20 best GIFTS for WELLNESS and to say GET WELL SOON

Wellness symbols are important

Welcome to feeling great again . . with wellness symbol gifts to help people to get well soon, or just to make someone feel better and more healthy

Wellness symbol gifts are popular at the moment because of the world health or medical care crisis. But what type of present makes the best wellness gift for wellbeing to make someone like me feel better, healthier and well – or as a gift to a friend to say Get Well Soon?

Help people Get Well Soon
Help people get well soon with a gift for wellness

SEE examples of Gifts to wish Good Health and Wellness in our SHOP

Here is a list of 20 of our best gifts for Wellness to say Get Well Soon and/or Be Healthy and Well:

  • 1) Leather bracelet for Wellness: A unique piece of jewellery said to offer protection and wellbeing: Wellness symbols are common in Get Well Soon gifts and this bracelet features the Indalo symbol of wellness and protection – one of the best gifts for wellness. It could be the perfect gift to wish someone protection and good health. Encourage friends and loved ones to be lucky and healthy by sending them this meaningful present: A constant reminder to live life to the full, but conscious of healthy living and wellness.
Indalo bracelets for wellness
Indalo bracelet
  • 2) Indalo Man necklace for wellness and luck: Another Indalo-based product: The Indalo has long been a symbol of protection from all things bad – including things that affect a person’s health and prosperity. So help friends and loved-ones have good luck and wellbeing with this magical lucky charm protection necklace.
Indalo Man for wellness and luck
Another Indalo-based wellness gift

But what are health and wellness symbols?

There are a number of wellness symbols from various cultures around the world. Some are rooted in history, others relate to culture, religion and beliefs.

The Christian faith is a good example of this with faith charms like the Latin Cross being relied on many people to help protect them from adversity (and bad health):

  • 3) Circle of light cross necklace to say Take Care: A gift for protection which would be an ideal gift to say Take Care and Be Safe because it is a symbol of faith. Indeed, the Christian cross faith charm is well-known as a wellness symbol, from a faith point of view. This one is encircled in sparkling crystals and so makes a lovely gift to pass on your sentiments of concern to your friends and loved-ones – especially those about to embark on something new, challenging or risky, or those who are suffering from sickness or ill health at the moment. With the presence of the Christian cross inside the circle, and the religious faith that it might represent, this faith charm can act as a reminder to be careful and to pass on your message to Take Care. So this necklace would make an ideal gift to make someone feel better and a wonderful gift for wellness to give to a friend / colleague / loved-one – especially one with Christian beliefs who is perhaps having to go into hospital for an operation, or just feeling a bit under the weather at the moment.
Cross necklace to say Take Care

What wellness symbol is the best?

We have looked all over the world for the best wellness symbol – and few come close to that of the Indalo figure. For example:

– The Lotus flower: In reality this is a symbol of enlightenment, of Buddhism, of reincarnation and re-birth.
– The Hamsa Hand of Fatima is definitely a symbol of protection although it tends to be centred around the beliefs of Middle East cultures.
– Yin-Yang: Rooted in Chinese philosophy, this tends to reflect balance in life overall.
– The Tree of Life shows that each of us is part of something bigger, and is a symbol of unity which concerns development, growth and connection rather than wellness.

When one considers all the above, it is plain to see why the Indalo is considered one of the best symbols of Wellness:

  • 4) Indalo Man necklace for health and wellbeing – steel: This would make a unique gift to inspire good fortune and wellness. The Indalo is known for its qualities of protection from all things that affect a person’s health and prosperity. So with this necklace, you can inspire your friends and family to be healthy and well. This is especially true in these difficult times with more people than normal ending up in hospital where patients are probably feeling a bit lonely. So with this gift you can ensure they know that you are there for them: It makes an ideal present to wish protection and wellbeing.
Indalo Man for health and wellbeing
  • 5) Wellness bracelet: A gift of jewellery to wish luck and good health, helping someone feel good (or better about themselves if they are feeling ill, sick or under the weather). It features the Indalo which is considered a special good luck charm to bring prosperity and good health so perhaps you can help your friends or loved-ones feel better and well by sending them this meaningful present – a gift for wellness. Do you know someone who needs to feel a bit more healthy at the moment? Show them you care with this vibrant leather bracelet . . it makes a thoughtful gift for someone with any form of sickness or illness.
Wellness bracelet ft Indalo

Gift to help someone feel good or better

  • 6) Health-shield necklace with shell: You could gift this Health-Shield necklace to inspire your friends and loved-ones to live more healthily each day: It makes a powerful gift of faith as a wellness symbol to say Stay Healthy and so it is an ideal way to wish someone good health and perhaps help them feel better about themselves.
Health shield gift

So what is a good wellness gift?

