Introverted humans—a category to which I proudly belong—are often misunderstood. It's not that they prefer to be alone, it's just that they need to balance activities that require extroversion, spending times in crowds, or anything that specifically drains their batteries with pursuits that help them recharge. Often, such activities just so happen to be done in solitude. With that in mind, the following is a list of 35 gifts for introverts—be they the social, thinking, anxious, or restrained type—that will help them recover their mental, physical, and emotional energy so they can ideally spend more time with you.
Even though they tend to be less motivated by external rewards, introverts still like receiving gifts, just like everyone else. Below, you'll find a list of gifts for introverts, ranging from bath additives (including a book of DIY bathing potions) to self-care to self-pleasure and beauty products, plus much more. Keep reading to delight and surprise your favorite introvert this holiday season that’ll let them know you’re thinking about them—even when you’re apart.
35 Gifts for Introverts
Weighted blankets are famous for their ability to quell bedtime anxiety, but they’re also just great for when you need a “hug” but aren’t totally keen on having human company. So if they don’t already have one, the introverts in your life could definitely benefit from this gift. Of all the weighted blankets in the world, Bearaby’s thick, oversized knit versions are the cutest and coziest IMO, making them well worth the investment.
There are millions of sheet masks to choose from for at-home facials, but Dr. Jart+’s are some of the best in the biz, and this assortment pack will give your fave introvert 10, or one for each time they choose to leave the house in 2022 (j/k, but as an introvert myself, only kinda!).
It’s nice to occasionally upgrade your indoor outfits, if for no other reason than the sake of your sanity. And this chic, essentially wearable comforter is many levels up from old sweats or a ratty, too-loved bathrobe. It’s made from pima cotton blended with vitamin E (an antioxidant that helps nourish your skin and protect it from free radicals).
If your introvert is in need of a post-bathing upgrade, this waffle robe is a top-tier choice. It’s made from the same cozy material as the company’s blankets, for which I also die. This blue version is my personal favorite, but the robe also comes in traditional white, as well as light and dark grey.
Some introverts love cats because they’re typically super low-key snuggle bunnies that don’t necessitate the kind of regular walks that dogs do (which often leads to unavoidable small talk with strangers). If your introvert is one such kitten enthusiast, this side table with a cat-sized cubby hole may be right up their alley.
For a truly relaxing bath, pour this coconut milk bath soak (we recommend you pour right before you hop in) into hot water and feel it soften and hydrate skin. Made of vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, this formula actually contains coconut pulp and smells incredible.
While there are many bath salts to choose from, these dead sea salts are so beautifully fragranced with lavender, rosemary, thyme, and mint that your gift recipient will feel like they’re submerged in a tiny ocean surrounded by a thriving garden. As an introvert myself, almost nothing sounds more heavenly than that.
Puzzles may have gone mainstream during COVID lockdowns, but introverts have been stanning them since before it was cool. Your fave friend, family member, or colleague who requires solo time to recharge will love spending it putting these jigsaw pieces together over a steaming cup of chai tea.
Even introverts with otherwise full sex lives enjoy a little sexual self-care from time to time. This cute little vibrator was recommended to me by the company as a nice “beginner” toy, though it obviously does the trick for anyone at any stage in their erotic journey—and trust me, it does the trick(s)!
The introvert in your life probably wants nothing more than to put on their headphones and zone out the world. Help them do that with these best-in-class noise-cancelling headphones that are super comfortable to wear, are totally wireless, and last for five hours straight.
Facial cupping feels effing great, and sometimes that’s all anyone cares about when it comes to self-care. Still, it offers legit benefits, too. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice increases circulation in the face, which in turn increases production of anti-agers like collagen and elastin. Facial cupping also helps to melt away tension in the forehead, eyes, and jawline—so in short, these little, easy-to-use tools will help the introvert in your life de-stress and de-puff in one fell swoop (or, cup).
Pour your hot coffee or tea and watch the constellations form in front of your very eyes.
If the introvert in your life is a skin-care fanatic but hasn’t yet been introduced to this brand rooted in ancient Ayurvedic practices, this “discovery edit” will make an unforgettable first impression. It contains the line’s Saffron Brightening Serum, Fortifying Hair Serum, Luxurious Ceremony Cream Cleanser, Imperial Glow Facial Polish, Flawless Veil Resurfacing Saffron Mask, and Royal Tonique Hydrating Jasmine Mist.
