It’s been a tough couple of years, and we’re likely all feeling it. Instead of gifting unnecessary tech gadgets, clothes, action figurines, or what have you, why not gift them something that will boost their overall health, wellness, mood, and happiness?
While self-care looks different for everyone, devoting even a few minutes a day to relaxation and appreciation for health is essential to everyone’s well-being, especially in the age of a global pandemic.
Help them relax and unwind with a self care basket made up of products that combat stress and boost mental rejuvenation. From bath soaks and diffusers to subscription boxes dedicated to self care, here are 20+ creative self care gifts to give others (or yourself) this year.
20+ Best Self Care Gifts To Give Everyone This Year
TheraBox – Self Care Subscription Box
Unbox happiness on a monthly basis! This wildly popular box is one of our favorite gifts for people who need a little bit of self-care and self-love. TheraBox contents are mindfully curated by therapists to reduce stress & increase joy through self-love. Each box includes 1 research-inspired therapeutic activity to promote gratitude and happiness. It will also feature 6-8 self-care and wellness products that will serve to reduce stress & enhance the mind, body, and soul! Expect products ranging from aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body, skincare products, and other lifestyle goodies!
Each box has over $120+ retail value, so this is quite a deal for the price you’re paying!
Cost: Plans starting at $30.99/month, cancel anytime
Ships to: Ships worldwide from United States
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Gift Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks
Treat her to a soothing at-home treatment for tired eyes. These gold foil eye masks will brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes. Best of all, they won’t fall off like some sheet masks, so she can multitask all the while she’s pampering herself. These under eye masks are award-winning, cruelty-free, and vegan!
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
The Vitruvi Diffuser is absolutely gorgeous. Crafted out of high-quality porcelain, these beautiful stone diffusers will diffuse essential oils throughout the home, while doubling as a stunningly simple piece of decor. It’s a self-care gift and a housewarming gift all wrapped up in one awesome product. Best of all, they come in 4 different earth tone colors.
Capri Blue Candle in Volcano
No lie, we absolutely adore Capri Blue candles, especially Volcano, their signature scent. Volcano is an energizing blend of exotic citrus and sugary notes. Feeling like you’re in a tropical paradise doesn’t have to include flying miles away! The scents of all of their candles are simply divine and will transport anyone to their best tropical dreams. Capri Blue also has equally amazing diffusers, too!
BONUS: We recently discovered a genius, new way to light candles. Enter the electric candle lighter–these babies solve the problem of finicky matches, lighters, and burnt fingers! Instead of using flammable fluids or friction to start a flame, electric candle lighters contain a lithium-ion battery in a slim case. He’ll just have to click it and get a small electrical arc of heat. Touch that to the candle wick and the candle will magically light!
NEST Reed Diffuser
Scents and fragrances do wonders for relaxation and self-care. But we get it, candles aren’t for everyone. Reed diffusers are great alternatives to candles. If he/she is not a candle person but loves a good-smelling home nonetheless, NEST Fragrances diffusers are the solution. This bestseller includes notes of flowering bamboo, mingled with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green accords. And since NEST has a ton of other scents, their diffusers make a great self-care gift for anyone!
HopeBox is literally the gift of comfort and love! This box features books, aromatherapy, jewelry, candles, snuggle buddies, organic soaks, scrubs, masks, and more. The coolest thing about the products is that they’re sourced from talented artisans, all of whom have their own inspiring stories of hope and renewal. Each self-care product is full-sized, vegan, and cruelty-free. You can choose between the Hopebox Light (6+ items, retail value $65+), Hopebox (10+ items, retail value $115+), and the Hopechest (15+ items, retail value $165+).
Cost: Plans starting at $43.99/month, cancel anytime
Ships to: Ships within the US
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Goddess Provisions Box
If you know someone who loves astrology, horoscopes, or all thing spiritual, a Goddess Provisions subscription will be the perfect gift. These subscription boxes are curated to nurture your inner goddess and help grow your spiritual practice. Each box contains 5-7 full-size products with a total retail value of $80-$100. All the products inside are vegan, cruelty-free, and natural. You can expect a mix of crystals, aromatherapy, natural beauty products, superfood snacks & spiritual tools.
Cost: Plans starting at $28/month, cancel anytime
Ships to: Ships within the US for free
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Herbivore Natural Coco Rose Body Polish
All of Herbivore’s products contain the finest natural ingredients, with an emphasis on ingredients that are plant-based, organic, and food-grade. Each ingredient is intentional and included for a therapeutic reason. The Coco Rose Body Polish is a highly moisturizing and gently exfoliating blend of coconut oil and Moroccan Rose. Expect soft, hydrated skin that smells oh so nice.
Jade Stone Facial Roller
We could all use a facial massage. And if you disagree, you simply don’t know how good it feels until you try it for yourself! This jade facial roller and gua sha set can be used on all skin types to help improve circulation and reduce the puffiness that comes with sleep deprivation. You’ll get some muscle tension relief and lymphatic drainage to help your skin look fresher and lifted.
