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Empowering Non-Traditional Gift Ideas To Inspire and Benefit Your Love

Updated: Jan 21, 2021


As much as I love to surprise someone with gifting them a cool gadget or trip, I also love to gift people with something that will empower them. Inspiring them to create, to reset, to grow and to further their dreams.


What are the best non-traditional gift ideas?

The best non-traditional gift ideas can compartmentalized into six categories; Self Empowerment Books, Stocks, Tools for Trade, Roth IRA Contributions, Courses/Further Education and Relaxation/Pamper gifts. Think of gift ideas that can improve the life of the receiver and empower them to become what they're striving for. Also gifts that will elevate where they're already heading or help them get a jump start. As we all know, a little support can go a long way.


Check out the diagram above and the Non-Traditional Gift Ideas below for more ideas. And click here if you've decided you'd prefer to stick to Anniversary Gifts By Year.


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Self empowering books are amazing gifts. I recently just asked for 5 Am Club because I've heard its amazing and just finished reading some on this below list that I love. From Entrepreneur books to mastering finances to manifesting greatness, here is the list of self empowering books I have either read and loved or can't wait to set my eyes on:

  1. 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

  2. Atomic Habits by James Clear

  3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

  4. Every Thing Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

  5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

  6. The Success Principals by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer

  7. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins

  8. Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

  9. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

  10. Daring Greatly by Brenè Brown

  11. Smarter, Better, Faster by Charles Duhigg

  12. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant

  13. The Attention Revolution by Alan Wallace

  14. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

  15. More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

  16. The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle

  17. Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

  18. Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

  19. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

  20. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

(All available on Amazon)


Stocks are a great gift idea to give. As they hold on to your gift it will grow though years of compound interest, which is why it makes a great idea for your spouse.


Relaxation and pampering gifts will ease their mind and help get them back to their creative selves. These types of gifts are usually the last things we give to ourselves, which makes them a great gift to give others. So go ahead, spoil them!


If your significant other is trying their hardest to reach millionaire status by retirement, why not give them a hand. Give them some cash to add to their Roth IRA portfolio to help them get there. Just think after years of compound interest, your contribution will really be so much more than you originally gifted in the end.


Helping to further your spouse's education is a gift that will help support them long into the future, wether it's a writing course, cooking, finance, coding course or an actual certificate/degree. Getting them started or buying a whole course, you'll be helping them take that one step closer to their dream.


Everyone needs tools to make their dream happen. Gifting the gift of these tools can be just the support they need to take that first step or keep going on their dreams. Like a computer, musical instrument, equipment or even literal tools, these gifts are sure to be used a lot. One of my favorite gifts from last year was a Novel Writing software I use almost on a daily basis and I'm reminded of the support from my other half every time I use it.


For more gift ideas, check out all the gifting options at Happy Little Vows!


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