Updated: Dec 12, 2022
Give the gift of comfort with these items that promote mental wellness and self-care.
Matching the right gift with the right recipient can show you "get" the person you care about. This feeling of seeing and being seen is one reason many people are drawn to sharing gifts.
A present isn't likely to make or break a relationship, especially in the long run. But if you enjoy the process, and especially if your loved one does, it can be a meaningful gesture.
Focusing your gift on mental health and self-care can send a particular message. It might say that you recognize the person is struggling, or simply that you believe they should take time for themselves.
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Choosing a Gift
These mental health presents, great for holidays, birthdays, or just because, acknowledge that life gets difficult.
Each of them focus on mental health and wellness. They are curated by a therapist and encourage activities like mindfulness, relaxation, and self-soothing.
Of course these don’t replace professional treatment, but all of them are consistent with common practices recommended to help with anxiety, depression, or overall stress.
You might even find these items are a good fit for your own self-care.
If you're on a budget, or don't believe in spending your savings on gifts, not to worry! There are some affordable options below as well as more premium gifts.
Remember that an experience can be a wellness gift as well--making your own gift, taking your friend to their favorite park, or offering childcare for a day can be just as, if not more, memorable.
If you're going the traditional route of shopping, we've got you covered below. Feel free to review all options to find the right fit, or skip ahead to the category that matches you and your loved ones best.
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DIY Gifts & Mental Health Downloads
Looking for that personal touch? Try these downloadable kits that your or your loved one can put together and use right away.
Self-Care Journal Kit
Check out this unique self-care journal download. It includes printables of a self-care journal, along with motivational stickers and positive coloring sheets. Print them out and include in a gift basket with other goodies like slippers or lotions. Or, if you loved one is far away it's a caring but convenient e-gift!
Date Night Couples Pursuit
Looking for something to shake up date night? The Couple's Pursuit downloadable game includes fun and meaningful prompts. You and your significant other can move around the game board as you complete drawing, guessing, and discussion categories.
The game is based on couples therapy activities and recommendations. Pint and assemble the game ahead of time, or make it a fun holiday couples activity. Learn more about it here.