Self-care means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but if one thing was made clear in the past few years, understanding and tending to whatever self-care looks like for you and your loved ones is crucial. So if you’re still stumped on what to get your friends and family as we inch closer and closer to the holidays, gifts that promote putting back into oneself are a good place to start. From soothing skincare to meditation cushions to cozy blankets, the market is full of options for self-care offerings for your friend who desperately needs to chill, unwind, and put back into themselves. Or, if you find yourself a victim of holiday stress, that “friend” might be you.
Ahead, shop 20 self-care gifts for a chill holiday season. We’ve made sure every pick below will arrive on time — though stock and delivery dates may vary — so, at this point, it may be best to fork out on express shipping.
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Did you know that women's rights activists were inspired by groups such as the Black Panthers when framing their ideas around what self-care means? Donating to organizations like The Loveland Foundation, which gives mental health resources to Black women and girls, shows an understanding of self-care as a radical act of self-preservation for many marginalized communities.
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