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We can all agree that self-care is something we could use a little more of—and gifts are one way to show love to ourselves. Gift giving is one of the five love languages that helps us express love, affection, and care for each other and ourselves. There’s simply nothing better than giving or receiving a gift to a loved one or yourself that’s meant to make your day just a little bit better! Taking time each day to participate in something we love or pamper ourselves with a blissful experience can help boost our mood, keep us positive, and reduce stress levels. Nothing says appreciation like self-care, and these gifts inspire us to slow down, take a minute, and indulge ourselves and our loved ones with a small act of kindness.
Our team has researched and tested hundreds of wellness products and experiences over the past ten years. These are our favorite self-care items from sustainable brands to gift yourself or a loved one who is in need of some R&R, at a variety of price points.
If after you read this, you’re still looking for the perfect self-care present for yourself or a loved one, we’ve for you covered with our guides on fair trade chocolate, natural wines, and wellness-based sex toys!
1. Brilliant Earth Jewelry
Best For | Gold jewelry & conflict-free gemstones
Price | Starting at $95
There’s nothing more classic than receiving a piece of jewelry as a gift, and Brilliant Earth does it right. This ethical jewelry brand crafts beautiful heirloom pieces that are worth the splurge and will last you a lifetime. Brilliant Earth stands out as they were one of the first jewelers to pioneer the traceability of their diamonds origins and adhere to strict ethical and environmentally responsible practices when mining stones. As the provenance of each diamond is traced and verified by independent auditors, you can rest easy knowing your jewelry is above standard. From natural diamonds to recycled gold, a gift from Brilliant Earth is as sentimental as you can get.
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2. Loop Earplugs
Best For | Students
Price | Starting at $25
Loop Earplugs are like no other you’ve used before. Controlled by a single switch, you can shift between Engage, Experience, and Quiet modes based on your needs. If you’re especially sensitive to high volumes in unexpected environments, these earplugs are essential as you can manage your ideal volume with ease. Loop features 16–26 dB of coverage and has certified hearing protection for your safety. They are also reusable so you can make the most of them! Those in need of convenient quiet time will be reaching for these innovative earplugs day in and day out.
3. Subset Loungewear
Best For | Loungewear lovers
Price | Starting at $12
Everyone can agree that Subset (formerly Knickey) offers some of the comfiest, cleanest, and breathable undergarment and loungewear sets out there. Offered in a variety of earth tone shades and made with organic cotton, we’re living in their boxers, bralettes, briefs, and matching sets. This makes the perfect gift for your loved one who WFH or is a homebody. (Do yourself a favor and snag some pieces for yourself too. Thank us later!) Once your pieces reach the end of their life, Subset’s recycling program will take back old underwear and breathe life into them once again, turning them into new materials like insulation and carpet padding.
4. Ritual Multivitamins
Best For | Natural multivitamins
Price | Starting at $20
Give the gift of health with Ritual’s multivitamins. Whether you’re a teen, adult, or 50+, there’s a supplement available for you to help support your body with essential vitamins to help fill nutrition gaps. Ritual stands out compared to other multivitamins with their patented beadlet in oil technology that combines oil-based and powder-based ingredients in one capsule, so you don’t have to take multiple supplements to get in all your required vitamins and minerals. Each ingredient is 100% traceable and are designed with maximum absorption through their delayed release capsule. Ritual also offers a high quality Synbiotic supplement for gut health support.
5. Bare Hands The Dry Gloss Manicure Kit
Best For | DIY connoisseurs
Price | $42
If your nails are in need of some TLC, the Bare Hands Dry Gloss Manicure Kit is your answer. This at-home nail care set comes with everything for strengthening and shining your natural nails for the healthiest beds and cuticles. Each kit comes with a glass and mineral blend polisher (which binds keratin cells on your nails) and nourishing cuticle oil made from jojoba and sea buckthorn oils. It comes gently wrapped in a vegan leather case which is the cherry on top of this stunning and functional gift.
6. Zenni Glasses
Best For | Trendy sunglasses & prescription frames
Price | Starting at $7
For affordable eyewear, including prescription glasses, sunglasses, and even Blue light glasses, check out Zenni. Starting out as a small business in California, the brand has grown massively, selling over 50 million pairs of glasses in 2022. With frames starting at only $7, Zenni is able to offer affordable prices by cutting the middlemen and focusing on DTC. We love the remakes line, which offers chic frames made from 100% recycled plastic! For those who love experimenting with new frames, Zenni glasses come with both classic and trendy styles for a variety of face shapes and needs.
7. Maude Intimacy Essentials
Best For | Solo & couple intimacy enthusiasts
Price | Starting at $25
Self-care is more than just seeking ways to indulge and relax; it can also be a time to discover ourselves on a deeper, more intimate level. That’s where Maude comes in. The brand’s affordable and thoughtful massagers, oils, and intimate care products are crafted and designed to deliver pleasure in the healthiest and safest ways. Our item of choice is the Shine Organic Personal Lubricant that’s made with organic aloe vera, is hypoallergenic, and FDA-cleared. Formulated without fragrance, it’s also moisturizing and residue-free to work with, as desired.
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8. Somavedic Frequency Therapy Device
Best For | Deeper sleep, more energy, reduce stress and anxiety
Price | Starting at $525
Somavedic is an innovative, always-on, rest and recovery frequency therapy device that harmonizes any space and routine. It works on the principle of controlled release of natural energy from precious stones and our frequency therapy technology to provide a one-of-a-kind wellness experience. Thanks to this pioneering combination, Somavedic devices have therapeutic effects on our cells, manifesting in improved sleep, energy levels, and cellular regeneration. Somavedic combines these principles to bring a calming, peaceful presence into our most sacred spaces – and does so with effortless aesthetic beauty.
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9. Getaway Tiny Cabin
Best For | Adventure seekers
Price | Varies by location and availability
Whisk your loved one away for a long weekend with Getaway in one of their signature tiny cabins for an immersive experience in Mother Nature. Located about two hours outside of many major US cities, these romantic rentals are the perfect place to cozy up together and well, get away from it all. (If you have a furry friend as your favorite third wheel, you’ll love that these cabins are dog-friendly!)
10. Wooden Spoon Herbs Magic Magnesium
Best For | Herb & supplement enthusiasts
Price | $26
Magnesium is a mineral that’s deficient for many, which is why Wooden Spoon Herbs Magic Magnesium can be a great choice for getting those levels back in check. Sourced from the sea, this magnesium is not like most as it contains all 72 trace minerals the body needs to function, and is gentle enough to take on an empty stomach. Made with vegan, gluten-free, and organic blue spirulina giving it a beautiful blue hue, you’ll experience higher energy levels and overall improved vitality. Plus, it tastes like a refreshing lemonade, making it the ideal way to start or end your day!
11. Canopy Humidifier
Best For | Sleep lovers
Price | $150
Take your nighttime routine to the next level with Canopy’s Bedside Humidifier. Easy to use and dermatologist approved, this two-in-one humidifier-diffuser combo hydrates rooms of up to 500 feet while dispersing essential oils at the same time. The benefit of using this smart device is more than just hydrating the air – it also combats mold, moisturizes skin, improves dry nose and mouth, and enhances overall sleep (learn more in our review). 83% of users noticed less skin dullness and irritation with use. With results like that, we’re on board! This humidifier makes a wonderful gift for those who are looking to catch those quality Zzzs.