April Snow, MA, AMFT

Hi, I’m April, a psychotherapist who wants to help you heal your past wounds, embrace your true self and begin to thrive again.

Supportive Gift Ideas for Highly Sensitive People

Supportive Gift Ideas for Highly Sensitive People

Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are very thoughtful and tend to put a lot of energy into gift giving during holidays and special occasions, but they are often disappointed when it comes to receiving gifts. HSPs struggle to ask directly for what they need and loved ones may not be as perceptive to subtle hints.

This inspired me to create a list of my favorite resources that double as perfect gifts for Highly Sensitive kids, teens or adults. If you’re an HSP yourself, you can share this list with family and friends (or treat yourself to something nice!). All the books and gifts listed below have been chosen because they help increase self-awareness and manage overwhelm which are essential for any HSP to thrive.

Books & Gifts for Highly Sensitive Adults

The Highly Sensitive Person

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

The Undervalued Self

The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person

Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Reduce Anxiety & Overwhelming Emotions

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Science of Contentment, Calm & Happiness

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

Weighting Comforts Weighted Blankets

Soft Clothing such as PACT Organic Fair Trade Apparel

Phillips Gentle Alarm Clock or Sunrise Alarm Clock

Sound Machine

Ear Plugs

Gratitude Journal

Gifts to Help the HSP enjoy more downtime and self-care

  • Massage or Bodywork Gift Certificate

  • Hotel or Retreat Center Gift Certificate

  • Membership to a Favorite Museum

  • Movie, Theatre or Concert Tickets/Gift Certificate

  • House Cleaning or Child Care Services

Books & Gifts for Highly Sensitive Teens

The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Overcome Self-Criticism

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids

Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Diary of a Teenage Empath

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story

The Introvert Activity Book

Weighting Comforts Weighted Blankets

Stress Ball or Fidget Toys

Books & Gifts for Highly Sensitive Kids

My Great Big Feelings

All Too Much for Oliver

Aidan Finds His Way

Coping Skills Workbook for Kids: Dealing with Stress, Anxiety & Anger

Breathe Like a Bear: Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused

Mini Sphere to Support Mindful Breathing

Mindful Kids Activity Cards: For Calm, Focus and Peace

Mosaic Weighted Blankets

Sensory Bottles or Toys

Additional Resources

Holiday Survival Plan for the Highly Sensitive Person


Which of your favorite resources would you add to this list? Email me at april@expansiveheart.com to share your suggestions!

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