The Best Self Care Gifts For Relaxation And Pampering

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Know someone who could do with a little bit of relaxation and recuperation?   

Someone who has been rushing around looking after everyone else and forgetting about themselves?

I’ve hunted out the best self-care gifts out there so you can treat them to some pampering!

(Warning, you may find that want one or two of these things for yourself.  During the research for this post, I decided that I now NEED All.The.Things…)

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1.  Journals


Journaling is a great way of keeping stress levels under control.  It’s one of the things I keep in my toolbox of ways to feel more positive
A journal can be used in many ways.  For example, to reflect on the good things that have happened each day or to write down dreams, goals and plans.
Here are some great journals I’ve found.
This 6-minute diary looks fabulous!  I particularly like the orchid pink covered version.

6 minute diary

This would be a brilliant gift for anyone new to journaling. It’s packed full of information and journal prompts.  I’ve used similar books containing prompts and they definitely get you into the journaling habit. 
The reviews of this particular diary speak for themselves, be sure to check them out.
This Good Days Start With Gratitude Journal also looks fantastic.

Paperchase also has a fantastic range of journals. 

For journal prompt inspiration check out these 50 Helpful Journal Prompts To Unlock Your Self-Discovery.


the best self care gifts


2.  Gift Hampers/Boxes


There are loads of great ready-made self-care gift hamper ideas out there.  They tend to be country-specific and here are a few I’ve found.

Cratejoy offers all manner of gift box subscriptions, many of which ship worldwide.   Here are a couple of my current favourite self-care ones.



Mindfulness Gift Hamper - UK





Wishful parcel gift box US


You could also have a go at making your own!  Here are some ideas for what to include.


3.  Relax In The Bath


There's nothing better than relaxing in a hot bubble bath after a long stressful day.

If you know someone who loves lazing in the bath then they are going to adore this bathtub caddy Plenty of space to safely slot your book, tablet and drink.  Perfect!

Why not treat them to to a pampering bath gift set to go with the caddy?  Here are a few ideas.


(US Visitors)

(UK Visitors)


Or how about these pretty bath bombs to add a touch of luxury?


brubaker bath bombs


4.  Sleep Well


Sleep is so important for health and wellbeing but let's face it, it's not always easy to get our Zs!

Here are some great self-care gifts to help lull anyone into dreamland.


I've always found the scent of lavender to be lovely and relaxing at bedtime.

How about a lovely lavender scented pillow mist?

Or, maybe an aromatherapy oil diffuser to lull them off to sleep?  This comes with a range of settings and has 4 timer modes and auto-shutoff.

Eye Masks

I don't know about you but I need TOTAL darkness to be able to get my Zs properly!  I always have an eye mask nearby, particularly useful in the summer months.

The ones with adjustable straps are the best.

Here's a colourful selection.

Weighted Blanket

I'm yet to try a weighted blanket.

I've heard such good things about them that one is on my wish list!

Research has shown that they can help with insomnia, anxiety and pain amongst other benefits.

Apparently, it's a bit like getting a hug!  Very soothing!


5.  Luxury Hot Chocolate




What better thing to do on a cold winter's night than to snuggle down with a mug of luxury hot chocolate?  My ultimate favourite is from Whittard of Chelsea

 Or check out this mixed set.



6.  A Nice Cup Of Tea


As I'm British I couldn't miss this out now, could I??

Whittard's do a fantastic selection.

(Click here for UK selection)

How about trying something a bit different with one of their fruit teas?


This Cranberry and Raspberry flavoured tea is lovely.

Or try my current favourite, this fantastic pink lemonade tea. (This is only available via the Whittards website, they ship internationally though).


pink lemonade instant tea

And how about a posh teapot to make the tea in?

I love this cute yellow one from Amazon.

Or this pretty grey polka dot one from Whittards.

grey spot teapot


7.  Neck Massage


If you don't have anyone to massage your neck for you then this funky tool could be just the thing!  (I have a hubby who could massage my neck but claims it 'hurts his fingers' so I may need to invest in one of these myself 😂)

Neck Massager - Amazon


8.  Cosy PJs


Who doesn't love a pair of cosy PJs??!  I'm addicted to buying new pairs.  I need plenty as I tend to put them on as soon as I get home, whatever the time of day!  😃

Here's a selection.

(UK Visitors Click Here).

