There’s no better feeling than the one you get when you give someone a gift and their face lights up. And if you’re keen to give a spiritual friend something really special, a crystal could be just the thing you’re looking for.
Rather than picking the first pretty crystal you spot, your gift will be more meaningful if you take time to carefully select one with the recipient in mind. No idea where to start? Here’s our guide to choosing a crystal for someone else:
Think about how you can improve your loved one’s life
The number one question to ask yourself when looking for the perfect stone for someone else is: “Which crystal will improve their life?” Have a think about what’s going on in your loved one’s life and delve into the ways their world could be improved.
If they’re suffering from heartbreak, a rose quartz or chrysoprase could work wonders.
If they’re hoping to progress their career, a sodalite, hematite or green aventurine could give them the confidence and strength to achieve success.
If they’re getting married, having a baby or moving house, take a look at our guide to choosing a crystal for life’s big milestones.
Tap into your intuition
Sometimes, logic can go straight out the window and rather than listening to the sensible and pragmatic side of our brain, we can tune into our intuition and let it guide us. If you’re looking at crystals as a gift, you may see one that jumps out at you. No matter how logical you try to be, sometimes your intuition screams out and tries to take you down a different route. Pay attention to this powerful force.
Question how the crystal will fit into their life
When choosing a crystal, think about where your loved one will keep it and consider whether this location will tie in well with the stone’s qualities. For example, will the recipient want to display it in their home? Will they want to keep it in their pocket? Will they be happy hiding it under their pillow?
Consider the crystal’s appearance
Of course, a crystal’s powers is its most important quality, but when buying a crystal as a gift, it’s wise to think about its appearance too. Don’t be afraid to be superficial and consider the aesthetics of a crystal before covering it in gift wrap. After all, when your loved one unwraps their gift, you want them to be overwhelmed with the crystal’s beauty and proud to show it off.