It’s Christmas Day! If you’re celebrating, Merry Christmas! It’s a time to open presents, eat plenty of food, and see lots of family.
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, mid-way through Hanukkah, preparing for Kwanzaa, or enjoying another holiday, you’ve probably been feeling some stress. The holidays are filled with more shopping, more cooking, more family time, and, worst of all, more traffic!
It’s time to treat yourself! Whatever that means to you, pampering yourself, getting comfortable, good food or wine, or more, know that you deserve a gift as well.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
There’s a reason aromatherapy is successful. Sweet, fresh scents make us feel less stressed and more relaxed with each sniff. Surround yourself with sweet scents with fragrance oils like this set from Eternal Essence Oils. The six-fragrance set contains Red Currant & Cream, Strawberry Champagne, Spiced Coconut Milk, Peach Citrus, Honey & Shea, and Basil Nectarine, each in a 10ml bottle. The oils can be used to make scented dryer sheets or sugar scrubs, pot pourri, freshen drawers or carpets, or as a massage oil. You can also put them in an aroma diffuser like this one, so the scent can fill your room.
There’s never enough time in the day for a good relaxing soak in the tub, but during the holidays, that’s exactly what you deserve. Spice it up with these bath bombs from Life Around 2 Angels. These bath bombs are made in California from natural ingredients like shea and cocoa butter. They fizz with fun colors, but don’t worry, the manufacturer says they won’t stain your tub. The bath bombs are even moisturizing, formulated for people with normal to dry skin. Make your bath time even more relaxing with this spa bath pillow. It grips to the edge of your tub so you can lean back, close your eyes, and be comfortable.
Treat yourself to some gourmet ice cream. Ice cream and gelato from eCreamery has been featured on Oprah and Shark Tank and for good reason. It’s made in small batches and comes in lots of amazing flavors. This set of eight includes a pint of each of eCreamery’s best-selling flavors: Sea Salt Caramel Brownie, Mint Cookie Crunch, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Cake with Fudge Swirls and Brownie Bites, Vanilla with Toffee Crunch, S’mores, Coffee Toffee & Peanut Butter with Peanut Butter Cups and Fudge Swirls. They’re shipped frozen in a styrofoam container with dry ice to keep them cool and fresh. Order, pick up a spoon, and enjoy.
If you like wine, you’ve probably got some go-to bottles you buy regularly, but during the holidays, it’s time to treat yourself to a nice bottle–or six. The Wine of the Month Club is a great way to buy wines because a) they know wine and b) they replace or reimburse you for any bottle you don’t like. You can, of course, treat yourself to a year of great wine by joining the Club, but the Wine of the Month Club also sells single bottles and gift baskets in various sizes.
If these aren’t enough, have a look at the indulgent gifts we recommended for your loved ones. Gourmet chocolates and popcorn, exotic jerky bouquettes and delightful scones are wonderful treats for you as well.
Go on, say goodbye to your guilt and treat yourself for a change. You deserve it.