3 Reasons Why Giving Gifts Can Be A Form of Self-Care

Giving often results in lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, lessening depression and greater happiness. Generosity is shown to spark pleasure centers in the brain, increasing feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine. 

Simply put: We feel happy.

Some more benefits include:

Creates Stronger Connections

One of the five love languages is receiving gifts. You tend to feel closer to someone when you give them a gift while they feel more linked to you as well. This is because a thoughtful gift can lessen the distance between faraway friends or strengthen bonds for those who are near to you. 

Evokes Gratitude

Not only giving a gift a common way to express gratitude but watching the receivers positive reaction evokes that same appreciation. 

Promotes Good Karma

Whether you believe in karma or not, when you give you are more likely to receive. Studies show that when you give to others, your generosity is likely to be rewarded by others down the line, whether it be the person you gave to or someone else. 

Often the giver, rather than the recipient, is who repay the biggest psychological gains from a gift.


Here are some creative, cost-effective ways to give a gift:


Community outreach is a fun place to start. Think of something you’re passionate about and use our good ol’ friend Google by searching something like “Volunteer opportunities for ______.”

Connect with A Handwritten Card

Give a family member or friend a handwritten card to remind them how much you are grateful for them!

It is a gift to yourself when you give to others.

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