What to Buy Someone in Recovery

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, special occasion, or a holiday, it may be difficult to decide what to buy a loved one who is in recovery. It’s always an option to ask the person what they’d like, but that can take away from the joy of surprising someone with a gift. We’ve prepared a few great ideas to help inspire you when considering what to buy someone in recovery. Consider pairing any of these gifts with an encouraging recovery greeting card or milestone/anniversary card.

AA Recovery Gift Ideas

  1. Herbal Teas or Coffee

    Recovery can be a stressful time and giving your loved one a bottle of wine is obviously off-limits, so reach for the relaxing scents of herbal teas and coffees as a nice alternative to alcohol. You can pair the beverages with a unique coffee mug or tumbler to personalize the gift even more. Check out our personalized recovery coffee tumblers.

  2. A Shared Experience

    What better way to show someone your love and support than spending time together? A great gift idea for your loved one in recovery is to get tickets to a concert, appointments at a spa, or even just a nice meal at a local restaurant. Just be sure to stay away from places with a primary focus on alcohol, like breweries and wineries.

  3. Engraved Gifts

    Another great option to remind your loved one how much you care is to give an engraved gift, like a watch or bracelet. Not only can it be cherished forever, but it can act as a daily reminder that they have a support system in place that cares about their health and wellbeing.

  4. Recovery Items

    If you’re purchasing a gift for someone you know very well and feel comfortable giving items related to their recovery progress, there are many additional gift options available. At Pass it On Recovery Shop, we carry a full catalog of products that make great personalized gifts, including these popular items:

If your goal is to strengthen your relationship with a loved one in recovery, giving a thoughtful gift that supports them through the recovery process can be a great way to show them you care.

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