Once again, we return to the Indalo:

  • 7) Indalo stud earrings ~ silver with zirconita for wellness: These delightful little sterling-silver-and-zirconium stud earrings make an ideal gift for wellness: They feature the Indalo symbol of protection, good fortune and wellness – enabling you to pass on the spirit of luck and good health to the person you are trying to comfort.
Indalos earrings for wellness

Gifts to make someone feel better?

Encourage your friends and loved-ones to be confident, lucky and well.

Give them something which combines features of protection and good fortune:

  • 8)) Indalo earrings ~ a jewellery gift for luck, protection + health: This would be an ideal gift for someone travelling, starting something new, or facing a challenge (even retiring), to help make them feel more positive. With the accompanying information card (optionally available with all our gifts) it is an easy way to show someone that you really care about their wellbeing.
Indalo earrings for health and protection
  • 9) Cross necklace to say Take Care: This would make a lovely gift of faith for someone with Catholic / Christian beliefs . . sent with love, offering protection and wellbeing and making sure that someone knows you are there for them in their time of need or worry. The heart and cross combination makes it a truly meaningful way to pass on your sentiments of concern to your friends and loved-ones – especially those about to embark on something new or challenging, or to those who are possibly feeling a bit unwell at the moment. The combination of the heart with the Christian cross, and the religious faith that it represents, can act as a Get Well Soon present for someone who is not feeling great at the moment, or perhaps having to go to the Doctors – or Hospital for an operation.
Take Care with this Cross necklace

And something to make ME feel better . . personally?

  • 10) Angel wings + heart necklace for protection: A Guardian Angel is said to help watch over people, and give them a feeling of protection and wellness. So this could be perfect for someone with an illness and to help make people feel better. The caring Angel Wings signify protection and safekeeping: The tiny enclosed heart is an added bonus delineating love; and so this is also a great way to pass on your feelings of concern and well-being to a friend or loved-one.
Angel wings for protection

How can I feel better personally?

  • 11 Christian cross in circle necklace for care and guidance: For Christian believers, the cross is said to pass on confidence and wellness – offering both protection and wellbeing: And this one features a tiny cut-out heart in the circle for love. The combination of a heart with the Christian cross in this necklace, and the religious faith that it represents, means that it could be a source of comfort for someone who is unwell at the moment: The heart and cross combination also makes an ideal present too – a gift of faith to pass on your sentiments of concern to your friends and loved-ones – especially those who are feeling a bit grotty or unwell. It is the ideal gift of faith . . sent with love, offering protection and wellbeing, making sure that the recipient knows you are there for them and caring about them.
Christian cross in circle necklace for care and guidance

Gift to wish someone well

  • 12) Indalo wellness bracelet, leather: This bracelet is said to offer protection, wellness and good fortune – particularly for someone who is not feeling themselves at the moment, lacking in positiveness, or unwell. Do you know someone who needs to feel a bit more positive and healthy at the moment? Show them you care with this special leather bracelet.
Leather Indalo wellness bracelet
  • 13) Shamballa bracelet of Indian agate for wellness: In these strange times when we can’t even see our sick friends and family, a gift is a special way to show them that they are in your thoughts. And this meaningful present (being a combination of protection and wellness symbols) would be an ideal gift for wellness, implying tranquility, inner strength and protection: Shamballa is said to impart peace and calm when someone is facing new challenges, and maybe shield them from stress (and the illness this can cause).
Indalo and Shamballa for wellness
  • 14) Indalo Man earrings ~ gold-filled, dancing for health: Gift the spirit of good luck and wellness with these delightful gold-filled earrings which feature the Indalo – a symbol of protection and good fortune, and an ideal Get Well Soon present. People in hospital or even unwell at home can feel pretty lonely: These earrings would make a lovely gift to show them that they are not alone and that you are thinking about them – and that you care about their wellbeing, so they can feel as comfortable as possible during their recovery.
Indalo Man earrings for health protection

