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    32 Things For People Who Need A Little "Me Time"

    The new year already getting you stressed? Take a break!

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    1. A plush Lacoste robe you may be tempted to live in. Consider it your Relax Time uniform.


    This robe turned me into a robe person! It's one-size-fits-most so it's nice and big and cozy. I put it on right after the shower and it keeps me nice and warm while I dry off, apply my skincare routine, and brush my hair. I have no idea why I shivered in nothing but a small towel all these winters.

    Get it from Macy's for $100 (available in four colors).

    2. A morning refresh or evening unwind candle for early birds and night owls, respectively.


    Get the morning refresh and evening unwind candles from Homesick for $34.95.

    3. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll let you hole up and play roughly one bajillion different fun games. It's lighter and more portable than the classic Switch so you can hide with it in your room (or bathroom or closet or wherever people are not).


    It's really cool that the Nintendo Switch can hook up to your TV or pop out and become a portable device buuuut that thing is super heavy! Sometimes my fingers will go numb while playing. That's why the Lite is great for people on the move. Read more about why it might be a good idea to get the Lite even if you already have the classic Switch. Oh, and if you need some game recs, I recommend Breath of the Wild, Pokémon Sword, and Luigi's Mansion 3.

    Get it from Amazon for $199.50+ (available in four colors and with the option to include a memory card).

    4. Melatonin blackberry gummies that'll help you snooze, no matter the situation.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these worked. Sleeping pills and things to help me sleep haven’t been very helpful in the past. So being skeptical, I took twice the dosage. I ate four of the gummies instead of two. I figured it would help me get a much-needed nap and instead it might as well have caused me to go into a coma. Lol. I don’t know what you guys created but...I’m a huge fan. Knocked me right out! P.S. Only take the correct amount." —Austin M

    Get it from Amazon for $12.42+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Life is so much better when you have a waffle in each hand.


    Promising review: "I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in 1/3 cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone." —leahas

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A pair of sheepskin insole inserts to add the snuggle factor to your slippers.

    Promising review: "Nice quality shearling insoles. I have LL Bean house moccasins which are several years old and I just place a new insole into them each year. These are very nice and make my lovely old moccasins feel like new again. I’ve been using them every day since I got them last November and so far they are holding up very well." —Bianca K.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 6W–14M).

    7. A mug warmer to keep your coffee hot wherever you are, no trips back to the kitchen needed.


    Reviewers say it helps to top your mug with a silicone lid.

    Promising review: "I bought this to keep my tea warm. I figured I could use it on the cup, but actually decided to try it on the pot. I have a small 24 oz pot and it stays quite hot to the point where I have to let it cool a bit before I can drink it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A throw blanket so snuggly, you'll find yourself fighting over it with family members and pets alike. I'm sure you'll win!


    Promising review: "I really love this throw. It is soft and just the right amount of warmth. The throw is also 100% polyester and washes and dries nicely. It also looks just as nice at the picture. It does shed a bit. I am hoping it sheds less and less, but for now it is not that much." —Jacqueline L.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    9. A subscription to Book of the Month because you're going to need SOMETHING to do while hiding inside from the cold weather.

    Book of the Month

    This is a super fun subscription service that sends you a new or best selling hardcover book. Each month, BOTM features five awesome books, you pick one (or more), and it's sent right to your door. If you don't like any of the five recommended books, there is also a wider collection of older books to choose from, or you can skip a month. No more excuses for not reading more! Learn more about this subscription box.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    10. A rolling over-bed desk so you can turn working from home into working from bed.


    This is also good for breakfast in bed, reading, and other activities.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! Bought this to go over my king size bed for when my husband and I eat and watch a movie together. :) Works great! We also sometimes will work from our bed with our laptops and we left the sides and back off for more room. It fits great over our big bed and we both can work with both of our laptops and still have plenty of room on it. Received the item fast and was easy to put together. Great quality too! Thank you so much!" —Ni

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. An Amazon Fire Stick that lets you stream all the shows, movies, and music you could ever want.


    The Fire Stick is super easy to use and lets you stream all sorts of programs from Netflix to YouTube.

    Promising review: "Amazon itself is pure quality as far as I'm concerned, and the Fire Stick has made it even greater. I would feel safe in saying that 90% of all that we order comes from Amazon. The service and prices have been quality. With the Fire Stick, we have so much to choose from when it comes to movies, documentaries, weekly programs, and so much more. We've barely scratched the service that comes with it, yet we're already impressed with it. It is 100% a bargain all the way. Thanks Amazon, you are a great company." —anthony williams

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    12. A subscription to Winc, a service that mails bottles of wine straight to your door so you'll always have a glass waiting for you at home.


    Here's how it works: You take a quiz about your wine preferences. Then they suggest four wines to get you started. You can choose to swap some out or add more. They send similar bottles each month that are tasty and have pretty labels (almost as important as the taste, imo). As long as you get at least four bottles, shipping is free. You can skip a month or cancel anytime. Read my whole review of this cool subscription service.

    Get it from Winc for $13+/bottle.

    13. And an electric bottle opener that works so well, you'll realize you were living in the dark ages with that corkscrew all these years., Amazon

    Promising review: "My goodness...I have FINALLY found a wine bottle opener that works perfectly!!! This grammy doesn't always have the strength to use other wine bottle openers and this Oster bottle opener is that LAST wine bottle opener I'll ever have!!! Thank you, Oster!!! You know what you're doing...AWESOME! Thank YOU!!!" —QV

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A padded tub pillow so you can get really comfortable and settle in for the long haul.


