It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for some people. The holidays bring lots of love and cheer, but that doesn’t stop anxiety and depression from making an appearance. Aside from the family and life related things that make us want to curl-up under a rock, the cold and gloomy weather makes it harder to deal with daily struggles. Nope, money can’t buy happiness–but it sure can buy things that help put a smile on our faces.
The Palmetto Peaches are huge fans of self-care, and all things #TreatYoself related. So this list wasn’t hard to create. (I basically copy and pasted my Christmas list.)
9 Self-Care Gifts for the Friend Who Needs TLC
I always focus on the positive.
Nothing in life is worth the price of worry.
I believe in myself and my abilities.
Today, I wake up with strength in my heart, and clarity in my mind.
I radiate beauty, charm and grace.
Bye negative energy, byeeee. Sage is used for relaxation and cleansing. Perfect to help burn all the bad vibes from 2017, and start the New Year.
Book of quotes.
Words from a Wanderer, by Alex Elle, is a book of notes she wrote to herself. The notes I write to myself aren’t half as inspiring (or coherent), so I love reading this when I need a pep talk.
Inspirational coffee/tea mug.
They’re great to remind your friend how dope she/he is, and are cute for the Gram and Snap.
I’m not a tea-drinker, but my friend/former co-worker lives by it. With different flavors like apple mango sangria (um, hi) and chocolate earl grey, there’s something for the tea lover in your life. Check out more of Chelsea’s tea flavors here.
While the smell of Christmas makes me feel better, others prefer lavender and vanilla. The new candles will partner well with other self-care gift ideas like affirmation cards. Just saying.
Sometimes all wee need is a good talkin’ to, preferably from folks like Oprah Winfrey and Shonda Rhimes.
..to wear while they comfortably listen to audiobooks and drink hot tea, duh.
A good ol’ fashioned 2-hour phone call or a hug.
What self-care gifts are on your list to give or receive?