Powering through life's chaos is no small feat. You've checked on your family, your friends, your pets, your neighbors, but wait a minute... you forgot someone. There is one last person who deserves a little recognition for all they do. You! Sometimes, you just need a little pick-me-up to make sure you're looking out for the person you spend more time with than anyone else.
This list includes selections from luxury candles, decadent foodie splurges, and other tools for some much-needed self care. Go on and treat yourself - you deserve it!
This candle is just begging to set the mood for some serious "Me Time." I love the sophisticated, evocative fragrance of tobacco and Madagascar vanilla. Warm, earthy, smoky, just a touch sweet: a perfect cozy time candle. Made from natural soy wax and with a burn time of up to 45 hours, this is a beautiful addition to any reading nook or bath time soak.
Your crowning glory goes through a lot. The heat that keeps your home warm and cozy totally dries out your strands, not to mention the damage inflicted by any extra curling and flat ironing you might do. Olaplex's fans are nothing short of zealous in their love of the products. One Amazon reviewer described this bonding oil as "liquid gold." Work a drop or two through damp hair to strengthen, soften, detangle, and protect against heat styling up to 450 degrees. A dab on dry hair tames flyaways and adds shine. A little goes a long way!
Everything from stress to sun exposure can really do a number on your skin. If you find yourself waking up puffy and lethargic, a morning massage using an ice roller is just the thing to freshen you up. This one comes with two roller heads - one is stainless steel and the other is a bit like a plastic ice pack. Use it around your eyes, cheekbones, and jaw to lift and tone the skin, or roll it along sore muscles anywhere else you need some relief. Bliss!
It's never too early to think about your next beach trip. If you're already daydreaming about warm, sunny days, treat yourself to this stunning, vibrant towel that doubles as a gorgeous picnic blanket for lazy afternoons in the park. It's made from super soft 100% Turkish cotton that is lightweight and super absorbent, perfect for drying off poolside.
This convenient, undated planner is designed with big picture goal-setting in mind. Set your intentions and make note of important dates or appointments at the start of each week. There are blank, lined, and dotted pages for note-taking and list-making, as well as a contacts section. Papier's planners make Adulting both easy and chic.
Oversized gold bows hang prettily from dainty hook closures for a pair of earrings that are both sweet and statement-making. These pretties are ready for a glam party as well as a day when you feel like dressing up for no reason at all! I, for one, am obsessed.
A nice fountain pen can make even your weekly grocery list feel important, like you're writing the Declaration of Independence (that is, if the Preamble made mention of milk and orange juice.) The Kaweco Classic Sport is widely considered to be the best bang-for-your-buck fancy pen that's also suitable for everyday use. Reviewers love it for its smooth ink flow and precise nib. Its petite 10.5 cm size is ideal for carrying around in your pocket, plus the cap is screw-top style to prevent leaks.
Tartuflanghe's Black Truffle Pearls is a fascinating little condiment. It's black truffle juice treated with sodium alginate - a naturally occurring byproduct of brown algae commonly used in molecular gastronomy. This results in tiny little spheres perfect for topping potatoes, soft-scrambled eggs, blinis, or whatever else might benefit from a truffle's earthy umami flavor. A perfect treat-yourself treat for a foodie.
Believe it or not, this gorgeous and functional piece of decor is less than $50. A durable polystyrene frame supports the stunning agate-like printed glass. Use it to serve snacks and drinks at your next cocktail get together or for styling the coffee table!
Buff away dull skin with this Swedish exfoliating sonic facial brush. Made from hygienic silicone, this baby pulses 8000 times per minute, getting deep into pores to remove 99% of makeup, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Apply cleanser to the brush side and gently scrub for 90 seconds. Rinse, apply your favorite serums, then use the other side of the head to massage the product into the skin for another 90 seconds to increase circulation and aid in absorption. There's even a heat mode for an extra spa-like experience.
Social situations can be tricky for those who don't imbibe. Luckily, there are tons of delicious new booze-free products on the market. High Rhode is a gently caffeinated, non-alcoholic cocktail base from Kin Euphorics made with nootropics, adaptogens, and groovy botanicals like Rhodiola Rosea to lift the mood and inspire conversation. The flavor notes are hibiscus, orange bitters, licorice root, and sea salt, making this is fabulous and flavorful mocktail option.
