Ultimate 2024 Self-Care Gifts Guide: 50 Thoughtful Presents for Your Well-Being

self-care gifts

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I have curated a list of my favorite self-care gifts for 2024 and I’m so excited to be sharing them here with you!

Self-care is essential in maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and it could include taking the time to do activities that nurture you and enhance your overall well-being. I’ve included some “experience” ideas on the list for this reason. Gifting something that encourages self-care is not only thoughtful but also beneficial for the recipient’s physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s a way of saying, “I care about you and your well-being,” without uttering a single word.

Finding the perfect self-care gift can be a challenge. Ideally, you want to purchase something you think will resonate with the person you are buying for. Whether it’s for a friend who loves a pampering spa night or a family member who relishes quiet moments with a book, there’s an array of options to choose from that can convey your heartfelt consideration for their comfort and relaxation.

Remember, the best self-care gifts are those that encourage your loved one to take a moment for themselves. It’s not about the price tag but about showing that you understand what makes them tick and what brings them peace. With that in mind, let’s explore some self-care gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated and cherished.

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Self-Care Gifts for Mindful Essentials

When it comes to self-care, gifting items that encourage relaxation and mindfulness can profoundly impact someone’s well-being and honestly, these are my favorite gifts to receive myself!

Relaxation and Stress Relief

1. CalmiGo Device













I’ve been sharing the CalmiGo device with you for years here because it truly works to minimize anxiety symptoms quickly. You simply inhale the relaxing scent on the faceplate of the device, I love the lavender one, and exhale through the device until you feel device vibrate. The multi-sensory stimulation and focused prolonged exhalation helps you move through anxiety. I love that the device is small enough to carry in your pocket too! It’s a natural tool that I have used myself for 6 years and my daughter uses one too! This would be an excellent gift for anyone in your life who is living with anxiety.

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2. Weighted Blanket

weighted blanket










My husband gifted me a weighted blanket years ago and not only do I love it but my kids fight over it constantly! It feels like the warmest hug and helps relieve anxiety and stress. When in doubt, go with a heavier blanket like this one, and doesn’t it look so soft!

3. Ear Seeds

ear seeds

Do you know that your ears contain over 100 acupressure points that correlate to different parts of your body? By applying pressure to these areas with ear seeds you can alleviate many different ailments. I’ve been using year seeds for years to treat my mental health issues and the occasional headache. It wasn’t until I witnessed them help my daughter through food poisoning that I knew these little seeds were powerful.

There are a variety of options on this website and each comes with instructions on how to apply the seeds.

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4. Essential Oils

essential oils

An essential oil kit like this one would make a fabulous gift! You can use essential oils by applying a drop into your hand, along with a carrier oil (I like coconut oil), and rubbing it onto the bottoms of your feet, into your ears, or down your spine. You can even make your own oil rollers at home by adding coconut oil to a glass roller ball vessel with a few drops of oil and they are great on the go too!

5. Essential Oil Diffuser

oil diffuser

Using an oil diffuser is another great way to incorporate essential oils into your life and home! I love this diffuser because I can easily set the timer and a few other cool functions, like the light color, and go about my day. By diffusing oil into the air, you are activating your olfactory system. It’s a very powerful way to reap the benefits of essential oils.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness aids can help deepen someone’s practice, especially if this is a new habit they are forming. Also, there are great meditation apps available that I think would make great gifts too!

6. Mindfulness Cards

mindfulness cards

My husband put these in my stocking at Christmas a few years ago and I love them! If you are just beginning or nurturing a daily mindfulness or gratitude practice you will love working with Mindfulness Cards. Featuring more than 50 accessible and enlightening practices (plus eight blank cards for personalization), this deck is more than a standard activity book and brings a fresh twist to your practice.

7. Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

mindfulness book

This was my first Audible listen in 2024 and it was great! The book lays out an 8-week mindfulness practice that can be applied to the busiest of people. I highly recommend the book and think it would make a great gift.

8. Tapping Solutions App

tapping meditation

Want to send the most effective meditation app or try it yourself? This is the one! Tapping is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology and the technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand – a fear, a worry, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, pain, illness or anything that’s bothering you. I’ve used this app for years and it’s truly special.

