It’s November 1st and the holiday season is almost here! Everything seems to go by so quickly this time of year. It can be stressful at times, especially if you’re worrying about what to cross off your gift list. This year, why not give a gift that says treat yourself? After some digging, I found quite a few calming self care gifts perfect for yourself and others! 💝
When you’re looking for gifts for others, remember that they don’t have to be pricey to be special. Your family, friends, and coworkers will simply love the fact that you thought about them!
Also, during busy periods, self care can fall by the wayside. Make sure that you’re looking after and checking in with yourself. It’s nice to treat yourself every now and again! For example, maybe you love knitting. You can purchase yarn that’s on sale from your fave craft store or get a book with new stitch patterns. Little things like that help so much! 💛
30 Self Care Gifts for Yourself & Others
For the Heart
1. Cute Plant Hangers
Plants give your place a relaxing and homey vibe. They also have so many amazing health benefits! However, It’s hard to surround yourself with nature if you live in the heart of the city. A plant hanger would be such a great gift for a friend who lives in an apartment. It’s also a super thoughtful idea for the plant lovers in your life.
These modern plant baskets give such a chic look to any home. They come in a set of four and are very pretty! 🌱
2. Fairy Lights
Fairy lights are a perfect gift for yourself and loved ones. Do you know someone who has been having issues falling sleep? Warm lighting helps a lot with creating a cozy atmosphere. These are window fairy lights, so they’d be great for your bedroom!
Just imagine the lights twinkling while you’re reading and sipping on hot chocolate. Literally the best winter self care retreat ever — all you’d need is a festive candle like peppermint or cinnamon! ✨
3. Ferrero Rocher Assorted Chocolates Gift Box
We all know at least one candy fanatic! I’m looking at you Alejandro! Y’all my fiancé loves chocolate way too much! One year, I bought him a pack of Lindt chocolates as part of his birthday gift. He was most excited to see the chocolates in his gift bag!
Other than Lindt, I adore Ferrerro Rocher chocolates. For the holidays, my Nonna always buys these yummy Italian treats. They’re not only quite fancy, but also affordable and tasty! This is an assorted gift box with a few different flavors.
My personal fave is the classic Rocher. It has a hazelnut in the center, along with a creamy filling and a crunchy wafer shell. The chocolate exterior is rich yet sweet. Just so tasty! 🍫
4. Empowering Questions Cards
A deck of question cards is a fantastic tool for self reflection. Asking yourself questions truly helps you get to know yourself better! The set comes with 52 cards and they’re all super colorful. If you have a friend that enjoys journaling, this would be a good source of inspiration for their next entry. Definitely one of the best gifts for mindfulness!
5. WXY Rose Gold Headphones
Aren’t these headphones the cutest? The ones listed on my gift guide are rose gold, but they have other color options on Amazon. Also, you can listen to music wirelessly, since they’re bluetooth! They come with a case, audio cable, and charging cable. They’d be such a lovely gift idea for music lovers, artists, athletes, or just anyone who is always on the go! 🎵
6. Cozy Retreat Puzzle
Another awesome gift for yourself or someone else! Puzzles are so much fun. They distract you from daily stressors and calm you down after a long day. The Cozy Retreat puzzle comes with 500 pieces. For some reason, it reminds me of the apartment from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Maybe it’s the purple walls and green entry way?
7. Canvas Wall Art
When I saw this canvas on Amazon, I thought it was stunning! The artwork would instantly give your place a wintery feel. It’s simple, but pretty. The birds flying over the mountain give the painting such a relaxing touch. I think it’d be a nice decorate piece for January, once the holidays start winding down!
8. A Journal for Self-Discovery in Nature
This workbook is so cute! As soon as I read the description, I wanted a copy:
“The Wildflower’s Workbook, a fresh-as-a-daisy self-guided journal, will help you connect with the magic of the natural world, as you write, reflect, and daydream your way through its inspiring pages.”
