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Holiday Gift Ideas for Sober People (Online & Local)

Look at you being awesome and supporting that sober person in your life! It really does mean a lot when someone not only supports our recovery with words, but supports our journey with physical items to help/cheer us on. Of course, you could always go the safe route and purchase a generic gift card or something that’s clearly not alcohol but you’re more creative than that! Here are some gift ideas for sober people curated through my own experiences and from what I hear of others in recovery.

Disclosure: Some of the products in this post are on Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase of one of the links below.


Get Them Writing

I wrote a post all about the benefits of journaling and in that I gave a few recommendations on journals but here are a two more- one with journal prompts and one without.

The Addiction Recovery Journal: 366 Days of Transformation, Writing & Reflection by C.W. V. Straaten


ToiM Locking Binder Journal with Combination Lock


Journals Made in Nova Scotia

Doodle Lovely – Creative Mind Happy Soul Journal

Duly Noted Journeys Journal

Inkwell “Turn Up Your Magic” Journal


Get Them Creating

Being a newly sober person can sometimes feel lonely. To avoid triggers and care for our mental health we stop partying (of course) but that can also mean our social life gets zapped. Boredom can be the result and a lot of sober people turn to hobbies to healthily occupy their time and mind. Here are some gift ideas for sober people in your life who enjoy creating.

Fun Fact: I got into macramé for a hot minute in recovery and made the wall hanging you see in the background of my more recent YouTube videos

ChaCha&Chicky Deluxe Macramé Cord Craft Kit


Beeswax Candle Making Kit


MWOOT Embroidery Starter Kit


Craft Crush DIY Bracelet Kit


Addicted To My Recovery – Sobriety & Recovery Coloring Book


Creative Gifts Made in Nova Scotia

The DIY Mercantile – Mason Jar String Art Kit

Urban Rustic DIY Studio DIY projects

The Loop – Staggered Ladders Touque Pattern


Get Them Cozy

Your sober loved one is no longer partying so chances are, they’re spending more time at home. It’s winter too which adds to the cozy requirement. Feeling warm, safe, and comfortable in your own home really helps to boost mental health.

G2TUP Namastay Sober Socks


THE COMFY Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket


Eddie Bauer Flannel Sherpa Throw


Organic Hand Made with a Natural Essential Oils and Sea Butter Bath Bombs


World’s Best Soy Candle


Kim and Pom Treat Yourself Green Tea White Pear Scented Candle


Cozy Gifts from Nova Scotia

Sunlit Valley Heirloom Blanket

New Scotland Candles

Fundy Treasures Oak Island Mystery Candle

Scrub Inspired Self-Care Gift Set


Get Them Decorated

Ya know, things you put on your body for decoration like jewely and clothing! Jewelry is one of those things that are usually kept forever and these sobriety related gifts are a great way to show your support and love.

TIIMG AA Symbol Necklace

Keep in mind that not everyone who is sober goes to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) so this gift may not work for some.


Keep Fucking Going Adjustable Ring


Always Remember” Necklace


Jewelry & Clothing Gifts from Nova Scotia

Amos Pewter jewelry

Aflame Creations “Be the Change” Necklace

Sober City sobriety t-shirts & other merch


Get Them To a Meeting

These two options are gifts for the sober person in your life that goes to Alcoholics Anonymous. Remember, not every sober person goes to AA so only purchase these if you know they’d appreciate them.

AA Medallion Holder Keychain


Single AA Big Book Cover by Galileo


Get Them In The Kitchen

It’s very common for newly sober people to have sugar cravings, increased appetites, and more desire to snack. Sure we shouldn’t give into all of our cravings and should lead a healthy lifestyle but it’s December- time for treats! Many sober people also find they’re replacing booze with coffee or tea. I know I became a bit of a coffee snob when I got sober and I know I’m not the only one. We also love tea!

LaCroix LimonCello Sparkling Water

Yes, these types of drinks can seem unappealing to many but for real, there’s a huge fanbase in the alcohol recovery community. I love these and I’d be shocked if your sober friend didn’t also like drinking mildly fruity TV static.


Bubly Sparkling Water


Rise The Candy Box (70+ Count) – Assorted Bulk Candy


Japanese Dagashi Assortment Candies


DAVIDsTEA Relaxation Kit


Secura French Press Coffee Maker


Hot Chocolate Bomb


Natural Gemstone Quartz Crystal Water Bottle


1 Gallon Cold Brew Coffee Maker


Thoughtfully Gifts, The Original DIY Hot Sauce Kit


SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker


Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion


Skittles Singles To-Go Drink Mix Variety Pack


“You’re Awesome Keep That Up” Mug


Food Related Gifts from Nova Scotia

Tea from World Tea House

Galloping Cows spreads

Notoriously Sober glassware

High Tide – Manifest that Shit glassware

Propeller Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Benjamin Bridge Piquette

2 Crows Brewing Co. Hop Water

Chill Street Craft Soda

Peace by Chocolate chocolates


Get Them Fun

Same idea as with the creative gifts- occupying the mind and time with healthy activities is really important in recovery. Here are some fun gift ideas for sober people to healthily spend their downtime.

Nintendo NES Classic Mini EU Console


Cards Against Humanity


Amy&Benton 3D Wooden Puzzle Clock


Fun Gifts Made in Nova Scotia

John Morris Prints puzzle

The Board Room Game Cafe Gift Card

Captured Escape Rooms Gift Certificate


Get Them These Other Random Great Gifts

Kenuo Digital Photo Frame


Elibia Set of 3 Motivational Stress Balls


Healing Stones & Crystals Co. – Large Raw Gemstones Mental Clarity Kit


Reehut Zafu Yoga Meditation Cushion


Arteesol Yoga Mat


MNGARISTA Designs Feather Bookmark


MBMSO Sober People Unicorn Bag


Other Gifts from Nova Scotia

Gift Card to The Floatation Centre

Gift Card to The Salt Room

Jill+Jack Paper – Wildflower seed card

East Coast Gift Co. “Build Your Own” Nova Box

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