There is so much power in intention. You will know this in the depths of your heart if you regularly meditate or practice yoga—flow, kundalini, yin, or any other type. And, even if you are still a novice, it cannot be denied that energy goes where attention flows so keeping your calm and, well, carrying on, really is a constant effort and practice.
As carefully created gifts by Mother Nature, crystals make wonderful reminders to be mindful and to focus on good energy. Whether you’re thinking of gifting crystal jewelry or some larger pieces for the home, crystals can make a really beautiful gift. It shows how much you really know the person—what your relationship is like with them, what’s happening in their life, and what kind of energy or vibe you think can best help them improve their spirit. After all, even when adopting a crystal for yourself, you are using your intuition. It is really about feeling and paying attention to energy.
In the same way that deciding to adopt a crystal for yourself requires mindfulness and intuition, giving someone a crystal is another level of in depth reflection and intuition. So, where to start?
Note: Now, before we go on some tips of finding the right crystals for your loved ones (including yourself) and where to adopt them, I need to say that I am still relatively new to crystals having only discovered their wonderful healing energy in full force this year. While I had crystals—mostly tumbled stones, charm bracelets, or decorative home pieces—I didn’t really truly appreciate them up to this year. I am still learning and growing in my knowledge, but these are things I’ve learned along my own yogic and crystal journey… things I hope will help others discover their magic, too. I also write this story having just received a beautiful amethyst cluster from a good friend as a gift. I have received crystals as gifts several times and yet, none have really stood out quite like this recent energy exchange. The amethyst cluster was that of her late mother’s, and she felt that it should be with me… she listened to her intuition and it has since found its home in my hands. I’m thrilled and honored at the same time!
How to Choose a Crystal for Someone Else
More than anything else, it’s important to really reflect and think about the person you are gifting the crystal to. All gifts should be given with intention but crystals more so—from selecting it to wrapping it to sending it over to the person. Crystals and stones can make deeply intimate and powerful gifts because they reflect your relationship with the person you are giving them to.
If you’re looking for some crystal ideas to start from, we’re listing eight crystals that will make perfect additions to the lives of your nearest and dearest:
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(1/2) As the crystal for unconditional love, both for yourself and for others, rose quartz makes a great gift for those who you hold dear—your family, your closest friends (whom you consider practically family), your partner. By gifting them rose quartz, your bonds with them are infused further with a whole lot of loving energy. It also makes a great crystal for the women in your family (and women in general), as it imparts love, compassion, and patience for nurturers.
(2/2) Opening the heart chakra, this universal crystal for love can also provide those who are still looking for love with the calming reassurance and reminder that the love they seek is already within themselves. Rose quartz also helps attract the energy of love in a multitude of ways, some even unexpected, and it can be a beautiful gift to share with someone to help uplift their perspectives within themselves and in their lives.
(1/2) Meditation has been key for many of us in quarantine by helping keep stress at bay and selenite makes a great gift for those seeking balance and hope. Selenite is a fantastic, low-maintenance crystal that gives tenfold by cleansing and grounding the soul with positivity, bringing blessings of peace, harmony, and purification.
(1/2) For those who are trudging through a difficult time in life, agate makes a great gift of courage and strength. In history, agate was used on breastplates of armor to enhance a warrior’s strength, helping them bring their country to victory in battle. As protective stones, agate has been used as potent amulets that bring courage, instill confidence, and promote stability. Agate appears in many forms—flower/sakura agate (for new beginnings), moss agate (for speedy recovery from illness), blue lace agate (for nurturing and healthy communication in both work and personal life), and so on.
(1/2) Those seeking comfort within their mind, heart, and soul will benefit a lot from amethyst. This healing crystal helps clear the air and allows one to access their intuition on a deeper level, finding out what they need to do for themselves. This happy healing stone asks the person to find peace and discover what brings them joy.
(2/2) Amethyst also absorbs the negative energy that surrounds it and transforms that into a purified, calming positivity. If you’re looking to gift a friend whose environment could use an energy purifier, look no further!
(1/2) A crystal of abundance, prosperity, and happiness—citrine is literally sunshine in your pocket. It helps strengthen your self-esteem and helps energy flow throughout the body, allowing for better digestion and strengthening of one’s endurance.
(2/2) It is also known as the merchant’s stone, making citrine a great gift for those in your life (including yourself) who are looking to make more money. By energizing every level of life and cleansing all chakras, citrine imparts joy and creativity—making them perfect boosters to anyone facing a slump!
For many, fluorite is a great crystal for concentration and learning. It helps absorb and neutralize negative energy and stress so this crystal, in particular, makes a wonderful gift for your workaholic friend or family member. (It’s helped me in my own work-from-home set up!) Fluorite also helps you retain knowledge and makes a great excellent educational aid, helping you recall things you’ve read or absorbed quicker. On the physical side, fluorite also makes a great protective stone in the sense that, if there are some external forces that are trying to muddle your thoughts or control you, it psychically and mentally protects you from those hostile forces.
For the artists and creative spirits in your life, amazonite makes a great gift for boosting one’s creativity. If you want to help someone (or yourself) with mental and creative blocks—hello, writer’s block!—amazonite makes for a great stone to support and enhance your creativity with its fluid essence that promotes a flow of energy, thoughts, ideas, and communication. By soothing the mind and spirit, amazonite introduces a calming peace and tranquility that allows creative spirits to breathe deeper and just let the creative juices flow.
Meet the all-purpose stone which makes for a great addition in anyone’s crystal collection, growing or otherwise. For those who feel stuck or confused, clear quartz can help energize you and help bring you to clarity whilst awakening and strengthening your intuition. It energizes mind, body, and spirit, and amplifies connection to your higher, true self, and shines a light on your individual spiritual path. Regarded as the “master healer,” clear quartz can help stimulate the immune system and help balance out emotions and energies throughout the body.
I’ve been blessed to have met a lot of energy healers and reiki practitioners who happen to also have crystal shops in the past year. I have been lucky to have entered a crystal shop once before the pandemic, in Lake Tahoe no less, but I unfortunately have yet to visit a physical one in the Philippines. As such, finding these good energies through online stores have been my own little happy discovery throughout quarantine. Here are three of my favorite ones:
Jimmy has been so helpful with me finding my perfect crystal babies. It’s actually his Instagram page that really sparked my interest in crystals anew in quarantine when he posted some great crystals sets (I chose tumbled stones sets for love, abundance, and creativity) that I found myself reading until the wee hours of the morning on crystals and their metaphysical benefits!
His tumbled stones sets and even his standalone clusters and raw cluster sets are beautifully curated and all are infused with healing reiki energy. Through him, I’ve been able to also source difficult to find crystals to add to my growing crystal family.
Isha is amazing and helpful with beefing up my knowledge on crystals and how they can help me! She would send me YouTube links or book recommendations to help me really understand their power a little more. While she doesn’t post a lot of crystals, she does handpick and post selected crystals for sale—all are lovingly cared for and infused with good energies, too. In addition to crystals, she sells jewelry (with crystals) and wooden crystal grids (for manifestation and intention work.) I also should note that all the crystal babies I’ve adopted from her are some of my collection’s prettiest—definitely a plus for aesthetic!
It was through this online store, through Tony, that I found my first “big” or “major” crystal adoption in the form of a beautiful rainbow fluorite that just called me. What I loved about Tony is that a lot of the pieces he puts up for adoption are raw or freeform polished crystals, and are big pieces which really hold within them so much positive energy. He also helped me further understand each crystal baby I adopted from him, by sending me ebooks and YouTube links that would enlighten me further on their benefits and healing properties.