A first period can be a lot less intimidating with a good first period kit of gifts. Take it amongst yourself to create that for a woman experiencing her first period.
If you know someone who has just gotten their first period, they will benefit from receiving a first period kit. And what kit is more personal than one you put together on your own. This list from Good Gift Lists includes a variety of options for first period kit ideas that can help you create a very thoughtful and specific kit of gifts that will help them get through or even thrive during this time.
Here are a few first period kit gift ideas that will help you come up with the perfect kit to give.
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1. Heating Pad
One of the toughest period symptoms to deal with are abdominal cramps. They range in intensity from person to person, but for some people they’re unbearable. One of the few ways to relieve that pain is through the use of a heating pad. They’re helpful to have around, especially during that time of the month.
2. The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls
Any first period kit should include a bit of informational text. This book can help young girls to understand what changes are happening to their body in a way that’s private and easy to comprehend.
3. Heated Blanket
For some people, a heating pad is enough. Others want to live inside of the heating pad, and for those people there are heated blankets. They provide a warm and cozy place to disappear when you’re struggling with all that comes with that time of the month.
4. Menstrual Cup
Replacing pads and tampons are a good way to get to lessen the amount of waste you contribute each month, and it can be done in a variety of ways. A menstrual cup, also known as a period cup, is something you insert into your vagina to catch the blood from your period. It can last longer than a tampon, and can be reused for 12 months or longer depending on how well you take care of it. They are comfortable (i speak from experience) and a great alternative to tampons.
5. Organic Tampons
Getting someone knew to their period acquainted with a good tampon to start with can also give them a learning opportunity. What we put into our body matters, and if we put toxic tampons into us our bodies may absorb them. Organic tampons may be worth the investment in the long run.
5. Period Underwear
Period underwear are another cool alternative to pads and tampons. They are washable, and reusable, and will help you stop ruining your other underwear due to leakage. They can be worn on their own or in conjunction with a tampon or menstrual cup.
6. Reusable Sanitary Pads
These cool reusable pads would make a great zero waste gift for someone looking for an alternative period tool. They are washable and reusable, and a cool gift for girls on their period.
6. Period T-Shirt
You should be proud of your period, and nothing screams pride more than this t-shirt! Women are incredible for a number of reasons, but the amount of things we can do while bleeding is definitely one of the most impressive.
7. Soothing Candles
Relaxation is often the key to getting through your period, and a great period inspired candle could be the perfect gift to assist in having a relaxing week.
8. Essential Oils
Essential oils are another way to promote relaxation during your period. Aromatherapy is said to have amazing benefits, and these essential oils are a great way to tap into that. This one specifically is made as a roll on and applied to your lower abdomen.
9. Essential Oil Diffuser
If candles aren’t your thing, investing in an essential oil diffuser can provide you with the scent you want to have during your period. This gift for girls on their period is one they can use when they’re not on their period as well. It’s a win win.
A good package of incense can transform a room, and contribute to a more relaxed and spiritual environment. They’re a good gift if you want to help keep the vibes high during what can be a low time of the month.
11. Face Masks
Though we can’t all afford to get a full facial each month when your periods come, we can definitely treat ourselves to an at-home facial. This is a helpful and inexpensive gift for girls on their period.
Though a cup of warm tea is a great drink to have on your period, some teas can actually help to alleviate some of the more frustrating symptoms of periods. Raspberry Leaf specifically is said to help to tone the uterine muscles and lessen cramping pains.
13. Tea Pot
What’s a good tea without the perfect tea pot? These cast iron tea kettles are a great gift for girls on their period who need a little cheering up. It makes drinking tea more fun, but can also keep your 2nd cup warm while you finish your first.
14. Dark Chocolate
You may have heard that chocolate is a girls best friend during their period, but only dark chocolate can actually produce effects that can actually help them to feel better. The properties of low sugar dark chocolate is said to potentially help with mod swings, menstrual cramps, and even stress.
15. Epsom Sale
Epsom salt is said to help reduce cramping caused from periods because it can relax your uterine muscles. This is a great gift for women and girls on their period because it encourages them to take a long and relaxing bath during a time that can be quite stressful.
These first period kit gift ideas are sure to help you create the perfect gift basket! Make sure you pair these gifts with a listening ear and some comforting words for the little woman in your life. Check out our other gifts for women if you’re still stuck on what to give!