Self-care and mindful living have become much more critical during these difficult times. More and more people realize that self-care is not a trend, and mindfulness is about more than mediation.
Self-care varies depending on the person, and the only constant is that everyone must experiment a little to find what works for them. Some people need to go out into nature often, others need long soaks in a bathtub every day, and others must have spiritual bracelets to help them focus their energies.
Giving your friends and family gifts that are designed to help them on their journey to wellness is a great way to support them even when you are not with them physically. Wellness and self-care-inspired gifts are a thoughtful and lovely way to show your loved ones that they are always on your mind. So take the time to sit with the feelings inspired by the thought of your loved one, and use this to decide what would be the right gift for them.
Skincare products are a great gift for a close friend or family member. This is because you know them well enough to buy products from brands they like in the aromas they prefer.
Gifting skincare products gives them a reason to take the time out of their day to do their skincare routine. Many busy career women and mothers have a hard time prioritizing their own needs. Having the products readily available means that they can take a few minutes every day just for themselves. Those five minutes using the skincare products could be precisely what a tired lady needs to feel calmer and less stressed for her day.
This is an excellent gift for someone you are not intimate enough with to know their skincare preferences. Everyone loves a mask, and they come in several varieties. Choose something high-end with organic products and anti-allergen properties for a good colleague on her birthday.
Give fun fruit-themed masks and animal patterned masks as an engagement or birthday present. The friend who receives them can enjoy them as a treat or use them as a reason to have a fun spa day with her close friends.
Reusable Water Bottles
Staying hydrated is so good for the skin and hair, and it helps to remain energetic throughout the day. But remembering to drink water is difficult for busy people. A fun reusable water bottle is an excellent gift as people can fill them and leave them in convenient areas to help make it easier for them to remember to stay hydrated.
Reusable water bottles are customizable, and you can easily find one to suit the personality of the gift recipient. A well-insulated and lightweight flask is great for anyone who loves to hike or go camping. A bottle with a motivational saying or a lanyard for easy carrying would be appreciated by friends who enjoy working out at the gym. You could even get one in a pretty colour with the litre amounts marked for a busy friend who needs the extra help to keep track of her water intake.
If you need a gift for someone important like a supervisor or your new partner’s mother, but you have not had time to get to know them well, then a subscription box may be precisely what you need.
There are many types of subscription boxes at different price points, and therapists even curate some. They can contain everything from a smorgasbord of items to skincare or aromatherapy, or snack-specific items.
Tea drinkers are some of the easiest people to buy gifts for. It is also a good gift for people who should take a break and have a relaxing cup of tea once in a while.
Give a box of tea from a high-end brand and a pretty teacup with a saucer to a friend who needs relaxation. Choose herbal teas such as chamomile or ginger for their relaxation properties.
Curate a complete tea set for a friend who is a long-time fan of tea. Take the time to find a beautiful vintage tea set or have one custom-made for them. You can include a package of loose-leaf tea with the tea set so that they will think of you every time they enjoy the tea.
If none of your friends are tea drinkers and prefer coffee, then the gift becomes even easier. Coffee drinkers have very few needs. The friend who can never have enough coffee will appreciate a giant coffee mug, and the one who needs to slow down her intake will enjoy flavoured decaffeinated coffee packets. Another who’s fancy about her caffeine would appreciate a French press or a package of high-end coffee beans.
Always remember that what matters most is the thought you put into choosing the gift. You can give simpler gifts to people you are very close with, such as mindfulness cards or a subscription to a wellness app. There are thoughtful gifts you can give to colleagues and acquaintances, such as mini-humidifiers and aromatherapy candles.
All these gifts have in common is that you cared enough to take the time and put in the time to find something that would be helpful to the person. That is where their first step towards wellness will come from, as knowing someone cares about you is sometimes precisely what people need.