Lifestyle and Relationship Expert Lissa Coffey’s Holiday Picks
Lissa Coffey is a great resource for unique, purposeful gifts. After all, she’s the co-founder of DharmaSmart, an online store catering to “anyone choosing to live a conscious life” — that means your yoga-enthusiast aunt, your friend who meditates, your health-minded partner, and likely a few other people on your holiday gift list, too.
Below, she shares some of the gifts that people love to give during the holiday season.
1. Cristalmind Shirodhara Machine
More than a massage, it’s a home spa!
Shirodhara is an amazing Ayurvedic treatment where warm, herbalized oil is slowly and gently poured over the forehead. While this happens, you are lulled into a very deep state of profound relaxation, allowing brain waves to synchronize body, mind, and spirit. You can get a Shirodhara at an Ayurvedic spa, and it’s around $100. I love that now I can get a Shirodhara at home, with the Cristalmind Home Shirodhara machine. You can use oil or water and reap the benefits. The best item you can have in your home “spa!” (DharmaSmart, $645)
2. Yoga Sak
When I go to yoga class, I need a bag that will carry all of my essentials. Rather than getting a yoga bag that just holds your mat, get a backpack that holds your mat, towel, shoes, keys, phone, and everything else you need! The Yoga Sak comes in tons of great colors; you’ll use it all the time! (DharmaSmart, $49.95)
3. Om Bracelet and Hairband
It’s a bracelet, it’s a hair-tie, and it a touchstone to help keep you on your spiritual path. Spread the “OM” with this beautiful bracelet in pewter with a silver or brass tone finish. Each piece comes with four different elastic bands so you can switch up the color with whatever you’re wearing. The Tibetan mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum,” otherwise known as the “lotus mantra,” is inscribed on each piece. Stylish and meaningful! (DharmaSmart, $39.95)
4. “Wear Your Intent” Top
For anyone who has a goal, an ambition, an intent — go ahead and remind yourself where you’re going by wearing it to remind yourself all day long. These t-shirts are made of vintage, soft 100 percent cotton, so they feel really good against your skin, and they come in several great colors. You’ll want to get one for every day of the week! (Wear Luck, $22)
5. A. Jaron Stackable Birthstone Rings
Stackable birthstone rings made with sterling silver and genuine birthstones. Each child, or grandchild, can be represented by a different ring to create a unique and wonderful gift that mom (or grandma!) can wear and think of her amazingly thoughtful family. Also available in gold. These are custom made to order. Truly one of a kind! (A. Jaron, $124.90)
With warmth and authenticity, Ayurveda expert, Hypnotherapist, Sociologist, and author Lissa Coffey, cHT helps people unveil the boundless possibilities and pragmatic wisdom that dwells within them. She is a life coach who taps into her vast knowledge of Ayurveda, Feng Shui, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, and other ancient philosophies to come up with positive solutions for contemporary challenges. Her “Dosha Yoga” DVD earned a commendation from LA Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa for its contribution to the yoga community! Connect with her on Facebook, YouTube, her Huffington Post blog, and on Twitter @CoffeyTalk.