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10 Ways to Give Yourself the BEST Holiday Gift: Self-Care

Self-care is the best holiday gift you can give to yourself.

By Liz Kennedy

It's no secret the holidays are seriously stressful — the constant shopping, the endless parties, and, of course, all the family time. All these stressors can leave you exhausted and cranky, but instead of taking your stress out on Santa’s cookie platter, think about all the ways you can treat yourself in a more healthy manner — like slipping on a comfy robe post-bath or sipping on homemade matcha while giving yourself a mani. Sound nice? I thought so.

So do yourself a solid this holiday season and give yourself the gift of less stress with one (or more!) of these wellness gifts. 

Jade Facial Roller


A wellness tool that’s been used for thousands of years, the jade roller is used on your face to improve circulation, reduce wrinkles, relieve tension, and replenish your facial muscles. Simply roll it on your face to reap the benefits of this ancient tool. 

Calming Lavender Heat Pillow


Need ultimate relaxation? Pop this pillow in the microwave for two minutes and let the warmth and luxurious lavender smell ease your aches and pains — the perfect ending to a long day. 

Acupressure Mat and Pillow


While this mat may look like a torture device, it’s actually used to release happiness endorphins. Inspired by acupressure, the plastic points along the mat release natural pain-relieving hormones. A 10-minute session on this mat will provide you with a sense of joy and increased energy.

Oil Pulling Kit


You’ve seen all the wellness Instagram influencers add oil pulling to their morning routines, and now it’s time for you to give it a try. Based on Ayurvedic practice, oil pulling (aka swishing coconut oil in your mouth) is said to improve oral and overall heath. This special kit comes with peppermint coconut oil that is cold-pressed from 12 coconuts and a bamboo spoon. 

Flutter Robe


Slip into something more comfortable. This floral kimono is delicately light and perfect for lounging: Simply pair with fuzzy slippers and you're all set for optimum relaxation.

Matcha Kit


Give yourself the gift of antioxidants. Said to be one of the most beneficial drinks in the world, this traditional tea set is perfect for anyone new to matcha. The bamboo whisk will create the perfect bowl of matcha. 

S’well Water Bottle


Stay hydrated all day long. Designed to keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, the S’well bottles are vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottles perfect for those on-the-go. Plus, they come in all different shapes and designs, so you can find your perfect hydration match. 

Moon Dust


No, it’s not actual dust from the moon, but rather blends of adaptogenic superherbs and super mushrooms to help combat the effects of stress on the body and to nourish you from the inside out. This set includes a variety of 12 dust sachets — Spirit, Beauty, Power, Brain, Dream, and Sex — that you can add to coffee, water, smoothies, or even over ice cream. 

ella+mila Nail Polish Me Collection


Take your at-home mani to the next level with this gorgeous 10-pack of toxin-free nail polish. These nail polishes do not contain the harmful ingredients — formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin, camphor­­ — that most other nail polishes do, so you can feel even better about your manicure­.

TaoTronics Essential Oils Diffuser


Want to create a spa-like experience in your house? Diffuse your favorite scents with this LED essential oil diffuser. Perfect for creating a relaxing environment, this diffuser adds essential moisture to the room, raises the air quality, and also provides light therapy. 

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender


There are blenders, and then there is the Vitamix — we promise it’s worth the investment. Make the smoothest smoothies or hot soups without a stove; use it as a coffee grinder, a frozen treats maker, or a batter mixer: This will become your most-used kitchen tool. With speeds to control every texture, you’re going to want to make basically everything in this. 

Diptyque Mini Candle Set


Set the mood with this set of five unique fragrances. These mini candles will create a relaxing and cozy atmosphere, whether you’re sipping wine on the couch or tea in your bubble bath. 

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