The best self-care gift ideas are right here and incredible ways to show you truly care. Your special someone will know that you recognize their hard work and will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Find out more about different types of self-care and how you can pick the perfect present with this special gift guide 🙂
Oh, and if you’re reading these gift ideas because you’d like some special ways to enjoy self-care, make sure to add your favorites to your wishlist. And please share this post with your family & friends to make their shopping easier!
- 1 Why a Self-Care Gift Is an Excellent Choice
- 2 Not Sure Where to Begin? Learn About Types of Self-Care for Your Loved One
- 3 Self-Care Gift Ideas That Make Meaningful Presents
- 4 Energizing Self-Care Gifts
- 5 Grounding Self-Care Gifts
- 6 The Best Self-Care Gifts to Inspire Creativity & Motivation
- 7 Self-Care Gifts That Pamper
Why a Self-Care Gift Is an Excellent Choice
Everyone can use a little self-care. It’s a special time to rest, feel renewed, and get refreshed.
Unfortunately, many people have a hard time recognizing when they need self-care or just don’t make the time for it. In our busy world, it’s easy to get buried in to-do lists and activities.
A thoughtful gift with a self-care theme will show your loved one that you acknowledge their hard work and appreciate all that they do. If you’re on the hunt for a meaningful gift for your special someone, consider a present with the purpose of self-care.
Not Sure Where to Begin? Learn About Types of Self-Care for Your Loved One
To pick the perfect self-care gift, you’ll need to consider your recipient. My #1 tip will always be to think about their favorites, like:
- Ways to spend free time
- Movies & TV shows
These favorites can be huge clues in determining what types of self-care gifts to get!
Other key factors for picking out the best self-care gifts include what type of self-care your loved one needs. I classify self-care into these four categories:
Creative & Motivational
You can get a free printable list of 101 Self-Care Ideas here!
If you notice that your special someone has a busy lifestyle with lots of on-the-go activities and stress, Grounding and Pampering self-care gifts will be delightful treats.
Or if your loved one has a desk job that limits daily exercise or a newborn baby who doesn’t sleep well, Energizing self-care gifts will be perfect!
Creative & Motivational gifts are wonderful ways to help your loved one relax and be encouraged 🙂
Self-Care Gift Ideas That Make Meaningful Presents
If you’re not sure what your special someone could benefit most from, I highly encourage you to pick one from each category of these best self-care gift ideas, if your budget allows 😉 You don’t need to spend a lot of money.
The key is to provide a variety of self-care items that your loved one can choose whenever the mood hits. Put together a lovely gift bag or gift basket that your special someone can dip into and experience joyful self-care that they need for that moment.
Another thing to think about is that what energizes one person may ground someone else. For example, I find a walk to be energizing while others may find it calming and grounding.
Some of the Gift Ideas for Busy Moms can easily be used for self-care gifts, too. Gift cards for take-out and restaurants are fabulous ways to help your loved one take a night off cooking and relax. Oh, and make sure to check out the Relaxing Comforts section!
Note: With any gift, try to find out if the recipient has any allergies or sensitivities to certain smells or products.
Energizing Self-Care Gifts
Who couldn’t use a bit of energizing?
Think about some fun ways to make everyday drinks more energizing. Tea, coffee, and water bottle infusers are fabulous self-care gifts for these purposes.
If your special someone is on-the-go, get them a gift card to a local coffee shop!
Candles, diffusers, and essential oils with energizing scents are terrific treats for self-care.
Music can be so powerful for self-care! One of the best self-care gift ideas playlist of energizing songs from your loved one’s favorite genre.
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Grounding Self-Care Gifts
You can also find candles and essential oils with calming properties. Personally, the act of lighting a candle and looking at its flame is super soothing. I even make beeswax candles with my boys for just this purpose!
Yoga is a magnificent activity that centers and calms. If your loved one is new to yoga, a gift card to a class may be a self-care gift to consider. Yoga supplies, like mats and blocks, are incredible gifts if your special someone already has a personal yoga practice.
Resources filled with affirmations and personal growth are other great grounding self-care gifts. To help your loved one get the most out of these positive resources, you can include a journal to provide them space to record their experiences.
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The Best Self-Care Gifts to Inspire Creativity & Motivation
One of my favorite ways to enjoy self-care is with creative and motivational resources. The act of using simple materials, like crayons and blank paper, can feel so liberating and refreshing.
Put together a fun art kit for a creative twist to self-care. Crayons, paper, markers, color pencils, coloring books, paints, and chalk pastels are affordable and easy items to include. Oh, and don’t forget hands-on fun with playdough or clay!
Perhaps your loved one enjoys crafting? Assemble a basket or bin of craft supplies. You can find list of suggested materials for awesome crafts at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.
Maybe your special someone loves planning? Washi tape, stickers, paper clips, and other planning supplies will be sure hits 🙂
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Self-Care Gifts That Pamper
When I mentioned self-care, did one of your first thoughts include a hot bubble bath or mani/pedi? If so, you’re not alone! Pampering self-care gifts are super popular and for very good reason. We work hard!
Bath supplies in a basket or beauty bag are amazing self-care gifts. Find out if your loved one has a favorite brand or scent. Look for soap, bath oils, scrub, bath pillow, and other accessories to create a self-care bath time.
Some other pampering self-care gifts include:
- Soft blanket
- Fun magazines
- Chocolate (or other treat)
- Gift card to a hair salon
- Massage gift card
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Don’t forget to make or include a special card with your self-care gift. Your loved one will be thrilled to get a thoughtful message acknowledging all that they do.
This list of best self-care gift ideas will keep growing!
Please leave your suggestions and tips in the comments area below 🙂