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! 

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68 8
A Long Nap

2
51 7
A Shameless Cuddle Session With Your Dog or Cat

3
53 8
A Night's Sleep With No Alarm

4
52 11
A New Piece Of Clothing That Goes With Everything

5
49 10
Permission To Say "No" When You Want To

6
45 8
A Long Walk In Your Favorite Outdoor Location

7
34 5
A New Book To Read Just For Fun

8
46 11
Permission To Make Mistakes

9
42 10
Ordering Take Out

10
45 14
An Vow To Do Absolutely Nothing For an Afternoon

11
38 9
An Afternoon At the Beach/Lake/River

12
36 8
Disengaging From Family Drama

13
48 17
A Long, Hot Bath

14
32 9
Taking a Class On Something You've Always Be Curious About

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

15
37 13
A Great New Decoration For Your Place

16
33 10
A Freakishly Soft Blanket

17
27 7
Making Yourself Your Favorite Dessert

18
27 7
A Day Trip To Your Favorite Nearby Town

19
32 12
Doing Something Nice For Someone Else

20
28 10
A New CD/Playlist With All Your Favorite Songs

21
29 14
A Back Massager

How to Get a Girl to Like You

22
31 16
Unfollowing Toxic People On Social Media

23
24 10
Rewatching Your Favorite Childhood Cartoon On Hulu

24
28 14
Essential Oil/Candles Featuring Your Favorite Scent

25
22 10
An At Home Facial Mask Or Other Spa Treatment

26
25 13
Bubble Bath Or Bath Salts

27
21 10
A New Pair of Shoes

28
21 11
Stress Relief Tea

Things We Should Do, But Don't

29
19 11
Busting Out An Adult Coloring Book

30
21 14
Turning Off The News For A Day

31
17 12
Ordering Something Special At Your Local Coffee Shop

32
18 13
A Set of Silk Sheets

33
16 13
A Subscription To Your Favorite Magazine

34
20 18
A New Journal

35
12 16
A Gym Membership

36
11 16
Signing Yourself Up For Music Lessons

37
10 16
Checking Out Groupon For Random Adventure Ideas

38
11 19
Relaxing To a Guided Meditation On YouTube

39
5 20
Chilling Out To An ASMR Video On YouTube