40 Best Self-Care Gifts to Help Your Family and Friends Relax

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Self-care is a practice everyone should incorporate into their daily routine. Research shows it's beneficial for your mental and physical health, which is why gifting your best friends and family members something that will help them relieve stress is a major win in our book. 

Though self-care can take on many forms — for some it means tossing on comfy loungewear, lighting up yummy-smelling candles, and enjoying some me time with a trusty vibrator — and others prefer to go for a run or watch comfort movies, self-care is all about what you make of it. 

Whether you're shopping for your travel-obsessed pal whose idea of relaxing is planning her next trip, or you need something cheap and easy for your teen sister (think: a luxuriously soothing face mask), the self-care gifts on this list are sure to pamper. Going big or can't decide on just one item? Put together a thoughtful gift basket (a lush robe, a TikTok famous lip balm, and some bath soaks should do the trick). Just don't forget to treat yourself to a little something too! It is the season of giving, after all. 

Best Self-Care Beauty Gifts

1. A Skin-Friendly Cleansing Balm

After a long day of outings, this cleansing balm can help melt away makeup, dirt, and grime accumulated from dust and pollution in the air. Glow Recipe, originally from South Korea, has embraced the multiple-step cleansing process as a night-time ritual of sorts to help you unwind physically and mentally before bed. To start off a new skin-care routine, get your bestie this essential product.

Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm

2. A Skin Care Set 

Nothing screams self-care more than a new skin care set! So pamper your loved ones (and yourself) with a slew of luxe facial products. First Aid Beauty is known for creating gentle yet effective skin care products — and this kit doesn’t disappoint. It features six of the brand’s bestsellers, including the Ultra Repair Cream and Facial Radiance Pads. 

First Aid Beauty Studio FAB

3. A Lovely-Smelling Perfume 

Fragrances are synonymous with our favorite memories. So it’s only right to gift a top-rated fragrance. This pick from Maison Margiela will make you reminisce about the warm summer days you’ve spent strolling along the beach, which honestly sounds perfect to us. 

Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk

4. A Skin Care Cleansing Device

Reaching for this Foreo facial cleansing brush will become something they look forward to at the end of each day. The mini tool can get into every nook and cranny to get rid of debris, dirt, and buildup in less than one minute, which is why it’s a best-seller and favorite of celebs (like Kim Kardashian!). 

5. An Easy-to-Blend Sunscreen 

What’s more self-care than protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays? This Supergoop sunscreen is crafted to be used on a wide range of skin tones — without leaving a white cast. The easy-to-blend formula will become something you can’t live without. Plus, your skin will thank you. 

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++

6. A Moisturizing Hand Balm

Avoid unwanted dry skin and keep your hands feeling ultra soft by layering on this delicious-smelling hand cream. Aesop’s signature scent includes warm undertones of soothing mandarin, rosemary, and cedar, which leaves a long-lasting lingering fragrance. 

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

7. A Soft Scalp Massager

If you can’t splurge on weekly blowouts, this scalp massager is the next best thing. Made with semi-soft bristles, it’s great to keep inside your shower for wash days when you want to get an extra deep clean. Plus, it’ll give your scalp some much-needed TLC. 

Ceremonia Scalp Masajeador Tool

8. A Body Care Set 

The ultimate self-care hack? Layering on matching scented products. This kit comes with a few of Sol de Janeiro’s award-winning favorites, including the Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream, a moisturizing body wash, a body scrub, and a fragrance mist. Warning: you should be prepared to field questions wondering why you smell so amazing. (FYI: it’s from the delicious iconic Cheirosa ’62 scent.) 

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Beats Body Care Set

9. A Hydrating Lip Mask

Dubbed as one of the brand’s best-sellers, Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask should be applied right before you jump into bed. In the morning, you’ll wake up with lips that feel oh-so-soft and hydrated. Seriously, what’s better self-care than ensuring your lips aren’t chapped in the winter?

Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C

10. Soothing Bath Soaks 

TBH: there is something about immersing yourself in a warm bath with lit candles all around you. This CBD soak acts as a herbal bath bomb with relaxing properties to help soothe tired muscles and relieve joint tension. Thanks to the Epsom salt and moisturizing oil, your skin will feel soft and moisturized. 

Prima Bath Gem 25mg CBD Bath Soak for Relaxation & Recovery

11. TikTok Viral Skin Care Faves 

A favorite among TikTokers like Glamzilla and Mikayla Nogueira, Glow Recipe is famed for its line of fruit-powered skin care products. This duo in particular, is the ultimate skin-glowing combo.  It contains two full-size products, the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops and the Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore Tight Toner, to help you achieve your best skin yet. 

