25 Self-Care Gifts for the Guy Who's Ready to Chill
Shopping for a gift—whether for the holidays, a birthday, or just a special occasion—can cause a lot of anxiety and stress.
You might be familiar with the worry spiral that includes questions like: What does this person like? How much money can I spend? What’s something out of the ordinary I can get?
First, take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. Do that a few times—and don’t forget that intentions transcend actual gifts themselves.
That being said, here are some ideas for gifts you can give to the men (or anyone!) in your life.
1. Crossword Puzzles
There’s nothing like the classic entertainment that comes from a crossword puzzle. Plus, nothing beats that feeling of joy and satisfaction once you fill in that word or learn a new one. Whew!
2. Hot Sauce Kit
For the spice lover in your life! Give them an opportunity to get their hands dirty and make seven bottles of hot sauce.
3. Reusable Coffee Mug
There’s nothing that screams “I care about you AND the environment” like a reusable coffee cup—plus it comes in so many different colors.
4. The Great British Bake Off Cookbook
The only thing cheerier than celebrating the holidays is flipping traditional gender norms—and there’s no better way to do that than with a cookbook full of delicious treats, courtesty of the folks from The Great British Bakeoff.
5. A Houseplant
Help that special someone reconnect with nature. The folks at Rooted will help you pick a plant perfect for your needs and guide you through how to properly care for it, too. Plus, they now ship in amazing containers that double as temporary pots and trays.
6. Homesick Scented Candles
A scent perfect for that person who might be missing home. Pick a candle based on their home state (there are so many options!).
7. Vinyl Record Storage Holder
Storing vinyl can be tricky (you don’t want those records to bend!) so there’s nothing quite like a nice vinyl storage holder to properly store the beauties—and show them off.
8. Solid Cologne
Handmade and natural cologne is always a great gift—but what sets this apart from other colognes is also the fact that it’s easy to carry.
9. Reusable Grocery Bags
For the person in your life who is aiming for a zero-waste lifestyle, these reusable grocery bags are a thoughtful gift (and cute, too!).
10. Sun Lamp
This is a great gift that can help that person who might struggle with the winter blues or waking up in the morning. The lamp mimics natural sunlight (great for those days where there isn’t much naturally available).
11. Smartwool Socks
There isn't another pair of socks that’ll keep you warm and dry like Smartwool. These make the perfect gift for that someone who spends a lot of time outdoors during the rainy season.
12. Beard Care Kit
It’s a gift whose impact will be felt...immediately. Make Jonathan Van Ness proud and help that person in your life practice a little self-care with a kickstarter kit for beard care.
13. Tile Sticker
This gift is great for that person who doesn’t quite remember where they leave some things. For example: If you can’t find your phone, you can double tap the tile and it’ll ring (even when the phone is silent).
14. Enamel Mug
This cute enamel mug is perfect for that person who loves to go camping (or just drink coffee wherever).
15. Foot Massager Roller
Take it from this user: “My feet feel so relaxed where before they always felt tight. Nerve endings are soothed. More than this, there have been all body reaching effects.”
16. Polaroid Camera
If you've got a nice budget, this might be a great move for you. This gift is perfect for that person who loves capturing and savoring memories.
Nothing beats a gift that keeps you comfortable the second you walk in your home. Might as well get yourself some, too.
18. Beverage Chilling Stones
This gift is perfect for that person who savors a cold refreshing drink at the end of a long day—whether it’s whiskey or not.
19. Portable Campfire
This portable campfire has a burn that lasts up to three hours, and the heat can actually keep you warm. A great gift for the outdoorsy person in your life.
20. Cell Phone Camera Lens
Upgrade those photos (and selfies) with these attachable lenses perfect for that photographer on the go.
21. Beard Bib
If beard oils aren’t someone's thing, perhaps this beard bib will do! It will keep things nice and neat while grooming, plus it’s a fun accessory to whip out.
22. Nature Art
This nature print is perfect for spicing up a bedroom or office.
23. Enamel Pins
They are the perfect dash of fun on a backpack or denim jacket, and a great gift for someone who loves just a bit of accessories. Plus, this canvas is a great way to store the ones not being worn.
Everyone deserves to feel cozy and secure, and there’s nothing like a weighted blanket to help someone you love feel just that.
25. Cooking Class
These cooking classes are available in various cities and catered to whatever it is you’re looking to learn how to make. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
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