If you’re searching for “divorce gifts for her,” it’s probably because you know someone going through a divorce or separation or who has recently ended their marriage — and that’s always tough. Regardless of whether it was a messy divorce or an “amicable” one, it doesn’t matter. Divorces. Suck. And your friend is going through a lot and is most likely depending on her friends to get through this shitstorm of a time. Especially if she’s going through a divorce in the middle of a freakin’ pandemic. Especially if you can’t see her face-to-face, here are some presents you can definitely mail her (or give her the next time you have a socially-distanced wine date).
Undoubtedly, she’s feeling sad and overwhelmed, can be hard to put into a box or gift basket exactly how much you care and want to be there for them, but we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for someone going through a separation or a housewarming gift for a newly divorced woman (maybe she’s having a party post-COVID?), we’ve rounded up the best tokens that say “I’m here for you” and even, “congrats on your newfound freedom!”
The Best Divorce Gifts For Her
Send her cookies that say “Thank you, next,” and “Freedom” if she’ll get a kick out of it. Because Ariana Grande and Beyonce song titles on cookies will 100% help get them through.
Behold, the scent of freshly signed divorce papers! This candle is “infused with independence” and you can choose from a variety of scent options like very vanilla, red sangria, and cucumber watermelon. Honestly, we just love this candle because it’s cheeky and funny, and your friend needs some of that right now. These candles are handmade in Rhode Island with clean ingredients and wax sourced in the USA for even more positive vibes.
This might be the last thing on her mind, but new sheets for fresh start are so important. This set is soft as butter with tons of colors to choose from. They also have 135,000+ ratings and 4.5 out of 5 stars, so you know they’re good (and not that pricey for the quality!)
I can assure you that your friend is having trouble sleeping and relaxing. Lavender is a natural soother and will help her smell yummy and feel more calm. This gift basket comes with everything she’ll need to relax including, body butter and scrub, bath salt, bath bombs, bubble bath, an eye mask and much more.
Bring this selection of wine over with the chocolate or all by itself. (Even better, if you’re social distancing, you can ship it straight from the site.) The Mixed Pack has four glasses each of red, rosé, and brut so she can choose her poison based on her mood. If she’s not a huge drinker, she’ll at least have some on hand when visitors stop by to check on her.
Your friend needs a gratitude journal now more than ever before. All it will take is 5 minutes a day to help her see all she has to be thankful for in a time where she may feel everything is falling apart.
Buy her the big candle and send along a note with it reminding her to use it to unwind on the evenings she’s alone to recharge. It’s amazing how a comforting scent can lift your mood.
Your divorced friend literally can not have too many sets of comfy lounge wear. We love this cozy duo.
Trust us, you don’t need another person to get you going — and off. Get your friend this bullet vibe that comes with three intensity levels, seven patterns, and is totally rechargeable. Its size makes it super travel-friendly, so she can have this wherever she goes! (It’s pretty cute, too.)
Sure, sleeping alone is great, but sometimes we still need a snuggle. This body pillow can help you out when you feel like wrapping your arms around something and looks great propped up on your bed.
Now that your friend has more time (dealing with less BS), she can finally read all the books on her list. Get her a Kindle — a one-stop-shop for all things books. This one is waterproof, so she can take it in the bath with her for some deep R&R.
Want her to feel even more relaxed and comfortable while she’s taking a bath? Get her a bath pillow! Is it necessary? Nah. Is it over the top? Sure. But she’ll definitely appreciate it, and it’s not like she would have gotten this herself.
This is legit a neck and back massager, not a “massager” massager, so we definitely advise using it as directed (plus, we’ve already included an option if that’s what you think she’ll want). Anyway. Your friend doesn’t need a partner to massage her shoulders. She has technology for that. This massager has 18,000+ ratings and 4.4 out of 5 stars (it’s one of Amazon’s most popular massagers).
Speaking of wine — and, let’s be clear, there may be lots of it — you can up your BFF’s barware game with these super-chic stemless wine glasses from Corkcicle. They’re double-walled to help keep hot and cold drinks to temp and are made with easy-grip grooves that are especially handy by the third refill. This set comes in a magnetic box that’s ideal for gifting, and since there’s two glasses, you can join her in the imbibing. It’s about being a supportive friend, right?
During this period of transition, self-care will be crucial. Your friend will feel extra special (the way she deserves to feel) in this luxe premium cotton robe, which is especially cozy following a relaxing soak in the tub or a DIY face mask or mani/pedi. It’s also monogrammable, which adds a thoughtful personal touch, and pro tip: Monogramming is free if you make your purchase before January 29, 2021. Grab it just in time for Galentine’s Day!
There is nothing like a little bauble to cheer up your friend post-divorce. These mantra cuff bracelets are perfect.
If she has a new home, it should be her castle, so help her luxe it up with some ultra-chic home accents that’ll make her feel like the queen of said castle. Enter, the My Trove Box, which curates the best of the best from around the world so you don’t have to. While boxes change seasonally, you can expect swoon-worthy swag like luxury candles, buttery soft linens, posh kitchen staples, living room decor, and more. Order a single box for $199 that’s filled with $500+ or sign up her for a subscription for quarterly surprises and even more savings.
Funny Divorce Gifts
Even if she’s never boxed or punched anything in her life, she’s going to want a punching bag. TRUST.
This mug speaks for itself. She’ll get a kick out of using this to drink her coffee every morning. Or, you know … her midday vodka in disguise.
Another candle option, just as funny. With this one, you can select from a variety of scents, including “Apple Cider Donut,” “Hoodie Weather,” and “Hello Fall.” (Yup, these seem to change based on season.)
Life might not feel like rainbow s and sunshine at the moment, but it will someday again. This is just one of those “just because” gifts because it’s super cute and who doesn’t want to make waffles every once in awhile?
Did you know that coloring is super soothing and cathartic? Your kids can already tell you that. Bust out the wine or CBD or whatever you want, and get to coloring your feelings out.
So, you wanna give her some comfort snacks, but you want to be unique. Because anyone can just go to the store and get themselves some chocolate, right? This is where Dylan’s Candy Bar comes in. They have a bunch of different types of sweet gifts, including this set of more than 9 different chocolate treats, which combines her love of popcorn, cookies, and good quality chocolate. This gift will take her mind off things for a while.
Weirdly enough, they don’t sell divorce Hallmark cards. So we’ll have to get creative and go online. This one is thoughtful and highlights all the many wonderful things about your friend who’s going through a *time* right now. Sometimes, the more simple, the better.
This candle “smells like freedom” according to the product description (and reviewers attest that it really does smell good). This natural soy candle is scented with a blend of jasmine, mandarin, and amber, plus subtle notes of sandalwood and musk for an aroma that’s “intriguing and sensual” — just like her.
As a woman who has been through a divorce I can attest, you should definitely get your friend a few of these things (or all of them!) to let her know how much you are thinking of her through this life change.