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The Ultimate List of Self-Care Gift Ideas

Honestly, is there anything better than self-care gifts?  Gifts that make you feel better, sleep better, eat healthier, take care of your body and mind…just generally live better?

These kinds of self-care gift ideas are perfect for just about any occasion and for every kind of person.  And what’s even better is that it doesn’t matter what your budget is because these self-care gifts have a huge price range.

You really can’t go wrong when you head in the direction of self-care.  It’s not just trendy! It’s totally timeless.

So here are some great ideas for self-care gifts that will please anyone on your list:

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These self-care gift ideas are perfect for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, and even gifts for bridesmaids!

The 5-Minute Journal

The 5-Minute Journal is a brilliant concept and a self-care gift that will truly WORK.

Journaling has massive benefits to not only your mental health, but also your productivity.

And I promise you, after using The 5-Minute Journal for even just one week, you’ll realize why it’s so powerful.

This is a really great self-care gift idea for just about anyone, but especially people that are in need of clarity, focus, or a good pick-me-up.

LUSH-Quality Bath Bombs

These bath bombs are one of my favorite self-care gifts and one that never, ever gets old.

I’m a huge fan of bath bombs and this specific brand is the closest I’ve ever found to LUSH bath bombs (which are the best in the world of bath bombs…but cost a lot).  

BUT these are way less expensive and ironically have way more scents that are a lot of fun.

They’re also really bright and come individually packaged, so they are really fun gifts and something that can easily be split up if you’re putting together multiple self-care gift baskets.   

Wood Crackling Candles

If you’re ready to take scented candles to the next level, Woodwick is your answer.  

You not only get the amazing smell of your choice, but also the relaxing sound of wood crackling, but without the fireplace! (It’s all in the wick they use!)

These candles are really amazing. If you haven’t tried one of these before, you definitely need to…both for yourself and as a great gift idea!

Self-Care Subscription Clubs

Self-care subscription clubs are one of my all-time favorite gift ideas for anyone and for any occasion.  

You just can’t beat getting a monthly box delivered full of self-care items that you’ve never tried before…some that you’ve never even heard of before!

Self-care subscription clubs are popular enough that there are A LOT, so you have a ton of choices.  But here are some of the best:

  • FabFitFun (this box is the most well-known!)
  • TheraBox (this one was actually created by therapists to increase self love!)
  • Feeling Fab (to help build me-time routines and rituals)

Daily Affirmation Socks

Really comfy socks are a total luxury, but these daily affirmation socks are comfy AND great for your mental health!

These were given to me as a gift and instantly moved to the top of my go-to gift list.  

There are a ton of different daily affirmations that they can say, from “I am beautiful” or “I am strong” to “I am a great mom” or “I am smiling.”

This is another really cost-effective gift, so it’s great for gift baskets or if you need something for multiple people.

Hourly Tracking Water Bottle

This hourly tracking water bottle is one of the best self-care gifts that I ever got AND one that got rave reviews to the people I gave it to (which was…well…everyone).

The water bottle tracks how much water you should be drinking throughout the day, which really helps to ensure that you drink as much as you should (and we all know the benefits of drinking more water!).

This is a really fun self-care gift idea because it isn’t expensive and it applies to literally everyone.  I’ve given it to both men and women and all have enjoyed it!

Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are one of the best gifts you can possibly get to improve your sleep, which is a HUGE factor when it comes to self-care.

They’re becoming more and more popular and there’s a very clear reason why – these things WORK.

I have one myself and I can tell you from experience, it’s a total game changer.  You WILL sleep better.

They’re recommended for people that have issues sleeping (like insomnia) or anxiety in general.

This is a great self-care gift idea that will definitely be a huge hit!

The Blue Day Book

The Blue Day Book is a brilliant concept and makes a fabulous self-care gift.

Each page has a photo of a funny or cute animal with an inspirational pick-me-up that’s intended to turn around a down mood.

You don’t need to read the book cover to cover. Even if you only have a few minutes, it will do the trick!

This is one of those great ideas that has an important practical purpose, but is also a really cute gift (and is definitely not expensive!).

YETI Tumblers  

If you’re going the route of tea or coffee (or your gift recipient LOVES tea or coffee), a YETI tumbler is one of the best self-care gift ideas you can ever get.

If you’ve never used a YETI tumbler before, you’re going to just have to take my word for it – they’re AMAZING.  

They can keep a drink hot for HOURS…many, many hours.

They can also keep a drink cold for just as long…they’re just that amazing.

This self-care gift idea is great enough to consider getting one for yourself too.  They’re one of the best gifts out there.

The Aztec Secret Face Mask

A really good face mask is one of the most classic self-care gifts that you can opt for.

And this mask from Aztec Secret is the most classic of them all.

It’s praised as the Holy Grail of fask masks and has a whopping 10,000+ 5 star reviews on Amazon…which you really can’t argue with!

