can be brought everywhere with this convenient and beautiful diffuser bracelet. Its gorgeous design includes bright, elegant beads and lava stones. Just add a drop of essential oils to the porous lava rocks that emit small bursts of calming scents all while making a cute statement with The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation Empower charm. All proceeds from this purchase will support the Young Living Foundation.* $19 USB: Diffuse essential oils with Young Living’s USB Diffuser. It’s mobile, compact and silent with 10 second, 30 second, or 60-second diffusion interval settings. This diffuser functions as an air purifier and aroma diffuser in one simple-to-use product. Its atomizing technology transforms essential oils into a vapor of millions of microparticles, dispersing into the air the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Don’t forget to grab some refills for her. Available in four colors: Black, White, Pink, and Purple. $24 Portable: The new portable Orb™ Diffuser is specially designed to be spill-proof, making it ideal for the classroom or home, and it provides intermittent (blue LED light) or continuous (green LED light) diffusion for up to 4.5 hours. Includes three essential oil wicks. $26.50 Car Vent: Infuse the car with the sweet scents of Young Living essential oils with the Car Vent Diffuser! This simple, stylish diffuser—available in rose gold or gray—uses oil-absorbing cotton pads and the A.C. or heat from the air vents to fill the vehicle with the aromatic benefits of essentials oils. $14.75 *Found in Diffusers
Step 2: Choose an Oil for the Diffuser or Give an Oil By Itself
The Oils: Use Stress Away™ during rush hour or hectic times for calming, soothing and reducing anxiety. Similarly, Orange can be used in the mornings to fill any space with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity, or Peppermint to soothe, help with focus or add a drop to hot chocolate. For other ideas on oils, I encourage you to look in oil blends.
Step 3: Hand Purifier
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is a quick, convenient, purse-friendly fix for clean hands anywhere—from the classroom to the airport, to the grocery store, and anywhere in between. Infused with Thieves and Peppermint essential oils, along with aloe, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier cleanses, purifies, and soothes skin, leaving a pleasant, spicy-sweet scent. P.S. The toxins found in hand sanitizers are OMG! If you’ve never gotten the memo, read here! You’ll want to get the teacher a jug of Thieves. *Found in Thieves
Gifts for Grandma
The Striped Indigo Shawl is a shibori-inspired shawl featuring a fresh and fun indigo hue with hand-embroidered detailing. This rayon scarf is made with love in India. $78
Grandma usually likes her necklaces a little longer, and if she likes to wear jackets or vests, these 3 necklaces sit at just the right length to make the outfit pop. Either the red or the blue necklaces look magnificent with the Striped Indigo Shawl pictured above. Choose either for $48. The Cherry Latifa Necklace is handcrafted in Uganda from paper beads and seed beads. The Blue Indigo Rope Necklace is also handcrafted in Uganda from paper and seed beads. It adds a globally inspired look to any outfit. The Dune Necklace is a bold tasseled necklace featuring bone, wood, thread, and mixed metal made in India. Its neutral color palette makes it oh-so-wearable. $52 Whichever of the 3 necklaces you choose, it will be a statement piece that has others asking Grandma where she got her necklace?
