Self-care is being kind to yourself and being accountable for maintaining your well-being as we’ve talked about in my previous blog post about self-care ideas. I know some of us forgot to celebrate and credit ourselves for the challenges we have overcome during these tough times.
It might sound selfish but giving yourself a gift is a lovely way to recognize yourself and to express self-care. That’s why in this blog, I’ve come up with 50 cheap self-care gift ideas to give to yourself because you definitely deserve it!
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25 Self-care Gifts Under $25
I decided to split this gift guide into two different lists depending on your budget to make it easier for you! Here’s the list of cheap self-care gifts under $25! These are simple items you can find anywhere but very meaningful and useful!
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1. Self-help Books
Self-help books are great gift ideas for yourself or anyone! Reading books will help you open your mind to new things.
One of the eye-opening self-help books I’ve read was the Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. This book will help you discover true peace and serenity. It has pretty deep and powerful meanings!
4. Gratitude Journal
This is a little bit similar to any guided journals but gratitude journals will only focus on helping you find gratitude in your everyday life. Being grateful is such a powerful habit to develop, and that’s why I think gratitude journals are great!
6. Coffee Mug
A new coffee mug for coffee lovers like me! Sometimes, it’s a great idea to treat yourself to a new coffee mug especially those pretty mugs with motivational quotes! Make your cup of coffee more exciting and inspiring!
7. Water Bottle
Next on the list of cheap self-care gift ideas for yourself is a water bottle because hydration is essential! If you’re the type of person who always tends to forget to drink enough water, maybe buying yourself a water bottle will remind you to drink your water every day!
I recommend getting your next water bottle at Tervis! They’re creating a double-walled, insulated tumbler which is great most importantly because it’s cold and heat resistant. The fun part is you can customize your own water bottle design from scratch or with a template! It’s really a great gift for yourself or loved ones!
8. Meaningful Bracelet
10. Yoga mat
Doing yoga is very soothing and calming, especially when you have comfy equipment to support your every practice! Investing in a yoga mat won’t break your bank! I bought my first yoga mat at the beginning of the year and it’s seriously worth it as a self-care gift for myself!
17. Walking Shoes
21. Anti Radiation Eyeglasses
Nowadays, we are all using our gadgets almost 24/7, it’s necessary to take care of your eyes too. Wearing eyeglasses that block blue light is a great way to protect your eyes from digital eye strain. That kind of stain makes our eyes feel tired and irritated after looking at a digital screen for too long.
24. Streaming Services Subscription
The next two cheap self-care gift ideas I have for you are some subscription-based products to help you unwind and release your stress like streaming services. There are a lot of streaming services, and one of my favorites is Discovery Plus!
Discovery Plus is a video streaming platform that offers non-fiction programs and documentaries of actual events and people. I love that you can learn while enjoying and unwinding!
25. Subscription-based Mindfulness Experience
Another self-care gift idea for yourself is a subscription to a meditation app that will teach you and guide you to achieve full relaxation and mental clarity. I’m using Headspace when I need to relax my mind, improve focus, and when I’m struggling to sleep.
In case you don’t know, Headspace provides unique tools and resources for mindfulness through their mobile app. They are offering you their best deal of the year, up to 60% off for a limited time only!
25 Self-care Gifts Under $10
If you want some lower budget self-care gift ideas, I got you! This list has also useful items for yourself or loved ones, especially for this holiday season! So now, I present to you cheap self-care gifts under $10!
2. Reusable Drinking Straws
Do you know that disposable plastic straws have a variety of potentially toxic chemicals which may have harmful health effects? It’s better to be safe than sorry. Using reusable drinking straw is environmentally-friendly and less harmful.
Crystals can be also used as a form of self-care. They are also believed to have a different effect on the mind and body. There are affordable crystals you can get if you’re just starting and exploring the power of crystals.
6. Watering Can
9. Makeup Removing Cloth
Skincare is part of self-care! I have a sensitive skin so I use makeup-removing cloth. But if you want to lessen your waste, definitely try using makeup-removing cloth. I really think it’s a useful cheap self-care gift! Tossing cotton pads no more!
11. Letter Writing Kit
I personally love writing letters for myself and my loved ones. Writing a letter could be so effortless yet sentimental. I also love that you can take your time to think about the things you really want to say to yourself or other people. It’s a fab and cheap self-care gift for yourself or everyone!
14. Nail Polish Holder
16. Face Wash Headband
18. Inspirational Keychain
Keychains are also wonderful cheap self-care gifts for yourself or anyone! I just think that simple gifts with some thoughtful words is a great way you remind yourself of some self-affirmations, just like the meaningful bracelet I talked about earlier!
20. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
A clean space is a clean mind. I love buying new microfiber cleaning cloth and just the act of wiping down my study table is so refreshing and therapeutic (seriously). That’s why I think getting a microfiber cleaning cloth is a great self-care gift!
21. Cleaning Gel
I’m so happy this kind of product was invented! It literally makes cleaning out cars and keyboards easier! I also want to add this item to this gift guide because it is so useful and I know you’ll love it too!
23. Hand Sanitizer Holder
Another COVID-19 essential, a hand sanitizer! I see a lot of sanitizer holders with cute designs and I think that’s pretty cool! So why not include it as a self-care gift to remind yourself to sanitize?
Alrighty! That’s it for these cheap self-care gift ideas! I hope this helped spark some gift ideas for yourself or loved ones.
What self-care gift you’ll get for yourself? Do you have other ideas in mind? Comment them down below!
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Jocelyn is a coffee lover who believes that a bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it. You can find her obsessing over stationery, playing with her cat and dogs, or singing her favorite Taylor Swift songs. Subscribe to the blog or follow Cresentella on social!