Self-care gifts are the gifts that keep on giving.
After all, everyone can use a little more self-love—including you!
That might mean donning a sheet mask or taking a long hot soak in the tub (or ideally, both at the same time). Or it could be about getting more sleep, releasing stress or just having the chance to lounge around.
Whatever "me time" looks like for you or your loved ones, here are 20+ gifts to inspire self-care:
The Best Self-Care Gifts of 2020
Herbivore Self-Love Body Ritual Kit
Herbivore Self-Love Body Ritual Kit is all you need for a self-care session. It includes two of my favourite body scrubs (both reviewed here), plus a jasmine-scented body oil, all made with natural ingredients.
The Nue Co. Functional Fragrance
The Nue Co. Functional Fragrance is an anti-stress supplement in the form of a unisex fragrance. After studying data on the connection between scent and emotion, the company created this woody, smoky, spicy scent—which is scientifically proven to calm and reduce stress.
TULA Self-Care Sunday Nourishing Face Mask
TULA Self-Care Sunday Nourishing Face Mask is an intensive moisturizing mask that gives your skin some TLC. It contains ceramides, probiotics and various skin "superfoods" (like apple extract) to boost hydration and reduce inflammation.
Patchology Perfect Weekend FlashMasque Kit
Patchology Perfect Weekend FlashMasque Kit is for when your weekend plans involve Netflix and sheet masks. This set gives you three of the latter: a hydrating mask, an illuminating mask and a milk peel mask (with lactic acid and fruit enzymes).
Vitruvi Quiet Time Diffuser Set
Vitruvi Quiet Time Diffuser Set helps you enjoy quiet moments at home with an essential oil diffuser plus a calming blend of geranium, ylang-ylang, clary sage and amyris oils. The diffuser itself is handcrafted from matte ceramic, and uses ultrasonic technology to give you three hours of non-stop aromatherapy (or seven hours of 30-second intervals). I have one and use it all the time!
Slip Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection
Slip Ultimate Beauty Sleep Collection gets you ready for some serious beauty sleep. This set includes a silk pillowcase, sleep mask and three scrunchies (one large, two small). I'm using this eye mask at the moment and it's pure luxury!
Vertly CBD Infused Bath Salts
Vertly CBD Infused Bath Salts are a blend of Epsom and Dead Sea salts, spiked with hemp-derived CBD (a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis) to soothe aches and soreness. They're also scented with natural lavender, lemon and sage.
Sephora Favorites Treat Yourself: Your Self Care Essentials Set
Sephora Favorites Treat Yourself: Your Self Care Essentials Set is a set of 13 self-care essentials for skin, hair and makeup. Included are full sizes of a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, an IT Cosmetics brow pencil, a Beautyblender sponge and a NEST candle. Plus you get travel sizes of mascara, powder, cleanser, face oil, peel, body cream, vitamin gummies, texturizing spray and dry shampoo.
The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care
The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care is a new book by Anna Borges, senior health editor at Self magazine. It's filled with more than 200 tips, activities and stories from experts and everyday people—all to help you navigate self-care in our chaotic world.
Lano The Ultimate Strength Hand Duo
Lano The Ultimate Strength Hand Duo is a set of two intensive hand creams that truly work. (The brand calls this formula "the hand cream for hand cream experts," and it's not hard to see why!) I believe it's the nourishing lanolin that makes these the most effective creams I've found for healing dry, chapped hands.
Ban.do Self Care Lounge Hoodie
Ban.do Self Care Lounge Hoodie is the literal interpretation of self-care—throwing on a cozy, comfy hoodie made from extra-soft, pre-shrunk fleece.
This Works With Sleep Comes Beauty
This Works With Sleep Comes Beauty gives you a nighttime ritual for winding down and encouraging peaceful sleep. There's a bath soak, shower gel, pillow spray and candle, and they're all scented with a relaxing aromatherapy blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver essential oils.
Shhhowercap Shower Cap
Shhhowercap Shower Cap is the stylish way to protect your hair from water and humidity. Available in a range of prints, the cap is 100 percent waterproof and stays in place thanks to its sturdy rubber grip. It's also antibacterial and machine-washable.