    Promising review: "Don't let the pictures deceive you — this pillow is deceptively soft. I've used a lot of bath pillows over the years and this is by far my favorite. It's very robust and the suction cups are strong and don't slide around (it's best to use your fingernails to lift the suction cups off individually)." —Gary

    Get a two-panel pillow from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three styles).

    15. And a wine glass holder, because we all know what you're really doing in there for so long.


    Promising review: "I love this thing! The suction cup is hardcore and it holds all kinds of things, and it's small enough to throw in my backpack. I put my cocktail cup in it at the hotel pool and was the envy of other guests. Guess whose drink didn't get tossed out by accident...mine." —Flippy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    16. Aaand a drain cover so you can fill your tub all the way to the tippy top. We take bath time seriously around here.


    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A carbonated face mask that bubbles up on your face to add a little comedy to your bathing routine., Amazon

    This mask can help remove blackheads and exfoliate pores.

    Promising review: "Literally made my boyfriend's blackheads disappear! Made our faces feel so clean. I'm a mask junkie and have gotten masks from all the top brands from drugstores, Lush, Sephora, and Ulta. This is one of my new favorites! Also so much fun to watch it bubble up — feels like a spa treatment." —Katie Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A super-popular foot massager with deep-kneading rotating nodes — all your worries will just slip away when you turn it on.


    It has over 1,000 five-star reviews! This thing is WORTH IT!

    Promising review: "OMG I just got this and WOW it is wonderful. The heat is like putting on warm socks and the massage is as hard or soft as you select. And the air compression is GREAT!" —BL Meyer

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99, or get a foot roller for $18.95.

    19. A nail polish holder that hooks onto your hand, because your de-stressing activity should be as easy as possible.


    Promising review: "Great little device! I like to do my nails just before I go to bed so that I can lay my hands on top of the sheets and let them dry as I go to sleep. The problem is, I would try to hold the bottle between my raised knees, and it would slip and slide around. With Tweexy, I can do my nails anywhere, without having to squeeze the bottle between my knees, or needing to have a flat surface to keep it on." —Suzy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 12 colors).

    20. An under-desk hammock so you can put your feet up and take a breather when work gets out of hand.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    21. An Ostrich head pillow to fully block out the horror of other people's company.


    This quilted travel pillow completely surrounds your head so you can block out most sights and sounds. There are two side pockets to keep your hands nice and toasty. The pillow doesn't have the best neck support, but it's great for straight-up conking out on the floor.

    Promising review: "This is the world's greatest product, hands down! I lost my dignity a few years ago and have since been trying to find a way to face each day. Since I found this diver's mask I can finally be myself again. I'm not sure how many stars I gave this product because I'm wearing it now and can only see life through a 1/2 inch thick hole but it looks like I gave it 20 stars from my hole. Small children no longer ask me for things for some reason but at least I can't see the presidential election." —julio lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in two colors).

    22. A pack of squishy little animal friends you can squeeze whenever you need to blow off a little steam.


    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A funny or intricate coloring book to keep you distracted from your stress-inducing problems.,

    Get the farting animals for $5.99 or the complex ocean designs for $11.09 from Amazon.

    24. A bottle of lavender, hypoallergenic bubble bath made with plant-based ingredients that are gentle and mild while still being super foamy.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A wonderful pillow spray with lavender, vetiver, and chamomile that could help reduce anxiety and give you a restful sleep.


    Get it from Amazon for $23 or from Anthropologie for $29.

    26. A value pack of bath bombs for people who burn through those things like tissues. Hey, life is stressful, OK?,

    Promising review: "I shared these bath bombs with my family and we all really enjoyed using them. They were pleasantly fragranced, provided long-lasting fizziness, and left the bathroom smelling lovely for hours. There is a light coating on it to control the fizz, making it last longer than other bath bombs. It also lightly colored the water, providing a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely purchase again!" —J. Condrey

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $15.99.

    27. A lavender sleep cream with melatonin and chamomile that's basically a ticket to sleep town.


    Promising review: "I've been taking melatonin tablets for a couple of years with varied success. I bought this, used as a face cream; didn't seem to really help. A friend of mine recommended putting lavender oil on the soles of my feet, where substances are absorbed quickly into the body. It helped. So I then decided to put this cream on the bottom of my feet. Eureka! I sleep like a baby, now. Best sleep I've had in two years." —Almost retired

    Get it from Amazon for $12.92.

    28. A massaging shower head with 30 different settings so you can make sure your precious shower time is well spent.


    Promising review: "My family really loves this dual shower head. I especially love the mist setting on the large head — it filled my bathroom with with hot steam when I was very sick with the flu/pneumonia. The large head is great for relaxing muscles and washing your hair. I grab the small head to rinse body parts. The small hand-held shower head is also great for giving your dog a bath and washing down the shower walls and tub. Both heads have settings that are either high pressure or lower pressure, depending on how many holes have water jetting out of them as per setting selected. I bought this during a lightening deal, but I would buy it again at full price. This is a great product and easy to install." —M. Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    29. A bathtub caddy so you can get set up with all the entertainment or ambience-setting items you need for an excellent five-hour bath.


    Promising review: "I can finally take time away from the kids and spend time reading a book or on my iPad. The caddy fit perfectly in my tub — it's adjustable and expandable to fit most. I am not sure how we all survived without it." —Stacy P.

    Get it from Amazon for $46.97.

    30. And a two-piece singing bowl set so you can start your alone time off on the right ~note~.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

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