Legacy Healing Center Blog
When someone you care about is in recovery from addiction, it can be challenging to know what kind of gift to give them. You want to show your support and encourage their sobriety, but you don’t want to unintentionally trigger them or offer something that may not be helpful. While it may be the thought that counts, it is absolutely worth taking your loved ones’ recovery into account. Legacy Healing Center has collected some ideas for sober gifts that can help your loved one in recovery feel supported and encouraged on their journey.
Gifts for Spiritual Connection
Addiction recovery and spirituality often go hand in hand. Even the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous place a great deal of emphasis on relinquishing control to a higher power. Consider gifting your loved one a spiritual book, such as the Bible or the Quran (or one related to their religious beliefs) or a book on spiritual practices. You can also give a prayer book, meditation book, or a set of meditation beads. No matter the case, remember to always be respectful of a person and their beliefs, especially if they are one of the pillars of support that their sobriety is built off.
Gifts for Personal Growth and Development
Addiction recovery is a time of incredible growth and transformation. It quite literally sees people shedding a part of themselves that has negatively affected them so they can lead a brighter future. Consider gifting your loved one self-help books, workbooks, or online courses on topics such as mindfulness, emotional intelligence, or positive psychology. A subscription to a motivational podcast or access to a meditation app can also be beneficial.
Gifts to Promote Mindfulness and Relaxation
Recovery from addiction can be emotionally challenging, and learning how to manage stress and anxiety is an essential part of the process. Consider gifting your loved one items that promote mindfulness and relaxation, such as meditation cushions, aromatherapy diffusers, or calming teas. A mindfulness journal or coloring book can also be helpful for promoting relaxation and providing a creative outlet. These should be gifted with the intention of providing your loved one with an additional outlet to relieve stress and avoid negative feelings that may trigger a relapse.
Gifts for Celebrating Milestones
Sobriety is a journey with many milestones to celebrate along the way. It is important to acknowledge these wins as a way to recognize how far a person has come. Consider gifting your loved one a sober anniversary coin or a certificate of achievement. You can also give a special item, such as a piece of jewelry or a piece of art, to commemorate a significant milestone or accomplishment.
Gifts for Community and Support
Building a community and having support is critical for addiction recovery. Consider gifting your loved one a membership to a recovery support group or a sober living home. You can also give them a gift certificate for a session with a therapist or recovery coach. A journal with prompts for gratitude and reflection is something that can be a helpful tool for building a positive mindset and encouraging connection with others.
Achieve Lasting Healing With Legacy
Remember, the most important thing when choosing a sober gift is to be considerate and thoughtful of your loved one’s needs and preferences. Avoid giving gifts that may trigger them or encourage them to engage in risky behavior. Instead, focus on gifts that promote wellness, self-care, and personal growth.
If your loved one is currently struggling with an active addiction, our Legacy Healing detox centers have the resources necessary to help them navigate withdrawals safely and comfortably. Once this is concluded, patients can expect to be placed in one of our numerous types of addiction treatment programs. From here, they will have access to numerous therapies and programs that aid in healing from the past and preparing for the future.
To learn how we can help you or a loved one achieve recovery that lasts, call us today at 888-534-2295 and take the first steps.