Goop G.Tox Travel Kit
Goop G.Tox Travel Kit transforms any shower or bath into a detoxifying experience. You get a creamy body wash, an invigorating scalp scrub, a charcoal-based bath soak (reviewed here) and a body scrub (reviewed here). I was gifted this entire kit and it's so pampering!
UGG Stellan Weighted Faux Fur Wellness Blanket
UGG Stellan Weighted Faux Fur Wellness Blanket is a super soft weighted blanked made from machine-washable faux fur. Weighted blankets provide soft pressure when draped over your body, and are said to help encourage sleep and reduce anxiety.
Modern Sprout Make Time to Unwind
Modern Sprout Make Time to Unwind inspires sweet dreams with not only a pillow spray, sleep mask and candle, but also a fragrant lavender plant. The self-watering grow kit includes everything you need—no green thumb required.
Kypris Puff of Love Nurturing Anytime Moisturizer
Kypris Puff of Love Nurturing Anytime Moisturizer is a way to show your skin some love, with a blend of botanical ingredients. This lightweight but nourishing moisturizer is whipped up from shea butter, baobab seed oil, bacillus (a fermented ocean extract) and glutathione (an antioxidant). And the packaging sure is pretty!
Skin Gym Skin Camp
Skin Gym Skin Camp is a pick-me-up for tired eyes. This kit includes three pairs of eye gel masks, plus a mini rose quartz roller to boost circulation and reduce puffiness. Of course, you could also use the roller on the rest of your face, too!
Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hair Brush
Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hair Brush is from the best hair brush brand in the world, as any hairstylist will agree. As I explained here, they last forever and are one of the all-time best beauty investments. Choose from a range of different models and sizes for different hair types. Everyone needs one of these!
Nécessaire x Kosas The Full Body Set
Nécessaire x Kosas The Full Body Set solves the most common dry skin dilemmas with two hydrators. You get a fragrance-free body lotion plus a hyaluronic acid-based lip balm, both made using only clean ingredients.
Eberjey Lady Godiva Classic Robe
Eberjey Lady Godiva Classic Robe is a soft, lace-trimmed jersey robe that's perfect for lounging around. I actually just bought one myself, after searching long and hard for a robe that was both lightweight and elegant (and this fits the bill!).
Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit
Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit has your back for every "mini emergency" (think: chipped nail polish, bad breath or a wardrobe malfunction!). The kit includes 17 essentials, from deodorant to breath drops to safety pins.
Simple Self The Self-Care Planner
Simple Self The Self-Care Planner is a six-month daily planner that helps you meet your health and wellness goals. Along with quotes from inspiring women, it has sections for you to track your meals, water and exercise, plus monthly reflection pages for motivation and encouragement.
Diptyque Mini Candle Set
Diptyque Mini Candle Set is five travel-sized candles from the most beloved candle brand. Of course, you get Baies, along with Figuier, Muguet, Ambre and Verveine scents. They also do double-duty, because you can re-use the vessels as makeup holders when they're done!
Kopari Wrapped in Coconut
Kopari Wrapped in Coconut is a trio of clean, coconut-based self-care products. There's an aluminum-free deodorant, a petroleum-free lip balm, and a jar of 100 percent coconut oil (a.k.a. "the mother of all multitaskers").
Basic Purity Raise Your Radiance Mini Meditation Set
Basic Purity Raise Your Radiance Mini Meditation Set is said to help activate your spiritual awareness. The five-piece kit contains a roll-on aromatherapy oil; a candle; an amethyst crystal; a cedar and sage bundle to smudge out negative energy; and Palo Santo wood for sealing in positive energy.
Red Light Man Red-Infrared Combo Mini
Red Light Man Red-Infrared Combo Mini is a powerful light for red light therapy, giving you the best of the red and infrared spectrum. This is actually Red Light Man's bestselling light, and the one he recommends if you're just getting started. You can use it to treat your skin, hair, muscles and so much more! Get the lowdown on red light therapy (and why I love it) in my series here and here.
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