Gifts The Best Gifts to Give Yourself  

Ashley Reign
7.5k votes 597 voters 11.8k views 39 items

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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288 47
A Freakishly Soft Blanket

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325 63
A Night's Sleep With No Alarm

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273 53
Permission To Say "No" When You Want To

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264 52
A New Piece Of Clothing That Goes With Everything

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263 59
A Shameless Cuddle Session With Your Dog or Cat

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222 44
Permission To Make Mistakes

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225 45
An Afternoon At the Beach/Lake/River

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232 53
Disengaging From Family Drama

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250 67
A Long Nap

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220 53
A Long Walk In Your Favorite Outdoor Location

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185 36
Making Yourself Your Favorite Dessert

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189 42
Ordering Take Out

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192 51
A Long, Hot Bath

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156 46
Doing Something Nice For Someone Else

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163 52
An Vow To Do Absolutely Nothing For an Afternoon

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137 37
A New CD/Playlist With All Your Favorite Songs

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138 39
A Back Massager

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129 36
A Day Trip To Your Favorite Nearby Town

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134 42
Unfollowing Toxic People On Social Media

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137 53
Taking a Class On Something You've Always Be Curious About

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112 37
A New Pair of Shoes

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113 42
Essential Oil/Candles Featuring Your Favorite Scent

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116 45
A Great New Decoration For Your Place

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121 53
A New Book To Read Just For Fun

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94 43
Rewatching Your Favorite Childhood Cartoon On Hulu

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94 48
Bubble Bath Or Bath Salts

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85 44
Turning Off The News For A Day

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84 47
An At Home Facial Mask Or Other Spa Treatment

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81 46
Ordering Something Special At Your Local Coffee Shop

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77 50
Busting Out An Adult Coloring Book

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70 55
A Set of Silk Sheets

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67 58
Stress Relief Tea

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64 59
A Gym Membership

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65 69
A New Journal

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47 62
Checking Out Groupon For Random Adventure Ideas

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45 70
A Subscription To Your Favorite Magazine

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43 72
Relaxing To a Guided Meditation On YouTube

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39 73
Signing Yourself Up For Music Lessons

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32 77
Chilling Out To An ASMR Video On YouTube