With all the bad news circling us right now, it can be difficult to see light at the end of this tunnel. So much is scary and out of our control, and that can make us feel powerless. While I was thinking about Mother’s Day on Sunday, I realized that what we need are some reminders of how awesome we all are, some inspirational gifts that will lift us up no matter how dark our world might seem right now.
Because the truth is, we all have awesomeness within us. We all have talents and kindnesses, and we want the best for our family and friends. I think this time is especially trying on mothers, who often have the dreams of their partners and children on their backs, as well as their own. It can be a heavy weight.
So here are seven gifts to lift up your mother, friends, family, or anyone who needs a reminder that they are indeed wonderful.
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Wonder Woman is the epitome of bad ass women. We can’t all be Wonder Woman, but drinking from this mug every morning can remind us of the Wonder Woman that’s inside all of us. The 14-ounce ceramic mug is BPA free, but it’s not safe for the microwave or dishwasher. Hand wash and remind yourself that you need to be taken care of as well.
Your giftee can remind themselves to be fearless with this fun coloring book. I love coloring books, and love that they’re back for adults. They’re relaxing, pretty, and help to clear our minds, decreasing stress. This British book has 35 coloring pages features sayings like “Some day you just have to create your own sunshine,” and “Postive mind, positive vibes, positive life.”
This set includes 15 bracelets with motivational sayings on them. Give them all to one lucky giftee, or share them and keep one for yourself. The bracelet is made of a black soft suede cord with a silver-colored message plate and metal alloy clasp. Sayings include “Don’t quit your day dream,” “You are loved, you are valued, you are beautiful,” and “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Anyone in your life who needs a lift will get it with these inspirational gifts.
Our minds are incredible things. Studies suggest that surrounding ourselves with positive people can make us more positive. This book helps your giftee harness the power of positive thinking with quotes, exercises and more. After a year of positive thinking, imagine what they’ll be able to accomplish!
Reading other inspiring stories can inspire us. In the book, Women Who Hike, author Heather Balough Rochfort gathered stories from 20 of the most inspiring women adventurers. Each woman talks about her challenges, accomplishment and philosophy. They even give suggestions on how readers can maximize their own potential in everything they do. The book is much more than a book about hiking, but if your giftee likes to get out in nature, all the better.
This deck of 52 colorful cards is designed to empower with get-to-know-yourself questions. Designed by the founder of the largest well-being website in Finland, the cards help you discover what’s unique about you, bring mindfulness to your life, and trigger positive responses for a more peaceful life. The questions can be used for meditation, journaling or just reflection. Help your mother, friends or family build their self esteem with this pack of cards.
These socks are sooooooooo on my want list! They will easily be my new favorites, and I might just need a pair for every day. There’s something so empowering about that statement. She believed, and she did. Simple and so effective. I can imagine putting these socks on every morning and feeling inspired. Your giftee will too.
What are you favorite gifts to inspire yourself or others? Let us know in the comments.