Are you looking for gift ideas to give someone in recovery? With 2020 being such an unprecedented year, it has caused a drastic lifestyle change for a lot of us all around the world.
As a result, what might have been a great gift idea in previous years may not be something useful or practical with the current work-life setup we now have. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up gift recommendations that you could get for your loved ones who are in recovery.
1. Ebook subscription
Giving someone a great book they can enjoy is always a top-notch gift idea but a lot of times, this can be a hit or miss. The person might not really like the book you gave or maybe they have read it already. To avoid the dilemma of choosing the right kind of book to give, why not give them an ebook unlimited subscription? This way, they can choose and enjoy as many books as they want to read. Many ebook providers like Kindle and Kobo offer gift-giving options where you can either choose to buy a subscription package or a gift card they can redeem to get a subscription.
2. Virtual yoga or fitness lessons
Doing self care such as physical activities can be very helpful for people in recovery. They need exercise to rebuild their physical fitness after substance abuse. However, the pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions can make it difficult for them to go to gyms or group classes. A good solution to this problem is to gift them a virtual fitness class like yoga, dance, or personal training. Many fitness instructors now offer remote classes online at reasonable prices.
3. Virtual skill-building classes
You can also enroll your loved one in virtual skill-building classes that suit their interests. There are many different types of virtual classes available online including virtual cooking classes, makeup master classes, writing, graphic design, web design, and many more.
4. Bluetooth earphones
With the pandemic forcing most people to work and do their activities at home, the need for good quality tech devices is more important than ever. One tech device that can be really helpful is a great pair of Bluetooth earphones. This is a practical gift because many people in recovery attend virtual support group meetings and it is very important for them to always stay connected with their loved ones.
Eating healthy is another important factor in recovery. By giving a person in recovery nice cookware, you can inspire them to cook more and eat healthier food. If you have the budget, you can add in groceries, which is next on our list.
Cash is not an ideal gift for someone in recovery as they could potentially use it to buy alcohol or drugs. However, if you know that your loved ones need some help with their expenses, consider giving them some healthy groceries.
This is also very convenient so they won’t need to go out of the house to buy their essentials. You can put the groceries in a nice basket with a Christmas ribbon for a festive touch. Take note that you should avoid giving grocery gift cards as they could potentially use this to buy alcohol.
Many people usually have clothes for work, for going out, and sleepwear, but not a lot of people have comfortable clothes they can wear at home during the day time. Therefore, buying them loungewear is a very practical gift idea but it will be very much appreciated. With more time people are spending at home, there is a growing need to have clothes that they can easily move in and feel at ease in.
8. Essential oils
For people in recovery, self-care is very important. A gift idea that can help them in relaxation and to relieve their stress is a set of essential oils. Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, in baths, or they can also be added to personal care products.
9. Robot vacuum
If you’re looking for a gift that is on the higher end of the price spectrum, getting your loved one a robot vacuum is another excellent and convenient gift idea. You are not just giving them a gift, but a tool to help make their lives easier so they can focus on their recovery.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, help is available.
Contact Lighthouse Treatment Center today.