Self Care Gift Guide. 2022

By Emma Ekum

“Self-Care Gift Guide 2022”

*Almost* as Good as Therapy Gift Guide 2022: Treat Yourself or Someone You Love

Avedian Counseling Center can’t stress enough how important practicing self-care can be for your mental health. Self-care is more than just making time for yourself– it is allowing yourself to be present, indulge in some feel-good things, whatever it takes to recharge your internal battery. Though “feel-good things” is subjective, we have compiled a list of of ideas that may help you or those you love practice self-care:

Self-Care Checklist Pad

For the person who thrives off of checklists, this visual reminder is a tool that can help prompt one to engage in more healthy behaviors. The area to rate your self-care for the week is a great monitor to gauge how you can continue to improve your efforts.

Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

A more in-depth daily check-in for those who are motivated to shift their habits. This journal helps you track sleep, diet, exercise, moods and thoughts. What better way to get started than with the fresh start of 2023!

52 Lists for Calm: Journaling Inspiration for Soothing Anxiety and Creating a Peaceful Life (A Self Care Journal with Inspiring Prompts for Mindfulness and Stress Relief)

Less intimidating than a blank journal, this creative book of prompts is for someone to break away from their daily routine and practice mindfulness. May it guide you or someone you love towards feeling re-centered.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

For the busy person who may let their coffee get cold, or the person who would like to savor their coffee time. This luxurious item can make sure it is kept at the perfect temperature for them to sip on their own time.

Powerful Handheld Milk Frother

Who says you need to go out or spend extra money for a fancy beverage? You can have your own upgraded coffee or matcha at home!

Meal Kit subscription

Planning meals, taking inventory, grocery shopping… that takes a lot of time. Provide yourself or someone you love with some relief. When you don’t have to think and plan for meals, you have much more time to do other things! Meal kits also provide us with an opportunity to treat ourselves to new foods and cooking techniques.


Hatch Restore 

Quality of sleep has a huge influence on whether we feel balanced and energized. It is important for us to have a consistent sleep schedule where we get at least 7-8 hours of rest. The Hatch Restore could be a helpful tool for that. There is a sound machine to help drone out unwanted sounds while you are trying to sleep. The sunrise alarm clock feature can help you ease into a natural awakened state instead of the jarring alarm sound. This device also comes with a smart sleep light in case you need to get up throughout the night, and a reading lamp so that your eyes can transition into sleep during your bedtime routine. The convenience of having it controlled with an app helps you stay on top of your sleep schedule from anywhere you’d like as well!

Sleep Headphones, Bluetooth Sleep Mask

Did we mention the importance of sleep?? This sleep mask doubles as bluetooth headphones so that you can tune into your favorite sleep music or meditation app. It is great to boost the quality of your naps on the go and traveling experience.

Verilux® HappyLight® Lucent – UV-Free LED Light Therapy Lamp, Bright White with 10,000 Lux, Detachable Stand, and Wall Mountable

Daylight Savings Time can take a toll on our mental health because it gets darker earlier. This light therapy lamp can help aid your body into the transition by keeping the natural daylight in your room for a little longer. When we expose ourselves to natural light, we strengthen our body’s wake system, which helps us sleep sounder when it is bedtime.

Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

When life gets particularly busy, we tend to skip out on the little things that help us most, such as staying hydrated. This smart water bottle tracks your water intake and glows to remind you to keep sipping!

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