20 Self-Care Gifts Everyone Could Use Right Now
Let’s be real: We all could use some extra self-care this holiday season. Since that looks a little different for everyone, we rounded up 17 various options—from indulgent beauty buys to cozy loungewear and weighted blankets to subscription services—so that there’s something to meet the needs of everyone on your shopping list. Scroll on for our specially-curated collection self-care essentials that'll make thoughtful gifts this season.
The name really says it all. This gift is a one-stop self-care shop, filled with luxe body and makeup products from French Girl Organics, a bath sponge, and lavender eye mask. Think of it as an easy way to bring a spa-like vibe home. Plus, it all comes in gorgeous handwoven basket that can be repurposed after.
CBD brands are a dime-a-dozen these days, but no one does it quite like Equilibria. They use hand-harvested, single-source, organic, non-GMO hemp oil to ensure you’re getting the best of the best (and even offers unique features like consults with specialists to help you determine personalized dosage for their oral supplements). This holiday set features some of their best topical offerings—a stress-busting bath soak, muscle-relieving cream, and new multi-purpose oil. Plus, 5 percent of sales go to support Black Girl Ventures.
Consider these the coziest, softest, most glorious house shorts, ever. Inspired by the comfort of a pair of boxers, they have a similar cut and style—but are totally appropriate to wear out in public if needed. Available in 11 color combos, they’re also unisex.
No acupuncturist nearby? No problem. This specially-designed mat and pillow combo offers all of the same benefits as an acupuncture session: reduced aches and pains, improved mood, better sleep, you name it. All you have to do is lay down. (And no, it doesn’t hurt at all.)
No sauna nearby? Also no problem. A quick session tucked into this blanket increases your body temp and gets you sweating to burn calories, detox, and relieve aches and pains. The experience is somehow both relaxing and energizing, the ideal takeaway for any self-care moment.
This bath soak is touted as an emotional detox—and really, who couldn’t use that these days? A blend of Epsom and Himalayan salts helps calm and relax your bod, while a carefully-chosen blend of essential oils and botanicals detox your mind. (All arguably better for your physical and mental well-being than an actual martini.)
Give the gift of good vibes only. This chic copper set is handcrafted by artisans in India, totally functional yet beautiful enough to display as a piece of art work. It comes with a bundle of sustainably-harvested palo santo sticks; burn them to help cleanse your space of negative energy.
Showering can either be a basic hygiene practice or a totally spa-like experience—maybe it’s just us, but we think the latter sounds far more enjoyable. Swap your showerhead out for this one (don’t worry, no tools needed for install) and you’re good to go. It comes with aromatherapy capsules that diffuse delightful essential oil-based scents straight into the water spray, turning even a quickie shower into a moment of relaxation. The perfect gift for a busy mom, perhaps?
In our opinion, snuggling up with a weighted blanket is the ultimate form of self-care, but this one really ups the ante. Rather than being filled with the standard glass beads found in most weighted blankets, this one contains pieces of clear quartz, rose quartz, and amethyst to further help calm and soothe you, while drawing out negativity.
The perfect piece for at-home lounging, this midi-robe is made from supremely soft, handwoven cotton, with a tie closure and pockets (very important). It also comes in four color-ways so you can look extra stylish while lounging comfortably.
If ever there were a year that our hands deserved a little extra TLC, this is most definitely it. This hand wash-hand cream duo boasts luxe formulas, sophisticated scents, and comes housed in ultra-chic aluminum packaging. Not to mention, this is arguably the most practical gift for 2020.
These adult gummies contain 20mg of broad-spectrum CBD to ease stress and help promote a calm, focused mood. The beloved brand's limited-edition holiday flavor is slightly sweet and fruity with a hint of ginger—no displeasing taste of hemp detectable.
Each of these beautiful candles are hand-poured and infused with both jasmine essential oil and a lepidolite crystal, both known to promote love and romance. Made of 100-percent natural soy wax with a beeswax wick, they also have an impressive 145-hour burn time. We love this one, specifically, as a gift for someone who’s focused not only on more self-care, but also more self-love, or for those looking to manifest a new romantic relationship.
Sometimes self-care means spending a little extra time on yourself, and this plentiful set makes it easy to do just that. It comes chock-full-of skincare, makeup, and haircare standouts, among other things, all housed in a cute and practical canvas cosmetic case.
This subscription box is centered entirely around self-care. Choose from one of three variants based on what you think your recipient could benefit most from—energy, sleep, and relaxation. Each one is carefully curated with a variety of wellness items to target those needs; choose from one, three, and 12-month subscriptions.
It’s well-known that having plants in your living space is good for you—and this techy garden makes it easy to do exactly that, even for those lacking a green thumb. The WiFi garden syncs to an app that offers helpful advice on things such as watering, while automated LED lighting means this works even for tiny and dark apartments. It relies on soil-less seed pods, too (read: no mess). FYI, there are basil pods included, but other ones for assorted plants, flowers, and herbs available separately as well.
This plush wrap is filled with 4 lbs of glass beads, providing soft pressure that relieves tension in the neck and shoulders. Use it while lounging on the couch for added relaxation or when working from home to improve posture; it has a snap closure to ensure a secure fit while laying down and sitting up.
There are plenty of online streaming services for all kinds of yoga classes, but we’re partial to this one for several reasons. The biggest reason being that most of their on-demand yoga, meditation, and pilates classes are filmed in national parks and gorgeous natural settings, bringing an added element of serenity to your practice. And to the point of self-care, there’s even a whole section of yoga classes dedicated towards focusing on mental health.
Born out of founder Adam Graser’s own need to combat anxiety and stress during the pandemic, this is a journal unlike any other. It’s completely customizable, from the cover to the layout of the pages, where you can choose to add certain prompts. Think self-care driven concepts such as “attitude of gratitude” and “today I say ‘no’ to,” which Graser worked with therapists to craft to ensure journaling becomes a truly therapeutic process. Plus, a percentage of proceeds from every journal sold go to support the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Designed to help get you get your phone out of your bedroom, this is so much more than a basic alarm clock. There are standard features, of course, such as a dimmable display and two-phase alarm, but it also has custom content that you can play right through the clock—breathwork, sound baths, meditations, playlists, and more. It’s one easy way to help ensure your bedroom is as calming and stress-free of a space as possible.
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