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Conscious Gift Giving Guide: Find meaningful and practical gift ideas from local businesses

Nov 30, 2013 11:07AM

We know it as the most wonderful time of the year, yet too often the holiday season pushes wellness to the back burner and heightened consumption trumps efforts to go green. For this year’s gift-giving season, Natural Awakenings has gathered meaningful and practical gift ideas from local businesses to ease the stress of holiday shopping.


The cell ander (calendar) is a hexagonal flower mandala wall art and calendar which makes for an amazing holiday gift for modern art lovers, gardeners, spiritual seekers and yogis. The maker is donating $1 from each purchase to sustain the sacred Mayan stingless bees.

Printed in Phoenix on heavy fancy recycled paper. Order online from or find retail outlets at


Organic robes and pajamas (20 percent off) from Organic Living, made from 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton that reduces the exposure to allergens from chemical residues left over in the fabrics.

Organic Living, 8342 N. 7th St., Phoenix. Call 602-224-5313 or visit


Evoke holiday memories of spending time with family, friends, joy, smiles, and laughter with the enchanting aroma of doTerra’s CPTG Holiday Joy blend of the essential oils of nutmeg, pine needles, wild orange, cassia, cinnamon bark, and vanilla.

Lavendar Moon Store & Holistic Center, 13291 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. E-1, Goodyear. Call 623-935-0501 or visit


Personalized photo affirmation books are perfect for anyone – family, friends, business, young or old, men and women. Personalize your book and give the gift of inspiration, empowerment, creativity and positive thinking.

Quintessential Living, Save 10% at checkout by using code FF10.


Give the gift of relaxation with a special buy-one-and-receive two ($25 or $50) ultimate experience gift certificate for ageless beauty and youthful, radiant glowing skin. Improve tone and texture and revitalize dry, aging, dull skin.

Advanced Skin Technology, 5320 E. Shea Blvd. (LaCamarilla Fitness Club), Scottsdale. Call 480-443-3445.


Gift someone special in your life with three herbal salves (15 percent off) appropriate for burns, bruising, muscle soreness, cuts/scraps, warts, eczema, bug bites and more. All natural, effective, and local.

True Balance Wellness. Contact Linda Curry, herbalist, at 480-510-8274 or visit

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