It’s no secret that we’ve all struggled throughout the pandemic, and self-care has been one of the most difficult things to keep up with, especially for us ladies! With the stress of the holidays upon us, we all deserve a little more self-care in our lives. Self-care gifts, for yourself or pretty much anyone on your list, are just the thing to get you and your loved ones through a stressful holiday season and make it a little easier for everyone.
Now, self-care gifts from big box stores are shiny and beautiful, but purchasing something handmade from is a great way to extend the holiday cheer and those self-care vibes to the small business owners that are trying to make it this holiday season. That being said, here are our favorite handmade self-care gifts for a happier holiday season (and all of them happen to be made by women-owned small businesses)!
Top Pick: Warm Gingerbread Soap from Citrus Tree
If you like the smell of gingerbread cookies, this soap is for you! These delicious bars of soap are made with warm essential oils and a smatter of sweet orange. Just a few of the luxurious ingredients in these bars include Shea butter, Jojoba oil, and Moroccan Red Clay. Let your skin soak in the goodness!
Look Your Best: Emerald Silk Scarf from Ten Thousand Dandelions
Semi-sheer habotai silk in deepest evergreen, this hand-dyed scarf is a mesmerizing symphony of dark green with shades of blue like a snowy evergreen forest on a winter night. All scarves by Ten Thousand Dandelions are made for the urban traveler who wants to make an impression at their next destination, and/or the working mom who wants a quick and gorgeous flourish to finish her outfit! Getting yourself something this luxurious definitely counts as self-care!
Stay Warm: The Frosted Lynx Blanket from Robin’s Gotcha Covered
Who doesn’t want to snuggle up with a warm blanket and a good book to wind down? This fuzzy blanket is just the thing, especially if you plan on traveling anywhere cold this holiday season (The North Pole anyone?!). Measuring at 47″ x 61″, this blanket has definitely got you and your snuggle time covered!
Boost Your Confidence: Picasso Statement Necklace from The Beaded Art Boutique
Nothing screams self-care like infusing your life with a bit of self-confidence! Wearing a statement piece like this beaded gemstone necklace can do just that. The beautiful Picasso gemstone is surrounded with stunning 24k gold beads.
Get Cozy with a Warm Drink: Ceramic Coffee/Tea Mug from Moffat Claycraft
We’re big advocates for getting cozy all year long, and what’s cozier than sitting down with a handcrafted pottery mug filled with your favorite warm drink? Perfect for morning cups of coffee or late-night herbal tea, this hand-thrown ceramic mug really is perfect for any occasion or gift.
Reflect on Your Travel Memories From the Year: Custom Patinated Mountain Bracelet from Wild Child Jewelry Designs
For the avid traveler and mountain lover, reflecting and preserving your memories is key. Why not hold them with you on your wrist? Preserve your memories of your favorite mountain vista with a one of a kind patinated cuff bracelet. This bracelet is custom made just for you, and the artisan will even hand-engrave the name of the mountain on the inside of the cuff
Heal Your Skin: Goat’s Milk Lotion from Simply Daisy
Could your skin use some care this time of year? Try this ultra-soft lotion, made with farm-fresh goat’s milk! Goat milk has emollients closest to human skin, so it’s a natural choice for eczema and other conditions sensitive to chemicals. It naturally helps heal many skin problems and is even gentle enough to be used on the face!
If you get any of these self-care gifts for yourself, come back to this post and let us know! We’d love to hear how you were able to treat yourself this holiday season.
Bio: Kiana Jones is a toddler mom and entrepreneur. In 2020, after spending 10 years selling on Etsy and 7 years as a Pinterest marketer for makers, she left her full time job to start Happening Hands, a handmade marketplace and community that helps makers build thriving, profitable businesses. Her goal is to bring visibility to small handmade brands.