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    23 Things To Help You Unplug

    With so much going on all the time, it's only fair you get to take a little break from everyday life — whether with some tea and candles or a whole trip into nature.

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    1. A cup of Pukka Night Time Organic Herbal Tea for an evening of peace and bliss. The tea has valerian, oat flower, sweet lime flower, and lavender to calm you down from a long day and it's beneficial for your health too!

    the tea with a readymade cup

    The tea is naturally caffeine-free and ethically sourced. It's also compostable.

    If you want to try an assortment of flavors, get the Pukka Herbs Tea Selection Box instead, which has nine different varieties in one box, including my favorite, the Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey flavor! The box itself uses recycled paper and is even glued together with vegetable-based glues so you don't have to feel any guilt using it.

    Promising review: "This tea is sweet and calming. I love drinking it before bed. It really does soothe me and help me calm down. The blend gives the tea a soft sweet taste that is not overly desserty. I like buying in bulk on Amazon because it does give me a bit of a discount. Worth trying if you like drinking a warm beverage before going to sleep." —christine luschas

    Get them both from Amazon: the Nighttime Tea for $14.97+ (available in two amounts) and the variety box for $19.99 (comes with 45 sachets).

    2. A gorgeous Vim + Vigor candle hand poured into a copper vessel and made with a fresh, comforting fragrance blend that'll take you straight to a lush rainy garden. Light this beauty in the evening and immerse yourself in a sense of calm. The copper vessels are made to be repurposed too!

    the copper candle
    Vim + Vigor

    This candle has a bamboo and basil scent, with notes of citrus, bergamot, violet, jasmine, and thyme.

    The candles are 100% natural soy wax. Repurpose them into plant pots, mugs, vases, bathroom, or desk accessories — so many possibilities!

    Get it from Vim and Vigor for $28+ (available in three sizes and 20+ scents).

    3. A striking and therapeutic Artful Etching: Midnight Garden book so you can unwind by scratching away the lines with the provided tool to reveal colorful flowers, plants, and animals. You get to decide how much detail and color you want to etch!

    a page from the book, showing a before and after of a garden art piece

    An introduction describes how to etch the scenes for best results, and examples of finished pieces are included so you can reference them.

    Promising review: "This is definitely different than the normal scratch-off books and it is testing my creative abilities. I'm normally one to enjoy following the lines, but with this, the end result is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong! While on some pages there is more to detail than others, I think this purchase was well worth it. I think it is really helping me to think outside the box and to concentrate more on the negative space and what I can do with it. For anyone that loves scratch books, here is a product to change how you look at it!" —kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $13.18.

    4. A real Monstera Deliciosa house plant that comes ready to be planted in soil so you can bring some fresh greenery and nature into your home. It'll put you right at peace!

    the plant, which is tall and leafy
    Happily Plants / Etsy

    Get it from Happily Plants on Etsy for $34+ (available in four sizes).

    5. A box of melt-in-your-mouth gourmet choco chip Campfire cookies from CurlyTop Baker that'll be delivered straight to your door for a summery comfort snack you can kick back and relax with. Baked from scratch with chocolate chunks, graham cracker crumbs, and stuffed with marshmallow pieces, you'll be taken straight back to childhood with the first bite.

    the cookies, with marshmallows strewn everywhere
    CurlyTop Baker

    CurlyTop Baker also works to make a difference in the homeless community one baked cookie at a time: 20% of proceeds go toward this cause, and they distribute 500+ cookies every week, so you can feel good about supporting with your purchase!

    These are made with butter, pure vanilla, cage-free eggs, and are 100% non-GMO.

    Get it from CurlyTop Baker for $24 (per dozen). You can also create your own cookie here for the same price!

    6. An embossed leather-bound Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales that you can sit down and read with a cup of tea. It has custom end papers, a silk bookmark, and gilded edges, so it'll look lovely on your shelf too. These are the original versions the Brothers Grimm collected — the ones that are darker and don't always have happy endings. All the better to add a dark little twist to the bedtime story, right?


    There are over 201 tales in this, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Little Red Cap," "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Sleeping Beauty." It'll keep you company for a while!

