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Do you know a woman in recovery?
I have a hunch that a fair number of you can answer yes to that (either for yourself, or others). Well. I actually got semi-organized and put together a list of gift ideas for you!
If neither of those categories applies to you though, that’s ok – these ideas do not discriminate. They aren’t all specific to recovery, but they are good for anybody who is interested in self-care, healthier self-indulgence, and fun, pretty things.
I’m cataloguing all of these different gift ideas into one big page (click here to view) as I write the different posts, so you can refer back to this, or that page for different ideas at different prices.
*The prices on all of these could vary, y’all know how Amazon likes to change things up. Pricing is accurate at the time of this post.
Gifts Under $30 For The Woman In Recovery
I put out a request for gift ideas on Instagram, and everything on this list was something that at least 1-2 women had on their own wish lists. These are a few general ideas, and there are more specific suggestions below this.
- Massage/spa gift card (not necessarily under $30, but it could be!)
- Pretty mugs for coffee and tea
- Art supplies
- Journals, notebooks, sketchbooks (cue “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things”)
- Coffee and tea goodies
- Scented candles
- Healthy cookbooks
- Essential oils
Maybe Swearing Will Help: Coloring Book and Pens – $20
Because the title is hilarious. I want it. Just saying.
Inkspirations for Recovery Coloring Book – $10
I highly recommend The Sober Journal for everybody in early sobriety. Journaling was a huge part of my sobriety, and still is (obviously). There are places to track additional habits (not just sobriety), so this is also a great gift just in time for the new year.
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone – $16
Really, anything by Brene Brown is fantastic. Fun fact: she is also a sober woman! 15+ years of sobriety looks great on Brene, and even though she doesn’t write specifically about sobriety, her books are perfect for women in recovery. I read everything from her that I can get my hands on, and this is her newest book. I finished it last month.
Check out the other awesome books I recommend on my Resources page
The “Okay Fine, I’m Grateful!” Gratitude Journal – $16
This is a personal favorite, and the photos are my own (and they do link to the product on Amazon). Every page has a different quote, an area to mark just HOW grateful you’re feeling, etc. It’s awesome and I highly recommend it!
3-Pack of Adult Coloring Books – $22
Because we may be grown-ups, but we’re also grown-ups who like to relax and color without thinking sometimes.
12-Count Bath Bomb Set (LifeAround2Angels) – $25
Bath bombs are the bomb (I know. Groan). But really, these are one of my favorite excuses to take a bath. Like I need many excuses.
Sobriety Medallion Keychain – $20
I love this so much (and all of the other personalized little medallions, necklaces, and keychains out there). Whether it’s this product or a similar one, this is a great reminder for recovery. Sobriety necklaces are also very creative gifts for women in recovery.
The Sober Apparel from Plus P Productions is all under $30!
Tshirts, hats, beanies, and more – oh my! Plus P Productions has a great selection of recovery-themed apparel for women. I love my tshirt:
Sober Apparel from Sober Evolution – also under $30!
(Photo from the Sober Evolution shop page – just one of many examples):
Shuttle Art 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Gel Pens – $19
Art supplies in general are a big plus for a lot of us.
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count- $24
Yogi Tea Office Favorites 6 Flavor Variety Pack (Pack of 6)- $24
I love Yogi tea, and use the Kava Stress Relief tea at least 2-3x per week. My kids even drink the Echinacea Immune Support, especially this time of year. Sometimes I add honey to my tea, but usually I drink it as-is, and it’s such a treat.
Passion Planner – Compact Size – $25
This planner goes deep into goals, visions, and plans (hence the name). I haven’t used it myself yet, but it’s also on my wish list. I’ve heard good things, and hope to find out more for myself soon.
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration – $13
There are so many great ideas out there, I could go on and on. But I’ll stop here for now, and will probably update it a bit later.
What are your favorites on this list, or would you add something?
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Hi! I'm Ashley, and my sobriety date is May 6, 2015. I write to share my experience, strength, and hope in recovery. On any given day, you can find me developing websites, writing, or chauffeuring kids around. Read my story...
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