It’s as if I blinked and it was mid-November. Where did fall go? Not only is it freezing here in the northeast, but the holidays are literally right around the corner. Thanksgiving is next week and soon after that, I’ll be headed home to see my family for Christmas. With all this coming up, it’s time for us to start thinking about holiday gifts. And this year, I’m breaking down my suggestions into two different lists, beginning with a self-care holiday gift guide.
This guide outlines a range of gifts. From those that help with mindfulness and building intention, to gifts that help the recipient to feel pampered and unwind. So, whether you’re shopping for someone else, or yourself–this self-care holiday gift guide has you covered.
Love Yourself Card Deck ($40)
I recently received this stunning deck of 30 self-love cards and cannot emphasize enough just how uplifting they are. I keep them on my bedside table and each morning I recite one of their empowering mantras. This is a great gift for someone who may need a little boost in their self-love journey. These cards can be used for morning meditation, as a journal prompt, as self-love reminders throughout the day and so on. Not to mention it’s a Black woman-owned brand (yas!). If you’d like to get this deck yourself, use the code AISHABEAU at checkout for 15% off!
For the friend who loves to journal and takes (or would like to take) their self-care practice pretty seriously, this is the gift for them. With prompts like, “how can I be kinder to myself?” and “what do I need to do to take better care of myself?” this journal helps its owner deepen their mindfulness practice, if for only a few minutes each day.
Heated blankets are all the rage these days and for good reason! It feels like a big warm hug, which can make a cold night in, even more cozy. Heated blankets have a number of benefits like keeping your body one temperature throughout the night to avoid interrupting your sleep cycle. It can improve your mood, and it helps with pain relief. It can also cut down on heating costs for your home since you’ll be all wrapped up!
We’ve all seen photos of influencers with the beautifully made bathtub filled with rose petals and candles, but why can’t you or a loved one experience this same luxury? This caddy tray will make it hard not to take a moment to unwind with a soothing bath. It has a space for your book or tablet, wine glass, candle, beauty products and more.
For the loved one who’s always on their feet, this foot massager will give them the TLC they deserve after a long day. It has three different intensities; heat, air pressure, and massage mode, all to help get rid of any kinks or pressure in the comfort of your own home. It may be a hefty price point, but it’s certainly worth it.
Maybe they need a total body massage, that’s where this gift comes in handy. For use on your scalp, head, face, neck, legs, and feet this massager helps to relieve and relax tensed muscles.
Taking a moment to make and indulge in a cup of tea is a simple yet effective act of self-care. You can hone in on the present with an aromatic blend to soothe your senses. Sips By is a woman-owned personalized tea subscription box. Each month, it provides tea drinkers with delicious teas from over 150 premium tea brands around the world. Gift a loved one this 3-month subscription so they can get started.
This ain’t your regular eye mask. This lavender eye mask uses gentle, warm steam to soothe tired eyes and relax tension. It’s perfect for the person who sits in front of a computer screen all day and can be used during bath time, bedtime, or travel.
I recently posted about this onesie on Instagram and got so many compliments. This luxe loungewear is perfect for your friend who’s a homebody. It can make any Netflix and chill session even chicer.