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Best gifts to give or get a loved one addiction treatment in Dallas (or elsewhere!)

Living away from home in one of the Dallas-area rehab centers over the holidays might feel lonely – for the individual away from home and their loved ones. On top of intentional planning to create meaningful virtual or (if allowed) in-person experiences, gift giving should also be top of mind. 

Here’s our list of the best gifts to give a loved one going through Outpatient or Inpatient Rehab over the holidays:

Seasonal items

The goal of gifting a seasonal item is to help your loved one spice up their (maybe otherwise drab) home away from home. They likely moved in with important personal items, but probably didn’t think about holiday decor. Help them feel the merriment of most wonderful time of year, even while they’re away.

  • A Christmas or holiday blanket or pillow
  • A monogrammed stocking
  • A miniature (ideally decorated) Christmas tree
  • Freshly baked holiday cookies or bread
  • An advent calendar

Comfort items

The winter holidays usually come with a sense of coziness, comfort, and relaxation. It may feel less-than-cozy away from home, in a foreign bed, with relatively new people. The goal of gifting a comfort item is to help your loved one feel that same hygge they would at home.

  • A new set of pajamas or loungewear
  • A good book
  • A heating pad
  • A blackout, weighted eye mask
  • Cozy slippers
  • An at-home manicure set
  • A weighted blanket
  • Cologne or perfume
  • Noise cancelling headphones

Hobby items 

Gifting a hobby item serves two purposes: one, it helps create distractions and fun while away and two, it might serve as a reminder there’s more, fulfilling life outside of rehab centers.

  • An Audible subscription
  • A Masterclass subscription
  • A Calm subscription
  • Adjustable dumbbells for home/rehab workouts
  • Shaving or beard care kit
  • Nice chess set or other board game (bonus: plan a time to come play it)
  • A record player with a few favorite albums

Bonus: if your loved one is close to graduating or exiting their addiction treatment center, you can switch to a graduation type theme for a holiday gift. (It may be daunting or unmotivating to get an “outside world” gift if they’ve just started at a rehab center, so be mindful).  Here are some graduation ideas for loved ones exiting rehab centers in Dallas:

You have no idea the impact that you taking time to love on your loved one during the holidays has. Residing in rehab centers and undergoing addiction treatment is challenging, vulnerable, and exhausting. A big part of Lighthouse Recovery involves the family through family therapy because of the important role family plays in helping aid recovery and preventing relapse. If you’re interested in learning more about outpatient rehab like our Intensive Outpatient Programs or full time Sober Living Program, give our team a call.



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