Me-Time Self-Care Gifts That Help Bring the Chill


Is there anytime you can use me-time more than the holiday season? Well then, multiply that by every person in your life, and you’ve got a whole lof of people in need of some TLC.

Here are some self-care, self-indulgent gifts that we hope warm the hearts and soothe the souls of everyone who needs it right now. We imagine they’ve earned it.


Cool and calm peppermint gift box: Self-care gifts

Cool and Calm Peppermint Gift Box

They had us at “cool and calm.”

$55, The Little Market

I am enough bracelet: Self-care gifts

$42, Betsy Farmer Designs
Use code COOLMOMPICKS for 10% off sitewide

Creative Joy Oracle Deck: Self-care gifts

Creative Joy Oracle Card Deck

We featured this deck from our friend, artist Marisa Anne Cummings, earlier this year and we love them.
Each beautifully illustrated card offers a word to inspire, motivate, or meditate on each day.

$32, Creative Thursday
Use code coolmomlove for 15% off at the shop (non-Etsy)

UGG fleece-lined socks: Self-care gifts

UGG Fleece-Lined Socks

Why don’t you slip into something more comfortable?

$49.50, Nordstrom

Pause and Unwind gift set filled entirely with products from women-owned companies: Self-care gifts

Pause and Unwind Subscription Gift Box

Say goodbye to holiday stress with this monthly pampering box featuring five or more high-quality spa and beauty items, all from women-owned companies.

$29, Cratejoy
Code DECFREESHIP at checkout for free shipping on your Dec box

Fluorite healing pendant: Self-care gifts

14k Gold-Filled Fluorite Pendant

Fluorite absorbs and neutralises negative energy and stress, helps clean the aura, and makes you look magnificent. At least in this setting.

$80, Pixiu NYC
Use code COOLMOM for 10% of orders

Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project motivational tear-out coloring page book : Self-care gifts

The Happiness Project Mini Posters: A Coloring Book: 20 Hand-Lettered Quotes to Pull Out and Frame

Gretchen Rubin’s simple brilliance in the form of some me-time coloring pages to be turned into inspirational art.

$10.19, Amazon

Snugglepedic memory foam pillow: Self-care gifts

SnugglePedic Memory Foam Pillow

Kristen tried out this #1 rated pillow on Amazon and turns out, she knows why it’s the #1 rated pillow. The gift of better sleep sounds good to us!

$59.99, Amazon

La Mer Endless Transformation Collection: Self-care gifts

La Mer Endless Transformation Collection

If self-care and self-indulgence are synonymous to her, this La Mer set is the perfect me-time gift.

$350 ($440 value), Nordstrom

Frosé all day gift box: A self-care gift that gives back to women with ovarian cancer

Frosé Gift Box

Not just a me-time gift, it’s a she-time gift with profits helping to support ovarian cancer prevention.

$49, One Hope Wine

Essential oil aromatherapy diffuser: Self-care gifts

Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser

Close your eyes and it’s like you’re in a spa.
(And we love the essential oils from Aura Cacia if you want to include a few.)

$20.39, Amazon

A trip to Canyon Ranch or a spa near you: Self-care gifts

A Trip to Canyon Ranch (Or Another Spa of your Choice)

Close your eyes…and you really are in a spa!
Just one request: Bring us with you!

$ Varies. But a lot. 

Totally legitimate feelings journal by Emily McDowell: Self-care gifts

Totally Legitimate Feelings Journal

They all are. Every single one. Sometimes we just need a reminder.

$18, Emily McDowell
Use COOLMOM2017 for 10% off, one time use per customer

A homemade cake is an awesome self-care gift for a friend! This one from Joy The Baker via @DrakeonCakes on Instagram. Brilliant!

Homemade Cake

Not sure if anything in the world would make us feel more loved than a homemade cake when it’s not even our birthday. This message is perfection! Via @drakeoncake on Instagram, A.K.A. the brilliant Joy the Baker

Tips for frosting a cake like a pro: Joy the Baker

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.