Wellness and self-care are so important and yet we often find we put ourselves last. This is likely true for your friends as well, so here are some fabulous gift ideas to help promote wellness and self-care with your friends.
You can use these ideas in making a self-care gift box or a mental health gift basket for a friend. These can certainly be great ideas in a self-care kit for moms.
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Gifts of Self-Care and Relaxation
Painting is very therapeutic and a great self-care activity. Even more fun is creating a custom painting with doing a paint by numbers activity! Check out Winnie’s Picks and make yourself a lovely paint by numbers or give one as a gift.
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The Chirp Wheel is designed to fit perfectly between your shoulder blades, targeting the muscles that go up and down your spine. Your back is strained from the countless activities you do as a busy working mom, locking up the muscles that go down your spine and causing back pain. The Chirp Wheel massages those muscles, relaxing your back and relieving the pain.
I love putting this herbal heating pad on my shoulders. The warmth and lavender scents do wonders for relaxation. I just warm it up in the microwave and let my shoulders relax.
My lovely blogger friend wrote this self-care guided journal that moms will love! Check it out! Choose You: A Guided Self-Care Journal Made Just for You! A fabulous thing for your list of self-care ideas for moms!
If your friend is into meditation, give her meditation audio to guide into a relaxed state. Why is self-care important? Because if we don’t take care of our minds and our bodies, how are we expected to take care of anyone else?
Throw in a cute sassy mug and you’ve got a great gift there.
If you’re a cat lover and find coloring to be therapeutic, check out this adult coloring book full of cats!
Gifts promoting Wellness
This wonderful course to motivate a healthier lifestyle: 15 Days to a Healthier You!
Here’s one that I think is brilliant – Cubii is a compact elliptical trainer that fits under your desk allowing you to exercise while working.
Cubii turns long periods of sitting into periods of movement called active sitting. Compared to stationary sitting, Cubii increases energy expenditure by 84.5% (a result documented by the Mayo Clinic). Cubii is quiet, allowing you to discretely burn calories while working away in cube land.
If you have a bicycle enthusiast in your house (hubby has gotten really into biking lately and has gotten himself a second bike!) why not add a first aid kit to help them stay safe on their travels and road or mountain biking time fun. These bicycle first aid kits from SJ Works are a great gift idea. The first aid kit is small and fits comfortably on his bike frame and contains a lot of great things – gauze, bandages, safety scissors, antiseptic towelettes, gloves, and even a reflective blanket! These are especially important if you have kids biking to school on their own. Always good to be prepared.
‘Honey for Healing‘ is small new US brand that produces a natural cream made with natural ingredients including high-purity Manuka Honey. The cream is completely natural and helps with the healing process of cuts, burns, scratches, acne and damaged skin in general.
Gifts to Pamper
Gift this Eyelash Serum (made by Charming Shoppes on Etsy) to help boost and grow your lashes. This serum goes on like mascara before you go to bed (after washing off all makeup of course) allowing the natural ingredients to work while you sleep. Organic cold-pressed castor oil thickens your lashes and brows while Aloe Vera lengthens. The Vitamin E oil accelerates the process. Yes, I’ve used it for about a month now and can say with confidence that my eyelashes look healthier and longer. Woot!
Some natural soaps made from bee’s honey and other natural ingredients make washing hands a pleasant and nourishing experience.
A smart tracker for your mattress (or even a smart mattress, depending on your budget) can help identify sleep troubles and give you a better night’s sleep. This is a great gift for *cough* your spouse. So you both get to enjoy a comfortable sleep.
What gifts of self-care are you getting your friends and family this year?