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Gift ideas for someone living with a mental illness who may need some self-care.


7 Holiday Gift Ideas for People With a Mental Illness

  1. Candles.
    1. The soft glow of the flame, along with the smell, is relaxing and creates a calming atmosphere.
  2. Fuzzy socks.
    1. Fuzzy socks are warm and cozy without making you feel bound.
  3. Soft blankets.
    1. It can feel like a safe cocoon or fortress of solitude, especially on days you feel like you can’t get up.
  4. Gift cards.
    1. Sometimes there’s less pressure when you can pick out something you need yourself.
  5. Bath products.
    1. Something to make showering easier on hard days or remind you taking a bath can be a treat.
  6. Cozy sweaters.
    1. When getting dressed is difficult, a warm sweater can make getting ready a little bit easier.
  7. Mindless books.
    1. Something easy to read than can offer a momentary distraction.

Written by Jayla Ferrill

Originally published: December 9, 2017
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