No one has time to spare these days, especially not parents, but when we don’t make time for ourselves there can be drastic consequences to our physical and mental health as well as the health of those around us (spouse, kids, coworkers, etc.). Because of this, I’ve compiled a list of 30 self-care gifts for parents who have no time to spare that can be used in an hour or less.

But wait, there’s more! You’re probably thinking these gifts are all fine and well, but what if I can’t spare an hour? I’m here to tell you YOU DO HAVE AN HOUR and you need to take that time for yourself!

Therefore I’ve created a FREE fillable & printable time block worksheet with you in mind.

Light a candle (one from this list, of course) and take a few minutes to map out everything you do on a daily basis. Sometimes putting your schedule down on paper makes finding extra time easier because it becomes tangible.

1. Zen as F*ck

By Monica Sweeney

“Monica Sweeney offers the perfect gift of mindfulness with this beautiful, uplifting guided journal for when you just don’t give a f*ck.”

Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52-week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self-exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys.”

3. Affirmators!

Written by Suzi Barrett, Published by Knock Knock

“Even pessimists like a little positivity, so comedian Suzi Barrett created these inspirational-but-not-cheesy affirmation cards. Providing the fun of a horoscope with a little less woo-woo, and full of positive affirmations, this whimsical box will help you help yourself, no shamanistic consult required!”

This book is a journey of remembering where your true power lies. You’ll learn how to co-create the life you want. You’ll accept that life can flow, that attracting is fun, and that you don’t have to work so hard to get what you want. Most important, you’ll feel good. And when you feel good, you’ll give off a presence of joy that elevates everyone around you.”

“A Deck of 64 Affirmation Cards to Help You Find Your Inner Strength…Each vibrant card contains a powerful affirmation on one side and a visualization on the other to enlighten, inspire, and bring joy to your life.”

6. Gentleman’s Soak Bath Salt

From Better Bath Better Body

“Bath Soak For Men: Gentleman’s Soak Bath Salt Blend Is Designed For Husbands, Dads, Boyfriends With A Manly Scent They’ll Love, Makes A Great Gift For Guys!”

Yinuo Mirror Scented Soy Candles are 4.4oz of pure relaxation! This gift pack contains rose, lavender, lemon, and Mediterranean fig (I’m here for the fig!) With 75 hours of burn time, these candles will last a good while for any busy parent!

Seriously, who doesn’t love bath bombs? You know how people say, “sleep when the baby sleeps?” F that…I mean, take a nap if you’re tired, but you could take a relaxing bath while your soul-suckers are asleep!

“Our all-natural Himalayan pink salt body and face scrub, with lychee fruit and sweet almond oil, provides the ultimate oil and impurities cleanse for your skin.”

I know, I know, more candles. YES! More candles! You can never have too many candles! Light these bad girls up and breath in deep instead of taking your stress out on your family (we all do it so don’t front).

Y’all, look at her ^^^^^
She’s doing relaxation right. Just buy the gift basket for yourself or another parent in need of a break, and be like this lady. I want to be like this lady (clicks on Buy Now).

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never used a memory foam sleep mask but I’m here for it hunny! According to MZOO, the mask supports comfortable travel, yoga, meditation, and napping by effectively blocking lights and allowing your eyes to blink freely.

13. Classic Tea Variety Box

From Taylors of Harrogate

“From black and green teas to Earl Grey and fusion teas, there’s something in the line-up for every tea fan to savor. Each variety can be enjoyed as a standalone beverage, but many pair up nicely with biscuits and other sweets.”

14. White Noise Machine

From Big Red Rooster

This portable white noise machine can be plugged in or battery operated and features 6 sleep sounds: rain, brook, ocean, thunder, white noise, and summer night (I like the sound of that). 

I need this. My almost-8-month-old still wakes up 1-2 times every night and my eyes tell that tale. This eye pillow is weighted with flax seeds, scented with whole lavender buds, and can be MICROWAVED for extra comfort. I’m just saying, that sounds glorious.

Now that you’ve gotten your self-care gifts…

Don’t forget to make time to indulge by using my FREE Time Blocking Workbook!