It’s finally Friday and that means having the weekend for self-care. If you’re into relaxing and unwinding after a long, busy week, check out these self-care gifts you won’t regret buying for yourself. We promise it’s worth every hard-earned penny!
1. slip™ for beauty sleep ‘Slipsilk™’ Pure Silk Sleep Mask
Getting good quality and good quantity of sleep is vital to self care. In fact, the Sleep Foundation reports that sleep deprivation directly impacts one’s mood, making you “less enthusiastic, more irritable, or even have some of the symptoms of clinical depression, such as feeling persistently sad or empty.” Over the years, researchers have found a direct link between sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea, and clinical depression and anxiety. The good news is that we can improve our sleeping quarters to help us sleep better. Consider the SleepSilk from Slip, a specially-commissioned sleep mask developed and refined over 10 years so that users can experience the shine, thickness and durability as they sleep. Made from the highest grade (6A) long-fiber mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme and nontoxic dyes, this sleep mask will provide comfort as you sleep at night. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This is seriously a game changer. I’m not the best sleeper to begin with, but the silk eye mask has done wonders for my sleep. The blocking out of light is obviously the main factor, but the silk doesn’t rub or irritate at all, it is just smooth and allows my eye products to actually do their job instead of ending up on my pillowcase.” Maggie
2. Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Macaron Aromatherapy Diffuser
Fill your living space with scents you love so you can easily sit back and relax with this Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Macaron Aromatherapy Diffuser. It is an elegant, beautifully designed electric aromatherapy diffuser that takes the stress out of operating the device. Simply add water and your favorite essential oils and turn it on. This smooth wood grain diffuser is designed to run 13 hours continuously or up to 26 hours intermittently so you can relax for as long as you want and spend some quality time with yourself. Made of BPA-free plastic. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This is gorgeous! It’s now my favorite diffuser and I absolutely love it. I use it daily. It runs quietly and has a large water tank. It’s very easy to fill and clean as needed.” EllyM
3. Giraffe at Home ‘Luxe Twist’ Throw
Nothing beats cozying up to the fireplace with a good cup of tea and a cozy throw. This Giraffe at Home ‘Luxe Twist’ Throw features a satin border frame with a woven microfiber. It measures 45 x 59 inches and is made of polyester, rayon, and acetate. It is a gorgeous addition to any home and doubles as a comforting blanket for any occasion. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I have bought many cozy blankets before but none of them even come close to how soft this one is. I have washed it twice and it is even softer and more cozy then when I first bought it. Best blanket I have ever had! Finally a blanket that is soft enough for a baby, but made for adults.” Hcronkhite
4. Vahdam Teas The India Tea Carnival Set of 6 Loose Leaf Teas
Speaking of a cup of tea, you can never go wrong with The India Tea Carnival Set from Vahdam Teas. For those with a wanderlust they cannot quite satisfy but don’t have time to travel, check out this set of 6 teas from Vahdam, featuring the brand’s most alluring in-house blends. Spend some time for self-care with an array of indulgent flavors that come in an exquisite gift set. This set includes Roasted Darjeeling Black Tea, a mellow Darjeeling summer tea that uplifts the soul with otes of date palm and fermented barley. Assam Exotic Second Flush Black Tea is another mellow choice, this time with an intensely flavorful Assam black tea blend combined with sweet, malty flavors and a sharp taste. Double Spice Masala Chai Tea is a traditional Indian Masala chai with double the spices and strength, featuring loads of bold flavors. Turmeric Ashwagandha Herbal Tea Tisane features healing Ashwagandha with bountiful turmeric and piquant lemongrass. Earl Grey Masala Chai Tea features an artisanal blend of the traditional Masala Chai with the uplifting notes of natural bergamot oil. Lastly, High Mountain Darjeeling Second Flush Oolong Tea is robust, full-bodied, and tipped with fruity flavors. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “OMG these teas are wonderful. I love the teas, the fragrance, the aroma. And the best part is the taste! If you truly want to enjoy the teas, get a great book on a rainy day, brew a cup full of this amazing tea and Enjoy it like I did. I will definitely be purchasing this in the near future.” Vahdam Customer
5. Sagely Naturals Calm & Centered CBD Roll-On Essential Oil Blend
Take a time out from life with this roll-on essential oil blend that helps you take back your balance. It features a proprietary blend of plant-based ingredients combined with the high quality of CBD, a naturally occurring, THC-free compound found in hemp. Natural essential oils of lavender and chamomile help calm, while bergamot brightens and uplifts. It contains Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Cannabidiol (CBD) Rich Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, 0 mg THC. Shop at Nordstrom.
