New Year, New You! If that’s your slogan, this blog post is for you. Catch hold of some amazing New Year gift ideas to kickstart 2024 with a bang!
New Year’s is all about loving others, thinking of others, and sharing with others.
Weren’t you taught this from a very young age? Well, it’s sad to acknowledge that most of us weren’t taught the importance of self-love. But, if you have to love others, you should first love yourself.
So, after you’re done buying New Year presents for others, think about what you can gift yourself.
When buying things for yourself, go for things that add value to your career and life.
And, if you’re confused about your New Year Gift, here is a blog on 15 New Year gift ideas. Every gift idea mentioned in this list is sure to enrich your personality and help you become a better human being.
15 Thoughtful New Year Gift Ideas You Can Present Yourself for a Better You
Congratulations! You’ve lived another year. Whatever good or bad came your way, you decided to not succumb to failure, to never give up and you conquered it.
Don’t you think you deserve a gift?
In this blog, I have combined 15 New Year gift ideas that you can gift yourself.
Is this blog for you?
Well, it’s for all those who want to take charge of their lives and become a better version of themselves by the end of 2024.
So, if you are ready to explore this list of interesting New Year gift ideas, let’s first understand why should you invest in a New Year present at all.
Why Should You Buy Yourself a Gift this New Year?
‘Tis the season of giving gifts! This year has flown by at the bat of an eyelid. You can already feel the hustle-bustle of early shoppers looking for the perfect gift for their loved ones. Think of the joy your dear one will get after receiving a thoughtful gift from you.
But who said that this time of the year is just for gifting your loved ones? Why can’t you buy something for yourself?
Investing in yourself is the best form of investment. So, consider the occasion of Christmas and New Year and invest in things that’ll accelerate your holistic growth.
With the advent of the Instagram “Self-love trend”, more and more people have indulged in a lot of self-love practices. This is not selfish. There is nothing wrong with it. Instead, it’s a way of growing, testing your potential, and achieving your dreams.
Here’s why you should buy gifts for yourself:
1. You buy better gifts
When it comes to gifts, you always buy better gifts for yourself than what others buy for you. You know what you need, what you like, why you like a specific product, and how it can help you. So, you know exactly what to buy.
2. Buying gifts releases stress
The holiday stress is as real as the holiday cheer. Whether it’s hosting a holiday party, planning a Christmas celebration for your family or just catching up on pending work during the holidays, it can be a bit too stressful to manage this chaos. Amidst all these busy times, taking time for yourself to buy something valuable is also a healthy and happy way to reconnect with yourself during the holidays.
3. Best form of self-pampering
Don’t forget that buying gifts for yourself is self-pampering. Think of buying a beauty product that you have been eyeing for a long time. Think of the kind of pleasure it can give you after using the product.
As you gear up to gift yourself something you’ve been eyeing for a long time, make sure you shop mindfully and smartly.
I started this self-gifting tradition last year. For 2023 I gifted myself this beautiful yearly planner that was an absolutely needed business investment for me. It worked how I wanted. Using my yearly planner kept track of my goals and definitely got me closer to the goals I had in mind.
Thus, continuing the self-gifting tradition, even this year I invested in a yearly planner for 2024, which arrived quite early. It is from a small business on Instagram called The Art Loom.
Not to mention, this has been the perfect New Year Gift I have given myself in years.
Now, let’s move on to my list of 15 thoughtful New Year Gift Ideas to choose a special something for yourself.
List of 15 Thoughtful New Year Gift Ideas For A Better You
Now that you know the importance of buying gifts for yourself, it’s time to take a look at some of the best New Year gift ideas you can indulge in this year. Trust me, all of these gift ideas are sure to have an impact on you and improve you holistically.
If you want to improve your habits and become a better version of yourself by the end of 2024, these are the things you can invest in:
1. A Personalised Journal
Buying a personalized journal can be the best gift for yourself. It has pages that allow you to track your goals, your vision, and your tasks. If you’re sucking at productivity, a personalized journal can be apt for you. Just as I got one for myself. For more enhanced results, you can also create a DIY journal according to your needs.
2. Fitness Tracker
Did you fail to keep up with your fitness goals this year?
Never mind. Having a fitness tracker will help you stay accountable for your health. Not only will it keep a record of the calories you burn daily, but it’ll also remind you to drink water at the proper time, take your meds (if any), and count the number of steps you walk.
Women, especially, should invest in a fitness tracker as it keeps track of your ovulation, menstruation, and fertilization.
3. Mindfulness App Subscription
A vital part of healthy living is being mindful. Unfortunately, due to your busy schedule, you fail to be present at the moment. Sounds confusing, right? Let me explain.
Most of you have a habit of eating your meals while watching TV. This divides your brain into two activities – eating and watching. As a result, you do none of the two mindfully. You don’t know what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, and how you’re eating. At the same time, you are not fully attentive to what you’re watching.
Hence, this New Year, gift yourself a subscription to your favorite mindfulness app to reach your goals successfully.
4. A Gym Subscription
Just like purchasing a fitness tracker, you can also invest in a gym subscription to stay fit and healthy.
The sedentary lifestyle most people are leading today is sure to fall heavy on their health.
Today, one of the leading health issues is obesity which is caused by a lack of activity and poor eating habits.
