Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide 2014

Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide 2014

Yes my hippie, bohemian, free-spirit friends; my freaks, my gypsies, my hipsters, my counterculture darlings... the Holiday season is upon us. No matter what you celebrate, or who you celebrate it with or HOW you celebrate, the holiday season is a great time to gather with family and friends, to embrace peace and love, and to give just a little bit more to your fellow humans, animals, and Earth than you already do all year round.

This doesn't necessarily mean it is time to break the bank and rack up credit card debt though. The holidays are not a time to prove something by indulging in the obsessive consumerism that seems to have society, at least American society, within it's addictive clutches.

But that being said... it doesn't mean you have to be stingy either! Just think about how you spend your money, where it's going, who it is going to, etc. And get the idea of "more is better" out of your head. One QUALITY, well thought out gift can beat a thousand tiny crummy gifts in the battle of sentimental emotional gift giving in a heartbeat! Why? Because more is not better - it's simply MORE! Gifts with thought and love behind them are always your best bets!

So truly consider your recipients this year. What do they REALLY want and need? What would leave a lasting impact on them? (Hopefully without leaving too big of a lasting negative impact on the Earth as well, am I right??) Maybe your gift is a movie they love or a fun hippie item that makes them smile. Maybe your gift is a donation to charity in someone's name, maybe you make your own gifts, or maybe you find some amazing things made by others. Maybe you get some things online (through my blog, hopefully, so I get commission and can pay it forward!) or maybe you find something in a local store. Maybe you discover something in a window at the mall or you name a star in the sky after someone.

Whatever the gift, the point is to be thoughtful, considerate, humble, and genuine, not greedy, lustful, lazy, angry, or overly wasteful - and do not let the media, or anyone else, sway you to think otherwise. Not even me! I mean, yes, I could try to manipulate sales (because goodness knows I could use the extra money if people bought gifts through my blog) but honestly this Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide is here as a resource, NOT to shove gift items down your throat! I really love assembling these, and would do it even if I didn't make small amounts of money from it. I really believe that a gift from the heart is better than a gift bought to achieve some social standard in this consumer chaos we've created anyway.

Now that I got all THAT out of the way, we can focus on the fun part!! Being mindful about our gift recipients and finding the perfect gifts for them in my Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide; whether they be bought or made, charitable or pure luxury, hopefully I can help you figure this year out!

Be thoughtful when it comes to Holiday gifts...

Now, this year's Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide is going to be my biggest and best yet! Why? Well, for 3 reasons really.

1. I didn't do a Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide on the blog in 2013 (What!?!?! A travesty, I know...) so I feel the need to redeem myself a bit.

2. My blog is 5 years old. This is the 5th year I get to bring in the holidays with my loves online as PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian. So in honor of my anniversary, I am pumping up the Bohemian Hippie Gift Guide this year.

3. I just have so many great ideas and resources to share with you, that I HAD to make the gift guide bigger and better this year!

So please, enjoy! And if you do happen to find a perfect gift while you're here, please, feel free to leave a comment about it! Happy Holidays and Peace and Love to ALL!!

Peace and Love to ALL!! -Meagan


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DVDs / BLU RAYS (Movies, Docs, TV, Fitness, Kids):

Under the Tuscan Sun: Buy it on Amazon

                                                        The Ramen Girl: Buy it on Amazon
Moulin Rouge!: Buy it on Amazon

Dazed and Confused: Buy it on Amazon

The Birdcage: Buy it on Amazon

This is Spinal Tap: Buy it on Amazon
Cheech and Chong's, Up in Smoke (1978)
Up in Smoke: Buy it on Amazon
This is the End (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
This is the End: Buy it on Amazon
Hello, Dolly! Widescreen Edition
Hello Dolly: Buy it on Amazon
The Grand Budapest Hotel [Blu-ray]
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Buy it on Amazon
Sound City (Amaray)
Sound City: Buy it on Amazon
Fed Up
Fed Up: Buy it on Amazon
Hungry for Change
Hungry for Change: Buy it on Amazon
Weeds: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Weeds - The Complete Collection: Buy it on Amazon
Peep Show - Series 1
Peep Show - Series 1: Buy it on Amazon
Trailer Park Boys Seasons 1-7: Buy it on Amazon
Natalie Jill's REV4
Natalie Jill's Rev 4: Buy it on Amazon
Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred
Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred: Buy it on Amazon
10 Minute Solution: Pilates
10 Minute Solutions Pilates with Lara Hudson: Buy it on Amazon
Frozen (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
Frozen: Buy it on Amazon
Tangled (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Tangled: Buy it on Amazon
The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn: Buy it on Amazon
Ferngully - The Last Rainforest
FernGully - The Last Rainforest: Buy it on Amazon


Greatest Hits
Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits: Get it on Amazon
Meridian cover art
The Soil and the Sun - Meridian: Get it on their website
Tales of Lovers & Madmen cover art
Lovers and Madmen - Tales of Lovers and Madmen: Get it here
Vanessa Paradis - Best of: Get it on Amazon
(Amazing pictures of modern bohemian Vanessa Paradis courtesy of Amazon as well. I couldn't resist posting them too, because she is so amazing! Love her!)
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park: Get it on Amazon
Blue Mountain Belle - EP: Get it on Amazon
Rio and the Rockabilly Revival - The Midnight Rebel Sessions: Get it on Amazon
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix: Get it on Amazon
The Beatles - The Original Studio Recordings - Box Set: Get it on Amazon
Dazed And Confused (1993 Film)
The Dazed and Confused Movie Soundtrack: Get it on Amazon


Bohemian Manifesto - A Field Guide to Living on the Edge: Get it here
Peace is Every Step - The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life - Get it on Amazon
The Way to God - Selected Writings from Mahatma Gandhi: Get it on Amazon

Recycled Chic: Get it on Amazon

Hippie Crafts: Get it on Amazon

Eat, Pray, Love: Get it on Amazon

Free to Be You and Me: Get it on Amazon

Knit Your Own Zoo - Easy to follow patterns for 24 Animals: Get it on Amazon

Flea Market Fabulous - Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures: Get it on Amazon
Fitness Magazine: Get a subscription here

Natural Health: Get a subscription here

Yoga Journal: Get a subscription here


Michigan Humane Society Store


-Give Non-Perishable items to Food Banks
-Give Toys to Toys for Tots
-Do Angel Trees, Wishing Trees, Giving Trees, etc.
-Offer services you have to offer for free
-Do things for others that they struggle to do themselves
-Donate to your loved one's favorite charities in their name
-Hit up the Hunger Site, the Rainforest Site, the Breast Cancer Site, etc. and donate for FREE
-Buy from online stores that donate to charity
-Give the "Give NOW" card: JustGive.org
-Give the gifts of livestock and other important items to others in need, all in your loved one's name, through Heifer International: Heifer International
-Symbolically adopt an animal for your loved one: National Wildlife Federation Symbolic Adoption
-Put the charitable work in your friends' hands with a card from Tis Best! TisBest


-Blankets, scarfs, ponchos, etc.
-A song
-A lovely holiday centerpiece

One of my Holiday centerpieces I made for family.


National Wildlife Federation Store
The Beauty of the Bohemian Life on Createspace

Conflict-Free Brilliant Earth Ring
Peace Journals from Poo Poo Paper