How to Choose a Crystal for Someone Else

Heather Askinosie|November 14, 2017

It has long been said that to give is better than to receive. While it’s true that there is nothing quite like seeing the face of someone you love light up at the sight of your gift, the stress of scouring stores and online products for that perfect gift can make the act of giving less fun than it should be. It’s undoubtedly this dilemma which leads many to have the same thought cross their mind this time of year: But, how to choose a crystal, the right crystal, for someone else? Like purchasing the right crystal for yourself, it’s all about intuition. Though all gifting requires intuitive choices, gifting someone a crystal also forces you to contemplate your relationship with that person, what’s going on in their life, and what energy you think can best improve their spirit. Though this process is more in depth than simply picking up a bottle of their favorite perfume, it can also be more redeeming to know the love and meaning that went into the crystal you selected for that person. In this week’s edition of Heather LIVE, you’ll learn how to choose a crystal and gift crystals like an expert from the expert herself, Heather Askinosie.

—Where to Start: How to Choose a Crystal—

The number one thing that you have to do when preparing to give a crystal as a gift, is to take a moment to think about that person. What’s going on in their life? If you could infuse their life with any energy, what would it be? Do you want to give them something that symbolizes your relationship together? This gift should be given with intention, so it’s important that you select it with intention as well.

—Rose Quartz for Lovers, Nurturers + Light Hearted Spirits—

The people who would benefit from receiving rose quartz are endless because rose quartz is the gift of love—and who couldn’t use more of that? Rose Quartz is the perfect gift to give to someone in your family, or to someone who you consider as close as family. This stone infuses bonds with loving energy, so if you’re looking to show your love for your mother, your sister or your best friend, you can’t do better than rose quartz crystal. It’s also a great stone for women who have recently given birth, as it lends love, compassion and patience to their nurturing journey.

For those people in your life who are looking for love, the gift of rose quartz can provide reassurance of the love they possess and should have for themselves. This stone helps to attract the energy of love in ways we never expect, so it can be just the energy to give someone to uplift their perspectives on love and life.   

—Create a Custom Crystal Pouch—

This is the ultimate way to create a custom gift for the crystal lover in your life. Take a small gift bag, and fill it with tumbled stones that you feel your loved one will connect to. These can be stones that you’ve used to get you through difficult situations, or new stones that you’ve bought specifically for this person. A bag of crystals empowered by your loving intention is perfect for the friend who likes to work with crystal grids, or for a niece or nephew just getting into collecting rocks.

How to Choose a Crystal for Someone Else

—Selenite for Meditators + Light Seekers—

If you know someone who’s been stressed out this year, and you’re wondering how to choose a crystal they’d benefit from, gifting them balance and hope in the form of selenite can be just what their spirit needed to relax and look forward to the year ahead. Helping to bring blessings of harmony and purification, selenite cleanses and grounds the soul with positivity. That’s what makes it such a go-to stone for those who meditate. Through deepening one’s meditation, selenite harmonizers can restore the spirit to its highest potential.

It’s important, when gifting someone a pair of selenite harmonizers, to tell them how to use and program their new stones. With one harmonizer in each hand while sitting or lying down, they can meditate, set intentions or just relax and cleanse the spirit. Before giving the gift of selenite harmonizers, be sure to set your intention for the stones, by stating aloud: May these always bring light and positivity to soul of [insert name of loved one].

—Pyrite for Money Makers—

For that person who’s always handled themselves like a boss, enhance the power of their potential with pyrite. As a bringer of abundance, the energy that pyrite inspires can infuse a loved one with the energy they need to break through into a new stage of success. Beneficial for anyone looking to make large strides in their personal progress, pyrite will help those tuned into its energy to stop thinking and start doing!

—Amethyst for Relaxation Lovers—

Help a loved one to clear the air, and find comfort within their mind and space. If you have a friend who has trouble listening to their gut, and doing what they need for themselves, amethyst can be the perfect energy to embolden their convictions. This happy stone beckons the soul to find its place solace. For those needing to relax and discover their joy, the gift of amethyst can’t arrive soon enough. Amethyst absorbs the negative energy surrounding it, and radiates out purified positivity. So for the friend whose environment could use a beautiful energy purifier, amethyst is your go-to stone.

—Amazonite for Artists + Creative Spirits—   

Amazonite boosts creative output and assists in toppling those stubborn creative blocks, which makes it the perfect stone for artists. Any friend whose creativity you’d like to support and enhance will appreciate the amazonite meaning. With a fluid essence, amazonite promotes a flow of energy, thoughts, ideas and communication. By soothing the mind and spirit, amazonite introduces a tranquility that helps creative spirits to forget about their blocks and just breathe deeper.

—Fluorite for Blessings—

Fluorite is the perfect gift to give the host of a party. If you want to bestow blessings and positivity on a home and host, gift them a fluorite point. It’s more unique than a bottle of wine, and something that they can continue to enjoy in the decor of their home for years to come.

  • Amethyst
  • Pyrite
  • Rose Quartz
  • Selenite
Heather Askinosie

Heather Askinosie

Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.

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