Aghhhh- how is it almost the holidays?! It was just the beginning of fall like yesterday, right!?
Well- somehow the holidays are already here! And, I don’t know about you, but I’m typically a last-minute shopper for holiday gifts. So realizing that Thanksgiving is already here is a little shocking.
So, this year, I’m going to shop a little bit earlier than when I typically do. I’m going to start now. Less last-minute-weekend-before-Christmas shopping on Amazon, more thoughtful gift finding now, you know?
Which is why, over this next week, I’m going to share some of my favorite gifts that I find with you.
Hopefully, if you’re stumped on what to get, these gift guides can help you out, and the holidays can be just that much more relaxed.
Today, we’re diving into gifts for the Self-Care obsessed girlie (or guy). Whether that’s your sis, bestie, boyfriend, girlfriend, coworker, mom- I think pretty much anyone whose into (or wants to be into) their self care routine would be stoked for the gifts on this list.
So if you have a friend who loves spending a Saturday morning going to yoga, hitting up a juice shop for a celery juice, and finishing out the day with a mud mask and Bravo versus going out- this guide is for them!
Alright, let’s get into the finds.
Gift Guide for the Self-Care Lover
Skincare Self-Care Gift Ideas
My love for Osea runs DEEP. Ever since moving to a nontoxic skincare routine, I’ve fallen in love with their gentle yet incredibly effective skincare products. And from a gifting perspective- you can’t get much better than the Osea Bestseller Minis Collection set for a self-care lover! Their skincare is not only clean, vegan, and effective- it’s also luxurious, which is a really sweet thing to gift someone. This set is a collection of their absolute best sellers and I guarantee, your self-care bestie will fall in love with Osea.
If you’re shopping Osea, use code LAURENV to get 10% off your order.
Because no self-care night is complete without a mask right?! Osea’s Red Algae Clarifying Mask is an aesthetic (it’s this beautiful light pink color), effective, nontoxic clarifying mask that helps to draw out impurities and minimize pores. I think pairing this mask with the Barefoot Dreams robe and Kitsch headband would make such a cute self-care gift basket (and this is a really cute basket option)! (Use code LAURENV at checkout to get 10% off at Osea.)
Could there be anything more fun for a self-care lover than finishing their skincare routine with a comfy couch, a cozy blanket, the latest episode of Winter House, and some uninterrupted facial massage time? This luxurious oil and gua sha stone in the Osea Glow Duo are the perfect pair for the job. And, not only are you gifting really beautiful skincare, but you’re also gifting their potential new favorite night-in activity. (Use code LAURENV at checkout to get 10% off at Osea.)
Body Self-Care Gift Ideas
If you have a friend who’s really into skincare, you might be a little nervous to gift them with it because you don’t want to mess with their current routine. And that’s where body care comes in! I feel like body care can be kind of overlooked. I mean- we focus so much on what we’re using on the face and end up kind of forgetting about the skin on the rest of the body, right? This Osea Undaria Algae Body Butter is literally like heaven in a jar. It’s non-toxic, creamy, and a luxuriously sweet gift for a self-care fan. (Use code LAURENV at Osea to get 10% off your entire order.)
The perfect partner to the dry brush, this Osea Undaria Algae Oil is SO GOOD. The skin literally becomes glowy, moisturized, and supple after applying it. (I want to get one in a travel size so I can take it on beach vacations.) It also makes a sweet gift for someone in your life who loves a luxury skincare product. (Use code LAURENV at Osea to get 10% off your order.)
Gifting the habit of dry brushing is kind of like gifting the habit of gua sha-ing. It may be something so completely new to the person you’re gifting, but with a little explanation (don’t forget to include all the benefits of dry brushing like unclogging pores, detoxifying the skin, increasing blood circulation, and promoting lymph flow and drainage) and a sweet gift like the Osea Plant-Based Body Brush and the Osea Undaria Algae Oil, you could be gifting a brand new self-care habit that makes your friend feel incredible. (I feel like a broken record but don’t want you to miss the deal- use code LAURENV at Osea to get 10% off your order.)
Comfy Cozy Self-Care Gift Ideas
You might notice a theme in this section and that theme is COZY. Because no self-care night is complete without feeling warm, comfy, and cozy, right?! Barefoot Dreams blankets have to be the softest, most cloud-like, warmest blankets I’ve ever used- so you can imagine how incredible their robes feel. This is the perfect gift for anyone who is about that robe-life for self-care night.
