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Holiday Gift Ideas for Introverts, from Michelle Hickey Design

November 17, 2020

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In this post, you’ll find a round-up of twelve holiday gift ideas for introverts. Best of all, these are all under $100 USD, so you can grab an extra one for yourself if you see something you love.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Introverts, from Michelle Hickey Design

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01 | Pocket Notebooks, from Greer
02 | Quiet, by Susan Cain
03 | Tea Set, from Uncommon Goods
04 | Eleanor’s Room Puzzle
05 | Linen Spray, from Perry Apothecary
06 | Indoorsy Sweatshirt, from Benny + Ray
07 | Lover of Canceled Plans Bag, from ShopFunClub
08 | Flora Coloring Book, Designed by Maria Trolle
09 | Night Club Map Candle, from Harlem Candle Company
10 | Bath Salts, from Artisan Bath and Body
11 | Face Roller, from Hija de tu Madre
12 | Read Books, Drink Tea Mug, from Enchanted Prints

I started my Christmas shopping over the weekend and fell into that inevitable trap of finding tons of perfect gifts…for myself. I love giving presents but it’s always a bit of a challenge, especially for the people on my list who have wildly different personalities and interests than I.

Holiday gift ideas for Introverts

I’ll be depending on the expertise of others when it comes to shopping for those loved ones, but if you have introverts in your life, I can help! In this post, you’ll find a round-up of twelve introvert-friendly gift ideas. Best of all, these are all under $100 USD, so you can grab an extra one for yourself if you see something you love.

Introverts appreciate meaningful gifts

You’ll find a couple of Amazon picks in this roundup, but most come from small businesses. It takes some extra time and planning, but please considering supporting the little guys and gals, especially Black and minority-owned businesses, this holiday season. One thing I know about introverts is that we are a compassionate bunch. We’d almost always rather receive a meaningful gift— even if it means getting it late.

Understanding introverts as you shop

Being a stellar gift-giver hinges on your ability to understand the person for whom you’re shopping. If you don’t find something that you like from this roundup, here are some thoughts to keep in mind as you’re shopping for that special introvert in your life.

We value alone time

Most introverts, including me, love people, but we need breaks in between to recharge. For some, this involves serious resting, so gifts like cozy pillows and blankets are always welcome.

We like to use our brains

I’m one of the rare bird introverts who doesn’t nap, so I like to spend my recharge time reading, doing puzzles, or doing non-intensive creative projects like coloring, jewelry making, or knitting.

We feel refreshed after pampering

 My family mercilessly makes fun of the fact that I’m basically non-functioning until I’ve showered each morning. But beyond the daily routines, most introverts come alive after they’ve been given the time and space to go the extra mile with a nice bath, a good body scrub, a face mask, a manicure and/or pedicure, and makeup.

Ready to shop?

Here’s where you can find my hand-picked items for your favorite introverts.

Pocket Notebooks, from Greer

01 | Pocket Notebooks, from Greer
A place to write thoughts, hopes, and dreams. This shop is brimming over with well-designed stationery goodies. Click here to buy

Quiet, by Susan Cain

02 | Quiet, by Susan Cain
Instantly make an introvert feel understood. Reading this book was a game-changer for me in learning how to operate as a quiet soul in a noisy world. Click here to buy

Tea Set, from Uncommon Goods

03 | Tea Set, from Uncommon Goods
There is nothing more fool-proof to make an introvert happy than a warm mug of tea and a deep conversation. Click here to buy

Eleanor’s Room Puzzle

04 | Eleanor’s Room Puzzle
The ultimate introvert’s puzzle. I immediately connected with this illustration that included so many of my favorite things: books, music, cats, and solitude. Click here to buy

Linen Spray, from Perry Apothecary

05 | Linen Spray, from Perry Apothecary
Everyone needs a good night’s sleep, but introverts are known to get extra cranky when our energy levels are depleted. A little spritz of lavender on your pillowcase can go a long way. Click here to buy

Indoorsy Sweatshirt, from Benny + Ray

06 | Indoorsy Sweatshirt, from Benny + Ray
Many introverts have a great appreciation for nature, but I prefer to do so by looking out a window. This sweatshirt is perfect for those who appreciate the great indoors. Click here to buy

Lover of Canceled Plans Bag, from ShopFunClub

07 | Lover of Canceled Plans Bag, from ShopFunClub
The internet is brimming over with memes about how we introverts don’t actually ever want to leave our houses. It’s one of those jokes that’s kind of a joke, but not really. This bag sums it all up. Click here to shop

Flora Coloring Book

08 | Flora Coloring Book
The adult coloring book fad might be waning, but 2020 had me searching for them again. I needed an activity that didn’t involve my phone, and I found it to be the perfect activity to do while sitting in front of the tv. This version is one of the most beautiful I’ve found, designed by Maria Trolle. Click here to buy

Night Club Map Candle, from Harlem Candle Company

09 | Night Club Map Candle, from Harlem Candle Company
What do you get when you mix something old-timey, with a candle? Answer: Perfection. I have my eye on several of the candles in this shop, but this one was my favorite. Click here to buy

Bath Salts, from Artisan Bath and Body

10 | Bath Salts, from Artisan Bath and Body
A relaxing bath and calming music can work wonders. The fact that these salts are crafted by a small business makes the experience even better. Click here to buy

Jade Face Roller for Hija de tu Madre

11 | Face Roller, from Hija de tu Madre
I have yet to try face rolling, but I have a deep appreciation for routines, especially ones that involve self-care. When an introvert doesn’t have time to nap or recharge, this little roller might be able to offer some much-needed revitalization. Click here to buy

Read Books Drink Tea Be Cozy Mug from Enchanted Prints

12 | Read Books, Drink Tea Mug, from Enchanted Prints
A shameless plug for my Etsy shop! To me, this is the ultimate introvert gift. And we offer a coffee version too! Click here to buy

If this post has helped find holidays gift ideas for the introverts in your life (or for yourself, no shame), let me know in the comments or by tagging me on Instagram.

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