If you’re looking to give someone something that truly gives them some love, look for self care gifts that help them focus on nurturing themselves, whether mentally, physically, emotionally or just with a little pampering. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite self care gifts this holiday season that anyone is sure to enjoy!
Self-help books can be challenging to gift. But this one doesn’t fit the typical mold. Its not sappy or sad. Instead, success coach Jen Sincero delivers 27 easy-to-inhale chapters designed to help one move beyond self-sabotage into a space of total love (and success). ($16)
These small handle-less cappuccino cups fit so comfortably in your hand that you’ll be coming up with things to drink just to hold them. Made individually and by hand by New Mexico-based Hanselmann Pottery, these stoneware pieces are designed to be functional, durable and pieces of art. Deadline for Christmas orders: December 19th. ($22)
One look at Cap Beauty’s arsenal of products and you’ll be inspired! Give the gal in your life that needs some extra love the Everyday Oil & Dry Brush. Made with coconut, olive, and argan oils as well as Palo Santo, Lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage, this blend is moisturizing and nurturing. Combined with the dry brush she’ll feel invigorated, softened and pampered to boot. (Everyday Oil, $48; Dry Brush, $40)
We’ve seen necklaces that allow you to carry your essential oils with you, but very few that actually infuse the jewelry you’re wearing with the essential oils themselves. This stylish lava stone triangle necklace is made with natural lava, which is porous, allowing the wearer to apply essential oils for aromatherapy benefits throughout the day. These necklaces look cool, feel great, and are so affordable. A great self care gift for anyone needing some love! ($30)
I discovered May Lindstrom earlier this year, and it is hands-down one of my favorite skincare lines I’ve ever used. (And I’ve been in the spa industry for 17+ years). If you want to make someone feel pampered (or put it on your own wish list), I love the Honey Mud Masque, a gentle mask made of honey, white halloysite clay, silver and aromatics that rehydrates parched skin. Another favorite for those that like a bit more exfoliation is the Clean Dirt made with clays, warming spices and salts that truly rejuvenates tired skin. (Honey Mud, $90 ; Clean Dirt, $79)
No, this isn’t a new gift, but boy does it feel essential. Gift anyone in your life with less stress by giving them a tool that they can carry around with them, teaching them mindfulness and meditation practices. A one month gift is only $12.99; or give a year of stress-relief for $96!
Indulge and support her quest for health with this innovative self care beauty kit. Botanicals known to support anti-aging, and powerful antioxidants combine in this 4-piece set. The kit includes Mangosteen Hibiscus Beauty Tonic (rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and phytonutrients), Turmeric powder, Plant-Based Collagen and their anti-aging Curam beauty elixir made with berries, roots and peels. ($68)
What could be more cozy than a pair of Birks lined with shearling? Slip them on for quick outings or casual winter weekends. Available in four colors from neutral mocha to bright burgundy. These shoes just scream, relax! And it’s one of the best self care gifts anyone could every hope for.($165)
Beauty devotees know a thing or two about superfood powders. But if you’re looking to really gift someone some much needed self care, give them a gift that will amp their routine for months. HUM Raw Beauty Super Food Powder is a raw greens powder made with probiotics, fiber, nutrient-rich greens like barley grass, spirulina, alfalfa, chlorella, and adaptogens to boost her immunity and overall health. We’re particularly smitten with the Gingersnap flavor. ($39)
The health benefits of essential oils are well-documented, but many people just don’t know how to use them. Give this set from Saje that includes their stylish Aroma Om Ultrasonic Diffuser that has a 3-6 hour run time, uses no heat and turns off automatically, as well as two of their more popular oil blends—Liquid Sunshine and Refresh Revitalizing Blend—to help them create a more serene atmosphere at home. ($109.95)
With her love of health and writing, Melissa has written for such publications as Shape, Natural Solutions, Yoga Journal, Self and Pilates Style, and has created recipes and food-oriented stories for such publications as Delicious Living and Cooking Light.