6. Madewell Bobble Cardigan Sweater in Vintage Quartz
As we gear up for Spring, keep cozy in the office or on the streets with this Madewell Bobble Cardigan Sweater that has stylishly adorable pom poms on its balloon sleeves. It measures 23 inches and features an open front, shawl collar, long balloon sleeves dropped shoulders, and front patch pockets. Made of 100% cotton. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This sweater looks better if you size down–less slouchy. In a larger size, the balloon sleeves and generous fit can be overwhelming. The length is shorter than the mid-hip length cardigans that people were wearing a few years ago; shorter looks more modern. This is a great weight for SoCal weather. And since it’s cotton, no pilling! I love this casual, beautiful cardigan!” MissEBennet
7. Herbivore Botanicals Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil
Calm your skin from the day’s stress with this hydrating oil that deeply moisturizes and absorbs in a flash. Herbivore Botanicals Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil features a hydrating blend of Omega-rich and irritation-soothing cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil, combined with environmental stress-defending adaptogens such as shiitake mushroom and ashwagandha root. The result? Skin that is glowing and youthful. It features a lightweight, quick-absorbing formula that is cruelty free and made in the USA. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This oil is a game changer. Goes on and absorbs quickly and leaves you dewy skin. I have noticed improvement in my skin’s retention to moisture and need way less moisturizer. I use daytime and nighttime.” Drea7377
8. Beatybio Rose Quartz Roller
Make your skin oil or serum go a mile longer with this rose quartz roller that provides a calming facial massage and amazing cooling sensation for ultimate stress relief. This BeautyBio Rose Quartz Roller helps instantly contour and reduce facial puffiness while effectively promoting lymphatic drainage, helping tighten and reduce the appearance of pores. Other benefits include the improvement of skin texture and tone and minimized appearance of dark undereye circles. This product is cruelty-free. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This is a great tool for puffiness. I use it every morning in my routine. I have also started rolling my husbands face before he gets out of bed on the weekends. He absolutely loves it! I was using the jade Herbivore one but it was, small, squeaky and didn’t retain coolness. I mentioned the Rose quartz to my husband and he surprised me with it. Big difference! It glides smooth, no squeaks and stays cool. I love it!! I will use my Herbivore for traveling.” Roccoluv
9. Perricone MD Skin & Total Body Dietary Supplements
Take care of yourself from the inside out with this Perricone MD Skin & Total Body Dietary Supplement, a program that nourishes and conditions skin to make it more healthy and luminous. This amazing, perfectly dosed daily regimen of nutrients is especially designed to support a healthy immune system and improve cognitive skills while improving the look and feel of skin. It also supports bone and joint function, fight free-radical damage and stimulate growth of hair and nails. Its anti-aging benefits include the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and an absolute glow on the skin. This set includes 60 packets for a 30-day program, with each packet containing three softgels, two capsules and three caplets. Each caplet is free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc. Perricone MD Skin & Total Body Dietary Supplements are cruelty-free and made in the USA. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “I’ve been using these for around 3 months and notice a difference. I take each packet 1 time per day. Additionally I take Vitamin E which makes a big difference too. These products are a great combination of antioxidants and Omega-3 that work very effectively together.” Dbadeb
10. Moon Juice SuperYou Dietary Supplement
Moon Juice’s daily dietary supplement contains clinical-strength blend of four potent adaptogenic herbs to help reduce the signs and effects of stress and help improve energy, mood, focus and beauty. SuperYou is an amazing partner in daily stress management, effectively reducing cortisol levels by up to 24%. This plant-sourced stress relief contains ingredients that are clinically shown to help the body cope with stress, help reduce physical and mental and emotional fatigue, help boost energy and mood and help preserve collagen. The secret is shatavari, which supports hormonal balance, promotes reproductive health and enhances drive and ashwagandha which helps the body cope with stress and reduce irritability to promote a calmer state of mind. This bottle contains 60 capsules all made without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc; also free of GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy and sugar. This product is vegan and cruelty-free. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “This has completely turned my daily mood and energy levels. I feel far more optimistic and ready to tackle the day’s challenges. I highly recommend for anyone looking to improve their wellness naturally and effectively.” NaturalinMarin
11. Vitruvi Grapefruit Essential Oil
Vitruvi’s pure organic grapefruit essential oil features a light and fresh scent that effectively rejuvenates the soul. It can be used to add to a home diffuser or even to make your own cleaning products. It’s also great to add to a carrier oil to make a refreshing after-exercise moisturizer. This product is free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc. Cruelty-free and made in Argentina. Shop at Nordstrom.
Promising review: “Very soothing and fresh smelling aroma for my aromatherapy machine! This keeps my house smelling clean and fresh! I have 5 dogs and I’m always looking to keep the house smelling great! As a PTSD sufferer this helps me greatly on staying calm and tranquil! I give this 5 stars! You will not be disappointed! Nordstrom oils ar the best!” MandyJoyA
12. Anthropologie Home Cloche Candle in Fig Vetiver
This charming candle from Anthropologie Home features a cloche cover, making it both a tabletop accent and cloche cover,a sweet aroma for your home. Fig Vetiver features oakmoss, vanilla bean, and delicate Egyptian musk balance against a fruity-floral blend. This amazing candle measures 6″ x 3 3/4″ and weighs 10.25 oz. It is made of glass, paraffin, soy, coconut wax with a cotton wick. Provides a 68-hour approximate burn time. Made in the USA. Sho at Nordstrom.
More amazing self-care stories are in the links from The Teelie Blog archive below. Make sure to check back for the best in self-care, beauty, and wellness.
How Stress Can Affect the Skin + Best Skincare Products for Stress-Related Problems
Pampering Gifts for Men and Women
Men’s Mental Health: Weekend Pampering Guide for Guys and Dads
Weekend Pampering Guide for New Moms
Sunday Pampering Essentials: All You Need to Relax and Unwind
Weekend Pampering Guide: Self-Care Products You Need for a Spa-Like Experience at Home
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