A self-care gift box is a collection of items that should make the owner feel good. It is the perfect gesture for anyone who needs some TLC, like a friend, a family member, or even yourself.
With the right content, a homemade kit will uplift the person and acknowledge their amazingness. This guide describes a range of affordable and thoughtful ideas you can include in a self-care package 💕
Warm baths are one of the best ways to relax and pose many health benefits such as lessening stress levels, soothing aching muscles and joints, and improving sleeping routines and blood circulation. While basking in the quiet time, including a bath bomb will also enhance the activity as it consists of vibrant colours and delicious, pleasing scents.
Journal and/or Colouring Books and Pens
Journalling encourages mindfulness and to remain present while keeping perspective. It is therapeutic for releasing your thoughts and emotions which, in turn, helps reduce stress and tension. Furthermore, it provides a greater sense of confidence and self-identity.
Alternatively, colouring books offer the same benefits as journalling and improvements on focus and motor skills, and vision too. There is a variety of patterned and themed colouring books for adults from zendoodle, geometric, nature, animal, and more.
Pens are good to have on hand whenever the recipient opens the self-care kit.
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Sensational for extra warmth and maximum comfort. Weighted blankets are a kind addition for people with anxiety or people who are looking to have a consistent sleep throughout the night. This item is known to stimulate Deep Pressure Touch (DPT) which is a type of therapy using physical pressure to regulate the nervous system and feel calmer.
Box of Chocolate
Sometimes relishing in a little guilty pleasure is enough to momentarily raise our spirits during the hard times. Chocolate releases endorphins in our brain which boosts our moods and sensation of pleasure.
Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and minerals that have a positive impact on our health such as lowering the risk of heart disease.
Print off and stash several joyous images to provide mental pick-me-ups. Pictures are a good reminder that not every day will be a bad day, and flicking through happy memories will spark feelings of nostalgia, effectively raising our spirits for a few elongated moments.
Tea is a healthy and refreshing drink with zero calories that can be enjoyed guilt-free at any time of the day or night. Furthermore, it is more hydrating and gentler on the stomach than coffee or alcohol and, not to mention, it helps strengthen our immune systems. Some well-known self-soothing tea flavours include peppermint, chamomile, lavender, and green tea.
Words of Affirmation
A little encouragement goes a long way – leave a few notes or a hand-written letter to remind the recipient that they are strong, loved, and valued. This added personal touch will replace any negative thinking and bring a smile onto their face.
Examples of powerful and positive words of affirmation to use: “You love yourself.” “You can handle anything that comes your way.” “You have the confidence and strength to succeed.” “You are radiant and full of life and love.”
Despite not having complete control of our surroundings, we can take care of our mental and physical health as they are still in our hands.
Thank you for the reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. There’s no better gesture of showing support to your loved ones (or yourself) than by creating a self-care gift box ❤ What would you include in your self-care kit?