Shopping for gifts is nothing less than frustrating and overwhelming. The recipient, whoever they may be, already has everything or doesn’t want anything. Not to mention the pressure of giving something original, thoughtful, and affordable. You probably have a headache just reading that last sentence. That’s what this post is for. We’ve come up with five out-of-the-box ideas to give the gift of self-care this season (that people actually want and need)! Sit back with a cup of hot cocoa and check it out:
Give the Gift of Self-Care with These 5 Ideas
The gift of quality time: Date Night in a Box
This first one is for all you lovebirds out there. There is no price tag that can be put on the importance of quality time. Yet, our schedules get filled and date night falls through the cracks.
But what if there were a company that delivered a date right to your door? Good news—there is.
This holiday season, consider giving the gift of self-care with pre-planned dates with Date Night in a Box. With Date Night in a Box, you can buy a date for only $42 and have it shipped right to your door. (FYI: the average date night out costs over $100). You don’t have to do any planning! All you need is to be home with your significant other and have your box on hand. Everything you need for the date is packed inside! You can buy a single date or up to a year-long subscription. Date night for 2019: check!
The gift of sleep: a new mattress
Lack of sleep is an epidemic taking the country by storm. Did you know 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder? Yikes.
Your mattress has a huge impact on the quality of sleep you get each and every night. You might say it’s the performance tool for getting your best sleep. Well, in order to help you get your best sleep possible, your mattress should be changed every seven to ten years. Otherwise, it may be hurting you more than helping you. That’s because our beds lose their structure over time causing our sleep to suffer.
The good news is the mattresses industry has been disrupted by the launch of online companies like Leesa, Nectar, Tuft & Needle, Casper, and many more. You can now get a quality mattress for under $1,000 and the best part is it’s shipped right to your door!
They come compressed and rolled in a box which means you can even wrap it! All you have to do is unbox, unroll, and get a good night’s sleep. In fact, this might just be the best gift of self-care ever. By the way, there are KILLER Black Friday deals going on right now.
The gift of one less thing to do: a meal subscription service
Cooking is a lot of work. As a matter of fact, there are few things most moms or working adults would appreciate more than a break from having to cook dinner every night of the week. At the same time, eating out isn’t typically an economical or healthy alternative. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still gift a convenient, healthy alternative to cooking.
Consider the gift of self-care for your mom, grandma, best friend with little kids, or neighbor a meal subscription service like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh. With a subscription like these, you are saving your recipient the most valuable thing of all—time. The best part? You don’t have to compromise on the quality of the meal. Even better, they won’t have to battle the incredibly long lines at the grocery store.
The gift of an experience: an Airbnb weekend getaway
Any material object is replaceable, but memories are not. So why not give the gift of self-care this holiday season with a vacation?
Our culture is obsessed with experiences. And with the invention of companies like Airbnb, weekend getaways are more affordable and accessible than ever before. From mother-daughter trips to romantic getaways with your significant other, Airbnb has locations all over the country (and the world for that matter). Not to mention, the prices outperform most hotels and create a more personal and private experience.
The gift of being still: a relaxation retreat
It’s not uncommon to get swept up in the busyness that comes with the end of the year. Most of us become so busy hosting parties, running errands, and cooking meals, we forget to take care of ourselves.
Have you ever considered gifting your loved ones, or even yourself, a timeout from life’s ceaseless demands? You should. Without proper rest or a chance to unplug, the stress and anxiety will catch up with you. And the consequences aren’t pretty. This holiday season, consider a gift of self-care with a yoga or relaxation retreat to start the New Year off on the right foot—rested and ready to take on the next year.