8 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Yoga Lovers

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Yoga Lovers

It’ not too late to grab these items or to diy something special for the yoga lovers on your Christmas list!

Yoga Blocks

Sometimes the one thing we need is the one thing we forget to get. Most yoga lovers might already have a set of yoga blocks, but take the gamble. It’s a win-win situation: either they don’t have them, or their blocks are a bit worn. Be the hero!

DIY Spa

 

Yoga is all about the holistic experience: Mind, body, and soul. Give the gift of handmade spa treatments. How special is that?

Yoga Gift Box

This is a complete set of cool yoga inspired items. If you’re short on time, give this a try, or diy your own.

Cool Mist Humidifier and Essential Oil Diffuser

This gadget creates that familiar relaxing spa feeling at home.

Lavender Eye Pillow

These scented eye pillows contain French lavender and organic flax seed. They totally help achieve complete relaxation during meditation.

Candles

You can never go wrong with candles! Except those overpowering, perfume-y Yankee candles you find in the mall. Yuck. Instead, you should take a more subtle approach. The yoga lovers on your list will love the soft scent and the cool wooden wick on these awesome candles!

Monogrammed Yoga Mat

A yoga mat with pizzazz! With a chevron pattern and the initials of your loved one, this yoga mat seriously stands out!

Nayoya Acupressure Mat

Corpse Pose is probably one of the most important, yet overlooked yoga poses. Give the gift of a better savasana! This acupressure mat encourages relaxation and muscle stress relief. This is a most have for any yogi!

Try This---Eggnog French Toast

Try This—Eggnog French Toast

As if this needs any explanation. I mean seriously. Eggnog coated french toast?! It had me at hello. I was looking for some holiday brunch ideas, and I found this little gem. Full disclosure: I had these for dinner last night because, you know, I’m a rebel. Made just like traditional french toast (only with the extra oomph of eggnog) this is a super easy recipe. No excuses, you must try this!!!

Try This---Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices of hard bread (slightly stale bread works great)
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of butter or cooking oil

Directions

  • in a large bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon
  • soak the slices of bread one at a time so that they are completely coated
  • in a heated pan, add butter or cooking oil
  • cook the coated slices of bread until golden brown on the first side
  • flip and repeat until both sides are golden brown
  • serve with warm maple syrup
    Source: A Beautiful Mess
Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker) —Fixer Upper Friday

This is one of my favorite holiday traditions for real. There’s nothing more inviting than the smell of winter spices filling a home. Somehow it just makes me feel warmer, happier, and calmer all at once. The holiday season can be extremely stressful and good old-fashioned aromatherapy really does bring a sense of peace and calm to all that holiday mayhem. This is a recipe I use pretty often and it couldn’t be easier. I just set these ingredients in a slow cooker or directly on the stove top and let it work its magic.

Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

This is a total sidebar: I have to admit this to you guys. The smell of this potpourri is so divine that I’ve even tried drinking a cup or two of this stuff as tea because #FearIsTheMindKiller. I don’t out and out recommend that you try that because I’ve heard that pine can be a bit toxic to consume, but then again I’ve also heard that Pine Needle Tea has some crazy awesome health benefits. Anyway, I’m still standing and it wasn’t half bad with a bit of honey, so the choice is totally yours. To be on the safe side, if you plan on drinking this mixture (that’s how great it smells) and you don’t trust evergreens (I can dig it) just don’t put the pine needles in it. Drinking potpourri…seriously what’s wrong with me? Whatevs…

Just prepare yourself for the truly intoxicating aroma of citrus and winter spices to fill your home!

Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

Ingredients

  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 navel orange
  • 3-5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 vanilla bean pods
  • 1 small clipping of a fresh pine branch (about 3-4 inches)
  • 4-5 cups of apple cider

Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

Directions

  • Pour apple cider into pot with a few sprigs of pine and the cinnamon sticks.
  • Cut open the vanilla bean pod (or pods), lengthwise. Add to pot.
  • Slice up the oranges into ¼ to ½ inch thick slices. Then, place them into the pot.
  • Place the pot on medium high heat, until it reaches a gentle boil. Then simmer on low (up to several hours). Add water or more apple cider when the liquid in the pot begins to get low.
  • If you’re using a slow cooker, just add all the ingredients and cook on high for the first 1-2 hours, then reduce the setting to low just as you would on the stove top.

Enjoy!!!

Source: Make Your own Winter Stove Top Potpourri – Momtastic.com

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

I take a lot of pride in gift wrapping. It’s like fashion for presents. You don’t show up to a function with your dress on inside out. Ya dig what I’m saying? So when it comes to presentation, I like to keep my gift wrapping pretty and fashionable. I love to dress up the gifts I’m giving with a whole lot of attention to detail, and recently I’ve been experimenting with different color combinations and textures. I’m super in love with craft paper/butcher paper at the moment. It’s the perfect blank canvas for some pretty beautiful gift wrapping ideas. Check out the pics below.
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21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

For the full run down on all of these beautiful gift wrapping ideas, follow the link below!

Source: Brit + Co

Source: Apartment Therapy

Try This---Gingerbread Coffee

Try This—Gingerbread Coffee

From time to time, I sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top of my freshly ground coffee beans before I brew a pot. The result is a totally flavorful cup of coffee that really smells divine. Saturday morning, I was on pre-coffee auto pilot, dragging myself around the kitchen like a zombie. I reached for the cinnamon (so I thought) and added a dash to the coffee grounds. When I finally started sipping on my coffee, it had this spicy warm kick to it that I couldn’t quite figure out, but absolutely adored. You get where I’m going here? I accidentally added a dash of ground ginger instead of cinnamon and rather than totally destroying my hopes for a good day, it was actually the best mistake I could’ve made. I started thinking of the possibilities…

coffee-spices
Image: abeautifulmess

Sunday morning, it finally started sinking in that Christmas is only a few weeks away. I decided to take my accidental ginger coffee to the next level… Gingerbread Coffee! I just added a dash of ginger, a dash a cinnamon, and a tiny pinch of nutmeg to my coffee grounds and oh man! You may have to play around with the proportions a bit to suit your taste, but any way you do it, you must try this!!!

Gingerbread Coffee

Ingredients

  • ground coffee
  • 1 dash ginger
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg

Directions

  • mix ground coffee with the other ingredients
  • brew as you regularly would