So you have a witch in your life. Congratulations! witches are awesome. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, you might find yourself stuck. Witchcraft can be a deeply personal practice, not to mention the kind that is inscrutable from the outside. Also, lots of freebies, like crystals mined with child labor or smudge sticks that are culturally appropriate for Indigenous peoples, are not the most ethical options. So what can you give your witch that she will love?
A safe bet is a gift certificate to your local occult store. If that’s not an option, though, or you just want to give them something more personalized, here are some ideas!
An inclusive tarot deck
Although many witches have a favorite tarot deck or two that they always read with, witches also tend to be tarot deck collectors, amassing shelves full of beautifully illustrated cards. With so many great decks and editors finally getting friendlier to decks that aren’t straight and white, you can’t go wrong with any of these gorgeous options.
The True Heart Intuitive Tarot by Rachel True
Rachel Truethe actress and tarologist who played Rochelle in The job designed this deck to be used intuitively, rather than assigning a fixed meaning to each card.
The Next World Tarot by Cristy C. Road
Cristy C. Road is a famous writer and illustrator, and her Next World Tarot celebrates justice, revolution and radical community in all its forms.
The Modern Witch Tarot by Lisa Sterle
Artist Lisa Sterle took the classic 78 Smith-Waite tarot cards and turned them into a collection of 21st century miscellaneous witches.
A magic bath or toilet
Witches love baths. A herbal bath can be a powerful form of magic, clearing away negativity and bringing in new influences. The problem, however, is that the more baths a witch takes, the faster she uses up her supply of bath salts, bath bombs, and herbal blends. Do you want your favorite witch to run out just when she needs a good bath? Of course not! Get them a few to keep them well stocked.
St. Lucy Apothecary Baths and Oils
Sold by Catland Books online and in their Brooklyn store, Saint Lucia Apothecary makes baths and oils for all sorts of magical workings: drawing money, evil eye, divine justice, and even helping in specific careers like sex work and freelancing.
Haus of Hoodoo Ritual Baths
Based in New Orleans, Haus of Hoodoo offers an extensive selection of herbal mixtures for ritual baths. Each bath is handmade and blessed by Manbo Traders Jessyka Winston and her husband. A few options include fame, protection, and opening the road.
Ritualcravt Spiritual Soaps
Ritualcravt in Colorado sells handmade soaps for various purposes, including quick luck and protection.
A witch doesn’t have to dress like one of the Sanderson sisters to show off her wizarding flair. Why not contribute to your favorite witch’s wardrobe with an independent designer?
convent of cats
convent of cats is a line of t-shirts, stickers, patches and other items that showcase Kjersti Faret’s block print inspired artwork. If you love cats, witches, and subversive queer art, you’ll love Cat Coven. You might even be able to nab one of the pieces from the Everyday Fantasy collection, which transforms renaissance clothing into items you can wear every day.
Opal Moon Designs
If your witchy bud has a flair for the dramatic, you can give her a cape, dress, or feather duster. Opal Moon Designs. These pieces can be dressed up or down depending on how your witch wants to go.
Like bath supplies, witches can go through candles, herbs, altar dressings, and other spell supplies fairly quickly. If you know what kind of magic your witch works, here are some beautiful items she’s sure to love.
Haus of Hoodoo Stationary Candles
In addition to her baths, Jessyka Winston also sells a line of magic candles with beautiful illustrations on their glass jars. You can choose from specific intentions like uncrossing or better deals, or opt for perennial intentions like higher wisdom.
House of Intuition Ritual Candles
House of Intuition, based in Los Angeles, CA, sells a row of candle jars dedicated to new moons, astrological signs, etc. These palm wax candles are lightly scented.
Herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs
Mountain rose herbs sells organic and ethical bulk herbs, tea blends, incense and other herbal supplies.
Books and zines on witchcraft
There are countless books on witchcraft, magic and paganism, so a good book – or a gift card to an occult bookstore – is always a good bet. Here are some witch booksellers and publishers with exquisite collections. You can also view our Wizard, tarotand astrology book lists.
catland has a fantastic collection, although their items tend to sell out quickly. If you see something your witch will like, grab it while you can.
Spiral House Shop
Formerly known as Portland button works, this zine distro specializes in witchcraft books, zines, pimples, and more. Their selection is gigantic, and if you’re in the Pacific Northwest, you can browse their stuff in person at one of their frequent pop-ups.
Gods and Radicals (aka A Beautiful Resistance)
Specializing in radical and anarchist literature, gods and radicals publishes numerous titles on pagan spirituality and politics.
A national or regional park pass
Since many witches are also nature lovers, a national or regional park pass could give your favorite witch a chance to get away from city life and soak up the natural world. If you are in the United States, a starting point is recreation.gov, which sells park passes nationwide. If you’re on a budget or your witch is a fan of day hikes, you can also contact your local state park to inquire about day passes.
Want to spruce up your witch’s house and support an independent artist at the same time? Here are some artists creating delightfully wizarding art.
Camille Macher illustrated the Basic Witches book, and you can buy her work as t-shirts, prints, and more.
Creator of the Tarot Shadowscapes, Stephanie Law sells ethereal watercolors and original paintings.
A magic class, tarot reading or retreat
Witchcraft classes are not just for beginners. Even seasoned witches take classes to learn new skills, gain new insights, or simply be in community with other witches. You can check the calendar of events at your local occult store or browse online courses at Catland Books Where Ritual craft.
If you have a larger budget, you can book a retreat for your witch. The Reclaiming Tradition organizes several days witch camps around the world, filled with learning opportunities and ecstatic rituals.
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