Showering a friend or family member with love is a sweet and thoughtful gesture. We care for them, so of course we want them to feel spoiled. It’s equally important, though, that we spoil ourselves. Contrary to internalized beliefs, self-care is not selfish but a necessary aspect of life. We need to rejuvenate and replenish our spirits by honoring and celebrating our mental, emotional, and physical states. Some days, self-care is as simple as drinking the recommended amount of water. On other days, you may want a luxurious bath, a face mask, a journaling session, ice cream, and meditation. Self-care looks different for everyone. This is why we’ve compiled a list of the perfect items for a corporate gift basket dedicated to you, you, and only you.
To help you hit pause and relax in the midst of all this chaos, you want not only to be in the right mindset but to have the right tools. These can come in the form of fuzzy slippers or bath bombs. Indulge in some sweet treats, or a soothing music session. Self-care stems from self-love, and it’s true: you deserve to love yourself. So, whether it’s for a special occasion, a birthday, or a holiday, show yourself some appreciation and take time off to pamper and spoil all your needs. Even if it’s simply just a random day, you’ve earned it.
For hands-free relief from all the muscle tension you’ve been feeling, invest in a massager. Treat your body to the warm, soothing physical sensation of being touched and kneaded.
It has become a recent trend to write down words of affirmation concerning yourself. Phrases like “I am confident” and “I am worthy” can actually impact and even change your mindset. Ever heard of the old adage “Fake it till you make it”? Even repeating these phrases to yourself a few times in the morning can have a lasting effect on your self-esteem as a whole. Look in the mirror, recite to yourself what you feel you need to hear, and watch yourself slowly start to believe and embody it.
Since self-care sessions usually take place alone, replace the feeling of a hug with a weighted blanket. While it’s important to have friends and family members that are close to you, it’s also important to learn how to spend time alone. Soak in the pressure of the warm, soothing blanket and feel yourself melt into it. Naps are self-care, too.
Comfort is key. Often, we use old, worn-out clothes for pajamas and don’t realize what we are missing. Try out a new, soft, fleecy pajama set and take in the difference. You’ll feel like a brand-new person, and the sleep will be amazing.
Add these noise-canceling headphones to your gift basket for an extra special touch. Ideal for listening to music, they also help silence the whole world. Sometimes, daily life can be overstimulating and overwhelming. That’s why, with headphones that ease you into quiet, you can feel disconnected and yet at peace with everything around you. Stay focused on your thoughts and meditate, or simply vibe with the music. Both are beneficial to your state of mind.
Tea bags make a great addition to a self-care gift basket. Brew some hot, steamy, soothing tea for yourself and bask in the benefits of chamomile, chai, ginger, mint, citrus, or more. Make sure the tea is decaffeinated, though, so you can sleep softly and soundly after your self-care ritual.
Getting your nails done can be expensive, which may mean you reserve your nail appointments for special occasions and vacations only. For self-care, though, try picking out a nail polish color you like and adding it to the gift basket. Painting your own nails a lovely shade can be purely therapeutic, and afterwards, you’ll feel more put together.
It’s nice having a romantic partner or a loved one buy you a bouquet of flowers, but it’s important to remember you can also do it for yourself. Add flowers to your self-care gift basket for a sweet touch, and to remind yourself that you don’t need to wait for anyone to give you something that you desire. You’re important enough to merit all the beauty and preciousness of your favorite items. Remember, you are the only person in your life who has always been there for you. You deserve this!