Instead of sitting like a couch potato at home, wake up early and hit the gym. Remember, the way you start a day determines the rest of the day, which inevitably impacts your whole life.
5. Valuable books (both fiction and non-fiction)
Amidst the work culture, not many people are fond of reading. People with reading habits have also stopped reading due to their high-demanding jobs and work profiles.
So, this New Year, gift yourself some valuable books that add to the quality of your life.
Sure, non-fiction develops your mindset and builds your personality. But sometimes, it’s necessary to escape from reality and get lost in the enchanting stories the book world has to offer. So, do not hesitate to grab some interesting non-fiction reads for yourself this New Year.
6. Ergonomic Office Accessories
This is something I got for myself in the second year of business and it has been a great investment so far. As a full-time freelance writer and blogger, my profession demands long hours of sitting in front of my laptop.
I have a separate blog dedicated to my best workspace essentials to help you design your home office on a budget. Ergonomic chairs and desks to relieve myself from my excruciating back pain.
7. Indoor plants
Even though I live with my family, I like to stay in my room all day. You know the classic tale of every introvert. Yep, that’s me. In my room, my only companions are my indoor plants.
This New Year, you can bring in your green babies. Befriend them, water them, nurture them, and speak to them to relax your mind.
After a tiring day, nurturing these little green babies is no less than taking care of a human kid.
8. A Spa Kit
Enough of motivation and mental strength. How about starting the New Year with some self-nourishment?
Well, gift yourself a spa kit. Think of a lazy wintry Sunday afternoon. Get hold of this spa kit. Follow the instructions given in the packaging to engage in a relaxing and soothing spa.
I gifted myself the Himalaya Facial Kit two years ago and it has been the best skincare investment to date.
While the spa essentials rejuvenate my skin, I put in my earphones to listen to my favorite music these days. You can turn on your favorite podcast or play your favorite video in the background while the spa kit does its magic.
9. Customised Shampoo
Winters bring along maximum hair issues. This makes winter haircare even more essential. Since it’s a time of extreme dry weather, your scalp doesn’t get enough nourishment.
To keep your scalp healthy, you can invest in a customized shampoo. This is not like any other shampoo you buy from the store. Here, the ingredients of the shampoo are customized according to your scalp.
Not everyone has the same type of hair and scalp. To get this customized shampoo, the experts will first ask you to undergo a hair scan. Following this, they’ll discuss with you and prepare a shampoo that targets your hair problem.
10. Digital Course Subscription
If you are waiting for a perfect day to start learning something new, know that this day will never come because you’ll keep procrastinating.
Procrastination is the killer of progression. So, without thinking much, gift yourself the subscription to a digital course that you’ve been eyeing for a long time. Either you learn now or watch others grow. (I know that was savage)
A pro tip: Try buying these digital courses at the end of the year. Almost all of them have amazing discounts on them.
11. Cooking Class or Cookbook
How about learning a new life skill that will be useful? Yes, it’s cooking. Joining a cooking class this New Year is a great way to channel your inner master chef that all of you have within you.
Also, laying hands on a beneficial cookbook with nutritious recipes is a great way to cook and eat healthily. This way, you serve a two-tier function for a good life – you learn cooking and you build better eating habits.
12. Art Supplies
Indulging in some artwork to free your mind from all the stress and tension is one of the best ways to utilize time the right way. Be it painting, drawing, sketching, or any other form of art, it’s a great way to have some stress-free me time.
Hence, you buy some art supplies like sketchbooks, brushes, paints, and pencils to put your creativity on paper. Just the experience of shopping for these art supplies is so therapeutic. I can vouch for it because I went on a shopping spree with my niece for her YouTube Channel.
From a colored pen set to a mini canvas, from a hardcover blank notebook for creative journaling to a huge variety of brush pens, we got so many things for her. The experience was truly amazing.
13. Sleep Improvement Gadget
To sleep for 7-8 hours a day and appear more energetic the next day, you can gift yourself a sleep improvement gadget. It’ll notify you when to sleep, and when to wake up.
Further, you’ll get constant notifications on your stress levels, oxygen levels, and more.
14. Fitness Apparel
Start the year with a pair of the most comfortable athleisure. If you’re an environment enthusiast, invest in brands that sell sustainable and eco-friendly products.
15. Subscription to a Motivational Podcast
Finally, to start the year in full swing and with a lot of motivation, you can subscribe to a podcast of your favorite orator.
Listen to at least one episode of the podcast every week to stay motivated. You can even note down your favorite quotes or lines from the podcast to keep you on track with your goals. My favorite podcast is called Manifestation Babe by Kathrin Zenkina.
You can spend time listening to yours in this new year.
Like others, you deserve to start the New Year with a lot of positivity and good vibes. So, while you list all the people who deserve your love and care in the form of these gifts, know that you deserve it too.
I hope this list of New Year gift ideas helped you to find something to buy for yourself.
It’s okay to love and pamper yourself with the perfect product you have been dreaming of using for a long time. After all, you have every right to visualize a better version of yourself. If you don’t make it happen, no one else will.
Do let me know the gift you got for yourself and how it’s going to help you improve in life.
I’d love to know your final choice.
Till then, au revoir!