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Give Your Loved Ones The Gift Of Self-Care With These 8 Mindful And Joyful Gifts

Introduce a little self-care into your family’s routine with these mindful gifts.

Maria Bailey · about 1 month ago

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We can all benefit from a little reminder to practice self-care, but it often takes a backseat when our schedules start to get busy. No matter who you are, focusing on your body and mental health can help make anyone feel healthier and happier. These wonderful toys and gifts are a simple way to encourage healthy practices, mindful habits, and full hearts.

1. Open The Joy Feel Better Bag

Open The Joy

Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. When the going gets tough, this gift is the perfect pick-me-up for that special person in your life going through a challenging time. Designed with child life specialists and therapists' help, the Open the Joy Feel Better Bag is literally what the doctor ordered — filled with therapeutic and educational activities to keep them laughing, learning, and loving life!

2. Mindful Kids 50 Mindfulness Activities For Kindness, Focus, And Calm

Stewart, Whitney

Practicing mindfulness doesn't have an age limit — that is, unless you fall outside of the recommended 4 to 104 age range for this next gift! The 50 Mindfulness Activities For Kindness, Focus, And Calm deck is a wonderful way to introduce mindful activities to any part of your family's day. Each card features easy-to-follow steps for each practice, along with whimsically designed illustrations, making it easier than ever to find calm, improve focus, and build empathy.

3. Time For You Sand Timer

Chronicle Books

Sometimes, setting aside a few minutes for yourself can feel like a chore in itself. Fortunately, the Time For You Sand Timer takes care of that for you! Each sparkling silver grain of sand is dedicated to giving you five minutes of “you time” — and nothing else. Featuring handwritten cues to “Take Time To Breathe” and “Check In With Yourself,” this beautifully crafted sand timer, and accompanying self-care booklet, serves as a wonderful reminder to make time for ourselves, whether that means stepping outside for some fresh air or making a cup of tea.

4. Suck UK Toothbrush Timer

Suck UK

Brushing your teeth is an essential part of your daily self-care routine — but it just got a lot more exciting! The Suck UK Toothbrush Timer makes tooth brushing fun to install lifelong brushing habits. Simply twist the bottom of the cup to activate a two-minute timer and put your brushing skills to work. Don’t forget to show off your sparkling pearly whites once the timer goes off!

5. Melissa & Doug Get Well Doctor's Kit Play Set

Melissa & Doug

Routine visits to the doctor’s office are necessary for our health and wellbeing, but they can be a little daunting at times — especially for the kiddos. Medical role-play can help make kids feel more comfortable in a hospital environment, making future visits a little easier for everyone. The 25-piece Melissa & Doug Get Well Doctor's Kit Play Set kit is a great way to familiarize the little ones with tools and accessories they might notice during their check-up. “Test” dad’s blood pressure or eyesight, or give granny her annual “flu shot” with a pretend syringe!

6. GooseEgged Unicorn Hands Free Ice Packs For Kids

GooseEgged

Falling over and getting back up again is all part of the rough and tumble world of being a kid. Encouraging kids to ice those aches and pains has never been easier, thanks to this colorful Unicorn Hands Free Ice Pack. They won’t need any convincing to wear this adorable kid-friendly hands-free design!

7. “Goodnight iPad” by Ann Droyd

Blue Rider Press

Goodnight iPad, a modern twist on the original all-time classic Goodnight Moon, is a hilarious parody poking fun at the screen-obsessed, digital age in which we live. Disconnect from technology and read this delightful book that will remind you that, despite all the gadgets, there's always room for a good ol' fashioned tradition: a bedtime story.

8. SMALL FISH Unicorn Stretchy String Toys

SMALL FISH

Managing anxiety and fidgeting just got a whole lot easier and more fun thanks to these sensory stress relief and fidget therapy unicorn stretchy string toys! With six adorable unicorns in different colors, you can share them among your family and stretch, pull, squeeze, or twist away any stress.