    Promising review: "This. Book. ROCKS! Not only does it have the complete Grimm fairy tales, but it's also exceptionally beautiful presentation-wise! The cover is of excellent quality and it is bound together very well. I can't count the number of times I've flipped through the pages since September 2013 and it still looks good as new. Although a new book, it has that old feel to it; from the golden lettering and the black-contrast image on the cover to the texture of the book itself in your hands. It's like holding one of those books your grandparents may have read to you. I see myself taking this off the shelves of my future home and reading it with my future children. Nothing will ever replace the feel of a book in one's hand. With this book, one can't help but feel kind of posh yet child-like at the same time (I still get giddy whenever I bring it around with me)." —JL

    Get it from Amazon for $13.79.

    7. A Getaway cabin trip in nature so you can take a much-needed break from daily life, unplug for a bit, and still follow social distancing! Whether you want solitude, to explore nearby lakes and trails, to connect with nature or with loved ones, or just go camping, you can do that here. The cabins are scattered throughout the woods but not so far that you won't be able to reach your neighbors. And the best thing about it all? Waking up to that view!

    Nusrat Sultana / BuzzFeed, @getawayhouse / Via

    I got to go in the winter (that's me on the left!) and absolutely loved the surroundings. It was beautiful, quiet, and peaceful and there was a creek in front of the cabin for goodness' sake! How aesthetic is that? You’ll get everything you need and if you want, you can even camp outside the cabin under the stars. Plus, you won't bump into staff but it's super easy to contact them.

    Each cabin includes: a kitchenette and cookware, a fire grate for your own campfire, a picnic table and chairs, a comfy bed with fresh linens, a bathroom with a hot shower and toilet, and heat and air conditioning. They're also dog-friendly so if you bring your furry friend, the staff provides dog bowls, treats, a waste bag, and an outdoor lead. And every time you book, Getaway makes a donation to Feeding America!

    Promising review: "We loved every minute of our getaway! Close to nature but not too far from home — just the perfect amount of balance for a clean and refreshing way to celebrate life for whatever occasion! Thanks guys!" —Tesia

    Prices vary depending on location, number of guests, beds, dates, and pets. Find the nearest Getaway outpost here.

    8. An ethereal color-changing moon lamp — it emulates soft moonlight so you can recreate the feeling of sleeping under a full moon or just turn it on to channel peace when you need some quiet time!


    This has 16 colors. The moon itself is similar to the actual moon's surface and texture. It can be controlled by touch or by remote, and runs on a rechargeable battery. You can charge the lamp on your computer, power bank, or wall outlet.

    Promising review: "I remember seeing something like this listed for over $50. I wanted one so badly because I'm obsessed with the moon and thought it would be a beautiful thing to have as a night light, but I'm cheap and didn't want to spend that much. Well, here came this listing and OMG I love it! I love how many colors you have control over and the fade function is my favorite to use. It's real easy to set up; you just have to charge it with the provided USB charger. The remote works as soon as the moon is removed from the charger and AHH it's so cool! It can really set the mood for whatever you're going for. I enjoy the detail on the actual moon; all the bumps and grooves add to the realism while the colors make it fun and interesting. You can have a 'moon-color' warm or white light too. I am so happy with this purchase!" —Tiffini

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six sizes).

    9. A super soft double-sided lifelike pillow of your cute pet — whether it's a cat, dog, fish, or bunny — or even your favorite human to cuddle with if the real one refuses to.

    Lifelike Pillows, Nusrat Sultana / BuzzFeed

    If you don't have a pet, you don't have to miss out — just send in your fave image of a cute dog or cat like I did! The pillow is made with environmentally-safe, high-quality materials.

    Get it from Lifelike Pillows for $32.97+ (available in two fabrics and three sizes).

    10. A self-therapy notepad or a brain dump notepad because sometimes you need to let out all your thoughts and feelings before you can truly relax. These help you do so in a lighthearted manner so you can take a deep breath and be freed of all that pent-up frustration.


