The best self care gifts guaranteed a smile this festive season, according to a wellness enthusiast

Thoughtful and mood-boosting, you'll want these self care gifts for yourself, too.

Best self care gifts: A wellness planner from Papier
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The best self care gifts are fail-safe presents, guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face, because who doesn't love a self care moment? Whether you have wellness enthusiasts in your life that you're looking to spoil or are on the hunt for self care ideas to gift to yourself and boost your mood, these are the best self care gifts out there. 

We all know self care is essential, but that said, it looks different for everybody - which is why here at Marie Claire UK, we always encourage taking time to do what makes you feel good. That's where the best self care gifts come in, for the festive season and beyond. Self care, to you, might be soaking in the tub - one study found that hot baths can help lower stress levels and improve sleep - or perhaps it's heading out for a walk - either way, the best self care gifts are here to show your loved ones that you really care, for a thoughtful gift that will definitely not end up in the re-gifting pile. 

It's not all face masks and bath bombs, but whatever their interests, significant research proves that taking time for yourself can reduce stress, boost happy hormones, and elevate your mood. So what better present is there? Self care gifts work for everyone, so if you're stuck for ideas or looking for a last-minute gift, this carefully curated self care gift guide will have something to put a smile on their face, and that's what the festive season is all about. 

The best self care gifts to shop this festive season

Just in time for gifting season, we've rounded the greatest self care gifts out there, guaranteed to up anyone's level of zen. If you're stuck for gifting inspiration, check out our edit of the Christmas gifts for her, the best Christmas gifts for him, or the best personalised gifts. Our Junior Shopping Editor has also rounded up the best beauty gift sets and fragrance gifts for Christmas, so make sure to take advantage of those. 

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