Get those colored pencils ready.

By Jayla Andrulonis
Updated March 17, 2020
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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, practicing social distancing by staying indoors is becoming increasingly important. Whether that leaves you working from home, taking care of kids, or both, it’s important to still take time for your own well-being and mental health by doing self-care activities you enjoy.

One of the best ways to make use of hitting the pause button—aside from an aggressive spring cleaning or organization marathon—is getting yourself an adult-friendly coloring book. Designed with intricate detailing and fun prints, coloring books made for adults are a soothing way to relax, de-stress, and tap into your creative side.

Amazon is filled with dozens of coloring books shoppers swear by as the perfect leisurely activity for decompressing. We’ve rounded up our 10 favorites—from coffee-themed books to designs built around quotes of positive affirmations—that you can order online right now. Just make sure you have your colored pencils sharpened and ready to go.

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Bloom: A Coloring Book
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1 Bloom: A Coloring Book

This book of botanical drawings has two pages made of a soft black velvet so you can shade away to your heart's content without having to worry about coloring outside the lines.

To buy: $12; amazon.com.

Coffee Coloring Book for Adults: An Adult Coloring Book
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2 Coffee Coloring Book For Adults

Your local coffee shop trips may be on pause, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brew yourself a strong cup at home and enjoy this coloring book filled with designs perfect for coffee lovers.

To buy: $8; amazon.com.

An Inspirational Colouring Book For Everyone: Be Fearless
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3 Be Fearless: An Inspirational Coloring Book

For some extra stress relief, color in these designs of positive affirmations and mantras, then put them on your fridge as a reminder (like you would your kiddo’s artwork).

To buy: $7; amazon.com.

Color At Home: A Young House Love Coloring Book
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4 Color At Home: A Young House Love Coloring Book

Created by Joan Borawski and New York Times best-selling authors Sherry and John Petersik of the home blog Young House Love, this coloring book is an interior design lover’s dream. Just look at those bookshelves!

To buy: $13; amazon.com.

Creative Haven Stunning Succulents Coloring Book
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5 Creative Haven Stunning Succulents Coloring Book

No green thumb? No problem. These pages are filled with succulents in macramé hanging baskets and intricate pots, so you can pretend to be the plant lady you aspire to be.

To buy: $6; amazon.com.

Country Farm Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book
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6 Country Farm Coloring Book

There’s something inherently charming about the beautiful country scenes and serene landscapes that fill these pages. Just get prepared for an overwhelming urge to bake an apple pie when you’re done.

To buy: $7; amazon.com.

Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring
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7 Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring

This parent-themed coloring book is the laugh you didn’t even know you needed. There’s even a “Bra Off, Hair Up, Sweats On” design, which feels very of-the-moment.

To buy: $9; amazon.com.

Mandala Daydream: Adult Coloring Book : Meditation Designs
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8 Mandala Daydream Adult Coloring Book

Mandala designs have long been a tool in art therapy thanks to their anti-stress patterns and intricate detailing. This book has 37 original drawings for you to get lost in.

To buy: $12; amazon.com.

Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation: Adult Coloring Books
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9 Coloring Books for Adults: Relaxation

Filled with dreamy bohemian florals, animals, and patterns, this relaxing coloring book is an Amazon best-seller thanks to the hundreds of shoppers who swear by it.

To buy: $7; amazon.com.

Color & Frame Coloring Book In the Garden
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10 Color & Frame Coloring Book: In the Garden

Because it’s designed with perforated one-sided pages and binding, this coloring book makes for an easy and sturdy canvas. Plus, you can easily rip out its pages and display your work when it’s done.

To buy: $7; amazon.com.