51+ Budget-Friendly Self-Care Gift Ideas For Relaxation

Give the gift of self-care!

Self-care is too important to let our busy lives deprive us of it. Taking some “me-time” helps us to rejuvenate and think more clearly.

Self-care also helps us better control stress which can compromise our physical and mental health. Whether for yourself or someone you love, here are some budget-friendly gift ideas to help make self-care a priority.

All of these gift ideas are Amazon’s most popular products ordered as gifts. All suggestions are also budget-friendly, as they are all under $50. Of course there’s free 2-day shipping from Amazon Prime members.

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Gift ideas for relaxation and pampering.

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Personal Journals

Journaling is simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. Journaling can help reduce stress and anxiety, and evoke a more positive mindset.

Some journal books have prompts to help inspire creativity and prevent writer’s block, while others have empty space that encourage sketching. Select a journal that best fits the personality of you or your gift recipient.

Personal journals are extremely popular, as you can see by the many customer ratings on Amazon.

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Pampering Items for Your Home Spa

Indulge and relax! With all of the stresses of everyday life, sometimes it’s nice to have a spa day at home.

Here are some little luxuries that will help make that at-home self-care time special. I particularly like diffusing essential oils. If you’re not familiar with the many health benefits, read my Essential Oils Beginner’s Guide. Also, read why I love my Himalayan salt lamps.

 I am a big fan of diffusing essential oils. Recently, I purchased this wood grain diffuser. The price is amazingly low and  it is a very quality diffuser. It’s a larger diffuser that can be used in a main living area. It’s stylish and will look good in any room!

To learn more about the benefits of diffusing essential oils and what to look for when purchasing a diffuser, read Why I Love My Essential Oil Diffusers.

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LOVE THIS! I know this self massage tool looks weird, but from personal experience I assure you it works! The unique shape along with 11 knobs allow you to reach muscles in your neck, back shoulders, legs, and really anywhere on your body!

As stated in their product description, “By varying the amount of pressure applied and the angle at which it is directed, you can release tight, spastic, knotted muscles. You control the amount of pressure and determine the exact spot that requires treatment. Even with minimal strength and effort you can treat areas that are virtually impossible to reach without the Body Back Buddy.” Read my personal review of the self-massager.

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Coffee and Tea

Relaxing in your own home with a cup of coffee or tea makes for some great “me time.” With the following gifts, your special someone (or you!) will feel like you’re being served coffee or tea at a famous café.

I use my electric kettle and French press daily. The French press makes the best coffee and tea. The following are the models I have and recommend, along with my favorite tea. (The 32 oz French press is used daily, but I do enjoy the 1-cup size for a quick cup.)

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Tiesta Tea is high quality and soooo delicious!

So many coffee choices!


Electronics for Music & Relaxation

Get comfy and wind down from the day’s stresses with electronics that aid in creating a relaxing environment. Sometimes technology gets a bad rap for overstimulating our minds, but these electronics that can help induce relaxation.

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Comfort & Relaxation

Take comfort and relaxation up a notch!

  • The Acupuncture Massage Flip Flops get raving reviews from people who like foot massages and from people who have foot or heel pain.
  • The Dual Foot Massage Roller is also wonderful for anyone who spends any amount of time on their feet or suffers from foot pain.
  • A simple lavender silk eye pillow provides quick yet luxurious comfort.  Pair it with relaxing music and you’ll win big bonus points with your special someone!
  • Who doesn’t love it snuggle up with a plush, soft blanket? Go for a simple, quality fleece, or something more personality-focused like the Purple Mermaid Tail blanket. Check out other decorative blankets that might fit your person who deserves some self-care.

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Self-Help/Motivational Books

Self-help and motivational books help us be our best self. I have read every single one of these books, and I highly recommend each. Browse all of Amazon’s most popular self-help books.

Read my book review of The Happiness Advantage.

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Why Self-Care Is So Important

If you do not make yourself a priority, you simply will not be able to be the bet YOU that you can be. As a young mother, a little extra daily self-care would have given me a boost of energy that would have made me a better mom and wife.

May these budget-friendly self-care gift ideas help your friends and family members make self-care a priority. And remember, there’s no law against gifting to yourself! Read my other great gift ideas for women. If I forgot something, please leave a comment with your added suggestions!

Additional Self-Care Resources

START HERE Please read Self-Care: How To Fill Your Own Cup First to get more tips for daily ways you can re-energize yourself – even if you have limited time. Ten minutes a day can make a difference, and you are worth it! Read it yourself, and then share it with your friends and family.

SELF-CARE ON PINTEREST  Follow this Self-Care board where I will actively add quality information about self-care. Better yet, follow all info pinned by  If It Brings You Joy on Pinterest!

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13 Replies to “51+ Budget-Friendly Self-Care Gift Ideas For Relaxation”

  1. I love my shoulder warming wrap. It helps me relax and soothes shoulder and neck aches. Might have to gift myself a journaling book! Chocolate is a must on my self-care list! Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. Great ideas – and loving that they’re Amazon Prime products! I have a few people on my list who are a hard to buy for, but a few of these ideas will be perfect for them.

  3. I got a warm/cold husk-filled moist heat shoulder wrap over two decades ago for Christmas, and I still use it whenever I have a sore back. It is SO helpful, and definitely a great way to take a little extra care of myself! (I also have about a gazillion handheld massagers that are great to use when my feet or legs are sore!)

  4. I am also a fan of those essential oil room diffusers so I like that you included them in your post. Seems to me that you have a good mix of gift ideas and all very affordable.

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