Self-love is important, so once you’ve taken some you-time and had a long bath, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved gift? When you have had a stressful week, nothing is better than browsing the stores for a pick-me-up outfit or spending some time online shopping. Here are 14 gift ideas to show yourself a little love.
1. Your Favorite Food
Food is the heart of pleasure. Whether you’re a chocoholic or can’t get enough mature cheeses, indulge yourself in your favorite food. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even order yourself a hamper full of what you love to eat!
2. A New Perfume
Using a freshly-bought perfume can give you confidence like nothing else. Whether the summer is rolling around and you fancy something floral or the days are growing short, and you want to emulate the nights with a rich, woody scent, have a look around for a perfume you love.
If you want to go one step further, why not try a perfume subscription box? Instead of just buying yourself one, you could try a new one once each month, experiencing that new-scent feeling regularly. Plus, you’ll always have plenty of options to choose from! Take a look at Scent Magic for some luxury designer scents at your door every month.
3. That Outfit You’ve Been Considering
You know that outfit you see online, think it looks cute, but talk yourself out of buying? Now is the time to add it to your basket and complete the purchase. Don’t worry about your body shape or when you will have the chance to wear it – just buy it! Even if it stays in your wardrobe until you find the perfect opportunity to show it off, it’s always satisfying to have a killer outfit waiting in your wardrobe. Plus, who says you can’t just wear it for yourself?
4. A House Plant
Bring some nature into your walls with a house plant. Plants lift the interior of a home, giving it a natural freshness not easily replicated with another décor. Choose a grand, tall plant like a paradise palm tree for a bold look, or opt for subtle elegance with a pretty peace lily.
5. A New Piece of Tech
Even if you’re not the techy type, there is no denying that receiving a new gadget is exciting. Feel up-to-date in the world by browsing for a smartwatch or a laptop that doesn’t hum louder than a commercial airplane.
When looking around for new tech, make sure you do your research, as many gadgets are rather expensive. Think about what you want out of it and read reviews before splashing out!
6. A Trip to the Movies
Gifts don’t have to be material items – sometimes, the best present you can give yourself is a quality evening out. Invite your partner or a couple of friends to watch the latest blockbuster and let your mind escape into another world for a while. Plus, you get the added benefit of movie theatre food! Let it be an opportunity to gorge on popcorn, chocolate, and soda.
7. A Beautiful Edition of Your Favorite Book
There’s something enchanting about a worn-out book with dog-eared pages and that slightly dusty smell, but sometimes, you need a freshly-printed, gorgeous edition to lift your shelves. Take a look around for different editions of your favorite book. Whether you’re a hard-cover lover or prefer the simplicity of a paperback, there is sure to be a copy that fits your preferred style.
8. A Babysitter
This one is for parents and guardians. After a busy week with little ones running wild, the best gift you can give yourself is a babysitter. By hiring someone to look after your kids, you get the opportunity to see your friends, have a date night, or simply take a long nap!
9. A New Skincare Product
An easy way to make yourself feel refreshed and beautiful is by purchasing a new skincare product. Whether you’re looking for a face mask, a moisturizer, or an oil cleanser, make sure it’s something that gives you the glow you are looking for. Aim to buy a cruelty-free product with no perfume to stay ethical and avoid irritating your skin.
10. A Journal
Why not gift yourself the opportunity to write? Keeping a journal is a healthy habit and will give your older self something personal to look back on in years to come. Choose one that aesthetically appeals to you, so you feel excited every time you open its pages. You could even purchase a fancy new pen to go along with it!
11. An Oil Diffuser
An oil diffuser is a great little item to keep in your house. Diffusers disperse oils into the air – if you put in oils containing lavender or eucalyptus, you will receive relaxing benefits. Other oils you could use include:
- Tea Tree
12. A Bottle of Your Favorite Wine
After a stressful day, curling up in front of the sofa with a glass of your favorite red or white is a perfect way to finish the day. If your most-loved wine is particularly expensive, have a look around for some deals to save your wallet a little cash.
13. A Water Bottle
Everyone knows how important it is to get enough H2O each day. One easy way to ensure you’re staying hydrated is by purchasing a water bottle. There are thousands of cool designs out there, so you can enjoy your daily water intake with some style.
14. A Blanket
A blanket might not be the first item you think of when thinking of a gift for yourself, but it is one of the better purchases you can make. By treating yourself to a fluffy blanket with a cute design, you ensure extra comfort and relaxation on those cooler nights.
Treating yourself with kindness doesn’t have to come in the form of vacations or expensive jewelry; sometimes, a little self-gift is enough to show yourself some love.