    Promising review for the self-therapy checklist: "Although this is clearly a humorous tool (to be used with a grain of salt), it's very helpful for calming down when I'm feeling really anxious or concerned over something. Sometimes, after I fill them out, I like to tape them up on my wall. The prompts 'How do you feel?' followed immediately by 'How do you *really* feel?' are very telling and encourage honesty with yourself." —Rachel F.

    Get them both from Amazon: the self-therapy notepad for $9.24 and the brain dump notepad for $7.69.

    11. A Pure Synergy Stress Remedy supplement made with organic herbal extracts to help promote calmness and a healthy response to stress, boost energy and focus, and balance mood so you're not overwhelmed after a super hard day and can take a deep breath without breaking down.

    the supplements bottle
    the supplements container

    Ingredients like ashwagandha root, lemon balm leaf, holy basil leaf, and magnolia, mean that your body's only getting super effective all-natural ingredients!

    This is non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this supplement! I take one first thing in the morning when I get up and then in the evening after dinner. It truly is stress relief in a bottle! Since adding this to my regime I’ve enjoyed peaceful and pleasant days, no matter how crazy things get. It keeps me balanced with an uplifting sense calmness and focus. Start your day off right! As a caregiver to seniors and animals, this supplement allows me to breeze through my day with ease." —Nancy

    Get Stress Remedy from Pure Synergy for $34.95 (comes with 60 capsules).

    12. A combo pack of 16 Dermal sheet masks that contain vitamin E and collagen for supple, hydrated skin. Each one targets different concerns so you can choose whichever one your skin needs that day, kick back, and rest while the mask does its work. Perf skin overnight? Yes!,

    I use these and absolutely love how refreshed and healthy my skin feels afterward. It also doesn't feel thirsty or starved for nutrients after, and my skin naturally looks brighter and dewier.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night; it has been one week and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently, I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night, I slap one of these babies on for 30 minutes and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy Sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A super soothing quilt set that'll definitely have you ready to slow down and get cozy. It's inspired by the sounds and patterns in music and nature and has a deep oceanic blue hue and comfy texture.

    the quilt set on a bed

    This is 100% cotton and comes with a quilt and two shams.

    Promising review: "Love this quilt set! The color is even more beautiful in person. It adds a serene vibe to the bedroom. Delivery was fast. Highly recommend!" —Celeste

    Get it from Jungalow for $140+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A small sound spa that'll play soothing sounds like ocean waves, rain, and wind to lull you into a sense of calm. With 20 sounds and 30 volume levels, you'll def find your sweet spot!, Amazon

    This is portable and has continuous play, memory function, non-looping sounds, and an auto-off timer between one and seven hours.

    Promising review: "I love this sound machine. I'm a very light sleeper so any sound can wake me. What I like is not only the small size, but also the sound quality is excellent and some of the sounds are so different and they sound so real. My favorite right now is arctic wind. It makes me feel cold so I snuggle into the my blankets, and I can adjust the volume perfectly for me." —Kimsf

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (also available in black).

    15. A customizable Beauty and the Beast table lamp to make any room in your home magical with its soft, enchanting light.

    The lamp, which is cream and beige and adorned with the enchanted glass case and red rose from the Beauty and the Beast film

    You can personalize the lamp shade with original artwork, photography, or graphics.

    Get it from shopDisney for $52.95 (available in 14 trim colors).

    16. A gentle Klairs Calming Cream for hydrating and calming irritated, stressed skin as well as sunburnt skin, shaving irritation, acne, and redness, because your skin needs calming too! The main ingredient derives from chamomile oil and gives the cream its enchanting blue hue.

    Soko Glam

    This cream is perfect for daily use and good for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin types.

    Promising review: "This product is wonderful! When my skin feels really tired and I don't want to put a lot of gunk on it, I reach for this moisturizer. It is very light but with the heat of your hands, it just melts as you put it on your face. It feels so nice and cool. Love it. I would recommend it to anyone." —Nancy

    Get it from Soko Glam for $24.50+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A bed and linen spray infused with relaxing scents like lavender and eucalyptus to promote sleep and comfort, and lift your mood so you're not weighed down by stress at the end of each day.

    the lavender spray bottle

    Promising review: "I bought this because I was house-sitting for several weeks and quickly realized that I missed my bed linens' smell from home, which creates such a lovely way to relax and fall off to sleep. This seemed to fit the bill and I like that it is a small family business. The smell is a beautiful pure lavender scent. Just a few sprays over the linens and pillows in the morning to refresh the room and at night, the scent still subtly lingered for relaxing sleeping. I considered leaving it for my friends but liked it so much I took it home!" —GaylM

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in nine scents).

