The Ultimate Mental Wellness Gift Guide
10 Categories And 60 Mental Health And Wellness Gift Ideas!
The holidays can be stressful, especially when lists of who to buy gifts for can grow longer and your ideas become less and less. One thing that every single person can benefit from is working on taking care of their mental health and wellness.
Check out my comprehensive mental wellness gift guide below for suggestions for everybody. All gifts listed cover a range of prices, so you are sure to find something to suit your needs!
The Ultimate Mental Wellness Gift Guide
Self-care is so essential for mental health and wellness, yet so often put on the back-burner and not something people often purchase for themselves. Giving a self-care gift to somebody else can help them remember to take care of themselves, like they should be!
1. Jade Skin Roller
Hand-crafted from natural jade, this dual stone roller from Skin Gym is a skin-care tool that you simply roll over your face in an outwards direction for a relaxing facial massage leaving you with radiant skin.
2. Organic Skincare
Because what you put on your body is important! All The Better Skincare is a sustainable organic skincare line. This photo is a face oil, but you can find other organic and vegan skincare items on this shop and other small Etsy shops. Support small businesses this holiday season. 🙂
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3. Lush Gift Sets
Lush has some great gift sets to encourage self-care and pampering including bath bombs, shower gel, lotion, and more!
4. Reflection Cards
Holstee Reflection Cards are a fun way to spark meaningful conversations and deepen relationships with the people in your life. Every deck includes 100+ thought-provoking questions centered around mindful themes like Adventure, Creativity, and Resilience.
5. Fuzzy Socks
So comfy and a great idea as a gift or stocking stuffer!
Price: $12.99 – $20.99
6. Face Mask Sampler Kit
Peter Thomas Roth’s Mask-Erade is a 5-piece sampler kit of bestselling masks for every concern, from fine lines and wrinkles to dull and dehydrated skin.
7. Spa Gift Sets
This is the “You Are Loved” gift set which includes bath salts, a candle, tea, and a personalized card. This is but one of the creative and thoughtful gift sets available for sale on Etsy! Check out some more here!
8. Inspirational Message Bracelets
Joycuff comes with cute gift box and is an uplifting engraved message that is inspirational and a great gift idea. Many of the sayings are also PG-rated. 🙂
Some examples are: “Your anxiety is lying to you” “She believed she could so she did” “Life is tough but so are you” “Be a warrier not a worrier”
Being creative and artistic and having fun are so important, especially as adults! Check out my suggestions for great creativity-inducing gifts on this wellness gift guide.
9. Coloring Books And Supplies
Who says adults can’t color? Coloring can be so stress-relieving and a fun way to bring back some creativity that may have been lost. Check out some of my favorite books and utensils below!
Price: $10 – $30 each
Puzzles are a great way to focus on one task at a time and get your mind off of stress and worries. This puzzle appears simple, but looks beautiful and would look great hanging on the wall after completion!
11. Craft In Style Subscription Box
The Craft In Style Box by Pop Shop America will fill you with inspiration! If you know somebody who loves making, get this box full of stylish DIY projects! In each box you will receive new projects, easy instructions, all the supplies, and lots of freebies too! Crafts vary from terrariums, clay marbling, candles, gold gilding, sun print photography + more.
12. Learn To Crochet
You can get somebody a few items to get them started on the path to crocheting. I personally taught myself to crochet and I love it as a hobby!
Price: $16 – $19 each
13. Online Courses
Online courses are huge right now, and a great way to learn almost anything! Check out some of my suggestions below:
- Brit+Co (Examples: Cake decorating, Photography, Instagram, Digital Illustration)
- Teachable (Examples: Beginner’s Gardening, Building Better Habits, Eating Right)
- Udemy (Examples: Music, Photography, Fitness, Cooking)
- Skillshare (Examples: Digital Typography, Creative Writing, Business, Lifestyle, Productivity)
Exercise and moving your body is so important for mental health and wellness. Keep scrolling for my fitness suggestions on this wellness gift guide!
14. Yoga Mat
Yoga is a great exercise for practicing mindfulness, stress-relief, and getting out excess tension. Gift a yoga mat for a newbie or seasoned yogi!
15. Fitness Clothing
If you know the person’s size and taste, go for it! Plus, it can be a thoughtful gift if the person just started a new type of exercise recently, if they are training for a race, or if they have a fitness goal in mind.
