The New Age mystical arts of astrology, tarot, and crystals are back in vogue. Is someone on your gift list into the celestial, astrological and mystical? If so, you’ve come to right place. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated our luxury gift guide of the best gifts in the world of the mystical arts.
luxury gift guide of the best gifts in the world of the mystical arts
The mystical arts of astrology, tarot, and crystals are back in vogue. No longer associated with cheap boardwalk amusements or the dusty, foreboding store for goths, all things New Age are now firmly in the cultural zeitgeist.
And not only have they become mainstream, high end wellness and luxury fashion brands have elevated zodiac signs, tarot archetypes and stones into beautiful and unexpected products that add an element of transcendence and magic to the daily lives of those who believe.
which element of New Age is your gift recipient focused on?
For the mystical girl living in a material world, check out this guide of luxury New Age gifts. If they check their horoscope daily and frequently say things like, “Keep calm, it’s Leo season,” we’ve found designer apparel, jewelry, accessories and make-up to suit your favorite sign.
If you know a tarot enthusiast, we have found a treasure trove of objets, fashion and jewelry inspired by these ancient fortune telling cards. As well as helpful things needed for their practice.
And who doesn’t love crystals? We think these luminescent gifts of nature suit anyone, regardless of whether or not they believe in their healing and magical properties.
And when your friend opens your gift and proclaims it to be perfect, you can just give them a knowing look and tell them you can read their mind. It will be our little secret.
Whether for a birthday, the holidays, an anniversary or just because, here’s a list of perfect luxury gifts from the world of the mystical arts..
Gifts for the Astrology Lover
A zodiac sign inspired gift is a fantastic way to personalize something without employing a monogram.
Luxury accessories with astrological signs
It can be more subtle as well, like this Brooke Gregson horoscope necklace ($1,830) dotted with 0.14-carats of diamonds to form the ‘Gemini’ constellation. Another stunning option are these LELET NY’s delicate gold-plated hairclips ($155) decorated with faux pearls arranged in the shape of one of the twelve zodiacs.
But in case you have a pal who wants to broadcast their sign to attract complimentary signs and ward off incompatible ones, check out this bedazzled Judith Leiber clutch ($3,500) for Pisces made with Austrian crystals. Each sign is a custom order and and features a bold artistic tattoo-like design.
Luxury apparel with astrological signs
Luxury fashion designers are also feeling the cosmic love this season. Gucci’s silk scarf features stars and Zodiac constellations ($495) against a night sky with a floral contrast border. The vivid-hued astronomic motif is inspired by vintage Persian rugs from the early 1900s and is sprinkled throughout the Fall Winter 2019 collection.
Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller continues to weave her own fascination with astrology into ready-to-wear collections. This ‘Taurus’ Zodiac T-shirt ($520) has the perfect distressed look that works equally well with denim or to dress down a skirt. Saint Laurent’s wool and alpaca Zodiac jacquard sweater ($1,350) shows love for all the signs with playful multi-colored horoscope symbols on a creamy ivory background.
Bath and Beauty Products with astrological signs
Astrological signs are a novel way to choose bath and beauty products when you’re not 100% sure of their preferences.
We are big fans of Bite lipsticks for their small batch, nutrient packed lipsticks with intense pigments. Their Astrology line ($26) features colors inspired by each sign: fiery orange red for Scorpios, serious deep plum for Capricorn, and medium balanced brown for Libras.
Julep nail polish ($14) is 5-free and vegan-friendly and they offer a collection of 12 gorgeous shades carefully crafted to flatter each sign’s unique charm. From Estee Lauder, these luxurious golden compacts ($75) feature exquisitely crafted Zodiac motifs to hold silky, translucent powder. With a mirror and velvet holding pouch, this could be an elegant, personalized gift for a group of friends.
Finally, what conjures a feeling of relaxed indulgence more than a bar of soap wrapped in beautiful paper? These limited edition Fresh soaps ($15) come in 12 different scents suited for each sign, tied and finished with a small birthstone. We see one in your future!
Books from leading astrologers
From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century. Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets’ unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations.
Home decor celebrating astrology and signs of the Zodiac
We love this limited-edition Celestial cashmere throw from Saved NY ($1,750). The artwork is from Fee Greening. Fornesetti’s Astronomoci Otto scented candle comes in two sizes (the smaller is $230 and the larger is $695). And House of Hackney illustrates its navy velvet cushion with the Gemini, Libra and Aquarius air signs, symbolizing a sense of serenity ($264). There;s also a version depicting Aries, Sagittarius and Leo.
Paravicini’s white dessert plates are part of the Zodiac collection. This set of 12 ($528) is made by hand in Italy from ceramic, then illustrated with antique zodiac-sign patterns for an individual touch.
Gifts for the Tarot Lover
Tarot has a reputation of being more esoteric than astrology, which is undeniably more mainstream. If you have someone on your list who is into this method of fortune telling, you may feel out of your comfort zone when shopping. We’ve got you.
