Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things a person can do, because it allows them to then be able to take care of others. However, many of the most wonderful people out there are so busy helping others that they neglect to take time for themselves. And with everything going on in this chaotic world, now more than ever people need to incorporate self care into their lives. If you know someone who is in need of some pampering and self care, check out some of this self care gifts that are sure to brighten up their day!

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There are quite a few items here on this list of self care gift ideas. So we’ve split it up into sections as follows:

  • Self Care Books
  • Self Care Journals
  • General Self Care Items That We Love
  • Self Care Gift Ideas for Men
  • Self Care Gift Ideas for Women
  • Self Care Gift Baskets for Everyone

What is Self Care?

Some of you might be thinking, what exactly is self care? Not to be confused with self help, self care is just really a more focused approached on managing our own personal health and well-being. Self care really encompasses everything from the mind, body, and spirit within. Bringing all of these things into balance is really important so that we can go about our days feeling good inside and out. When we feel good inside and out and have balanced all these areas of our lives, then we are happier and more productive. And it enables us to be available to help others on the way.

Why is Self Care Important?

Many of us are so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to take care of ourselves. There are mothers and fathers taking care of their kids, or even their parents. They are rushing around trying to please everyone, including their bosses at their jobs. This can really lead to burn out. When our mind, body and spirit is exhausted and not aligned, it can start to affect our daily energy. It may cause us to be less productive, less energetic and less efficient. We could experience depression or extreme fatigue, or just have general anxiety or stress. None of this is good for our health. That’s why it’s critical that self care be incorporated into our daily lives so that we can feel good inside and out. That’s truly the best way that we can be there for others; it’s to be there for ourselves too.

Our Favorite Self Care Gifts

Personally, we always try to incorporate self care into our busy lives as well. But we understand it’s a challenge. Below you will find a list of some of our favorite self care gift ideas. These are things that we may not buy for ourselves, but would enjoy to receive as a gift from others. Things like spa baskets, interesting books and journals, cards for inspiration and affirmations. And also just some overall little “luxuries” that make you feel good inside!




The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

This is a fascinating book about two global heroes spending a week together, talking about how their hardships in life made them the most joyful people. It’s a great morning read, as it encourages us to learn and grow from our own hardships in life.

Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World

This book is a collection of poems, mantras, and illustrations to promote hopefulness. It will encourage you to find your inner power and create change in the world. It’s a great coffee table book that will keep you inspired and wanting more.


F*ck No!: How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can’t, You Shouldn’t, or You Just Don’t Want To

If you are more of a people pleaser, this book is definitely for you. It is meant to encourage us to stop saying yes when we shouldn’t. It’s full of pep talks about how to say no without coming off the wrong way.


Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity: How to Manage Intense Emotional as a Highly Sensitive Person

This book is full of information about emotional intensity and its traits. It will help you find who you are and why you feel the way you do. It also gives you advice about how to deal with the daily struggles that come along with emotional intensity.


Hello Sunshine: A Little Book of Happy

This book promotes happiness and joy through the beautiful words of artists and poet, Freya Ete. It’s packed full with quotes and poems that encourage us to see the world from a more positive and happy perspective. This enticing book will make you come back for more and more.


How to Connect (Mindfulness Essentials Book 8)

This is the 8th book in the Mindfulness Essentials series, which introduces us to the essentials of mindful practice. This book is full of meditations that teach us to remember our gift of belonging. This book reminds us to reconnect with nature, each other, and most importantly, ourselves. It reminds us why it is import to make these connection, while our world is in chaos.




Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life

In this book, you’ll find joy and happiness through journaling activities and some positive inspiration. This book will help you find a way to let things go, and find your peace and joy. This book is great for someone that holds grudges and seeks out revenge, as it helps find a way to stop caring and simply let it go.

Self-Care Check-In: A Guide Journal to Build Healthy Habits and Devote Time to You

This book is a guided journal packed with methods on how to manage your stress, make a leap towards change, and achieve your goals. These journal prompts and inspirational quotes encourage you to self reflect, set goals, make decisions. Take some alone time to go through this journal and the 3 steps to self-care, creative space, and everyday exercises it includes to manage your stress and set achievable goals.


Listen to Your Heart: A line-a-Day Journal

This book is packed with inspirational and interactive questions and journal prompts to reflect on love, success, intuition, and self care. This journal encourages finding ways to make money, improve relationships, reduce stress, and boost mental health. It’s perfect for people who needy refresh their view of the world and the life they created for themselves.


