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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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