The Ultimate Self-Care Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s holiday gift roundup features the best in self-care and beyond. Plus, 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!), I’ve rounded up the self-care and wellness gift ideas for this holiday season.

What’s different with this year’s self-care gift guide

I’ve done my best to include great products from small (and small-ish) business owners, along with some personal favorite retailers.

Pro tip: order quickly to allow enough delivery time. Mail carriers and retailers are experiencing significant delays this holiday season.

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Here’s what to gift for…

Stocking Stuffers

Whether or not these picks 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.

Personalized Eco-Friendly Notebook made from ethically-made recycled paper. Pick your color, quote or name, and size.

Zodiac Coin Necklace is handmade, perfect for layering, and available in different finishes and lengths.

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.

Pom Pom Cable-Knit Socks are a must-have for any cozy holiday season. Plus, they come in three colors and are one-size-fits-all.

LoRox Travel Foam Roller that’s perfectly sized to keep with you at all times. Provides a gentle pressure that’s highly 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 is 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 comes in a set of ten and are entirely organic for all your skincare needs.

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The Homebody

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 are 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. *Currently on sale*

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 Long Sleeve Top in a relaxed fit with a raw edge hem. Pairs well with your favorite pair of denim or sweats.

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 Spiced Oatmeal Cookie Candle in a gorgeous ceramic jar crafted with non-toxic ingredients and premium fragrance. Available in a variety of scents.

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

Percale Pillowcase Set that is both lightweight, durable, and genuinely becomes 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.

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The New 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 are perfect for every outfit and every outing and effortlessly cool.

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

Splurge: Easy Alpaca Cape that’s made in Peru in a woman-owned factory; this cape is essential for new moms for nursing, staying cozy, and more.

Under $100

‘Mama’ Printed Organic Sweatshirt is made in the USA and 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 will become her new go-to. Soft, eco-friendly TENCEL fabric with a cozy funnel neck and cinched waist.

Milk Bar Truffles and 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 charm circle per child.

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

Herbivore Vanilla and 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 is 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.

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The Conscious Consumer

Small steps towards living a more eco-conscious life can have a significant 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. Available in ten colors.

Handmade Lemongrass Soap created with organic palm-free oils and essential oils, this soap helps make even the most routine shower feel special.

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 for Beginners to tie-dye your heart out and update your linens and clothes at home without harsh dyes.

Under $25

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

Reusable Straw Set complete with a stainless steel straw in a convenient linen carrying case dedicated to saving the bees.

Zero-Waste Clarifying Shampoo Bar formulated with vegan, fair-trade ingredients, this shampoo bar is perfect for those looking to cut back on single-use plastic waste.

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

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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 a splurge!)

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

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

Under $50

Beauty and 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 is made with recycled polyester for 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.

Organic Lavender Neck Wrap that you can use either hot or cold to provide soothing relief to tight and sore muscles.

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The Skin and 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.

Heretic Dirty Jasmine Roller is deliciously created with jasmine, orange flower, ylang-ylang, and pepper notes. 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 helps 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 is 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.

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Exclusive Holiday Savings

I’m honored to partner with great companies that offer you exclusive savings throughout the holiday season. Check out the special offers below.

Sakara Life

Save 25% on your Sakara purchase (meal programs included!) with code XOCARLEY-BF21 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.

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