The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides: The Free Spirit

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Another day, another gift guide! Today's focus is on the free spirit, that bohemian, earthy creature with an open mind and lots of style. Celebrate them with natural materials, artful textures, and handmade products.

"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal." ~John Lennon

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I love the gypsy boho feel of this Zara jacket with bird embroidery, mix and match stacking ring set from Free People, gold fringe Stella & Dot necklace, and these over-the-knee Sigerson Morrison boots. I can see these pieces being very versatile in pretty much any wardrobe. Or cozy up their home with the gorgeous textured market throw and zodiac candle, which is made from natural soy wax and recycled glass. Give the gift of negative ion health benefits with a 100% natural Himalayan salt lamp. A pretty agate phone case, petal-infused oil, and romantic floral journal will up their essentials game. And nothing is more unique than an artisan-made gift like this GAIA clutch, hand-crafted by refugee women from vintage textiles, or this hand-crafted bongo drum, which, let's face it, even if they couldn't play would still make the coolest side table.

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Rugged men do not have to be without style, especially with pieces like the UO blanket jacquard flannel shirt, all-weather high-tops from The Hill-Side, and military tote bag by Rothco X Lucid FC. Extras add a special touch, like an earthy cologne, stone-beaded bracelet, washed-cotton western bandana, and leather keychain from park and trail advocates, Parks Project, reading, "Leave it better than you found it." And envision this scenario: your recipient curled up under this Morning Culture La Playa Throw, reading Home is Where you Park It with a tea-filled ceramic drinking bowl, while some balsam fir-scented incense burns. Sounds pretty cozy, am I right? And if you're looking for something really unique, the kalimba recorder is a thumb piano that allows for recording, looping, and manipulating simple melodies.

What's your favorite free-spirited gift?

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