Forget chocolates and roses, this Valentine’s Day, let’s get real about what’s truly attractive: a partner who prioritizes mental health! Yes, you read that right. In a world often focused on the superficial, nurturing someone’s emotional and mental well-being shines through as an act of deep love and understanding. So, ditch the cliché, and unleash your inner emotional rockstar with gifts that say, “I care about you, inside and out”.
The terms ‘mindfulness’, ‘wellness’ and ‘meditation’ have all been popular buzzwords these past few years. In 2023, mental health continued to gain significant popularity as societal awareness and priorities shifted towards a more holistic approach to wellbeing. This new sustainable approach to mental health and shift of priority is part of an even bigger trend which also encompasses the way that we shop, eat, sleep, and, you might have guessed it by now, the way that we gift. In our continuous commitment of fostering deeper connections through gift-giving, we wanted to take this opportunity to venture into what that means for a highly commercialized holiday like Valentine’s Day.
And while traditional gifts are sweet, they can be fleeting (not to mention, highly expected). This year, consider giving a gift that goes beyond the surface. Mental health is an essential aspect of our overall well being, and showing your Valentine that you care about all aspects of them can be a truly thoughtful and meaningful gesture that surely won’t go unnoticed. So this Valentine’s Day, say ‘I love you’ in a way that resonates by choosing a gift that sparks joy, and promotes inner peace. Check out some of our unique ideas below, or put this into practice with the one gift you cannot put a price on: the gift of presence.
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Creating a zen environment is essential for one’s mental health and overall wellbeing. Studies have found that caring for plants and even simply gazing at them is an effective way to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
In case you were looking to really spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got just the thing for you. Medically proven to aid naturally deeper sleep cycles, weighted blankets stimulate the production of serotonin , reduces cortisol, and increases melatonin, which helps you fall (and stay) asleep.
Everybody needs a little positivity. On days when positive self talk seems unachievable, these handy cards promise to do the trick.
Cooking and baking are hobbies that are often seen as therapeutic. Help them break free of mundane cooking routines by unleashing their inner chef potential with this lovely ravioli-making kit.
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Encourage your partner on their gratitude journey through journaling. Write the first prompt to remind them of how special they are to you, and allow it to become an example for the continuance of this practice.
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Taking a moment each day to enjoy one’s meal or cup of tea without any distraction is highly underrated. This beautiful box of mixed teas can be gifted as a reminder for them to unwind by enjoying something as simple as a cup of tea.
Here’s another gift that promises to turn a mundane act into an intentional ritual. The idea behind these bracelet wraps is just that: to set an intention as they are wrapped which allows them to become non-intrusive, daily reminders of the wearer’s desires.
And speaking of rituals… That can also be translated into the act of showering. Invite your valentine to show gratitude to their body and all the amazing things that it does with these luxuriously aromatic shower steamers.
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