Are you ready to fall into some self-love this fall? Autumn is a wonderful time to embrace change while enjoying the gorgeous leaves and cooler temperatures. Let’s treat ourselves and friends and family to some self-care gifts for some seasonal TLC.
While self care might seem like simply a buzz word or media trend, it’s actually extremely vital for maintaining our overall mental health. The Yoga Journal strongly insists that self-care practices can greatly “relieve mental stress, melt muscle tension, and help you feel confident that, yes, you can tackle your lengthy to-do list and handle whatever else may come." When our mental health is in check, we tend to experience improved physical, socioemotional, and spiritual wellness.
If you’re feeling brain dead from the back-to-school blitz, frazzled from Halloween costume preparations and decoration dabbling, or weary from work/family/money balancing acts, refresh and recharge today with some self-care gifts.
Fall into some real self-love this fall. We’re encouraging you to indulge in some self-care without scares to your wallets or busy schedules. Here are some affordable and authentic self-care gifts to promote your holistic health, happiness, peace, and self-love this season.
Adult Coloring Books
One of the most empowering and relaxing pastimes is adult coloring. Yup, our beloved childhood activity isn’t just child’s play anyone. On the contrary, research highlights adult coloring’s major therapeutic values, especially in terms of mental health. In one psychological study, coloring participants “showed significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety after the intervention." Find your power color, get creative and crafty, and dabble with some self-care!
If adult coloring isn’t your vibe, then we also recommend Zentangle, puzzles, knitting, painting, or any DIY project for more peace of mind. Free your mind by falling into a great book or other artistic pursuits to maintain positive mental health. Create self-care with your own flair!
Take time to de-stress from any messes in your life, career, family, or relationships with essential oils. The Yoga Journal specifically suggests the calming properties in bergamot, lavender, and linalool. Get your zen on as you diffuse, inhale, spritz, massage, or bubble bath with aromatherapy’s sensational scents.
Home Spa Splurge
Simulate a spa experience with your own staycation. Love yourself with sheet masks, bath bombs, sea salt and sugar scrubs, and other spa items. Take a tech timeout and lavish in a home spa day instead of paying for pricey treatments at a salon.
Indulge your sweet tooth and get your hygge on with some delicious cookies from Whisked! Our DC’s Favorite Cookie Gift Box offers our most popular cookie varieties: Salty Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Molasses Spice, and Pretzel Cowboy.
We also have a Vegan Cookie Gift Basket for vegans, but these cookies are so delicious even non-vegans will enjoy them.
We dare you to self-care yourself this fall. Let our self-care gifts give you some fun, peace, love, health, taste, and time. Whisk away stress and savor the sweetness that life has to offer. Whether it’s a sheet mask, bath bomb, essential oils foot soak, or our DC’s Favorite Cookie Gift Box, show your flair in self-care this fall!
About the author, Jenna Huntsberger
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Jenna moved to DC in 2005 to work in nonprofit communications. After deciding her real passion was pastry, she founded Whisked! in 2011, selling baked goods at a local farmer's market. Today, Whisked! cookies and pies are carried in more than 100 retail locations, and have been featured in publications like the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and NPR.