10 best personal development gifts to give to your loved ones

10 best personal development gifts to give to your loved ones

The holiday season is here and that means it’s the time for gift-giving. While giving material gifts to your loved ones is totally optional, if you still want to participate in it, I’d encourage you to buy meaningful things that would continually add value to their lives. 

It’s best to give experiences and/or things that would help them become happier, healthier, more purposeful, and encourage them to grow, especially considering these uncertain and stressful times that we’re living in at the moment. 

On any given day, a thoughtful gift that encourages personal expansion and sparks inspiration easily trumps regular options such as dress socks, candles, gift cards, perfumes, ties, tech gadgets that add little to no long-term value to the other person. I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best gifts to give to your loved ones that could bring a life-changing impact on their lives. Of course, you can also treat yourself to them this holiday season if you like. 

  1. The Jim Rohn Guides Complete Set:  These pocket-size guides are based on transcripts of Jim Rohn’s most popular speeches and writings on the subjects of Time Management, Personal Development, Leadership, Goal Setting and Communication. It’s a great gift for the personal development newbie and has simple and straightforward advice that can be applied by people from all age groups and walks of life.
  2. Inspirational Wall Art: Giving wall art with a unique design and a beautiful quote can be a great gift. It can act as an inspirational reminder that they can look at every day. An added bonus is that you’ll be supporting local and international independent artists as well. Some marketplaces you can check out are Teespring, Teepublic, and Redbubble.
  3. Daily Stoic 2021 Page-a-Day Desk Calendar: If you’re wondering what to get the Stoic in your life, this Stoicism-themed 2021 calendar is a great choice. Featuring 365 quotes from Stoics such as Zeno, Cleanthes, Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, this calendar can help them prepare for the everyday challenges of 2021 and give them a pick-me-up whenever they need it. 
  4. Scribd Membership: This is the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your social circle. Scribd is an e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes more than one million titles and is referred to as the “Netflix for books.” Essentially, it’s the premier digital reading subscription! Members can read and listen to the best audiobooks, ebooks, and magazines, and more — available anytime and on any compatible device. Plus, they also get access to some awesome perks. Nothing gets better than this, trust me. 
  5. The Daily Apple: Written by yours truly, this book offers 366 days of ideas and insights rooted in personal development, philosophy and timeless wisdom. Each day of the year is dedicated to learning a new insight, idea or invaluable teaching. From recent graduates to athletes to solopreneurs, this gift can provide purpose and direction and help anyone cultivate the virtues of inner strength, grit, resilience and tranquility to live an exceptional life.
  6. CuriosityStream Membership: I highly suggest getting this membership for the curious souls. Documentaries are both fun and engaging, and incredible avenues to fill up our knowledge and wisdom tanks and balance our education to entertainment ratio. Created by John Hendricks, the founder of Discovery Communications — which is known for The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and Animal Planet — CuriosityStream is home to thousands of brilliant documentaries and award-winning originals. Its immersive films, shows, and shorts cover everything from technology, culture, and travel to history, science and nature. 
  7. Ramsey+ Membership: Attaining financial freedom and building wealth takes discipline, vision and consistency. It involves living like no one else, so that you can later you can live and give like no one else. Through Ramsey+, you get everything you need to win with money—all in one place. It’s an all-access membership that includes the bestselling money tools, apps, content and resources from Ramsey Solutions, spearheaded by personal finance expert Dave Ramsey, to help you take charge of your hard-earned money once and for all. Ramsey+ membership gives you instant access to all of their premium features, including Financial Peace University, EveryDollar budget reporting and automatic bank transactions, the BabySteps app, Ask a Coach, the Debt Snowball Calculator, and many more offerings. It can be an amazing gift for anyone who you know needs help or wants to improve their money game.
  8. Think and Grow Rich: Universally considered to be one of the most influential personal development books of all time, Napoleon Hill summarizes his philosophy of success and imparts invaluable lessons to the general public to unlock extraordinary achievement. This book was first written in 1937 after a 25-year research on some of the most economically successful individuals, and has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. You can never go wrong by choosing this book as a gift for holidays or any other occasion for that matter.
  9. Living Your Best Year Ever: If there’s one critical skill needed to attain monumental success in a definite time frame, it’s the ability to design, stick to and achieve big goals. Created by Darren Hardy, this system can help you achieve your BHAGs in the coming year. Coupled with an audio companion program, this annual journal comprises a step-by-step, week-by-week Achievement Management System™️ which acts as your GPS guidance system all year long. 
  10. Essential: Essays by the Minimalists: With the current global health crisis, we all have learned how less can actually be more. This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus aka The Minimalists is a curated collection of the most relevant essays from their renowned website TheMinimalists.com. Spanning a variety of topics from simple living, decluttering and personal finance to relationships, health and wellness, and passion, this book delivers meaningful messages in order to live a more intentional life.