While not everything that carries the goop seal of approval is worth their (usually considerable) price tag, the GOOPGENES line of lip balms absolutely is. Their clean formula glides on so silky smooth. Argan, jojoba, coconut, sunflower, and castor seed oils soothe dry, cracked lips and keep them moisturized all day long. And the translucent colors are flattering on dang near everyone. This set includes a clear balm, Sheer Rose, and Translucent Garnet.
There's something so satisfying about a brand new set of pajamas. This timeless two-piece from Joyaria is a button-down top with a notched collar plus a pair of elastic waist drawstring pants. Both feature contrasting accent piping for an added layer of style. The material is 95% bamboo viscose and 5% spandex, meaning they have a little stretch and they're super-breathable. Hot sleepers, these are the jammies for you!
I think it's safe to say these past couple of years we've all become much more aware of the germiness of everyday objects. Think of how many times a day you touch your phone! Now think of the last time you gave it a good wipe down with a cleansing pad. It's probably been a while, right? A UV light box like this one makes easy work of sanitizing small items like your phone, Airpods, car keys, jewelry, even eyeglasses. The eight true LED U-V-C lamps inside eliminate 99% of bacteria in just three minutes. Plus, this light box also acts as a wireless charger! Now that's smart.
If your hands are in need of some loving hydration, you must pick up some Weleda Skin Food. It is heaven-sent. And really, it can be used anywhere on the body, even the face. Formulated with calming chamomile, rosemary, and pansy extracts in a base of super-moisturizing sweet almond and sunflower oils, Skin Food's texture is lavishly rich and emollient. And it smells divine.
Belgium-based Godiva has been delighting the world with their confections for nearly 100 years. In each collection box of truffles, you can find mouth-watering flavors like dark chocolate, salted almond, creme brulee, and Aztec spice. Each assortment is packed with care inside one of their gorgeous gold-trimmed boxes for a luxurious and decadent treat.
A heavy chain bracelet like this one from Miabella is an excellent entrée into the chunky jewelry trend if you're looking to dip a toe in. Made from high-quality 18k gold-plated sterling silver, it's free of nickel and resistant to tarnish. This versatile little bauble is pretty enough to wear on its own but can also be layered with daintier pieces to dress it up.
Just like the aforementioned new pajamas, there's just something delightful about a fresh pair of slippers. This super-soft criss-cross slides feature plush, high pile faux fur on both the upper and the insole, keeping your tootsies toasty all night long. Available in ten beautiful colors, there's a perfect pair for everyone's downtime.
I love JBL's versatile little Clip 3 bluetooth speaker. The sound quality is seriously impressive given its size. Fully-charged, the battery lasts ten hours and in addition to streaming music wirelessly, it also acts as an echo-cancelling speaker phone. The metal carabiner-style clip latches easily to anything from a backpack to a beach bag or your belt loop. Plus, it's waterproof even when fully submerged, so if bath time karaoke is your thing (it's certainly mine...), you could hang it from your shower curtain and jam while you soap up.
Has your travel tumbler seen better days? Has it sustained knicks and scratches by dozens of rides through the dishwasher? It's time to treat yourself to a new one. You deserve it, and your coffee deserves it. The Horizon Tumbler from CamelBak is stainless steel with a dishwasher safe powdercoat finish. The vacuum insulated double wall keeps your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature while the Tri-Mode lid and non-slip silicone base prevent spills and splashes. And it's free from BPA, BPS, and BPF, so you can sip with peace of mind.
It's the 21st century and the Amazon Smart Plug wants to help you and your home finally make the leap into the Internet of Things. This little Wi-Fi-connected gadget plugs into any standard outlet and works exclusively with Alexa to control anything from light switches to coffee makers to outdoor holiday lighting. Use the Alexa voice-activation you already know and love or control it with the app. It'll even show you how much electricity you use and give you tips on how to conserve energy and save money.
Maybe your New Year's Resolution is to make more of an effort to keep your mind sharp. Along with doing your daily Sudoku or crossword puzzle, why not try sipping on a mushroom superfood latte? Your Super Magic Mushroom powder is a blend of six superfoods: cacao, reishi, ashwagandha, chaga, cinnamon, and lucuma. These ingredients are said to support brain health, ease stress, and give you a dose of natural energy. Stir a teaspoonful into coffee, smoothies, or the hot milk of your choosing and enjoy!