7 Books for Your Christmas Gift List (And Win a Free MacBook Air)

Hello friends! I can imagine that many of you, like me, are still doing your Christmas shopping, and what better way to give someone a gift than insight, peace, joy, and healing? The following seven books are some of my current favorites, and I’m sure they’ll make wonderful additions to your loved ones’ libraries – or your own!

Anything for Love: The Transformative Power of Holding Space by Matt Kahn

It makes my heart so happy to see that Matt Kahn’s All for Love is a #1 bestseller because I genuinely believe the world would be a better place if we all saw the world through his eyes and from this wise place , loving awareness . And I appreciate how he tells his own story with an unflinching vulnerability, empowering us all to be a source of comfort and healing to one another.

It’s not easy to have relationships with hurt people when we’re hurt ourselves. Matt offers a powerful blueprint for compassionate connection so we can all—and each other—offer the kindness, respect, and affirmation we need to heal and thrive.

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parents You Want to Be by Becky Kennedy

dr Becky’s book is hands down the best parenting book I’ve ever read. As a big advocate of positive parenting, I love the focus on reminding us of the underlying goodness of our children—even when their behavior may be challenging—and the reminder to see our own goodness as we face our many triggers and imperfections as human beings and ask parents.

Whether you have young children like me (one and three!), teens who are pushing boundaries, or children of any age in between, Good Inside can help you raise resilient, confident, emotionally healthy children who are nurtured with connection, empathy, and respect to lead .

Forming Good Relationships: Simple Practices for Resolving Conflict, Building Connections, and Fostering Love by Rick Hanson

This one isn’t really on sale yet, but it’s available for pre-order, with two wonderful bonus gifts, and as a huge Rick Hanson fan, I had to add it to the list! You may already be familiar with Rick’s work and his truly life-changing resources related to positive brain change.

Drawing on brain research and clinical psychology, his latest book offers fifty simple yet powerful practices to help you manage conflict, eliminate misunderstandings, be treated better, deepen a romantic partnership, be at peace with others, and love to give the heart you have in you.

Our Wonderful Book: A Celebration of the Little Joys That Bring Us Together by Neil Pasricha

I remember when Neil Pasricha first started the 1000 Awesome Things blog. Like many of us, I couldn’t get enough of his infectious appreciation for the little things many of us take for granted. Each post was a reminder that life is full of opportunities for joy disguised as ordinary moments.

Neil has an amazing talent for finding the good and beautiful in just about anything and this latest book is a wonderful addition to his collection. With comments, letters, and submissions from readers around the world, this one not only reminds us that life is pretty awesome, but people are pretty awesome too.

Remember: A Little Book of Courage, Comfort and Hope by Paul Boynton

I recently discovered and personally connected with the work of Paul Boynton and am now a die-hard fan and supporter. He is not only a talented and inspiring author, but also a lovely and genuinely kind person.

His latest book, Remember: A Little Book of Courage, Comfort, and Hope perfectly reflects his authentic spirit and positivity. It’s relatable, inspirational and encouraging, and it’s easy to digest, with short passages to help you start or end your day calmly and optimistically. If you’re looking for life-changing wisdom and gentle affirmation to lift your spirits, Paul Boynton is for you.

Trust in the Gold: Reveal Your Natural Kindness by Tara Brach

It is not always easy to believe in our own goodness or that of other people. It feels more natural to judge ourselves harshly and live cynically guarded, with a sense of separation.

Psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach has an amazing gift of helping us all see the gold in humanity so we can find the immense peace and healing that lives on the other side of shame and judgement. With vulnerability, humility and humor – and beautiful illustrations – Trusting the Gold is a much-needed reminder that we all need and deserve compassion and that we are all pure love at our core.

Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal, Lori Deschene (me!)

Excuse the shameless self-promotion, but not only am I proud of my latest journal, I’m confident that it can help you feel more confident in coping with whatever life throws at you. With prompts, challenges, and full-color quote pages, it’s a creative tool to help you access the part of you that’s stronger than anything you’re going through.

You will identify the mental blocks that are holding you down and stuck, developing greater emotional awareness so you are no longer controlled by your feelings, establishing healthy habits for your physical well-being, and finding strength through spirituality – whatever that means to you personally .

I hope you found something in the list above that spoke to you! And I’m happy to announce that some of the authors are also contributing to the upcoming Tiny Buddha Best You, Best Life Bundle Sale (starting January 2nd for 10 days).

The sale features eighteen self-development offerings, mostly e-courses, for the price of one to help you build a healthier, happier mind, increase your self-esteem, calm your nervous system, make peace with your body, emotional resilience to develop, find your calling and more!

To raise awareness of this exciting, limited-time bundle, I’m running a giveaway from now through January 1st, where I’ll give five lucky winners a bundle (worth $97) and a MacBook Air as the grand prize (for access ) will offer all of these life-changing resources). You can enter here and learn how to get additional entries.

Happy Holidays friends!

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