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41 Little Gifts To Help Them Unwind At The End Of The Day

Your BFF is basically going to live inside this sherpa blanket hoodie for the rest of winter, just FYI.

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1. A giant 1-pound Snickers bar that honestly screams "Friday night goals."

2. A five-year One Line A Day journal to give them a little ritual to look forward to at the end of every day (and really look forward to once the years start to overlap!).

3. A pair of wireless sleep headphones so versatile they can use them for everything from playing white noise to fall asleep or blasting music on a post-work evening walk to listening to soothing meditations or podcasts at night.

people wearing the sleep headphones to sleep, do yoga, run, and in an exercise class

4. A bottle of Dr Teal's soothing Epsom salt to help relieve aching muscles and give them something decadent to look forward to all day (aside from watching their frozen pizza go round in the microwave, that is).

Reviewer in a bubble bath with a bottle of Dr Teal's on display on the edge of the tub

5. Plus a set of 50,000 (!!) highly popular, 100% biodegradable water beads for the ultimate ~spa vibe~. These are basically microscopic when they arrive, but expand into small, bouncy jelly-like balls when exposed to water.

6. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so they can have buttery sustenance as they fall into a Marvel movie marathon hole so deep it probably doesn't have a bottom.

7. *Plus* a cult-favorite ~secret~ popcorn salt that anyone in the movie theater industry will say is a perfect dupe for that oh-so-savory buttery goodness everyone loves to inhale before the previews begin. Not to be dramatic about popcorn on main, but this stuff is game-changing.

8. A gorgeous pastel paint-by-number with an intricate, deeply satisfying pattern to follow that will keep their hands busy when they're trying to focus on a Netflix series but the stress of the day keeps making their thoughts wander.

A water color of a single pink flower in a vase on a rustic table

9. A shampoo scalp massager they can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate their scalp, so they can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging their head without physically going to a salon.

10. Plus a rose gold rechargeable electric lighter to make their transition from day stress to night relaxation even more seamless. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so they can use it to light burners and deeper candles, too.

11. A pair of glowing lightsaber chopsticks, because anyone who said people shouldn't play with their food has *clearly* never experienced the joy of unwinding for the night by simultaneously eating sushi and channeling the Force.

12. A 500-piece "All Dogs Are Good Dogs" puzzle so they can spend the evening curled up with the only thing better than quality time with friends: quality time with their four-legged friends 🐶 . 

A puzzle with different squares showing breeds of dogs with sayings about them
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13. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on their glass in just 20 seconds, so they can rest easy with their nightly glass of Pinot knowing they've spared themselves the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

14. A beginner's embroidery kit for adults so they can have something soothing to do with their hands while they binge yet another Netflix series full of murder, murder, and a side of...well, murder. (At least now their stitching will be tighter than the main suspect's alibis!)

Model stitching simply flower design into a hoop

15. A mini illuminated relaxation waterfall perfect for when they just need to stare at something relaxing for a bit to calm some of the "AGJAKLFGJAG" in their brain.

16. A ridiculously popular "cat dancer" toy so both they and their furry friend can shake off the stress of the day by chasing after it — and, of course, chronicling the absurd shenanigans for Instagram.

17. A wireless, Bluetooth-enabled karaoke mic they can sync with preeeeetty much anything, including speakers, players, or singing apps on their phone. Now they can pull a millennial Hannah Montana: stressed-out office worker by day, pop star blowing off some steam by night.

Reviewer image of a rose gold mic showing the volume and echo controls

18. An adorably encouraging daily planner they can fill out the day before to give them some peace of mind for tomorrow — a big "Sunday Scaries" mood if there ever were one.

A blank page of the planner

19. Plus a set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed specifically not to bleed through pages, so they can add some soothing color coding to all their most important tasks.

Fine point pens in 18 different colors

20. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils that a ton of people swear by to take the edge off headaches like that one people seem to get *just* before they log off work at the end of their shift.

Reviewer holding tube shaped roll on stick

21. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so they can work out the day's frustration without waking up half the house with random clicking noises.

Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors

22. A collection of Sephora minis made with soothing ingredients to remove makeup, cleanse, moisturize, and give their skin a radiant glow ✨ so they can add some relaxation to their nightly skin routine.

The pink kit with the minis laid out in front of it

23. A Drinking Animals Coloring Book complete with recipes for themed cocktails on each page — Llamarita, anyone?

24. Plus a tin of cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of their at-home cocktails that come in so many inventive flavors they might just call the Food Network to get their own bartending show.

25. A 16-pack of Korean face masks made with vitamin E and collagen to give their cheeks the kind of post-mask glo up that'll put them in full spa mode from the comfort of their own bed.

26. A single-serve tea advent calendar from Vahdam Tea full of cozy seasonal favorites like Cookies and Cream, Ginger Chocolate, and Sweet Cinnamon as well as year-round winners like English Breakfast, Mint Melody, and Turmeric Chamomile.

The advent calendar box with an illustration of a Christmas tree

27. Plus a pretty pastel mug warmer to keep their herbal tea and hot cocoa warm for them while they're snuggling in bed with a book.

A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it

28. A pair of very popular, absurdly cozy cuffed joggers made with a buttery soft fabric they can lounge in all night without overheating.

29. Or for the go-big-or-go-home crowd, an oversized sherpa blanket hoodie so comfortable that it's really only a matter of time before it becomes their only personality trait.

30. A night-light projector with customizable options to make their entire ceiling look like the night sky or calming ocean waves, instantly making any room feel like the inside of a super chill planetarium.

31. A chenille tufted pillow so they can stretch out luxuriously in their space, whether it's for some sundown yoga or for practicing the time-honored art of accidentally napping on the floor two hours before their bedtime.

32. A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite that is, bless its technological heart, fully waterproof, so they can finally read rom-coms in the bathtub without sending all the unsuspecting characters to an early watery grave.

33. An adjustable bamboo bathtub tray that will turn their boring bathroom into a veritable spa. Pinot? Poured. Candle? Lit. Netflix? Queued. Now all they have to do is calmly explain to their loved ones that they live in a tub now.

34. A mini donut maker for anyone with a sweet tooth — truly, is there anything in this universe more relaxing than a warm homemade donut at the end of the day??

35. 52 Lists For Calm, a journal for anyone whose state of "!!!" isn't *quite* being taken care of with their current rewatch of The Office. This pairs well with their familiar faves as an orderly, comforting way to unwind.

The cover of the book

36. A mini trampoline for indoor *and* outdoor use so they can de-stress at the end of a long day by hippity-hopping all the nonsense out of their system.

Reviewer image of the small trampoline with blue cover at the edges

37. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in their odds and ends they've started naming after individual Excel spreadsheets at work.

A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides

38. A book of New York Times crossword puzzles to keep their brain sharp — they can ease into it with the simpler Monday puzzle book, then work their way up to the more challenging Friday puzzle book, until eventually reaching the Bowser level: the Sunday puzzle book.

The cover of the Monday crossword book

39. A reviewer-beloved Stonewall Kitchen Crepe Mix so superbly delicious that their occasional "Breakfast For Dinner" is about to become a seven-day-a-week affair.

40. A Baby Yoda puzzle that essentially proves that the human heart is made up of 500 pieces, and those 500 pieces make up this tiny creature's perfect face.