2017 Holiday Gift Guide

by Intelligent Change — 2 min read

2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Need a thoughtful gift for your ambitious, growth-minded loved one? We've got you covered. We curated 10 gifts to reliably create positive change, spark joy, or both - gifts we have used (and a few we dearly want) that put smiles on our faces. 

1. YouTube Red, Hulu Plus, or Spotify Premium 

YouTube Red

Media Without Interruptions: $9.99 - $11.99
Remember a time before pre-roll video ads on YouTube? Switching to ad-free media experiences is one of the best treats you can share. - the gift of saving time with interruption-free media!

2. Headspace Membership


Meditation Made Simple:  $96/Year Membership
For the second year in a row, we recommend Headspace (we have no affiliation). We are huge fans of meditation and Headspace makes it simple and sexy with their mobile app. Described as a gym membership for your mind, it's the perfect gift to bring calm into your life for the new year.

3. Float Tank Gift Certificate 

Float Tank

Experience Sensory Deprivation: $50 - $250+

From the championship Golden State Warriors to Navy Seals to supermodel Elle Macpherson, successful people have used float tanks for muscle recovery, meditation, and for relaxation. After every session, we feel amazing - both mentally and physically. Use this link to find a float center near you to grab a gift certificate.

4. AirPods


Wireless. Effortless. Magical:  $159
Yes, these are worth the hype. No longer do you have to fumble with tangled cords + the sound and call quality is great + they sync easily to all your devices. Surprisingly, they stay securely in your ears while running or working out. It’s one of those technology purchases where you think, “how can I go back!?!”

5. Five Minute Journal

Five Minute Journal

Start Your Day Happier:  $22.95
We are biased here because we have seen the dramatic effects in our own life, but with 300,000+ Five Minute Journalers practicing the power of gratitude journaling and setting purposeful action each day, it’s easy to see why it’s the simplest thing you can do to start and end your day happier.

6. Salt Fat Acid Heat


Learn How to Cook Anything:  $20
Perhaps no other life skill will provide you with more benefits than cooking - including health, cost savings, and community. This amazing book by Samin Nosrat, former chef at Chez Panisse (one of the top rated restaurants in the world), will teach you how to cook without a recipe using 4 elements: salt, fat, acid, and heat. It’s logical, fun, and will help you create amazing meals and fix bad ones.

7. DuoLingo


Language Learning Made Easier:  Free - $9.99/mo (Ad-free/Offline Access)
If you ever wanted to learn a new language, DuoLingo makes it extremely easy. With 23 languages available, it provides written lessons and dictation (with a gamified skill tree to learn vocabulary), and speaking practice for more advanced users. Best of all, you can get it for free!

8. Love Your Melon Hat

Love Your Mellon

Great Hats for a Great Cause:  $25-$50
Not only do Love Your Melon Hats looks great, they are also made of high quality materials and 50% of all profits go to help fund kids cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer. To date they have given over 2.8 million dollars and over 120,000 hats.

9. Dashlane Password Manager


Never Forget Another Password:  Free - $4/mo
If you do not have a password manager, do yourself a favor and get one now! We use Dashlane and could not be happier. It syncs all of our passwords across all devices + can store credit card information for easier online checkout, all with the most secure encryption available.

10. Philips Wake-Up Light

Wake Up Easier:  $115
If you have any trouble waking up, this alarm clock just may be your savior. It simulates a sunrise 30 minutes prior to your wake up time, which has been clinically proven to help you wake up easier and with more energy. It takes a bit of work to set up, but once done, it’s easy peazy.

Written by: Intelligent Change

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