*gifts*

Self-Care Gifts That Almost Anyone Could Appreciate

Is your friend going through a rough patch and you want to cheer them up? Do you want to do a random act of kindness? Or maybe a friend’s birthday is coming up? Useful self-care items are a great choice of gift.

  • Scented candles
    • Plain vanilla is a safe choice
  • Sheet masks
  • A quality lotion
  • Bag of their favorite candy
  • Fancy tea 
    • Add an infuser or mug if you’re going the extra mile
  • Warm fuzzy blanket
  • Fresh cut flowers
    • Avoid pollen-y ones or remove the anthers first
  • Diffuser and essential oils set
  • Cute hot cocoa in a jar
  • Small peace lily
    • Hard to kill so less of an obligation, also air purifying
  • Their favorite [insert coffee shop] drink
  • Homemade cookies or other treats
    • Bonus if it’s also healthy and guilt-free
  • Nice handwritten card
  • An old-school mixtape or personalized Spotify playlist
  • Good book
    • If they like reading; bonus if it’s one they were hoping to read
  • A nice hug
  • Gift card for mani/pedi, spa, or massage
  • Fresh fruit or really any food they like

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slimy-little-hipster submitted:

*Cough* Allow me to explain this abomination of a fusion…
So I was playing good ol’ Splatoon 2 with @astronomyfortwo and decided to play as Angelo. After the first match, I went to change to Whinter, but went into battle as half-Angelo-half-Whinter, or as I like to call it: Whingelo.
So what better to do then draw Whingelo? (I’m sorry for I have sinned :’D)

Oh dear… It’s like they mixed their clothes before going into match, haha! Love it!

Sometimes it’s the little things.

Those things - those little blessings - that so often go unnoticed or overlooked. Stamped with “coincidence.” All of the bad (or even one little shred of it) overshadows so much good. Sin, grumbling, ingratitude. There’s so much beauty - so many blessings - but do we see it? Do we allow ourselves to? Or do we allow complacency to lull us; our demons to bully us?

This morning, I woke up. That’s enough, but I woke up to a beautiful sky - a morning sky, after a storm. My dad bought me a coffee cup (a very pretty cup, with golden letters spelling out, ‘Jesus & Coffee’). A stranger left a note on his car: a sweet reminder of God’s precious gifts and love present in each day, if only we will open our eyes and receive them. To quote the last portion of that note:

Each day opens with such love in His heart just waiting to experience it with who He loves so passionately - you! The thing is, we usually want to know what’s coming, what’s ahead, what God is doing and what the plan is. So we ask Him to tell us so we can be prepared. But, He says ‘Precious Child if I tell you it’s no longer a gift. Let me give it and you enjoy it.’”

Every day may not be good…but there’s something good in every day.”  — Alice Morse Earle

God is with us, every step of the way.

10 Gift Ideas for the Broke Person

Gift season approaches, and I’ve been struggling on how best to spend what little money I have on all the people in my life who I want to give holiday presents to. I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem… so I thought I’d share some ideas.

1. Mix CDs - make your friends/family a mix CD with handmade cover artwork. If you can’t afford a stack of CDs, make a virtual CD and share the mp3s with them over Dropbox.

2. Homemade Cookies - Spending $7 on baking ingredients allows you to make a large batch of simple cookies. Divide them and use as gifts for multiple people. Throw on a handmade card and WHAM you got yourself a spiffy gift.

3. Cooking supplies - I’m not talking top of the line Kitchen Aid shit. Go to your local dollar store and buy things like wooden spoons, platters, funny mugs for under $5. Everyone needs at least some cooking supplies!

4. Cacti - Don’t go to a nursery, go to a grocery or department store with a plant section. Cacti are some of the cheapest and easiest to maintain plants, they only really need to be watered once or twice a week. And they look awesome. If the person you had in mind likes to cook, you might want to consider buying them some sort of herb like rosemary or thyme.

5. Bulk food - This might not work for everybody, but I’m sure your broke roommate wouldn’t object to a bulk package of ramen or mac and cheese. They sell 12 packs of ramen at my local dollar store for $1 each. ONE DOLLAR FOR TWELVE MEALS.

6. Unused Books - I’m betting that there’s a book in your apartment/dorm room that’s in perfect condition, but for whatever reason that you will never use again. Wrap it in some gift wrap and scrape off the price tag.

7. Spa Day - For those of you in relationships (or who feel safe touching your close friends/family in that way) make mock “spa coupons”. Offer services such as manicures/pedicures, hair stylings, massages, etc.

8. Use your talents - Are you an artist or musician of any sort? Make a piece of artwork or write a song. Buy a large piece of poster paper at Home Depot for $5 and make a funny collage full of inside jokes that only your friends will understand. Are you a knitter? Make mittens for people.

9. Weird clothing - Go to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill and spend a couple hours combing the shelves for weird items. Funny t-shirts, strange hats, etc. Don’t go to department stores looking for clothing, it’ll be too expensive.

10. “Fancy” Meal - Spend $20 and invite several friends/family members over for a fancy dinner. You don’t need to be a chef or to spend lots of money to make something “fancy”, just make the atmosphere “fancy”. Make pasta with some sort of red sauce and possibly meat. Insist that everyone dresses up, light candles, play jazz standards, take pictures- make a real night of it. 

ALSO! If you can’t afford gift wrap use newspaper. 

SUPPLIES FOR WITCH GIFTS!

IDK about my other witch’s, but one of my fav things to do for family and friends for gifts are making them from scratch. Especially beauty products that have a touch of magick and are as chemical free as I can make them.

If any of you want to make salves, lotion, or any other herbal remedies and beauty products for the gift giving season. I HIGHLY recommend bulknaturals for Cocoa, Shea, and Mango butters.

Steven is so nice and deliveries super fast. It’s free shipping for the US (I’m not sure about international.) He gives out very decent sized samples for .99 a piece. (He even included 2 free samples!) and you can buy a 16oz thing of unrefined shea butter for just $9.99! He even sells in bulk going clear up to 25Ibs!

They are legit and all natural and he is an extremely new shop on etsy. Give him a look, I was pleased to find his shop personally.

As usual, I also recommend BathBodySoul for essential oil’s as she has the lowest prices ANYWHERE I’ve personally seen online for 100% undiluted EO’s. The peppermint tingles, the Cinnamon warms and all of them smell extremely strong and pure. (She also sells carrier oils for a decent price.)

And for those that just want the scent without the physical properties, ApothecaLunulae has really nice scents and gives out decent samples. You could make a solid perfume and make it cherry and vanilla scented for love etc.

PS. Happy Holidays/Yule/Christmas/Winter Season witchlings! <333

A Feminist Reading List for the Holidays 

Books by strong, spirited, whip-smart, flawed, fantastic, human, devastatingly talented women for anyone - female, male, or otherwise - on your list.