Tools for the Tarot Lover
Tarot card lovers will likely have their own deck already. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have more than one. There are so many beautifully illustrated decks with various themes from fine art inspired ($13) to cute cats ($15) to whimsical witches ($19). Find one that suits their interests and passions and you can’t go wrong.
It is important for readers to keep their cards stored in a protected space. This gorgeous hand carved malachite box ($59 for medium size) would be a thoughtful addition to their practice. Budding and serious fortune tellers alike will appreciate this highly recommended journal, Tarot Tracker ($17.80) to keep a documentation of daily readings and seasonal occasions.
To help them strike the right mood, Goddess Provisions is a monthly subscription box curated to nurture the inner goddess. Each box ($27.75 per month) contains 5-7 full size provisions like aromatherapy, crystals, spiritual tools, natural beauty products and superfood snacks.
Candles are a must and one of our favorite jewelry and gift stores, Catbird, has a Tarot Deck scent ($38) with notes of incense smoke, Turkish rose and woodsy pencil shavings.
Tarot-inspired luxury accessories and beauty products
If you’re looking for something in the high end designer realm, you can still get your hands on last season’s magical Dior tarot theme collection. This Christian Dior J’adior Tarot Flap Bag ($3,665) is crafted from multi-colored embroidered black fabric inspired by the Motherpeace Tarot art.
Even the equestrian-inspired luxury house Hermes has used Tarot cards for inspiration. Check out this vintage silk scarf ($479) from the 90’s. And this season, Swarovski has designed a capsule of Tarot themed jewelry and accessories. We are enamored with this rose gold and crystal iPhone case ($65) and Tarot symbol charm necklace ($229) from the collection.
And we’d be remiss not to mention the upcoming MAC Cosmetics collab with K-Beauty star PONY, out later this month. The limited edition Tarot theme collection will feature MAC’s iconic Fix + setting spray with a pearly finish, a pink toned eye shadow palette, a clear lip plumping gloss, two highlighters, make-up brushes, a set of false lashes and a brand new product called Matte lip Mousse.
Desmond & Dempsey believes its pajamas “make a Sunday morning or cozy evening feel that much more special.” Made from breathable cotton-voile, this set is hand-painted with tarot-inspired cards, palm trees and celestial symbols. The relaxed-fit top is finished with lustrous mother-of-pearl buttons, while the pants have an elasticated waist for comfort.
Gifts for the Crystal Lover
There’s no shortage of crystal inspired gifts for your geode loving friends and relatives. Here are our favorite picks for home, beauty and accessories.
Crystal-inspired luxury gifts for the home
Amethysts are known to impart a calming and serene energy that help to unwind and relax. The same can be said of cheese! Which is why this stunning Michael Aram amethyst cheeseboard ($750) is at the top of our list.
This Celestite geode ($395) from Madagascar has a delicate blue color and brings a serene energy to the home. A perfect piece for someone’s study or kid’s room, perhaps?
Another inspired gift idea is the Moon Milk Crystal Candle ($64). Each crystal has been cleansed with Himalayan Sea Salt and charged in the California sunshine. Over time the crystals will gently sink into the wax pool still releasing their good vibrations – just in stealth mode. If your intended recipient already has every surface area covered with crystals, this framed print of colorful geodes ($499) could be a welcome addition to their home.
Crystal-inspired luxury beauty products
There is something special about using crystals in everyday beauty products and routines. It elevates something ordinary and even burdensome into something enjoyable and refreshing.
Face rollers are all the rage these days and we love this Rose Quartz roller that comes with Juice Beauty’s renowned Enriching Face Oil ($155) to plump and smooth the skin.
Maybe rolling is too much of a chore? In that case, check out this Nurse Jamie Amethyst Massaging tool ($95) that utilizes sonic vibration massage (6,000 pulses per minute) to soften lines and wrinkles around the face.
And don’t neglect their hair! This Quartz crystal comb ($222) is hand-carved and finished by a master jeweler to help amplify the stone’s natural clarifying powers and dissipate negative energy.
Crystal jewelry gifts
Finally, we can’t end a gift guide on crystals without featuring some of our favorite jewelry finds.
This Sydney Evans Iolite stone bracelet ($1,025) with sapphire and diamond charm reminds us of moving skies and waves. Melissa Joy Manning’s design process starts with laying out an assortment of raw-cut, stones in her studio and seeing what combinations speak to her. This limited edition ring ($910) holds a beryl stone, said to promote happiness and offer protection, and opal, long known as a stone of love and purity. A stunning combination in both looks and meaning!
Can’t choose just one stone? We get it. Cover all your bases with this Andrea Fohrman pendant ($4,800) featuring a 5-row pastel rainbow with amethyst, pink sapphire, orange sapphire, yellow sapphire, tsavorite, blue sapphires & opal oval center.
There you have it! Our “woo woo” gift guide for that mystical sprite in your life. As you can see, it’s a splendid time to believe in magic.
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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, fitness and even investigating police misconduct. Julie lives in NYC where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing and spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.
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