My Friends and I Are Gifting Each Other Self-Care Gifts This Year. Here's What I've Got My Eye On
Every year, my friends and I exchange gifts for the holidays. We decided on a classic White Elephant situation, but I suggested a twist: Instead of the usual booze and candy, this year, every gift will be all about self-care. I'm talking anything that promotes better sleep, a healthy body and CBD everything—you get the gist. Here are 11 potential prezzies I've got my eye on.
1. YEAR OF OURS Football lace-up stretch leggings
Inspired by American sportswear, these aptly named 'Football' leggings are made from supportive stretch fabric with laced details up the front. The lace-up feature acts almost like a mini corset (hello, hourglass), without being too tight or uncomfortable.
2. Eco-Friendly Cotton Rounds Set
'Tis the season to help your friends become more eco-friendly. These soft terrycloth pads are an easy, earth-friendly alternative to disposable cotton pads that gently remove makeup or apply toner. Best of all, they're super easy to clean: Just put them in the included mesh pouch and toss them in the laundry with your clothes.
3. LES GIRLS LES BOYS Printed crepe de chine pajama set
Sleep health is an essential part of any good wellness routine, and that includes cute jammies. This set comes with a slinky camisole with adjustable straps and elastic-waist shorts, all in a cheetah print that's way chicer than whatever oversize college T-shirt your best friend is still wearing.
4. The Organic Pharmacy Skin Brush
This brush delivers an intense purifying and exfoliating effect for your skin. Made with natural bristles, it's ideal for using on dry skin with a few drops of oil to shed dead skin and promote circulation. (Here's why you should add skin-brushing to your daily routine.)
5. goop beauty G.TOX TRAVEL KIT
This handy kit has everything you need to transform your hotel shower or bath into a spa-like, detoxifying experience. It includes an activated-charcoal-and-coriander bath soak, a whipped shampoo made of exfoliating Himalayan salt and hydrating moringa oil, a luxuriously creamy body wash and a body scrub made with hydrating oils that leave skin both polished and super-moisturized.
6. P.E NATION Resurgence striped stretch sports bra
Designed for low to medium-intensity workouts, this cute sports bra is double lined at the front to provide both comfort and support. It has an elasticated band and racer-back to allow a full range of movement. Psst...there are also matching 'Resurgence' leggings, if you're into that sort of thing.
7. Skin Gym Gua Sha Sculpting Tool
A traditional Asian healing technique, Gua Sha uses smooth massage tools to gently "scrape" the surface of your skin. As it glides over your face and body, it helps promote blood flow and circulation and reduces irritation and inflammation.
8. ANYA HINDMARCH SMELLS Washing Powder scented candle
Inspired by the scent of sun-dried laundry, this British candle is infused with notes of Hyacinth and Mimosa to evoke the feeling of slipping into a freshly made bed. Best of all? It has a burn time of about 100 hours.
9. This Works Sleep Plus Dream Body Cream
Infused with a relaxing blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver, this luxe body cream activates while you rest. Formulated with a compound of retinol, amino acids and hyaluronic acid, it's meant to help reduce dryness and diminish the signs of aging, so you wake up looking and feeling refreshed.
10. SLIP Embroidered silk eye mask
Slip's silk eye mask is a cult favorite. Made from the highest grade of mulberry silk, it's designed to block out light so you'll fall asleep faster, and protect against damage to the skin and hair. This version takes it to the next level: Embroidered with 'Incredible Woman,' it's an ideal pick for all of the badass ladies in your life.
11. BEAUTYBIO Rose Quartz Roller
This facial roller helps instantly contour and reduce facial puffiness while promoting lymphatic drainage and helping to tighten and reduce the appearance of pores. The rose quartz is hand-selected from the purest, sustainably harvested materials in Brazil.
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