The Ultimate Self-Care Gift Guide for Holiday 2020

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This year’s holiday gift roundup features the best in self-care and beyond, and I’ve hand-selected the majority of items from small businesses around the world.

To help you pick out a unique and special gift for your loved one (or yourself, obviously!), I’ve rounded up the best of the best self-care and wellness gift ideas for the 2020 holiday season.

What’s different with this year’s gift guide: I’ve included nothing from Amazon on this list, and I’ve done my best to include ample products from small (and small-ish) business owners, along with some personal favorite retailers. I’ve also included some options for eco-friendly wrapping paper and started a list of exclusive savings.

In addition to breaking this post out by category, you’ll also find I’ve also categorized the gifts by price-points. Here’s to checking holiday shopping off your list with as little stress as possible.

Pro tip: order quickly to allow ample delivery time, as mail carriers are experiencing significant delays.

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Stocking stuffers

Whether or not these picks actually end up in a stocking, they’re great options for the times you need to gift a little special something.

Stocking stuffers under $20

French Girl Rose Lip Polish created with top-notch natural ingredients to exfoliate dry, chapped winter lips.

Zoella x Etsy Sustainable Notebook made from recycled paper that’s ethically produced.

Bon Temps Ginger Tea complete with notes of goji and lemongrass.

Floral Embroidery Kit makes the cutest DIY project for the embroidery beginner.

Satin Ponytail Scrunchie Set that comes in a set of six, they’re a must-have.

Monogram Botanical Wax Sachet created with notes of spruce, jasmine, clove, and more to place in your delicates drawer.

LoRox Travel Foam Roller that’s perfectly sized to keep with you at all times. Provides a gentle pressure that’s extremely relieving.

Stocking stuffers under $10

Mini Macrame Rainbow Keychain is the cutest little addition to your keys or bag.

Nourishing Foot Therapy Wrap to help even the driest of feet this winter (aren’t we all in desperate need of a pedicure?).

Handmade Vegan Lip Balm made with all-natural ingredients and packed in biodegradable push tubes.

Personalized Cord Organizer perfect for organizing USB cords and more.

Beeswax Wrap Starter Pack in the sweetest patterns made to help you reduce the amount of single-use plastic in your kitchen.

Eco-Friendly Cotton Rounds that come in a set of ten and are completely organic for all your skincare needs.

The Homebody

Let’s be honest, who isn’t a bit of a homebody these days? This list has something for everyone who wants to stay safe and cozy (and not go insane) while inside this winter.

Under $100

Rifle Paper Co. Classic Book Collection features four books beautifully covered in full-color print and metallic gold foil.

Sherpa Booties designed to be super cozy and feature a slip-resistant sole.

Ribbed Knit Sweatpant made with super-soft fabric designed to be all-day comfy and cute.

Faux Fur Throw that’s incredibly soft and made with eco-friendly production methods free from over 300 harmful chemicals and toxins.

‘Protect Your Peace’ Embroidery Art beautifully woven onto linen fabric, this piece is the gentle reminder we all need this season.

Waffle Pullover Hoodie that pairs perfectly with these cozy waffle joggers. This is the ultimate cozy on the couch outfit.

Under $50

Sakara Superfood Popcorn featuring sweet, salty, and ‘cheeze’ flavors packed in a gorgeous collectible tin.

DIY ‘She Is Beautiful’ Hoop Art has everything you need to create a piece showcasing the beauty and strength of females.

Handcrafted Winter Fir Candle in a gorgeous ceramic jar created in collaboration with Half Baked Harvest and Etsy.

‘Maps’ Jigsaw Puzzle featuring favorite destinations around the world in a gorgeous art-worthy print.

Percale Pillowcase Set that is both lightweight, durable, and truly get softer with time. Pair with the fitted sheet and top sheet for the complete set.

Initial Mug (Made in France) what’s better than a personalized and handmade piece of Paris this season?

Claw Hair Clip Set of three beautiful hair clips for the coziest of days.

The New (or Expecting) Mama

These gifts are sure to bring a smile to a new mom’s face. Just make sure you remind her what an amazing job she’s doing, and don’t forget that a little unprompted help goes a long way.

Under $200 (and one splurge!)

Veja ‘Cool Mom’ Leather Sneakers that are perfect for every outfit and every outing.

