Buying for a believer?
From smudge sticks to tarot cards and everything in between, there are plenty of spellbinding options when it comes to impressing a mystical mate, the trick is to choose something unique.
The best thing about witchy gifts is that they are likely to be used over and over again, rather than gather dust in a cupboard, plus you always have access to a tarot reading or a love spell, free of charge.
Here are six picks to manifest for them this Christmas…
1. FOR READERS AND SEE-ERS
Tattoo Tarot: Ink & Intuition
This beautiful set of tattoo-inspired tarot cards features illustrations of traditional tattoo tarot iconography from MEGAMUNDEN, author of Tattoo Postcards and the best-selling Tattoo Colouring Book.
The set includes 78 cards of the tarot deck, luxuriously packaged in a gift box with a 28-page booklet explaining how to interpret the cards.
Buy it: Tattoo Tarot: Ink & Intuition By Diana McMahon-Collis, €22 at urbanoutfitters.com
2. FOR DREAMERS
Aisling Mugwort Infused Dream Oil
Named after the Irish word for ‘vision’, Aisling, by Clonakilty’s Daughters of Flowers, is a relaxing botanical body oil infused with lavender, chamomile, and mugwort, a herb held sacred in the wise woman tradition.
“In folklore, it is believed that mugwort relaxes the nervous system, nurtures peaceful dreams, and helps us lean into our intuition,” they say.
So how, exactly do you use it? “With intention, anoint your temples or apply 10-20 drops to your belly or heart space before bed or meditation.”
Buy it: €18 from daughtersofflowers.com in Clonakilty
3. FOR POSITIVITY PRACTITIONERS
Got some negative energy that requires releasing? Burning a tied bundle of dried white sage (also known as smudging) is an old age ritual thought to cleanse your home of bad vibes and blitz negative ions.
Whether you’re banishing memories of an old relationship or starting afresh in a new house, a little smudging could be just what the (witch) doctor ordered.
Buy it: Smudging sage is available in a small or large bunch from €3.70 at evergreen.ie
4. FOR WANNABE WITCHES
Wicca: A Modern Practitioner’s Guide
Know someone who is ready to go beyond the basics of witchcraft and take their study of Wicca to the next level? This book is a top-notch guide to Wicca, its teachings, and the meaning behind its rituals and practices.
Wicca: A Modern Practitioner’s Guide by Arin Murphy-Hiscock takes you beyond the trendy witchy basics to the deeper roots behind the practice. It also includes comprehensive explanations of the traditions, beliefs, and rituals that make up the Wiccan religion.
Buy it: Wicca: A Modern Practitioner’s Guide, €10.91, bookdepository.com
5. FOR STARGAZERS
The perfect gift for the mate who always opens with ‘what’s your star sign?’, these cute pendants are from the Touch of Gold collection at Ivy’s Attic.
Plated in 18-carat gold, they have a sleek matte finish. Chains are sold separately so pair your Zodiac Pendant with one of these.
Buy it: Zodiac Pendants, €35 from ivysatticjewellery.com and the Marina Market
6. FOR BASIC WITCHES
Got a witchy sister who wears her spooky little heart on her sleeve? Check out the organic printed tees at Got An Inkling. These lovely screen prints feature moonlit scenes, tarot, and wilderness illustrations.
Buy it: Organic Tarot Card Printed White T-Shirt, €24.79, Etsy.com