I am big into self care and so I am all about self care ideas for yourself or for gift-giving. Here are some of my top ideas.
There are so many great gifts to give someone for self care so I’ve put together some ideas for either for yourself or a friend. Any of these gifts will help you take time for yourself and rest, which everyone needs nowadays!
Journaling is not only relaxing but is also beneficial to our mental health. When we take time to journal each day, our burdens will feel lighter, and we will be happier too!
The great thing about journals is there are so many to choose from! You can get a blank one to doodle your thoughts in, a blank one with lines, or a guided journal. Any will help you destress during your self-care time.
Working out is beneficial for your physical health as well as your mental health. When you work out, your body naturally releases the stress you are facing. Your muscles will loosen and the tension will disappear.
Many people want to work out, but they don’t know where to start. Getting a subscription for working out will help! It might just be the motivation they need.
If you know someone who enjoys working out and exercising, this would be the perfect gift!
No matter what stage in life you are in, a mindfulness app will help you tremendously. If you already practice mindfulness, this will only encourage you to continue and go deeper into your meditation.
Starting with just 5 minutes a day will change your life. You will find yourself better able to handle what life throws at you, and your mind will feel lighter.
You’ll find so many great mindfulness and meditation apps, especially for moms, that would be an amazing self care gift!
We almost always associate the spa, getting a pedicure, and anything that involves being pampered in relation to self care. While you want to do a variation of everything, this is still an important aspect of self care!
When in doubt, just get as many spa supplies as you can think of. Here are just a few examples:
You really can’t go wrong with any of these items! You can even find a variety of spa day kits that have these items together to create the perfect self-care kit.
There is just something relaxing about drinking a cup of tea. The warm drink in your hand and how it flows down your body, heating you up, is just a great stress reliever.
You can also grab stress relief teas or calming teas to further help you relax during your self care time. Always keep a box of your favorite teas on hand for a quick self care break when you need it! It might take some time to find the right tea for you, but when you do, you’ll feel amazing.
Gardening is relaxing for so many people and, even if gardening isn’t your thing, most people enjoy having a small indoor plant to take care of. It might seem like it’s adding more to an already busy and stressed person, but it’s usually quite the opposite.
If you are grabbing a plant for a friend as a gift, be sure to get one that fits their lifestyle. If your friend is super busy, try a succulent! If your friend is sad, try a flower to brighten their day.
A coloring book is another great self care gift. Everyone loves to doodle, especially when they can’t seem to think straight. Coloring and art in any form are good for relaxing and calming your mind down.
Art therapy is used all the time and is very successful. If you are overwhelmed or know someone who is all the time, try getting a coloring book!
You can’t go wrong getting gift cards for people. These are especially good for people who are hard to shop for! And, you never know when that $25 Walmart gift card helps reduce a new mom’s load of feeding her children.
If you know your friend well, get them a specific gift card. If not, any generic one will do! Get a gift card that focuses on self care, such as a flower shop, a spa, a manicure place, etc.
Most moms and women don’t like spoiling themselves, but if they have a gift card to a place that will, they have to go and enjoy that pampering time.
Going to a new movie is another great self care gift. Watching a movie is so relaxing after a long busy day. Watch comedy movie to laugh all your worries away! Rom Coms are also great movies to watch to relax, especially with some ice cream on the side!
You can also create a movie themed self care basket. Include a blanket, popcorn, soda, some candies, and the movie. This would also be a great gift for couples for a self care night!
For more art therapy, try getting some more art supplies. Here is a great selection:
You can make this as personal as you want. If you know the person isn’t as crafty as you may think, try to get a simple art project they can do.
Self care is so crucial, especially for moms. Try to create a self care gift the next time your friend has a birthday. They will love it, and it will help them in more ways than you’ll realize.