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[This ultimate self care gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for the kids in your life.]

The kids you know (yours included) probably already have a lot of toys. Why not give them something that that they will not only enjoy but that will help them take care of themselves as well as help them to cultivate their sense of inner calm and peace?

Intentionally choosing a gift to help a child foster a sense of calm throughout the day is a wonderful and loving gift to give any child.

Choosing a self care gift for your child also has the benefit of creating a stronger bond between you and your kids. Helping everyone to find more calm in their day.

Why is self care important for kids?

Self care is important for all individuals. When you help your child to practice self care from an early age it becomes second nature to them as they get older. They will be able to turn to their self care practice to help them tune into their intuition and take care of themselves throughout their lives. 

Intentional Gift Giving

Choosing a gift with intention is the best way to know that the recipient will not only treasure the gift but also feel cherished by the thought that was put into the gift. Choosing gifts with intention is a beautiful way to honor the person you are giving the gift to.

Why a Self Care Gift Basket is the Perfect Gift for Kids

A self care gift is anything that helps to nourish and nurture your child's body, mind, or soul. Self care gifts can range from things that help them stay active and use their imaginations, to things that help them to calm their mind and body, so they can tap into their inner wisdom.  

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Here are several unique gift ideas for the kids in your life:


Books are a beautiful and meaningful gift your can share with your littles. Books that encourage mindfulness, awareness of breath, and gratitude are wonderful gifts to read with your children.


Yoga games and accessories such as a yoga mat and fun yoga pose cards can be a great way to stay active while using your imagination with your little ones. There are so many benefits of practicing yoga and meditation with children. Here are more yoga and mindfulness resources for kids.

Mindful Games & Activities

Play games as you strengthen your child's mindfulness muscles. Use mindfulness cards or a book filled with fun activities to help guide you.

Bath Bombs

Make bath time extra special with some bubble bath and fun bath bombs!

Kindness Rocks


A kindness rocks kit is a great gift for kids that love crafts! You can paint rocks with your child and then place them in different locals to brighten the day of people that find them. This also makes a wonderful birthday gift for friends.

Cozy Socks

Help your child feel cozy all day long with some comfy playful socks!


Give your child a beautiful journal to help her take time for reflection and introspection. This gratitude journal is a great way to let her express herself and allow her creativity to flow. A nature journal also makes a great gift for kids allowing them to capture moments of their outdoor adventures.

Lava Rock Diffuser Bracelet

Giving the gift of a diffuser bracelet to your child can be a beautiful way to help them sprinkle self care into their day. Let them add a little essential oil to their bracelet so they can reap the benefits of the oils throughout the day.

Self Care Ideas for the Whole Family

Your time is the most valuable gift that you can give any child. So finding self care ideas that help to nurture the bond between you and your little one is a wonderful gift you can give to the whole family. The Power of Self Care ebook is a parent's guide to raising emotionally healthy and resilient children through self care. Use the code JOYFUL10 to get 10% off!

Choosing the Perfect Gift

Whether you are looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one. Choose with thoughtfulness and care.

When you choose a gift with the recipient's enjoyment in mind you are sure to find a gift that will make them feel cherished.

More Self Care Ideas

Looking for self care gift ideas for mom friends, or for yourself check out the ultimate self care gift guide for moms.

If you are looking for more self care ideas be sure to sign up to be a member to Simply Joyful Journey Community, where you will discover ways to create space for self care in your life so you can be the calm confident mom you long to be. When you sign up you will also receive a FREE Gift of 50 Soul Nourishing Self Care Practices for Moms!

I believe you can feel calm and find your unshakable confidence as a mom, when you first care for yourself. 

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