Gifts The Best Gifts to Give Yourself  

Ashley Reign
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List Rules Vote up the gifts we should all be giving ourselves a little more often.

Ever get so busy trying to keep everyone in your life happy that you totally forget yourself? If so, fear not! Here, you'll find a list of good self care ideas for the days when you just need a break from adulting. The best gifts to give yourself, many of which are either free or incredibly inexpensive, are essentially a way to give yourself permission to disengage for a few hours and slip into the serene world of escapism. 

Some of the best kinds of self care are abstract. They revolve around remembering to include yourself in the list of people in your life to keep happy. Maybe it's un-following a difficult person on social media, giving yourself permission to take a break from the news, or simply accepting it's okay to say "No." Other gifts you give yourself can be more concrete, small things to lift your mood. Whether it's a long nap, a long walk, or a special treat (takeout, new clothes, a hot bath), there's nothing wrong with a little indulgence if you're in need of a pick-me-up.  

It's easy to feel like it's selfish to keep the nice gifts for yourself coming, but nothing could be further from the truth. Smart self care is going to leave you feeling happier, more rested, and make you vastly more pleasant company for the other people in your life. If you want to take care of others, you need to remember to care for yourself as well. 

The next time life starts to feel like a little too much, kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and let the good self care tips roll. Vote up the best gifts to give yourself below and add anything you feel is missing! 

list ordered by

1
367 68
A Night's Sleep With No Alarm

2
322 54
A Freakishly Soft Blanket

3
309 57
Permission To Say "No" When You Want To

4
292 59
A New Piece Of Clothing That Goes With Everything

5
291 65
A Shameless Cuddle Session With Your Dog or Cat

6
250 47
An Afternoon At the Beach/Lake/River

7
247 49
Permission To Make Mistakes

8
260 56
Disengaging From Family Drama

9
275 69
A Long Nap

10
243 55
A Long Walk In Your Favorite Outdoor Location

11
206 40
Making Yourself Your Favorite Dessert

12
207 46
Ordering Take Out

13
213 53
A Long, Hot Bath

14
174 50
Doing Something Nice For Someone Else

15
181 57
An Vow To Do Absolutely Nothing For an Afternoon

16
149 38
A Day Trip To Your Favorite Nearby Town

17
157 43
Unfollowing Toxic People On Social Media

18
153 44
A Back Massager

19
153 44
A New CD/Playlist With All Your Favorite Songs

20
158 57
Taking a Class On Something You've Always Be Curious About

21
124 42
A New Pair of Shoes

22
138 55
A New Book To Read Just For Fun

23
127 48
Essential Oil/Candles Featuring Your Favorite Scent

24
127 49
A Great New Decoration For Your Place

25
102 48
Turning Off The News For A Day