I ended up ordering the book last night and can’t wait to start writing! 🌷
9. Vinyl Record Player
A vinyl is such a cool gift for the music fan in your life. This Vinyl Turntable Record Player from Fluance received amazing reviews on Amazon. Although it’s the priciest gift on this list, their vinyl is still quite a steal! It gives you a high quality listening experience and has a stylish walnut finish. For some reason, music sounds so clear on a vinyl!
Another terrific option is buying your loved ones a vinyl record from their fave artist! They’ll be so excited as they unwrap their present!
For calming albums, I recommend Red by Taylor Swift, Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, and In Between Dreams by Jack Johnson!
10. Pusheen Mug
Out of all the gifts, this Pusheen mug has to be the cutest! The pastel colors and polka dots are so sweet. They also have other mug options on Amazon. One is green and the other is yellow. Pusheen is sitting on the couch and being lazy. The cup says “home is where my butt is.” I mean, how accurate is that description? Overall, I think this gift would put a smile on anyone’s face!
For the Body
1. Throw Blanket
Blankets are the comfiest gifts for winter! After all, who doesn’t love snuggling up with a soothing cup of tea and book? With the weather getting colder, it’s always nice to have an extra throw blanket around the house. This throw blanket looks super soft and cozy! It’s also 51 x 63 inches long, so it’s quite a hefty blanket!
2. Comfy Slipper Socks
Slippers would be a thoughtful addition to a self care kit! They’re a good gift for the friend who loves all things comfy. During the wintertime, my go-to after work outfit is sweatpants and slippers. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’d know that these slippers have to be one of my personal gift faves from this list!
3. Rose Quartz Roller
This rose quartz roller is fantastic for skincare and it’s also relaxing! The package that it comes in is very elegant. It’d make a lovely spa day gift idea. On top of that, you can use the roller to help make your skin feel smoother and softer!
4. Kitchen Kite Teapot Set
Kitchen Kite’s teapot set looks gorgeous! I love that it comes with four cups. It’d be the perfect present for someone who likes to invite friends over for a cup of tea. This is also one of those practical gifts you can treat yourself to and use often! 🍵
5. Cozy Decorative Pillow Covers
These pillow covers are so fitting for fall and winter! I adore the mustard yellow color. I’d like to say that this is a great fall color for my living room, but it’s already snowing in Chicago! If you want a more holiday themed shade, they offer red, green, purple, and a bunch of other colors!
6. Winter Ribbed Infinity Scarf
Infinity scarves — a classic and warm holiday gift! One of these scarves would pair so well with a beanie and gloves! They’re fashionable and comfy. What more can you ask for? ☃️
7. Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Hungry for More is a follow-up to Chrissy’s first book, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat! I’d recommend both books because she’s so passionate about cooking and the recipes are delicious! Definitely a must-have that’ll inspire you to cook more creatively!
8. Tea Variety Set
There are so many tasty varieties in this box! It’s an awesome gift for anyone who wants to try out different tea varieties. A few flavors include Earl Grey, Green Tea, and English Breakfast. You can also place a one time order or subscribe!
9. Bath Bombs Gift Set
Give the gift of relaxation with these beautiful bath bombs! The set comes with 12 bath bombs — they’re high quality and affordable. The blue bath bombs in this set are absolutely stunning!
10. Water Bottle
I feel like this would be a very thoughtful gift idea for a coworker! It comes with a time tracker and you can choose from a bunch of color options on Amazon. The pink one is my favorite, but I also really like the blue and green bottles! A lovely idea for a company Secret Santa!
For the Mind
1. Present, Not Perfect by Aimee Chase
Books are awesome gifts for yourself and others. Present Not Perfect is a guide for mindfulness. It has a lot of tips, interactive exercises, and delightful artwork! It teaches you how to slow down during the day and enjoy the moment. If you have a friend who is going through a hectic time right now, this could be a really helpful gift! 💗
2. White Noise Machine
According to Very Well Mind, there may be quite a few benefits to having a white noise machine. Vanzon’s machine features many calming sounds like birds, ocean waves, and streams. The idea is that it helps to block out distracting noises and creates calming sounds that induce sleep.
