The past couple of years have been overwhelming, tiring, and stressful! We’ve all found ourselves in spaces where we are trying to release the tension of all of the stress we carry. We feel overworked, undervalued, stressed, and we probably all need a time out.
This holiday season, the best way to tell your loved one that you truly see them is with the gift of self-care! It’s probably long overdue and totally necessary. Let this self-care gifts list guide you to the perfect stress relieving gift for everyone on your list at any purchase point!
Gifting self-care not only will wow your special someone but will also remind them that you consider their wellness part of their happiness and you truly desire that for them. I have scoured the internet looking for the best self-care gifts at reasonable prices and have found quite a list! Whether you choose a guided journal or scented candle gift set these relaxing gift ideas for the overworked are sure to be a hit!
My personal favorites are the Mind Your Beeswax Candles and the Electric toothbrush (What can I say, its my profession and a great toothbrush is self-care! :)). But don’t believe me, check out this gifts for stress relief guide yourself and find the perfect stress relieving gift for your loved ones!
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Stress Relieving Gifts Under $25
I always share with Mamas I know self-care doesn’t have to cost an arm and your first child! These gifts for stress relief and self-care are all under $25 dollars and approved by overworked moms everywhere!
1. Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set
Okay, so when I first saw this item I was immediately drawn in by the shear beauty of it. When you add to that the benefits of gua sha massage, you have the perfect relaxing gift for the overworked person in your life!
Using this Gua Sha Massage tool can help relieve tension that leads to expression lines and soreness in the neck and shoulders. (And who doesn’t hold tension in their neck??) This stress relieving gift set can also help improve sleep! YES PLEASE!
2. Mindful Jewelry
These gorgeous, handmade Mindful Bracelets from Laurel Denise offers unique encouragement for difficult times. This piece can be a reminder to your loved one that it is okay to take a moment and breathe. Buy one or more with different mindful reminders and maybe throw in one for yourself because we could all use a little encouragement during this time!
3. Bella and Bear Beauty Gift Set for Women
If your special someone is a woman on the go, the Bella and Bear Beauty gift set is the perfect stocking stuffer! This Self-Care kit is great for a spa day at home or a little relaxation while on a work trip.
This self-care gift includes Tropical inspired scented Shampoo, Conditioner, Body scrub and wash, as well as a Facial mask. Ease her mind with the fact that all of the products are cruelty free vegan Beauty products.
4. I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal
Self-Care isn’t always pampering products and spa dates, sometimes its mental stimulation and being present, and that is exactly what you get with this book. I am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness guide and Journal is all about learning mindfulness and practicing it for just a few minutes a day.
While learning to live in the moment, the joyful mindfulness exercises, meditations, coloring pages, and habit-breakers in this beautifully designed and illustrated book will challenge your powers of observation, investigation, and cultivation while bringing new awareness to your senses, thoughts, and emotions.
5. Mindful Minute Cards
Mindful Minute cards are the perfect example of the fact that self-care doesn’t require a whole lot of time. It only requires intention. This unique self-care gift can be used at anytime, anywhere, by anyone, and includes activities for breathing, practicing gratitude, becoming more presently aware, and expressing kindness to yourself and others.
6. Blanc Therapy Facial Masks
These face masks are another self-care gift that help you add a little bit of luxury to an everyday activity. The Blanc Therapy Sheet Masks are infused with all natural ingredients that make for the perfect addition to any daily skin care routine.
With 6 different types of masks to try, these masks are sure to bring a little dose of relaxation to even the busiest recipient.
7. Mini Spa Gift Set
Gift that special someone a spa day with this Mini Spa Gift Set. I love anything gift basket and this little set is a perfect addition to your stocking stuffers. This calming gift set provides everything needed for a relaxing moment for those who need it most!
8. STNTUS Bath Bombs
I could not resist adding this adorable Bath bomb set to our list! Now the busy person in their life can have their cake without the calories with these super cute, treat inspired bath bombs.
Each bomb creates rich bubbles and vibrant colors giving an entirely new bath experience. The recipient will enjoy 7 wonderful scents and appreciate all of the aromatherapy benefits!
9. Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Melt away stress and turn a mundane activity into a totally luxurious experience with Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers. This variety pack of steamers not only smells amazing, it comes packed with all the benefits of aromatherapy.
This gift idea for relaxation is an excellent addition to any overworked persons self-care routine! And while you’re at it, why not get one for yourself as well!