Just like the Barefoot Dreams robe, this soft, comfy, cozy blanket is one of my favorite items for a night-in and the perfect gift for a self-care lover. It’s the kind of thing you want to hop into after you finish your skincare routine and are ready to get cozy and watch Housewives. They also look so chic! The cream color is perfect for anyone who loves a neutral.
This might sound dramatic, but I really think slippers are the difference between feeling comfy at home to feeling like your house is just picking you up and giving you a giant hug. Weird, but true. And I feel like if you’re not a slipper person, you don’t realize how much they elevate the whole being cozy-at-home vibe. So, a cute, neutral-chic pair of slippers are a great gift for someone who might not realize how fantastic they really are to wear around the house.
This cozy Kitsch headband is the perfect gift to add to the Osea skincare set above. It’s something that you might not think to buy, but then when you have one, it makes all the difference. Because even if you put your hair up in a scrunchie when you’re doing your skincare routine, it’s way too easy to get face mask all over your hair after just washing it. A cute spa headband can make such a difference.
If you have a self-care lover on your hands- they probably love getting really good sleep. And a beautiful vegan silk pillowcase is something they probably don’t have but will be so thankful to be gifted. I did a whole video about these pillowcases and how they can benefit our skin and hair. And they are such a thoughtful gift for any Self-Care Girlie!
Last but not least, while we’re talking about bedding, a beautiful set of organic cotton sheets is such a nice gift! These sheets from Joybed are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton- so that means no synthetic material feels and no off-smells from chemicals. Which is pretty important since we spend so much of our lives sleeping!
Setting the Vibe Self-Care Gift Ideas
I know these salt rock lamps might be a little overhyped, but I promise you they’re worthy of all the hype. My night routine changed when I started using a salt rock lamp, mainly because I stopped using any of the normal lights in my bedroom after 9 PM. Instead of a bright white light, a salt rock lamp gives off this beautiful amber glow, which immediately signals to your brain that it’s time to wind down. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves their self-care routine AND their sleep.
I met Sonal, the founder of The Om Room, a few years ago on Instagram. She’s so dedicated to her business (she’s been studying aromatherapy for 10 years) and that really comes through in her beautiful products. These shower steamers are such a unique gift- they’re the perfect way to create a cozy, relaxed, high-vibe energy while showering. You basically just place one in a hot shower and breathe in the essential oils to uplift your mood and relax the mind. She has a few different flavors too, and the Cozy Winter Cabin is perfect for a holiday gift!
You can’t go wrong with a really cute mug as a gift. I mean, who doesn’t love a cute mug? It’s kind of fool-proof. It’s also a cute gift for a self-care lover because they can drink their Vegan Hot Chocolate while gua sha-ing under their Barefoot Dreams blanket. This mug from Urban Outfitters is super dreamy with cloud-like vibes. Get and gift it alongside some Moon Juice Cosmic Cocoa.
To really set the scene for a self-care night, you have to indulge all the senses. And smell is definitely one of those senses to pay attention to. This minimalistic diffuser is probably the chicest diffuser I’ve ever seen and makes such a beautiful gift. Pair it with some essential oils to create a little gift set that would excite any self-care lover.
Along with the salt rock lamp and an essential oil diffuser, candles are another way to set the mood and lighting of your space. Public Goods is such a good hack for chic, nontoxic, soy wax candles that look expensive. I highly recommend Public Goods overall-they have so many great sustainable options- but these candles definitely make a great gift.
Taking care of our mental health is such a form of self-care, which is why The Five Minute Journal made this list. I’ve been gifting it for years because I’ve found it to be so helpful for taking my mind from a place of worry and anxiousness to a place of being so grateful for everything in my life. It’s like you’re giving the gift of 5 minutes of morning happiness. 🙂
I LOVE the palo santo from The Om Room, and use it whenever I feel like I need a reset in my space. It’s said to help clear old energy and make room for new, fresh, positive energy. So if you have someone in your life who is into burning palo santo or sage- I think a smudge bowl, ashtray, or holder like this is such a unique gift for them! There are a lot on Etsy, but these, in particular, are beautiful- here, here, and here.
Let me know what gifts you’re giving to your self-care-loving bestie! I’d love to know what you find. 🙂
I’m definitely going to be shopping from the items above for my mom and sister. I know they’ll love a little self-care goodness.
I hope you have a stress-free holiday season. Maybe you can even find a few self-care picks for yourself from this list? 🙂
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