While the holidays are touted as “the most wonderful time of the year,” sometimes they can also kind of feels like the worst. Strenuously long gift lists, crowded malls, and tundra-like weather is just so much to handle, so why not treat yourself to something good while you’re out there treating everyone else? This year, put yourself at the top of your list and give to gift of self care. It’s time to treat yourself—you deserve it.
Self care 101: Grab a bath bomb (or three). This Lush set features the lavender-scented Twilight bomb, a sparkly star-shaped bath melt, and a shimmer-filled boy butter bar to give your skin a glowing treatment.
Don’t scoff at the power of a good coloring book. If you can’t find the right curse word to express your aggression, this coloring book has right what you’re looking for. It’s the perfect addition to any foulmouthed artist’s life.
Okay, we know this is a splurge (especially for a candle), but we also know that there is no gift like the gift of Jo Malone. Let the fragrance’s warm and inviting scents of dark amber, ginger and water lily fill your space.
Not into candles? Then this oil diffuser will change your life (or just your home). Not only does it look good, but it smells good, too.
Sometimes, all you need is a better sleep schedule to get out of a wintertime funk. This light not only helps regulate your sleep schedule, but it also has different soothing sounds, breathing exercises, and personalized settings to mimic the sun’s natural schedule for a clear and calm mindset. Think of it as your childhood nightlight, with a much-needed glow-up.
A hot cup of tea can always soothe the soul. Why not make it in something just as soothing?
For those of us who don’t have a significant other (or cat!) to cuddle at night, this weighted blanket will feel better than the tightest of hugs. It’s ulta-soft and offers added warmth on those cold winter nights.
Because nothing gets us more pumped and in the holiday spirit than a pair (or four!) of festive socks.
Like our emotions during the holiday season, our skin also faces many ups and downs. . This set from Joanna Vargas, which contains five different types of sheet masks, will help keep your skin calm and clear, no matter what the day (or your pores) throws in your way.
Sure, material items can make spirits a little brighter, but how about some enlightenment from within? Give meditation a try with a few of INSCAPE’s audio-guided meditation classes. Their studios transport you to another serene world, and their classes are comparatively inexpensive (a 35-minute session is $26!).
Stay warm and cozy even on your way home for the holidays with a comfy cashmere sweater. This one from The Elder Statesman is our favorite for its soft, plush feel with a warm ivory color that gives your average ugly sweater a run for its money.