The 14 best self-care gifts for anyone who needs a visit from the TLC fairy
Self-care isn’t selfish — and everyone needs to remember that! Luckily, the holiday season is the best time to think about the best self-care gifts you can give as a helpful reminder. After all, everybody loves a gift that’s all about pampering and relaxation.
It’s important to note that there are many different ways to practice self-care. Self-care can look like anything and everything — not just Instagram’s aesthetic version of self-care with face masks and spa days. Sometimes self-care is simply setting boundaries or opening a window!
TL; DR: Self-care is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and it’s not always easy.
However, for some people, that’s a cozy robe, and for others, that’s taking a moment for skin care with a pair of eye masks. Maybe you just want to let your bestie know that you’re thinking of them, wherever they are, with a friendship lamp or flower subscription. The best way to choose the right self-care gift is to think about what could be causing their stress and how you can help alleviate it with a gift.
To take the gift shopping off of your shoulders (that’s not self-care!), we rounded up a ton of editor-approved self-care gifts for both you and your loved ones. Yes, you too!
Yes, satin and silk pillowcases have a ton of beauty benefits, but they also just look and feel fancy. The fabric is luxuriously smooth and feels cool against the face. This is such a thoughtful gift for anyone to receive because quality beauty sleep is important.
You know that unreal feeling when you put a fresh bouquet in your home? The fun thing is that you can also literally gift that feeling. With an Urban Stems flower subscription, they'll receive fresh bouquets at their door weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
Choose between three different subscription plans: Classic ($55 per delivery), Seasonal ($75 per delivery) and Luxe ($105 per delivery). UrbanStems also has a wide variety of single bouquets if that's more your vibe!
Yes, gifting a robe is basic. However, it's basic for a reason. Everybody — and I mean everybody — loves to snuggle up with a good robe. This one from Nordstrom Rack is currently 27% off and comes in a variety of colors, including the above pink, gray, black, ivory and more.
While beauty products are usually a win when it comes to self-care gifts, you never really know how someone’s skin will react to the formula. Enter the Forever Eye Mask. The user will pair these reusable eye masks with the serum, gels, and moisturizers they already know and love.
The idea of a friendship lamp is simple: No matter where you are, you and your friend, loved one, relative, or whomever can stay connected with this set of interactive lamps. Just turn the light on, and it will immediately connect with the other lamp, no matter how far away. By gifting them this, you're basically saying that your love is just a touch away.
This best-selling vibrator has three versatile and simple-to-use settings, making it the perfect gift. The 100% platinum-grade silicone device comes with a cute canvas travel pouch and lock. Also, it's kind of chic.
"I have had this a few months and let me tell you this a game changer and a great toy to have in your collection," wrote one 5-star review from a Sephora shopper. "The battery life is good, I have only charged it twice since I have had it."
As annoying as the saying is, "look good, feel good" is accurate. Even a single swipe of neutral lipstick on a bad day can make anyone feel more alive. This one from MERIT is great because it's both long-lasting and pigmented while still hydrating and weightless.
Yes, this is a children's plush toy, but hear me out. There's really nothing like tightly hugging a cozy and soft stuffed animal and letting out a deep breath for those anxious and overwhelming days. And this bunny rabbit is so huggable.
As I looked around at the four strangers’ faces in the hot tub, I felt a frisson of anticipation and a sense of excitement – something I hadn’t felt for a long time. “Is this your first time?” the man to my left asked. “Yes,” I said, laughing nervously. “Welcome!” his partner said, smiling warmly.