The holidays are almost here once again, and you may be wondering what truly special gifts you can get for your favorite people.
To help out, we curated this list of eleven meaningful self-care gifts—perfect for everyone from your sister, your partner, your co-worker, or your boss.
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.
For your stylish best friend
Fabulous clothing and jewelry aiming to destigmatize mental health, with reassuring reminders on the sleeves to encourage the wearer.
For the artist in your life
3. Pick Me Up Journal by Adam JK
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.
For the perfect host or 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.
For your stressed-out sister or 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.
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.
For your friend who's 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.
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.
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.
For your introvert friends
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.
For the plant lovers in your life
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.