    18. A set of magical waterproof fairy lights to hang on your walls or curtains so any room will instantly be transformed into a dazzling and cozy fairy den.


    These lights come in eight modes. Reviewers advise not to untie the twist ties.

    Promising review: "The warm glow is just perfect for nighttime; much better than a bright white light. The lights have a few functions, but I like them to stay on. I bought two sets; I just love these! I might buy a few more sets and put them up along my porch come summer. I am very, very pleased with this purchase! Inexpensive, easy to put up, and they plug in, so I don't have to keep replacing the batteries!" —Gloria Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $14.44

    19. A detailed hardcover Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs journal so that you feel like a princess (or better yet, a queen) every time you sit down to write in it and rant about your day. It's a complete replica of the iconic storybook from the animated film! With color illustrations and a sculpted cover, it's no bad apple, this one. One reviewer said it felt like "holding a brick of gold!"

    the journal, which has golden filigree and accents, gilded edges, and a golden tassel bookmark

    The journal has 250 bound lined pages with color art of Snow White and select color storybook illustrations as seen in the film.

    Promising review: "Absolutely stunning. Fantastic reproduction of the storybook from the opening scene of Disney's masterpiece. Too nice to write in; this is going in the display case along with my other treasured Snow White memorabilia. This time Disney got it right! Highly recommend that you collectors get the complete set of journals now while you can before they become another very expensive collectible!" —MAFilm1937

    Get it from shopDisney for $29.99.

    20. A luscious Peach & Lily Overnight Star Sleeping Mask that'll feel so luxurious on your face you'll think you're in a spa. With its antioxidant-rich ingredients, regenerative properties, and dreamy balm texture to nourish your skin and make it bright and supple, you can be sure this mask'll treat your skin like the ~star~ it is🌟.

    the jar and the cream, showing its blue color and sorbet-like texture
    Peach & Lily

    I love using it every night in lieu of my regular moisturizer because I just love how my skin drinks it in and the way I wake up with smooth, bright skin the next morning.

    Promising review: "Its name speaks for itself. After using this mask for almost two weeks, I have not woken up with a pimple, which was kind of shocking to me because I break out very easily due to my combination skin type. This moisturizer literally protects me from getting pimples. My skin also feels very bouncy and moisturized the next morning when I wake up. Consistency is thick and feels a bit oily when applying at night but it sinks into skin and your skin is the smoothest next morning. Would 100% recommend to anyone regardless of their skin type cause I feel like it would work for anyone because of its wonderful ingredient list and formulation." —Mariam

    Get it from Peach & Lily for $43.

    21. A pair of super-soft high-waist leggings so you can lounge around all day and always be comfy as heck.


    Promising review: "I'm officially obsessed with these tights! I am ordering them in every color. They are seriously the softest fabric I have ever worn and the sizing actually fit really well. I was a little worried about the sizing because I am typically a small but these really couldn't have fit any better and they are so comfortable!" —Tonya

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 20+ colors and two sizes)

    22. A facial roller and gua sha set to help your skincare products sink deeper into your skin and give your face a cooling massage, which you totally deserve. Sit at home and treat your face to...well, a treat!

    the facial roller and gua sha

    Promising review: "I really like both of these products, but the gua sha is my favorite. I use the roller in the morning to help reduce puffiness, and I use the gua sha at night for essentially a face massage. I found that the gua sha really helped release my sinuses, which is great to help flush out any drainage or congestion. The packaging was luxurious, the price was very reasonable, and the shipping was on time." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    23. A pack of light-dimming covers that'll mellow all the bright LEDs around your home and the harsh glares from your electronics so you won't be distracted by them when you're just trying to relax.

    Promising review: "These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in the room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LEDs. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level, but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it." —MATTHEW M PHELPS

    Get them from Amazon for $6.69.

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