The holidays are fast approaching! Though my Love Language is Words of Affirmation, I looooove giving gifts. My favorite way to give gifts is to combine people’s interests. Need a lamp and love Star Wars? You’re getting a lamp that’s shaped like the Millenium Falcon (I actually have this).
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But enough about me and my eccentric gift giving. You’re here because you want to know about the best self-care gift ideas that money can buy. I would usually do this list by the dimensions of self-care BUT, because we all know that money can be tight around this time of year and watching your budget is part of #financialselfcare, I’m going to organize this post by dollar amount and mention what dimension of self-care that the gift works for. Sound good? Great!
Here are the 8 dimensions as a reminder!
Self Care Gifts Under $10
Ceaco Undersea Glow Jigsaw Puzzles (Intellectual, Mental)
I’ve loved puzzles from a young age and have a lot of fond memories of completing them with my parents. If you know someone who likes to exercise their brain and spatial reasoning skills, get them a couple of puzzles.
Tiesta Relaxing Loose Leaf Tea (Mental, Physical)
This tea is a blend of lavender and chamomile. It is sure to help you destress after a hard day. This tea can be served hot or cold. Grab this tea along with the diffusor set below.
Home Again Tea Diffusor Set (Mental, Physical)
Do your small part to help the environment by using these cute tea diffusers. You’ll get all three colors in this diffusor set. Bundle this diffusor set with the previous tea as a gift to a loved one who needs help with relaxing.
Lavender and Sandalwood Bath Salts (Mental, Physical)
These bath salts are a wonderful gift if you would like to help the person that you love relax. Both lavender and sandalwood are amazing scents. Get these bath salts along with a luxurious wooden bath tray for a cute bath present.
I love doing challenges, especially 30-day challenges. This book would be great for the person on your list who is trying to expand their horizons but isn’t quite sure what they want to do. Grab this book here.
Self-Care Gifts Under $20
This book (and the others) are perfect for the person who is just getting into self-care. It provides simple ideas and tips for starting a self-care practice. It’s also pretty compact so you can take it anywhere. Check it out here.
Blissful Scenes Adult Coloring Book (Mental)
Coloring is a wonderful way to seek a bit of calm in a hectic world. I got this exact coloring book for my mom for her birthday and she loves it. Get this coloring book here.
Your Money or Your Life (Financial, Professional)
I just started reading this book a few weeks ago because I wanted to get more in touch with my money mindset and financial self-care. I’m only a few chapters in and I’ve already learned soo much. Get this book for the person who needs to get their financial life together.
The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook (Mental, Physical, Spiritual)
This would make a perfect gift for the reader on your list who is also into holistic health. This book includes meditations, healing teas, and more to help people get more in touch with their spiritual, physical, and mental health. Grab it here.
Are you a busy woman but still want to make time for self-care? The Self-Care Toolkit Workbook may be for you! Click here to learn more.
Radha Beauty Essential Oils (Environmental, Spiritual)
Essential oils can be used is so many different ways from diffusing (see the diffusor below) to using in a skincare routine or even in food (always use food-grade oils if you’re doing this). Get this set of 6 essential oils here.
VicTsing 150ml Essential Oil Diffusor (Environmental, Spiritual)
Don’t forget to grab an essential oil diffuser to use with your essential oils. While there are many ways that you can use essential oils, diffusing them is one of my favorite ways. Grab this cute diffusor here.
Self-Care for Introverts (All)
Do you have an introvert on your list who loves self-care? This book is for them. It is one of the many books on self-care that I have and the reason I love it is exactly because it speaks to me as an introvert. You can get this book here.
The Spirit Almanac (Spiritual)
From Amazon – “Practice and personalize dozens of routines incorporating science-backed techniques like breathwork, meditation, and aromatherapy, as well as more esoteric offerings like astrology, crystals, and tarot”. This book is perfect for anyone who is looking to deepen their spiritual practice. Take a look at this book here.
Yoga Mat (Physical, Spiritual)
I’m going to try and up my yoga game in the next year. Getting a beautiful brand new yoga mat may help. Get this yoga mat for the yoga enthusiast on your list.
Self-Care Gifts Under $50
Premier Colored Pencil Set (Mental)
This is actually something that I bought for my mother for her birthday. She loves coloring books and this is set is super cute, affordable, and travel-friendly. Grab this if you have an artist as a friend or family member.
Dry Brushing Set with Bamboo and Boar Bristles (Mental, Physical)
Dry brushes are great for people who want to combat dry skin (especially in the cold winter months. Dry brushes are also great for unclogging pores. Grab this dry brushing set (everything you see included).
Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager (Mental, Physical)
I’ve had this massager (and my mom has one too) for about a year now. I have chronic back pain and it is a life saver. I also love it for my neck and shoulders when I’m spending too much time in front of my computer. If you have chronic pain, know someone who does, or just love massages, this is an amazing gift. Definitely get it.
Smudge Stick Gift Set (Environmental, Spiritual)
This beautiful sage kit comes with everything you see pictured as well as directions on how to cleanse your home using sage. This would be the perfect present for someone going into a new space OR to cleanse a space for the new year. Get this beautiful kit here.
Marimo Aquarium Kit (Environmental, Social)
This is something that I actually have! My sister got one first and then I asked for one for my birthday. They’re super cute and easy to take care of if you’re like me and not great with plants. And honestly, they’re like little pets. Sometimes I talk to them. Grab them here!
Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bath Tub Caddy Tray (Mental, Environmental)
This is the perfect present to go along with those bath salts that I mentioned earlier. If you have a loved one how loves taking long, luxurious baths, you have to get this for them. My friend who has one of these loves it.
Self-Care Gifts Under $100
YNM Weighted Blanket (Physical, Mental)
My sister got a weighted blanket for her birthday a few months ago and she loves it. My mom “tested” it out before giving it to my sister and said that it felt like being wrapped in a hug. If you want to feel liked you’re being hugged, check out this blanket.
malu Luxury Meditation with Back Support (Physical, Spiritual)
Where are all my meditators and people who love to sit on the floor but HATE the way it makes your butt and back feel? This is for you. I first a product like this during my healing circle and it is soo comfortable. Sitting on the floor for 3 hours was a breeze with this. Want to save your back and butt? Get this meditation seat.
Light Therapy Lamp (Environmental, Mental)
This light may help anyone who struggles during the dark winter months. From Amazon – “Provides the recommended 10,000 LUX brightness for effective light therapy to help beat the winter blues, regulate sleep, fight fatigue, boost mood, and improve focus”. Sounds amazing right? Grab it here!
Self-Care Gifts OVER $100
Because sometimes one big gift is what you really want to give someone.
Fitbit Versa 2 (Physical)
You’re probably all familiar with Fitbits and how they work. They’re incredibly helpful if you’re trying to get serious about your fitness – which I’m trying to do recently – and want integration with your phone. Grab your Fitbit Versa 2 here.
Naipo Back Stretcher/Yoga Massage Mat (Physical, Mental)
I didn’t know that anything like this existed until I found this on Amazon. Honestly, I want it so bad. As someone with chronic back pain, I think it would do wonders for me. If you get this, please let me know how it is. Snag this yoga massage mat here.
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What do you think about these self-care and wellness gifts? Which one would you like to receive as a gift and what are you planning on giving to your loved ones? Let me know in the comments!
Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention. Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.
Briana is also the author of The Self-Care Journal for Young Adults.