A Get Well Soon gift with meaning

  • 15) Lourdes water jewellery ~ shark’s tooth necklace: This necklace would make an ideal gift for hope and faith and a great gift for wellness. The small pendant contains water from Lourdes – said to heal the body and soul and help with people’s health and wellbeing. This could be perfect for someone who is feeling sick or under the weather at the moment . . or perhaps just a bit down after bad news from the doctor. Many believe that Lourdes water imparts a feeling of wholeness and calmness – especially in bad times of illness and despair. And with this necklace, you could help share this belief with the people you are close to, wishing them to overcome their medical problems and get well soon: A great gift to wish someone well.
Lourdes water necklace
  • 16) Lucky Jade necklace for wellness: This is a wellness gift with a difference, combining the protective wellness symbol of the Indalo with the supposed energy-giving qualities of Jade to make a lovely Get Well gift. Jade is well-known in the East as the gemstone of “eternity, longevity, and energy”. Jade is said to increase body strength and was worshiped in times gone by for its life-extending powers. This would make the perfect present to encourage health and good fortune: A gift for wellness; a gift of love; and a gift to say Get Well Soon.
Indalo with Jade for Wellness
  • 17) Indalo mojo ~ silver Indalo pendant, for protection + health: When you are unwell and/or recovering at home it can be stressful. So this charming pendant for luck and protection would make a welcome present to say I’m thinking of you and Take Care . . a unique gift to make someone feel better. It is the ideal present for any special event or occasion, or to show someone you are thinking about them and their wellness.
Indalo pendant for protection and health

Gifts of caring for people who are unwell, not themselves, tired, lethargic and lacking in energy at the moment

Carnelian jewellery set
  • 19) Sodalite bracelet with gold-filled Indalo for wellness: This unique item of jewelry is said to instil feelings of calm . . and good health. Do you know someone who could do with a more calm and tranquil approach to life’s current challenges, and some better health and good fortune? Give them your support with this beautiful Sodalite and Indalo bracelet and perhaps help them feel more happy and content.
Sodalite and Indalo for wellness
  • 20) Our final recommendation is one of common observation: Symbols of protection have been used to promise wellness and good health for centuries – from those of the Native Indian tribes of North America to the Ancient Greeks; from the Middle Eastern and Egyptian priests to the revered healers of Europe: And, over the years, many of these symbols have evolved into wellness symbols which are said to have powers to help heal sick people. But one mustn’t forget the so-called Placebo Effect which has a strong influence on wellness. However, isn’t the Placebo Effect just another manifestation of the principle of faith upon which these wellness symbols rely . . whatever religion or spiritual beliefs someone may have?

SEE examples of Gifts to wish Good Health and Wellness in our SHOP

Have faith to live healthier, longer and better?

Christian shell symbol gives faith in health

30 gifts for people who want to live healthier – based on Christian beliefs for health protection and healing

Health protection gifts are big business at the moment because of the global health crisis. So, can good health be enhanced simply by having more faith in one’s beliefs? SEE our SHOP for Christian health gifts, Christian symbols for healing, and Christian symbols for health and wellbeing . . all based on various talismans and amulets for healing and protection . . as well as charms to wish good luck with respect to the role that luck might play in good health.

Have faith to live healthier and longer

Is good health just a matter of good health practices?

Or: Is good health a matter of faith too? And: What part does good fortune play in all of this?

In other words, is good health a matter of good health practices, AND faith, with a measure of good luck thrown in too?

Christian health gifts?

The power of the mind to influence the body is well-known and, in particular, many Christians believe that God can heal sick people through the power of the Holy Spirit: (This is also sometimes called supernatural healing, divine healing, or miracle healing, among other things.) But, in all cases, an element of Faith is involved.

Christian symbol for healing health and wellbeing

NCBI, the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (which advances health by providing access to medical information online), notes that: Faith healing is a method of treating illnesses through the exercise of faith rather than (or, in addition to) medical methods.