This is a set of adjustable dumbbells. These are expensive but also an amazing gift for somebody who works out at home. I have gotten so much use out of mine and it makes it so much easier than having a million different weights!
17. GPS Watch
This gift is also more on the expensive side, but can be a great gift for a runner, cyclist, swimmer, or somebody who likes counting their steps. I personally use the Garmin Forerunner 35 for running and I love it!
Price: $116 – $125 depending on color
Hydration and healthy eating are both essential components to healthy living. Check out my suggestions for this wellness gift guide below!
18. Hidrate Smart Water Bottle
Yes- a smart water bottle! This water bottle is pretty innovative and a great idea for people who are trying to be healthier and keep track of their water intake. It can be difficult to manually track how much water you drink- and this phone along with the free app does it for you.
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19. Daily Harvest
Healthy eating can be tough if you have a busy schedule and barely any time. Daily Harvest is healthy nutritious food that is ready to blend or heat up and includes smoothies, bowls, soups, oatmeal, chia bowls, lattes, and snacks. You can buy a gift card or gift box.
Below are some great picks. You can also pair this gift with a cooking item such as a cast iron skillet, nice looking cooking utensils, meal prep containers or anything else that is specifically used in the cookbook!
20. Run Fast. Eat Slow.
I love this cookbook! It’s a great choice for runners and athletes of any kind. It has both nourishing and appetizing recipes.
21. The How Not To Die Cookbook
“Rooted in the latest nutrition science, these easy-to-follow, stunningly photographed recipes will appeal to anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life. “
22. The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot® Cookbook
“Healthy eating is suddenly fast and simple with The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook. Combining the speed and ease of Instant Pot® cooking with meal prep hacks, this Instant Pot cookbook will have you fixing great food that’s good for you in no time.”
Mindfulness and meditation can help people become more aware and pause before responding in their lives. I believe mindfulness is so important and an important component of this wellness gift guide.
23. Meditation Cushion
A mediation cushion is a game change for doing seated meditations long-term that helps you have more support and comfort. This is a great gift for somebody you know who meditates or wants to get into it!
24. The Shift By Komuso
The Shift is a tool inspired by Japanese monks, designed by a therapist with a tested circumference to slow your exhale. No mechanisms, no tech, no strings attached. This is a great tool for coping with anxiety, and it looks nice as well!
Price: From $85
25. Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
“Tibetan singing bowls are a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as singing bowls or Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are said to promote relaxation and offer powerful healing properties.” – Very Well Mind
26. Guided Meditation App Subscriptions
This is a great idea since most people now use apps to meditate (as opposed to CD’s that were previously used). A gift subscription to a meditation app can be a surprising and beneficial gift.
27. Tea Gift Sets
Tea can be a great gift for somebody who enjoys it. The reason I included tea under mindfulness is that the practice of mindfully drinking tea is a common mindfulness practice.
Journaling does wonders for mental health and is an essential component of this wellness gift guide.
28. One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
This is a beautiful journal to give as a gift. I just bought one myself and love the ability to reflect quickly on each day for 5 years!
29. Bullet Journaling Set
This is a perfect gift for the person who loves to journal, plan, and be creative.
30. Moleskine Lined Notebook
A classic lined journal that looks elegant as well and comes in numerous colors.
31. The 5 Minute Journal
A best-selling productivity and happiness journal. A structured format to boost your happiness in 5 minutes a day including: gratitude, prioritizing your day, 3 amazing things, inspiring quotes, daily affirmation, end of day reflection.
32. Good Days Start With Gratitude Journal
Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52 week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys.
33. The Self-Love Workbook
This helpful workbook allows you to become aware of your own unique needs and goals while discovering how to better accept and love your true self. It includes a variety of constructive and actionable tips, tricks and exercises.
34. Calm Your Anxiety Workbook
This PDF printable workbook created by yours truly is a 12-week step-by-step to decrease anxiety and become more in control of your life and can be a great gift for somebody struggling with anxiety.
35. Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration
Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation.
Sleep has a massive impact on mental health and wellness. As a result, many people with anxiety and depression suffer from insomnia. See my suggestions regarding products to help improve sleep for this wellness gift guide.
