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7 Gifts to Give Someone Who Is Struggling Right Now

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I received these gifts during difficult times of my life and they’ve had a lasting impact on me. I wanted to share them with you, in hopes that you can use them to help someone else.

1. A letter

Writing a letter to tell a person how much you care about them means a lot when they are going through a difficult time. Sharing happy memories, and other things that make you smile, can truly give hope to another person. It is important to remind them that you are there for them and care about how they are doing. Sometimes I like adding pictures or drawings into the envelope with the letter, so they can have something to look at and remind them that you are there.

2. A jar of quotes

I received one of these from one of my best friends. It was a mason jar filled with 365 quotes, one for each day of the year. Each quote was different and contained motivational and inspiring messages that gave me hope when I read it. The amount of quotes, the sentiment of the quotes and the jar can be customized to the person.

My pick: Jar of smiles ($24.99)

3. A Jellycat stuffed animal

This brand of stuffed animal is, in my opinion, truly the softest and cutest brand of stuffed animal. With many selections from corduroy to fluffy, Jellycat has many choices. A stuffed animal is just a good reminder to embrace your inner child and give you some joy and softness for when you are feeling down.

My pick: Jellycat stuffed animal ($22.50) 

4. Socks

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Socks are great gifts because they keep your feet warm and can be fun to look at too. I personally like motivational socks or funny socks to keep my mood up, and give me that little reminder that I can make it through the day. My favorite brand of sock is Blue Q.

My pick: Blue Q Socks ($10.99)

5. iTunes gift card

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Often when struggling, I would rely on music to put me in a better mood. An iTunes gift card gives options for what music you want to buy and what you want to listen to.

My pick: iTunes gift card ($25-$200) 

6. Art supplies

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Whether it be a simple coloring book or a pack of watercolors, getting creative juices flowing always helps my mood. It is a fun way to either try something new or do something relaxing. Art allows you to express yourself and provides an outlet for many people.

My pick: Adult coloring book ($7.79) 

7. A journal

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Journaling is always something I have loved to do, especially while going through a tough time. I like getting a nice journal that I can keep for years to come to reflect on what was going on in my life at that time. My favorite brand is Moleskine.

My pick: Moleskine journal ($14.79) 

Have you received a helpful gift that you would add to this list?

Photo credit: iprogressman/Getty Images

Originally published: April 11, 2019
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