Gifts for Self Care: 6 Ideas to Treat Yourself This Holiday Season
As Christmas approaches, you may find your holiday shopping list growing longer. You have to get gifts for all the kids, and then of course, there’s friends, coworkers, cousins, and the random name you pulled out of a hat for Secret Santa. With all these presents to shop for, the holiday season can quickly turn from joyful into stressful. So, why not add one more person to your list – yourself – and get some gifts for self care?
You deserve a happy holiday season as much as anyone else. Give yourself the gift of peace and serenity with your own outdoor oasis.
1. Gift Yourself a New Self-Care Hobby
With your very busy schedule, you likely don’t get a lot of time for yourself. With a hobby, however, you can start investing more time into your own happiness. If you’ve never tried gardening before, the Self-Watering Lavender Grow Kit from Uncommon Goods can be a great place to start. It comes with everything you need to get your own lavender plant growing, no extensive research required. In addition to getting to spend some time learning a new hobby, you can also enjoy Lavender’s calming effects.
2. Treat Yourself to a Spa Outing
Massages, facials, and pedicures are all excellent self-care gift ideas. Pick a package from your favorite luxury spa, such as your local Woodhouse, for a full pampering experience. Not only will these treatments benefit your body, but your time at the spa can also be a great chance to shake off some stress and renew your spirits.
3. Enjoy An Afternoon on Your Own Seat of Serenity
Self-care is something that you should be doing every day, not only on special occasions. Luckily, your backyard is just through the door and time outside makes for excellent self care.
4. Create a Self-Care Supply Kit
Before you go to relax in your outdoor oasis, be sure to pack a bag with all your self-care essentials. Include everything you might need, from snacks and sun protection to something fun to do.
Hopefully, you can plan for a warm, sunny day to head outside. Grab a pair of sunglasses and the Sun Bum Day Tripper kit and you’ll be ready for the sunshine. This small bag holds all your sun care essentials: sunscreen, cooling lotion, and chapstick. With the right weather, you could spend the whole day outside. So, don’t forget to take some snacks and drinks along as well. You’ll also want some entertainment, whether that’s the latest arrival of your favorite magazine or the new bestselling book. Add these self-care gift items together for a bag you can grab whenever you want to relax outside.
5. Slip Into Something Comfortable
While a swimsuit may be the ideal outfit for self-care on the pool ledge, you’d want to wear something else when it’s still cold out. Try a weighted relaxation robe instead of a blanket for full-body warmth and weight while relaxing on the couch or walking around the house. For your feet, you can enjoy wearing cozy lavender warming booties. Find comfort in the softness, warmth, and relaxing scent of lavender.
Put your robe and booties on as part of a self-care routine or just to get comfortable at the end of a stressful day.
6. Find Time for Self-Reflection with a Lazy Day
Throughout your life, you’re going to have days where you just don’t feel well. Whether you’re sick with a sore throat and sniffling nose or are just too tired from all the stress, a self-care day can help. But how do you spend that time off from your responsibilities?
While you could use any of the self-care gift ideas mentioned here, a great way to spend a lazy day is with some time to yourself for introspection. Through meditation or writing, you can get to know who you are and how you’re feeling a bit better. If you’re new to journaling, you may do best with guided pages, like those found in Papier’s Wellness Journal.
Gift Yourself Happiness with Your Own Outdoor Oasis
If you’re looking to treat yourself this holiday season, there are plenty of great gifts for self-care to choose from. Why not treat yourself to an outdoor experience that you can continue to enjoy, year after year?
Create your own outdoor oasis. We have high-end outdoor living products that will fit your self-care needs, whether you’re after poolside peace or want to pamper yourself on the porch.