I’ll be honest, I’m a winter baby. When the temperatures drop in November, there’s nothing I love more than to finally have the excuse to curl up under some blankets with a good book and an endless supply of tea.
At Golden Braid, we embrace the coziness of the season. We fill the store with good books, warming scents, and a host of mindful gifts and projects. Create a starter meditation kit for yourself or a loved one. Find planners that will help you focus your intentions for the next year. Discover a book of poetry that will keep you warm on dark winter nights.
When the hustle and bustle of the holidays starts to overwhelm, come visit for a shopping experience without the stress.
Buddha Boards are a practice in impermanence and living in the moment. Using just water, paint your art, message, or mantra on the board. As the water evaporates, the image slowly fades. The blank slate returns, ready for more creations and musings. In addition to a meditative practice, Buddha Boards are also perfect for practicing brush strokes.
Write it. Light it. Watch it fly. Flying Wish Paper is the perfect way to mark a special occasion. Each kit comes with wish paper, a pencil, and platform paper from which you wish flies. Write your wish on the thin Wish Paper. Shape your wish into a tube and place on the base paper before lighting the top corner. As the paper burns, it will fly up into to the air, carrying your wish along with it!
And, yes, it really does work best as an indoor product. Trust us.
Make the perfect cup of tea! Kati Cups’ double-walled ceramic tumbler and integrated stainless-steel infuser make steeping loose tea by the cup simple. The double-wall construction keeps your tea warm without burning your hands. The stainless-steel infuser basket snugly nestles in the cup giving your tea room steep. Use the lid to keep the cup hot while steep, then, remove and use as a tray for your infuser basket. Using loose leaf tea has never been more convenient! Buy one as a gift and another for yourself.
With notes of Siberian fir, cedarwood, and sandalwood, Thyme’s Frasier Fir is a seasonal favorite. Want your house to smell like you are in the middle of a Christmas tree farm while still being warm and cozy—get this stuff. Thymes creates a wide variety of Frasier Fir products including reed diffusers, room spray, candles, and lotion. All Thymes products are made with naturally derived botanical extracts and are paraben and petrolatum free.
Our only warning: Frasier Fir sells out fast. So grab your yearly supply earlier rather than later.
Looking to plan for the next year? Perhaps wanting something a little different? While we carry a wide variety of calendars* and planners, Llewellyn Calendars are a staple customers come back for year after year. Llewellyn is known for their annual Astrological and Witch calendars. Published yearly for more than 85 years, the Astrological Calendar features a full ephemeris for the year with horoscopes for each month. The Llewellyn Witches’ Calendar and Datebooks provide information on moon phases and monthly essays on witchcraft traditions. Whether you are a lifelong astrology nerd or a baby witch just starting on your magical journey, these calendars are sure to become a yearly favorite.
*Other calendar brands carried include Paper Blanks, Peter Pauper Press, Pomegranate, Amber Lotus, Brush Dance.