Mindful Holiday Gift Ideas for 2013

What do you get for the people who seem to have everything? Here are some of our mindful gift ideas for this year to inspire you…

Make a Donation

If you make a donation to a cause or organization that is meaningful to that person, you will be showing how much you respect and care for them. This is such a lovely idea for someone who says “Seriously, don’t get me a present this year!” 

Purchase unique gifts that support international fair trade practices

Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Ten Thousand Villages accomplishes this by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America, and building long term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.

Go Green: shop online for sustainable goods

The online shopping powerhouse ebay.com has its own “Green Team” that rates products and features sustainable companies and items. Their goal is to inspire the world to buy, sell, and think green everyday and Miraval tries to do the same with our choices as a company too. The products listed on green.ebay.com range from Health and Beauty, Fashion, Electronics, Home Goods, and so much more. By shopping here, you’ll not only make yourself and the recipient of your gift feel great, you’ll be helping preserve our planet and supporting sustainable producers.

Create an opportunity for memorable, quality time

In our culture, our time is precious. We spend more hours at work than we do with our families. And oftentimes, friends live thousands of miles away. This year, buy a plane ticket, plan a trip, or rent a cabin for a long weekend and create the opportunity to reconnect. Many of us are suffering from a serious lack of quality time with the special people in our lives – so this year, try to change it. Even just a little bit will go a long way. And if Miraval is on your bucket list, we can promise you that it’s one of the best places on earth to create meaningful memories together. Check out our special offers and start planning your stay

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