Oh mannn, is it time for some self-care gift ideas or what?
When we’re stressed, self-care goes a long way to getting us feeling better, but what is self-care? It’s about knowing what your body needs to feel its best. The WHO describes it like this:
Self-Care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. It is a broad concept encompassing hygiene (general and personal), nutrition (type and quality of food eaten), lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure etc), environmental factors (living conditions, social habits, etc.) socio-economic factors (income level, cultural beliefs, etc.) and self-medication.
For me, self-care isn’t selfish, a one-time thing when you’re at your worst, or a self-indulgent excuse to treat yourself. Self-care is a major part of wellness and knowing yourself enough to know when you need a little extra R&R. Anything cozy is the name of the game for me at the moment. Dim lighting, twinkle lights, a fireplace, and a blanket. Perfection. Let’s get into 7 self-care gift ideas that make all the difference.
7 Self-care gift ideas
Here are 7 of my favorite self-care gift ideas!
Self-Care Gift Guide
If there were ever a year worthy of a few self-care indulgences, it's 2020. Stress, anxiety, and doom and gloom seems to be the new normal, so let me give you a few self-care gift ideas for yourself or someone special on your list that are sure to lift the mood and help us to feel like ourselves again.
Odylique Coconut Candy Body Scrub
There's something so satisfying about sloughing off dead skin cells in the shower, revealing smooth, glowing skin underneath. This delightful 98% organic sugar scrub will leave you dreaming of a tropical island and will do the trick while sweetening up your shower experience. Coconut and cocoa bean butters will moisturize and hydrate even the most sensitive skin on your body for a DIY home spa experience. All Odylique products come in recycled packaging and are cruelty free so shop with confidence that you're supporting a company who takes its ethics seriously.
Mini Brown Leather Wireless Smart Travel LED Book Light
This functional yet beautiful light shaped like a book when it's closed will add a glowing, cozy light to any space. Use it to create a vibe in the background like I do or open this sculptural piece to brighten up a reading or journaling session. It works perfectly on a shelf, table, or wherever you want to add a little light. The piece of art is surprisingly bright for its size and can be displayed a couple of different ways.
COUPle DE CŒUR Advent Calendar for Couples
This Advent calendar for couples is written in French and is a great self care gift idea for your romantic relationship and a way to infuse some romance into the holiday season. It’s called the COUPle DE CŒUR, a play on words (coup de cœur is a favorite/love at first sight), and contains 24 colorful cards — along with clips and twine — full of ideas and activities that you can explore as a couple in the lead-up to Christmas. One thing I love is that the calendar is printed on eco-friendly paper and the company plants one tree for each calendar purchased. Put the focus on your relationship this holiday season en français and have fun while doing it with this unique garland-style French Advent calendar for couples.
Rhodia SoftCover Notebook
The French brand Rhodia is the perfect outlet for getting your thoughts out on paper. I wrote about how journaling has been majorly helpful for me this year, so why not do it in style with one of these colorful notebooks for some French flair. The notebooks have premium paper and Include an inner pocket, ribbon page marker, and elastic closure to keep papers secure. They also come in a variety of sizes.
Bearaby Weighted Blanket
Getting a good night's sleep is part of self-care and if you need a little help in that department, this plush weighted blanket called a Velvet Napper from Bearaby is exactly what should top your Christmas list this year. OK, it's a bit of a splurge but it's also sustainably made and features upcycled, earth-friendly eco-velvet. Bearaby explains that when you sleep with evenly dispersed weight, your body naturally releases hormones that help you relax and effortlessly drift off into dreamland. Sounds good to me and is one of those self-care gift ideas you'll love for years to come!
All Outta Phoques Mug
Sometimes what you need is a warm mug of something comforting, so why not support the Oui In France shop by grabbing one of my All Outta Phoques mugs for your beverage. "Phoque" is the French word for seal but it kind of sounds like something else in English. This is for one of those days when you’re just all out of "phoques." Pretty much how I've felt all year! P.S. The design also comes in a tote bag and t-shirt option.
Transport your mouth to France every time you brush with this luxury French toothpaste brand. It's exactly what your teeth have been waiting for all year and will level up your brushing experience. LEBON is organic, cruelty-free and doesn't contain parabens, triclosan, or fluorine. The natural flavors are from Grasse, France, and include BLACK CURRANT + MINT, MANGO + MINT, ROSE + ORANGE BLOSSOM + MINT, and more.
What do you have your eye on? What are your favorite self-care gift ideas?
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Aussie Jo says
Some great ideas here
QiaJenae Hamilton says
I need some facial scrub! I love the mug! LOL too funny! Love that you share products from France.
Thanks for the insights!