Glow Recipe Hey You, You're Glowing Watermelon Set

12. Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool 

Massage the stress away with this gua sha set. Designed for the face, you can use both tools after applying your skin care to work products deeper into the skin. You can also use it along the eyebrows, cheekbones, jawline, and more to relieve tension. 

Baimei Jade Roller & Gua Sha

13. Lip Blam Set 

We’re major fans of the Summer Fridays brand at Teen Vogue, so you can bet we’re going to be stocking up on this lip butter balm set. It comes with one full-size product and three mini sizes in different scents, including brown sugar, poppy, and vanilla. 

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Set

14. Skin Care Face Mask Set 

This skin care set comes with 14 days worth of sheet masks made from eucalyptus fibers. You’ll find masks that target various skin care concerns such as hydrating dry skin, tightening pores, adding a dewy glow, and more. 

I Dew Care Let's Get Sheet Faced Sheet Mask Set

Best Self-Care Fashion Gifts

15. Comfy Pajamas 

Sipping into your favorite PJs and heading to bed early after a long day is truly the ultimate act of self-care. This set of stretchy ribbed pajamas from Kim K’s Skims has a loose, baggy fit and ultra soft material that feels lovely against the skin. The good news? It’s chic enough for a day spent lounging around watching your favorite Netflix shows. 

16. A Plush Robe

A plus robe is one of the best relaxation gifts to give. If you’ve got a friend who enjoys spending their days off at-home pampering themselves, this robe is a must! It also has more than 23,000 five-star Amazon ratings! 

NY Threads Women Fleece Hooded Bathrobe

17. Luxe House Slippers 

Have you ever seen a pair of cuter slippers? We think not! Pair them with your coziest robe or set of PJs to achieve the self-care queen aesthetic. 

Lulu Shearling Slippers

18. Colorful Hair Clips

This cute hair accessory will help keep hair out of your face and spruce up any outfit look. The cute heart detail will garner compliments from your BFFs and strangers alike!

Alison Lou Jelly Clip

19. Matching Lounge Sets

Throwing on a comfy matching set after completing a lengthy skin care ritual is something everyone should be doing. Honestly, putting this number on will make you feel like you have everything together, even if you don’t. Better yet, you can actually wear it out of the house, too. 

Red Tab Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt

Red Tab Unisex Crewneck Sweatpants

20. Oversized Luxe Scarfs

It’s time to splurge on a gorgeous scarf for your mom (or bestie) who forgets to take care of themselves. This Acne Studios pick has a stunning checkered pattern that’ll add a bright pop of color to their neutrally-hued wardrobe. 

Acne Studios Check Scarf

21. Coordinating Active Wear Sets 

Whether you’re working out or not, putting on a matching workout set will instantly help you feel put together. Alo Yoga makes a variety of ultra-cute sets that are not only comfortable but super cute, too, and this one doesn’t disappoint. After your sweat sesh (or time spent on the couch), you can throw on a cute pair of white sneakers and wear this outfit for the day. 

Alo 7/8 High-Waist Airbrush Legging

22. Warm Booties 

Yes, these UGGs are boots that you can actually wear out of your house. Everyone from Bella Hadid to Elsa Hosk is wearing them this year, so make sure to snag a pair of them while you can. Once you throw these on, you’ll be questioning why you didn’t get them sooner. 

UGG Classic Mini Platform Suede Boots

Best Self-Care Lifestyle Gifts

23. Wellness Journals

A key component of self-care is actually taking the time out to take care of yourself. While pampering is important, it’s also crucial to prioritize your responsibilities (like your job and school). This journal spans 12 weeks and includes daily check-ins, mood trackers, and gratitude lists to help keep you feeling balanced. 

Rise and Shine Wellness Journal

24. Vibrators

We have to say it: self-pleasure is self-care. This portable LELO vibrator belongs in your friend’s bedside desk drawer. Its discreet design and thoughtful pulse technology will hit the spot (quite literally). 

Sona Cerise

25. Yoga Mats 

Taking time out of your day to kick up the cardio and raise your endorphins is a way to give back to your mind and body. This Alo Yoga workout mat can be used for both stretching sessions and HIIT workouts, giving you a range of options to kick it into high gear. Your new motto: when in doubt, sweat it out. 

