Periodically I share gifts and other discoveries I find on my journey in learning more about love and the mysterious, miraculous, mystical powers of the heart. They may be gifts for you or someone else. There are times both are needed.
This week I found five unique items “from the heart.” If any resonate, whether for someone else, or maybe to bring you a little comfort and connection, consider ordering.
I do not in any way endorse or profit from these vendors. They are just things that captured my eye and imagination as I searched the web. Please do your own homework before ordering anything — but I trust spirit that these are good bets.
Giving Heart Weighted Pillow
This heart-shaped pillow is filled with just enough plastic pellets to make it soft and huggable. It comes beautifully wrapped, making it the perfect gift, and includes a card that says, “We all need a little comfort now and then … A reminder to help us know that we are not alone in the world … That there is someone in our corner, ready with a hug.” At 11 inches wide and 10 inches high, it is the perfect way to say, “I care.”
Item # HY4832. $35.95. www.signals.com. Phone: 800-669-9696.
Hand-Carved Heart Serving Spoon
Handcrafted by a collective of artisans in Keyna, this heart-shaped serving spoon is made of African wild olive, which is both durable and attractive. Whether you use it on display or to serve up a spoonful of something prepared with love, it is a work of functional art. It makes the ideal hostess gift, or the perfect token of appreciation for that favorite chef in your life. Item # 47385. $20.00. www.uncommongoods.com.
Frida Heart Milagro
Milagros have been used since ancient times to seek help or protection from a higher being. Milagros, which means miracles in Spanish, are religious folk charms found throughout Latin America, Mexico and the Southern United States. This beautifully hand-painted version pays homage to the infamous artist Frida Kahlo. Handcrafted in Peru in special molds, the Frida Heart Milagro comes in two sizes: large and small. $19.50. www.alternativesglobalmarketplace.com. Phone: 515-707-5277.
Heart-Shaped Solid Wood Side Table
Looking for a unique accent piece of furniture everyone will love? Consider this truly unique heart-shaped table with its smooth white top (23.5 inches diameter) and eucalyptus wood legs (19.5 inches high). It is sturdy and can be easily cleaned. It will make a trendy but heartfelt statement in any room. $164.73 plus $10 shipping. www.amazon.com.
Heart Wine Tumblers
These double-walled, stainless steel Heart Wine Tumblers keep drinks hot or cold for up to 12 hours. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, they are dishwasher and microwave safe. Their bright and colorful design is certain to be a hit as a holiday gift, or on your own table! Item # WTMBS001. $40 for a set of two. www.naturallife.com.
My blessing for all of you this week is that you are not tied to material possessions but that you truly enjoy and appreciate those things that touch your heart — that you find ways to give to yourself and also to give freely to others.