The Ho Ho Holiday Gift Guide is Here
When it comes to choosing gifts, the best advice I’ve ever received is: “Think of how you want them to feel, and then give them that feeling.” For our 2022 holiday gift guide, we’re sharing some of our favorite crystals, at a variety of price points, to help your loved ones feel their best this holiday season!
So, think hard about the people on your list and answer the following question: “I want them to feel…
Blue Aragonite gently dispels anxiety and negativity, welcoming joy into your life. These lovely raw chunks are perfect for anyone in a high-stress job or going through hard times.
Howlite’s soothing energy helps calm overactive minds and fight insomnia. With this worry stone, you simply place your thumb in the groove of the crystal to release your anxieties and receive Howlite’s calming vibrations.
Mookaite Jasper creates relaxation by activating your Solar Plexus and Third Eye Chakras; when you are confident and in touch with your intuition, stress melts away. These large polished stones are perfect for use in massage therapy.
If your loved one feels overwhelmed and mentally frazzled, this Rainbow Fluorite skull will cut through the noise. A crystal of clarity and calm, Fluorite is the perfect tool for organizing chaotic thoughts. It replaces confusion and anxiety with profound peace and truth.
For the go-getter on the go, these portable Tiger Iron stones pack a punch. Tiger Iron brings together three powerful motivation stones—Hematite, Gold Tiger’s Eye, and Red Jasper—to keep you focused and driven.
Goldstone is a powerful ambition crystal. It activates your lower chakras (Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus) to give you the energy, confidence, and balance to chase your dreams.
If your loved one has been afraid of following their passion, these Carnelian crystal hearts are the perfect gift! Carnelian will connect them with their deepest desires and give them the courage and ingenuity to pursue them.
With confidence, anything is possible, and these Bumble Bee Jasper spheres are the ideal way to invite self-empowerment. They make stunning décor and are also great tools for meditation and Chakra work.
As happy as a Disney film, Dalmatian Jasper helps reawaken joy in your life. It reorients you to a positive, gratitude-based mindset, and with this new frame of mind, you are able to discover the things that truly make you happy.
Sunny Citrine is one of our favorite happiness stones for a reason! This crystal is the embodiment of joy, creativity, and confidence.
Orange Calcite is a celebration crystal. It vibrates with infinite positivity, filling an entire home with warmth and happiness.
Congo Citrine, also known as untreated Citrine, is extremely rare and sought after. These joined Congo Citrine points have an extremely high frequency, and if someone is in need of some serious positive energy, this Congo Citrine cluster will do the trick.
Garnierite aligns you with universal energy, making it easier for you to manifest your desires and achieve success. Luck may be random, but when you are so in tune with the energy around you, it is much easier to be in the right place at the right time.
Think of Fairy Stones as “little helpers.” Folklore holds that each of these unique crystals is connected to a fairy who watches over you. With a Fairy Stone in your pocket, you’re more likely to experience luck, coincidences, and serendipity.
These high vibration towers help you direct your energy into the universe. With this energetic flow, Nephrite Jade increases your ability to attract abundance and prosperity.
Pyrite might be commonly known as fool’s gold, but there is nothing foolish about this prosperity crystal. If your loved one is starting a new business venture, Pyrite is their lucky charm!
Lapis Lazuli is a crystal of wisdom and truth. It works with your Third Eye Chakra to connect you with your most authentic forms of expression, allowing you to create with honesty and divine guidance.
Sodalite helps you tap into your psychic abilities to boost your awareness, supercharge your intuition, and set you on the path to enlightenment. If your loved one has been in an emotional or mental rut, Sodalite will inspire them to move forward.
Known as “the Viking compass,” Iolite is a crystal of inspiration, vision, and guidance. Use these palm stones in meditation or crystal massage to unlock your most creative self and discover your true path!
Ruby Zoisite is a must-have for creative professionals. This sphere combines two powerful Heart Chakra stones, Ruby and Zoisite, to draw out your passions and inspire art.
