Gift intentionally this season by choosing the right gift for your loved ones personality and enneagram type with this holiday gift guide!
I’ve become obsessed with the enneagram these past few years—it’s been such an incredible resource to understand why I do things the way I do, how I relate to others and has helped me graciously understand and collaborate with others different than me. Sometimes I laugh when a friend tells me something or when I do something that is so directly related to my enneagram type (I’m a type 1, helloooooo being super hard on myself)!
I thought it would be fun to do a different sort of gift guide this holiday season—you know I am all about intentional gifting and quality over quantity, so choosing gifts that the receiver will really appreciate can help you be more intentional!
Please note: Choosing ethical + sustainable brands is a priority for me when possible, which you will see reflected in this gift guide!
If you want to learn more about the enneagram, my favorite resource is Nine Types Co!
What’s your enneagram type? Hope this enneagram gift guide serves you well this season!
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Type 1: the perfectionist
Type 1s are diligent workers and often their own harshest critics—they will appreciate ethical, sustainable gifts that promote rest and intentional time.
What they need: quiet time, exercise, self care, focusing on what really matters, deep meaningful conversations, organization
Gift Ideas: Cloth & Paper sticky notes, Ink + Volt priority pad, Primally Pure soothing face mask with CBD, Dyson cordless vacuum (sounds like a crazy gift but coming from a type 1 its worth it!), Outdoor Voices workout apparel, Goop Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub, Val Marie paper prayer journal
Type 2: the helper
Type 2s are warm, relational and compassionate and motivated by feeling needed and loved—they will appreciate gifts for creating a cozy, home atmosphere and gifts that promote quality time.
What they need: being told they are loved, appreciated and needed, quality time, cozy moments at home
Gift Ideas: Simply Living Well, Artifact Uprising photo album, Eat Beautiful cookbook, Made by Mary Personalized Disk Necklace, Maya Brenner Initial Necklace (what I wear daily!), Brooklyn Studio candles, Ceramic Salt Well, Farmhouse Pottery heart ceramic dishes, All Bright Vitamin C Serum
Type 3: the achiever
Type 3s like to be being productive and are success oriented—they will appreciate gifts that help them achieve their goals while at the same time promoting organization and much needed rest.
What they need: checking things off their list, activities or moments that force rest and relaxation, anything that helps them organize their space or mind, self care
Gift Ideas: productivity books, The Home Edit, Gua Sha stone, CBD infused bath bombs (FLOURISH for 15% off), Golden Coil customizable planner, Sweet Laurel coffee (fair trade), Leather Tech + Laptop Case, All American Paleo Table, Half Baked Harvest: Super Simple, Rosewood Lipstick (type 3s want to look good and this is the best lip color ever!), detox salt bath soak
Type 4: the individualist
Type 4s are imaginative, deep and emotional—they will appreciate gifts that help them experience the fullness of the world and are unique.
What they need: to use their hands and minds to create, authentic and unique gifts, moments that make them feel special
Gift Ideas: All Along You Were Blooming, personalized book stamp, pink lemon tree, handmade ceramic salt bowl, monogramed leather vanity case, Palo Santo aromatherapy oil, handmade clay earrings (LOVE these!), Raven and Lily pink opal hoop earrings (sustainable too!), Wake Up Your Imagination: creative journal
Type 5: the observer
Type 5s are self reliant, careful and have an active yet sometimes quiet mind—they will appreciate gifts that encourage learning and travel or pursuing something new.
What they need: time to rest their minds, gifts that encourage adventure, journaling, painting or capturing beauty through photography, staying centered, expanding their knowledge portfolio
Gift Ideas: noise canceling headphones, Miir stainless steel water bottle (my fav!), cork yoga mat (sustainably sourced), The Bucket List, Rifle Paper maps puzzle, heated neck wrap, Ink + Volt gratitude journal,) acupressure mat
Type 6: the loyalist
Type 6s are responsible, balanced and loyal wanting to find safety and security in the world—they will appreciate gifts that encourage a bit of splurging they otherwise wound’t do.
What they need: gifts they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves, responsible ‘splurges’, home or self care goodies
Gift Ideas: linen apron, ceramic essential oil diffuser, Primally Pure home collection (smells SO good), marble jewelry bowl, Organic Cotton Bathrobe (soft + fluffy too), Lake Pajamas (super soft, size up!), wool alpaca windowpane throw blanket, Beek leather mules (ethically made + SO comfy!)
Type 7: the enthusiast
Type 7s are whimsical, curious and spontaneous—they will appreciate gifts that prompt adventure but also those that help them stay focused in the present.
What they need: a day planned exploring a new place or doing something different, art supplies, the gift of travel or adventure, hiking gear, a weekend away at a cabin or boutique hotel
Gift Ideas: plants, Away luggage, solar powered light, speaker + charger, United by Blue travel backpack (recycled materials + water repellent), Monopoly (vintage bookshelf edition, it’s gorgeous!), Bloomist dried florals, hand-blown recycled glass margarita glasses, essential garden seat + toolkit, DIY sushi kit
Type 8: the challenger
Type 8s are assertive, no-nonsense and very intuitive with a sweet tender side as well—they will appreciate gifts that are ethical, promote justice in the world and focus on quality over quantity.
What they need: gifts that are intentional, quality items that will last a long time, hostess gifts, an activity that promotes quality time together, small batch or ethically made items
Gift Ideas: tortoise blue blocking glasses (made from recycled materials), All Birds shoes (sustainable too), All Bright Vitamin C serum, leather zip around wallet (sustainably sourced), ceramic candle stick holder, Our Place pan (non toxic, ethical + sustainable), cheese board stone, hand embroidered holiday cocktail napkins
Type 9: the peacemaker
Type 9s are gentle, deliberate and natural peacemakers with a strong desire of wanting to make others feel at home—they will appreciate gifts that foster a sense of peace and home as well as natural comfort.
What they need: home decor, anything cozy, something useful but beautiful, any gift that promotes a happy, peaceful moment
Gift Ideas: alpaca wool blanket, Mocha Master coffee pot (a splurge that is worth it!), pour over kettle, recycled cashmere wrap sweater, Fiddle leaf fig plant in ceramic planter, handpainted garden roses art print, Birdies velvet slipper shoes, affirmation cards, handmade ceramic bud vase, blue and white nutcracker tea towel