Cosabella Nursing PJ Set this three-piece set is perfect for keeping the nursing mama comfy all night and day.

‘Mama Necklace is delicate, easy-to-layer, and keeps her little ones close to heart.

Leather + Linen Bag that’s versatile and timeless (and also perfect for hauling baby stuff around).

Easy Alpaca Cape made in Peru in a woman-owned factory, this cape is essential for new moms.

Splurge: Sakara 3-Day Meal Program includes a gift card for nourishing plant-based and organic meals and 30 days of beauty chocolates.

Under $100

‘Mama’ Printed Organic Sweatshirt is made in the USA and in a buttery-soft, lightweight cotton fabric.

Advanced Hydration Mask to help soothe and calm dry skin, no-rinse required for extra nourishment.

Linen Memory Book filled with helpful prompts and lined pages to record your little ones’ first year.

French Terry Pullover that will become her new go-to. Soft, eco-friendly TENCEL fabric with a cozy funnel neck and cinched waist.

Milk Bar Truffles + Cookies honestly, we don’t need to say anything other than trust me on this one.

Under $50

Nahiku Mother’s Ring in a delicate thin gold band featuring one circle per child.

Mind + Body Recovery Gel naturally formulated with natural ingredients to promote relaxation and tension relief (by the gallon, please).

Vanilla + Ylang Ylang Bath Salts formulated to detoxify and soothe even the most tired of mamas. Pairs best with a hot bath and no kids.

Gold Initial Necklace perfect for the little one’s initials on a delicate and dainty gold chain that’s easy to layer.

‘Raising Legends’ Tee that’s responsibly sourced and made in the USA in a super-soft fabric that will improve with each wash.

Washable Silk Sleep Mask to help mama catch her zzz’s with more ease and comfort.

The Conscious Consumer

Small steps towards living a more eco-conscious life can have a huge impact on our world. The below gifts will make swapping out single-use for ethically-made much easier (and beautiful!).

Under $50

Teak Wood 7-Piece Kitchen Set hand-crafted and finished with food-grade mineral plant oil plus free shipping.

Terrazzo Porter Travel Mug features a gorgeous ceramic mug and silicone sleeve. Perfect for coffee and tea throughout the day.

Botanical Soap Set created in collaboration with Half Baked Harvest and RFRESH, these soaps are beautifully crafted with soothing organic coconut oil and botanicals.

Organic Leafy Green Gardening Kit contains everything you need to start your very own leafy green garden of kale, spinach, and arugula.

Stojo Collapsible Water Bottle to help you ditch single-use plastic and save space with its easy-to-stash design. Perfect for diaper bags!

Natural Dye Kit to tie-dye your heart out and update your linens and clothes at-home without harsh dyes.

Under $25

Fruit + Veggie Huggers to help you ditch aluminum foil and saran wrap, plus they will help keep your food fresher for longer.

Straw + Pouch Set with three golden stainless steel straws in a convenient linen carrying case.

Organic Hair + Body Bar formulated with organic, fair-trade ingredients, this zero-waste product is perfect for those looking to cut back on plastics.

Natural Wool Dryer Balls to help soften clothes without added chemicals and toxins. Plus, how cute are these guys?!

Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set and handy carrying case to help cut back on single-use plastic and a great no-waste alternative.

The Wellness Lover

Whole-body wellness is always a good thing. These thoughtfully curated gifts have the wellness-lovers interests at heart.

Under $150 (and two splurges!)

Always Effortless Jacket that’s water-repellent, has plenty of pockets, and a super-soft lining. Perfect when spring rolls around!

Ceramic Stone Diffuser to help infuse your space with high-quality essential oils and promote calm throughout the home.

Waterproof Sneaker so you’re prepared for pretty much any weather. Plus, they’re so comfortable and go with just about everything in your closet.

Carry-It-All Tote that’s water-repellent and has a secret padded laptop sleeve, plus all the pockets you can dream of.

OV Versatile Joggers made in durable and stretchy fabric to help take you from your workout to your hike and beyond.

Splurge: Sakara 10-Day Reset that has everything you need for a nourishing 10-day reset, including 20 recipes, probiotics, super green protein powder, and more.

Splurge: Essential Oil Collection a selection of high-quality oils for everyone (and every need) in your home.

