As Christmas approaches many of us are running around trying to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. Sometimes the hardest gifts to give are those you would give to a loved one who is in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Clearly a bottle of wine would be out of the questions, so what do you get the person in your life that is now clean and sober? Here are a few options that might help you out.
Recovery Gift Ideas
Christmas Tree Ornament
There is so much you can do with this one. You can head on over to Michaels craft store and pick up a few essentials. This ornament will be special because you will have put your love and time into it. You can use words like hope, faith, joy, etc… to express how you feel about your loved one and their recovery.
There are some stores in your area that may already have these items, but if you can’t seem to find a recovery related store near you, try making your very own piece of jewelry that celebrates your loved ones recovery.
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Coffee Mug & Coffee
Get a coffee mug that fits your loved ones personality or maybe a coffee mug with an inspirational saying on it. Then make sure you add either their favorite coffee or a new fancy coffee they have yet to try. You can even add in gift card to a local DD or Starbucks if you want.
You can easily go to your local bookstore and find tons of mediation books and recovery related material that maybe your loved one hasn’t had the chance to get. Meditation books are an excellent gift for anyone who is new or old in recovery.
Adult Coloring Books
Adult coloring books are all the rage this year and also known to help with calming and meditation practices for those in recovery. If you are looking for a unique gift this season, then an adult coloring book might be the perfect gift this year.
Trial Yoga or Gym Membership
Yoga and other forms of exercise have proven to help the recovery process. It is no secret that exercise helps battle depression, negative thoughts, fatigue, and extra built up anxiety. A trial gift might just be enough to help your loved one push towards an even healthier lifestyle.
Your Time & Company
The best gift you can actually give your loved one or friend in recovery is your time and your company. Being with those you love and spending quality time is a gift that keeps on giving.
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