GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Check out Part 1 of Presenting Love. Great Frugalista Gift ideas to buy or to inspire you for the perfect gift for that significant one in your life.
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” ― J.K. Rowling
Is your love the spiritual type? Some Frugalista Gift ideas for the many forms of spirituality.
Many view yoga as a spiritual practice. With Yoga Two-gether, you also give the gift of practicing mindful poses with your loved one. The two of you develop flexibility and intimacy with over 60 poses you flow through together. Works for beginners or experienced yogis.
Create a sensual bond with Intimate Yoga for Couples while you coordinate those mindful poses. The book includes 270 photos and the Erotic Yoga for Couples DVD. This set promises your relationship will resonate “resonating with a deeper harmony by making the body flexible and strong while drawing clarity and peace into the mind and emotions.” Also good for beginners to advanced.
$20 $30 $45 amazon.com
Perhaps your gift recipient needs a reminder to have faith. This Words to Live By sign shows your love and support. The word “Faith” is crafted of Lenox fine porcelain, outlined in 24-karat gold. Other word prompts available: live, laugh, love, dream, hope, etc.
$60 list $30 lenox.com/
Adorn his tie with the Christian Icthys Fish Tie Tack as an accompaniment to the ring below. 23K gold-plated.
Or, let them proclaim their faith, or use it as a reminder, with a ring. Gift the Unwritten “Faith” Script Ring in sterling silver.
Bonus Buy: With this gift, you can also score a Sterling Silver and 14k Rose Gold Diamond Double Heart Pendant for $59 Reg
$250 (Limited time offer)
You could pair it with the Hamsa Pendant Necklace. The glittering hamsa pendant also features sparkling beads.
$14.49 $20 1.macys.com
The Sapphire Elephant Celadon Ceramic Oil Burner works as a memorable and distinctive gift. The elephant adds a specific metaphysical element. Your love will be impressed that you know that (an easy Google). Crafted by a Thailand celadon artist, they’ll love this whether it’s simply to scent a room or prepare it for meditation. Plus, it’s pretty. Don’t forget a couple of bags of tea candles.
$27.49 $48 novica.com (*Get extra savings with Novica automatic welcome codes or from email sign ups)
NOTE: Purchases at Novica support artisans from around the world
Also available at Overstock.com ($25)
Your love’s faith already firmly entrenched? Consider a gift that supports and symbolizes that—like the Stations of the Cross Rosary. The 15 stations help them to meditate “upon the chief scenes of Christ’s suffering and death in a spirit of reparation.” 24” long. Comes with prayer and listings of the Stations in English, Italian, Spanish and French.
Do they need more, or to maintain, order and harmony in their lives? Many swear by labyrinths as the way. The Pewter Labyrinth comes in a velvet bag. Easily portable. 2 sizes available, each with a stylus to trace the labyrinth. Good as walking it I’m told.
$15.00 (3”) $30 (4.5”) gaiam.com
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” ― Louis de Bernières
These practical Frugalista Gift ideas still convey the sentiment of Valentine’s Day.
Gift a tangible presentation of your heart. The Heart of Gold Resin Figurine sits on their desk, bedside table, etc. as a constant reminder of your love. Comes in a gift box.
Does he have treasured watches or other jewelry? Gift him the Ivy Fantasy Hand Carved Wood Jewelry Box for beautiful storage. Two large compartments and one smaller one accommodate his treasure. He’ll appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry.
Bonus: If he’s an ex-pat of India: an Indian artist created this piece.
$73 $66* novica.com (*Get extra savings with Novica automatic welcome codes or from email signups)
The red velvet of the handcrafted Indonesian Beaded Jewelry Pouch makes the perfect love offering. That is, if she wears jewelry and has a need to remove it. Say when she’s applying lotion, washing hands, traveling, etc. Seven convenient compartments. Easily fits in purse, briefcase or on kitchen counter. And it’ll look good as it serves.
If she’s a fan of Downton Abbey, or that era, she’ll adore the antique look.
$27 $30 novica.com (*Get extra savings with Novica automatic welcome codes or from email signups)
The Love Rules Wall Art provides a daily reminder, and your pledge, of the love you give and want to receive. Rules—like ‘Hold hands and cuddle’—printed on canvas. Frame it for a décor item with meaning. Might also make a great companion gift, if you’re getting down one knee…
If you want to go all out on the wall décor, check out the wall murals at lovedecor.com. Thousands to choose from. Perhaps a reminder of your beautiful time on a coast like this one.
Remind them of your love every with every door they unlock. The Crosby & Taylor Pewter Sentiment Key Chain, crafted by ‘skilled and committed artisans and specially formulated in Rhode Island and hand cast in Eugene, Oregon’, vows: I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK. Other symbols and sayings available (#1 – You are Simply the Best; Anchor – You Are My Anchor; Infinity – You+Me+Forever; Sun – You Are My Sunny Day; and more). Lead free.
Or, for something a little weightier, gift the I LOVE YOU A BUSHEL AND A PECK KEY CHAIN. This1” stainless steel declaration comes on a heart-shaped key ring.
In addition to the gift—or as the gift—consider an end of evening entrée like the natural JimmyJane Massage Candle. Give the room a sensuous scent while the oil melts. The pour spout allows a directed, warm drizzle of oil on the massage area. Your massage skill does the rest. Indicates oil good for the skin also. Available in 4 aromas.
Or, if you prefer variety, gift the Greenfire Gift Set All Natural Massage Oil Candles. 4 aromas. Also has a low melting point for safe drizzling. ‘Cause 3rd degree burns aren’t romantic.
BOTH PRODUCTS WILL ALSO SATISFY THE ECO INCLINED.
HAPPY VALENTINE DAY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING.
MAY YOU FIND THE PERFECT GIFT TO DELIGHT YOUR RECIPIENT & DEMONSTRATE YOUR LOVE.
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