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2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

I love this time of year because I’m always reminded just how blessed I am, and how much I have to be grateful for. You too?

This is a sweet season to really reflect on what matters most, and give thanks for everything God has blessed us with in our lives.

I believe God is the ultimate gift-giver: he loves giving us good gifts, which means it only makes sense that we have the desire to reflect his image as gift-givers!

Personally, I’m a big believer in a “less is more” mentality, and that especially applies during the holidays.

Instead of getting caught up in how much we can buy, how much we can decorate, and how much we can do, I vote that we simplify and be really mindful about what we choose to do and buy (for ourselves and for others!)

This gift-giving guide has been thoughtfully curated with practical, purposeful, and meaningful gift ideas that I either use and love myself or are on my own wish list this year!

I’ve also included current Black Friday-related promotions and sales going on for each item listed.

Whether you’re shopping for friends and family members, or looking for ideas to add to your own list, you’ll find some awesome tools, resources and products that will lead to a better life.

The Better Life Project 2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

1. Yearly Prayer Journal

This beautiful journal from my friend Val has been thoughtfully designed to help you cultivate the skill and discipline of prayer in your busy, noisy life. With 3 beautiful colors to choose from (I chose Gray this year) and gorgeous gold spiral binding, this journal is so pretty you'll find yourself wanting to pick it up and use it every day!

2. Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

Our family LOVES to use essential oils as natural remedies for everything from pain, illness, allergies, anxiety and stress relief, to sleep issues, skin issues, digestion, and household cleaning, and these are the oils we personally use and love. Now through Tuesday, November 27th you can get 30% OFF everything (no code needed!)

3. Ancestry DNA Kit

Because I never knew or had a relationship with my biological father, and my mom doesn’t have much information about him, I’ve always been curious to know the other half of my ancestry and lineage. This kit is on my personal wish list this year, and I’m so looking forward to hopefully learning more about where I come from and my family’s heritage! I think it would make the perfect gift for just about anyone. Now through 11/26 you can save $50 off your DNA kit!

4. Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon Prime (and the beloved free 2-day shipping!) has completely and irrevocably changed my life for the better. The fact that I can hop online to find literally anything I need, place my orders with the click of a button, and have my purchases in hand in less than 2 days (without ever having to leave home) is beyond amazing. This busy mama of four is a believer - and I think you will be too ;)

5. Write the Word Journal

These pretty little journals from my friend Lara Casey are amazing for helping you simplify the process of digging into the Word. With space to write out passages of scripture, thoughts and prayers each day, these journals will help you and your loved ones get intentional about cultivating your faith. The entire Cultivate What Matters shop is on sale now through Monday, November 26th (no code needed!)

6. Audible Monthly Membership

I am a HUGE book lover. But, sadly over the past year, I have found myself struggling to actually read physical books without falling asleep 2 page in! Enter: Audible, my knight in shining armor. After trying the free trial membership, I was completely hooked. Now I'm able to "read" all the books that have been piling up on my list while working out, cleaning the house, folding laundry, or driving. Seriously, SUCH a game changer! Use my link to get a FREE audiobook and 30-day trial membership.

7. Goal Guide for Couples

This Powersheets companion goal guide is SO perfect for helping you and your spouse uncover good, grace-filled goals that matter to both of you! You can work on filling out the guide on a date night, on the couch, all at once, or little by little. Then, you can add your goals and action steps to your PowerSheets ;) The entire Cultivate What Matters shop is on sale now through Monday, November 26th (no code needed!)

8. Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner

This is my not-so-secret weapon to being super focused and intentional in all areas of my life (you can read more about it here!) Unlike a regular planner, this goal planner has been created to help you uncover good goals and make the things that matters most happen in your life. The entire Cultivate What Matters shop is on sale now through Monday, November 26th (no code needed!)

9. Beautycounter Clean Skincare & Cosmetics

This year I finally made the important switch to cleaner, safer beauty products and loved this company SO much I decided to partner with them as a consultant! I cannot say enough about the quality and performance of these products, and you’ll find something for everyone on your list this year - including yourself! Best of all? Now through Sunday, November 25th you can get 15% OFF site wide, FREE shipping on orders over $50, and I’ll pay for a FREE year-long Band of Beauty Membership for you with orders over $100!

10. Celebrations Binder

This brand new product from Cultivate What Matters is on my wish list this year and it looks absolutely fantastic for helping you prepare well for what matters, in any season life. A great companion product to your PowerSheets, the Celebrations Binder will help you define the memories, traditions, and experiences that matter to you and prepare for them with ease. The entire Cultivate What Matters shop is on sale now through Monday, November 26th (no code needed!)

11. Goal Guide for Parents

This Powersheets companion goal guide is SO perfect for helping you uncover good, grace-filled goals that matter to your family. Great for families big and small, including single parents. Fill this little book out all at once, or little by little. Then, you can add your goals and action steps to your PowerSheets ;) The entire Cultivate What Matters shop is on sale now through Monday, November 26th (no code needed!)

12. Natalie Borton Jewelry

My friend Natalie is an amazingly talented jewelry designer who specializes in creating minimalist, California-inspired jewelry designed for everyday wear. Each piece is handmade in limited quantities in her San Diego home, with new designs released weekly. I recently purchased my first NB necklace and needless to say, I am obsessed and think you will be too!

13. Thrive Market Membership

Thrive Market has been a favorite in my home for years because I'm able to order healthy products for our home and kitchen at wholesale prices, with free shipping on orders over $49, and have them delivered right to our door! Healthy and convenient for the win!

14. Balanced Life Sisterhood Pilates Membership

I’ve been following Robin from The Balanced Life for years, but just recently joined her monthly pilates membership and absolutely love it in this season of life! Each month you get a new workout calendar, access to hundreds of healthy recipes, an uplifting community of women and so many other awesome resources to help you stay focused on your healthy living goals. Public enrollment is currently closed, BUT by using my link you will be able to enroll without waiting for public enrollment to open next year!

15. Branch Basics Starter Kit

This has been the year of cleaning up my everyday household products, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the switch I made for my household cleaning products. Branch Basics is an amazing company that keeps things simple by offering ONE multi-purpose concentrate formula for ALL your household cleaning needs. Right now they are offering 20% OFF all starter kits until Monday, November 26th when you use code HOLIDAYGIFT20.

And to finish things off, I can't forget to include my signature course The Better Life Blueprint, a step-by-step guide designed to help women build a clear, focused, purposeful, and productive life that glorifies God.

If you or a special lady in your life want a gift that will truly keep on giving for years to come, consider enrolling in The

P.S. I will be offering 40% off all Better Life Project courses November 22-26th! Yippee!

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