Strong scientific evidence suggests that individuals who regularly participate in spiritual worship (or related activities) and who feel strongly that spirituality (or the presence of a higher being such as God) are sources of strength and comfort are, in general, healthier people: They possess greater healing capabilities than those who don’t believe in such things. NCBI goes on to say that it is critical that physicians and health care providers listen to all aspects of their patients’ lives because it can affect the decision-making process.

Christian symbols for health?

Religious convictions may affect not only health care, but healthcare decision-making too, and NCBI concludes that spirituality may be important in patient health and coping. An example of this is prayer, which many believe can improve health outcomes. In fact, more than three quarters of Americans believe that prayer can help to heal people. In a survey, a similar number of doctors said that they too believed in miraculous healings.

Health protection with faith

Christian symbols for healing?

So, how exactly do we use this information to help achieve better health protection . . especially in this topsy-turvy world of the 21st Century with its global pandemics and the like? And what role does luck or mere chance play in health?

Some Christian symbols of protection

When someone becomes ill they start to look around for reasons as to why this misfortune has occurred. Some may feel that their Gods are against them; others may think that it is simply bad luck – and that fate has dealt them a bad blow.

Bad health is bad luck?

Has bad luck really played a part in their misfortune?

Christian symbols of protection?

Nobody knows for sure, but there are many who feel that a religious or lucky charm of some description could help them avoid the bad things in life . . whether that be in health matters, financial circumstances, their love life, success, or indeed in life in general, and many so-called lucky charms are based on symbols of protection (particularly those from Asia and the Far East), or on religious beliefs such as in the Christian faith.

If the truth be known, it is probably both faith AND luck that are relevant.

Guardian angel ceramic luck token
A Guardian Angel to watch over those who are dear to you, with the added benefit of passing on your good luck wishes

Jewellery with meaning:

We have curated a selection of gifts in our SHOP that might be suitable as a gift for health protection, particularly for people with spiritual beliefs (and especially those of the Christian faith) and some others from the point of view of Good Luck (since good luck can sometimes play a role in the sphere of health too:

Camino shell bead on cork
Camino de Santiago bracelet – scallop shell bead on cork

Gifts for health protection?

Angels are thought to be spiritual beings who interact with people on earth at God’s direction. The word “Angel” comes from the Greek ‘Angelos’ meaning “messenger.” They are said to watch over us and protect us from harm.

Guardian Angel charm necklace
Angel charm necklace – little guardian angel, with scallop shell
Guardian Angel spiritual necklace
Guardian Angel spiritual necklace ~ for protection and guidance

Do Christian beliefs bolster good health? Many believe just so

Saint Christopher bracelet
St Christopher bracelet
St James cross cufflinks to stay safe
St James cross cufflinks ~ Stay Safe and Healthy!
Cross of FAITH ring
Cross of Faith ring – gift for strength of purpose
sAfe Jewellery with Travellers Cross
Travellers Cross bracelet to keep someone safe

Christian symbols for health and wellbeing

Cross of St James necklace red
Cross of St James necklace in silver and red: A gift of faith to treasure for a lifetime, and encourage good health along life’s Camino
Christian Cross ring for faith and support
Christian Cross ring – gift for faith, encouragement and support
Protection shield cross for safekeeping
Protection shield and cross dog tag for safekeeping – a gift of faith to say “Stay Healthy”

Other Christian symbols for healing and health protection

Scallop shell jewellery is worn as a symbol of faith, and the use of the scallop shell as a means of protection (or as a protective charm) dates back to the Middle Ages: It is the traditional emblem of St. James (James the Greater (one of the Twelve Apostles) and the patron saint of Spain and Portugal). Symbolically, the scallop shell is believed to signify the rebirth of a person, their resurrection, and the overcoming of problems.

Camino scallop shell earrings to wish safekeeping
Scallop shell earrings – a gift for hope – for a woman, young lady or teenage girl
Scallop shell cross necklace to stay safe
Scallop shell and cross necklace – A unique piece of jewellery as a gift of faith
Camino jewellery safe travel bracelet
Do you want to encourage and support your friends or loved-ones as they walk life’s camino and face its challenges?
Camino shell ring with moonstone
A gift to wish someone well
Santiago scallop shell earrings for hope
Santiago scallop shell earrings ~ for hope
Camino de Santiago bracelet - leather
Elegant jewellery for life’s Camino

Other symbolic gifts to wish good health

The anchor is a Christian symbol for hope and steadfastness. The source for this symbol is said to be Hebrews 6:19: “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” Anchors are found in many inscriptions in the catacombs of Rome and they were also carved on old Christian gems.

