So, your loved one is about to hit a meaningful milestone in their recovery, and you want to reward them for all their hard work. Or maybe it’s your sobriety anniversary and you want to treat yourself! Either way, recovery is an everyday commitment and deserves recognition. Use this sobriety anniversary gift guide to pamper yourself or another lucky recipient!
Let’s be honest, we all get butterflies when the UPS employee rings our doorbell and delivers a package we’ve been waiting for with eager anticipation. A wellness subscription box gives you or a loved one something to look forward to throughout the year. Besides, recovery is the gift that keeps on giving, so it makes sense to celebrate a sober anniversary with a recurring gift. And luckily, the world is your oyster with this option because there are multiple types of wellness subscription boxes. For example, there are boxes modelled around all things self-care, aromatherapy, health snacks, and meditation.
Namastay in shape, while centering the mind! The benefits of working out are numerous and help foster a stronger recovery. A ClassPass membership is the perfect gift for everyone, from the exercise enthusiast to the dedicated yogi. The way ClassPass works is simple and convenient: purchase the membership level you desire with the number of classes you want for each month. From there, you will get to choose any classes in your area within the credit maximum you set! No more being tied down to the gym; go explore and exercise all the possibilities.
This option goes out to all the bookworms out there, or even those who find themselves reaching for written inspiration from time to time. Gifting books that focus on self-improvement and self-awareness is a sincere and thoughtful gesture. First off, if you’re in the market for a book that helps you discover why you became the person you are and how you can strengthen your well-being, check out Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. In addition, if you’re searching for a more interactive, recovery-focused book, The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Rebecca E. Williams, PhD is a great workbook option! And of course, we cannot recommend books to gift without mentioning the Big Books. Be sure to pick up a nice hardcover of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for your collection.
If your loved one is a self-proclaimed foodie, it’s time to get cooking and serve them a cooking class in celebration of their recovery milestone. Now the tough part: what kind of cooking class do you choose? Sur La Table offers a bunch of different classes in various locations: from sushi, to tartes, to pizza, to croissants, to pies: the options are plentiful. Your loved one is sure to build up an appetite!
Perhaps the occasion calls for voyaging to a location that suits your or your loved one’s interests. Luckily, protecting sobriety while going on vacation is absolutely possible! But planning a vacation takes a lot of work. The good news is, you can take this personality quiz to find out which sober vacation you (or your loved one) should take next!
No matter which gift you choose, you are making it known that you are proud of your loved one for reaching this sobriety anniversary. And if you’re gifting a present to yourself: congratulations, you deserve it! Here’s to the next sobriety milestone.