Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll aside, hippie culture is alive and thriving, and we’re here to make your shopping simple with the perfect Christmas gifts for hippies.
When I set out to write this article, I had a certain set of ideas about what would be deemed good Christmas gifts for hippies. All those stereotypes aside, I married a hippie and still think a good part of who I am as a person emerged from that thinking as well. But it’s funny, while lots of people are convinced the movement died out long ago, the truth is that so much of what the hippie culture once represented, is now firmly entrenched in our modern life. From gender bending music and clothes, to our love for organic foods and meditation, much of it came to the forefront as part of the hippie movement. After all, where would Whole Foods and hot yoga be without us? And while lots of people still try to define the hippie culture as nothing more than an affinity for “sex, love and rock ‘n roll “, a huge part of the movement was about protesting constricting social norms, politics and war. In the 60s and early 70s, dissent might have seemed the best way to go, but honestly, it doesn’t feel much different than today’s social scene to me.
Possibly the best part of the hippy counter-culture was that it had millions of us trying to find our own sense of inner peace and harmony, with the Earth, and with each other. I think a lot of us Boomers are still working hard on that. Well, and let’s be honest here, recreational pot smoking in states where it’s legal, and some of the best music ever produced, weren’t too shabby of outcomes either. So, how does one pick out great Christmas gifts that don’t seem cliché, but DO fit the basic hippie mentality? It’s not so hard, especially with our very handy list of gift ideas. Whether you feel more comfortable buying the hippie on your list a spice grinder, knowing it’s actually to grind weed, or you opt for a more modern hippie gift like a solar charger, (yes, we hippies own lots of devices,) there are plenty of options for great stuff, and at a huge range of prices that will fit your budget too. Worst case scenario, get the hippie on your Christmas list an inappropriate Christmas sweater, because everyone could use a good laugh during the stressful holiday season. Otherwise, just check out this awesome list of the Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Hippies 2017.
BenThai Products
This versatile and stylish hippie hobo carryall is made of durable but lightweight cotton fabric. If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for hippies, this has to be one of them. It’s easily tossed over the shoulder, or worn as a crossbody bag, for all day comfort and security. The bohemian print fabric bag features a zippered main compartment, as well as a zippered inside pocket, and it has a cool wooden button clasp on the main compartment. Great for farmers’ markets or carrying around every day, this pretty bag comes in tons of different prints to choose from. If the hippie on your Christmas list is particular about fair trade products, (which they probably are), this fair trade hobo bag is a beauty. If you’re specifically buying for someone who frequents markets and purchases the majority of their produce and other products from organic growers and producers, a beautiful handled fair trade basket might be the right Christmas gift idea for them.
Price: $19.99
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If you’re looking for a gift for your modern hippie friend or loved one, a Tibetan singing bowl is a perfect Christmas gift idea. This lovely Christmas present can help to reduce stress, initiate healing, and welcome inner peace with a single strike. This is the perfect singing bowl for school teachers, yoga instructors, parents, beginners, and seasoned collectors alike. Its beautiful design is as attractive and calm-inducing, as the rich, authentic tones and vibrations it emits when played. Perfectly sized to fit in the player’s hand, this singing bowl is great for on-the-go mindfulness, creating sounds as vibrant and resonant as many larger bowls. It is ideal for meditation, sound therapy, spiritual gatherings, or any moment when the person on your gift list wants to create space and generate positive energy. For thousands of years, singing bowls have been lauded for their ability to generate enhanced creativity and mental clarity. If you’re getting this singing bowl for a beginner, and you’re not sure they’ll love the concept, the Ohm Store Tibetan Singing Bowl a bit less expensive, but equally popular option. If you’re buying for someone who will more highly value an artisan piece, the larger Hand Hammered Tibetan Meditation Singing Bowl delivers an incredible meditative experience.
Price: $35.97
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Organic food and organic gardening have been tradition in the hippie culture, so when you’re on the hunt for the perfect gifts for hippies, this one is a winner. This amazing hydroponic garden allows them to grow fresh herbs and vegetables in their home, year-round. This smart countertop garden uses water and patented nutrients to naturally grow plants of all kinds without herbicides and pesticides. They can grow up to nine different plants at a time, and the plants grow in water – not soil. Energy efficient LED lights are tuned to the specific spectrum that allows plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests. The easy-to-use control panel has a touch screen display that utilizes simple prompts to guide them from setup to harvest, and provides helpful gardening tips. It also creates optimal conditions for plants by automatically turning the lights on and off, as well as prompting users when they need to add water and nutrients. A slightly smaller version, the AeroGarden Ultra, allows your favorite hippie to grow up to seven plants at a time and takes up a bit less counter space. If your hippie happens to live in a tiny house, The AeroGarden Sprout handles up to three plants at a time, and it’s under $70. Keep their growing season abundant with the AeroGarden Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit. And, since every true hippie still wants an outdoor garden in the summer, the Culinary Herb Heirloom Seed Collection is a fun surprise for any avid gardener.
Price: $345 (18 percent off MSRP)
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It may seem cliché, but hippies really do love incense. And despite what you might be thinking, it isn’t just to mask the scent of pot smoke. The aromatherapy of incense is serious business, and it’s great for relaxing, meditation, or anytime the house seems stuffy. The problem with incense is the resulting ash, that can be messy or even burn furniture or window sills. (I once marred the sill in my bedroom as a teen, and it was not a happy moment when my dad found out.) This terrific burner is like a small piece of furniture itself. It’s made of wood, and has been hand-stained and buffed to a beautiful finish. Because it’s made of wood, each burner is completely unique and natural, and the deep holder catches every last ash. It’s made to hold two incense sticks at a time, and this set comes with 20 sticks for your hippie to mix and match. The other thing that makes it appealing as one of our favorite gifts for hippies is that it’s handmade in the USA. Of course 20 sticks of incense won’t go very far, but since this gift is so affordable, consider the Satya Gift Set with 12 different scents, from Sandalwood and Jasmine, to Nag Champa and Rain Forest. Another fragrant option is Hosley’s 240 Pack of Highly Fragranced Incense Sticks, which are infused with essential oils that provide lots of healing properties.
Price: $22.97 (8 percent off MSRP)
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Casual and comfy maxi dresses, filled with Bohemian style, are a mainstay for any real hippie woman. This pretty boho chic dress features easy wrap styling and a classic print that would be a favorite for women large and small. This pretty dress has a surplice v neckline, tie belt with loops at the waist, and is made with an easy care poly/spandex fabric blend that can be simply handwashed if the hippie lady on your list is living off the grid. We also love the Risesun Women’s Bohemian Vintage Printed Casual Tunic Dress, that’s great over leggings or well-worn Levis. Naturally, hippie chicks love Bohemian jewelry to wear with everything from tee shirts to tunics to dresses. The Bohemian Multi-Colored Sequin Gold Cuff Bracelet matches nearly everything with it’s multi-colored stones and beads, plus you can get some awesome hoop earrings to match. The Tree of Life Picasso Jasper Beaded Wrap Bracelet has natural stones, and gem theory tells us that jasper is the perfect stone for an earth mother and nurturer.
Price: $21.99 – $52.00 (Up to 67 percent off MSRP)
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