Click here to try a 14-day free trial!

9. Zenimals


Great for the child, teen, or adult in your life that wants a tangible meditation buddy. My kids both love using their Zenimals at bedtime, but these adorable friends can be used during anxious moments or if you need to refocus or inspire yourself. The pre-recorded sessions can also be changed up from time to time with new meditation memory cards. Zenimals are great for the whole family!

10. Breathing Buddha

breathing buddha

This breathing guide would make a great self-care gift for any adult or child who is practicing meditation and might need a little assistance getting into the flow. The breathing buddha prompts you through different breathing techniques and helps to improve over-all wellness. Isn’t he cute too?

Self-Care Gift Ideas for Physical Wellness

Self-care gifts can significantly enhance physical wellness by promoting a balanced lifestyle and encouraging healthy habits. Here are some of my favorite gifts for physical wellness.

Fitness and Exercise

11. Hike and Lunch

hiking with family

There is no better way to take care of yourself than to move in the sunshine! This is my family on New Years Eve hiking and enjoying time with each other. Afterwards, we ate a nutritious lunch together at one of our favorite spots. Time together, hiking, and eating a healthy meal is the best self-care gift ever!

12. Yoga Class


Giving a gift card or membership to a yoga studio is a great self-care gift. Yoga is a spiritual, mental, and physical practice that can be helpful for anyone and at any age.

13. Yoga Mat

yoga mat

Gifting the yogi in your life a new mat would be a great gift! My yoga mat was starting to break apart and look pretty gross a few months ago and it was time for a new mat. I love this mat because there are so many colors to choose from and it comes with a shoulder strap too.

14. Stanley Water Bottle

Stanley water bottle

The famous Stanley water bottle is truly a great self-care gift. This cup keeps beverages hot or cold for hours, fits nicely into any cup holder, comes in every color, and it’s every teenage girl’s favorite thing (I know this from experience)! Trust me, you won’t go wrong giving this as a gift to anyone and you’ll look cool carrying it at the gym too.

Healthy Eating

15. Weekly Pill Organizer

weekly pill organizer

I purchased this pill organizer a few months ago after I kept forgetting if I had taken my medication. It was an awful feeling! I didn’t want to miss a dose or double up so I bought this little organizer and it has kept me on track. I love that I can take each day out and with me if I need to and it makes packing for a trip very easy too! It’s a great gift idea.

16. Vegetable Chopper

veggie chopper

Chopping onions has never been easier than with this vegetable chopper! Once I added this tool to my kitchen I noticed we all started eating more veggies because it wasn’t such a chore to prepare them and I even started cooking more. After teaching both of my kids how to use it safely, they each started wanting to eat more salad too which is great! It’s a self-care gift that makes your life easier too!

17. Omega Cold Press Juicer Machine 

Omega Juicer

My dad gave me this juicer years ago and my family fell in love with using it to make delicious juices. I think it’s a great way to use up any fruits or vegetables before they go bad too! We use the pulp left behind to fertilize our plants and they love it too. This is a wonderful self-care gift that promotes healthier eating!

18. Yogi Tea

yogi tea

These are the best teas for stress relief and sleep! I have tried them all friends and I promise you these teas will not disappoint you. Lately, I have been drinking the stomach ease tea but I’ve tried all of them and love them. This 6-pack is sure to wow anyone in need of self-care!

19. Designs for Health 2000 IU Drops

vitamin D

OVER 50,000 DOCTORS AGREE! Designs for Health is the physician’s choice for top quality professional strength supplements since 1989. Per my doctor’s recommendation, my family and I have been using this supplement for years and it’s great! Having enough vitamin D in your body is important and really supports your mental health too. Check with your doctor first before taking this!

20. Jigsaw Health Magnesium Slow Release Tablet Supplement

Jigsaw Magnesium

Not all magnesium supplements are made equally and many of them cause bad tummy issues. The Jigsaw magnesium supplement is slow release making it easy on your digestive tract. Of course, check with your doctor before using it. This is the supplement I have used for years and I recommend it to friends and family all the time.