Gifts For Mom
The Golden River Necklace is a Noonday Favorite of everyone who experiences it. One of the most versatile pieces ever! This necklace transforms from a multi-layered look to a long stranded beauty simply by removing the braided leather extender. The necklace can be worn in 3 different lengths. The extender is included and can be used on any necklace Mom already has in her collection. $58
The Southbound Poncho: Mom can add some boho-chic to any outfit with this fun poncho, hand-woven by Artisans in Guatemala using traditional techniques. This fabulous piece can be worn with a dress, skirt or jeans. These exciting colors can be worn all year round. Whether your mom is a city girl or enjoys the rodeo, the Southbound Poncho is a versatile and a head-turning piece. $35
Whenever women observe the Noonday Collection, Moms always comment that they want a Sea Change Necklace. The necklace holds glass beads in muted pink, turquoise and navy to create a romantic piece that will add a feminine feel to any look. Give Mom a piece that is easy to wear with many of her outfits. $44
The Lavender Luxury Set is for the mom who needs to beat away daily stressors, find tranquility, and wrap herself in a floral aroma with all things Lavender! This set includes bath bombs, Lavender oil for a dose of luxury, and bath gel and lotion. Lavender is known for helping to relieve anxiety, feelings of depression and insomnia. Just a heads up! If you gift Mom with this luxurious gift, you need to give her TIME to use it. The fresh scent will make her feel and sleep like royalty! Remember, when Mom is taken care of, the whole family is taken care of. $81.25 *Found under Holiday & Seasonal
Gifts for a Man
Shutran™ Essential Oil uses have been known for awareness of one’s greater potential, confidence, empowerment, harmonize male and female energies, intuition, mind, potential, open mind, stress, self, and inner awareness, relaxation, self-esteem, self-confidence, spiritual awareness (increase), stress, subconscious and vision of goals. Undoubtedly, Shutran™ Essential Oil is an empowering essential oil blend specially formulated for men to boost feelings of masculinity and confidence, Shutran™ is perfect for use as a cologne that appeals to both men and women. $77 Specifically formulated for men, Shutran™ 3-in-1 Men’s Wash combines YLs empowering Shutran essential oil blend with ingredients such as aloe and ucuuba nut oil for an essential oil-infused body wash with a powerful clean that doesn’t strip your skin of moisture. Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Wash handles all that, so your man can get on with your day and handle business. 100% plant-based, naturally derived ingredients $16 *Found under Personal Care in Men’s Care
Gifts for the People in Your Life Who Say They Don’t Have Enough Energy or For Everyone at the Office
Either of these products is great for giving in addition to other gifts or for passing out to friends or co-workers. Both products say, “I care about your well being. I want you to feel your best!”
Premium NingXia Red (pronounced Ning-sha) ingredients include juices and extracts from superfruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, and pomegranate, plus we use a whole-fruit puree of exotic wolfberries. Definitely NingXia Red singles give your daily boost of pure essential oils! They promote health, wellness, longevity, healthy blood sugar levels, and natural sustained support for energy. $87 for 30 singles NingXia Nitro®give a quick pick-me-up without the sugar or caffeine overload. Infused with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract, NingXia Nitro supports alertness, as well as cognitive and physical fitness.* A great support for body and mind wellness, use NingXia Nitro for running, weightlifting, or getting through your afternoon slump. The naturally occurring caffeine in Young Living’s NingXia Nitro supports normal energy levels and alertness to help you with a busy day or a tough workout.* $40 for 14 tubes *Found in NingXia Products Do you have someone in your life that constantly complains of not having enough energy? Here you go! En-R-Gee™ is better than a cup of coffee, with none of the side effects! This essential oil helps restore mental alertness. It is uplifting and strengthening as the name suggests, it boosts energy. Without a doubt, any portable diffuser would be great if you want to take this gift to the max. Then your loved one can energize on the go. With this oil, you get what you ask for. $25 *Found in Oil Blends
Gifts for the Nature Lover
Whether your loved ones like to be in the backyard or the backwoods Young Living’s Insect Repellent is tested to repel mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas using only 100 percent naturally derived, plant-based ingredients. Pure sesame oil and a carefully selected blend of essential oils traditionally used for their bug-repellent properties come together to make up all 99 percent of the active ingredients in this Insect Repellent formula. The other 1 percent? Vitamin E. Furthermore, that means it can be used on little ones and not worry about the synthetic chemicals used in many traditional repellents. What’s not to love about the pleasant, citrusy aroma and smooth, non-greasy, non-sticky application? $38.75 A little goes a long way. Citronella oil can be diluted with a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio before being applied to the skin or used aromatically to defend against bugs and mosquitoes. Some use it to combat body lice, head lice, and flies. $20
Gift for the Person Who Gets Headaches
Peppermint oil has a tingling or cooling effect on the skin that can cause a slight numbing effect. It is believed that these properties may make peppermint oil helpful for people who suffer from a migraine. It should be noted, for some people, applying peppermint oil to the forehead and/or temples can provide some relief from migraine pain. Peppermint can be used topically to cool the skin or diffused for a scent that invites feelings of peace. This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity. $22
Gift for the Teen Girl or Your Bestie
In recent years, clutches have come out on the List of Items Teens Think Are Cool Gifts and Items Dominating the Teen Purse Market. Nonetheless, both of these clutches can be carried alone or used as a way of organizing a larger bag. Whether used to store makeup, supplies or collectibles, these clutches make a statement and will NEVER go out of style. $78 each Tesselated Clutch: This bright and colorful clutch is inspired by the interlocking pattern of vibrant Moroccan tiles and will spice up any outfit. This handwoven wool beauty is 11.5″W, 7.5″H and made with love from Peru.
