26 of the Best Self-Care Gifts on the Internet, Because Your Friends Deserve Them
It's been a long, busy, action-packed, stressful year, and a great way to tell a loved one that you care about them right about now would be to give them some much-needed (and likely long overdue) self-care. Self-care can mean so many different things to different people, and we'd define it as anything that makes you feel more nourished and energized about life. Gift giving is one of our favorite love languages, and we'll take any excuse to shower our loved ones with a little something special, so we crafted the ultimate self-care gift guide. Because, let's face it, some of the best gifts to give are those we'd like to receive ourselves, and we'd be so happy to open up any one of these 26 gifts.
Whether it's a luxurious bath soak, a reminder to take care of their muscles (for that friend who's dedicated to two-a-day workouts), or some relaxing aromatherapy, there's a top self-care gift at every price point, starting at just $8. We're particularly into the matcha gift set and the cozy weighted blanket, but that's just us. Plus, we found some CBD gumdrops that are both delicious and calming, and a body scrub that's not only supremely nourishing and exfoliating, it smells exactly like cupcakes. Whether you're looking for a luxury self-care gift, a unique self-care gift, a top rated self-care gift, or a self-care gift set, we found high quality presents you'll want to gift. What are you waiting for? Let's shop the best self-care gifts of 2022!
A CBD Gumdrop: Molly J. Sparkling Sampler
If they're interested in dabbling into the world of CBD, there's no better way to test it out than with a gummy CBD candy. We all love a little something sweet, and this Molly J. Sparkling Sampler ($45) makes for the perfect gift. It contains three of the brand's top flavors, sparkling pomegranate, elderflower grapefruit, and pear ginger.
A Dose of Positivity: Optimism On Deck
This Optimism On Deck ($40) is a set of cards that will make anyone smile and give them a little perspective. This makes for a great stocking stuffer. The front side of each card has a beautiful graphic, while the back side has a fun fact or saying that will help put a smile on your face.
A Matcha Kit: Alfred Tea Room Ceremonial Matcha Gift Set
Matcha provides energy without the caffeine jitters; it's a dream for someone with anxiety, or someone who needs a bit of self-care. Thanks to this Alfred Tea Room Ceremonial Matcha Gift Set ($75), they can make lattes at home! It contains a tin of matcha, a whisk, a teaspoon to measure, and a matcha bowl.
Eye Masks: KNC Beauty All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask
This KNC Beauty All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask ($25 for five) will brighten their day by forcing them to take a few minutes of self care. Plus, it will also brighten their under-eyes, thanks to the retinol infusion. A win win, if you will.
A Great Face Mask: Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
When in doubt, put a face mask on, and forget your troubles for 10 to 15 minutes. Not only does the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask ($55) smell amazing, it also cleans out your pores and hydrates your skin. This is the perfect self-care Sunday situation.
A Silk Pillowcase: Slip For Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase
Your hair and your skin will thank you for sleeping on this Slip For Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase ($89 - $110). Plus, it just feels so luxurious. It comes in a bunch of different colors, and is available in both queen and king sized pillowcases.
Plush Slippers: Emu X AE Australia Mayberry Slipper
In our opinion, great slippers are always a relaxing must. They'll never want to take off these Emu X AE Australia Mayberry Slippers ($60). They're super soft, and feel like they should cost a lot more than $60. They make for an excellent birthday or holiday gift.
A Fun Kit: Indoor Boredom Busting Box
Nobody will be bored with this Indoor Boredom Busting Box ($35). It has games, puzzles, and lots of fun things to do, especially come winter. We're particularly loving the backgammon set, the trivia cards, and the old school snakes and ladders game, which is so nostalgic.
A Wine Subscription: Winc Two Month Subscription
Drink up with this Winc Two Month Subscription ($100 for two months) of wine. This is a present any wine drinker will appreciate. There are options for one, two, and three month subscriptions, and with each subscription, you can choose both how many and what kind of bottles you'd like to receive.
Blue Light Glasses: The Book Club The Art of Snore Blue-Light Glasses
If they're anything like us, they're going from one screen to the next, with little downtime. Protect their eyes from all this screen time with these cute blue-light glasses ($30) from The Book Club. We love the clear frames, and they'll love how they're not getting as many tension headaches.
A Blanket For Anxiety: YnM Weighted Blanket
This YnM Weighted Blanket ($50) will keep you warm and comforted. It's the perfect thing to grab for a movie marathon. You can choose a variety of sizes and weights, anything from 5 to 20 pounds, but we like the 15 pound weight; it's hefty enough to feel like a hug but not stiflingly heavy.