Warrior Mat

26. DIY Kits 

Chocolate is one of life’s greatest pleasures (and a key aspect of self-care, if you ask us). This Do-It-Yourself confectionary kit, with step-by-step instructions to make dark chocolate from scratch, is not only easy enough to do at home but also filled with tons of add-ons so you can personalize it how. you want. 

ChocboxLa DIY Chocolate Making Kit

27. Noise Cancelling Headphones 

Sometimes self-care is all about blasting music and dancing in your room to your favorite tunes. Apple’s AirPods Max makes a great gift for anyone who loves listening to podcasts and music. They feature incredible noise-canceling technology, spatial audio, and a comfortable memory foam ear cushion, so you can wear them for your ‘hot girl’ walks, work sessions, school commutes, and more. 

28. Silk Eye Masks

Sleep is important, so you need to do everything you can to make the most of catching those ZZZs. At the top of the list? Integrating a pure silk sleep mask from Nordstrom into your nightly routine. Since it’s made from non-absorbent silk, it’ll help shield your eyes from potential sleep distractions and keep your skin care products right where they belong (not on your pillowcase). 

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask

29. Down Pillows

In addition to a sleep mask, nothing is better than a great down pillow. Brooklinen offers three unique softness levels, which will help create a cozy respite to cater to your nap (and bedtime) needs. Also nice: Its down cluster technology ensures that your pillow stays cold, meaning there’s no need to wake up in the middle of the night to flip it. 

30. Must-Have Reads

Straight from Lisa Stardust, one of Teen Vogue’s own contributors, this must-read cosmic book will help you (or anyone in your life) navigate your Saturn Return. 

Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating this cosmic rite of passage by Lisa Stardust

31. Matcha Making Kits

Matcha lovers will definitely fall in love with this kit. Extremely cute design aside, it uses a small bamboo whisk to achieve killer at-home lattes in a jiffy. And, you’ll save them some coin since they won’t have to go purchase it at their local coffee shop every day. 

Make Your Matcha Kit

32. Massage Devices

If you’re feeling sore after a grueling workout or stiff from a day spent sitting through zoom meetings, you can’t go wrong with a Theragun. It’ll be like gifting your pal (or yourself) a personal masseur and will help relieve sore muscles, increase mobility, and eliminate that stubborn back (or neck) pain. Plus, this compact size is perfect for bringing along while you travel, too. 

33. Stone Diffusers

For your design-focused friend, this diffuser from Vitruvi is the perfect gift. Although it’ll look great with almost every style of decor, it’ll also do a fantastic job at making your personal space feel refreshed with its wide range of scent options. Pair it with this Bergamot essential oil for the full effect. 

Vitruvi Terracotta Stone Essential Oil Diffuser

Vitruvi Bergamot Essential Oil

34. Candles

Candles will always be the gift that keeps on giving! This candle from Boy Smells gives off a warm hug feel, and honestly, what could be wrong with that? Light it whenever you need a little mood boost or during a cozy night spent watching your favorite rom-com. 

Boy Smells x Kacey Musgraves Slow Burn Scented Candle

35. Healthy Meal Subscriptions

What you put inside your body is just as important as all the self-care products you use on the outside, so it’s important to nourish yourself with some delicious food. That’s why Sakara’s meal subscription service is ideal for anybody on your list that loves a good, healthy meal but hates making it themselves. Sign us up! 

Signature Program

36. Virtual Workout Classes

If someone from your gifting list is obsessed with virtual workout classes, they’ll love Obé Fitness. It offers a monthly subscription with a wide range of workouts, including everything from strength to dance classes. The sessions are perfect for anybody, no matter your fitness journey. And more importantly, they’re really fun!

Obé Subscription

37. Bathtub Caddy Tray 

Enhance your next soak in the tub by adding this caddy tray. You can place your cell phone, book, iPad, sweet treats, and even candles on it! The best part? You don’t have to worry about anything falling into the water. 

Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

38. Coloring Books 

If stress balls don't quote work for you, try picking up some crayons instead! This coloring book features 50 beautiful flowers that you can fill in with colored pencils, markers, paint, and crayons. It’sdon’t also a very quick way to calm down after a frustrating incident. 

Relaxing Flowers Coloring Book with Over 50 Flowers

39. Water Bottle 

Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate! We can say it enough and if you struggle with remembering to drink water throughout the day, this is the right bottle for you. 

40. Shower Steamers 

Shower steamers are like bath bombs but for the shower. Just drop one on the floor, allow your shower to create some steam, and wait for your bathroom to be filled with relaxing, soothing scents. This set comes with six different options, including lavender, eucalyptus, and rose.