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12 Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Certain To Inspire

Gifts for people who'd rather be present than get presents.

Is there a person you know who needs to be reminded of how beautiful life can be? 

HuffPost Religion's 2015 gift guide is full of presents for people who are searching for something bigger than an ordinary gift, something more immaterial. Perhaps your loved one is looking for a renewed sense of wonder or gratitude. Maybe they need help feeling present during a busy work day, or would like to learn how to stay positive during tough times.

From meditation apps to coloring books for adults, here are 12 gifts that will help inspire happiness and awe in any and all of your loved ones' lives. 

  • 1 For The One Who Needs Simple Reminders To Be Present
    The idea is simple -- a 2-inch box that your loved one can put on a desk, with challenging statements and questions cove
    The idea is simple -- a 2-inch box that your loved one can put on a desk, with challenging statements and questions covering every side. You can write a note of encouragement and place it in the box before giving it as a gift.

    Create your own version using this cube template
  • 2 For The One Who Worries About The Future
    The "<a href="http://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/bookshop/">Now Watch</a>" is inspired by the teachings of the Buddhist monk&n
    The "Now Watch" is inspired by the teachings of the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, an author and peace activist. The watch will be a daily reminder that the most precious time is "now."

    You can email New York's Blue Cliff Monastery, a mindfulness practice center founded by Hanh, for information about how to purchase the watch.
  • 3 For The One Who Is Going Through A Rough Patch
    Spinner Rings&nbsp;can be a useful&nbsp;tool for people who are dealing with anxiety. They have an outer band that can be spu
    Spinner Rings can be a useful tool for people who are dealing with anxiety. They have an outer band that can be spun while the rest of the ring stays in place. Associating the ring with a happy thought or positive mantra can help a person stay calm during tough times.
  • 4 For The One Who Doesn't Have Time To Journal
    This one line journal is great for busy bees who want to quickly jot down something they're grateful for or something they've
    Amazon
    This one line journal is great for busy bees who want to quickly jot down something they're grateful for or something they've learned. The journal has space for five years, so you'll be able to see what you did on the same day the year before. 

    If you prefer a digital record keeper, try gifting the Gratitude Journal app by Happy Tapper. 
  • 5 For The One Looking To Relax At Work
    Japanese Zen gardens are <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/lifelists/the-tranquil-zen-garden-of-kyoto-11696765/?no-ist">
    Japanese Zen gardens are meant to inspire deep meditation. The patterns created in the sand with a rake resemble ocean waves. This tiny zen garden would fit perfectly on a desk, and is a great way to take a quick break during a busy day at work. If you're feeling crafty (and thrifty), you can create your own zen garden to give as a gift. Tiny rakes are available online.
  • 6 For The One Who's Always Wanted Explore Their Creative Side
    This Buddha Board will help release creative energy. The brush included in this set can be used to paint designs on the board
    This Buddha Board will help release creative energy. The brush included in this set can be used to paint designs on the board with water. "As the water evaporates your image will fade, but will reveal a new perspective on your creative endeavors, encouraging the Zen idea of living in the moment," the description reads.
  • 7 For The One Who’s Curious About Meditation
    Headspace is an app that leads users through a guided meditation program. There are sessions that can help people calm down,
    Headspace is an app that leads users through a guided meditation program. There are sessions that can help people calm down, reduce anxiety, and focus more. Subscriptions start at $12.95 per month. One year costs $95.88.

    Give the app as a gift here.

    If you're buying for a parent, try out author Eline Snel's "Sitting Still Like a Frog." The book comes with a 60-minute audio CD of guided mindfulness exercises for kids.
  • 8 For The One Looking For A Morning Mantra
    This 5"x7" metallic print displays the famous Holstee Manifesto, which the company's three founders wrote together on the ste
    This 5"x7" metallic print displays the famous Holstee Manifesto, which the company's three founders wrote together on the steps of New York's Union Square. "The goal was to create something they could reflect back on if they ever felt stuck or found themselves living according to someone else’s definition of happiness," the website states. Reading this manifesto in the morning is a great way for people to remember the big picture.
  • 9 For The One Who Deserves More "Me Time"
    This bath caddy made of reclaimed wood can hold candles, a book, or tea for a long and luxurious bath.
    Peg and Awl / Etsy
    This bath caddy made of reclaimed wood can hold candles, a book, or tea for a long and luxurious bath.
  • 10 For The One Who Is Always Checking A Phone
    Ringly connects to cell phones via Bluetooth. The ring vibrates and subtly lights up only when it receives&nbsp;urgent messag
    Ringly connects to cell phones via Bluetooth. The ring vibrates and subtly lights up only when it receives urgent messages -- letting the wearer put their phone away and enjoy the world without missing important notifications.
  • 11 For The Do-Gooder
    Boom Boom! Cards contain little acts of kindness that people can commit to in their every day lives -- from buying a cup of c
    Boom Boom! Cards contain little acts of kindness that people can commit to in their every day lives -- from buying a cup of coffee for a stranger to putting money in someone's parking meter. You can post about what happened on the company's website, then give away the card to a friend and track the ripple effect your act of kindness had on the world.
  • 12 For The One Who Is Searching For Joy
    Adult coloring books are fantastic ways to <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adult-coloring-books_n_7088048">de-stress
    Adult coloring books are fantastic ways to de-stress and recapture childhood joy. Two great options are "Dream Catcher: A Soul Bird's Journey" and "Color Me Calm."

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