A white noise machine can be a really great gift for a friend who has been struggling to fall asleep lately or the HSP in your life! It’s also one of those handy gifts that you can buy for yourself!
3. The One Minute Gratitude Journal by Brenda Nathan
With the holidays coming up, it’s nice to take a moment and think about what you’re grateful for. Brenda Nathan helps you do just that with her simple gratitude exercises. The book is super cute and will inspire you to appreciate the little things in life!
4. Aromatherapy Soy Candle
A warm scent like vanilla adds such a cozy touch to your home. It’s also super pretty and lasts a while! A truly fitting gift for any candle enthusiast!
5. 2020 Floral Planner
You can never go wrong with a planner! This 2020 floral planner is gorgeous. It’s the perfect size for on the go and there’s more than enough space for your notes. It’s also super affordable and well-organized!
6. Acrylic Paint Set
Painting is such a calming hobby. Both beginner and more experienced artists would enjoy this gift! The set comes with 10 paint brushes, two palettes, and 12 color pigments. I also love that the paint brushes are blue — it’s a very soothing color! With this set, you can paint a darling picture of the season’s first snowfall or follow a tutorial on YouTube!
7. Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser can help with stress and freshen up your space. This diffuser is super cool because it comes with a remote control and you can even change its colors!
8. Lavender Room Spray
Lavender is such a relaxing scent. This would be a fantastic spray for right before bed or after work. It definitely gives the room a more calming vibe!
9. Enchanted Forest Coloring Book
I adore that this coloring book has a whimsical theme. The cover is stunning — it gives me Disney and Sleeping Beauty vibes! Since the location is a forest, it’d be so perfect for winter. All of the designs look so detailed and enchanting. No pun intended! 🌲
10. Laptop Tote Bag
The bag is lightweight, bright, and affordable. You can carry your tote bag to work with you or bring it to the coffee shop on weekends. One of the most practical self care gifts for yourself and loved ones! 🌸
I hope that you enjoyed this post, lovelies! Have an amazing Friday and weekend! x
What is the best gift you’ve ever received? Why is it your favorite? Also, what are some other great gifts for both yourself and loved ones?
With love, Caroline says
Lovely ideas! It reminds me that I totally need to restock on candles! 😄
Nunzia Martino says
I feel like you can truly never have too many candles in the house hehe!! 💞x
With love, Caroline says
Fab ideas – I always love giving and receiving these sorts of gifts – I’ve got a few people in my life that I always buy them for too! My favourite from the list has to be the Pusheen mug without a doubt! Xx
Nunzia Martino says
Aww, thank you so much, girl!! 💗 Self care gifts are really nice for the holidays. When I get those kind of gifts from loved ones, I always think they’re super thoughtful and sweet! Isn’t that Pusheen mug just adorable?! lol!! Pusheen is so cute and I love the polka dot designs! x
Great ideas Nunzia! I recently bought myself an essential oil diffuser and couldn’t be happier with it! I change the oils according to the mood and atmosphere I want to set and it really makes a difference! Thanks for sharing all of this! 😍
Nunzia Martino says
Thank you so much, Juliette!! 💛 Oooh, that sounds amazing!! An essential oil diffuser is a really great gift to give yourself! Essential oils are just so relaxing and help to set a calming vibe after a long day! My fave scents right now are lavender and eucalyptus! x
Yess, I have the same ahah, they’re amazing ☺️
I now know what I’m going to get my sister in law for Christmas! Cute post.
Nunzia Martino says
That’s awesome! 💗 So glad that the post gave you some inspo!! Thanks for stopping by and reading! x
I always like to add box of chocolate to my friends or family gifts. I don’t know why, but I think it makes gift so much better, because most people love chocolate. Love these ideas, they are perfect. xx
Nunzia Martino says
A box of chocolates is truly the best gift ever hehe!! 🍫
We do stocking stuffers during the holidays and my mom always makes sure to put chocolate bars and treats in my stocking. I always look forward to it ever year lol! You’re right — most people do love chocolates and sweet treats!! x