The modern world is a stressful place to be. Everyday we are forced to navigate the stresses of work and family life as well as uncertain political times, financial inequality and, of course, the awful British weather. Throw the worry and strains of Christmas into the mix and it is an anxiety-induced recipe for disaster.
This Christmas treat yourself and fill your stocking with things that can help you improve your mood, outlook on life and – most importantly – put yourself first.
Best Self-Care Stocking Fillers To Gift Yourself This Christmas
How could I make a list of self-care stocking fillers without mentioning Selfish Darling’s own Gratuity Journal?
The Journal is created to empower, inspire and release your inner happiness. Set between 272 pages and a linen cover, the Journal is filled with activities to help you cultivate the habit of being happy. From weekly check-ins to track your week, a self-reporting happiness scale and easy calming exercises the Journal is filled with ways to help you be the best version of yourself you can be.
Lush is so much more than Instgram-able bath bombs and adorably shaped soaps. I mean, their bath bombs are Instagram-able and their soaps are adorable but they also do a lot for our bodies and minds. Besides making us feel good, Lush products are great ethical choices for the conscious buyer. Just as one point: Happy Bathday is actual vegan!
A personal favourite from this is the ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubble’ reusable bubble bar which blows actual, real bubbles. If you want to relax after a hard day at work this a perfect way to feel like a stress-free kid again.
Whether it is your birthday or just a day you want to treat yo’self this gift set is a great way to turn your bath or shower time into something super fun. It contains:
- Dragon’s Egg | Bath Bomb
- Yellow Submarine | Bath Bomb
- Rocket Science | Bath Bomb
- Groovy Kind of Love | Bath Bomb
- The Mini Comforter | Bubble Bar
- I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles | Reusable Bubble Bar
Is there anything more British than sitting down with a good cup of tea?
Well, then this bundle from quality tea brand teapigs is perfect for you. The bundle is aimed at keeping track of your health and wellbeing, helping you to feel ‘happy, calm and clean’. Slightly different to your average builders-brew these teas are infused with a rich and wonderful blend of ingredients. It contains:
- happy | 15 tea temples | an uplifting blend of turmeric, apple and lemon balm
- calm | 15 tea temples | a relaxing blend of lemon balm, valerian and chamomile, this tea is a great compliment to an evening soak in the tub
- cleanse | 15 tea temples | refreshing and slightly sweet tasting, this detox tea is packed with antioxidants
On their website, teapigs also have a ‘mood-o-meter’. This application helps you find the perfect tea depending on if you feel sleepy, hungover, stressed or a range of other emotions. Perfect!
I am one of those people who owns more loungewear that they do ‘outside’ clothes. Fluffy socks, nighties, pj shorts and tracksuit bottoms: my draws are filled with them. There is no thought more horrific to me that attempting to relax in jeans and I don’t care what anyone says: you can’t relax in jeans the same way you can in soft, fluffy jammies.
These pyjama sets from Primark are an adorable and inexpensive treat for yourself which will 100% make you feel more relaxed. They come in a range of patterns and styles to suit all fashion tastes; the Sitch set being my personal favourite.
In our fast-paced lives, we can often to forget to put our energies into something which needs to be nurtured and looked after. In many ways, houseplants are far easier to look after than say a pet or child, and they are a lot cheaper too. Much has been said about the benefits of houseplants from their ability to assist our breathing, to cleaning the air and boosting our moods. As well as this they can also add colour and life to an otherwise dull room.
A houseplant would make an excellent stocking filler this Christmas as it gives you something to focus on, enriching your life. Also, given the variety of species, colours and sizes of plants the perfect one is just out there waiting for you.
Hopefully these little self-care gifts have got you even more excited for Christmas as it is the bets time to treat yourself!