Self-Care Gift Ideas for Emotional and Mental Health

Self-care gifts tailored for emotional and mental well-being can provide comfort and support to your loved ones during their self-care journey.

Journaling and Self-Reflection

21. Wave of Mind Journals

Wave of Mind Journals

The Wave of Mind Journals are perfect for someone who is new to journaling! The full set of journals includes 6 months, each month focused on something new to conquer. Emotional awareness, core values, self trust, self validation, self compassion, and self acceptance are all great attributes to harness and strengthen in the new year. These journals will help guide you through each tenant seamlessly and mindfully.

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22. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Dr. Julie Smith

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

My husband gave me this book for Christmas and I just finished reading it last week and I have so many takeaways. It’s a mental health toolbox offering insight into different tools you can use for any mental health challenge or mental block. This book confirmed so much I already knew about my own mental health and how I tick but it also gave me so much insight into what I can improve or try the next time I feel a PTSD wave headed my way.

Therapy and Mental Health Support

23. Sage SR Mental Health Assessment

mental health

If someone you love is struggling with undiagnosed mental health challenges than the Sage-SR Mental Health assessment would be a great gift. For only $15 you’ll receive a completely confidential online assessment that can diagnose over 30 mental health disorders. You receive a complete evaluation you can share with your doctor or therapist too! It’s a great gift to give.

24. Space of Mind Virtual PTSD Support Groups

space of mind

Space of Mind offers virtual support groups for those suffering with PTSD. I tuned in to a session before the holidays and did a lovely breath work class. I highly recommend this online resource for anyone living with PTSD.

Use this link for 50% off your first session!

25. Rewire Therapy Somatic Workshops

rewire therapy

Rewire Therapy is a great resource for anyone looking to heal from trauma. The virtual classes offer healing in a variety of ways and they are all taught by leading trauma experts. This is a great self-care gift for anyone in your life whose had trauma.

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Personal Care and Beauty

Elevating daily routines into moments of self-care through thoughtful personal care and beauty gifts can offer a touch of luxury to your daily life.

Skincare and Pampering

26. The Skinny Confidential Hot Mess Ice Roller

hot mess ice roller

At last, an ice roller that actually stays cold! I am obsessed with this product and use is almost every night.

27. BeautyBio GloPro Regeneration Tools

BeautyBio Microneedle

Using this tool between facials has diminished my fine lines and wrinkles. I also feel like I use less product because the product actually gets into my skin now. This is self-care at it’s finest!

28. BeautyBio The Radiance Omega Plus Rosehip Face Oil

The Radiance by Beauty Bio

This face oil is my favorite beauty product hands down! It leaves your face soft, silky, and glowing!

29. Merit Instant Glow Face Serum

Merit face glow serum

Instant glow is right! This serum is a luxurious self-care gift that anyone is sure to love. I get so many compliments on my skin when I use it.

30. Lavendar Neck Wrap – Microwaveable

lavender neck wrap

I give someone this gift every year for the holidays. It’s so soothing to use when you are relaxing. Check it out!

31. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

laneige lip mask

This little baby hangs out on my night stand and I use it every night! I recently had two precancerous spots removed from my bottom lip and I swear this lip mask helped me heal quickly. I love this product.

Grooming and Confidence

32. Flasher 2.0 by Nood

Nood laser hair remover

This is a great self care gift for anyone! Get the benefits of laser hair removal from home.

33. The Clean Slate for Men

clean slate skincare

A clean skincare option for men. Yes, please! I’m excited to add some of these products to my husband’s Valentine’s gift this year.

34. Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Masks

face masks

Self-care can me simple friends! Starting your week with a relaxing face mask is just the kind of pampering you need.

Self-Care Gifts for Rest and Sleep

Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, and selecting the ideal self-care gifts can make all the difference. From luxurious bedding to soothing bedtime rituals, these thoughtful presents are designed to enhance rest and relaxation.

Bedding and Sleep Accessories

35. Boll and Branch Sheets Set

boll and branch sheets

These are the softest sheets I’ve ever had! They are breathable in the summer and warm in the winter and somehow they get comfier with time. A great night’s sleep starts with your bedding and should start with Boll & Branch sheets!