Luxury Waffle Weave Spa Robe
If you want to make someone feel like they’re truly living a spa vacation, they’ve gotta look the part! What better way to do that than with a luxury waffle weave bathrobe that feels great against the skin? From our experience, robes made of 100% Egyptian and Turkish cotton make us feel the most at ease. This set actually comes as a set–one for him and one for her! While you’re at it, how about treating them to some new luxury towels?
Lifestyle and Beauty Subscription Box
A subscription to a lifestyle and beauty box is a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving. There are lots of varieties to choose from, but we’re big fans of FabFitFun. Each quarter, receive a box that is made up of 8-10 full-size beauty and lifestyle products. Click here to subscribe for FabFitFun.
DEAL ALERT: Use code FAB10 to save $10 off your first box!
Read More: FabFitFun Subscription Box: Everything You Need To Know
Sound+Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine
The Sound+Sleep Sound Machine is a nighttime game changer! It carries 30 rich and immersive sound environments for better sleep, relaxation, and sound masking. The Adaptive Sound feature listens to your environment and responds instantly by adjusting audio volume. There’s even a sleep timer that gently reduces the volume after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes to allow you to drift off to sleep soundly.
Dr. Pedicure Foot Exfoliation Mask
Foot care is definitely considered self-care. This is a special foot mask with skin smoothing and moisturizing ingredients (17 types of natural vegetable extracts) made to get rid of coarse, dull, and dead skin on the foot. You’ll notice smooth, soft and clean looking feet are revealed after just one use.
The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care
This beautifully illustrated handbook makes self-care a whole lot easier to actually practice. The Spirit Almanac provides readers with accessible rituals they will want to call on time and time again in order to feel more grounded and aligned with their senses and their purpose. This book invites readers to practice dozens of routines incorporating science-backed techniques like breathwork, meditation, and aromatherapy, as well as more esoteric offerings like astrology, crystals, and tarot.
ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Made with a super blend of lavender, vetivert, and chamomile, this Deep Sleep Pillow Spray calms both the mind and the body, soothing you to sleep. Used as part of your bedtime routine, it will help reduce any anxiety you have and help you stay relaxed throughout the night. This is something we always buy for ourselves as well as gift to friends who value self-care!
Feeling Fab Box
The Feeling Fab Box is your monthly reminder that your body and mind both need love and appreciation. This box provides you with the tools to not only take care of yourself but also to build your daily self-care routines and rituals. Each box contains 6-9 products valued up to $100 retail value, including skincare and beauty products, wellness tools, self-care trackers, mood charts, and more. Looking for something smaller? They also have a mini version of the box (includes 4-6 products, retail value of $60).
Social CBD Starter Bundle
If you haven’t noticed, CBD is having a moment. If you’re looking to give the gift of wellness, Social CBD’s products can be great for that. With the oils, pens, and gummies, not only can your gift recipient experience better sleep, better mood, and less stress, they may experience more focus throughout the day! Social CBD’s topicals are absolutely fantastic for relieving muscle aches and pains. The Social CBD Starter Bundle is a great gift set and intro to this effective line of CBD products.
DEAL ALERT: Use code ELLE20 for 20% off your entire purchase.
Cure Crate delivers a curated selection of 4-5 full-size CBD products each month. You’ll start with a quiz designed to understand your wellness needs and tastes. Then, the Cure Crate team will customize your products based on your preferences and needs. They do an awesome job following up on how you like each product so that the next crate is even better than the last. Previous boxes include the Sleepy Time Crate, Athletic Crate, and Newbie with Taste Crate.
Quility Premium Cotton Weighted Blanket
There’s nothing more important than a good night’s sleep, and quality sleep is one of the best self care gifts to give. Quility’s premium weighted blanket provides the warmth, pressure, and comfort of a hug. Whoever you choose to gift this to, they’ll be able to fall asleep feeling comfortable and secure (and stay asleep throughout the night). This will translate into a morning of feeling renewed and ready for another day!
Art Of Tea Subscription
Art of Tea has a tea of the month club that’s one of the best ones out there in existence. A tea club membership will allow you to try new teas and expand your horizons as well as provide a lasting gift for tea-lovers! Choose from one of 5 options: Caffeine Free, Classic, Single Origin, Explore, and Pyramid Sachets. Each month, not only will you be sent high-quality teas, but you will also receive information on the teas you’re drinking, so you can learn more about the world of tea.
Single Origin options: Yes
Cost: ~$23 per month for 3 months, additional savings for 6 or 12-month subscriptions.
Ships To: US only, free shipping.
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Another way to practice self care is by using your hands to craft or create art! Check out our list of the best subscription boxes for DIY, arts, and crafts.
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