Self-Love Christmas Gift Guide

December 11, 2017 in Recovery

I love reading these, so I thought I’d make my own. All of these are self-love / self-care themed gifts that I genuinely love and think you all will too!


Some of my favorites:

“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown

“The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition” by Rumi

“The Princess Saves Herself in this One” by Amanda Lovelace

“Shifting Bone” by Alison Malee

“Yoga and the Quest for the True Self” by Stephen Cope

“Present over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist

“Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur


Crystals are so healing and can definitely help in deepening your spiritual practice. Some of my favorites:

Amethyst: relaxing, helps with anxiety and day-to-day stressors

Lapis Lazuli: aids in living your truth, opening the throat chakra, tuning in with your intuition

Black Tourmaline: associated with protection and staying grounded

Turquoise: calming energy and emotional balance

Selenite: removes negative energy and anxiety

I get mine from Poshmark, Etsy, or local stores!

Essential Oil Diffuser 

They have these on Amazon and a bunch of different stores now. I got mine from GNC!

10 Reasons Every Home Should Have An Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential Oils 

Some of my favorites:




Skin Care 

Doing facials is one of my favorite forms of self-care. Some of my favorite (and inexpensive) facials:


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Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Mud Mask


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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask 


Fré Purify Me Facial Cleanser. This is on the more expensive side, but I love this company because for every skincare set you buy, an Argan tree will be planted to help replenish the Argan forest and support women who harvest Argan oil in Morocco. So cool. : )

Yoga Mat

You all know how healing I think yoga is… so obviously I had to include a yoga mat on this list. I got mine from Gaiam for a cheap price. I also got my yoga towel from this brand too!

Studio Select Dry-Grip Yoga Mat (5mm) black rolled


Journaling is such a soothing activity for me, and is something I always tell people to start doing.

Etsy has recycled journals and notebooks.





I love making time to sit down and have a cup of hot tea. My favorite kinds are peppermint, passion, chai, pumpkin, and green tea.


Lighting candles in the winter and bringing more light, as well as a good scent, helps me cope with the shorter days and the fact that the sun sets around 4:00 pm.

Himalayan Salt Lamp 

These do so many beneficial things. Not only do they look cool, but they also cleanse the air, improves the quality of sleep, enhance your mood, and lessen symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.









Hope this gift guide gives you all some good ideas for the Holiday Season. All of these things I truly do LOVE and have helped me a lot in my own life!

Have you read any of those books?

Any book recommendations? 

Do you use essential oils? 

Happiest of Monday’s friends! 

xoxo <3 

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  • Reply steffie December 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Peace my dear and much Love!

  • Reply Naomi December 11, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Oooh, I love all of these! I’ve been meaning to read ‘Present over Perfect’ for a while now. I’m pretty behind on Christmas gifts this year, so thanks for all the great ideas. Off to look at recycled notebooks on Etsy now! xoxo
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Such a great read! definitely recommend

  • Reply Emily December 12, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Speaking of skin care, I do want to get some goat milk lotion that is from a store that is local to here; you made me think of it. 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      that sounds awesome!

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot December 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Great ideas!! Aubrey has a salt lamp in her nursery and she loves it! I’ve been wanting a diffuser for a long while now, sounds like a nice gift to get myself for Christmas 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      hope you got yourself that diffuser girl!

  • Reply Claire B. December 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    LOVE Brene Brown books, my Gaiam yoga mat and you can never have too many journals, in my opinion! This is a great guide! My go-to book recommendation is “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa December 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      right?!! never too many journals. also just added that book to my list! thank’s claire 🙂

  • Reply Cora December 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Such a good list. I’ve never heard of a himlayan salt lamp! I’m so intrigued! Off to check it out right now…
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