The holiday season is upon us after what has been a really challenging year. Understanding this, we wanted to focus our gift recommendations on the theme of connection and joy. Connecting with nature is the soothing balm everyone can use this year.
So, what are we recommending? Take a look, and order early as shipping may be delayed this year.
Number One: Books
We love books at The Nature Nurse™. One of our favorite nature journalists, Richard Louv, takes us on a journey to our wild nature in his latest book, Our Wild Calling. It's perfect for all the animal lovers on your list!
Number Two: Bird Feeders
Did you know that watching birds helps us feel calm? It can also be a wonderful way to get to know your local bird life. Connecting with nature can be harder when days are dark and cold. It is also a challenge for many who live alone or are in nursing homes. Here are a couple types we recommend (and don't forget some bird seed):
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Number Three: Wind Chimes
Ahhh....that soothing sound that draws us to the outdoors as a gentle breeze passes by. They come in many different notes. Here is one of our favorite companies. We have had ours for years!
Number Four: Twin Currents Apparel
New this year, hand-drawn, unique, authentic images available on several types of comfy shirts and hoodies. This line helps remind us all that we have a lot of different friends living under the waves. The beachy images can also take us to that calm, tranquil feel that we all love. Take a look: Link.
Number Five: Camping Gear
Looking for a way to help get your family to not only connect better with nature, but each other? Why not take up camping? Young kids love to camp in the backyard, teens and young adults love to go with their friends. Plan a trip to a local, state or national park for a family adventure. This tent pops into place in just 90 seconds, you can stand in it, and it folds back up quickly and easily. Oh, and did we tell you that research shows camping helps us sleep better too?
Number Six: Discover The Joy Of Nature Online Workshop
Knowledge is power, but awareness is life changing. We all "know" we should do certain things-eat healthier, exercise more, and meditate. Many people, however, either don't know that nature can invoke the joy in us, and/or they are not aware of why our relationship with nature is essential to our health and well-being. Our one-hour online course discusses the research supporting this, and provides resources and tools to evaluate one's relationship with nature. The perfect gift, as we all know what happens January First. This may be the gift you want the most for yourself. LINK
We wish you all a very happy, healthy holiday season!