Wildflower Clutch: This dreamy clutch features brilliant floral embroidery that captures the gorgeous aesthetic traditional to rural Peru. This fun handwoven wool treasure is 11″W, 7″ H.
The Traveler Wristlet Wallet can ride inside the purse or it can be carried alone. This wristlet is the perfect size for a day (or night) on the go. It features an interior pocket and three card slots to hold your essentials, with a chic leather zipper tassel and a wrist strap that make it a breeze to carry. This efficient gift was made with love in India. $58
Statement bracelets are all the rave right now, and girls love tassels! Who wouldn’t? The 5 bracelets above are versatile and can accommodate the style of the day for your teen. Most girls are wearing a statement piece and stacking a few with it. Festive Silk Wrap: Cornflower blue silk chiffon with warm tassel accents in shades of red compose this endlessly versatile piece. Wear it long or short as a necklace, or wrapped around the wrist for a colorful bracelet. $38 Raffia Wrap Bracelet: A lovely leather style from Uganda featuring vibrantly embroidered raffia. A fun bracelet for any occasion. $26.60 Ventana Bracelet: This bracelet can be worn daily because it goes with everything. It sets off and compliments all designs and it is stackable. Add a pop of color to your wrist with glass beads in glowing vibrant hues with a bright blue tassel detail. $38 Felicity Bracelets, Set of 5: Fun and flirty, this set of five stackable bracelets combine beads and colorful tassels to add a little jingle to your wrist. $28 Woven Dreams Bracelet: The detail and precision of this bracelet are impressive. It is a true wearable work of art. A festival of rich hues is woven together to create a piece that makes an unforgettable statement. $58
For the earthy, hippie chic, either of these bags is a staple item that can be carried for a lifetime. They are durable, soft, eye-catching, unique, and the inside is just as beautiful as the out, just like your teen! Delicate beadwork and masterful embroidery adorn the softest velvet for a truly special accessory made with love in Vietnam. Choose from the Honey Bee Pouch or the Take Flight Pouch each $68
A look is not complete without statement earrings. Whether your girl is dressing up or throwing on a ball cap to run to class, these statement earrings will keep her styling. She likes big earrings and she cannot lie! Which ones would suit your favorite teen or bestie? Revelry Earrings: Leather petals in shades of navy and coral are anchored by a hand-cut metal teardrop. Marigold Hoops: These hoops feature three playful poms in a gorgeous shade of deep yellow. A go-to when you want to add some sophisticated fun to your look. $34 Mumbai Hoops: These mixed metal hoops include five removable charms allowing for make-your-own earring magic. $36 Deluge Earrings: A new take on our best selling Fringed Crescent Earrings, the vibrant Deluge Earrings feature a fresh pop of blue. $42 Annies Feathered Earrings: Crafted from 3 layers of fringed leather in brown and teal blue, these easy-wearing earrings have beautiful movement and texture. $36
Indus Leather Crossbody: Say HELLO to your teen’s new favorite purse. This versatile leather bag has a strap that can be lengthened or shortened. The fresh scent of leather gives the feeling this purse was custom made just for its owner. With its zip closure and handy exterior pocket, this handcrafted leather cross-body makes for a stylish and practical travel buddy. Add a tassel if you’re teen needs a little “girlie” added to her bag. $125
Gifts for the Physically Active
PanAway essential oil blend has a refreshing, invigorating aroma and a cooling sensation when applied to the skin. PanAway continues to be one of Young Living’s most popular products and is a must-have for every home. Apply this synergistic blend after exercise or anytime for its soothing, stimulating aroma. $26.25 *Found in Oil Blends Roll Valor on the heels of the feet before a workout for enhanced performance. Apply Valor to the back and legs after a hard workout for relief. $49.75 *Found under Roll-Ons A panel of Young Living brand ambassadors and athletes came together to design this first-of-its-kind fitness kit, which is designed with a carabiner for easy attachment to any gym bag, an exterior pocket, and an interior pocket sized just. As an added bonus, this kit will include three roller fitments to complement each topical essential oil. The Active & Fit Kit supports every fitness regimen, from elite competition to daily workouts. $87.50 The Active & Fit Kit includes:
- Nylon carrying case with seven interior mesh pockets, an exterior pocket, and a carabiner for easy attachment to any gym bag
- Cool Azul™ Sports Gel, 3.4 oz.
