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Great Last-Minute Gifts for #StigmaFighters

It’s the holiday season, and that means gift-giving time! Still need to get some last-minute gifts? No problem! We’ve rounded up some awesome presents you can get the #StigmaFighter in your life.

Coloring Books
As I’m sure you’ve heard, adult coloring books are the newest hit. But besides just being a trend, these coloring books are a great way to destress, be mindful, and take a break from the chaos in our lives. There’s many different types of coloring books ranging from super detailed to completely open, so explore your options.

Here are my favorite:
Creative Coloring Inspirations
Good Vibes Coloring Book
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
“Today Is Going To Be A Great Day” Inspirational Adult Coloring Book


Creative Workbooks
Coloring books aren’t for everyone. Or, sometimes people want something a little more engaging that gets them to be more creative, thoughtful, or goal-reaching. I absolutely love prompted journal activities found in these workbooks.

Here are my favorites:
1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion by Adam J. Kurtz
Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
Start Where You Are:  A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel
How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad) by Lee Crutchley



Self-care Related Things
Everyone participates in self-care differently. Observe how your #StigmaFighter takes care of themselves and give them things that they can incorporate into their self-care routine! It’s especially important that advocates and #StigmaFighters take care of themselves since the work they do is often draining.

Here are my favorites:
It’s Gonna Be Okay: Inner Truth Journal by Knock Knock
Self Care Club Patch on Etsy
Mental Illness Achievement Award on Etsy
LUSH Bath Bomb (like the Yoga Bomb or Luxury Lush Pud)
Affirmations Temporary Tattoo Pack on Etsy*



Inspirational Quotes
I love quotes, and so do a lot of people. They provide comfort, inspiration, and hope when we get a little lost. There are so many different things you can get beautiful quotes printed on. Artists and designers can make images and then get them printed on all sorts of things!

Here are my favorites:
Everything is Going to Be Okay or You Are So Loved by Chronicle Books
There Will Never Be Another You Throw Pillow on Society6*
Be The Change Necklace on Etsy
You Can Do This on Redbubble*
Let Yourself Rest Print by



*For transparency purposes, the items marked with an asterisk are items created by the author of this post!