Anchor earrings with butterfly
Anchor earrings with butterfly

And Butterflies? Because the butterfly metamorphoses from a lowly caterpillar to a chrysalis and finally into a beautiful butterfly, it has a strong resurrection significance – a sign of New Beginnings . . a New Start.

Pearl and butterfly necklace
A gift to celebrate a change in life, starting something new

Although it is widely believed that the meaning of clovers pre-dates Christianity – going back to a time when clovers were used as Celtic charms, the lucky clover has Christian significance too – especially in Ireland. The Celts once extended across Ireland and into much of Western Europe and the Celtic priests, the Druids, considered them a sign of good luck, allegedly protecting against evil spirits and warding off misfortune and ill-health. In Irish Christian tradition, the Shamrock (or 3-leaf clover) represents the Holy Trinity: One leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit. When a Shamrock has a fourth leaf, it represents God’s Grace, and so encapsulates everything that a person could want.

Circle of light clover necklace
Clover necklace – An enchanted gift to wish someone good luck especially for “New Beginnings”
Clover earrings for protection and safekeeping
Lucky four leaf clover stud earrings ~ rose gold, for protection and safekeeping
Lucky horseshoe cufflinks for protection
St Dunstan is said to have thwarted the Devil with a Horseshoe making it the perfect gift to wish good luck and protection from harm
Indalo cufflinks for luck and protection
Indalo (Indal Eccius – messenger of God) – for luck and protection and to pass on wishes of safekeeping

But overall, few symbols exist that are as widely recognised or hold as much meaning as the Cross. It is used worldwide to symbolise Christianity – and Faith in positive outcomes.

Christian cross dog tag for safekeeping
Christian Cross dog tag for safekeeping and health
Saint James cross Camino earrings
Saint James cross Camino earrings – a unique gift to urge care and safety
Cross necklace to say Take Care - with love
Cross necklace to say Take Care – a gift of faith, sent with love
sAfe Jewellery Shield cufflinks
Safe jewellery – Shield cufflinks
Camino St James cross earrings
St James cross earrings – a unique gift to urge care and safety
Cross necklace gift of faith
. . a delightful gift of faith

And love? Possibly the greatest healer of all!

Angel wings heart necklace for protection
Send this Guardian Angel to watch over your friends and loved-ones – gifted with love
Gifts with meaning

Jewellery gifts with meaning . . that’ll be us!

GIFTS for people who MISS TRAVELLING or planning Camino trip

People miss travelling

Here are 15 gifts for people who hope to travel, especially someone planning a Camino trip or other journey they want to go on

Do you want to travel on a trip, adventure or holiday? Are you (or people you know) stuck at home and missing travelling?

See our SHOP for a selection of travel gifts to keep the dream alive and inspire someone’s next journey, or to find a gift for someone planning a Camino trip, or for people who miss travelling in general.

Bracelet gifts for people who love travel

Travelling has become difficult, if not impossible for many people. So we have selected some gifts for someone who wants to travel – but can’t. Because they are unable to take a trip, travel lovers might appreciate a small present to help ease their travel withdrawal symptoms and give them faith that their adventure or journey could still occur . . a small gift to help them achieve their travel goals. This could be spiritual or religious jewellery, for example, or simply a little present to express what you feel and to wish them safe travels in the future.

Travel gifts are particularly poignant at the moment – especially for people who yearn to do the Camino de Santiago in Spain but have been restrained by all the international lockdown restrictions that have made their dream journey fade away.

Without doubt, traveling will be a bit different (or non-existent) for the foreseeable future because of the pandemic but that doesn’t mean that you or your friends / loved-ones should lose sight of dreams and the travel wanderlust.

Gifts for travelers stuck at home: Wish them luck!

