Uplifting Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Enduring Difficult Days
Meaningful gift giving has always been important to me. I love finding the perfect experience or item to give to someone special in my life. With the holidays approaching, I put together a gift guide full of ideas for loved ones in your life who are enduring challenging circumstances. You might even find a few ideas for yourself.
I hope these ideas provide you with inspiration not just this holiday season, but all throughout the year to spread generosity and cheer to those who need it.
All of the gift ideas are items that I either use, have gifted, or have on a wish list for myself. A few links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you.
Writing can help us heal. Journals can be used as a tool to connect to biblical truth and find the good amidst difficult days.
Write the Word Journal, Cultivate What Matters
Simply Grateful Journal, Target
52 Lists for Happiness, Moorea Seal
Yearly Prayer Journal, Val Marie Paper
Flowers + Plants
Flowers not only impact our wellbeing by helping reduce stress and bring about peace of mind, they also offer a glimpse of beauty when it may be hard to find. A bouquet of flowers is sure to brighten anyones day.
In the past year, plants have served as a visual reminder to myself that it’s okay to grow slow. Tended to little by little, plants will thrive, and it’s a great reminder that we can too no matter how chaotic life feels around us.
Here are a few ways to share flowers or plants.
Local Flower Delivery, Oberer’s Flowers (Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville)
National Flower Delivery, Farm Girl Flowers
National Plant Delivery, The Sill
For the Hands-on Plant Enthusiast, Floret (gifts & gear including seeds, tools, books, calendar, stationary)
Meaningful jewelry tells a story and serves as a reminder of all a person has come through. Both companies offer products that inspire and uplift.
Valley Necklace, Dear Heart Designs
Bracelets + Necklaces + Rings, Mantra Bands
Each of these books offer encouragement and practical advice.
Breathe Again by Niki Hardy
The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman
100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
In Want + Plenty by Meredith McDaniel
Setting goals and thinking about the future in the midst of a difficult season can be challenging. PowerSheets aren’t like most goal-setting tools.
Receiving my first set of PowerSheets right before the start of a difficult season, this tool helped me make the most out of that season. It kept me from setting unrealistic goals while remaining focused on what mattered most. Most importantly, PowerSheets allowed me to make progress little by little – a strategy that carried me through difficult days.
PowerSheets, Cultivate What Matters
Art + Encouragement
Sometimes we need a visual reminder of truth. These artists create beautiful and inspirational pieces of art.
Hand Lettered Prints, GraceLaced
Poetry, Morgan Harper Nichols
Encouraging Home Decor, Jenessa Wait
Odds & Ends
Worship Trumps Worry Verse Cards, Well Watered Women
If you have any other gift ideas, leave them in the comments! I’m always looking for new ways to encourage others.