13 of the Best Self-Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Year, Because You Deserve It

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During the holidays, many of us are trying to think of creative, engaging, and affordable gift ideas for friends and loved ones before December 25. But what about ourselves? We've gathered 13 of the best self-care gifts to give yourself this year below, so you can treat yourself to something special this Christmas.

1. Gravity Weighted Blanket; $195


Weighted blankets evenly distribute pressure around your body, so it feels like you're being hugged. Gravity weighted blankets are the most popular on the market right now, and feature a micro-plush duvet cover with an inner weighted piece that contains fine-grade glass beads. Some reviewers claim that this blanket has helped reduce their stress and anxiety levels, while others recommend it to anyone struggling with insomnia, as the blanket helped lull them into a restful sleep. They're available in gray, white, and navy, and come in 15-, 20-, 25-, and 35-pound size options.

Buy it: Gravity

2. RENPHO Foot Massager Machine; $110


If you struggle with soreness and discomfort because you spend most of the day on your feet, a massage could help you feel better. However, getting a foot massage on command is easier said than done—unless you have a device like the RENPHO foot massager. This device can fit feet up to men's size 12, and is ergonomically designed to deliver an all-over foot massage that feels just like getting the real thing, reviewers say. It also features three kneading and three squeeze intensities, so you can customize it to avoid having your tickle reflexes set off.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Capri Blue Glass Jar Candle; $24

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Anthropologie's iconic Volcano candle from Capri Blue will turn any room into a tropical island paradise (or, more aptly, make it smell like the inside of the store). Smell the citrus scents of lemons, limes, and sugared oranges mixed with other tropical fruits and rich natural verdant mountain aromas. Not only will this candle transport your mind far away, but the jar it comes in is pretty enough to keep as home decor even after you've burned the wick down to a stump.

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4. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs; $27


Baths are a great way to let your mind and body relax after a stressful day. LifeAround2Angels's gift set offers 12 different bath bombs for you to enjoy. They're all hand-crafted in California and individually wrapped (meaning you could gift a couple out as stocking stuffers this holiday season), and are formulated with skin-soothing ingredients, which can help nourish dry skin. You can also choose from refreshing scents like lemongrass green tea, kiwi and strawberry, and Victorian rose.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush; $12

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Give your scalp a rest by using this detangling brush. Designed to work well on dry or wet hair, this brush has cone-shaped bristles that separate hair sideways instead of down, so it could help get rid of knots and tangles without tugging too harshly on sensitive strands. With over 48,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating, this product could be an excellent addition to your self-care ritual.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Bombas Women's Originals Calf Socks; $13


Having nice socks to wear is a small way to stay cozy and treat yourself during the winter. Bombas spent two years researching and designing its honeycomb socks for premium comfort and support. The best part of this gift is that when you give yourself to a pair of Bombas socks, the company donates a pair to homeless shelters.

Buy it: Bombas

7. Bamboo Bathtub Tray; $30

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Love luxuriating in the tub as a way to treat yourself after a long day? This adjustable bamboo tray will take your next bubble bath to the next level. It's designed to extend from 29.5 inches to 43 inches wide, so it will cover almost any bathtub, and offers a holder for books and tablets. This pick even includes a wine glass holder, perfect for optimal relaxation.

Buy it: Amazon

8. TRUREMEDY Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak with Epsom Salt and Mint; $13

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Whether you stand on your feet at work, chase after children, or walk around a city, your feet can get tired quickly. This foot soak is made with Epsom and sea salt, and formulated with tea tree, peppermint, and other natural oils to help soften calluses, reduce odors, and leave feet feeling more refreshed than ever.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Blissy Standard White Silk Pillowcase; from $70


Some folks swear by silk pillowcases, claiming they can improve hair and skin health. While the science around these claims is iffy, they can be an absolutely great thing to splurge on if you're interested in adding more opulence to your bedding. Blissy pillowcases are made from 100 percent Mulberry silk and are available in standard, queen, and king sizes.

Buy it: Blissy

10. Evolve Organic Beauty Bio-Retinol Gold Mask; $20

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All that glitters isn't gold, but with Evolve Organic Beauty's Bio-retinol gold mask, you'll be adding some memorable dazzle to your skincare routine. All you have to do is slather a layer of this gilded paste onto your skin for five minutes and let it soak in all the oils, fatty acids, and vitamins packed into this skincare treat.

Buy it: Credo

11. Houseplant Jungle 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle; $17


Puzzles can be a relaxing way to unwind either alone or with another person, and research has linked them to improved cognitive and visual-spatial reasoning, along with other health benefits. You'll have no trouble keeping busy with this 1000-piece jungle puzzle from Gailson. This vibrant houseplant jigsaw puzzle features 51 different plant leaves from photographer Troy Litten and could satisfy your love of nature while providing hours of entertainment.

Buy it: Amazon

12. Joy Wellness Customizable Journal; $28


Practice mindfulness and track your goals with this bespoke journal. You can design and choose the color, font, and wording for this through the Papier site. This journal is good for 12 weeks of jotting down notes about all your wellness-supporting activities, and includes spaces for goal setting and reflections so that you can track your progress in the end.

Buy it: Papier

13. Amazon Explore: Toyko; $40


The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder to travel to other parts of the world, and many are still cautious about venturing overseas. If you want to travel but are still unsure, Amazon Explore might be your great escape. With over 200 experiences to choose from, narrowing down your itinerary might be a challenge. This experience with rickshaw tour company Ebisuya will take you on a personalized tour of Tokyo to meet local Japanese people, shop in their stores, and uncover new places along the way without leaving your home.

Buy it: Amazon

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