Happiness Store

We wanted an excuse to go shopping for happy-making gifts. This post has all of our favorite happy items, books and gifts.

science of people happiness store

Really, I just love a reason to buy something cute and encourage people to go “ohhh!”

  • Want to make someone in your life smile?
  • Need something happy-making for your desk or office?
  • Looking for a great gift idea?

Here you go…

Happy Books

#1: Why You’re So Awesome Fill-In-The-Blanks Journal

This little book contains fill-in-the-Blank lines to describe some aspect of awesomeness about a friend, sibling or significant other. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift an awesome type will read again and again. 

#2: Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 Days to More Happiness, Success and Motivation

An extraordinary collection of the author’s favorite and most inspirational quotes from around the world and throughout history.

#3: Happiness Is… 500 Things to Be Happy About

Happiness is . . . an unexpected bouquet, watching the sea, fixing something, a good high five and so much more!

#4: The Happy Book

Packed with creative prompts, wacky ideas, and hip activities, this is the ultimate pick-me-up.

happiness books

#5: Instant Happy: 10-Second Attitude Makeovers

You’re just ten seconds away from a brighter, more centered, supremely fabulous you!

Gratitude Totems

#1: Air Plant Terrarium

Channel your natural side with this easy-care air plant terrarium, available in beach, countryside and nautical themes!

personalized jewelry

#2: Alex and Ani Initial Expandable Wire Bangle Bracelet

Personalize your jewelry with you or your loved one’s initials. Available in a Rafaelian gold or silver finish.

#3: Dream, Gratitude, Imagine & Joy Engraved Stones

These beautifully engraved natural river stones will serve as daily reminders to dream and imagine and practice gratitude and joy.

#4: Be Happy iPhone Case

Each time you pull out your phone, you’ll see a reminder to “be happy.”


Funny Note Pads

#1: Assorted Funny Note Pads

Fun pads for reminders, honey-do list, shopping list and more.

coffee gift

#2: Irreplaceable Mug

Wake up inspired with your morning cup of coffee with this fun mug!

Sketchbook gifts

#3: Moleskine Sketchbook

Doodle dreams and write out aspirations in this sketchbook.

inspirational pillow cases

#4: Inspirational Throw Pillow Case

Bring some sunshine to your living room or bedroom with this inspirational throw pillow cover.

Happy Experiment Ideas

gardening gift

#1: The Four-Leaf Clover Kit

Grow your own luck! This happy-go-lucky kit comes with seeds for growing your very own four-leaf clover.


#2: Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom

Experiment in the kitchen with techniques and recipes from the master herself, Julia Child.

#3: Yoga Mat

Yoga mats can be used for more than just yoga and pilates. Try one for mediation, stretching and toning!

#4: Instant Film Camera

Looking for an easy way to document your adventures? This mini instant film camera captures and prints photos in a flash!

It was so much fun putting this post together and we would love your happy suggestions! Have any fun items? Inspirational gifts? Send them our way!

About Science of People

Our mission is to help you achieve your social and professional goals faster using science-backed, practical advice.

Our team curates the best communication, relationship, and social skills research; turning into actionable and relatable life skills.

Science of People was founded by Vanessa Van Edwards, bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People and Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication.

As a recovering awkward person, Vanessa helps millions find their inner charisma.

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