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The best self-care gifts for 2023

H&B Recommends Self Care Products
Is there anything better than the gift of self-care? We don’t think so.

That’s why we’ve put together 15 of our favourite self-care gifts of 2023 to help you find one your friends and family will love this Christmas, as well as some you can treat yourself to. It’s called self-care for a reason!

11 best self-care Christmas gifts

We know finding the perfect Christmas gift can be hard, so we’ve rounded up our top 15 self-care gifts that suit anyone and everyone!

From little self-care treats that would work great for Secret Santa to more indulgent gifts for someone you love, here you’ll find gift ideas with options to enhance every style of self-care and give the gift of relaxation.

1. The Gift of Self-Care

The ultimate self-care gift set. Creating quality time for yourself can be difficult, so we’ve put together this self-care set full of goodies like teas, delicious snacks, and relaxing essential oils to help you or your loved ones truly look after themselves. 

What you get: 
  • Holland & Barrett Glow Raspberries in Dark Chocolate with Benefits 75g 
  • Holland & Barrett Glow Trail Mix with Benefits 210g 
  • Sea Magik Salted Magnesium Spa Flakes 250g 
  • Twinings Superblends Glow 5 Tea Bags 
  • Miaroma Tangerine Pure Essential Oil 10ml

2. Beurer Massaging Foot Spa with Pedicure Attachment

Feet deserve some self-care too, so Beurer has designed a delightful foot spa to help relax the day away.

With 2 massage modes that use bubbles or vibration, this relaxing foot spa helps to ease pressure in your feet. Plus, with removable massage rollers and an optional infrared light, it can also help target reflex points for the ultimate foot massage.

The perfect self-care gift for busy people everywhere, providing them with chilled-out me-time while their feet soften and refresh.

Suitable for: everyone!

3. The Gift of Sleep

We’ve all got that friend or relative who’s in desperate need of a good relaxation but can’t quite switch off (or maybe it’s you!). Give them the gift of sleep this Christmas with this sleep and relaxation box.

From a dreamy pillow mist to calming bath salts, it’s got everything you need to prepare for a good bedtime routine.

What you get:
  • Miaroma Lavender Scented Sleep Candle 150g 
  • Tisserand Sleep Better Pillow Mist 100ml 
  • H&B Expert Sleep Unwind Ashwagandha Drink 70g  
  • Twinings Superblends Sleep 5 Tea Bags 
  • Westlab Sleep Bathing Salts 454g 
  • Holland & Barrett Calm Salted Caramel Dark 
  • Chocolate with Benefits 75g
Not all the products in this gift set are vegan or vegetarian so please check each product carefully!

4. Beurer Cosy Heated Snuggie Throw

Sometimes the best thing you can do to de-stress and refresh your mind is to snuggle up all nice and warm in front of the TV or open fire and let the day’s chaos melt away.

This heated blanket is the perfect self-care gift for anyone who loves a bit of comfort or those who struggle to sleep in a cold bed when winter rolls around - self-care has never felt so cosy.

A great gift for someone you love or even for yourself! After all, who doesn’t love curling up under a blanket at the end of a long day? Suitable for: everyone!

5. Urban Fitness Mini Massage Gun

Want to really treat a loved one this Christmas? Give the gift of endless at-home massages.

There’s a reason people go to get massages as part of their self-care routine. Not only does massage soothe tired and aching muscles, but it also gives people time to stop.

With this massage gun, you can enjoy all the benefits of a tissue massage from home. It’s got 4 massage heads, 5 speed choices, from 2100-3000 rpm, and offers 3 hours of battery life.

Suitable for: everyone!

6. Magnitone Super Naturals Sonic - Pure Cleanse and Nourish Set

For the ultimate night of pampering, Magnitone's Cleanse and Nourish set will leave skin looking softer, brighter, and healthier – perfect for the festive party season (or for recharging your skin after one too many!).

Its gentle, yet effective, silicone cleansing brush and the anti-pollution mineral moisturizer will help support your skin from the environmental effects, whilst the vitamin-rich night cream works to help restore your skin's glow. 

Who wouldn’t want glowing skin this Christmas? And after, for that matter! What you’ll get: 
  • XOXO silicone ultra-soft daily cleansing brush 
  • SuperNaturals Anti-Pollution Mineral Moisturiser 
  • SuperNaturals Vitamin Fix

7. Tisserand Aroma Spa Diffuser

Feel the benefits of aromatherapy wherever you are with this stylish electric diffuser.

Not only will it sit pretty under the tree, but this diffuser will add an elegant, modern touch to your nightstand, living room or even kitchen.

