As the festive season approaches, there’s no better way to express your love and appreciation for your nearest and dearest than by giving the gift of self-care.
This holiday season, let your gifts focus on self care and wellness. In this gift guide, I’ve curated a list of 60 of the best self care Christmas gift ideas to help your loved ones relax, rejuvenate, and embrace the spirit of well-being.
From calming essentials to luxurious treats, these wellness gifts are sure to bring warmth and comfort to those around you. Enjoy shopping for these holiday self care gifts. You might be as tempted as me to pop one or two in your cart!
Best Self Care Christmas Gifts
Without further ado, here are 60 holiday self care gift ideas for your loved ones. There is a wellness gift for all in the detailed gift guide below.
1. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – An Aromatherapy Diffuser:
Create a soothing atmosphere with essential oils, promoting relaxation and tranquility with an aromatherapy diffuser. This is one of the best self care gifts as it will last for years and years.
I have an aromatherapy diffuser by my desk as I work and it adds some instant focus. I also have this diffuser in the sitting room for relaxation in the mornings and evenings. There are very pretty diffusers available that can fit perfectly with your home decor.
2. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Luxury Scented Candles:
Elevate the ambiance with scented candles, filling the room with delightful fragrances. There are some beautiful luxury scented candles that are the perfect gift. I love to gift Jo Malone candles, Nest Fragrances Candles or Voluspa Candles. They have some of the most beautifully scented and packaged candles. These gift sets would make the perfect holiday self care gift.
3. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Weighted Blanket:
Experience the comforting embrace of a weighted blanket, perfect for relaxation and stress relief. There are a lot of benefits of a weighted blanket. This Brooklinen weighted blanket is a highly rated weighted blanket.
4. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Journaling Set:
Encourage self-reflection with a beautifully crafted journaling set, inspiring creativity and introspection. I love the Five Minute Journal so much. I have been using it for about a year now. It takes a few minutes each morning and night and is the perfect introduction to journaling.
5. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Spa Gift Sets:
Indulge in a spa-like experience with a thoughtfully curated gift set containing bath salts, oils, and pampering essentials. One of the perfect self-care gifts is all the essentials for a relaxing toasty bubble bath.
ESPA is one of my favorite spa brands in the world. The products are absolutely amazing and they always have the best holiday self care gifts. I always buy two of this set every year as the essential oils are AMAZING! I highly recommend this as the perfect holiday self care gift.
6. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Yoga Mat and Accessories:
Support their yoga practice with a high-quality mat and accompanying accessories for the ultimate relaxation.
One of the best self-care gifts I received from my boyfriend was this yoga mat. It’s a pretty penny for a yoga mat but it is amazing quality and is also very pretty. After a long day, one of my favorite things to do is 15 minutes of yoga on my beautiful yoga mat. It’s the perfect self care I need before winding down for the night.
7. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Meditation Tools:
Enhance their meditation routine with meditation pillows, calming music, or guided meditation apps.
A subscription to the Headspace app would be the perfect gift. I’m currently using Headspace daily and love it. The headspace app has everything including relaxing music, winddown night time meditations, morning wake up mediations, meditation courses and more. I do a 5-10 minute meditation each night before bed and always have the best nights sleep. You can gift a 1 year subscription to the headspace app for a very reasonable amount.
8. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Fuzzy Blankets:
Wrap them in warmth with a plush, fuzzy blanket for cozy winter nights.
I have beautiful colorful blankets from Vera Bradley around the house and chic, elegant blankets from Cozy Earth. Each bring me comfort and joy and are the perfect self care gift for a loved one. I have detailed blog posts of each linked which also offer discount codes on both blankets.
9. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindfulness Books:
Gift them a collection of inspiring books on mindfulness, self-love, and personal growth. Reading mindfulness books is the perfect way to keep a positive mindset.
I love Oprah’s book “What I know for sure” as you can pick it up and read a few pages whenever you feel like it. Each story is a new chapter and is only a few pages long so perfect for a busy friend.
10. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Houseplants:
Bring nature indoors with low-maintenance houseplants, promoting a sense of tranquility and well-being. Stop by your local plant shop or if your loved one lives a distance away, Urban Stems have same day delivery! The Still is another great plant delivery service with lots of great options.
11. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Adult Coloring Books:
Encourage creativity and relaxation with intricate adult coloring books and high-quality coloring pencils. Anthropologie have the prettiest coloring books and lots of options.
12. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Noise-Canceling Headphones:
Create a serene environment with noise-canceling headphones, perfect for meditation or peaceful music sessions.
I recently started using the Apple Pro Airpods and they are amazing! I had been using the regular airpods for sometime. The difference is so worth it. Keep an eye out for sales around the holidays as this is one of the few times that these go on sale.
13. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Skincare Gift Set:
Pamper their skin with luxurious skincare products, including cleansers, masks, and moisturizers. Skin care gift sets are the perfect holiday self-care gifts. They are a great addition to a self care routine and save your loved one doing lots of research!
For moisturizers, look out for hyaluronic acid for the colder winter months. This will provide lots of hydration. Find out my top skin care gift sets in this gift guide.
14. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Fitness Tracker:
Promote an active lifestyle with a fitness tracker, encouraging regular physical activity. The Apple watch is a favorite for a reason.
15. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Bath Soak:
Relax tired muscles and soothe the mind with salt bath soaks, available in various calming scents. One of my absolute favorite bath salts for my weekly bubble bath is the Saint Jane Deep Sleep Bath Salts. These are a game changer for pain relief and tight muscles. They get rave reviews and smell so good! Good news, take 20% off all Saint Jane products with my Saint Jane code LORNA20.
Read all about my favorite Saint Jane products in my Saint Jane Reviews.
16. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Bath Tray:
Keeping with the bath trend: seems they will be all set up for relaxation with bath salts, a bath tray would be the perfect extra treat. I bought my bath tray over a year ago and love it.
A bath tray is perfect for holding a book, a candle, a drink and everything you need while relaxing in the bath.
17. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Cookbook for Healthy Living:
Inspire healthy eating habits with a cookbook featuring nutritious and delicious recipes.
18. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Silk Pillowcase:
Enhance their beauty sleep with a luxurious silk pillowcase, gentle on the skin and hair. I love Cozy Earth’s silk pillowcase. Read all about the benefits of a silk pillowcase. Use my Cozy Earth discount code to save on all your Cozy Earth purchases.
19. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Massage Tools:
Relieve muscle tension with handheld massagers or massage balls, perfect for self-massage at home. Theragun is a great option as it has devices suitable for all.
20. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Pretty Water Bottle:
Stay hydrated in style with a personalized water bottle, encouraging the intake of lots of water! These pretty water bottles are sure to add an extra motivation boost. They are also the perfect stocking stuffer for a fitness friend!
21. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Herbal Tea Sampler:
Create a calming ritual with a variety of herbal teas, promoting relaxation and better sleep. One of my favorite things to do during the long winter evenings is to sip on delicious tea while reading. This will be a holiday self care gift that they can enjoy again and again.
22. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Puzzle Sets:
Engage their mind with challenging puzzles, such as jigsaw puzzles or brain teasers.
23. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Hair Care Sets:
Hair care is always the best hair care! It’s amazing what good hair care products can do. I’ve rounded up some of the best hair care sets in this gift guide. If your friend is a beauty lover, these sets would be a great self care gift.
24. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Himalayan Salt Lamp:
Enhance the ambiance with a Himalayan salt lamp, emitting a warm, soothing glow. Himalayan salt lamps are not only pretty and relaxing – they cleanse and deodorize the air, produce beneficial negative ions and help improve sleep.
25. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Reusable Tea Infuser:
Encourage the enjoyment of loose leaf teas with stylish and eco-friendly tea infusers. David’s tea is again my go to. Whether you want a tea infuser for on the go or a cute tea pot, you’ll find what you are looking for with David’s tea.
26. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Culinary Herb Garden Kit:
Foster a love for gardening and cooking with indoor herb garden kits, providing fresh herbs for their culinary adventures.
27. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Fitness Classes Subscription:
Support their fitness goals with a subscription to online yoga, Pilates, or dance classes. mental health. I use Classpass and love it so much!
I allows me to try lots of new classes and studios in my area or in different cities when I travel. There is a set monthly fee in return for credits. These credits can roll forward month to month if you are busy and don’t use them. You can change out your monthly fee depending on how many classes you think you’ll take each month. I love the flexibility of it.
28. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindfulness Board Games:
Promote mindful living with board games that encourage relaxation, teamwork, and creativity.
29. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Audiobook Subscription:
Offer the gift of entertainment and relaxation with subscriptions to audiobook services, providing access to a vast library of titles. I love Audiobooks – there are so many options and genres to choose from!
30. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Spa Gift Card:
Treat your loved one to a self care gift that takes them to a luxury spa. Gift them a spa gift card for their local spa.
Find a spa where they can enjoy down time after their spa treatment. If you are near a Burke Williams spa, I highly recommend! I am a member there and LOVE their spa. So luxurious, welcoming and relaxing. Find all their latest spa offerings here. Read my Burke Williams Spa Review.
31. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Luxury Diffusers:
Opt for luxury diffusers with natural fragrances, enhancing the atmosphere with a subtle, calming aroma. I’ve linked some of my favorite luxury diffusers below.
32. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Juice Subscription:
A weekly delivery of juice or a juice gift card would be the perfect stocking stuffer. As we go about our daily tasks in the winter months, we often forget about the benefits of juice and prefer warmer, heartier pastas and carb heavy meals. I love Pressed Juice as they have so many seasonal choices. This would be a great self-care gift.
33. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Aromatherapy Shower Steamers:
Transform their shower experience with aromatherapy shower steamers, releasing invigorating scents for a revitalizing start to the day.
These are a relatively new-to-me self care ritual and they are a great find! They are like a bath bomb in the shower. I love the scents from My Body Restore.
34. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindfulness Workshop Tickets:
Gift them tickets to mindfulness workshops, retreats, or meditation classes for a deeper understanding of relaxation techniques. In today’s world, mental health is so important. Look for day retreats, sound baths, meditation workshops or mindfulness workshops in their area.
35. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Creative Crafting Kits:
Inspire their creativity with crafting kits, allowing them to explore new hobbies and artistic pursuits.
36. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Hatch:
Enhance their sleep with an award winning Hatch. Hatch devices have a sunrise alarm. You’ll wake gently with a sunrise alarm light that can double as a nighttime reading light. They also have sleep sounds and curated sleep content like relaxing soundscapes, stories, and mind/body exercises.
37. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Cozy Loungewear:
Wrap them in comfort with cozy loungewear sets, perfect for lazy days and relaxing evenings. Cozy Earth have some of my all time favorite loungewear. I started using this brand in 2020 and my home is now filled with products. Read my detailed Cozy Earth loungewear reviews.
38. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Healthy Cooking Appliances:
Support their culinary adventures with appliances like air fryers, juicers, or smoothie makers for healthier meal options.
39. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Flower Subscription:
Not on the top of everyone’s holiday self care gift list but a flower subscription will bring joy for many months to come. In the winter months, this is the perfect self care gift to add some color around the house and a delightful scent. Urban Stems have a great subscription program.
40. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Foam Roller:
A pretty foam roller is a great gift for a fitness lover or someone who sits at a desk a lot. This particular foam roller comes in a mini and a full size. It’s like a quick and easy at home massage.
41. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Thoughtful Jewelry:
There are lots of different ways to let your best friends or loved ones know how much they mean to you. Bryan Anthonys has the cutest gifts for friendship that come with a message and piece of jewelry.
This is a creative self-care gift as they can have the little card as a meaningful reminder and wear the jewelry every day. Dainty gold jewelry is one of my favorite ways to add an elegant touch to an outfit. This is a stylish yet meaningful self care gift.
42. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – DIY Beauty Kit:
Encourage creativity and self-care with DIY beauty kits, enabling them to create their own natural beauty products. One of the most popular items to make are some fun bath bombs. These are usually very reasonably priced holiday self care gifts that are the perfect accompaniment to a larger gift.
43. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Luxury Bedding:
Luxury bedding and having an excellent night’s sleep go hand in hand. Ever since I started using Cozy Earth bedding, my hours of rest got much more luxurious! It’s like wakening up in a plush, luxury hotel bed every morning. Read more about the brand in my Cozy Earth bedding review here or go straight to the website and use my Cozy Earth discount code for significant savings!
44. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Calming Wall Art:
Enhance their living space with calming wall art featuring serene landscapes, inspiring relaxation and peace. This is a great gift for someone who has just moved into a new apartment or house.
45. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindfulness Coloring Apps Subscription:
Gift them a subscription to mindfulness coloring apps, providing a digital escape and creative outlet. It’s a thoughtful gift that your loved one could enjoy over a glass of wine or during a little self-care at home spa day.
46. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Wine and Cheese Tasting Set:
Indulge their senses with a wine and cheese tasting set, encouraging relaxation and savoring the finer things in life. As an added bonus, gift a fancy wine glass. Lots of local stores, deliver wine and cheese tasting sets.
47. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Body Care Set:
One of the best ways to banish winter blues is to have a long soak with a good book. It’s an easy way to unwind after a long day. Gift a body care set such as this best selling Sol de Janeiro kit to add amazing scents to your friend’s life! Nothing says self care better than luxurious creams and oils to hydrate your body.
48. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Cozy Slippers:
Cozy slippers are the perfect accessory to enjoy the colder months indoors with a good book or movie. Birdies are my FAVORITE and most GLAM slipper. There are lots of different colors and different styles which will ensure everyone finds a favorite.
Birdies shoes can be worn inside or outside, depending on your preference! Here are some of my favorite styles. You can read more in my detailed Birdies Shoes Review.
49. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindfulness Retreat Voucher:
Gift them a voucher for a mindfulness retreat, allowing them to immerse themselves in a transformative and relaxing experience.
50. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Handmade Self-Care Products:
Support local artisans and gift handmade self-care products like soaps, lotions, or candles made with natural ingredients. Local artisans often have special baskets premade for special occasions.
51. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Virtual Wellness Classes Subscription:
Offer access to virtual wellness classes, including yoga, meditation, or cooking classes, promoting holistic well-being. This is the perfect self-care gift that will take them into the new year with lots of activities ahead. Classpass offers lots of on demand and live virtual classes. You can try a free month of classpass with my link.
52. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindful Photography Course:
Encourage mindfulness through photography with online courses, teaching them to capture the beauty of the present moment. This Udemy course is very popular and highly rated.
53. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Gardening Books:
Inspire their green thumb with gardening books, offering tips, techniques, and inspiration for nurturing plants.
54. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Relaxing Nature Sounds Playlist:
If you are looking for a thoughtful low budget self care gift idea, curate a playlist of soothing nature sounds, providing a calming background for relaxation and meditation.
55. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindful Cooking Classes:
Gift them online cooking classes focused on mindful and healthy cooking techniques, promoting a mindful approach to food. This is the perfect way to learn a new skill at home. Last year, I took a virtual cooking class with Kitchen on Fire and loved it. It’s an easy way to access and expert and learn some new recipes for the new year.
56. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindfulness Art Therapy Kit:
Combine mindfulness and creativity with art therapy kits, providing therapeutic art materials and guidance. This is one of the best self-care gifts if someone is looking for a new hobby or it’s a great self care idea for a new mom that might have very limited time for relaxation.
57. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Plush Robe:
One of the best holiday self-care gifts is a plush robe and a that they can enjoy after a hot bath or hot shower! Cozy Earth have a beautiful plush robe in different colors.
58. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Mindful Travel Experience Voucher:
Gift them a voucher for a mindful travel experience, such as an airbnb cabin in the woods, a hiking retreat, a yoga retreat or a meditation retreat. The perfect self-care gift is a well-deserved break in nature!
59. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Self-Care Subscription Box:
Treat them to a monthly self-care subscription box, delivering a curated selection of relaxation essentials to their doorstep. This is the perfect gift if you want to treat them for a few months of surprises! This self care gift box subscription is one of the top rated self care gifts. They offer 3, 6 and 12 month subscription plans.
60. Best Self Care Christmas Gifts – Essential Oil Rollerball:
I love ESPA essential oil rollerballs. They smell heavenly and offer everything from a restful nights sleep to more energy. I have one by my bed and use it every night. They are the perfect way to add a 1 minute self care moment to your day. These make the perfect Christmas self care gift.
Hope you enjoyed this holiday gift guide showing you the best self care gifts for Christmas. These 60 carefully curated self-care holiday gift ideas are more than presents; they will allow your loved one to enjoy some downtime and a break from crazy life.
These gifts will inspire relaxation, promote mindfulness, and encourage well-being. Whether it’s a calming aromatherapy diffuser, a spa gift certificate, or a luxury skin care gift set, these gifts are tokens of your care and consideration.
These wellness holiday gifts will be the perfect self care gifts after a long day! Happy gifting!