36. thisworks Sleep Body Cocoon lotion & Sleep Plus pillow spray

Thisworks body lotion and pillow spray

Best way to prepare for bed! This lotion smells amazing and sends me right to sleep and the pillow spray is so good that my daughter steals it from me constantly.

37. Hatch Alarm Clock

Hatch alarm clock

Not your average alarm clock, the Hatch is a sound machine, reading light, and introduces your body to sleep and wake lightly with it’s sunrise and sunset modes. Such a wonderful self-care gift.

38. Soft Blanket

soft blanket

My best friend gave me this blanket years ago and I LOVE IT! It’s the best Barefoot Dreams dupe and doesn’t skimp on comfort.

Relaxing Bedtime Rituals

39. Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep Foaming Bath

bubble bath

A warm bubble bath is a great way to relax into bedtime and this Epsom salt based formula is very soothing and smells amazing.

40. Acupressure Mat and Pillow set

acupressure mat

I use this mat and pillow set every night. It does look a little scary but I promise you it really helps relieve stress and release tension too. I love giving this set as a self-care gift.

41. Barefoot Dreams pajama set

barefoot dreams pajama set

Nothing is cozier than these pajamas!

Self-Care Gifts For Digital Detox and Unplugging

In a world where digital connection is constant, giving the gift of relaxation and disconnection can be truly thoughtful. Here are some of the best self-care gifts to encourage a break from screens.

Gadgets and Accessories

42. VeRelief Prime

VeRelief Prime

Have you heard of vagus nerve stimulation? This device is great and helps with symptoms of anxiety and stress and offers a relaxing experience for users. The mini device was so popular it’s sold out and they are offering pre-orders for the third generation device which will be out in March! Sign up now!

43. Oura Ring

oura ring

My husband and I love our Oura rings! These smart rings connect to an app that tells you all about your sleep, can pinpoint temperature changes indicating if you are getting sick, and even keeps track of your physical activity. It’s the ultimate self-care gift!

44. Olux Ring

olux ring

This is my 2024 self-care gift to myself! Using 4 powerful magnets and your body’s own magnetic field, the Olux ring boasts significant improvements in sleep, weight loss, stress relief, among many other benefits. Read more here.

45. Apollo Wearable Device

apollo neuro

The Apollo wearable uses safe, non-invasive touch therapy to send silent, soothing vibrations to the body that help you feel safe and in control. Developed by physicians and neuroscientists, the Apollo wearable has proven outcomes across sleep quality, focus, heart rate variability, performance, and recovery, and is appropriate for both adults and children.

Offline Activities

46. Coloring books

coloring book

Coloring can be relaxing. Check out this cute calming color book!

47. Puzzles


We love a good puzzle in our house. I gave my kids a puzzle to work on over the holiday break and it was a good distraction from technology for all of us and my son was so proud and accomplished when he finally finished it Puzzles are a wonderful self-care gift!

DIY and Customized Self-Care Gifts

Creating a gift with a personal touch can make self-care more meaningful. These DIY and customized options show careful consideration and are tailored to the recipient’s unique preferences.

Handmade and Personalized Gifts

48. Homemade Body Scrub

body scrub

My daughter and I have been making the easiest body scrub for years. We use it around our house and have given it as gifts before. It’s super simple to make and you likely have all the ingredients in your house already!

Mix together.

  • 2 cups of sugar – granulated or we prefer raw sugar
  • 1 cup of fractionated coconut oil – this oil is liquid and easier to mix
  • 2 Tbps – jojoba oil
  • a few drops of your favorite essential oil
  • flower petals if you have them

We put the mixture in a cute jar and tie a ribbon around the top and voila! The perfect homemade self-care gift!

49. Bake something sweet

baked goods

Cookies, muffins, bread, cakes, cupcakes! Receiving a sweet treat is always nice. I know we’ve talked a lot about wellness in this article but sometimes you just need to treat yourself. Baking something for your loved one can be a very thoughtful gesture and one that they remember for years to come.