Black Tourmaline is one of our favorite protection stones at My Dream Crystals. Think of it like a psychic power washer, cleansing everyone and everything of the negativity that they have picked up throughout the day. Black Tourmaline is the perfect gift for the empath in your life!
These pocket-sized Angelite sculptures are like a personal guardian angel. When you give them to a friend, these Angelite angels will watch over them, promoting protection, serenity, and clear communication.
If your loved one works with computers or technology all day, then these unique inscribed Shungite pendulums are an excellent gift. They will protect your loved one from the harmful effects of electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) while also providing powerful psychic cleansing.
If you work frequently with the ethereal and psychic realms through divination, astral travel, and spirit work, this Rutilated Quartz tower will help keep both your aura and your physical body protected and aligned.
These stunning stars are even more beautiful than the one on top of your Christmas tree! The perfect gift for children and adults alike, Opalite helps you connect with your spirit guides. This crystal reminds you that you are a unique expression of universal love.
Amethyst activates your Third Eye and Crown Chakras, granting you access to your highest self. This crystal helps you receive and interpret divine wisdom to make yourself and the world a better place.
If your loved one feels disconnected from the Earth’s divine energy, these Moss Agate palm stones will attune them to the planet’s vibrations. When used in massage, Reiki, or meditation, Moss Agate transmits the Earth’s nurturing energy, dissipating feelings of anxiety, anger, and depression.
Libyan Desert Glass is a truly celestial stone; it formed when a meteorite hit the Sahara desert! Libyan Desert Glass expands your consciousness, making it easier to commune with divine energy all around you.
Gentle Strawberry Calcite connects the Root and Heart Chakras, helping your loved one feel happy and secure in themselves. Simply looking at this crystal will make them smile.
Rhodochrosite is a powerful crystal for healing broken hearts and deep-seated trauma. Its nurturing energy helps you make sense of painful emotions while also strengthening the positive relationships in your life. When you gift Rhodochrosite to someone, it brings you closer together.
Malachite cleanses the Heart Chakra, protecting you from toxic energy and inviting more positivity into your life. If your loved one is going through a period of transformation and upheaval, Malachite will provide the support they need to navigate these changes.
Rose Quartz is the number one crystal for attracting all sorts of love, including romantic, platonic, and self-love. These stunning flames don’t just make eye-catching décor; they also fill an entire space with loving vibrations.
This gift guide only showcases a small portion of our stock. If you want to see more, or if you want a more curated shopping experience, check out our personalized private crystal shopping sessions. Our experts will help you find exactly what you need for everyone on your list—and yourself, too!
Seasonal Change, Snowflake Obsidian, and You
Winter has many joys—magical snowfalls, roaring fires, and cozy sweaters—but it can still be a tough time of year. The bitter cold and long, dark nights take a toll. If you are struggling to cope during the dark half of the year, Snowflake Obsidian is here to help!
Snowflake Obsidian is formed through volcanic activity, when lava cools at a rapid rate with inclusions of the mineral Cristobalite, which gives the crystal its signature “snowflake” pattern. During the winter, Snowflake Obsidian is the literal light in the darkness; its white mineral inclusions remind you that there is always hope, even during long, cold nights.
Snowflake Obsidian connects your Root Chakra to your Third Eye, allowing you to access your intuition while feeling safe, secure, and grounded. It encourages you to reflect on your innermost feelings, leaning into the things that nurture you and releasing anything (or anyone) that drains you. By encouraging you to complete this emotional work, Snowflake Obsidian helps you find a better balance in every aspect of your life.
Because of Snowflake Obsidian’s connection to the Third Eye, it is also a powerful tool for accessing information about your past lives and communicating with spirit guides. Whenever you have a problem to solve or a rut to get out of, Snowflake Obsidian channels divine inspiration to help you see the situation from a fresh, innovative perspective. It also carries focusing energies, allowing you to apply yourself to the task at hand.
If you struggle with seasonal affective disorder or simply have a hard time with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Snowflake Obsidian offers comfort and a path forward. It cuts through all the noise, giving you a calm center when things get particularly chaotic and a beacon of hope when negativity feels overwhelming. This crystal is also the perfect ally when you feel isolated or lonely.