Made Out of Stars: A Journal for Self-Realization

This journal is packed with thoughtful and empowering prompts and quotes that encourage me us to realizes and embrace what makes us all truly unique. It’s a perfect journal to get into when you need a self esteem boost. This journal is for anyone who wants to understand themselves better and be who they are.


Zen as F*ck at Work: A journal for Banishing the Bullsh*t and Finding Calm in the Chaos

This journal has prompts that encourage you to make the most of the things you love about your job and to find the good in everything, while ignoring the bad. This journal is a perfect journal to keep at your potentially stressful job, as it helps to keep you sane and find your tranquility.


A Yogic Path Reflective Journal

This journal is for the spiritual seekers, as it incorporates Ayurveda and the menstrual cycles with cosmic information from Vedic and Western astrology. It encourages you to begin every day with gratitude, intention setting, and a card pull from “A Yogic Path Oracle Deck”. It’s a great tool to encourage you to become your highest self.


The 5- Minute Gratitude Journal: Give Thanks, Practice Positivity, Find Joy

This journal is full of 5 minute insightful prompts to develop a daily gratitude practice. You can enjoy this journal any time to help you find gratitude fast and help creat good habits. This journal is perfect for those who need to add some positivity to their everyday lives.




Stress Relief Cards for Meditation, Relaxation, Natural Anxiety Relief Gift

There are 46 cards for different meditations that come with this gift. These cards promote stress relief, positive energy, and a positive mindset. You should use one of these card every time you need to take a breathe and redirect your focus.

52 Mindfulness Cards- Stress Less, Mindful Meditation, Gratitude, Kindness, Self Care & Relaxation

This is a 52 card set with different exercises on each card that are meant to relieve stress and reduce anxiety. These cards are great for people who want to improve mental health, social skills, and relaxation.

A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage

This book is packed with 365 pages of effective exercises, mantras, and reflections to improve self respect, kindnesses, and love. One day at a time, this book will encourage you to make positive life changes. This book is perfect for those who want to transform their life and their view of the world.

Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat Deep Kneading Massage

This massager is not only great for your neck and back, it’s also great to massage your calves and waist. It provides a deep kneading massage by targeting your acupuncture points. It also produces heat, making it the perfect stress reliever after a long exhausting day. If you’re the kind of person to sit down and watch a movie at the end of your day, this massager would be a great addition to help you relax and rejuvenate.

Sheet mask by Glam up Facial Sheet Mask BTS 12Combo- The Ultimate Supreme Collection for Every Skin Condition Day to Day Skin Concerns

This set comes with 12 different sheet masks that do different things for all of your skin concerns. They help soothe the skin and give it a refreshed feeling. Sitting down and applying a face mask is so relaxing after a long day.


Hair Shampoo Brush, sheets Scalp Care Brush with Soft Silicone Head Massager

Taking a long, hot shower at the end of the day is the best thing you can do to relieve all of your stress. Adding this shampoo brush to your shower routine will amp up your relaxation. This brush not only provides a soothing scalp massage, it also helps to remove all the dirt and residue from your day that you can’t get to with just your hands. If your hair is more on the greasy side, this massager is a great investment as it offers some soothing benefits, as well as a deep clean and refresh.


Maybe Swearing Will Help: an Adult Coloring Book of Motivation, Puns & Cursing, Color and Laugh your Way to Less Stress (includes pens)

This combo includes a 30 count pen set and a motivational coloring book. If you like to relax and enjoy a laugh, this combo is perfect for you, as it includes puns and cursing. This coloring book offers a fun relaxing experience that you won’t want to end.




The Man Can Gift Basket

This gift basket is an assortment of skin care products designed just for men presented in a can. It includes a scrub soap, shave gel, aftershave oil, and a body sponge, designed to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Men need a self care routine as well, where they can focus on relaxation.

Self-Care for Men: How to Look Good and Feel Great

This book is designed for men who want to feel calm, focused, and happy. It offers a guide to skin care and stress relief for men and teaches you how to improve your physical and mental health. If you need a good pick me up and need some stress relief, this book is perfect for you.



