Christmas is just around the corner. And we’re all getting excited, but the festive period is an extremely busy time of year for everyone, especially when it comes to preparing presents for everyone. So to make things a bit easier for you, I suggest you start wrapping up presents for your loved ones as early as now.
If you are in for some inspiration, here are my top11 picks for mental health and well-being gift ideas this Christmas.
Take time out for yourself, whether that is for a walk in the fresh air, Time away from work with family and friends, or simply a luxurious warm bath, a good book, and of course, that all-important scented candle. A good night’s sleep is also so important to your mental and physical state of mind.
Books are a safe choice for presents; that’s because books are personal – they show you care enough to pick something specific. For instance, .The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. a heartfelt book filled with characters each of us can relate to in some fashion. The conversations held between the Boy, and the friends he finds along the way, are a reflection of truths many of us have forgotten — how to be gentle to ourselves and others. How to love without limit. How to walk with the ones we love, through all that life brings.
3. Vegetarian sheepskin rugs and throws
These woolly creations have a felted back which will appeal to those who want a wool product that doesn’t involve using animal skin. These ‘Viking-looking’ long-tog woolly rugs use wool from pet sheep and from the annual clip of different breeds of other Scottish sheep.
According to Nature: ‘Researchers are discovering how the ingredients in a cup of tea can lift mood, improve focus and perhaps even ward off depression and dementia. The traditional calming effects of the plant Camellia sinensis have elevated the drink, which is produced from its leaves to a role beyond quenching thirst.’
- Philips Wake-up Light with Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock
Depression often leads to changes in sleep and many people with depression find it especially difficult to get out of bed in the morning. According to Philips, this Wake-up Light has been scientifically proven to be a more effective way of waking up and leaves you more energized and in a better mood upon awakening.
- Bath Bombs Gift Set
A warm bath is a great way to relax and spend some time engaging in self-care. These bath bombs will elevate any bath to a more luxurious and rejuvenating experience. The lovely packaging helps make this a great gift item.
- Sferra Celine Herringbone Throw
A healthy way to cope when experiencing distressing emotions is by focusing on soothing each of the five senses. Cozying up with a soft blanket or throw is a great way to soothe through the sense of touch. This Sferra Celine Herringbone Throw Blanket is a luxurious throw that looks and feels wonderful.
8 52 Lists for Humor: Weekly Journaling Inspiration
For those who find the blank pages of a journal intimidating or simply not engaging, this offers a wonderful alternative. 52 Lists for Happiness prompts journal readers to cultivate their own uniquely happy and fulfilling lives.
- Gratitude Journal
There are many mental health benefits to writing down 3-5 things that you are grateful for each day. This helps us to balance our thinking and acknowledge positive things in our lives, even in the midst of challenging times. This gratitude journal has a simple format that helps prompt daily entries
10.Tocca Beauty Crema Set
Applying lotion with a pleasant scent can be an effective self-soothing technique, as this soothes two senses (i.e., touch & smell) at once. The three moisturizing hand creams from Tocca included in this set all smell wonderful and feel incredibly hydrating without being greasy.
A lightbox is a fun accessory for any home, office, or college dorm room. Before wrapping this gift, consider arranging a positive message on the lightbox for the gift recipient to see when they open it up!