It almost breaks your heart to see some-one you love in so much pain, knowing there is nothing you can say or do.
There is no magic glue you can buy to seal up that broken heart and we’re assuming you have no super human powers to move time forward more quickly to hasten the healing. The truth is you can’t fix it.
What you can do however is show that broken-hearted friend you care – that she is loved and not alone. You can hold her hand while she moves through the process and you can help occupy her time so that not every second of her day is full of thoughts of HIM. The following are a few gift ideas to give her all that and maybe a little more.
1. DAYHAO Inspirational Bracelet
The DAYHAO inspirational bracelet comes with 7 motivational charms for each day of the week.
The following messages are inscribed in each charm:
Monday: You are strong and beautiful.
Tuesday: All you need is a little bit of faith.
Wednesday: With brave wings, she flies.
Thursday: Never let anyone dull your sparkle.
Friday: She believed she could, so she did.
Saturday: Enjoy your journey.
Sunday: Strong is beautiful.
This will make for the perfect gift for anyone with a broken heart as the empowering messages will serve as a constant reminder that they are loved, strong and beautiful.
Click here to buy the DAYHAO Inspirational bracelet. (Amazon link)
There are also many other options when it comes to inspirational bracelets, like this beautiful leather bracelet from YOYONY, that says, ‘You are loved, You are valued, You are beautiful.’
Or this one that says, ‘Be Stronger Than The Storm’:
If she is religious, you can give her a bracelet that has a religious message inscribed on it. For example, the following bracelet that has this beautiful quote from the Bible: ‘I am with you always – Matthew 28:20’.
Or this one that says, ‘Let your light shine – Matthew 5:16‘
If bracelets are not her thing, you can also consider giving her other types of inspirational jewelry like, pendants, phone covers or key-chains.
2. Quan OM necklace with greeting card
The lotus flower is the perfect representation of inner strength amidst the turmoil that exists outside. This beautiful necklace combines the lotus symbol with ‘OM’ (the mantra of peace and strength) making this a thoughtful gift for anyone who is going through a tough time in life. Wearing this will give the wearer inner strength and tranquility.
In addition to the inscribed message, this necklace comes with a card with a powerful message that reads, ‘Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters the most’. A message that urges the reader to let go of the past and look forward towards rebuilding a glorious future.
As for the make, this chain is made of stainless steel and pendant is made of high quality pewter.
3. 7 rules of life – motivational poster
This is a beautiful motivational poster that comes with 7 powerful messages as follows:
Let it go: Never ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday.
Ignore them: Don’t listen to other people, live a life that is empowering to you.
Give it time: Time heals everything.
Don’t compare: The only person you should try to beat is the person you were yesterday.
Stay calm: It’s okay not to have everything figured out. Know that in time, you will get there.
It’s on you: Only you are in-charge of your happiness.
Smile: Life is short. Enjoy it while you have it.
These messages will serve as a constant reminder to the reader to let go and not overthink things and assure her that things will work out for the best.
This poster is 11 inches wide and 14 inches tall and is printed in premium stock paper and is shipped in a sturdy stay-flat envelope.
Another option is to present her with a canvas poster that has an inspirational quote or message on it. For example, the following poster by ‘Canvas on demand’, has the powerful message, ‘With every new day, think of your life as just beginning‘
This poster is 16 inches by 16 inches and is printed on premium thick-wrap canvas.
4. You are braver than you believe – Engraved Wooden Plaque
A beautifully designed wooden plaque that has on it a powerful quote taken from A.A.Milne’s – ‘Winnie the Pooh’. The quote reads as follows:
“Always remember, you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think & LOVED more than you know.”
This is a great message that evokes feelings of self love and self esteem and helps the mind change focus from negative thoughts to positive, more empowering thoughts. Definitely makes for a great gift for someone trying to heal their broken heart.
This product is made from top-quality natural wood and is 7 inches large and 9 inches tall. The message is engraved (carved, not printed) on the plaque.
