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This isn’t just any Christmas. This is the Christmas you’ve been hoping and praying for since your loved one started his or her battle with addiction.
Getting sober is just the start. The next step is to build a challenging and joyful life. Only your loved one can do that, but you can give a gift that will offer support in that journey. Here are a few ideas.
A Subscription Box
Subscription boxes keep the good cheer going all year long. Ekka is the world’s first addiction recovery gift box. Each box contains five to seven “nourishing and inspiring items,” such as superfoods, supplements, yoga routines, lotions and even organic chocolate.
Other ideas include a coffee-of-the-month club like this one. Even better, try out a chocolate-of-the-month club like this one. It’s a splurge, but The Good Kitchen delivers nutrient-packed, delicious meals on a weekly basis.
Aromatherapy Sobriety Gifts
While the jury is still out on whether aromatherapy delivers any actual health boosts, the essential oils are definitely mood enhancers for some. This Organic Infusions starter kit ($78) comes with eight essential oils, including lemongrass, peppermint and tea tree.
There are so many options for working out these days besides the old model of paying for a full-fledged gym membership.
Consider giving a gift card for 10 classes at your local Pilates, yoga or CrossFit studio. Or try something new like Orangetheory Fitness, which offers hour-long interval-based classes designed to raise your metabolism all day.
A Message Shirt
If your loved one has a sense of humor about his or her sobriety, check out the shirts at Serenity Happens, an online gift shop specializing in gifts for those in recovery.
Some of the t-shirts leave a bit of a mystery, like “It works. It really does!” and “What step are you on?” Others go for the joke, like “Sober Not Dead” and “My bad. I thought you said STREAKER MEETING.”
Supplies for a New Hobby
Hobbies don’t just kill time; they boost our physical and mental well-being, which is critical in recovery.
The options are endless: Art supplies, a guitar, grow lights and plant seeds, a cookbook and a gift card to buy the ingredients, a Kindle or other reading device, knitting supplies, or even a birding guide and pair of binoculars.
Cozy socks, a nice pen, hand lotion, chocolates, a scarf, journal, scented candle, picture frame, mug, local honey, an interesting key chain and organic tea are all small, but special gifts that will be appreciated.
Hope at The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes in a comprehensive approach to recovery. Breaking free from addiction is not just about giving something up. It’s about building hope for a new and vastly better life. Fill out our form or call today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.