Single moms struggle to have time and energy for self-care. It seems to be one of the first things to go when life gets overwhelming. However, taking care of yourself is one of the most important things to do so that you have the energy to take care of your family.
Here are the best ideas to put together your own DIY self-care package or choose one of the done-for-you self-care boxes I scoured the world wide web to find for you.
DIY Single Mom Self Care Kit Ideas
If you want to make up your own self-care kit get a cute container and fill it with some of these fun ideas.
Single Parents are often stressed for time and being able to have a cup of coffee while dropping off the children or driving to work is perfect.
Bath bombs are a good reminder to take time to relax.
Most single moms have precious little time to sit and read, but when she is in the car or doing things around the house it is a great opportunity to also do something enjoyable like listen to a great book.
Single moms often don’t have someone to share the highlights of their day with. A journal is a great way to process thoughts and feelings or just document where you are in life, so that you can look back at it later.
You can do this by making a meal for her. Get her this Food in a Flash system and choose a meal to make from the list or get her a gift certificate to her favorite local restaurant.
These are fantastic for the single mom who is feeling a little anxious. It is like a comforting hug at the end of a rough day. Or she can put it on her bed at night and it will calm her worries all night.
One of the complaints about regular weighted blankets is that they feel to hot. This cooling weighted blanket takes care of that problem.
Stress Reliever Tea
A cup of warm tea is relaxing in winter or summer. Making yourself a cup of tea encourages you to take a few minutes to just sit quietly and be. Here is a collection of my favorite stress reliever herbal teas.
Basket, Bag, or Box
You can put the items together in a gift bag, box or cute basket. Here is an adorable option if you want to put everything in a basket.
Best Self-Care Package Gift Ideas
Do you want to buy a self-care basket that is already put together for you? I found some fantastic options for you. These are especially wonderful if you will be sending your care package to a mom who doesn’t live close to you.
This care package has a journal, scented soap, a candle, and a cozy pair of socks. You can even choose the kind of soap you want.
Everything you need to have a spa night at home. Any single mom will feel pampered after using the extra special gifts in the self-care box.
This is a perfect choice to encourage relaxation and mental health.
Box includes a research inspired therapeutic activity to wire her brain for more joy plus 7 treats to pamper her mind, body, and soul. This kit inspires self-love & happiness through therapist curated products that reduce stress & enhance your life.
Snacks for a busy day are such a thoughtful gift and even better when they are healthy snacks.
Activities for Self-care
- Go for a walk
- Ride a Bike
- Do Something Artistic
- Read a Book
- Learn something new–so many fun classes here
More Gift Ideas for Single Moms
Hi, I’m Tamara the creator of Empowered Single Moms, a single mom, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and the author of Thriving a Single Mom’s Guide to a Happy, Positive Life and Thriving a Single Mom Journal. I have a solo private psychotherapy practice where I treat anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
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