During Covid, I think we all became a little more aware of self-care and the importance of taking even 10 minutes out of every day for it. Whether we actually do that is another story, but we now know we should so it’s a start. Giving a gift that recognizes the importance of self-care, shows you care about their health and well-being. You could give them products for them to do a little self-pampering or do self-facials. Or you can explore the self-care gift ideas from the list below.
We wanted to include what some may consider non-conventional items that support the many ways of taking a few moments for self-care. Sometimes just a break from the routine – when you can focus on something other than the stress or pressure of everyday life. That’s what these items do. They represent a variety of price points for all budgets and gift bundle suggestions are given if you want to bump them up. If you want to explore different gift ideas, check out our other gift guides.
Self-Care Gift Ideas for the Mind, Body and Soul
Here is the ultimate TV trivia jigsaw puzzle by artist James Mellett! This jigsaw features a colourful collage of more than 250 TV stars and unforgettable moments in American television. Puzzles can be an excellent way of unplugging and detaching from the rush and stress of daily life. You can take 10 minutes (or more) out of every day and work on this entertaining puzzle that will bring back memories and make you smile.
Gift Bundle Idea: A Mighty Leaf Wellness Tea Sampler. Drinkable at any hour, these herbal teas combine flowers, fruits and roots long used to support wellbeing, from fighting inflammation to helping digestion. Perfect for sipping while doing a puzzle.
Hatch Restore combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock into one smart sleep assistant. Personalize a routine to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. Create a mood any time with a selection of soothing sounds and lights. Relax with a soft-glow reading light without the eye-straining blue hues. Enjoy wind-down content that prepares your mind & body for sleep. Gently wake to a custom Sunrise Alarm that supports healthy cortisol levels. Control with soft-touch buttons or use the free companion app for iOS or Android.
Gift Bundle Idea: A weighted blanket will be the perfect addition to winding downtime. The Tranquility Weighted Blanket with Microban is soft and mimics the feeling of being held, or hugged, to help you relax and fall asleep.
Reading can be an escape. A break from the stress and pressures of life and what better distraction is there than a visual adventure inspired by the unique vision of Wes Anderson. With stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade. This book takes you on a journey to every continent and tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth: quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems; places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed. An invitation to look at your world through a different lens.
Gift Bundle Idea: A Mighty Leaf Wellness Tea Sampler. Drinkable at any hour, these herbal teas combine flowers, fruits, and roots long used to support wellbeing, from fighting inflammation to helping digestion. Perfect for drinking while getting lost in a book.
Masterclass is an American online education subscription platform on which students can access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts in various fields. Experts include Gordon Ramsey, Serena Williams, Questlove, Christina Aguilera, Samuel L. Jackson, RuPaul, and too many more to mention. Learning has a way of expanding and enriching our daily lives. If that’s not self-care, I’m not sure what is.
Gift Bundle Idea: Pair this up with a 10ft Ultra-Strong Reinforced Lightning to USB Charging Cable. If they have to be tethered to their device, they might as well have room to roam a little.
This is an expensive candle option, but if you have the budget and want to get someone something special, this is the candle for you. Elad Yifrach, a former interior designer, introduced L’Objet in 2004. With a collection that blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility, comes this gorgeous candle handcrafted of Limoges porcelain with a hand-painted finish, 24-kt. gold accents and a lid adorned with a semiprecious stone. It looks like a treasure found when travelling the globe, this beautiful piece of art is filled with paraffin wax in a glorious Fleur d’Or fragrance.
Gift Bundle Idea: A Mighty Leaf Wellness Tea Sampler. Drinkable at any hour, these herbal teas combine flowers, fruits and roots long used to support wellbeing, from fighting inflammation to helping digestion. Light a candle and sip some decaffeinated tea.
Get more out of your records with the Orbit Plus Turntable. This acrylic platter doesn’t just sit there looking pretty – it provides improved speed stability and dissipates unwanted resonances. The result: a more lifelike tone and punchier bass. The Plus also features the Ortofon OM5E cartridge, which is perfect for listeners who enjoy a wide variety of genres. Music can soothe us through difficult times and nothing connects us to music like vinyl. Plus, taking a little time for a dance break – however you define it – is good for your mind body and soul. Some say vinyl is making a comeback – I wasn’t aware it ever left 😊
Gift Bundle Idea: Some vinyl, of course. You can get them 1 or 2 classics depending on their musical preference.
You can bring this portable USB humidifier with you wherever you go for continual hydration at your desk for work, overnight while you sleep or on-the-go to your dream destination. You can also nourish your skin with Hey Dewy before, after or even during your beauty routine. Portable and handheld with USB power cord that can work up to 8-hour continuous capacity. Get this cute, facial humidifier today – your skin and hair will thank you for it.
Gift Bundle Idea: Any item from this great skincare gift guide collection will go perfectly with the humidifier.
With its beautiful wood grain and soft light, this diffuser and its soft night light will complement any room décor. It will also help you to release your stress at the end of a long day. With some essential oil, this super quiet diffuser will create a calm, relaxing environment anywhere.
Gift Bundle Idea: Buy one or a few pure essential oils to get them started. Lavender, chamomile, and bergamot orange all help with anxiety relief.
Share the benefits of better sleep, relaxation, and mindfulness. Each Calm gift card unlocks a year’s subscription to Calm Premium with unlimited access to their growing content library. Calm is the #1 app for sleep and meditation. Calm helps you live a happier & healthier life with mindfulness programs on 20+ topics. It can transform someone’s life with just a few minutes a day. There’s something for everyone. This is the perfect self-care gift regardless of your expertise and experience with meditation. Meditation is the best form of self-care because it can positively impact your whole being.
Gift Bundle Idea: Any of these meditation pillows would be the perfect accompaniment to a Calm Subscription
This beautiful gift set includes 2 lavender bath bombs, 1 lavender and tonka shower gel, and a container of camomile-scented Dream cream (which was one of our bedside table must-haves). Sinking deep into a bath full of bubbles or fizz, or lathering up with lashes of lavender, or keeping skin calm, soothed and moisturized are all great ways of demonstrating self-care. It’s the perfect solution to help you relax and unwind during or after a hard day.
Gift Bundle Idea: A Mighty Leaf Wellness Tea Sampler. Drinkable at any hour, these herbal teas combine flowers, fruits and roots long used to support wellbeing, from fighting inflammation to helping digestion. Light a candle and sip some decaffeinated tea in a beautiful lavender bath.
We hope these self-care gift ideas help you find the perfect present for that special someone in your life. Do you like giving or receiving self-care gifts? What do you think of our list? Are there other items you think should be added? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
Happy self-care shopping ☮