50. Flowers


Flowers are one of my favorite gifts to receive, especially sunflowers! If your loved one is feeling low and you are pressed for time, it’s easy to drop by your local flower shop or grocery store and pick something up. I know it seems simple but I know a beautiful arrangement of flowers is sure to brighten anyone’s day! If you have the time and talent to arrange something yourself that’s great too.

Gift Cards and Subscriptions

Gift cards to a local yoga studio or a wellness retreat also make great self-care gifts! It shows you support their health and wellness journey. Subscription boxes tailored to self-care, like monthly wellness product deliveries, can make an ongoing impact too. From skincare to healthy snacks, select a subscription that aligns with their interests, offering a monthly reminder of your care.

More self-care gift card ideas include; acupuncture, float therapy, cryotherapy or cold plunge studio, massage, facial, manicure/pedicure.

Get creative and consider some of the services you love using yourself and go from there!

Tips for Gift Wrapping and Presentation

When you’re wrapping self-care gifts, the presentation can be just as impactful as the gift itself. Here are a few friendly tips to make your present stand out:

  • Choose Quality Wrapping Paper: Select a wrapping paper that feels luxurious and has a pleasing texture. Choose calming colors or patterns that reflect the soothing nature of self-care.
  • Ribbons and Bows: Add a touch of elegance with a satin ribbon or a hand-tied bow. Choose colors that complement the wrapping paper for a cohesive look.
  • Personal Touches: Attach a small, personal item to the ribbon, like a sprig of lavender or a miniature ornament. It hints at the thoughtfulness of the gift.
  • Clear Labels: Use a clear, readable label with the recipient’s name. I love a handwritten label or card too.
  • Protective Packaging: If the gift is fragile, make sure to securely wrap it with bubble wrap or tissue paper before placing it in the gift box. Safety is key to avoiding disappointment.

Remember, the time and care you take in wrapping the gift can reflect the love and consideration you have for the recipient. Your wrapping doesn’t have to be perfect, but attention to detail will always be appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing self-care gifts can be an incredibly personal and thoughtful process, and understanding the options available is important in making meaningful decisions.

What is the best gift you can give yourself?

The best gift you can give yourself is time dedicated to relaxation and well-being. Consider a day off for self-reflection or a spa experience to rejuvenate your body and mind.

What to get someone who is struggling with mental health?

For someone struggling with mental health, comforting and supportive gifts are ideal. Weighted blankets or journals for expressing thoughts and tracking mood can be a tangible way to show you care. Also, consider what your loved one has told you about their mental health in the past and what helped them move through a challenged time before. Gifting something new that has helped them before will show them that you really listen to them too.

Can you recommend any indulgent self-care gifts that won’t break the bank?

Absolutely! Treat yourself to affordable luxuries like aromatic essential oils, a set of quality bath bombs, or a cozy, warm blanket. These small indulgences can create a sense of pampering without a hefty price tag. I included many gifts in this list under $20 that are helpful and useful too!

What are some unique self-care gifts for men that they would really enjoy?

Consider gifts that cater to a man’s interests while encouraging relaxation. Examples include a high-quality beard care kit, a deep tissue massage tool, or a subscription to a mindfulness or fitness app. My husband also loves gift cards for experiences like the cold plunge studio in our area and his favorite breakfast restaurant! I love finding creative self-care gifts for the men in my life.

Final Thoughts

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you purchase through them.

When choosing self-care gifts, remember that the goal is to find something that promotes relaxation and considers the well-being of your loved one. I feel that thoughtful self-care gifts can really signify how much you care and hopefully help strengthen the relationship between you too.

I’d love to hear about some of your favorite self-care products too!

Ultimate 2024 Self-Care Gifts Guide: 50 Thoughtful Presents for Your Well-Being

Elena Breese

Elena is a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and lives with post-traumatic stress disorder. Through her website, Still Blooming Me, Elena shares how she learned to embrace her trauma and mental challenges, advocate for herself, and grow from her experience. She is passionate about bringing awareness about PTSD and sharing resources that have helped her heal. Elena has contributed to various blogs, podcasts, and speaks publicly.

Elena is a dedicated wife and mother. Her family lives in Phoenix, Arizona.


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