The annual Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016 gift guide is out on Amazon.
I think Holiday gift guides like these are really helpful to figure out what to get for family, friends, and coworkers when you’re stuck for ideas.
Because Oprah promotes healthy living, which is what the yogi lifestyle is about, I thought it would be interesting to go through her list and select the items that I, as someone who’s into healthy and mindful living would be happy to receive.
So with the Yogi spirit in mind, I selected 14 items out of more than 100. If you want to see the comprehensive list, you can do so right here.
1. Oprah and Deepak Reinvention Collection
Give the gift of peace: the best and my favourite gift of all. This is limited edition bundle and includes 3 meditations:
- Creating Peace from the Inside Out: The Power of Connection
- Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life
- Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit
You can read more about my thoughts of this bundle in my previous post Let’s Reinvent Ourselves with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. If you want a detailed review of the series and discover what meditation can do for you then read my other post Create Your Peace with the New Oprah and Deepak Meditation Experience.
2. Coloring Books
The adult coloring books craze is not ending anytime soon and here’s why: the therapeutic effects of coloring are just really too good for you! Not only you block out negative thoughts, but the process of coloring works similar to meditation as you’re focused in the present moment.
Oprah recommends these 3 coloring books— each of which include a pack of colored pencils (click on the book titles to get more info).
- Anti-Stress: Coloring Book and Colored Pencils
- Modern Meditation: Coloring Book and Colored Pencils
- Brain-Science: Coloring for Agility and Fast Learning and Bright Ideas Colored Pencils
You really can’t go wrong in getting these even for the non-yogi! They’re great to decompress after a long stressful day. Or if you prefer you can even turn coloring into a social event by inviting your friends and drink some wine or Kombucha. Go ahead and color your worries away 😉
3. FitBit Alta
This fitness tracker is water resistant , tracks your sleep, sends you your smartphone notifications, detects any sort of exercise you do, AND is your personal accountability fitness buddy? WOW, What can this thing NOT do? Any health conscious yogi will love this for sure. Check it out here on Amazon for more details.
4. Bath Gifts Sets by the Cottage Greenhouse
Have a spa day at home with your friends! Bath sets are great to unwind or when you’re undergoing a detox. Choose from 3 different sets: Carrot and Neroli; Grapefruit and Blood Orange; and Wild Ginger and Agave to promote rejuvenation and renewal.
5. Village Common Essential Oil Candles
These candles are made with soy, 100% essential oils and coconut. The result: the Appalachia candle makes you feel like you’re in the great outdoors while you’re indoors! With a choice of 6 scents, you’ll always feel close to Mother Nature even when you’re sheltered at home from the blizzard outside.
6. JB Skin Guru: Peoni Skincare Line
Just because you’re a yogi it doesn’t mean that you’re a hippie and you don’t take care of yourself.
JB Skin Guru is a recently launched Montreal-based skincare brand created by Oprah’s facialist, Jennifer Brodeur. Peoni products like The L’Essence Toner, La Creme (Moisturizer), and Le Nettoyant (Cleanser) are plant-based, vegan and made from organic anti-ageing ingredients. They exclude mineral oil, gluten, parabens, phthalates, dyes, artificial coloring, sodium lauryl sulfate, and other nasty stuff that you don’t want your skin to absorb.
7. Footnanny Rose Foot Treatment Gift Set
This product has made the Oprah’s Favorites list for three years in a row so it deserves a mention over here as well. Foot care is must when you practice yoga because in yoga tradition the feet are sacred. And also you wouldn’t want to gross out your yogi neighbors who are practicing behind you with your cracked, dead skin and calluses.
8. Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter
This minimalistic-looking sustainable pitcher with a coconut-shell carbon filter and plant-based casing removes chlorine, unpleasant taste and odor. Also, for each purchase Soma gives back by donating clean drinking water to those in need around the world. Click here to support and raise our glasses to that!
9. The Urban Agriculture Organic Herb Grow Kits
Imagine saving money and growing organic herbs like cilantro, mint, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and rosemary in the comfort of your home! The kits come with 1 pack of organic seeds, organic soil, and a container made from 100% recycled tea bags.
Have your fruit-infused water to-go all-day and everywhere you go. The bottle is made out of Borosilicate glass and the lids are made of BPA-free plastic. So simple, so practical, and portable. Check it out here.
11. 360 Cookware Kitchen Cutter
Prep your salads efficiently and faster. This innovative kitchen gadget has 5 cutting cones that does the grating, dicing, slicing, and the whole julienne thing for you so you have more time to do more important things… like practice yoga.
12. Philips Avance Airfryer XL
Take healthy eating to a next level with this airfryer where you can fry, steam, roast, bake, or grill with up to 75% less of fat. This is a must for the health-conscious yogi.
13. Glitterville Marbled Plates
Just by looking at these, I get a zen-kind of feeling. I guess it’s because they remind of seashells by the ocean. I’m serious. Take a look. Great for a yogi who’s looking to upgrade their dinnerware to create a zen-like ambiance in their home.
14. Food, Health, and Happiness Cookbook By Oprah Winfrey
Many of us struggle with healthy eating and Oprah’s own challenges with her relationship with food, which is a source of great pleasure and comfort to her, is something we can relate to. In her first cookbook, Oprah shares the recipes that helped her lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.
15. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
The #1 Bestseller in Amazon’s Personal Transformation and Self Help with a 5/5 star rating is the newest book written by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu when they spent 5 days conversing together.
This was added to the Oprah’s Favorites List after I initially published this post. This is a profound uplifting book discussing how we can find joy and fulfillment during difficult times in our lives.
Many who read the book claim it has deeply inspired them and they ended up buying more copies as gifts for others.
While the Holidays are still more than a month away, it’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping to make sure your packages arrive on time and so that you don’t forget anyone (which would be really embarrassing).
And with the upcoming Black Friday sales coming up, you might as well score some deals and save some cash while you’re at it.
For the full list of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016 gift guide check it out right here on Amazon.
Did you find anything that you or a fellow yogi would want from the Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016 guide? Is there anything missing in this list?
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