Looking for the perfect gift? You’ve come to the right place. Gifts from the heart are always special, but if a gift can also help a loved one with their recovery journey, then it’s even better! At Dignity Hall, we’re here to help give you ideas for the best sobriety gifts for him or her.
A gratitude journal is great for just about anyone. It gives the receiver of the journal the opportunity to start or end each day with reflection and a sense of purpose. Identifying what is more important to your loved one each day will make it easier for them to carry on with their sobriety. It is a great reference point to go back to, especially on those tough days when they need a boost.
Gifts That Remind Them of Happy, Sober Times
Whether it is a baseball from that great game you two attended (sober) or an ice cream ornament to remind them of that one summer, gifts that bring your loved ones back to their best times can be great. If you’re the crafty type, get together pictures from good times and print them out along with any of their favorite song lyrics, quotes, etc.
An Inspirational Book
If your loved one is a reader and enjoys a good book, then there are plenty of wonderful options you’ll be able to choose from. You can make it recovery-related or simply inspirational in general. When they need a pick-me-up or are having a hard time with a situation, they’ll be able to open up the book and hopefully seek the advice they are looking for–and be reminded of the person that gifted it to them.
Personalized Sobriety Keychain
Accomplishments should be celebrated, and what better time than the holidays? Engrave their favorite inspirational quote on it along with a date that is related to their sobriety. Every time they see it on their keychain, they’ll be reminded of how far they’ve come and where they want to go in the future.
Jewelry with Meaning
Rings, bracelets, watches, or necklaces meaningful can be a wonderful daily reminder of inspiration and encouragement. Whether there is something symbolic incorporated in it or you add personal engraving on the back, such as a quote or a sobriety anniversary, they will be reminded of the commitment they make to themselves daily to stay sober. Jewelry doesn’t have to be for significant others. It also makes great gifts for sober friends.
Recovery Coloring Book
Coloring books are a great way to relieve stress and untangle your mind. When things in life seem overwhelming, your loved one can sit down with a coloring book and take their minds off of everything around them. They make a great gift for someone in drug rehab–don’t forget the crayons or coloring pencils!
Personal Gift Vouchers
Remember those coupons for “one free foot massage” or “free hug?” You can create your own with a stack of index cards and some markers. These personal gift vouchers can be anything you think your loved one would enjoy, and you can even make them recovery-related. Things such as “redeem for my honest thoughts” or “good for a listening session.” Try not to make them one-time-only as these will be a useful tool for your loved one to express their needs when they can’t always put them into words.
Coffee or Tea Subscription
It is a great gift for non-drinkers who enjoy their coffee first thing in the morning or the tea lover who wants to wind down after a long day. A subscription service is a perfect gift. This allows them to try out new flavors and see what they like the best. Maybe if you’re lucky, they’ll share their favorites with you.
A Meaningful Handwritten Note
Heartfelt words of encouragement and appreciation are sure to be a hit this holiday. Everybody has good days and bad, but those in recovery might need a little extra love. Here are some examples of what to include:
- How much you’ve seen them grow
- How proud you are of them
- Your favorite memory with them
- Well wishes for what is to come
- What you appreciate about them
- Funny anecdotes
This is truly a gift they will be able to cherish forever.
Gifts for Loved Ones in Dignity Hall Sober Living
These are just some examples of gifts you can get your friends, family, and loved ones living on their own or in Dignity Hall’s sober living program. To find out more about our sober living program, call us at 855.380.7560.