Self-Care Gifts for Your Friend Who Needs to Relax

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

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Self-care means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but if one thing was made clear in the past couple of years, understanding and tending to whatever self-care looks like for you and your loved ones is crucial. So if you’re still stumped on what to get your friends and family as we inch closer and closer to the holidays, gifts that promote putting back into oneself are a good place to start.

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From calming skincare to meditation cushions and wellness journals, the market is full of options for practices self-care whichever way your loved ones prefer.

Ahead, shop 19 perfect gifts for your friend who desperately needs to relax, unwind, and put back into themselves.

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For the friend who’s too hard on themselves, these affirmation cards have their back. They will help to remind them of their many wonderful qualities and practice positive affirmations.

What’s more relaxing than a nice hot bath? This set could encourage anyone to take the time for themself with warming notes of amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass, tonka bean and medjool dates.

For the person in your life who never gets any peace and quiet, these noise cancelling headphones will be a gift they will thank you for all year long.

For the friend that’s on their feet all day, this soothing and luxurious foot spa has shower massage jets to massage tired feet and takes an at-home pedi to a whole new level.

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If you know someone who meditates daily or wants to incorporate meditation into their life, this cushion may help them better their practice. Firm and versatile, you can easily transport the cushion with its built-in strap.

This pocket-sized massager for relieving sore muscles is the gift for your friend who works out to destress.

For the astrology-lover in your life, this fully personalized and beautiful reading of their birth chart is a thoughtful and sentimental gift that will help them get to know themselves better.

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Keep your perpetually stressed out friend stocked with a hefty supply of tasty CBD gummies to ring in a peaceful new year.

From your favorite linen bedding company, this lush robe is the ultimate in plushness and softness and made of combed, long-staple Turkish cotton.

One of the most important elements of a self-care routine is sleep. This light is designed with sleep in mind, self-dimming and warm to allow you to wind down in the evening.

This mindfulness journal has space for daily check-ins, where you can note thoughts, feelings, habits and the things you're grateful for.

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