Best Uplifting Gift Ideas 2018

Each of us have times in our lives when we find that we need to give someone an uplifting gift. The reasons can be varied but the purpose is the same. We feel a need to raise a person’s spirit in some way. They may have just lost a loved one or they may be trying to cope with an illness themselves. It could be that they are not suffering from a breaking heart but are beginning on a journey to become the best person that they can be and you want to encourage them and lift them up in their new spiritual path. So, if you are looking for some uplifting gift ideas to help someone who needs some inspiration, to help them heal physically or emotionally; I have a few suggestions that might work for you.

Giggles and Goodies To Cheer You – Uplifting Gift Basket by Gift Basket Village

A gift basket is often times a really good choice for a gift for all types of situations including when we want to lift the spirits of a family member, friend or co-worker. I particularly like this one because it can fit for just about any reason that the person you are giving it to needs something to lighten their spirits. There are some different types of cookies that are included in the basket along with some other edible treats. A book is included that offers good clean and humorous content with cartoons, bloopers from church bulletins, funny signs and other things that can give them a few moments of merriment.

Arms Full of Love: Inspiring True Stories that Celebrate the Gift of Family

Giving a book that they can read a little at a time, perhaps on the days that they are feeling the least happy is a nice idea. Family can be the most important part of healing a hurt or giving encouragement and this book shares real stories from people who have contacted a popular radio host with the message of heartache and healing from their own families. These families can be from the biological kind to the blended kind and even from the people that you love so much that they are like a family. There are uplifting messages to fit just about any situation.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Sometimes it is not about helping one to heal from a heartache or the loss of someone they love but it is more about inspiring them to either begin or continue on their own spiritual journey. Whether they are just beginning or are trying to get back on track, they can use some help in taking those next steps. They might be trying to have a stronger faith in a religious journey or they may just trying to be a stronger happier person. Either way, it is important that they realize that none of us are perfect and that accepting ourselves for who we are is the first and most important step in growing spiritually.

Quotes Gift Ideas for Xmas

Uplifting Jewelry, candles, calendars and more

Who doesn’t love spiritual quotes? These are some ways to turn spiritual inspiration into a great spiritual gift.
I think these bracelets, posters, silver hangers, candles, plaques, books and frames are adorable, cute and inspiring. I hope you do too.

Tree-Free Greetings: Look Deep by Joanne Fink Ceramic Mug with Full-Sized Handle, 15-Ounce

Our uplifting gift does not have to be expensive and it can even be functional like a coffee mug that has an inspirational message on it. As they sit to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or other warm beverage they can read the message and think of kindness and love that you showed by reaching out with a small gift to raise their spirits. It can be there for them when you can not.

Inspirational Plaque “Life Is Not Measured”

A plaque with an inspirational message is another gift idea for uplifting someone’s outlook on life. This one has the look of being carved on stone. It can be displayed on a table or hang on a wall. It measures just short of 8 inches square so it won’t take up much room no matter where they decide to place it. I like the message of hope that it gives that encourage one to look for those special moments that happen in our lives that touch our souls to the very core. Sometimes we only need to be reminded to look for them.

Quotes on the Beauty of Aging

Gathered from 2500 years of wisdom: quotes about how aging is an inevitable part of life. Illustrated by a not so young artist who lived to 87. For people who feel down about growing old. Help them get inspired again.

One Mountain, Many Paths

A collection of inspiring quotes from diverse spiritual traditions that can do for us what they did for the author / editor – evoke an appreciation for diversity, provide counsel that creates a longing for unity, instill peace within us personally, and inspire us to work for peace globally.

Bangle Style Bracelet

Cute and beautiful silver bracelet

Inscribed with Psalm 23:4: “I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. I Will Fear No Evil, For You Are With Me. Your Rod and Your Staff, They Comfort Me”. Silver Tone Metal bracelet inscribed with Bible Verse from Psalms.

Inspiring candle with life quote

Candle with the words: “Dance as though no one is watching you, Love as though you have never been hurt before, Sing as though no one can hear you, Live as though heaven is on earth” Anonymous

Mother Teresa Anyway Quote

Mother Teresa Anyway Quote (from Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World by Kent M. Keith):

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies, succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you, be honest anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous, be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow, do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough, give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

(see also my reflections on this text)


Many people have gone further than they imagined they could because somebody else thought they could.



All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder. Never stop climbing.

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