- Deep Relief™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
- R.C.™ essential oil blend, 5 ml
- Thieves® essential oil blend, 5 ml
- Copaiba essential oil, 5 ml
- Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil, 5 ml
- 3 AromaGlide® roller fitments
- Product information card
* Found under Collections
A Gift for the Person Who Has Pain
With two powerful, synergistic active ingredients, this cream provides pain-relieving benefits in two ways: methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect. If you need relief without synthetic ingredients, Young Living’s Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is the answer! $44 *Found under Body Care
A Gift For the Spiritual Person Or the Person Who Likes to Meditate
The Gift essential oil blend helps to improve spiritual connections and fosters feelings of centering and well-being. Its comforting properties help focus the mind to overcome stress and despair and to enhance self-confidence. Naturally occurring sesquiterpenes stimulate the limbic system of the brain- the center of memory and emotions- and the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. Oils included in this blend have traditionally been used to reduce tension and rejuvenate both body and mind. This blend is also known to promote and support healthy skin. $46.25
Gifts For the Person Who Gets Anxiety
If you have a friend who often complains of being worried, gift them with Lavender essential oil or Frankincense essential oil to turn things around. Not only is lavender known for its calming effects on the mind and body, but it is used as a home remedy ailment to help with conditions such as restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Frankincense is known as a bad mood buster and a remedy against stress and anxiety. Gift your friend with a portable diffuser, so they can calm themselves on the go. Choose the diffuser that best fits their lifestyle.
Gifts For the Person Who Travels
The Postmark Jewelry Roll: For the person who is on the go, this fabulous jewelry roll does a great job of keeping their jewelry organized. Save your loved one some time. With this roll, no worries about getting to your destination and wasting time untangling your accessories. The beautiful artwork, blue pom and detail are delightful. Who wouldn’t want to pull this piece of happiness out of their luggage? It will be so appreciated. $48
When traveling it is inevitable that one will be faced with germs, germs, and more germs along with lose hair and skin. Does that freak you out? Me too! It doesn’t matter if you’re in first class or near the wings. It doesn’t matter if you’re in 3 stars or 5. It’s there. It’s up to us to take care of ourselves. Give your traveler something they can keep on hand to be intentional about their wellness and combating bacterium. Give a portable diffuser and oil to your traveler to have them traveling like royalty. The Gentle Mist™ Personal Diffuser will help keep the skin and space fresh and invigorated. Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand and cord-free, this sleek travel accessory provides a 30-second stream of essential oil-infused mist with the press of a button. $39.75 or Young Living’s USB Diffuser is mobile, compact and silent with 10 second, 30 second, or 60-second diffusion interval settings. This diffuser functions as an air purifier and aroma diffuser in one simple-to-use product. $23.25 Lavender essential oil: It is said if you are only going to use one essential oil then it should be lavender. When traveling, this oil will allow the traveler to carve out their own personal oasis. It is calming and relaxing on the mind and body. It can also be used for a sleep aid, combating nausea or motion sickness, dry skin and tons more. $24.25 AromaEase essential oil blend: If your traveler prefers a minty smell, AromaEase is for them. When applied to the neck and chest it gives a refreshing sensation. Diffuse it while traveling to create an environment of rejuvenation. Add AromaEase to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it into the neck and shoulders before bed for a relaxing experience and calming aroma. $35.75 Frankincense essential oil: Frankincense can give a boost to your immune system, so use it before getting on the plane. Rub a little on each temple before flying to help with sleep. This oil is the basis for many skin care products, so add it to moisturizer and give skin a younger look and minimize spots. When diffused it will help relieve any stress or anxiety from travel woes, help with your breathing, boost your immune system before heading home, and aid your digestion. Frankincense is a “must have” in travel gear. $30.50 Thieves Vitality essential oil: There are over 50 uses for thieves, but I’m only going to include the ones that will benefit while traveling. This oil supports a healthy immune system, great for washing hands, cleans surfaces, gets yuk out of the air, relieves allergy symptoms, stimulates a cheerful mood, and more. $13.75 Thieves Spray: Thieves Spray is a portable essential oil spray ideal for cleaning small surfaces. Just one small spray freshens counters, sinks, door handles, toilets, and more using only naturally derived, plant-based ingredients and the powerful spicy-citrus scent of Thieves essential oil blend. Safe to use around children and the perfect size to throw in a purse, backpack, or luggage. Use Thieves Spray on light switches, kitchen sinks, door knobs, public toilet seats, bathroom counters, smelly shoes, and more. $9.25
