11 self care gifts your favorite people will love

We scoured the depths of the internet to find unique self care gifts for everyone on your list.

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Dec 21, 2021 UPDATED
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The holidays are here once again, and you’re probably asking yourself: what should I get for the special people in my life? We’ve curated this list of 11 meaningful self care gifts, for everyone from your partner to your boss.

1. We're not really strangers

$25

We're not really strangers card game

For your significant other

We're Not Really Strangers is a card game that helps you get to know people better. Three levels of questions and wildcards increasingly get deeper, to help you strengthen your existing relationships—and create new ones.


2. See the way I see

$39.99

See the way I see apparel and jewelry

For your stylish best friend

Fabulous clothing and jewelry aiming to destigmatize mental health, with reassuring reminders on the sleeves to encourage the wearer.


3. Pick Me Up Journal by Adam JK

$15

Art therapy guide and journal by Adam JK

For the artist in your life

Pick Me Up is an interactive (shhh art therapy) journal from the artist and author Adam JK. It will guide you to write and draw your way through the dark parts of life.


4. Runamok Maple Sparkle Syrup

$19.95

Runamok maple sparkle syrup

For the perfect hostess

Want an easy way to delight guests this holiday? Look no further than Runamok Maple Sparkle Syrup. Made in Vermont, this artisan syrup is an easy gift for just about anyone. 

Don’t worry, you won’t be eating glitter. The syrup gets it’s sparkle from food-grade mica—a natural mineral that reflects light. And, it’s not just for pancakes or waffles. It can be used on yogurt, granola, ice cream, or pretty much any baked food. Also great for dipping apples.


5. Orbit eye stones

$20

Orbit eye stones help alleviate eye strain.

For your stressed-out coworker

According to a 2018 Nielsen survey, the average American now spends the bulk of his or her awake hours (more than 10 hours per day) consuming digital information. It’s no surprise that people are looking for ways to alleviate the annoying symptoms of computer eye strain.

That’s why Orbit Eye Stones make a great gift. Crafted from soapstone in Finland, pop these in the fridge to chill and then put them on your eyes to relax after a long day.


6. Time for you timer

$24.95

Hourglass reminder to make time for yourself, by artist Carissa Potter.

For your boss

Give the gift of "me time." This beautiful timer by artist Carissa Potter, with sparkling sand set in a wooden base with metallic accents, is both an artful desktop display and a gentle reminder to make time for yourself each day.


7. There is no right way to meditate

$13

There is no right way to meditate, a book by Yumi Sakugawa

For someone interested in meditation

Meditation doesn't have to be mysterious and difficult. Get started and expand your sense of inner peace and joy with this collection of meditations, affirmations, and ways to set your true self free, by author and illustrator Yumi Sakugawa.


8. Blisslights Sky Lite projector

$49.99

Project a galaxy of stars in any room.

For the young or young-at-heart

This star projector bathes any room with an ethereal glow. Its soothing light creates a relaxing environment that both kids and adults will love.


9. Fidget spinner ring

$30

Handmade gemstone fidget spinner ring.

For your socially-anxious sister

This ring is the updated version of the original Fidget Ring, which debuted on TikTok. It’s especially popular for those with anxiety, since the stone in the middle moves. This is helpful to fidget with and distract you if you feel anxious. All metals used are of high quality and will not tarnish or fade.


10. Inward

$13.59

A collection of poetry about self-love and self-knowledge.

For an introvert

A collection of poetry and prose by Yung Pueblo that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we try to know ourselves. It reminds the reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.


11. A forever bouquet 

$90

A long lasting arrangement of dried flowers.

For a plant lover

For those looking to make a lasting impression, an arrangement of dried flowers is a great gift for anyone who needs a little color in their life. 

There are a dozen variations to choose from, but The Rory, shown above, is our favorite. It comes arranged with a backdrop of greenery, elegant crimson stems, pops of pink, and a vase included.

With proper care, it can last for months. No water or light required.

Article originally published Dec 10, 2021. Updated Dec 21, 2021.

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