No matter how the holidays make you feel, let Snowflake Obsidian be the gentle, helpful friend you need this winter.
With a Thankful Heart: The Top 5 Crystals for Giving Back
Amidst the lights and the food and the presents of the holiday season, need is keenly felt. Many of us use this time of year as a time to remember the less fortunate and share our abundance. It’s a tradition that goes back to the earliest Winter Solstice celebrations, and it’s just as relevant today as it was then. After all, there’s a reason that A Christmas Carol is one of the most important cultural touchstones for December!
Here are our favorite crystals for drawing out your most compassionate self and giving back to others this holiday season—no ghosts necessary!
Apophyllite radiates love and peace. It attunes you to the universal plan, encouraging you to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. When you work with Apophyllite, you act in alignment with the highest good, no matter where you are or what you are doing.
A true stone of service, Dolomite is the physical embodiment of compassion. It encourages kindness, altruism, and community service. With Dolomite, you can truly be a light in the dark for everyone you encounter.
Rhodonite’s loving, gentle vibrations help you view the world around you with kindness and compassion. It reveals your unique talents and how you can use those gifts to make others’ lives better.
Tanzanite expands your consciousness and encourages you to interact with others from a place of honesty, empathy, and altruism. If you struggle with finding the time or energy to give back, Tanzanite will dispel your excuses and doubts, helping you make charity a priority.
Unakite resonates strongly with your Root and Heart Chakras, helping you engage with the world from a perspective of universal love and ancient Earth wisdom. Unakite helps you heal your emotional body so that you can have the energy to help others. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
With these crystals, you can outdo even a post-Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge when it comes to charity, kindness, and compassion!
Seeing Stars: The Geminids Meteor Shower
If you look up in the sky on December 13th, you’ll see something fantastic. Shooting stars will burst through the dark in flashes of red, yellow, orange, and blue. This unique astrological phenomenon is the Geminids meteor shower, and it occurs every year in December, bringing with it powerful change and an infusion of hope.
What is the Geminids Meteor Shower?
The Geminids is the most spectacular meteor shower visible from the Earth; it produces between 120 to 150 shooting stars an hour. From December 7th-17th, the remains of asteroid 3200 Phaethon will light up the night, appearing to radiate out of the Gemini constellation. This year, the Geminids meteor shower will peak late at night on December 13th and continue through early morning on December 14th.
You may have noticed that this meteor shower has a lot of ties to Greek mythology. To start, it is produced by an asteroid named for Phaeton, the son of the Helios the sun god. Phaeton was a precocious, impetuous youth who wanted nothing more than to drive his father’s golden chariot. So, one day he stole it. However, Phaeton couldn’t fly the chariot properly, and one of Zeus’ thunderbolts knocked him from the sky, causing him to fall to his death.
The remnants of Phaeton’s asteroid also appear to come from the Gemini constellation. Although this origination is just an optical illusion, Gemini still gives the Geminids meteor shower its name. Gemini represents Castor and Pollux, two twin brothers who were part of Jason the Argonaut’s mythical crew. Pollux was the son of Zeus, but Castor was mortal. The twins were so close that Pollux begged Zeus to grant Castor immortality; as a result, they became the Gemini constellation.
These two myths tie into the dual meaning of the Geminids meteor shower. It signals major upheaval, like Phaeton’s fateful ride, but it also invites the hope and devotion of the Gemini twins.
What Does the Geminids Meteor Shower Mean?
How will the Geminids meteor shower affect you from an astrological perspective? It depends on your sun sign. We have curated crystals to help you navigate the Geminids’ changing forces and focus on the joy it can bring.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius): The air signs are the most closely associated with the Geminids meteor shower, and they will feel a rush of creative inspiration. The key to success, however, is to channel that creativity into results. If you focus only on ideas instead of how to achieve them, you’ll get nowhere. So, we recommend that Air Signs work with Fluorite during the Geminids. This crystal will help bring focus and clarity to their fantastical ideas.
