We asked 8 experts “What are the best Feng Shui gifts?”
Below are their top recommendations.
A great Feng Shui gift to enhance our financial abundance and stability is a Lucky Bamboo plant or a money tree. Either of these gifts may be placed in the Wealth sector (extra abundance) or Family sector (having our basic needs met) of the home.
According to the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist school of Feng Shui, these sectors are found in the back left and middle left of the home when looking into the house from the front door. The wood element is reflected in both of these sectors so bringing in a wood cure uplifts our abundance and prosperity! Bamboo also lives in water, which is another great elemental cure for both of these sectors as water feeds wood on a constructive cycle in the five elements.
If a friend is experiencing difficulty with a neighbor or feels like their house is in line with some negative chi, they may hang a convex Bagua Mirror to deflect that negative chi.
There are many options on Amazon. Find one you like, and make sure it holds a convex shaped mirror in the middle. That’s the kind of mirror that protrudes out like a pregnant belly. The symbols on the frame of the mirror reflect the perfectly balanced Universe of energy.
You hang this mirror outside and above your front door with the three solid lines at the top. These three solid lines represent heaven. The three broken lines will be at the bottom, which represent earth. In the mirror is our plane of existence, so we exist between heaven and earth. While Bagua Mirrors deflect negative energy, you want to place the mirror with the intention that you “Live in harmony with the universe around you.”
Never push negative energy back at someone, like a neighbor, because more will come back to you. This cure is only be used outside – never inside; the energy is too powerful and may harm the inhabitants of the home.
Another sweet gift could be a ceiling fan pull chain with a crystal.
Ceiling fans are an absolute necessity, especially in hot and muggy climates. But as the blades of the fan swirl around above your head, they can cut your energy, depleting you from your life source energy. Especially from a fan over the bed when we are most vulnerable or susceptible.
Crystals in Feng Shui represent the sun, so when you place a crystal between the blades of the fan and your body, the nourishing, life source energy of the sun will protect and feed your chi so that you remain healthy and vibrant. Especially while sleeping (and playing in bed.)
PS. Two things NOT to gift a friend: a set of knives, because you don’t want to sever the friendship. Nor a bonsai. While beautiful, it’s stunted growth can cause stunted growth in your friend’s life.
For the feng shui enthusiast who believes we are largely responsible for our own good fortune, I suggest the hilarious and uplifting novel Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale by Pam Ferderbar.
The book is fast-paced, full of laughs and…optimism, which to my way of thinking is what feng shui is really about; creating scenarios and circumstances that bring us happiness and good fortune.
If readers are interested in a personalized, signed hardcover first edition copy of the book along with a feng shui kit created by the author, they can order directly from her at pamferderbar.com. The cost of this special package is $40 plus shipping.
The Laughing Buddha represents the element of Wood. There are few feng shui cures as popular – and as universal in their application – as the Laughing Buddha.
The symbol of Laughing Buddha is considered to bring auspicious energy, wealth, and joyful blessings anywhere it is placed.
Why is the Buddha laughing? Aren’t Buddhas supposed to be serene and peacefully looking within? Nope. The Laughing Buddha Feng Shui symbol is based on the story of a Buddhist monk who lived in 10th century China. He was a bit too eccentric for a monk, but his heart was loving and open, and in time he came to be loved by many. He added the energy of light-heartedness, joy, and laughter to everyday life.
Clutter is not feng shui’s friend and this book is one I recommend to all my clients. The Kon-Mari system allows you to release clutter and keep your space clutter free. I also wrote a blog about this: Clear Clutter Once and For All!
Energetically clearing your space is vitally important in feng shui. Sage bundles are great for this purpose, however, these white sage incense sticks are quicker and easier to use with less mess. You can use these to clear your physical body or other objects as well (hint if your computer or phone is acting up – sage it!)
Crystals are used in feng shui for many purposes. They can deflect arrow or door energy, balance the up and down energy of a split level stairway or honor the space. I recommend hanging a large (40-50mm) round crystal in the center of your home to balance and honor the space. The lead within these crystals also has s balancing property. Meditating under a crystal-like this can be very powerful too.
Wind chimes are a wonderful addition to the front porch of any home to welcome positive chi. Our front door is where most of the energy enters our home and wind chimes will help direct the chi to your front door. The metal enhances the spiritual quality of our entry as well.
Why is this a good gift idea?
As a global society, we are so disconnected from the natural world, which contributes to much of our stress. I have discovered a path to help us reconnect through the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. By integrating these materials and symbols in our homes we can help heal our stress and create more peace in our lives.
“Creating Luminous Spaces is a refreshing new view of ancient ways to enhance your life. Once you understand that by nature you are nature, the world is your playground. Who doesn’t want that?” Karen Rauch Carter, Best-selling author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life
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I LOVE a soup pot because it suggests nourishment, comfort, and company. It caters well to hospitality always and in all ways – it pulls us into the kitchen to stoke our moneymaker (the oven!). If you’re going to put a pot delish on, invite a few friends to break bread with you and you’ll stir up good vibes in your space. It’s gift-win-win!
A spot of warm is always a favorite, so consider a teapot. And when I say it is the gift that keeps on giving, hear this: moving water represents prosperity, so when you put water on to boil, you’re speaking the language of abundance. Holla at the dollah!
A water pitcher is both utilitarian and an act of self-expression. Whether used as a vase for fresh blooms; a utensil holder; or a water carafe during meals, it is an unfussy way to instill beauty – a scrumptious life force – in a home. It really is such an unexpected gift! My suggestion? Bring it filled with greenery + a pop of color, and it becomes 2 gifts in 1, smartie!
And for someone wanting a little Shui magic in her life (wink, wink), my simple Shui workbooks…naturally!
I recommend placing a wind chime near your front door. This will act as a filter for your home and clean out any unwanted energies from entering into your personal space. I like to give Woodstock wind chimes because of the high quality and beautiful tones that they emit. This is the perfect gift to give to ensure that positive and beneficial energy will surround the entrance of your home.
A heart-shaped rose quartz gemstone is one of “The Best Feng Shui Gifts” you can give someone. Rose Quartz is perfect for healing one’s heart and attracting one’s twin flame. Placed on either side of the bed rose quartz inspires romance and strong heart-centered communication.
Rose Quartz is an exceptional gift for someone who is healing from a broken heart, desires to be in a relationship, or feels the need to deepen the connection with their partner.
A heart-shaped selenite crystal is another of “The Best Feng Shui Gifts” to give someone.
A heart-shaped selenite gemstone placed in the center of any room clears the space while bringing balance and harmony to the home. This gemstone is thought to be exceptional at neutralizing harmful electromagnetic frequencies. Selenite is excellent at clearing the auric field while balancing the chakras. It’s a must have for any body, soul, spirit and home.
Although these are not specifically related to Feng Shui (which is about the environment and not the objects in your home) I believe that anyway you can bring good vibes into your space resulting in a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life – go for it!
For good health and to create a yummy atmosphere I love DoTerra Oils (there are other brands but I like DoTerra for their purity.)
Rub aromatherapy oils on your pulse points or place them in a diffuser. My favorites are Frankincense (spiritual), Lavender (relaxing), and Juniper Berry (awaken spiritual awareness.)
My supermodel client Miranda Kerr turned me onto Nippon Kodo Green Tea stick incense and they smell yummy. Lighting incense sends prayers and wishes to heaven faster. Plus incense smoke reminds me of my spiritual excursion chasing Feng Shui Meridian spots throughout Taiwan.
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