Slippers are a great gift for both men and women that can be relaxing, cozy, and functional.
37. White Noise Machine
Know somebody who has difficulty sleeping or relaxing, or maybe they live in a city with a lot of excess noise that makes it difficult to sleep? A white noise machine can help to create calm and drown out outside noises.
38. Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets use deep pressure stimulation (DPS) to provide an overall sense of calm. They can help with anxiety, stress-relief, and insomnia.
Price: $43 – $175 depending on size
39. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
A best-selling, natural sleep aid that will fragrance your bed and calm the nerves. This spray contains calming essential oils that can help you relax at night.
Stress-relief is an important aspect of mental health and an integral component of this wellness gift guide!
40. Stress Tea
A floral rapture of Lavender and Chamomile, blended with soothing Linden and infused with Oatstraw, Holy Basil, and Schisandra -all prized by herbalists for their ability to fight stress.
41. Essential Oil Diffuser
I love giving these as gifts because they provide a nice calming atmosphere and aroma to any room and are a great and safe alternative to candles!
42. Peace And Quiet Essential Oils Kit
Combines four of the most popular oils to promote peace and tranquility. An essential oil kit goes along great with a diffuser, or as a gift to somebody who already has an essential oil diffuser.
43. Rocky Mountain Oils Holiday Blend Kits
Rocky Mountain Oils provide 100% pure essential oils and essential oil products. They have 3 holiday blend kits along with many other essential oil kits for everybody.
44. Himalayan Salt Lamp
Illuminate a room with a warm, pleasant & relaxing amber glow. It’s a perfect decorative gift for somebody to place in any room or office.
Another opportunity to shop small! I love the Midnight Owl Candle Company on Etsy because they have great scents and pick-your-own combos.
46. Relaxing Music
Nowadays most music is digital and streaming, so you can gift a subscription to a service such as Spotify or Apple Music.
47. Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
A special locket style design essential oil diffuser locket bracelet, you can change your favorite different scent to make yourself charming everyday. It also can give you peace of mind and relieve your pressure.
48. Heated Pillow
Great for staying warm, stress, relaxation, cramps, or other physical pain. You can easily charge it via USB. Plus it’s super cute too!
49. Personal Aromatherapy Pendant
“A whiff of peppermint and lemon before a run. Sweet basil and spicy cardamom during work. Soothing lavender and Roman chamomile after a long day. A twist of this sophisticated,14k-gold-plated pendant reveals a sleek wick infused with aromatherapy blends that can be enjoyed discretely throughout the day”
I couldn’t end this mental wellness gift guide without including personal development and self-help books. These can be excellent, informative, and motivating gifts. I’m going to include the book descriptions here since they can probably describe it better than I can. 😉
50. Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
“The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their failings and imperfections experience greater well-being than those who repeatedly judge themselves. This book powerfully demonstrates why it’s so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you’d give to a good friend.”
51. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
“Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.”
52. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson
“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.”
53. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
“‘A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life… I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.’ —PopSugar
From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.”
54. How To Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen
This is a great book for those with social anxiety. “Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation.”
55. Books On Mindfulness
I created a whole blog post on my top 5 mindfulness books. Click here to check it out!
Gifts don’t always have to be about the things you have, but I have often found that some of the best gifts involve experiences. This is such a broad topic so you can be creative depending on who the gift is for. I have included some of my favorite ideas below.
56. Race Entries
This can be a great gift for a runner or triathlete, or it can be for somebody who is looking to get into it and can be for something as short as a 5k. This gift can serve as a motivator to get somebody started!
Probably on the more expensive side, but this can include a weekend getaway up to an extravagant long vacation along with plane tickets.
58. Amusement Park Or Zoo Day Pass
A day pass to your local zoo or amusement park can be a great experience and can be a wonderful gift for a significant other, child, or an entire family!
59. Massage Gift Card
This is the ideal gift for the person who is always caring for others and can neglect themselves. A gift card for a massage, facial, or spa experience can be the perfect reason to practice much needed self-care.
60. Restaurant Gift Card
This can be a great gift for the person who has everything, or who says they want nothing. A night out at their favorite (or new) restaurant is always an enjoyable experience.
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I hope you found this mental wellness gift guide helpful, and I hope you have an enjoyable, calm holiday season!