Beard kit for Men Grooming & Care – Beard Wash / Shampoo, Growth Oil, Beard Balm Leave in Conditioner, Comb & Brush, Beard Scissor 100% Pure & Organic 

This beard kit includes shampoo, balm, beard oil, and a trimming set. Self care is all about keeping up your appearance and boosting you confidence. Taking some me time to take care of your beard does exactly that. This kit gives you all the essentials to maintain and improve the appearance of your beard.



Think like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul)

This inspirational fable is about a football coach after his profession took a hard hit and he hit rock bottom. This book will encourage you to stop think like a victim and instead think like a warrior. This is a great read for people who want to take control of their life and start working towards their biggest dreams.



Thrive Natural 3 piece Men’s Skin Care kit- Grooming gift to wash, shave, and moisturize daily

This kit includes face wash, shave oil, and face balm. The ingredients in these products work to clean, restore, protect your skin, and make your skin look healthier overall. Using these products will promote self confidence and boost your self esteem.



UnBoxMe Thinking of you Care Package for Men

This package contains peppermint tea, honey sticks, knit socks, hand soap, truffles, and a greeting card. This kit is a great gift for people who need a little self care, whether they’re sick or just under the weather. Taking a little time out of your day to sip a cup of tea can do wonders for your stress levels and mental health.



Alexander Del Rossa Men’s Warm Flannel Fleece Robe with Hood, Big and Tall Bathrobe

This ankle length robe is made out of the thickest fleece available. No self care routine is complete without some comfy clothes. Relaxing in this robe after taking a long, hot shower may be just what you need after a long, stressful day.




Lavender Vanilla Scented Spa Gift Baskets Bath & Body Gift Set Lovely Lined Basket Slippers

This gift set includes several Cru de Provence lavender vanilla scented products. This includes slippers, foot soak, shower gel, soaps, body lotions, and so much more. This gift is perfect for a spa like experience at home after a long day. You can enjoy some alone time and treat yourself to a relaxing pamper.

Gift Basket for women – Includes Journal, Ring Holders, Bubble Bath, Warm Socks, and Scarves

Complete this self care gift set with ring holders, bubble bath, warm socks, and women’s scarves to accommodate self care and me time. This gift basket is perfect for a soak in the tub to refresh the mind and promote and calm attitude.

Merokeety Women’s Long Sleeve Soft Chunky Knit Sweater Open Cardigan southwest with Pockets

This sweater is made of a soft, knitted yarn material. It’s soft, cozy, and casual, making it the perfect sweater for going out or just relaxing on your couch. This sweater is great for those days you feel under the weather, but still need to look neat and presentable.

Care Package for Women

This package includes tea bags, fuzzy socks, a soy candle, raw honey sticks, a luxury face mask, and a greeting card. This is the perfect gift for your loved ones feeling under the weather or just unmotivated. Relaxing with a cup of tea in comfy clothes with a candle burning is so relaxing after a long and stressful week. It is important to set aside some me time where you can relax and rejuvenate and including this care package will make it even more relaxing and comfortable.




Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Gold Woven Basket Gift Kit

This gift set includes a body lotion, sugar scrub, shower gel, and body cream in the scent eucalyptus spearmint. This gift set is great for people dealing with stress on a daily basis. Eucalyptus oil is known to clear the mind, while spearmint oil is known to soothe and upright the mind. This makes this gift set perfect for stress relief and relaxation.

Wine Country Gift Basket Prime Basket The Connoisseur Gourmet Gift

This gift basket is packed with an assortment of Wine Country favorites from baguettes to chocolates to crackers. Indulge yourself on these sweet and savory snacks. This gift basket is perfect for a relaxing night full of alone time and rejuvenating. With all of these tasty treats, you are guaranteed to fall in love with something.



Spa Life All Natural Bath and Body Luxury Spa Gift Set Basket (Men’s Sandalwood)

This gift basket includes shower gel, bath crystals, bubble bath, body lotion, a sponge, body scrub, and a paper suitcase. After a long day, this gift set is a great was to unwind and promote relaxation. Enjoy a soak in the tub or a refreshing shower to relieve stress and ease your mind. Then, pamper yourself with a soothing lotion and watch all that stress melt away. If you’re in need of a pamper night and some me time, this is the perfect solution.



Great Self Care Products (Even You Would Enjoy!)

Self care is really such an important part of our health and well-being, especially in today’s world. We hope this list has given you some great ideas for self help gifts that your loved ones will enjoy. And perhaps, you have even stumbled across some items that you want to add to your own personal shopping list as well!