In this blog, we cover our favorite creative self-care gift ideas for friends and family. Keep reading to learn how you can help your loved ones destress!
In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of every day job drama, news, pandemic stress, and more. Because of this, it’s never been more important to practice a little bit of self-care every now and then. Slowing down and doing something for yourself can be highly beneficial for your mental and emotional health.
It’s also important to check in on your friends. If you know someone who has been particularly busy lately, you may consider getting them a small self-care gift that they’d enjoy. In this blog, we cover our favorite creative self-care gift ideas for friends and family. Keep reading to learn how you can help your loved ones destress!
1. Coffee Gift Basket
For some, a good cuppa jo is a form of self care. If your pal loves their morning coffee, give them a coffee gift basket to satisfy their taste buds. Here are some things we’d include:
Bags of their favorite coffee grounds
Gift card to their go-to coffee shop
Fun creamers and sugars (if that’s what they’re into!)
Coffee scented candles
Mugs & stirring spoons
For your friends that are constantly on-the-go, give them a Toddy coffee tumbler to support their busy lifestyle. The Toddy is a 22 oz leak proof tumbler, designed to keep beverages hot or cold from the first sip to the last. For your friends that need an extra boost, try the Toddy XL, which can fill up to 32 oz of coffee-goodness!
There’s nothing better than smothering yourself in something soft and warm at the end of a long day. Help your friend destress by giving them a pair of ultra-fuzzy socks and a new blanket. This can be especially meaningful for friends that work long hours on their feet.
3. Bottle of Wine & Picnic
It’s not always possible to plan a vacation for your friend, but you can plan small self-care staycation activities that are just as relaxing. Consider buying them a nice bottle of wine and planning a picnic-date. Pack along charcuterie or your favorite snacks. You can also throw in a deck of cards or some adult coloring books to use at your picnic.
Want to add a small gift to your picnic outing? Get your bestie a BrüMate wine tumbler gift set. These sets come with two Uncork’d XL wine tumblers and one Winsulator wine canteen. These travel sets will keep your wine at the perfect temperature whether you’re in the park or at the beach. Perfect for glass-free zones, plus, you’ll get to use it too!
Adult coloring books are therapeutic, and a great self care gift for any of your friends! With intricate designs, adult coloring books force us to slow down and notice the fine details. It’s a meditation, in a way. Get a coloring book for your friend and one for yourself and spend some time channeling your inner child!
5. Cocktail (or Mocktail!) Kit
There’s always that one friend that calls themselves a cocktail connoisseur and knows the best ingredient pairings. If this sounds familiar, give your mixologist friend a cocktail kit for them to use on a self-care night. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a cocktail! Enjoying a fun non-alcoholic drink is the perfect way to end a long day. A beverage kit can include:
Want to really help them level up their game? The Shaker Pint is the perfect gift for any at-home bartender. This versatile glass doubles as a cocktail shaker and a 20 oz insulated tumbler. Your pal will be able to make themselves a self-care cocktail any night of the week without breaking a sweat or making a mess.
No matter the genre, music can be healing! Help your friend chill-ax by making them a playlist filled with their favorite calming tunes. Small gestures like these can mean a lot when your friend has a lot on their plate.
7. Yoga Gift Card
Yoga may seem intimidating, but anyone can try it out! It’s a great way to decompress and move your body in a mindful way. Buy your bestie a free class at your local yoga studio if it’s something that’s up their alley. You can even go with them, if you’re up for it!
8. Journal Tools
Writing down thoughts, feelings, lists, goals and aspirations is a simple and affordable self-care tactic. Journaling helps you get in touch with your thoughts and emotions, especially during stressful moments. Help to take a weight off your friend’s shoulders by buying them a journaling kit. You can include:
Cute notebook or planner
Colorful pens and highlighters
Stickers and decorative tape
9. A Home Cooked Meal
Having a busy and stressful schedule means that cooking dinner can sometimes fall near the bottom of the priority list. Cross an item off your friend’s to-do list by making them a home-cooked meal. Coming home to something homemade rather than takeout can feel like a warm hug, especially if it was made with love.
10. Offer to Spend Time With Them
Sometimes quality time is the best self care gift we didn’t know we needed. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture for the offer to be meaningful. Simply saying, “Hey, I know you have a lot on your plate right now. Would you want to hang out and relax for a bit?” can mean the world!
Take a Break With BrüMate
We’re all for treating ourselves at BrüMate. Whether it’s taking your friend for a picnic, or gifting them a new tumbler, there are unlimited options when it comes to self-care gifts. Visit our product guide to find the Brü that is right for you, or your bestie.
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