Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Thoughtful Self Care Gift Bundle Ideas

Although we know the holidays are coming, time can get away from us and before you know it, you're scrambling for ideas.  It's especially hard if someone is notoriously hard to shop for and gives you the ol' "surprise me!"  I like a good, practical gift if I know someone's habits, gripes or general taste.  I've put together some thoughtful bundle ideas that I hope you'll find useful!

Do you know someone who always has a stress or tension headache?  If you're like we are, we try to avoid popping pills at all costs and this batch of goodies are our go to and would be perfect for the person who needs some pain relief.  Peppermint oil is a natural remedy that can help when rubbed on the temples.  Eye masks that can be used as both heating or cooling are great because some people respond better to one or the other with headaches.  We have this two pack so that we keep one in the freezer and one in the suitcase for travel so we're never without one.  Tension headaches are the most common and haven't we all had enough tension over the past few years?  This device can help to relieve pressure points in the neck and top of the shoulders where we tend to hold most of our stress.  This acupressure point device has been a life saver for specific types of headaches in the past.  Allows you to continue typing and doing your job while trying to slay the headache dragon.  For not much more, you can get a two pack to keep one on the nightstand and one in the car/purse.

If you know someone who wants to get their cozy on this winter, give them a head start in self care.  (Because we all need it after the holidays regardless of how you're spending them!)  A nice neutral scented candle is the center of all things hygge.  Don't believe me?  Consult one of the manuals on hygge with this book which relaxes you just reading it!  A good pair of fuzzy socks to keep the tootsies warm are always welcome.  I like to buy this no show version because if someone's got cankles like I do, they're going to appreciate they can actually wear them!  Finish it off with the ultimate warm up from the inside out with a tea sampler.  Whether they need full octane to start the day or a nice herbal to wind it down, this sampler is always appreciated!  (Skip the mug- you know they have more than enough!)

Hustle and bustle is unfortunately part of our lives or honestly, even if we have the time, most people don't take it to pamper themselves a little.  This bundle is perfect for the person who *wants* a spa day but wants to do it in the time they are willing to devote to it.  The perfect start are shower steamers.  Many won't take time for a bath but these babies deliver on aromatherapy to get the day started or ended on the right note.  Applying a luxurious hair mask at the beginning of their shower while they wash the bod and bits will give it a nice amount of time to soak in.  (Did you know if you condition before you shampoo, your hair will actually be softer?  I can vouch.  Just started doing it less than a month ago for my hay pile!)  No time for a proper lavish body scrub?  These exfoliating gloves turn their regular soap into the quick version to still get the job done and the skin feeling rejuvenated!  Finally, after their shower, there's no better way to lock in the moisture on drying winter skin than this whipped lotion.  I suggest fragrance free just because you don't know if they have sensitive skin and they'll be able to layer their signature scent over it without worrying about it clashing.

If you know someone who is still or making the permanent work from home transition, this is the bundle for them.  The novelty has worn off and these upgrades will make the office feel brand new.  A good, supportive cushion will be much appreciated.  All of that sitting puts pressure in the last place you want it so that will help.  We've all been there and gotten pulled onto a call and your mug of coffee/tea has gotten cold.  This mug warmer will make sure they have a nice, warm cuppa regardless of their co-workers gripe sessions.  Anyone who works from home knows after a while, the air starts to smell stale.  This diffuser will give their office a nice scent boost of their choice without harmful chemicals of mass produced air freshener.  All of that time staring at screens from computers to laptops exposes you to a lot of blue light.  These glasses will help diminish eye strain and save their peepers from the bombardment.

Let me tell you about my new favorite thing- this popcorn popper for the microwave!  If you're looking to get away from the chemicals in microwave popcorn and don't want to stand over the stove shaking your pan, this baby delivers!  I bought it as an impulse buy and I was floored at how much bigger the kernels popped (1/3 larger than in the dutch oven!) and no oil needed!  The catch is you need to put any butter/seasonings on after it's popped or reviews say you'll live to regret it but that's fine with me.  The biggest bonus is it's collapsible so it hardly takes up any space at all!  (I just store mine in my mixing bowls.)  You pair that up with some popcorn seasoning like this pack,  some fancy popcorn kernels to make them feel all fancy pants and finally a Redbox (or similar) gift card.  Perfect for college kids, families or who are we kidding...anyone who likes movies.

I hope these gave you some good ideas for others (or yourself!) or maybe sparked an idea of how to build your own thoughtful gift bundle!

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  1. These are all great ideas and some of these I can even vouch for because I have used them myself. I would say if you still need gifts this is the time to do it. Not a good year to wait until the last minute for sure. That kind of makes me remember when I was in college and I decided that I wanted to do all my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve one year. Ugh what a pain that was and I still did it a few years before finally realizing that it was not a great tradition - at least not for me!

  2. These are some great ideas! I am thinking I might even need to get a couple of these setups for me for after the new year begins!!!

  3. These are really fun ideas and very useful and practical gifts. I remember sending some similar care packages to my cousin in the Army, and that's what came to mind when I saw these. Everything you need in a box no matter the circumstances. Great ideas!


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