10. Mind Your Beeswax Candles
Not only do we love the name of the Mind Your Beeswax candle but I also LOVE the product! These candles are great smelling and high quality! If that’s not enough reason to buy one of each of the scents, beeswax also helps to purify the air! This gift would make an excellent stand alone gift for a stressed coworker or friend, or combined with other self-care items would be an awesome pampering gift basket!!
Gifts for Stress Relief between $25 – $50
These self-care gifts are still reasonably priced and come with a little more self-care punch! Any of these would be totally appreciated if found under the tree Christmas morning!
1. Vinkor Flameless Candles
Part of self-care is setting the right mood for your intention. Whether you want to serve your amazing new recipes at a candlelit table or meditate after your meal, Vinkor flameless candles can help create a soothing environment to do just that. The best part is that they take away the stress of tending a flame. If a sitting meditation on the couch turns into a nap, it’s no big deal. Flameless candles operate on a battery, making them no more stressful than a flashlight.
2. Herbal Tea Garden Seed Kit
There is something about gardening that is therapeutic and relaxing. This Herbal Tea Garden Seed kit combines the healing properties of tea with the relaxation of the hobby of gardening to create a truly unique self-care gift anybody would love! Each kit includes, pots, soil pellets, wooden plant markers, and seeds to start a personal herb garden for all your favorite teas.
3. Philips Sonicare 4100
I couldn’t help but add a handy dandy toothbrush to this self-care gifts list! The Philips Sonicare toothbrush was the very first electric toothbrush I got years ago, and after trying MANY, its still my favorite. Give the gift of a beautiful healthy smile with this self-care gift, and make your favorite dentist happy!
4. Positive Vibes Succulent Gift Box
Succulents, Soy Candles, and trinkets? What more could you ask for with these energizing Gift Boxes from Natural Succulents. These gift baskets can be personalized and customized with lip balms, pens, soaps and bath bombs with 12 different scents to choose from. This thoughtful gift box will surely be enjoyed by whoever receives it!
5. Nanosteamer Ionic Facial Steamer
Relaxation for many often means a day at the spa, but social distancing and health concerns have made it more likely that a DIY spa day using the NanoSteamer may be your best bet. This stress relieving gift idea is a facial steamer and humidifier that generates nano-ionic steam, which is known to produce water particles that may be up to 10x more effective at hydrating the skin.
6. Stresscase Self Care Kit
The artisanal products in Stresscase Self-Care Kits help the overwhelmed reconnect to calm and inspire the stressed to take time for themselves so they can be stronger when times get tough. Self care is foundational to your mental health. Stresscase self care gift boxes are great for sharing kindness and letting your loved ones know they matter.
7. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat
This Shiatsu Back, Shoulder, and Neck Massager is a game changer! Two years ago my husband purchased one as a gift and we have often had fights (not really but sort of) about who gets to use it before bed. This is the ultimate relaxation gift and sure to be a hit for the ones you love.
This massager features handles that can be used to direct the pressure and intensity of the massage to the areas you need it the most! Trust me when I say, this one is a WINNER!!
8. Kindfolk Yoga Mat Duffel Bag
KINDFOLK’s Yoga Mat Bags are the perfect duffel for anyone to take to the gym or the studio. The design allows you to carry all you need, and has maximum room for blocks, straps, towels and other essentials. The reinforced straps are both comfortable to carry and beautiful.
Self-Care gifts $50 and up
Looking to spoil that someone special but not sure exactly what might be the best option? The following items are sure to put a smile on your loved ones face!
1. Relax Eden Adult Weighted Blanket
You know the feeling of calm you get after a nice long hug? Well gift that feeling throughout the night with the Relax Eden Weighted blanket. Weighted blankets help to create a feeling of calm to relax you and reduce anxiety as you sleep. Select the size closest to 10% of the recipients bodyweight.
2. Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa is another one of my favorite things! This new edition to the Fitbit collection brings lots of powerful features including Active Zone Minutes which uses your resting heart rate to gauge exercise effort and gives you a buzz when you step up the intensity so you can make the most of your workouts. Whether this is a gift for a uber athlete or a new to fitness mama, this self-care gift is sure to please and encourage your loved one to practice physical self-care.
3. MaxCare Foot Spa/Bath Massager with Heat
Give the gift of a dream pedicure with the MaxCare Foot spa! This stylish foot bath not only heats and massages, but also incorporates bubbles and vibration for a complete pedi experience!