If you’re anything like me, nothing compounds anxiety quite like the tidings of holiday cheer rising over the horizon. No matter how you celebrate, the winter holidays can be overwhelming with emotions, expectations, and expenses. They are supposed to be about showing love to friends and family, but figuring out gifts for everyone on your shopping list is all too often a source of anxiety. That’s why my holiday presents are going to be something I know won’t disappoint this season: self-care gifts. The best self-care gifts are an opportunity to tell your friends and fam, “Hey, I see you, and I appreciate you.” And best of all? That kind of thoughtfulness is available at all kinds of budgets.
Now, we understand that the act of self-care varies from person to person. For my mom, it looks like a cozy pair of slippers or indulging in a fancy box of cookies. For my brother-in-law, it’s a smart mug that keeps his coffee warm all morning. My sister? It’s splurging on new workout clothes for her morning boot camp. And for me, it’s a long bubble bath and some time spent with a powerful suction vibrator. Maybe your list is stacked with someone who cares more about morning meditation and journaling. Whatever their self-care looks like, we hope we can at least help you get rid of your own holiday stress with this list of self-care gift ideas — perhaps, you’ll be inspired to grab a little extra something, something for you, too!
So, if you’ve been nervously wondering how you’re going to make it through the next gift-obsessed weeks, it’s time to take a deep breath, relax, and browse the 23 best self-care gifts for every budget. That way you can give the gift of TLC without breaking a sweat. You deserve it!