Even though my children are adults and have their own lives, I still like to give them presents. The other week I shared a Gift Guide for Your Adult Son that featured lots of products available from Etsy. Today I’d like to share a Comforting Gift Guide for Your Adult Daughter.
Usually my daughter is pretty easy to buy for. She tells me, “I’ve been thinking about getting an Instant Pot,” for example, and depending on the cost I’ll either buy it or contribute to the purchase. The thing is, she rarely asks for something just for herself. I remember doing the same thing when I was a young wife and mother and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that you do it, too.
The other thing I remember as a young mother was the difficulty finding time for self care. Time to read, time to pluck my eyebrows, time to soak in the tub. So I thought I’d put together a list of items dedicated to helping my daughter find little moments of comfort in between caring for her family.
None of these gifts are particularly expensive although they can be, depending on your selection. They are soothing in one form or another and will help your daughter find a little calm in an otherwise hectic day.
While she might not have time for a long soak in the tub, what young mother wouldn’t love to be able to shower without interruption? Is there anything as luxurious as slipping your clean body into a soft robe? How about applying your favorite body lotion to freshly shaved legs?
From left to right, top to bottom:
- Fluffy, snuggly robes
- The Body Shop Ultimate Collection
- Soft slippers to keep her feet warm.
- An epilator increases the time between shaves
- Shower bombs surround her with the smell of flowers instead of diapers.
- Pedicure set helps keep her feet smooth.
I was a single mother for many years before I met Rick. I remember spending a lot of time in my car.
Dropping the kids off at daycare, going to work, driving to after school activities and running errands.
I logged a ton of miles and my car became my private place.
- An LED lamp for reading, writing or working on projects.
- A pretty mug for coffee made just the way she likes it.
- An organizer to hold everything she needs while on the road.
Time for Running Errands
A trip to the grocery store becomes a treat when you can go alone. Even if there’s an infant seat in the shopping cart, there’s no reason she can’t look stylish while she does what she has to do.
- Touch Screen gloves allow her to text without removing them.
- A pretty infinity scarf will liven up her casual clothes.
- The right wallet makes life so much easier when checking out of the store.
I always appreciated the opportunity to read before going to bed. If your daughter has a Kindle (or a tablet with a Kindle app) consider giving a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. There are new authors and genres to discover and with over a million titles available for the program she will always have something to read. If she prefers to flip through magazines, Amazon acts as a subscription service for thousands of titles.
My daughter usually crafts at night after the boys are in bed, she has a dedicated craft area to work in. My mother did the same thing, only she worked at the kitchen table. She used a box to store her supplies in, but an organizer like the one shown above would have been welcome.
There are so many appealing things available to help add to your daughter’s comfort level. Between the internet and your local stores, you should be able to find something that will suit her taste and style. Have fun browsing and making your list!