We have selected 15 of the best gifts for people who miss travelling and yet still hope to travel in the future (soon!) even though they are unable to travel at the moment. Wish them luck! so they can maintain their hopes of travelling – along with a little travel memento to help ease their travel withdrawal symptoms:

If you haven’t travelled anywhere at all this year, you will obviously be missing the joy and adventure of travel. But it seems that all we can do is reminisce about memorable trips of the past and continue to make plans for future travel if (and when) we are allowed 😉

Camino inspired gifts for fans of Camino

A little travel gift, if carefully chosen, can pass on your message of condolences for lack of travel – as well as hope to a friend or loved-one for future journeys and adventures. Here are a few Camino gifts for fans of El Camino . . The Way of Saint James:

Gifts for people who miss travelling

Whilst gifting someone something that they can use on their next getaway might be a bit brash at the moment, we recommend sending them something that reminds them of a trip from the past, and which will give them the confidence to believe it will happen again. For example:

Vaccinations / certificates / passports

So you can see that, for a friend or family member who is missing their travel injection to cure their travel bug, we have assembled a range of gifts that are aimed at perpetuating the travel dream for those people who miss travelling:

Finally however, it should be noted that in present times, a Vaccine Certificate might be the best gift of all – but sadly, we don’t sell those 😉

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT ideas for CHRISTIANS

Valentines Day gift for a Christian

Is it possible to have Christian Valentine’s Gifts, that is, Valentines Day gifts – for a Christian?

We think so, and in our SHOP we have a few VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS of jewellery combining themes of both Love and Christianity – in particular, Crosses with Hearts, but also Love-Lock-Key jewellery, Friendship jewellery, etc. as well as the ‘Love’ or ‘Romance’ gemstones of Garnet, Rose Quartz, Jade and Moonstone combined with a Christian symbol. Any of these can given as a Valentine’s present that has Christian overtones or significance.

Christain Valentines gift

But don’t some Christians believe that Valentines Day is a ‘pagan’ festival?

It is true that, whilst the origin of Valentine’s Day has ‘connections’ to Christianity, there are those that say that it actually originated in the Roman festival of Lupercalia. This was a fertility festival around February that honoured the Roman gods of Juno (goddess of marriage and women), Pan (god of nature), as well as Faunus, Romulus, and Remus. Others say that Valentine was a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, who was executed for preaching the love of God.

But the essence of Christianity is said to be Love and the doctrine of Saint Valentine was to embrace love, to show love and to preach love. Hatred was to be discouraged. And for this reason alone (if any reason is actually needed), St Valentine’s Day can be celebrated as a time to show our love (usually for someone in a romantic way) or even rekindle it.

So, despite the fact that a few Christians think that Saint Valentine is to be shunned, many, many more think that the expression of love is more important and, by combining love and Christian symbols in our jewellery, we are able to offer Valentine’s Day Gifts for Christians.

See some Christian VALENTINES DAY GIFT IDEAS in our SHOP

If you really appreciate someone who happens to be of the Christian faith, why not let them know – with one of our inspirational gifts for Valentine’s Day

Around this time of year we see that “love is in the air”, hearts are everywhere (mostly red – although heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are very popular), and flowers are ordered for those with more romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas. People also have a bit of fun with their Valentines Day presents.

But many of these things, particularly flowers and chocolates, don’t last that long. So why not consider something a bit more persistent, enduring and lasting . . like Valentine Jewellery – meaningful jewellery for girlfriends, boyfriends, sweethearts, husbands, wives . . and friends.

But kind words are important too, and so we have made it possible for customers to add a personal message to each of our gifts, which we then print on one of our gift cards.

Gem Stones for luck in love?

Something else that might be of interest: We are the Good Luck Gift shop – so why not take a look in our store for a gift that might actually help you get lucky in love yourself! For example, some gemstones are said to actually attract love! In particular, Garnet, Rose Quartz and Jade are very popular. And it is also said that if you place a Moonstone under your pillow at night, you will dream of your loved-one!

A Christian prayer for Saint Valentine’s Day goes something like this:

“God bless you on this special day, God keep you in His care, and may His blessing and His love go with you everywhere”

And in the Bible (Corinthians), it mentions Faith, Hope and Love – saying that the greatest of these is Love. So let’s commemorate love on Saint Valentine Day and remember that, as the saying goes: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

In popular culture, the heart signifies love: And we have quite a lot of HEART JEWELLERY in our Store

The heart is symbolic of our spiritual and emotional core because the heart is thought to be the seat of the human soul: A piece of heart jewellery depicts love, as well as commitment, passion and longing.

