2020 has been a hell of a year, to say the least. So, this holiday season, a great way to show appreciation to your friends and loved ones would be to gift them some much-needed self-care. Encourage everyone on your list – and yourself – to take a break, relax and unwind with these self care gifts.
Self-care means different things to different people but the underlying concept remains the same; dedicating time to make yourself feel relaxed, centered, and well. Whether you want to pamper yourself or encourage the people in your life to take a well-deserved break, these self care gifts are the perfect treat, for any occasion.
From a body care kit for a relaxing at-home spa session, a deck of mindfulness cards with short exercises, and a wellness journal, to this essential oil diffuser, here are the best self care and wellness gifts to help bring much-needed balance to anyone’s life and routine.
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This Vitruvi diffuser is perfect for a friend who wants a gorgeous-smelling room with a stylish design to fit any décor. It comes in various neutral shades to match whatever vibe you’re going for. You can get it with this soothing and relaxing Essential Oil Starter Kit – Lavender, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, and Spruce scents, for the perfect feel-good environment.
Know someone who finds it hard to sleep? This set of sleepbuds is perfect for them! They don’t stream music or podcasts. Instead, they deliver relaxing and soothing sounds to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night!
Need an affordable and unique self-care gift that they’ll actually love? This scalp massager is perfect! With over 45,000 reviews on Amazon, this waterproof scalp massager helps to relax the scalp muscles and reduce stress.
There’s nothing quite as good as a body care session. Herbivore’s Exfoliate Self-care Kit is perfect for anyone who wants a combo of natural, clean beauty (to exfoliate and brighten the skin) and self-care.
You might have heard about weighted blankets recently. They’re all the trend; cotton blankets that stimulate the feeling of a warm hug. This Quility weighted blanket makes such a great gift for anyone who wants an incredible, uninterrupted sleep; the best wellness gift for your loved ones!
A great gift for a friend who loves at-home pamper sessions is this soft fleece robe that feels both plush and luxurious! It comes in different sizes and colors so you can pick one each for your friends. Alexander del Rossa also has a collection of men’s robes if you want that instead.
What goes best with cozy robes? Well, fluffy slippers, of course! These UGG Scuffette slippers are the perfect loungewear gift for anyone! With over nine colors to choose from, from the cutest pink shade to a darker espresso shade, there’s sure to be something that’ll match anyone’s taste. If the price is a bit steep, these Jessica Simpson faux fur slippers are an affordable alternative!
In addition to smelling downright heavenly, lavender also helps you relax and sleep better. Gift this handmade lavender aromatherapy candle to help them clear their mind and wind down after a long day.
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With this bathtub tray, anyone can read or watch a movie in the bath without drowning your book or phone. The bath caddy also fits your favorite skincare products and of course, a glass of wine, because self-care.
Hygge―pronounced Hoo-ga―is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being, and it’s the bedrock of self-care. This book is a great gift to encourage your loved ones to embrace hygge and become happier. From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, The Little Book of Hygge shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.
With all the time we’ve been spending in front of a screen, blue light blocking glasses have become more essential. Help your loved ones protect their eyes by gifting them these chic glasses – and you can get one for yourself too!
Exercise is also a form of self-care which makes this Healthyoga non-slip mat a perfect gift for the fitness junkie. This dual-colored yoga mat is made of TPE, a nontoxic, biodegradable, and recyclable material which means it’s both a self-care gift and an eco-friendly gift!
For an elevated home pedicure session, this foot spa bath massager is a must! It has 14 massage rollers that are the next best thing to an actual foot rub. The foot soak salts contain eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, camphor oil, and Epsom salt for baby-soft heels. This is the best self-care gift to soothe tired feet, and your friend or family will thank you for it!
Treat your loved one with a gift of relaxation and self-care with a TheraBox subscription. Founded and curated by therapists, each TheraBox contains one activity to inspire happiness, as well as 6-8 unique wellness goodies to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and provide you some much-needed self-care!
We all know how awful harsh lighting can be. Soft lighting is the best alternative because it helps to create a warm, cozy environment. Gift this softly-lit salt lamp to anyone you love to help create a soothing atmosphere, improve their mood, and help them feel relaxed.
Give the gift of beauty sleep this holiday with this 100% mulberry silk pillowcase. This luxury pillowcase (which comes in different colors) helps to reduce friction on your skin and hair so that you can enjoy a better, uninterrupted sleep. Feeling matchy-matchy? Pick up an identical SLIP silk sleep mask, too. If they’re a bit pricey, the ZimaSilk pillowcase and sleep mask are affordable alternatives.
Looking for a fun self-care gift they’ll love using? This wellness journal is a positive little book to help people process their feelings in a lighthearted way. The prompts are amazing, and it’s super affordable!
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Maintaining good health is a great precursor to self-care, and this Fitbit tracker is a great gift for anyone who wants to stay fit. Combine it with the non-slip yoga mat for the perfect gift!
Can there really be a self-care session without a good face mask? I’m thinking, no. This 8-pack Facetory sheet mask collection was specifically created to soothe, moisturize, and balance the skin. Put it in the fridge before applying to enjoy the refreshing feel on your skin. It’s a great stocking stuffer for beauty lovers.
Earlier, I mentioned the noise masking sleepbuds. But if you want headphones that completely block out surrounding noise, the Sony 1000XM4 is a great addition to your Christmas list! The price is a bit steep though, so you can replace this with the Sony WHXB900N headphones which is about half the price (although it lacks some of the XM4’s properties) or the Cowin E7 headphones which is even cheaper, though it lacks the beauty and simplicity of the Sony headphones.
This natural handmade spa gift basket is a great gift for anyone who loves their self-care sessions. The gift box comes beautifully wrapped, and everything smells amazing! Support a small business today by gifting this to your loved ones.
22. Teapot Set with Yogi Stress Relief Tea
When they need to relax and unwind, calming teas are the perfect solution. Gift your stressed family or friend this gorgeous glass teapot for their home which comes with two jasmine-infused teas. Pair it with this motivational Winnie the Pooh glass mug or this inspirational ceramic mug, and this pack of Yogi lavender stress relief teas for the perfect self-care gift for tea lovers! All under $100!
This cute, pocket-sized deck of cards contains 50+ prompts and exercises to cultivate the mind and body. Each card includes an inspiring phrase on the front and a short mindfulness exercise on the back. At $15, this is a lovely stocking stuffer to encourage self-care for your loved ones.
This bath oil contains vetiver, chamomile and sandalwood essential oils to relax your body and mind for a deep, restful sleep. With its gorgeous packaging, it’s a thoughtful self-care gift that’ll be appreciated.
Skincare is Self-care! A self-care session would be incomplete without luxurious skincare products that look and feel bougie, which makes the Elemis anti-Aging duo a perfect gift for the beauty and self-care guru.
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I hope this self care gift guide helps you find an item (or two) to add to your shopping list this Christmas! If you’re interested in any of these best self care and wellness gifts, share to your friends and family. Hopefully, they’ll take the hint and buy as many as possible. And of course, you can always indulge yourself! *wink wink*
What are some of your favorite self-care and wellness products to gift your loved ones? What self-care gifts are you looking forward to this Christmas?
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