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17 Gifts For Anyone Who Practices Self-Care

Self-care is different for everyone, but we wouldn't mind these under our tree.

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We hope you like the products we recommend! SK-II has sponsored this gift guide to help us bring you our favorite gifts for your friends (and yourself). Enjoy!

Hi everyone! Essence Gant, Senior Beauty Editor, here. Now that the holidays are in full swing, the As/Is team and I put together recommendations for you to find the BEST gifts this year. Know someone who wants to get even deeper into self-care? This gift guide is all you need.

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1. A fragrant soy wax candle that will have your entire room smelling like love and happiness after a long day.

Promising review: "This is my favorite! I bought it online and it is very powerful with a dreamlike aroma." —CookieQGet it from Urban Outfitters for $20.
Urban Outfitters

Promising review: "This is my favorite! I bought it online and it is very powerful with a dreamlike aroma." —CookieQ

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

2. A chic journal to help you plan everything out in your day.

Promising review: "It can be used for school and even just your life in general. theres so much space and it is so versatile since the sections are blank. You can insert the date at the top on your own, which is great since I can use this planner for years to come rather than buying one every year. It has SO many pages. The cover is thick and a very nice material, and I got mine in the palm leaf pattern which is so cute." —sarahhh01Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.
Urban Outfitters

Promising review: "It can be used for school and even just your life in general. theres so much space and it is so versatile since the sections are blank. You can insert the date at the top on your own, which is great since I can use this planner for years to come rather than buying one every year. It has SO many pages. The cover is thick and a very nice material, and I got mine in the palm leaf pattern which is so cute." —sarahhh01

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

3. A three-piece skincare set that tones, diminishes dark spots, refines skin texture, and restores skin hydration all day, every day.

Promising review: "The best SK-II kit ever! I am living for the Essence and the RNA Anti-Aging Cream...is easily on the list of my top favorites too. This kit is a must-have for anyone who wants to try SK-II or even for an SK-II junkie like me!" —JBeautyQTGet the kit from SK-II.com for $110. — Sponsored by SK-II
SK-II

Promising review: "The best SK-II kit ever! I am living for the Essence and the RNA Anti-Aging Cream...is easily on the list of my top favorites too. This kit is a must-have for anyone who wants to try SK-II or even for an SK-II junkie like me!" —JBeautyQT

Get the kit from SK-II.com for $110. — Sponsored by SK-II

4. A diffuser that disperses oil-infused steam to help you relax.

Product review: "I have had a couple diffusers in the past that I was not dissatisfied with but didn't really love. However, this one holds a decent amount of water for its size, is extremely quiet, and shows beautiful colors. It produces much more mist than any diffuser I have had of similar size. 10/10 recommend." —zozo123Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.
Urban Outfitters

Product review: "I have had a couple diffusers in the past that I was not dissatisfied with but didn't really love. However, this one holds a decent amount of water for its size, is extremely quiet, and shows beautiful colors. It produces much more mist than any diffuser I have had of similar size. 10/10 recommend." —zozo123

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.

5. A herbal tea sampler kit to sip your favorite flavors and calm your nerves during the holidays.

Promising review: "I love the wide variety in flavors you get from this sampler! The ones I like best are the Cinnamon Apple Chamomile, Acai Berry, Peppermint, and Wild Raspberry Hibiscus. All the Stash brand teas I've tried have been great though!" —L DicksonGet it from Amazon for $14.24.
Amazon

Promising review: "I love the wide variety in flavors you get from this sampler! The ones I like best are the Cinnamon Apple Chamomile, Acai Berry, Peppermint, and Wild Raspberry Hibiscus. All the Stash brand teas I've tried have been great though!" —L Dickson

Get it from Amazon for $14.24.

6. A curated wellness and beauty subscription box that helps you set your intentions and incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.