A Gift For the Person Who Wants Romance or To Attract Someone
Romance and sex are vulnerable topics, and rarely are their benefits discussed. But if we consider that the feeling of love and the benefits of sex include happiness, stress relief, improved mood, and improved self-image, it starts to sound like a real blessing. Not to mention the physical effects of improved physical fitness, better immune function, reduced pain, and positive cardio effects. What other gift can you give that has all of these effects? Goldenrod is a favorite for your 45 and over man! Add it to the bedtime routine. It helps support healthy circulation, and then basically the name says it all. Nice stocking stuffer. No pun intended. $15.75 Sensation essential oil is a Young Living blend made with coriander, Ylang Ylang, bergamot, jasmine, and geranium. Sensation smells fragrant and exotic. Just like the name implies, it’s very romantic, arousing and helps to amplify a little excitement in the bedroom. The Ylang Ylang and coriander together with the other essential oils really help to set the mood – especially when applied to delicate areas, like the inner thighs. $34.25 or Sensation Massage Oil for $35.75 Ylang Ylang essential oil is a Young Living blend pronounced as Eee-lang Eee-lang. Ylang Ylang is considered an aphrodisiac. $42 Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is often out of stock because of its popularity and it is only grown and harvested certain times of the year. It is heralded for being helpful with stress and anxiety. It’s also used in cases of depression or when trying to cope with anger. Some use Ylang Ylang Oil to focus on happiness, gratitude and celebrating blessings. It can be replaced Geranium which may enhance libido. Other oils known to boost the mood are Shutran, Idaho Blue Spruce, and Clary Sage.
A Gift For the New Mom
Diaper Insert/Portable Organizer: A new mom will be all over this idea because she can instantly upgrade any bag with this portable organizer! Its many pockets and Velcro top closure make it easy to carry all of the new mommy needs. One of the challenges of becoming a mom is deciding if you will carry a purse and a diaper bag, or try to find something that fits it all. With this organizer, instead of giving up her favorite large purse, Mom can convert it into her purse/diaper bag. The organizer folds out into a changing pad! $18 *Found under Young Living Brands in Young Living Gear Thieves Spray: Thieves Spray is a portable essential oil spray ideal for cleaning small surfaces. Just one small spray freshens counters, sinks, door handles, toilets, and more using only naturally derived, plant-based ingredients and the powerful spicy-citrus scent of Thieves essential oil blend. Safe to use around children and the perfect size to throw in a purse, backpack, or luggage. Use Thieves Spray on light switches, kitchen sinks, door knobs, public toilet seats, bathroom counters, smelly shoes, and more. $9.25 *Found under At Home in Thieves Lavender essential oil is known as the “universal oil” and can be used for almost anything. No family should be without it. Lavender calms anxiety and is a natural stress reliever. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. Lavender is excellent for medicinal purposes as well. It is also great for your skin! It can be applied neat (undiluted), inhaled or diffused. A few of the many uses:
- Stress Reducer
- Helps you get to sleep
- Relieves headaches
- Bug bites/ bee stings
- Minor burns
- Sunburn Relief
- Add to moisturizing cream and use on the face
- Helps with bedwetting
New mommy should be able to put this to use for the next 18 years! $24.25 *Found in Oils under Single Oils The Relax and Unwind Set: As a new mom it can be very hard to get away. Very few can get to the spa within the first year of having a child, but they can create their own spa effects in the likes of their own bathroom! That’s why donning a hydrating fabric mask while slipping into the steam-filled water with some Lavender bath bombs is the way to go! Give New Mommy an hour of well-deserved me-time at the end of a long day. $66 *Found under Holiday and Seasonal
Gifts for the Baby
Parents make hundreds of decisions about the health and happiness of their family each day. With so many products and promises to choose from, Young Living Seedlings™ is designed to make it simple for parents to find pure, gentle products infused with baby-safe essential oils to care for their littlest, most vulnerable family members. Most importantly, the soothing, plant-based formulas use infant-safe essential oils and are free from harmful ingredients to help gently comfort and care for the little one. Certainly, with essential oil-infused products made by experts and diluted to a strength safe for a baby, Seedlings leaves Mom and Dad with peace of mind and the baby feeling snug and secure. Give the whole set $118 or give individual pieces. The Set includes:
- Baby Wipes, Calm $8.75
- Diaper Rash Cream $20.75
- Calm, Baby Lotion, $17.50
- Baby Wash & Shampoo, Calm $22.25
- Baby Oil, Calm $18
- Linen Spray, Calm $12.50
- Rope Basket, Hooded Bath Towel, Washcloth
*Found under At Home in Young Living Seedlings
Gifts for the Person Who Loves to Be in the Kitchen
The Young Living Vitality Culinary Kit is a special gift for the person who gets a thrill out of being in the kitchen and trying new things! This collection is a passport to a world of flavor—with six of YLs most popular Vitality oils. They infuse recipes with the taste of citrus, floral, mint, and herbal hardiness. The kit also features a collection of Young Living-branded kitchen utensils and tools, so a kitchen transformation can truly be complete! The Vitality Culinary Cookbook features recipes for every occasion, including Thai-style lettuce wraps, cheesy sweet potato bites, blueberry-lavender ice cream, and a host of delicious dishes and tantalizing treats. See how much better the world tastes with essential oils, you’ll want to give Vitality a permanent spot in someone’s spice cabinet! $84.75 Gary’s True Grit™ NingXia Berry Syrup’s delicious flavor will win over your recipient, and they’ll love that it’s made without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial coloring. Plus, the classic syrup bottle design is convenient to store in tight refrigerators and makes a beautiful addition to your family’s breakfast traditions. This premium, all-purpose syrup combines wolfberries and citrus essential oils with other naturally sourced ingredients such as blueberry, plum, sweet cherry, aronia, and pomegranate. The smooth, warm vanilla extract complements the tangy berries and citrus flavors for a balanced, fruity syrup—and its versatility means that you’ll reach for it again and again. For example, the syrup can be drizzled atop pancakes or waffles, added to smoothies for a touch of sweetness and extra flavor our used a topping on desserts. $9.75
Blue Agave nectar is a delicious, natural sweetener preferred by health-conscious people for use in foods and beverages. It has a low glycemic index rating, making it ideal for those with special dietary needs and those who wish to avoid sucrose or artificial sweeteners. Substitute sugar or honey with Blue Agave at a ratio of approximately 1:3/4.
*These products are found under Healthy & Fit in Healthy Cooking
A Gift for the Child Who Needs to Focus and Rest
Do you know a child that likes to go, go, go and can’t unwind at the end of the day? Sleepyize Essential Oil for children sets the environment for restful and peaceful sleep. This blend will calm and relax the mind and body. Most of all, this oil is gentle and supporting specifically formulated for kids. Place on the bottom of the feet to unwind from at bedtime. $17.25 Do you have a child in your life who has issues with focusing? I think we all have trouble focusing at some point or another, especially when things get challenging. The combination of an Aroma Spinner and Geneyus will be of great benefit to that child. Keep focus fun with Young Living’s AromaSpinner™. This innovative take on the fidget spinner is a new way to engage the senses as it doubles as an essential oil diffuser! The addition of custom-designed aroma buttons for this fidget spinner let parents create the right environment for their kids when they’re tired, restless, or need a boost. $14.75 Geneyus is a wonderful blend of over eight essential oils, so the benefits are priceless. The oil supports young minds and aids in focusing on their projects and schoolwork. Diffuse during reading, schoolwork or classes to facilitate open-mindedness, encourage positive thought and unlimited potentiality. Open a child’s inner genius! $45 *The spinner is found in Diffusers and the oils are found in KidScents
A Gift for Your Girlfriend Who Loves Self Improvement
In Noonday Collection Founder Jessica Honegger’s new book, she tells the whole Noonday story as it’s never been heard before–and leads the reader on a journey to discover their own imperfect courage. The perfect read for anyone who has ever had a big dream, but needed a little push to get out of their comfort zone and go scared! Above all, until the end of December, you will receive a free bracelet when you buy Imperfect Courage here. $25
A Gift for Someone Super Special That Says, “You Are So Loved”