This face mask is a fabulous self-care gift idea, especially if you’re leaning in the spa or skin care direction.

Face Spray

This face spray is a really fun self-care gift that has multiple uses that provide both mental and physical relief.

It hydrates the skin, helps makeup stay in place, and can be used as a great refresher during the day.

It also contains aloe, which is really great for the summer months!


Tea is an excellent self-care gift, not only because it’s healthy for the mind and body, but also because it’s consumable so you really can never have too much!

There’s also so many different brands, flavors, and options that there’s always something new to try.

If you’re struggling for specific tea flavors or ideas, here are some popular classics:

The Miracle Morning

The Miracle Morning is one of the greatest books of all time and one that has the power to completely change your life…and it all boils down to mental and physical self-care.

The concept is brilliant, simple, and extremely effective…you basically invest in yourself every morning, with a focus on six specific and proven categories.

This is an absolute must-read for everyone, but definitely for someone who is interested in self-care – which makes this an amazing self-care gift idea!  

It is one of those gifts that your gift recipient will never forget.

Wrinkle Reducing Face Lotion

Nothing says self-care like fighting off wrinkles and taking care of your skin.  This wrinkle-reducing face lotion is amazing and will not just help with the wrinkles, it will also become a really soothing night and morning ritual.

The lotion feels mild (it doesn’t sting like others do) and it smells amazing!

This lotion was a great discovery and an awesome self-care gift for someone that’s thinking about their skin.

Scented Candles

Whether you’re curled up on the couch or laying in a hot bath, a really good scented candle can add an immense amount of mental relief.

There are a lot of great brands of scented candles (aside from the most well-known – Yankee).

Here are some fun ones to try:

Flannel Sheets

Flannel sheets are the unsung heroes of a good night sleep, which we all know is one of the most critical pieces of self-care.

You don’t want to get cheap flannel sheets, but luckily flannel seems to be like wine in that price is NOT an indicator of quality.

I’ve been in love with flannel for as long as I can remember and STILL the most comfortable flannel sheets I’ve come across were these and they came straight from Target.

This is a really fun self-care gift…especially if you also get to enjoy the sheets. 😉

Sleep Tea

Sleep and tea are two amazing elements of self-care, so this sleep tea is a double whammy when it comes to self-care gifts.

It’s a blend of high-quality teas that will all help you sleep better and it comes in a cute little bag which makes it an even better gift idea.

And since this is decaffeinated, this tea can work for everyone!


Slippers are a really fun self-care gift idea and they work for just about anyone.

They’re also the kind of thing that people don’t typically buy for themselves, so a good pair of slippers almost feels like a luxury item.

There’s no question, the best of the best are Uggs…and they have a TON of styles, so you can find one that works for everyone.

And of course, you can also find some really great cost-effective ones too, so don’t rule this self-care gift idea out even if you have a small budget.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser opens up a whole world of self-care benefits.

Whether you are looking for allergy relief, help with sleep, or just a pick-me-up, there is an essential oil that will help you get there and the diffuser is the way to get that done!
Once you’ve used one of these you’ll be totally hooked.

They’re a great self-care gift idea and a fun way to experiment with different essential oil benefits.

The Little Book of Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge is another great self-care book that makes an excellent gift.

It focuses entirely on “hygge,” which is the Danish concept for happiness and coziness.

It basically tells you exactly how to make your environment and your life welcoming, warm, and more enjoyable.

It’s a really great, light read that you will definitely put into practice.

And it’s a really fun self-care gift for someone that is interested in hygge (or may have never heard of it!).

Sleep Spray

Sleep spray is a really fun self-care gift idea if you’re leaning towards soothing, sleep-inducing products.

Before bed, you spray this in your room or even on your sheets and it will actually help you sleep better (it’s not just a gimmick!).

This is a really fun gift idea for people to try out and perfect if you’re thinking of other sleep-related self-care gifts.

Affirmation Cards

Daily affirmation cards are a really fun self-care gift idea the focuses entirely on mental health.

The idea is that everyday you read a different affirmation card that has an inspirational statement that will improve your mindset about life.

Daily affirmations are definitely powerful, so this is something that can truly turn around a bad day!


Pajamas are another classic self-care gift idea that is perfect for just about anyone…because we all wear pajamas!

What’s great about this self-care gift is that it can be fun and comfy or romantic, depending on who you’re giving it to.

If you’re looking for something truly comfortable (and especially if you like matching ;-)), then give Bed Head PJs a try.  They specialize in comfort. 🙂

Massage Gift Certificate

Don’t forget about the ultimate self-care gift: a gift certificate to get a massage.

Your best bet to do this is to find a local spa that has good reviews and then ask them what deals they offer for gift certificates.  

A lot of people do this, so they’ll be able to tell you exactly what you need!

I hope these self-care gift ideas help you find the perfect gift for whoever you’re shopping for!  And hopefully one day you’ll get to experience all of the great gifts on this list for yourself. 😉

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