Self-Care Gift Guide


Lila Joffe '21, Lifestyles Editor

Self-Care Gift Guide

Lila Joffe, ’21, Lifestyle Editor


December is finally here! As high schoolers count down the days till Winter Break, we are also burdened with midterms, unnecessary family parties, and most importantly, gift shopping! This gift guide will help you find gifts that pamper friends and family (and maybe even yourself). Here are 5 relaxing gifts.

  1. Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oil diffusers are a must-have in every home. They provide a natural aroma that humidifies the air and is also known to relieve stress. You can diffuse natural oils such as lavender, lemongrass, tea tree, and sage.

  1. Himalayan Salt Lamp

Salt lamps are en vogue right now, and for good reason. These fashionable lights are known to relieve seasonal affected depression and relieve stress. These lamps release negative ions, purifying the air. This lamp also boasts the ability to lift moods and boost energy.

  1. Fuzzy Blanket

As basic as a blanket is, it is the ultimate self care gift. As the weather gets colder and colder, an extra blanket is always a plus, and as well as adding comfort, blankets are also nice to look at.

  1. Candles

Candles add warmth and a nice aroma to any room. They are such a vibe for a self-care day. Make sure not to get a gross-smelling Yankee candle. I recommend rosewater, spruce, lavender, lemon, etc.

  1. Face Mask

I love all face masks, so I had to include this in the gift guide. Face masks are perfect for anyone who needs some relaxation. There are many different varieties, but I recommend peel-off (they are way more fun!). You can find sheet masks or face masks at your local Walgreens, Sephora, or your local internet.