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Gifts of Healing: Thoughtful Ideas for Self-Care During December for the Newly Split


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The holiday season can be a challenging time, especially for those navigating through a split or significant life changes.


It's essential to prioritise self-care and nurture oneself emotionally and mentally during this period.


If you're looking for thoughtful gifts or activities to support someone going through a split this December or you want to treat yourself and practice self-care,

here are some curated ideas designed to promote healing and well-being:


1. Mindfulness and Relaxation Gifts:

  • Guided Meditation Apps Subscription: Consider providing access to meditation apps like Headspace or Calm, offering guided sessions for relaxation and stress relief.

  • Aromatherapy Diffuser with Essential Oils: Create a calming atmosphere at home with an aromatherapy diffuser and soothing scents like lavender or chamomile.

2. Physical Wellness Support:

  • Yoga Classes or Membership: Encourage physical activity and mental well-being by gifting a subscription to online yoga classes or a local yoga studio membership.

  • Fitness Tracker or Smartwatch: Help them stay active with a wearable device that tracks steps, heart rate, and offers reminders for movement.

3. Journaling and Emotional Healing:

  • Gratitude Journal: Foster a positive mindset with a beautiful journal dedicated to recording daily gratitude and affirmations.

  • Self-Reflection Prompt Cards: Provide cards with prompts for self-reflection and personal growth.

4. Comfort and Relaxation Essentials:

  • Cozy Blanket and Herbal Tea Set: Create a comforting ritual with a soft blanket and a collection of soothing herbal teas for relaxation.

  • Bath and Body Care Kit: Curate a selection of luxurious bath salts, body oils, and skincare products for a pampering self-care routine.

5. Therapeutic Activities:

  • Art Supplies: Encourage artistic expression and therapeutic creation with a painting set, adult colouring books, or sketch pads.

  • Therapy or Counselling Sessions: Consider offering vouchers or assistance for professional therapy sessions to support emotional healing.

6. Practical Assistance and Comfort:

  • Meal Subscription Services: Ease the burden of cooking by gifting a subscription to meal delivery services.

  • Book Club Membership: Encourage distraction and engagement by providing a membership to a book club for intellectual stimulation.

7. Social Support and Connection:

  • Gift Cards for Social Activities: Foster socialising by providing gift cards for coffee shops, movie theatres, or local attractions.

  • Virtual Event Subscriptions: Offer subscriptions to virtual events or workshops to promote a sense of community and connection.

8. Personal Growth and Learning:

  • Online Courses or Workshops: Support their personal development by enrolling them in courses related to hobbies, skills, or personal growth.

These gifts and activities aim to nurture emotional, mental, and physical well-being while providing comfort and support during a challenging period.


Customise the selections based on their (your) preferences to ensure a thoughtful and meaningful gift that helps them (you) through this time of transition. Remember, the most important aspect is to show care and support for their (your) well-being during this season of healing and renewal.


A Heartfelt Wish for a Happy and Healthy Festive Season


As we approach the holiday season, let's remember the importance of self-care and compassion, especially for those navigating through challenging times. Each thoughtful, kind gesture and act of support can make a significant difference in someone's healing journey.


To all those experiencing transitions and changes this December, my sincerest wish for you is a season filled with warmth, understanding, and healing. May these gifts of self-care serve as gentle reminders of your strength and resilience. May you find moments of peace and joy amidst the whirlwind of emotions. And may the new year bring renewed hope and opportunities for growth.

From my heart to yours, here's to a happy and healthy festive season, surrounded by love, support, and the promise of brighter days ahead. Wishing you peace and comfort.


If you are curious about how Holistic Family Mediation & Coaching can help support you and your family through separation and/or divorce, you may wish to consider our FAQs page for more information and/or book in a Free Discovery Call via our services page.


If you'd like personalised support on your separation and/or divorce journey, I'm here for you as your dedicated holistic life coach. Let's navigate this path together with grace and empowerment. Please complete and submit the Coaching Referral Form and pay for coaching either on a pay as you go basis for individual sessions or purchase a package of six for the price of five sessions via our services page here.


Alternatively, if you are ready to get the ball rolling with my family mediation service, please complete and submit a Self-Referral Form and book your initial separate Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM) online.


We will then get in touch with your ex-partner (unless requested to hold off any communication at this stage) to encourage them to engage in the process highlighting the benefits of family mediation - low cost, staying in control and to have a quicker resolution compared to court based proceedings.

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