Regardless of your distributing gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or if you’ve already finished your shopping, these gift ideas are great for dates after December 25, too, like birthdays or anniversaries.
Meaningful Motivational Gifts
In addiction recovery, daily affirmations are encouraged and provide a lot of positive reinforcement. Laurel Denise offers handmade motivational bracelets and planners. Each thoughtfully designed. Our favorite bracelets are “Just for Today” and “One Day at a Time.” Planners contain daily inspirational quotes, daily habit trackers, journaling pages, and much more. You can also place a custom order. To check out these gifts for yourself, visit Laurel Denise.
For the 12-Step Drug and Alcohol Meeting Attendees
This unique Recovery Coin Display with Serenity Prayer display plaque is solid Beechwood. It holds 18 coins, measures 12 inches wide by 7 inches tall. It includes a semi-gloss finish and a cut keyhole in the back for mounting flush with the wall. It is the perfect gift for a member of AA, NA, or any recovery organization. There is no additional charge if you would like something personalized on it, such as name and sobriety date—a great way to commemorate these accomplishments. Click the link below to order yours today: Order Here.
For the Book Lover
Recovery reading is inspiring even for those that may not have a drinking problem. If you don’t already have a book in mind, the following books can benefit anyone with any relationship with alcohol or drugs.
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola
Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed With Alcohol by Holly Whitaker
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Alcohol-Free Life by Catherine Gray
Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour and Strung Out by Erin Khar
A fun bookmark, canvas tote, message inside the book, or a handmade candle from Lights of Hope, who donates a portion of their proceeds to HOPE Shed’s Light Mission, will help give your gift a more personal touch.
Yoga is an effective way to release stress, self-reflect, improve sleep, reduce fatigue, provide mental clarity, reduce pain and provide overall healing. Purchase a gift certificate for a local yoga studio near the sober individual’s home. Yoga is a beautiful sober activity, and whatever they learn in the Yoga studio, they can also practice at home.
The Daily greatness mindset journal combines a daily journal with goal setting, weekly and quarterly check-ins, gratitude journal, prompts, and reminders to help you stay on track and appointment planner. Another great thing about this planner is it’s updated so that you can begin anytime, and if you fall out of the routine of using it, you can always pick up right where you left off. This is a great holiday gift with the new year right around the corner!
Tea or Coffee Lover
The mug is an excellent gift for anyone that enjoys their daily cup of tea, coffee, or warm water a perfect way to begin the day with a sobriety affirmation. You can also pair this gift with their favorite coffee or tea selection. Waking up Sober AF is a great way to start any day! Get a mug of your own here: Sober AF Mug
Sneakers for Accountability
Whether it’s running, kickboxing, or weight training, exercises of any kind gives the brain a big rush of dopamine. NOBULL is a company that designed its brand around no excuses. It has a diverse clientele who believe in working hard and making no excuses. Since a primary focus in recovery is about taking it one day at a time, these sneakers are an excellent reminder to stick to your program and always put your sobriety above everything else-no excuses! Take a look at what NOBULL has to offer.
Faithfully Sober carries tees, hoodies, tanks, and cool stickers. Help someone in your life celebrate their recovery out loud with this comfy gear! They have something for everyone and every season. The shop is owned by someone in recovery themselves so each item is carefully designed to crush the stigmas of addiction and strike up a conversation. Check out their apparel here: Faithfully Sober.
Self-care Gift Basket
If there’s one thing you learn in recovery, it’s self-care. Selfcare is often something that has been neglected during active addiction. An essential part of staying sober is putting yourself and your sobriety first. Create a gift basket filled with self-care items such as the Sober AF Rockbottom and Gratitude Candle by Malicious Women Candle Co Infused with Sass, bubble bath, face masks, and a comfy new robe or set of pajamas. You could even do a combo of this gift along with one of the book gifts above to make it a relaxing night at home.
Don’t Let the Season Get You Down.
The Winter season can be a challenging time of year for individuals in recovery. Resources are available. If you, a friend, or someone you know is experiencing difficulties surrounding alcoholism, addiction, or mental illness, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for help. Avatar Residential Detox Center offers several addiction treatment programs. Contact our 24-hour helpline at +1 (973)-774-7222 and talk with one of our substance use disorder specialists to learn more about detox and our addiction treatments, mental health options, residential rehab facilities, alcohol addiction center New Jersey, and how to afford addiction treatment.