These Panda ones are also cute (US Only)


9.  A Good Book


Whether the person you are buying a gift for loves fiction or non-fiction, the Book Depository has a superb collection and ships worldwide for free!



You may also not realise but you can gift an Audible membership* so that your gift recipient can listen to all their favourite stories and inspirational books on the go!

* US only

I hope you have enjoyed this ultimate list of the best self-care gifts. Which are your favourites?  Do you have anything else you would add to this list?

Let me know, I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. Latisha

    Such great ideas! I love journaling as well. Since my birthday falls in December, I always ask for a new journal and various stickers from Michael’s. I love to decorate my journal pages. Have a wonderful day!
    Latisha xxx

    1. Alison

      Great idea Latisha, I will have to look out for some stickers to go in my journal next year! Xxx

  2. Katie

    You were right, I want all these things for myself! My wishlist is full of stuff for journalling, I love it but my bullet journal ran out of space and I feel lost without it. I’m going to add the bath caddy to my wishlist, that’s such a good idea! Trouble is I’d probably never get out haha

    1. Alison

      I’m definitely getting the journal off Amazon and probably also the bath caddy too! Don’t know what I’d do if my journal pages ran out!

  3. Geraldine

    Omg I do love all of these! A bathtub caddy would not really be used by me though because I don’t take baths! I currently have an aromatherapy oil diffuser and I’m loving it!!! 😍

    1. Alison

      Maybe someone needs to invent a shower caddy too?! Not sure drinks holder would work, but maybe waterproof phone holder?! 😀 I really want a diffuser!!

  4. Mykki

    I definitely need a bathtub caddy – perfect for those cold winter nights when I want to do my reading or writing from a hot bath!

  5. Paula | The Value of a Moment

    Great list!! I kind of want to just get it all for myself 😉. I think these would make fantastic gifts for my BFfs. They’re so busy, they don’t always take time for themselves. Thanks for all the great Ideas!

    1. Alison

      I felt exactly the same about wanting everything!! I’m definitely getting that diary with the pink cover if no one else gets it for me 😀

  6. Shaun Cassidy

    Thanks Alison

    This is brilliant. I have already tagged a few recipients (and some for me).

    I have also forwarded the link to a bunch of friends.

    So good.


  7. Tee

    I need the bathtub caddy. Will check that out and add to my wishlist. Will share to my friends for gift ideas and highlight all the things I like. 🙂

    1. Alison

      I need one too! Great idea for sharing with your friends to give them ideas too, thanks for that 🙂

  8. Alex

    Love this! Honestly, this is the best gift list for me. This will be super useful for the hard-to-shop-for people. Everyone deserves some self-care, even if you have to gift it to them. Great list!

    Alex| californiapollution.com

    1. Alison

      Hi Kelly, thanks for stopping by. I love journaling, I only really discovered it this year but am definitely going to keep it up!

  9. Chloe Chats

    Great ideas for gifts, I love the bath thing, I’ve wanted one for so long! Would be so lovely to sit in the bath with a book and a candle burning with a glass of wine or something. And of course, the journals, they’re just the best aren’t they, I am liking the bloggers one!

    Chloe xx

    1. Alison

      I definitely need the bath caddy in my life! I like the bloggers journal too, I’m torn between that and the rose pink diary off Amazon!

  10. Lavrax

    I wish I could all of this for myself so I could take really good care of myself! I deserve it! My favourite idea is the journals, they’re my favourite thing to get!!!

  11. Loniesha

    You were right when you said I’d want these thing for myself!! Haha. Loveeee this gift guide and I now now what I’m going to get my close friend! Thank you!

  12. Abby Heird

    I might be a little too selfish for these holiday/self-care gift guides because I WANT IT ALL TO MYSELF! LOL! That blogger journal looks awesome!! And I definitely need a tray for my baths! Such a good idea! Also, how cute is that hug in a box?! Such a great gift guide, Alison!!

  13. Jeannie

    now thinking about what to get myself 🙂 thanks for this inspiration!

  14. Adriana

    Ooh I’ve been looking for a good weighted blanket. And self-care gift hampers for close friends – absolutely brilliant! Thanks for the recs!

  15. Joanna Stimmel

    Such great ideas! I can definitely see a few great gifts here for family and friends, and I simply must get the neck massager for myself. That should help my zoom fatigued neck and shoulders I would think.

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