Updated: Jan 16
I've been creating a list of things that have really helped me continue to work on self-care and stay productive in my work life and personal life! This list could be for an entrepreneur friend, fellow enneagram 3 ;), or just for yourself!
I remember when AirPods came out, I had them on my shopping list for almost 2 years. My mom ended up buying them for me for Christmas and I couldn't love them more! From working out and not having chords hanging around or taking business calls on the go they are so worth the purchase! Click here to get them directly on Amazon!
#2 Apple Pencil
This is another thing I had on my list for a few years and it's been such a joy to use! If you know someone who loves being creative and also has an iPad, this would be the PERFECT gift! The Apple Pencil opens up so much creative possibilities. *Note: It sadly does not work on an iPhone, but if you need a cheaper option that works on an iPhone there's some amazing stylists that you can purchase that work on iPhones and still allow for endless creativity :). Click here to view stylists on Amazon or Click here to buy the Apple Pencil! (*Make sure you find out which iPad version you or the person you're buying it from has so that you buy the Apple Pencil that is specifically compatible with that version.)
#3 DoorDash Gift Card
Sometimes when you're having a really productive day and don't want to stop to eat, it's AMAZING having a DoorDash gift card on hand. Most businesses allow you to purchase food through DoorDash and even pay for the delivery with a gift card. If you know someone who likes to stay busy and doesn't like taking breaks to eat, this is an AMAZING gift! Click here to purchase a DoorDash gift card.
I don't get my nails done often, but when I do it always gives me a little confidence boost! If you know someone who really loves to feel put together, but doesn't necessarily like taking the time to get ready, a gift card like this is a very intentional way to promote and encourage self care ;) If you're ever in Spring Hill, TN my favorite nail place is called Uptown Nail Bar. (If you hop on Facebook and search Uptown Nail Bar you'll find them right away!) My favorite part about their location is all the plants that they have. Their staff is super nice and personable, it's always a joy getting my nails done there!
Sorry guys, this is another girly suggestion ;) Getting a blowout is the best part of a haircut, but did you know you don't have to get a hair cut to get a blowout?! This would be the sweetest gift that also encourages self care and will have your friend or family member feeling like a million bucks! My favorite place to get my hair done is at Haven House Salon here in Spring Hill, TN. My long time friend Sarah Jean has been doing my hair for almost 10 years, so I go to her every single time I get my haircut! I'll include some pictures below of their gorgeous space. Not only do I feel beautiful when I leave, I feel a sense of peace I don't get visiting other hair salons.
#6 Travel Toiletry Bag
There's nothing better than having ALL of your toiletries fit in a bag organized perfectly and this bag absolutely makes that happen! I don't wear a lot of make up, but I LOVE my skincare and need to have all of it with me, not to mention the giant bottle of dry shampoo and all the fun sprays! This bag truly has space for all of it AND more! This would be such a thoughtful gift for someone who travels a lot or simply likes their stuff very organized! Click here to find it on Amazon. I got the black one pictured below, but it comes in a variety of colors.
#7 Laptop Stand
Working from home on a laptop has been a HUGE strain on my back and my neck. After a lot of adjustments I decided to purchase a laptop stand. My chiropractor recommended that my laptop is level with my eyes so that my neck isn't strained looking down all day. This has been a GAME CHANGER for me and it's less than $30. This is definitely worth the small investment. Click here to find it on Amazon.
#8 Wireless Mouse
Recently, I purchased Apple's Wireless Mouse and I'm NEVER going back! Since my computer is now on a stand I needed a mouse. I had purchased a cheap one from Walmart and have used that for over 3 years. It's worked great, but it's so nice having one that allows for all the easy swiping that translates on my MacBook Pro. This and the laptop stand would be a perfect gift combo for someone who either works their business from home or has transitioned to working from home and doesn't have their set up complete yet! Click here to find it on Amazon. If you really want to go the extra mile, grab the Apple Wireless Keyboard too!
#9 Spotify/Apple Music Yearly Subscription
I literally cried when I first got my Spotify subscription. This probably sounds dramatic, but for someone who loves music and podcasts, it was so exciting to know I had every single song at my fingertips! If you know someone who loves podcasts or music, getting them an entire year of that subscription paid for is a very intentional and exciting gift! Click here to purchase a yearly subscription to Spotify.
Last but not least, if you would like to gift someone a logo design or website project I'm happy to create a gift card for you! I'll even print it out and send it to them with a handwritten note attached :) Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you'd like to do!