With the lunar moon, check-ins with my mind and spirit are crucial — and I always found myself reaching for the different offerings in my Moonbox. Honestly it's an awesome blend of stones, oils, affirmations, and more, and you'll really love it if you're into practicing mindful self-care with tools.Get it from MoonBox for $34 a month.
MoonBox

With the lunar moon, check-ins with my mind and spirit are crucial — and I always found myself reaching for the different offerings in my Moonbox. Honestly it's an awesome blend of stones, oils, affirmations, and more, and you'll really love it if you're into practicing mindful self-care with tools.

Get it from MoonBox for $34 a month.

7. A non-slip fitness mat you can stay grounded on while doing pilates or yoga.

Promising review: "This yoga mat is ridiculously comfortable, stays put on my floor throughout my entire workout (when EXPENSIVE yoga mats have FAILED me!), and really is water-proof and easy to clean. I absolutely would recommend this yoga mat to avid yoga practicers!" —Kristen H.Get it from Amazon for $30.99.
Amazon

Promising review: "This yoga mat is ridiculously comfortable, stays put on my floor throughout my entire workout (when EXPENSIVE yoga mats have FAILED me!), and really is water-proof and easy to clean. I absolutely would recommend this yoga mat to avid yoga practicers!" —Kristen H.

Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

8. A bath bomb gift set to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized no matter the weather.

Promising review: "I purchased these bath bombs because I was looking for an alternative to LUSH. I'm a school teacher and I needed relaxation without the price tag of around $7 a bomb! I was very excited to see that these bombs are made of ingredients that are familiar to me. Very strong, yet awesome, scents." —Kelsea McKinzieGet it from Amazon for $24.80.
Amazon

Promising review: "I purchased these bath bombs because I was looking for an alternative to LUSH. I'm a school teacher and I needed relaxation without the price tag of around $7 a bomb! I was very excited to see that these bombs are made of ingredients that are familiar to me. Very strong, yet awesome, scents." —Kelsea McKinzie

Get it from Amazon for $24.80.

9. A bluetooth water bottle that keeps you hydrated while blasting your favorite tunes.

It sounds silly to say that I become more focused on drinking water while I listen to music, but that's kind of the case (a method to the madness). I love that no matter where I was, I could play music straight from my phone in my water bottle WHILE ensuring my daily water intake. Get it from Urban Outfitters for $70.
Urban Outfitters

It sounds silly to say that I become more focused on drinking water while I listen to music, but that's kind of the case (a method to the madness). I love that no matter where I was, I could play music straight from my phone in my water bottle WHILE ensuring my daily water intake.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $70.

10. An ice roller that will calm down inflammation, redness, and puffiness on the skin.

Promising review: "I absolutely love using this roller. I use it every morning after I apply my serum and before I apply my moisturizer, and I find that it really helps with inflammation and boosts the circulation in my face. The only reason I'm giving this a four is because no matter what I do, it is incredibly squeaky. My roommate even thought it was a mouse!" —EmilyGet it from Amazon for $30.
Stacked Skincare

Promising review: "I absolutely love using this roller. I use it every morning after I apply my serum and before I apply my moisturizer, and I find that it really helps with inflammation and boosts the circulation in my face. The only reason I'm giving this a four is because no matter what I do, it is incredibly squeaky. My roommate even thought it was a mouse!" —Emily

Get it from Amazon for $30.

11. A set of acupressure rings to improve energy and concentration throughout the day.

Product review: "I used to wake up in the morning with stiff aching fingers due to arthritis and my fingers would hurt so bad from typing, but not anymore. I've been using these rings for about two weeks everyday, whenever I have a chance, roll it on each finger up and down like a massage." — islandgirlGet it from Amazon for $12.99.
Amazon

Product review: "I used to wake up in the morning with stiff aching fingers due to arthritis and my fingers would hurt so bad from typing, but not anymore. I've been using these rings for about two weeks everyday, whenever I have a chance, roll it on each finger up and down like a massage." — islandgirl

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

12. An essential oil gift set that lets you decompress from the world even for a moment.

Promising review: "This set is just perfect, especially if you don't know what yet to get. Best for those who are just starting." —VanessaGet it from Planet Therapy for $25.98.
Planet Therapy

Promising review: "This set is just perfect, especially if you don't know what yet to get. Best for those who are just starting." —Vanessa

Get it from Planet Therapy for $25.98.

