15+ Motivational Gifts for Anyone That Needs a Creative Pick-Me-Up

Motivational Gifts

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Experiencing a lack of motivation every now and then is natural—it happens to everyone. At some point, we all feel blah, like when we'd prefer to binge-watch TV rather than focus on the important task at hand. Motivational items can help get you back on track by reminding you that you can totally conquer your to-do list or face a daunting project head-on.

Oftentimes, a mantra is a good source of motivation. Mantras are a single word or a short phrase that can aid you in refocusing your concentration—simply repeat yours as a reminder to get back to work. To aid you in selecting a mantra, we’ve picked many gifts that you can wear, decorate with, or use that are each adorned with powerful statements like “Be Strong” and “Yes She Can” and “Believe Achieve.” In addition to these text-centric objects, books like Meera Lee Patel’s Start Where You Are and Katie Daisy’s constellation notebook allow you to expand on your ideas and plan how to achieve your dreams.

Check out some of our favorite motivational gifts below—whether you have a friend that needs a pick-me-up… or you do!

Know someone that needs a pick-me-up? Scroll down for some of our favorite motivational gifts!


You've Got This Socks


Motivational Enamel Pin Badge


Inspirational Pencil Set


Master Of My Fate Necklace


Do Your Thing Enamel Pin

Motivational Gifts

Bonbi Forest | $10.82


Yes, She Can Feminist Graphic Tee


Be Strong Heart Patch

Motivational Gifts

Papio Press | $8.11


Keep Your Chin Up Bandana

Motivational Gifts

apprvl | $25


Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration


Constellation Notebook


Be Brave Banner


Miniature Cloud Magnet


Inspirational Temporary Tattoos

Motivational Gifts

Tattly | $15


Flower Face “Calm” Mist

Motivational Gifts

Bon Lux | $15.02


The Mug of Motivation


GROW Embroidery Kit

Self Care Gifts

Brynn and Co. | $37.40


Be Gentle Sticker


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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