Under $50

Beauty + Detox Water Drops these functional drops are the easiest way to supercharge your water and nourish your cells on a deep level.

OV Merino Beanie made with recycled polyester for a breathable warmth throughout the winter season.

Bala Bangles designed to wear around your wrist or ankles, these one-pound weights are perfect for getting a little extra burn.

Eat Clean, Play Dirty Cookbook from Sakara with delicious recipes such as strawberry + coconut creme doughnuts, soba noodle bowls, citrus detox salad, and more.

Coconut Praline Granola that’s packed with superfoods, coconut, hazelnuts, and gluten-free whole grain oats.

The Skin + Beauty Enthusiast

Here you’ll find the best of the best when it comes to skin and beauty. These products are thoughtfully-created with the highest-quality ingredients in mind.

Under $100

Customizable Large Pouch because, honey, you’re going to need a bigger bag to house all of your incredible products.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask formulated with potent extracts to restore your skin’s natural glow safely and naturally.

Farmhouse Bath Caddy to help keep your favorite self-care items – tea, books, candle, wine – close-by during your soak.

Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm helps improve your skin’s texture and elasticity, all while gently cleansing and nourishing.

Citrus + Floral French Perfume with notes of floral, neroli, and orange blossom, this perfume is perfect for everyday wear.

Heretic Dirty Jasmine Roller is deliciously created with notes of jasmine, orange flower, ylang ylang, and pepper. It’s a must-smell.

Noni Glow Face Oil that is beyond hydrating and perfect for all skin-types. Especially great for cold or dry climates.

Under $50

The Cleansing Sponge to help gently detoxify skin, open pores, and leave skin feeling smoother. Great for removing makeup!

Dual Detox Mask to purify and resurface delicate skin for a smoother and softer complexion.

Coco Rose Body Polish great to use in the shower to help gently exfoliate and smooth skin all over.

Textured Jade Roller to help promote lymphatic drainage and encourage healthy circulation leading to more supple, youthful skin.

Nourishing Organic Sheet Mask formulated to help rebalance your skin’s microbiome with healthy bacteria. Soothes, calms, and hydrates.

Bonus: The Little One

While this category doesn’t technically fall under “self-care,” the requests for a holiday gift round-up for babies and toddlers was overwhelming – so, here it is!

Tip: In addition to Etsy, my favorite online small businesses for classic heirloom-quality kid’s playthings are Modern Raised and Odin Parker.

Under $200 (plus a big splurge item)

Splurge: Handcrafted Play Kitchen in a beautiful dusty green color with everything needed to encourage your little to play in the kitchen.

Lily + River Little Climber, designed for babies six months and up, can provide endless climbing and play options for years to come.

Handmade Octopus crafted with care and attention to detail, this tentacled-friend is one that will last through the years.

The Anywhere Chair is great for your little one to relax, read books, and climb all over. I love the cozy cream sherpa option!

Custom Quiet Book select from dozens of sensory pages to create the perfect book with your little one’s interests in mind.

Under $75

Hand-stitched Stuffed Animal stuffed with dried lavender created in the sweetest prints. Each animal can be customized with your baby’s name.

Wooden Camera Toy for pretend play through the years. Choose from a variety of hand-crafted wood options. Save 10% with discount code CARLEYORGANIC at checkout.

Personalized Name Puzzle (currently on super-sale!) available in a variety of color combinations and has the option to add personalized notes on the back.

Wooden Dinosaur Set is handcrafted from local wood with the littlest ones in mind. These would be so cute on display, too!

Pincer Grasp Puzzle designed to help encourage hand-eye coordination and basic shapes. Great for little hands and growing minds.

Sensory Toy Cube created with endless play and learning opportunities. Perfect for long car rides or independent play.

Exclusive Holiday Savings

I’m honored to partner with incredible companies that offer you exclusive savings throughout the holiday season. Check out the special offers below, and make sure to come back regularly as we update this list!

Sakara Life

Save 25% on your Sakara purchase (meal programs included!) with code BF-CARLEY2020 at checkout through November 30th. Shop now.

Follain Clean Beauty

Save 10% on your Follain purchase (brand exclusions apply) with code CARLEYSCHWEET at checkout. Shop now.

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

Believe it or not, most wrapping paper ends up in landfills as it is often lined with plastic. Shop our top choices for eco-friendly wrapping this season.

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