Coming up with thoughtful gifts for someone with depression can be challenging, especially around Christmas time. In this Ultimate Gift Guide for People with Depression you'll find the most thoughtful and awesome gift ideas for people with depression and other mental illnesses. You might even find some must-have gift ideas that you want to put on your own Christmas list!
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The Most Thoughtful gifts for Someone with depression That they will treasure
1. Adult Coloring Book & colored Pencils
A depressed person often can't get the negative thoughts that run like a tape on replay in their mind to stop. By focusing only on coloring and what color to use next, it allows the mind to escape for a little while.
Amazon has a ton of awesome choices in adult coloring books for great prices.
2. A Luxurious & Snuggly robe
3. Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
A gift for someone with depression that actually helps them cope with it is an awesome gesture.
4. Comfy earbuds & List of Uplifting Podcasts
I love my earbuds because the size of the piece that fits into my ear is customizable and the piece that fits in my outer ear keeps it in place. Prices vary greatly, but I am not very picky based on the sound quality.
Podcasts are great to listen to either on the go on in your comfy spot at home. Read my post about Awesome Podcasts for Mental Health. Here is a list of uplifting podcasts. I even created a cute printable for you to give along with the earbuds. Want the printable podcast list? Just click here.
Over the years my doctors have recommended several different workbooks for depression. This workbook is the first one I would actually do. I haven't bought it yet, but the sample pages show the creativity and uniqueness that make me want to buy it.
This is not just a thoughtful gift for someone with depression or any other mental illness, it is a very useful one.
6. A Teddy Bear
Build-A-Bear is not just for kids, you know! Having a stuffed animal, like this Happy Hugs Teddy Bear to snuggle with can be a real comfort when you are feeling depressed. When you purchase from Build-A-Bear, you can choose, "Stuffed and ready to play," or "Unstuffed-I'll stuff it in the store."
Part of what makes a great gift is to receive something you would not normally splurge on. This L'Occitane Hand Cream has been one of my favorites for many years. I actually use it as a foot cream as well, (I prefer it to their actual foot cream.)
I have had my SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Light for over 10 years and I can vouch that this really makes a difference for me with my mood. I don't just use it in the Winter. I also use it when we have several days of rain or overcast weather.
11. DoDow Sleep Aid
I have had a sleep disorder most of my adult life. DoDow is a new concept to help you fall asleep. It is a metronome with a light system that trains you to fall asleep naturally. I love the idea of not having to take a medication to help me fall asleep.
Finding the perfect gift for either a friend or a loved one with depression should no longer be a challenge for you. Whether it is a Christmas, Birthday, or Just Because occasion, use this gift guide and you will surely find the perfect gifts for someone with depression that they will most definitely treasure.