Do you have a loved one who is really into self-care? Or, do you have a loved one who could use a little extra self-care in their life?
If so, then a self-care-related gift is just what they need.
What should you give them?
Check out this guide to discover the best self-care gifts for the people you love.
1. Chore Coupons
Do you want to give your loved one a self-care gift, but don’t have a lot of money to spend? If so, a chore coupon book is a perfect gift!
To create a chore coupon book, all you need is some paper, pens, and markers. Cut your paper into equal-sized slips, and then write down different chores/projects that you can help your loved one with so they feel less stressed out.
Then, when they need some extra help, they can “redeem” their coupon. In addition to chores, you can add other types of coupons/favors such as a free back massage, home-cooked meal, breakfast in bed, movie night out, or master of the remote control for the day!
2. Bath Bombs
We all know that taking a hot bubble bath is a great way to relax. If your loved one enjoys unwinding with a nice hot bath, then bath bombs make the perfect gift.
Bath bombs are a mixture of ingredients that are molded into the shape of a ball. All you need to do is drop the bath bomb into your tub, and you’ll be rewarded with fresh scents and moisturized skin.
There are even some bath bombs that contain CBD, which can help with relaxation and the healing of sore muscles.
3. Skincare Products
When it comes to self-care gifts (or any type of gift really), skincare products are nearly always a hit. You can find a great cleanser that works great and smells wonderful!
There are all kinds of great skincare products that you can buy for your loved one, from exfoliants to facial cleansers to makeup removers to serums. A really fun thing to do is to put together several skincare products in one package so your loved one can treat themselves to an at-home spa day!
If your loved one cares about helping the environment, you may want to consider buying your skincare bundle from a zero waste store.
4. Subscription Boxes
Subscription boxes are really having a moment right now, and it just so happens that they make the perfect self-care gift.
There are all kinds of subscription boxes out there, from book boxes to meal kits to fitness boxes to wine boxes. To choose the right subscription box for your loved one, just think about something they love doing or something they wish they had more time for.
For example, if they love reading to unwind, then a book subscription box is the perfect gift!
5. Sun Lamp
Did you know that our moods can be affected by a lack of sunlight?
To help boost your loved one’s mood during the long winter months, we suggest giving them a sunlamp as a self-care gift. While sun lamps don’t impact vitamin D production, they do emit light. The light they emit may have a positive impact on serotonin and melatonin levels.
6. Spotify Playlist
Here’s another great self-care gift idea for those who don’t have a lot of money to spend: create a Spotify playlist with all of your favorite self-care/relaxation tunes.
All you need is a WiFi connection to create a Spotify playlist, and then you can easily share the playlist via the app with all of your loved ones who could use a little extra self-care in their lives.
Creating a playlist is an especially good idea if you have a loved one who meditates, does yoga, or listens to music while they work or journal.
Speaking of journals, they also make a great self-care gift! Even if your loved one isn’t a writer, journaling can help just about anyone.
If your loved one is new to the world of journaling, then it may be a good idea to buy them a journal that comes with a list of prompts. Or, if they love scheduling and staying organized, you could buy them a bullet journal.
Or, if your loved one is going through a rough patch, then a gratitude journal can be really helpful.
8. Tea Sampler
Did you know that certain types of tea help promote relaxation and reduce stress? Because of the relaxing properties that many teas contain, a tea sampler set can be the perfect self-care gift.
With a tea sampler set, your loved one will get to try a variety of different teas that help them relax and unwind. Other tea-related items that make great gifts include tea organizers, tea sets, and tea subscription boxes.
9. Coloring Book
Coloring books aren’t just for kids! Coloring can also be a great way for adults to unwind. It’s also a great way to release creative energy.
There are many adult coloring books on the market today that are specifically designed with stress-riddled adults in mind. To complete the gift, you can pair it with a set of markers or colored pencils.
10. Weighted Blanket
Research shows that weighted blankets may help with anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. If your loved one suffers from anxiety or sleep-related issues, then a weighted blanket makes the perfect self-care gift.
You may want to pair the weighted blanket with other sleep-related self-care gifts, such as a white noise maker, eye mask, or bedroom humidifier.
Self-Care Gifts: Which Will You Buy?
Now that you know about the best self-care gifts, it’s time to start shopping. Hopefully, your gift will encourage your loved one to practice more self-care!
Be sure to check back in with our blog for more gift ideas for loved ones.