13. A lavender and chamomile spray to mist on your pillows right before you go to bed.

Promising review: "I love this pillow spray. In fact I often use it as a general room spray throughout the house. It has a beautiful calming fragrance and doesn't smell overbearingly of just lavender like many pillow sprays. I find that a bottle lasts a long time, even with my very generous use!" —JT24Get it from Votary for $48.
Votary

Promising review: "I love this pillow spray. In fact I often use it as a general room spray throughout the house. It has a beautiful calming fragrance and doesn't smell overbearingly of just lavender like many pillow sprays. I find that a bottle lasts a long time, even with my very generous use!" —JT24

Get it from Votary for $48.

14. A light therapy energy lamp to lift your mood and combat sleep issues.

Promising review: "I love this light. It makes me feel way better when it's grim and dark and wintery. It's very bright and just what I was looking for. I guess my cat missed the sun too, because she makes a point of lying in front of it when it's on, and it makes her less grumpy. Light therapy for elderly cats: highly recommended. Light therapy for people: also recommended." —JessaGet it from Amazon for $39.95.
Amazon

Promising review: "I love this light. It makes me feel way better when it's grim and dark and wintery. It's very bright and just what I was looking for. I guess my cat missed the sun too, because she makes a point of lying in front of it when it's on, and it makes her less grumpy. Light therapy for elderly cats: highly recommended. Light therapy for people: also recommended." —Jessa

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

15. A set of crystals to help you recharge and support your energy flow and chakras.

Promising review: "I love these crystals, they are great quality and extremely beautiful. It is well worth the money. Most crystals range from about $5-$300 each depending on what you get and how big they are. I can feel the crystals vibrations and heat from them. I’ve recharged and cleansed them with sage. The box comes with a pamphlet for beginners with the chants/mantras/affirmations you can say while focusing your energy on each crystal, how to use them, how to cleanse them (with moon or sunlight), and a detailed description of the chakras." —Cameron SnodgrassGet it from Amazon $29.87.
Amazon

Promising review: "I love these crystals, they are great quality and extremely beautiful. It is well worth the money. Most crystals range from about $5-$300 each depending on what you get and how big they are. I can feel the crystals vibrations and heat from them. I’ve recharged and cleansed them with sage. The box comes with a pamphlet for beginners with the chants/mantras/affirmations you can say while focusing your energy on each crystal, how to use them, how to cleanse them (with moon or sunlight), and a detailed description of the chakras." —Cameron Snodgrass

Get it from Amazon $29.87.

16. A meditation journal to chronicle self healing and emotional evolution every day.

Promising review: "I really love this journal. Sometimes when journaling I’m never sure where to start. This is designed to prompt you with questions each day. It prompts awareness, goals, and self-love." — Lipglos33Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
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Promising review: "I really love this journal. Sometimes when journaling I’m never sure where to start. This is designed to prompt you with questions each day. It prompts awareness, goals, and self-love." — Lipglos33

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A weighted blanket to loosen your nerves and provide relief for a wonderful night's rest.

Promising review: "I LOVE this blanket! It is life-changing and worth every cent! Ever since I worked as a pediatric occupational therapist, I knew that I needed one. It wasn't my plan initially but I began to sleep with it. Now I fall asleep faster and have deeper sleep! I highly recommend this!" —jessica rolandGet it from Amazon for $68.80.
Amazon

Promising review: "I LOVE this blanket! It is life-changing and worth every cent! Ever since I worked as a pediatric occupational therapist, I knew that I needed one. It wasn't my plan initially but I began to sleep with it. Now I fall asleep faster and have deeper sleep! I highly recommend this!" —jessica roland

Get it from Amazon for $68.80.

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