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
374 69
A Night's Sleep With No Alarm

2
328 55
A Freakishly Soft Blanket

3
315 59
Permission To Say "No" When You Want To

4
297 60
A New Piece Of Clothing That Goes With Everything

5
256 48
An Afternoon At the Beach/Lake/River

6
295 68
A Shameless Cuddle Session With Your Dog or Cat

7
266 57
Disengaging From Family Drama

8
253 51
Permission To Make Mistakes

9
282 70
A Long Nap

10
247 57
A Long Walk In Your Favorite Outdoor Location

11
211 41
Making Yourself Your Favorite Dessert

12
214 46
Ordering Take Out

13
221 53
A Long, Hot Bath

14
180 51
Doing Something Nice For Someone Else

15
184 58
An Vow To Do Absolutely Nothing For an Afternoon

16
160 44
Unfollowing Toxic People On Social Media

17
151 40
A Day Trip To Your Favorite Nearby Town

18
157 44
A Back Massager

19
156 45
A New CD/Playlist With All Your Favorite Songs

20
161 58
Taking a Class On Something You've Always Be Curious About

21
128 42
A New Pair of Shoes

22
130 49
Essential Oil/Candles Featuring Your Favorite Scent

23
140 57
A New Book To Read Just For Fun

24
130 50
A Great New Decoration For Your Place

25
107 51
Rewatching Your Favorite Childhood Cartoon On Hulu