Why Buying Yourself A Luxury Hamper Is Great For Self Care

Technically speaking, when you buy something for yourself, would it be accurate to call it a “gift”? We get things for ourselves all the time, be it essentials, toiletries, clothes, accessories, entertainment and more. But when you consciously tell yourself that this is a gift to yourself, it’s rarely done without feeling a pang of guilt! 

That is because all our lives we have been trained to believe that giving to others is preferable to being “selfish” or “self indulgent.” As a result, we also neglect to take care of ourselves consciously, ensure our own health and wellness, and preserve our mental and physical well-being. 

But following the Covid 19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way people view their own health. There is much more awareness of the importance of preventive measures, early flagging of symptoms, getting the right diagnosis and exploring all possible ways to combat disease. This finally boils down to taking personal responsibility for our own health – in other words, to practice self care. 

Why Buying Yourself A Luxury Hamper Is Great For Self Care

The Self Care Movement

Though the modern concept of self care is of relatively recent origin, the idea has always existed in one form or the other. Taking care of oneself, mentally, emotionally and physically are systems that form the basis of traditional disciplines such as yoga and Tai Chi, or practices such as meditation, mindfulness and more. 

However, today, self care has become a universal social view, with deeper and broader implications for long term wellness. It is concerned with developing a holistic approach to one’s own mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and social health by promoting certain behaviors and attitudes. 

Your lifestyle, dietary choices, exercise routine, sleep, hygiene, and social connectedness merge into a seamless whole where the focus is on yourself before others. This is not to be seen as being selfish, because it is a cardinal rule in human endeavors that unless you take care of yourself, you will not be in a fit position to render any help to others. In fact, you could become a center for toxic behaviors, ideas and lifestyle choices that could harm those closest to you. 

Self care also means that you learn and maintain skills such as problem solving, best utilization of available resources, decision making, planning and learning how to adapt to changing circumstances. 

Practicing Self Care

Today, there are several tried and tested methods to learn how to take care of yourself. You could join a self care class in your local neighborhood, take online sessions, consult your doctor or therapist, or work with a lifestyle coach. You will need help from external resources if you face conditions such as low self esteem, high stress, anxiety or depression. 

But the best way is to take steps early on to prevent more serious situations such as these. 

Develop more self-awareness, listen to your body and analyze your emotions. It is important to get the right amount of sleep consistently. Nutrition is equally crucial, and it has to be dynamic according to your age and health status. Staying hydrated helps to prevent dehydration and fatigue. The right amount of exercise will keep your body flexible and fit. Emotionally, be kinder to yourself, learn to say no when it’s necessary. Organize your home and office, and declutter your living spaces. Pet therapy is a wonderful way to connect with a non-judgemental furry friend. Last but not least, create a schedule for self-care times and ensure that it’s non-negotiable. 

Luxury Hampers Are Great Self Care Gifts To Yourself

What better way to show that you truly embrace the concept of self care than a luxury hamper? This holds true, whether you’re planning to get one for a loved one, or for yourself. It is a gift that goes on giving, and besides the fun and thrill of unpacking the cornucopia of items, a self care hamper is one of the most meaningful and thoughtful gifts that anyone can give or receive. 

When you plan to buy yourself a luxury self care hamper, there are several ways to go about it. The first step is to analyze exactly what you’d like in it. Some of us want deluxe bed and bath products from a particular brand. Or you may want a selection of healthy snacks, vegan cookbooks, ready to eat or luxury treats from around the world. Others may want a cache of self-help literature, music for meditation, gratitude journals, or art supplies. 

You can create your hamper based on a theme such as aromatherapy, skin and hair care, relaxing herbal teas, hobbies, a home spa, or rest and digest hampers. 

Luxury self care hampers can contain special skin care tools such as the jade roller and Gua Sha tool that will work wonders on tired skin. You can add fragrance free, top of the range natural cosmetics and skin care products that will help you to look and feel your best. 

Aromatherapy is a great theme for your hamper. It can contain a selection of essential oils such as lavender, ylang ylang, bergamot or camomile. Add a few diffusers, scented candles and soft towels and you have the recipe for a perfectly relaxed self care session. 

A physical fitness plus emotional health hamper is the right choice for you when you feel that you’re getting stressed with your daily routine. Put together a selection of relaxing music, readings or poetry, meditation mats, fidget toys, and bath salts that will help you to unwind after a hectic day. For emotional wellness, add a mindfulness or gratitude journal kit, a selection of philosophical readings, inspirational quotes and ideas that will help you to grow and spread your emotional wings. 

Sleep hampers are another great theme that you can work on. Fill the hamper with silk pillowcases, calming music, sleep masks, ear plugs, a light yet warm blanket and more. 

While there’s no limit to the ideas and themes you can think of, it’s important to consider the packaging as well. Just because you’re buying it for yourself, there’s no need to take everything home in a carton. Make sure that your luxury hamper is packed and presented just as it would have been if it were for someone else. 

Get a pretty wicker hamper or design a cardboard box covered with floral paper, add a charming satin bow. Light a few candles, turn on your favorite music and give yourself the luxury hamper of your dreams!