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6 Mindful Gifts to Support Mental Health and Wellness

Between last-minute shopping, budgeting for gifts and planning get-togethers, the holiday season can be a stressful time. This year, help take the stress away from your friends and family by giving them a gift that supports their mental wellbeing. Here are six gifts are sure to make a positive impact on your loved one’s mental health and wellness.

1. A Thoughtful Experience or Activity

The most important gift we can give to a loved one is our time. That’s why a thoughtful experience or activity will go a long way, especially in the post COVID world. Giving the gift of an experience or activity allows you to connect with your loved one. Choose something you know they’ll enjoy and make sure it’s something you can do within the coming months.

Some examples include getting tickets to attend a sporting event for your sports lover. For the art enthusiasts, plan a day at the museum, followed by a painting class. And for the live music goers, find a local band or concert to jam out to together. On a tight budget? Planning a movie night, cooking a special dinner or delivering breakfast in bed could be the most thoughtful of them all.

2. Give the Gift of Humor

Who doesn’t love a good laugh?

Ideas include a funny t-shirt, tickets to a local comedy show, or a gift that symbolizes an inside joke that the two of you have together. Giving the gift of laughter is priceless and shows your loved one that you care about seeing them smile.

3. Work-Life Balance Checklist

This is the gift for those loved ones who are consistently burning the candle at both ends. Give them a reminder that it’s also important to take time for themselves. Maybe put a checklist in front of them to compare their work and personal to-do’s along with a gift card to a spa, massage, or a favorite restaurant. Reminding your loved ones to prioritize their mental health and wellness shows them just how much you care about their well-being!

4. A Subscription

It seems like you can get a subscription to anything these days so it won’t be hard to find a subscription or service that would interest your loved one. Partaking in our hobbies is a great way to improve mental health and wellness and a gift that keeps giving.

For the avid cook in the house, HelloFresh, Blue Apron and Sunbasket are healthy and fresh food subscriptions. If your loved one is a beauty influencer you could get them a subscription to a monthly makeup box such as IPSY, BoxyCharm or Birchbox. If they’re passionate about the planet, you could get them a National Geographic channel or magazine subscription.

5. A Charitable Gift

If your loved ones don’t like accepting gifts, give them an item that either gives back to their favorite charity or simply donate to a charity that they might be passionate about on their behalf.

6. Mr. Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness

With insightful quotes and thought-provoking words, Mr. Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness: How to Survive in an Illogical World is a fun gift that would put a smile on anyone’s face.

This book has inspiring Star Trek quotes and modern life insights to bring a little joy and mindfulness to any of your family and friends!