Another example of Saint Valentine’s jewellery isthe so-called lock and key jewellery, or the love lock necklace – whereby a lock and key is combined into a charm and used to signify a secured (and sometimes, secret) love connection: One half of the lock-and-key set is kept by each partner to maintain a feeling of connection – even when both partners are (or have to be) physically apart. Heart, lock and key jewellery is very powerful symbolically: Give a friend or loved-one a piece of lock and key jewellery, and it means you are gifting them a piece of your fidelity. In this way, you wish (and hopefully, will get) the key to their heart in return. Indeed, a key gifted to a loved-one is said to signify that you are actually holding the key to their heart.

And what about love jewellery in general? Do love charms actually work?

Love charms can be traced back to the ancient world of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Common Anglo Saxon love charms included rings, flowers (such as red roses, and lilies), a lock of hair – especially when braided into a circle and kept in locket; dove feathers . . and love jewellery.

Wearing a piece of love jewellery is said to make someone feel more desirable – at least in their own mind. Many women in Ancient Greece used love jewellery as well as spells as a form of therapy. Regardless of whether the spells actually worked, it made them feel more comfortable and it made them feel as if they had some control over their lives.

We hope that our Love Jewellery works in the same way, not only as the ideal gift, but also as something for yourself . . to perhaps help you to find true love with the special person or friend in your life. Our pieces of love jewellery worn in a noticeable manner, may well work in this respect. They are objects that represent a desired change or outcome, and the charm focuses the mind to help you get what you want.

We stock a great deal of Concha Shell jewellery too: The concha shell has a long association with love.

Indeed, the principal symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, is the shell. Over thousands of years, gods and goddesses from different cultures have displayed concha shells as symbols of romance and love.

But whatever your beliefs, Saint Valentine is still the the patron saint of love and, every year on 14th February, people celebrate this day by sending gifts of love and affection to partners and friends.

HEALTH BANDS give the GIFT of GOOD HEALTH this Xmas

Health band bracelets for good health

Announcing our Health Band bracelets

Good health is a gift to be treasured, and individually we are responsible for maintaining (or improving) our wellness. But can we gift good health to someone else? We think that a Health Band bracelet could help.

Good health bracelets

SEE Health Band bracelets and other GIFTS to WISH SOMEONE GOOD HEALTH in our SHOP

When we talk about “health” most people think about the physical nature of health including diet, exercise and fitness, as well as the environment, pollution, getting sufficient rest, avoiding infectious diseases, bacteria, viruses and so on. But there are many other factors that can influence our health and well-being, not least having good finances and social relationships, career satisfaction, belonging to a ‘community’ and having a sense of purpose in life.

Indeed, it was Dr. Bob Cutillo who helped us to cultivate a more spiritual, even religious, understanding of our health and how it relates to faith and belief. In various articles and appearances, he encouraged us to seek a wiser pursuit of health than pure physical well-being and medicine; (he’s a medical doctor so he should know!) In his book Pursuing Health In An Anxious Age, he notes that there is a thin line between medicine, wellness and faith. In particular, he reminds us that we are not necessarily in as much control of our health as we’d like to believe. Accordingly, he comes up with the idea that health is really a gift – and not something we ‘own’ as a possession to control and protect, but rather, a gift which is given to us afresh every day.

Gift of good health

So how can we nurture and protect this good health gift . . and perhaps pass it on to friends and loved-ones, especially during these difficult times in 2020, with lockdowns, quarantines and sheltering in place?

As mentioned above, we can of course do all the physical things. We can also also try to take care of our finances, our relationships and our career, whilst cultivating our ‘community’ and establishing a sense of purpose in life – which is more about our emotional wellness. After all, it is often said that how we think affects how we feel, and a big part of that is being positive. Thinking about the things we appreciate and the successes that we’ve had, can help fend off negative thoughts, which can lead to better emotional health.

