The Sunday Soother Gift Guide

Catherine Andrews
6 min readDec 9, 2019

And steps to make your gift-giving more thoughtful.

Photo by Ekaterina Shevchenko on Unsplash

This article is cross-posted from my weekly newsletter, The Sunday Soother, a newsletter about clarity, intention, and useful tips for creating more meaning in your life that goes out every Sunday morning. Subscribe here. I am also a personal development strategist and coach working to help people with self-acceptance, self-trust, and self-compassion. You can learn more about working with me here.

Happy Sunday, friends. It’s that time of year:

This time of year can be fraught for many a reason, one of which is the rampant consumerism that people tell us signify emotional love. That said… I frigging love gifts. I love buying them. I love getting them. I love when I can see a person and add something meaningful to their life and I love when they can do the same for me too.

I also get wanting to be thoughtful around consumerism, capitalism, finances, and all that’s wrapped up in that. I really do.

However. I just plain like to buy all the things.

Ann Friedman had a beautiful newsletter last week on gift-giving and ideas for gifts that I encourage you…



Catherine Andrews

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother.