Self-Care Gift Guide: Treat Yourself This Holiday Season
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I think that we can all agree that this year has been…challenging, to say the least. I think women especially have had a lot on their plate this year with having to deal with taking care of their families at home while also trying to work. That’s why I think it’s SO IMPORTANT to treat yourself this holiday season. It could be something as simple as buying yourself a scented candle to help you relax at the end of the day. Or go all out and upgrade your bath time routine to a full-on spa level relaxation! Just don’t forget about yourself this season while you are buying gifts for the whole family, cooking all the holiday meals, and just trying to make it through this year in general!
Luckily for you, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite self-care gifts. These are things that I either have or would buy for myself!
Self-Care Gifts for Women
I think lingerie is the perfect self-care gift. It’s functional, beautiful, and can make you feel like a million bucks. But finding a good bra can be a struggle. Especially when your body changes. I just had my second baby and my boobs are totally different sizes now! That makes it super frustrating to find a bra. Thankfully, ThirdLove has a FitFinder Quiz that helps you identify your breast shape to find the perfect fit and style for you. ThirdLove was the first brand I tried after having a baby because I’d heard great things about their bras. And I wasn’t disappointed! The 24/7 T-Shirt Bra was a perfect fit – even with my asymmetrical chest.
That’s why I’m excited to share about ThirdLove this holiday season. They have an amazing selection of beautiful (and comfortable) bras to choose from in a huge range of sizes – from AA through I cups and size 30 to 48 bands. They even have half sizes (like 34C 1/2)! With 80 sizes to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Go a little sexier with the 24/7 Lace Balconette Bra. Or go chic and comfy in the 24/7 Pima Cotton Plunge Bra!
A silk pillowcase is a little bit of luxury while you sleep. Besides being really comfortable, a silk pillowcase also helps with anti-aging because the fibers don’t pull at your face (causing more wrinkles) like cotton or linen pillowcases do. A silk pillowcase also helps prevent hair breakage for the same reason. So it’s a triple win! I feel like a silk pillowcase isn’t something you’d necessarily think of getting during the year so it’s the perfect self-care gift to elevate your bedtime!
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Now’s the time to upgrade your bedding! Can you tell that I think having a luxurious sleep experience is important? A good night’s sleep is ESSENTIAL self-care. It sets the tone for your entire day. You also spend like half your life sleeping so it’s important to be comfortable, amiright?! I’ve seen Parachute Bedding all over Instagram and I’m obsessed. I especially love the linen sheets. I think I’m drawn to linen because it’s supposed to look wrinkled and lived-in. Since I don’t usually make the bed I really like the idea of lived-in sheets.
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Candles and Incense
Candles and incense are an inexpensive self-care gifts that can totally change your mood. I LOVE lighting candles at the end of the day. I also love that candles are a decor item as well and an elevate the room even when they aren’t burning. My favorite candle is the Teakwood + Tobacco scented candle from P.F.Candle Co. Actually, all of their candles are my favorite and I’ve been buying them for years. P.F. Candle Co. also sells incense, which is newer to me. I just got some of their incense cones and I love the scent and watching the smoky tendrils swirl around.
Brooklyn Candle Studio is also a favorite brand of mine. I love the design of their candles and the scents are great as well. If you are looking to splurge on a luxurious candle then I would suggest Diptyque. Their rose candle has been on my wishlist for years!
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Nécessaire Body Care
If you are looking to upgrade your shower/body care routine then definitely check out Nécessaire. They are a clean skincare brand with minimalism and sustainability in mind. I’ve been using their body wash, body lotion, and body exfoliator and I love it! You can read my full review here. I’m obsessed with the Sandalwood scent and the minimalist packaging.
After a day of watching the kids I feel like I need a chill pill! OUAI actually makes relaxing bath bombs with hemp seed oil for extra relaxation. I’ve used OUAI hair and body products before but have yet to try these “pills”. I could definitely use a good soak though!
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It seems like I ALWAYS have to reheat my coffee a million times in the morning. Wouldn’t it be nice if a mug kept your coffee at the perfect temperature all day? Well you’re in luck because that’s exactly what an Ember Mug does! This mug can even be controlled with an app so you can customize the perfect drinking temperature. I’m SOLD!
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Who doesn’t love ooey gooey cookies? I love that these are super thick and cut in half (halfsies – get it?) so you can see all the yummy goodness inside! Every flavor looks absolutely delicious! I believe these sell out really quickly so get on the email list to be alerted of restocks!