Meaningful Mental Health Gifts For £10 Or Less

Meaningful Mental Health Gifts For £10 Or Less

Mental health gifts seem to be gaining traction. From books to affirmation cards to self care kits, there are more and more items appearing which raise awareness of the importance of mental health, and encourage us to look after our brilliant brains.

Here are some of my favourites.

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1. Reasons To Stay Alive Paperback | Matt Haig*, £4.49

This price is for the paperback version, but it’s available in other formats. I can’t say enough good things about this book. It explores the way mental illness affects an individual, while also bringing some positivity to the situation.

If you like the sound of this, you should also check out Notes On A Nervous Planet.

2. Pocket Self Care Kit | Cara’s Corner*, £8.00

Cara Pocket Self Care Kit

I reviewed this earlier in the year, if you want an in depth look at what it offers. I still haven’t planted my succulent seeds, but everything else has been put to good use! For me, this is one of my favourite items out there. It’s absolutely adorable, a small donation goes to charity and it was created by the wonderful Cara.

3. 365 Days Of Self Care Journal | The Blurt Foundation, £9.50

This can be started any day of the year, but it would be a lovely way to encourage someone to commit more time to themselves as the New Year approaches. With space to check in with your own thoughts, and check out from the rest of the world, it’s perfect to kickstart some self care habits.

4. The Worry Box | Not On The High Street, £9.95

Writing things down helps me a lot. This cute box provides an opportunity to scribble down those niggling worries and put them away. The idea is to get them out of your head and some place else.

5. Colouring Kit | Amazon*, £9.99

Personally, I think colouring is a great and calming exercise. It’s a nice way to take a breather from the stresses of everyday life and clear your mind. This set comes with 2 colouring books and some pencils.

6. I Can Do This Affirmation Cards | I Can Cards, £10.00

I Can Affirmation Cards

There are actually a range of I Can Cards, including some specific to anxiety and some to encourage self love. It was the I Can Do This pack which I purchased a little while ago, and I love them.

If the affirmation cards don’t tempt you, I’d encourage you to take a look at the site, anyway. There are some equally awesome items, like this desk pad.

7. Storms Don’t Last Forever Mug | Poppy Lane*, £10.00

I discovered Poppy Lane through Instagram, and I adore how colourful their products are! I’m particularly fond of this mug because it’s always good to have a reminder on hand that the bad stuff won’t last forever. Probably helps that it’s yellow as well.

This design is available as a keyring, sticker, print or card, too!

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All prices are correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change.


  1. 8th December 2018 / 11:22 am

    These are great selections! I might just buy myself some of these things! I especially like the idea of a self-care journal. What a great idea!

    • ruthinrevolt
      9th December 2018 / 1:14 pm

      Yay! I’m probably going to end up buying them all for myself at some point or another 😉

  2. 8th December 2018 / 1:42 pm

    That mug is so awesome!! I’ve never heard of Poppy Lane before but wow, I ‘m now in love with her shop, it is all so bright, positive and colourful! Great find Ruth! I love the idea of a self-care journal too and colouring is always my go-to activity when I’m feeling a bit stressed, it is always so calming. I need to check out Matt Haig’s book at some point too – thanks for the recommendation! <3 xxx

    Bexa |

    • ruthinrevolt
      9th December 2018 / 1:16 pm

      Well, it’s about time I helped you to discover something new 😉 Most of my Etsy finds are usually following your recommendations, so I’m glad I’ve finally been able to return the favour! Haha! I really can’t recommend Matt Haig’s books enough 🙂 x

  3. 8th December 2018 / 1:47 pm

    Anything by Matt Haig is amazing. What a great idea the pocket self-care kit by Cara is – I love that some of the money made from it is donated to charity, what a wonderful idea that is! I also really love the affirmation cards, I feel as though everyone should have these kinds of reminders in their life no matter what. My boyfriend has been asking me what I want for Christmas and I have no idea, but now I’ve read your post I now have some ideas for him, although narrowing it down is going to be so difficult!

    • ruthinrevolt
      9th December 2018 / 1:16 pm

      Aww, I’m glad I’ve helped you to find some ideas! 😀

  4. 8th December 2018 / 5:38 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea for a gift guide! I love Not on the High Street for less usual gifts and The Worry Box sounds like a really great idea!

    Soph – x

    • ruthinrevolt
      9th December 2018 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you, Soph! Not on the High Street is my go to, alongside Etsy, when it comes to picking gifts! 🙂

  5. 8th December 2018 / 9:27 pm

    The Worry Box is something I think anyone can benefit from! It’s certainly something that I’d make use of, and it’s seriously such a smart idea. I totally want to check that out. These are all lovely selections, and I’m saving this post for sure as I have friends I know who would love to receive these x

    • ruthinrevolt
      9th December 2018 / 1:18 pm

      I agree! I did an exercise with my counsellor towards the end of my sessions where I wrote down anything which was bothering me and I was surprised at just how much it helped 🙂 x

  6. 9th December 2018 / 10:14 am

    These are all lovely gift ideas. I love how everything is in miniature form in Cara’s self care box, very cute, it’s a great stocking stuff idea. I also like the idea of the worry box which is something I’d use myself.

    • ruthinrevolt
      9th December 2018 / 1:19 pm

      I love the idea of using Cara’s self care box in a stocking! 🙂

  7. 9th December 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Ruth, I love this post! As someone who also struggles with anxiety and depression, I can say that these things are adorable and they truly would make me so happy. They are such thoughtful gifts!

    • ruthinrevolt
      11th December 2018 / 2:12 pm

      So glad you like the post and approve of my choices! 😀

  8. 9th December 2018 / 7:57 pm

    These are fantastic ideas. I particularly love the affirmation box and the self care journal. I’d be really chuffed with those for Christmas. I think the Worry Box is a fantastic idea – I had a little look at the website and they do some other great box ideas. I think the exam worry one would be fantastic for students I teach – to write down their worries and fears. I’m thinking I might create something similar in my classroom. Also, love the Christmas Happy Memories box – what a lovely family gift idea xx

    • ruthinrevolt
      11th December 2018 / 2:13 pm

      I agree – they have plenty of amazing things to choose from! I really like the idea of the exam one as well, and would definitely have appreciate it when I was going through exam stress in school/college.

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