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius): The fire signs have all the drive of their namesake element. However, they should remember that while fire can create, it can also destroy. The fire signs are at risk of Phaeton syndrome, so they should use Stromatolite. This crystal is actually a fossil, using ancient Earth wisdom to inspire meaningful transformation and minimize risk.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn): For notoriously stubborn Earth signs, the change that the Geminids meteor shower heralds might be a cause for anxiety. However, change can be an opportunity for positive growth. Labradorite’s stunning iridescence will help Earth signs see the beauty of change and ease any alteration-related stress.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces): Dreamy water signs can use the Geminids as a chance to put their dreams to work. Their spiritual nature is their superpower, and when they work with celestial Selenite, water signs can help bring harmony to the world.
What are you looking to change in your life? Is there somewhere you could use inspiration? Just look to the stars!
Speak Your Truth: Throat Chakra Crystals
Whether you’re belting out Christmas carols, talking with friends at a holiday party, or spending a quiet evening with yourself at home, communication is a crucial part of the winter months. It’s important at any time of year, but the holiday season’s unique combination of festive events and winter isolation makes it an obvious time to reconnect with your center for self-expression: the Throat Chakra.
What is the Throat Chakra?
The Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha, is the fifth energy center (Chakra) in the body. It is located in your throat, and it controls communication. Your Throat Chakra is how you express your emotions. We use our Throat Chakra to speak, sing, and do anything creative. It works with the Heart Chakra to encourage authentic relationships, and it receives inspiration through the Third Eye Chakra.
The Throat Chakra resonates with the calm, adaptable, and wise energy of the color blue.
When your Throat Chakra is activated and balanced, you are free to speak your truth in a kind and respect way, and you are able to listen patiently and openly to others’ self-expression.
When your Throat Chakra is blocked, it hampers your ability to communicate with others, both in professional and personal situations. You may struggle to put words to your feelings, or you may even suppress them. When you are having Throat Chakra issues, it is easy to find yourself overthinking, experiencing creative blocks, or treating people around you with fear and anger.
Crystals for Your Throat Chakra
Since the Throat Chakra is so important, paying regular attention to it is crucial. Crystals are a wonderful way to give your Throat Chakra a little TLC and unlock your kindest, most creative, and most self-aware self. We recommend wearing them as a pendant, where they can be close to the Throat Chakra, or using them in a Throat Chakra-focused meditation (Naomi Goodlet has a beautiful guided one).
Blue Apatite infuses your Throat Chakra with infinite positivity. It is the public speaker’s best friend, allowing you to stand in your own power and convey your authentic truth. If you struggle with negative self-talk, Blue Apatite will help silence that toxic voice, replacing it with self-confidence, openness, and ease.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate activates your Throat Chakra and encourages authentic speech. This gentle crystal helps you find the kindest way to express yourself, even when you’re communicating difficult information.
Blue Kyanite links your Throat and Third Eye Chakras to infuse your speech with intuitive wisdom. It is also particularly helpful for people who talk too much, encouraging them to sort their ideas and voice them in a more effective way. Because of its Third Eye connection, Blue Kyanite also stimulates psychic communication, improving your talents for clairvoyance and clairaudience and helping you connect with spirit guides.
A high vibration crystal, Celestite connects your Throat Chakra to your Crown Chakra to remove blockages and raise your overall frequency. Celestite uses divine wisdom to draw out your truth and help you speak with clarity and purpose.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of divine truth that has assisted leaders for centuries. It cleanses your Throat Chakra, inviting wisdom, creativity, and eloquence. Lapis Lazuli is also a wonderful crystal for deepening your interpersonal relationships, and it encourages clear, honest communication.
Sodalite is an extremely balancing crystal. It brings harmony to your Throat Chakra, helping you communicate with others more easily and access creative inspiration. When you work with Sodalite, your words always carry magic and meaning.
As the year winds to a close, it is the perfect time for honesty, creativity, and letting your loved ones know how much they mean to you. Activate your Throat Chakra to open up a whole new world of expression!