Jewellery / Bracelets to wish good health

This is where our Gifts for Good Health can come in (in particular our Health Band bracelets): For the time being, forget about all the diet plans, the wholefoods, the vitamins and the medicines, the vaccines, the ‘alternative’ therapies . . even the fitness programmes too. If you want to give someone a lasting gift for good health, try appealing to their emotions: Try giving them a gift that strikes a chord in their consciousness and so REMINDS them to live healthily every day: This truly can be a gift for life: Each day, they can wake up, see their Gift for Good Health (such as one of our health bracelets) and think: “Oooh, I must remember to do X,Y,Z today and keep on top of my health”. The ins-and-outs of how they actually do this can come later (and anyway, it will largely depend on the individual person and their specific circumstances as to how they can (or will) achieve their good health goals). But the important moment has occurred and they have actually started to think about their gift of good health – and how to look after it 🙂

Our simple little Health Band bracelets make a great gift to wish someone good health.

So what exactly is a Health Bracelet?

Bracelets have lots of symbolic meanings and uses but our Health Band bracelets are specifically aimed at the concept of good health. In this respect, each one ships with an inspirational information card entitled “Be Healthy” and thus fulfils its primary task of being a Good Health bracelet . . . that is, when worn on the wrist, it becomes a constant reminder of good health aims / goals and desires – a subtle prod to the subconscious throughout the day to say “Be Healthy today!” making a great gift to pass on good health wishes. The Health Bracelet is nothing inherently healthy in itself – it doesn’t make you more healthy per se . . it is simply a reminder to adhere to the principles of a healthy lifestyle where possible.

Health Bands

So our Health Bands are decorative bracelets which can be given as a symbol of good health wishes. We sell various styles and patterns, but many are handmade of nylon or cotton thread using a type of macrame knotting that can be traced back more than 2000 years to Tibet in 500 BC. In some ways they resemble a friendship bracelet (although most of ours are waxed and knotted nylon and so are much tougher and stronger). Consequently, although they can feel a bit hard to begin with when first put on, they are very tough and just fine in a bath or shower, etc. and will not easily be damaged by seawater.

An ideal gift to wish someone good health

All our Health Bands are unisex which means they can be worn by both males or females, being popular as much amongst young teenagers as well as with the older generation. So they make an ideal gift to tell your wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend, mother, father, son, daughter, loved-one, or simply a friend or work colleague, just how much they mean to you . . in particular, with regard to their health. This is a present with real meaning.

Xmas present with meaning

These Health Bands are especially poignant at this moment of global health crisis as we lead up to Christmas: Our Health Band bracelets can remind us and our friends to take extra care with respect to being healthy. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as “complete physical, mental, and social well-being – and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. So good health does not come easily – it demands work, patience and sacrifice. With a little Health Band bracelet, it is hoped that the recipient will be REMINDED of their own good health goals, and encouraged to find moments to be blessed with the things that make them happy and well every day. A Chinese proverb says: “With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” So it is important to slow down, breath in the freshness and to de-stress. This would be a great message to pass on this Christmas.

Of course, staying healthy physically helps you to stay healthy emotionally too. If you’re eating good food and keeping fit, your body will be strong and help you to fight illness and cope with stress. Which, once again, is where our Health Bands come in: As a gentle REMINDER to act healthily each day.

Everyone has stress but it is how we react to it that matters, and the most unhelpful thing we can do is to turn to something un-healthy to try and cope (such as smoking or drinking). So perhaps our little Health Bracelets could help in this respect too – by enabling us to take control, and further encouraging us (and our friends and loved-ones) to invoke good health practices, aspirations and goals.

SEE Health Bracelets in our SHOP – an ideal GIFT TO WISH GOOD HEALTH :

It has been reported that some people feel stronger and healthier wearing one of our health bracelets . . and although this is probably a placebo effect, it is undoubtedly true that there is power in a thought made positive by a symbol such as this – being a constant reminder of purpose and desires. In other words, our Health Band is not a “good health” thing per se, it merely expresses a DESIRE to be healthy – a “representation” of good health practices and concepts, and a REMINDER to live healthily every day.

Be Healthy - gift to wish good health

The best gift you can give a friend or loved-one who is trying to be healthier is encouragement – and our new Health Bands are intended to do just that: They would make a great “Gift of Health” to give this Christmas, when we are all so conscious of our general wellness.