Simply pop a few drops of your favourite essential oil into the diffuser, fill it up with water to the fill line and switch it on! Your space will be delightfully scented with whichever fragrance you choose.

Why not pair this diffuser with Miaroma’s Winter Spice Essential Oil? An incredible scent that is ideal for the festive period!

Suitable for: everyone!

8. Tisserand Energy Boost Diffuser Oil

Whether it's for a dark morning when there is too much to do, or for a midday pick-me-up, the Tisserand energy boost oil will help wake you up and help revitalise your mind.

The perfect gift for any aromatherapy lover, refresh your senses with this invigorating diffuser oil, supercharged with orange, lime, and grapefruit.

Add a few drops to your diffuser and take a second to re-energise.

Suitable for: Vegetarians

9. Beurer Perfect Day Daylight Therapy Lamp

Most of us don’t get enough of “the sunshine vitamin” during winter and it can affect our mood. And other conditions, like seasonal affective disorder and insomnia, can make self-care even more difficult during the colder and darker months.

Some health professionals recommend light therapy to help. This therapy lamp offers 10,000 lux of light, and relaxing sunrise and sunset settings, to keep by your side throughout the day.

Suitable for: everyone!

10. Aroma Garden Blossom Blush Candle

Looking for a great self-care Secret Santa gift for someone who loves their garden? Aroma Garden has you covered.

Their soya wax-scented candle comes with a paper packet of mixed flower seeds, so once the candle burns down you can clean out the glass jar and use it to grow stunning flowers. Even better, the type of flowers included in the packet matches the scent of the candle! 

Deciding on a fragrance for someone other than yourself can be hard. That’s why there are 5 irresistible scents to choose from. Pick from Blossom Blush, Blooming MeadowDaisy DreamForget Me Not, or Summer Flowers

Not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.

11. The Calm Society Happiness Candle,

Lighting a candle is a great way to relax, unwind and calm your thoughts, so they make excellent Christmas gifts.

One of our firm favourites is the Calm Society’s Happiness candle, a tantalising blend of lemon, mandarin, cinnamon, juniper berry and peppermint that creates a tranquil environment to help elevate the mind, body, and soul. 

Made using soy wax and pure essential oils, this candle is certain to help uplift anyone’s mood.

What is self-care?

Self-care is a term for all the little (or big) things we do for ourselves that make us feel good, relaxed, and ready to take on life.

This can include everything from: 
  • Taking time out for our hobbies 
  • Getting a massage 
  • Having fun with our family and friends 
  • Aromatherapy 
  • Pampering ourselves with our favourite beauty goodies 
  • Taking a long bath 
  • Meditating 
  • Yoga 
  • Making sure we eat healthy, delicious food 
  • Sleeping well 
  • Reading

Why is self-care important at Christmas?

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the festive season can bring stresses of its own. According to a YouGov survey, 51% of women and 35% of men say they find Christmas stressful.1

Planning, financial struggles, or unwanted memories can mean it’s even more important to take care of yourself. And even those feeling good over the holidays can get swept up and forgo a little “me-time”.

What to buy someone who is into mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being able to be fully present in the moment and aware of our surroundings and how we’re feeling in each moment. Staying mindful can help you calm down and avoid becoming overwhelmed.2

It can be tricky for people to spend money on their own mindfulness sometimes, so why not treat a loved one?

If you are buying a present for someone into this practice, you may want to consider calming gifts for mindfulness, like: 
  • Essential oils 
  • Mindful activities, like colouring books 
  • Books about mindfulness 
  • Incense 
  • Aroma diffusers 
  • Crystals 
  • Candles 
  • Meditation equipment, e.g., yoga mats
  • Meditation music
Self-care gifts are truly different for everybody: what matters is that you’ve thought about the person you’re buying for and discovered how they like to relax. There’s no set way to practice self-care, so don’t feel pressured to spend your time and money on methods that don’t benefit you.

The final say

Finding the perfect gift for someone this Christmas doesn’t have to be hard. Indulgent self-care gifts are the perfect choice for anyone and everyone, after all, who doesn’t want to treat themselves to an evening of relaxing?

We hope this guide has helped you find the ideal gift of self-care for your loved ones, or even yourself!

Looking for more inspiration? Our 2023 Christmas Gift Guide has you covered.

Sources

1.       Eir Nolsoe. How does Christmas impact people’s mental health? [Internet]. Yougov.co.uk. YouGov; 2019 [cited 2023 Nov 14]. Available from: https://yougov.co.uk/health/articles/26954-christmas-harms-mental-health-quarter-brits

2.       NHS Choices. Mindfulness [Internet]. 2023 [cited 2023 Nov 14]. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/tips-and-support/mindfulness/

 

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