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  1. As someone in the counseling field, I love that you included plants! I’ve seen countless people improve their mental health by gardening or growing a single plant! Love it!

  2. What a great compilation! I love the idea of giving gifts specifically for people with depression. It is really thoughtful. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I was glad I came across this. These are great ideas! Weighted blankets have been my favorite gifts to give over the past year. Maybe it was my secret way of giving them a hug 🙂

    1. Hi Amy – that makes so much sense that weighted blankets = a big hug. I just love that perspective! xo

  4. I reallly love your insight on how to show up for people with depression. Letting them know you care is so important and sometimes we can get so wrapped up in our own world we may forget. For me this is was such a strong point I think it will stick me for a very long time. Thank you for that insight. P.S. Phenomenal list of gift ideas!

  5. This is such a fantastic list. It is also something that needs to be in the forefront of our minds right now. There are probably even more people suffering from depression as a result of the pandemic and these kinds of thoughtful gifts are a great way to give support.

    1. That is certainly true about people suffering from depression even more due to the pandemic. Thanks for the note and take care 🙂

  6. What a great compilation! We have the gratitude journal, and it’s something we fill in as a family at dinner every night! It helps the kids learn and be aware of what they are thankful for, and often sparks great conversations! I’ve recently been sending small gifts to friends randomly just to bring some happiness to the mundane quarantine life. I’m totally adding many of these items to my list! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Rachel! I absolutely love that you practice gratitude with your family every night. That’s amazing and will make such a positive impact on your kids in their life. So lovely! So happy you like the gift ideas and you sound like a wonderful person – thinking of others during this year of crazy. Take care xo

  7. wow – this is SUCH a great idea and very much needed! I have some people in my life that are unfortunately going through a tough time… so these suggestions are super amazing and I would love to use some of these ideas to help them! Thank you so much!

    1. Thanks Pam! Sorry to hear you have some people you are close to going through a hard time. The biggest gift you can do is just be there for them 🙂 Take care!

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! 🙂

  8. Lovely post, some great gift ideas. I love putting together little self care boxes for my friends and family when they’re not feeling so great. Someone bought me a adult colouring book when I was really struggling and I always felt so calm and relaxed when I sat down and coloured in. Great post, thank you for sharing.

    Chloe xx

    1. Hi Chloe! That’s such a lovely gesture – creating a self care box. So thoughtful and caring of you 🙂 Hands down, colouring books always help me – of course I loved colouring as a child and that hasn’t stopped! Take care!

  9. I love these gift ideas, in particular the cow mug which is really sweet! I think the idea of sending little cards or notes is also really lovely 🙂

    1. Hey Alison! I’m in love with the cow mug too – I think I need to treat myself! xo

  10. Holy cow this is an absolutely AWESOME list. And I think it is so wonderful that you thought about people with depression. I feel like these are such well thought out gifts. I, personally, would love every single one of them. Not only as a therapist, but also as someone who has depression. By the way, Johanna Basford is my favorite coloring book author. I can only inspire to be able to create as amazing coloring books as she does.

    1. Hi Nancy – Thanks so much! I really tried to think of gifts that will bring a smile to someone’s face or help them work through depression in small ways. Johanna Basford’s books are gorgeous, aren’t they?! Take care!

  11. I love aromatherapy & a weighted blanket! I think everyone should own one. It soothes the soul & mind. Great list!

    1. Hi Lidia – I agree and using the two of them together is even better! xo

  12. Omg. These gifts are perfect. What beautiful ways and things to give someone. Thank you so much for a great post.

    1. Thanks so much Naia – glad to hear you enjoy!

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