This gift box includes the line’s beloved Coco Rose body polish, a moisturizing exfoliating scrub made from sugar, virgin coconut oil, and Moroccan rose, as well as the Coco Rose body oil, a soothing, hydrating blend of virgin coconut oil, vegan, ultra-hydrating squalane, and rose.
If your introvert is also a baker, he or she will love this unique, vegan-friendly cake mix. It contains tart cherries paired with organic matcha for the ultimate in palate delight. I’m a big fan of the brand’s lemon strawberry poppyseed and flourless dark chocolate cake mixes, too.
Urban introverts who don’t have the luxury of outdoor space to call their own—but have a green thumb (or would like to, with the assistance of this easy-to-use technology)—will die for this little personal indoor garden. I have the larger size, and it’s literally my favorite possession. This tabletop version is small but mighty, too; it can grow herbs, veggies, and leafy greens.
This wine club stands apart from the rest in that it offers only natural wines organically grown on family farms. One of my friends subscribes, and I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve taken a picture of a label on a bottle from one of these deliveries because the wine was so good I wanted to remember it. You can choose red, white, rose, or sparkling options and give the introvert in your life the gift of curated, feel-good wine from around the world.
If your introvert is a health nut with a sweet tooth, they will welcome this nutrient-dense “cookie butter.” It’s packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, plant protein, and just enough sweetness to satisfy your tastebuds. They can slather it on toast or eat it right out of the tub by the spoonful.
Making small talk with anyone can be miserable, and it’s even worse when you get a chatty masseuse. If the active introvert in your life fears this exact scenario, you can save them from ever having to face it by gifting them this mini massager. It’s a multitasking tool that can unravel even the tightest of knots in your muscles, relax you into better sleep, and even treat issues like carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis.
As noted, and contrary to the beliefs of some non-introverts, our kind are not averse to people—we just need alone time as well as together time. But occasionally, everyone needs a little help extricating themselves from relationships that are no longer working, and this new book (which you’ll have to buy your bud on pre-order) from How to Get Sh*t Done author Erin Falconer can help them navigate just such a situation. And it’s not only about weeding out the bad ones, either; it offers wisdom on how to foster stronger, healthier friendships, too.
When the introvert in your life is resting and recharging, they could benefit from a silk pillowcase upon which to lay their head. These also help prevent bedhead and keep hair hydrated, and are better for your skin than cotton, too. Plus, they feel fancy.
If the introvert on your list is among those who have converted to an entirely at-home fitness routine, they will love a set of these wrist-and-ankle weights to progress their bodyweight workouts. They come in a variety of colors and are offered in one- or two-pound sets.
If the bath-loving introvert in your life hasn’t yet invested in a bath board, it’s time you help them drastically improve the quality of their tub time by gifting them with one. Here’s one that can hold tea (and by tea, I mean wine), a book or e-reader, beauty tools, or whatever it is they want in front of them while they soak.
Your favorite bathing beauty’s water-centric me-time will be up-leveled considerably by the addition of this unique sponge, which is made from mineral-rich French clay, so it’s all natural, biodegradable, and can even help to unclog pores. The aesthetically appealing design is functional, too—it was created to fit perfectly in hand for ease of use.
For the introvert who watches every cult documentary and/or listens to every podcast. They will enthusiastically pore over this book in which writer and linguist Amanda Montell deep-dives into language used by not just proper cults, but also the pseudo-cults many of us have fallen prey to over the years. (I’m even anonymously quoted in the book talking about one such experience!) It’s a fascinating and eye-opening read that he/she/they will devour in one day in their cocoon.
I’m constantly looking for the perfect sweatpants and sweatshirt, because honestly I can no longer live without spending 90 percent of life in soft clothes. If the introvert on your list is similar, this super soft option definitely fits the bill and will make them feel more put together than less.
These decadent sea salt CBD gummies are truly a treat. IMO, they’re the perfect post-dinner sweet-tooth-soother, because though they definitely contain sugar, the CBD balances it out for an overall calming effect. TBH, Anyone on your gift list would be stoked to received these, but they’re especially perfect for those who need to relax and recharge more regularly than others.
Start your off your self-care day right with this luxe Harlem Candle Company candle. With notes of vanilla, ambery incense and jasmine, you’ll drfit right off into relaxation mode in no time.
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