If you have a super duper special someone who you want to bless beyond their dreams, a diffuser (you can not have enough diffusers until you have one in every room) and an oil collection are absolute- knock your socks off gifts. To give this gift is to pamper your loved one. It is definitely the gift that will keep on giving. The best way to choose a kit is to think of the person’s personality and their experience with oils. In other words, which of the kits represents the person you are looking to bless. 1) The Everyday Oils Kit is a select collection that provides ongoing support for your home, health, and body. Enjoy healthy-looking skin with Tea Tree oil, spiritual contentedness with Frankincense, the relaxing benefits of Lavender and Stress Away, the immune-supporting* power of Thieves Vitality and Lemon Vitality, the uplifting properties of Joy essential oil blend, Purification for an odor buster, Panaway which is one of the most popular oils, and Peppermint to support digestive function. With these 10 oils, the number of uses is endless. $138.75 2) The Oils of Ancient Scripture™ set contains 10 oils from the most significant plants, botanicals, materials, and resins in the Bible. That is to say, this kit is designed to help you savor and enjoy the beautiful aromas and intriguing histories of these precious, pure essential oils. $205.75 The Oils of Ancient Scripture set includes 10 single oils in 5-ml bottles:
- Aloes (Sacred Sandalwood): Believed to be made from fragrant sandalwood, aloes were a gift Nicodemus brought to Jesus. (John 19:39)
- Cassia: Cassia was a key ingredient in the incense used in temple worship. (Psalms 45:8)
- Cedarwood: The “cedars of Lebanon” were acclaimed for their durability and used to build Solomon’s famous temple. (1 Kings 4:33)
- Cypress: This oil is extracted from the cypress tree, which has wood so durable that the cypress doors of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years. (Isaiah 44:14)
- Frankincense: The Hebrew word for frankincense, levonah, is used in the Bible 22 times, making it one of the most recognized materials in scripture. (Song of Solomon 3:6)
- Hyssop: Biblical references to this plant indicate it was likely used in practices and rituals intended to purify and cleanse. (Psalms 51:7)
- Myrrh: One of the key ingredients in Moses’s holy anointing oil, myrrh was highly regarded by Biblical figures such as David and Solomon. (Proverbs 7:17)
- Myrtle: Sukkot, commonly translated as Feast of Tabernacles, includes myrtle branches in its ceremony. (Nehemiah 8:15)
- Onycha: Onycha was an ingredient in the “pure and holy” perfume or incense the Lord commanded Moses to make. (Exodus 30:34)
- Rose of Sharon (Cistus): This rock rose has a sweet, honey-like scent and maybe the flower referred to as the Rose of Sharon. (Song of Solomon 2:1)
3) The INFUSED 7 Essential Oil Collection: What is Oola®? Oola is a state of awesomeness. It’s living a life that is balanced and growing in the seven key areas of health and well-being. As a result, Oola Oola unlocks the potential for greatness that lies within each of us. It’s finding true purpose and meaning for your life. The OolaGuys, Dr. Dave Braun (OolaSeeker) and Dr. Troy Amdahl (OolaGuru), have identified seven key areas that people need to balance and grow to live a rich and fulfilled life. These are the 7 F’s of Oola: Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (role in life), Faith, Friends, and Fun. Gary Young specifically formulated each blend in this kit with essential oils that will help one to connect on a spiritual and physical level as they pursue balance, take action toward their dreams, and pursue their OolaLife. Therefore, by leveraging the unique partnership, products, and services provided by Young Living and Oola’s INFUSED lifestyle, balance and fulfillment can be found in every area of life. $205.75 4) The Feelings™ collection features six essential oil blends that inspire feelings of emotional well-being when diffused. Use in the morning and evening to promote peaceful thoughts and spiritual harmony. $181 The Feelings Collection Includes:
- Harmony™, 5 ml Uplifting
- Forgiveness™, 5 ml Supports the ability to forgive yourself and others while letting go of negative emotions, an important part of personal growth
- Inner Child™, 5 ml Connect to one’s authentic self
- Present Time™, 5 ml Helps you focus on the here and now, so you can get beyond the past and move forward
- Release™, 5ml Facilitates the ability to let go of anger and frustration. It also promotes harmony and balance when diffused
- Valor®, 5ml Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to refocus at the end of a challenging day.
*Found in Collections
A Gift for Someone Who Has Everything or That Person Who You Just Have No Idea…
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To “Wrap It Up”
Finally, I know that this Gift Guide of Gifts That Give Back helped you to cross some names off of your list. Whether you chose a gift from the Noonday Collection or a gift from Young Living Essential Oils, you are giving a gift that will touch the heart. In addition, thanks for contributing to those who created the gift or are influenced by it. On their behalf, I give you heaps of appreciation! Here is one more chance to get your Gift Tags to accompany your purchases. Download the Gift Tags
Please comment: I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Guide of Gifts That Give Back.
Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours! Remember to have fun, laugh and give God the glory! I love you! SS