2022 Mental Health Gift Giving Guide

Children, Keri Sawyer, Teens & Adolescents

The holidays are a time when we come together to celebrate with our friends and family. For many people, this is also a time when they struggle with their mental health.

If you know someone who is struggling this holiday season, or if you want to do something to help support mental health awareness, then look no further!

In this blog post, our Bloom Child Therapists put together a few mental health supporting gift ideas for the whole family! From games to books to self-care items, we’ve got you covered!

We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!

Mental Health Gift Ideas for Children Under 12

Spiky Sensory Finger Rings

Amazon Description: “Whether in search of a new fidget toy or tactile / sensory toy, our spiky sensory finger rings are great for sensory and tactile stimulation. Roll them up and down your fingers for a fun and unique sensation.

Fidget and sensory toys are great for children ages 3+ and adults, but especially helpful for those with attention disorders, OCD, special needs, or high anxiety levels. These toys help promote a sense of calm, help reduce stress/anxiety and can help increase focus/attention.”

Calm Stickers for Anxiety

Amazon Description: “Made of quality PEVA material, which is pressed into a distinctive gravel texture on the surface by a machine, these focus grounding tactile stickers are very comfortable to touch with your fingers, and bring you a nice experience.

Calm stickers not only have nice decorative effects, but also can help to relieve anxiety and stress through sensory touch. In addition, they are reusable and can be cleaned (front of sticker only), which can be applied for a long time with confidence.”

SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box

Amazon Description: “Durably constructed of premium injection-mold plastic, 36 rare earth magnets, and a tear-proof, matte or high-gloss surface. Each magnetic puzzle features 4 unique, artistic patterns of vibrant, mesmerizing artwork, for an ever-changing array of beauty at your fingertips.

Our fidget magnet cubes make great sensory stimulation puzzle gifts and STEAM & STEM toy gifts for all ages. With every satisfying click, our shape shifting puzzle box ’s calming, therapeutic effect soothes away stress & nerves.”

Happy Confident Me Journal

Amazon Description: “Daily journal for kids aged 6-12 to promote increased happiness, self-confidence, optimism, pride, resilience and gratitude.

Developed by Psychotherapist Annabel Rosenhead and Parenting Expert and best-selling Author Nadim Saad, this beautifully illustrated, full colour journal offers children different inspiring quotes and questions every day. It opens up 7 to 12 years olds’ abilities to better understand themselves, reflect on the positives each day and find it easier to discuss their feelings and identify their emotions.”

Empowering Cards for Kids

Amazon Description: “These empowerment cards for kids were developed by a team with over 25 years of experience in psychology & mindfulness. Kids will learn about mindfulness, meditation, positive affirmations & much more! 

Makes for a great stress relief & self care gift for kids. Play as a game with your kid, or let them go through the cards on their own. The activities in the cards will educate kids about feelings, kindness, coping strategies & more.”

Mental Health Gift Ideas for Teens

31 Day Mindfulness Challenge Cards

Amazon Description: “A daily dose of mindfulness is said to enhance creativity, productivity, peace of mind and reduce stress. Developing a mindful lifestyle takes practise, time and patience. Old habits must be softened and replaced with new ways of thinking.

Most exercises can be performed anywhere and at any time, often without other people knowing about it. If you practise these mindfulness tasks every day, you’ll hopefully go a little more mindful through life. We wish you much luck & joy!”

Syntus Himalayan Salt Lamp

Amazon Description: “Extract high purity of crystal salts from Himalayan mountain, elaborately hand craft for stylish decoration. Serves as a natural anion generator, releasing negative ions to absorb dust and purify the air.

The unique lighting ambience contributes to ease your mind and relieve stress.”

Pinch Me Therapy Dough

Amazon Description: “Enhance your mood and relieve your stress with Pinch Me Therapy Dough, a squishable putty that channels relief through the senses with its aromatic scent, soft texture, and calm color.

Massage this pliant putty between your fingers and feel the stress fade away. With its malleable texture and naturally soothing scent, this dough is superior to any fidget toy or slime.”

Mental Health Gift Ideas for Parents

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Amazon Description: “SWCANDY bath bombs are the best gifts for your loved ones. Beautifully packaged for you to send as a gift. 

The set includes 8 flavors: Lavender, Rosemary, Mint & Eucalyptus, Lemon & Mint, Coconut & Mint, Mint & Lavender, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood.”

Cold Massage Roller Ball

Amazon Description: “Reduce inflammation, soothe sore muscles and alleviate pain faster.

The stainless steel roller stays ice cold for an extended period of time and features a non-freezing alcohol based liquid, making it totally convenient and portable!”

Mindful Moment Intention Candles

Uncommon Goods Description: “When life gets busy, finding a few moments of calm feels almost impossible. All the more reason, then, to create a mindfulness ritual.

Inside, you’ll find 10 beeswax candles in six different colors, each corresponding to a different intention. The candle will burn for about 20 minutes, naturally creating a set time for you to journal, meditate, or just relax.”