Perfect For Coffee Drinkers: Coffee Mug Warmer
This Coffee Mug Warmer ($21, originally $36) will change your life. Keep your coffee or tea hot for hours with this simple device. It has three temperature settings, so you can change it to be scalding hot or just warm enough to drink without burning your mouth.
A Delicious Smelling Candle: Diptyque Baies Scented Black Candle
It's always an appropriate time for the Diptyque Baies Scented Black Candle ($105 - $400). Light it up, and immediately feel at peace. This candle is one of the brand's most popular scents, with notes of roses and blackcurrant, and is intoxicating; it'll immediately fill up any room.
A Facial Tool Kit: Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Kit
Drain all the anxiety out of your face with this Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Kit ($49). It contains both a face roller and a Gua Sha facial tool for serious lymphatic drainage. If you really want to depuff, store these in the refrigerator for a cooling sensation.
A Refreshing Mist: Heritage Store Rosewater Spray
Rosewater is one of our favorite ingredients to help with inflammed skin. Instantly soothe your complexion and your anxieties with this calming, delicious Heritage Store Rosewater Spray ($8). It smells so good, you'll want to have it with you everywhere, and it makes for the perfect mid-day refresher.
A Bath Caddy: Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
I mean, how cool is this? Now you can read in the tub without worrying about drowning your reading material or devices, thanks to this Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray ($51, originally $58). You can also bring in drinks and snacks, because self care.
CBD Cream: Sagely Naturals Hemp CBD Cream Relief & Recovery
A massage will feel 800 times better with this all-natural Sagely Naturals Hemp CBD Cream Relief & Recovery ($17). Your loved one will get some much needed muscular recovery and inflammation relief thanks to the CBD. Plus, it smells good, so we're very much on board with this.
A Wellness Journal: Papier Rise and Shine Wellness Journal
If they want to dive deeper into their wellness and self-care, this Papier Rise and Shine Wellness Journal ($35) is a great gift. It allows them to keep track of their habits, intentions, wellness rituals, and self-care goals for the day, week, and month. Plus, they can track their sleep, and even personalize the journal with their name on it.
A Soft Scrub: C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub
Skin care is self care, but it's not just limited to the skin on our face. This C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub ($64) is one of the most luxurious body products we've ever used, and they'll be obsessed. It smells like cupcakes, and is exfoliating, but is also so nourishing that your skin will feel impossibly smooth and supple post shower or bath.
A Stress Reliever: Super Nee-Doh
Life can stressful, you don't need us to tell you that. For days when you just need a stress reliever, you'll be so happy to have this Super Nee-Doh ($12, originally $17). You squeeze it and knead it to your hearts content; it won't lose its shape.
Soft Bedding: Quince European Linen Sheet Set
If you ask us, new bedding is always welcome in our homes, so give the gift of restful sleep with these Quince European Linen Sheet Set ($130-$190, originally $239-$329). The fabric is soft, breathable, and comes in over 30 (!) different colors. Check out our review of the Quince European Linen Sheet Set .
Cozy Sandals: Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Lined Suede Sandals
Slippers are a must during the cold season, and while there are many iterations, we're currently crushing on the Shearling-Lined Birkenstocks ($160). Worn with thick socks, they will feel like a literal hug for their feet, and they'll never be happier than when wearing them around the house, but they're also suitable for outdoor excursions too.
A Multivitamin Subscription: Ritual Essential For Women 18+
The Ritual Essential For Women 18+ ($30) is the latest product in our daily wellness ritual, and our editors have really been feeling a difference in their energy levels. Plus, it tastes like mint, which is such a great feature, and it's available as a subscription, so they'll never have to forget to take their vitamins. You can read our review on Ritual vitamins.
For a Relaxing End to the Day: Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Bath Soaking Solution
From cryotherapy to professional massage to acupuncture, there's no shortage of high-tech, expensive ways to recover from a workout. Give the gift of a simple and inexpensive alternative with Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Bath Soaking Solution ($14, originally $20), a blend of magnesium-rich Epsom salt and essential oils to put some pep back in their step.
A Massage Device: Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Device
When stressed, so many of us tend to get knots in our back, or tightness in certain parts of our body. Instead of living in pain, use the Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Device ($399). It's intense, but it really does work like you've just gotten a deep tissue massage. This makes for a super luxe, generous gift they'll use over and over again.
A Sauna Blanket: Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket
If they love the feeling and effects of a sauna but can't build one in their home, this Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket ($599) is a brilliant present. This blanket will get so much use, and is such a smart gift for someone you really love. It's also something that can be used on the go.