5. The Healthy Coping Coloring Book and Journal
Coloring books are not just for kids, they are for adults too. Research indicate that coloring can actually help people relax, cope with negative feelings and blow off steam.
This product is a combination of a coloring book and a journal that helps one express and release bottled up emotions. It is also filled with inspirational quotes, poems and practical advice making this the perfect gift for someone dealing with negative feelings associated with a broken heart.
6. Empowering questions cards
These are 52 beautifully designed cards each one carrying a deep question that will broaden your perspective, help the reader uncover deep truths about their life and in doing so, aid them in their healing process. They facilitate inner self talk that help enhance self love and forgiveness.
Some questions are as follows:
- What kind of advice on life would my old self give me current self?
- Who am I beneath all my roles?
- What one thing fascinates me so much right now that the thought or feelings won’t leave me alone?
- If I didn’t feel shame or fear, what would I do now?
- What kind of recurring situations or people do I attract? What kinds of lessons might they have about myself?
- What kinds of things am I thankful for right now?
This gift along with a reflective journal like that one discussed earlier in this article would make for a great combo.
7. Jar of smiles
A similar gift idea is the ‘Jar of Smiles’ that contains 31 multicolored cards each with an inspirational quote on it that serve as little reminders in times of stress. The little cards come packaged in an adorable jelly jar with a lock top.
If you have the time and want to add a personalized touch, you can make a similar item by hand and fill it up with 31 inspirational quotes that you think the recipient will find uplifting. If not the notes, you can make up a little gift book of inspirational quotes for giving your pal a fast injection of I-can-get-through-this medicine.
If the recipient is religious then you can also consider the ‘Promises From God for Women Cards’ that contain inspirational messages from the scripture, notable quotes and loving sentiments on each card.
8. Soothing thumb stone
This beautifully designed thumb stone carries a reassuring message that reads, ‘Every little thing is gonna be alright‘. The stone is designed to feel smooth when rubbed and the reassuring message activates the relaxation response making one feel relaxed. Being only 1.5″ in size, it is a lovely reminder to keep in ones pocket/purse and makes for a simple yet powerful gift to give anyone with a broken heart.
9. Amazing woman mug and coaster
This beautiful ceramic mug has the inscription, ‘You are an amazing woman‘ on it. It also comes with a lid that has the uplifting message, ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all’ on it with a floral background. The lid doubles as a coaster. As for the size, this is a large mug that can hold 14 ounces of hot beverage in it.
10. Start where you are – reflective journal
‘Start where you are’ by ‘Meera Patel’ is not just any ordinary journal, it is a journal filled with a host of beautiful quotes, questions and activities designed to help the user release stuck emotions and let go of negative thoughts.
Here are a couple of examples of activities from the book:
1. List five things that always and immediately bring a smile to your face.
2. What are three thoughts that made you smile today?
The best part is that it features vibrant hand drawn images and lettering which makes it so much more personal making this the perfect gift for anyone with a broken heart.
The following image is an example of an hand drawn quote from the book.
11. Instant happy journal
Speaking of journals, here’s another one that is just as good – The ‘Instant Happy Journal’ by by ‘Karen Salmansohn’.
This journal is very similar to the above one and features inspirational quotes, facts and activities for each day of the year making this journal a perfect gift for anyone going through a heartache.
Examples of a few activities from the journal are as follows:
- Share some words of wisdom a friend told you today (or recently) that inspired you.
- You think about 60,000 thoughts a day, Make sure, 59,999 aren’t negative, limited thoughts. Share three positive thoughts you had today.
- Tune into the frequency of love by recalling a loving act – either one you did for someone or one that someone did for you.
- Share something you overheard today that make you laugh or think in a new way.
Nature has a way of healing in a way almost nothing else can. Arm yourselves with a book and stroll along the beach identifying seashells or sea-birds; take a walk in the forest identifying trees or butterflies; wander around parks and gardens identifying wild flowers. Things like this can become very absorbing and give your friend a rest from going round and round inside her own head.