38 Self-Care Gifts for Your Valentine
Make sure she indulges in a little "me time."
Say what you will about Valentine's Day, but who doesn't like to be spoiled by the ones they love? Sure, receiving is nice, but we also believe that doing sweet things for others—whether it's baking a special treat, creating an adorable card to surprise friends (especially ones you haven't seen in a long while), or buying that certain someone a cool new gift that they wouldn't splurge on themselves—not only helps us to be happier, but it also encourages those around us to spread the love, too. That's why we put together a guide of pampering gifts perfect for the woman in your life.
Why did we choose pampering must-haves? In our hyper plugged-in, social-media fueled, pandemic-ridden world, one of the most coveted treats is some quiet and peace of mind—and after such a stressful year, some peace is so needed. It may be a word we hear plenty, but self-care truly is more relevant now than ever before, and there's so much more to the idea of taking a little time to focus on yourself than all the hype might suggest. In fact, research says that carving out time to do things for yourself—like curling up with a good book, signing up for a virtual yoga class, or indulging in a face mask—is the key to being happier, healthier individuals. Sometimes our busy and permanently stressed-out loved ones need a little push to do the things that would make them feel good, too.
This Valentine's Day, encourage your significant other, best friend, or mom to try some healing rituals. Each of these self-care essentials will help her do just that. From relaxing aromatherapy oils to the sweetest nap dress, these easy-to-fall-in-love-with options will keep her feeling rejuvenated, and dare we say, more centered. And in these frenetic times can you think of a more thoughtful way to say "I care" than that?
This vest, from Martha's personal collection, feels like the hug you might not be able to give her right now—is there really a better self-care gift than that?
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Puffy Vest, $60, amazon.com.
Acupressure Face Tool
These whimsical socks keep her feet warm—and look adorable peeking out of the top of her favorite boots.
Shop Now: Margaux "The Crew" Sock in Poppy, $28, margauxny.com.
CBD Valentine's Day Box
Give the gift of calm with this better-than-chocolate CBD gummie box; the set includes several delicious flavors, from rhubarb and pink grapefruit to strawberry.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart CBD Valentine's Day 6 Flavor Sampler, $69.99, shopcanopy.com.
Farm-Grown Rose Gift Set
Refreshing Body Wash
Bike Picnic Basket
Lip and Cheek Balm
A swipe or two across her lips and cheeks, and she's pulled together her at-home office beauty look.
Shop Now: Olio E Osso Lip & Cheek Tinted Balm, $28, ulta.com.
As far as cardigans go, Baaba's are the gold standard. This one's shade is non-dyed, and made directly with the fleece from the brand's local sheep.
Shop Now: Baaba Cardigan No. 19 in "Mist," from $195, babaa.com.
Nail Care Set
Pre-pandemic, you used to meet up for weekly manicures. While times certainly have changed, you can continue the ritual at home with this comprehensive 10-free polish set. Customize it with three of her go-to shades; the natural remover is included.
Shop Now: Sundays Self Care Nail Set, $90, dearsundays.com.
Each and every product from Kindred Black's apothecary is gift-worthy—formulas come in one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass vessels, sealed with wax—but we're partial to this face oil, featuring vitamin-rich prickly pear seed oil, cell-stimulating cucumber seed oil, and anti-inflammatory green coffee bean oil.
Shop Now: Kindred Black Apothecary Revive Facial Oil, $225, kindredblack.com.
A pair of dainty pearl earrings is a surefire way to make her feel special.
Shop Now: Wwake Short Pearl Shower Earrings, $95, wwake.com.
This barely-blush terra-cotta vase from Sheldon Ceramics will brighten up her vanity, desk, or nightstand.
Shop Now: Sheldon Ceramics Terra Cotta Round Bottle Vase, $76, sheldonceramics.com.
Green Tea Soap
This bright enamel bracelet stack, inspired by mosaic tiling, creates a colorful party on her wrist.
Shop Now: Roxanne Assoulin "Rainbow Brite" Bracelets, $210 for set of three, net-a-porter.com.
Thanks to its balanced, full-bodied finish, Martha's brew will help her seize her mornings.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart "Martha's Blend" Coffee, from $9.99, amazon.com.
Water Facial Mask
Rose Garden-Inspired Candle
She'll feel like she's wandering through an in-bloom garden while burning this aesthetically-pleasing candle with notes of blackcurrant and Bulgarian rose—plus, she'll use the sophisticated vessel as a catch-all when all the wax has burned through.
Shop Now: L'or de Seraphine "La Roseraie" Candle, $39, lordeseraphine.com.
Made with care—and entirely by hand—in Los Angeles, Cheryl Saban's handblown glassware will make her every day that much brighter (the maker is known for her colorful objects). She'll turn to this pink-wrapped piece over and again, whether she's reaching for more water or wine.
Shop Now: Cheryl Saban Pink Ribbon Carafe, $125, cherylsabanglass.com.
CBD Body Oil
Sleeping, lounging, beaching—this linen suit works anytime, anywhere.
Shop Now: Sleeper Linen Lounge Suit in Moonstone Blue, $220, the-sleeper.com.
Bold Nail Polish Set
Orosa's 14-free nail polishes come in a slew of rich, dynamic shades. We love this set, which pairs together unexpected brights, like orange, green, navy, and cream.
Shop Now: Orosa "Brights Set" Pure Cover Nail Paint, $62, orosabeauty.com.
Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask
Fine Arts Puzzle
Put the screens down and enjoy some peaceful time with a puzzle. Liberty Puzzles mounts exquisite images, from botanical illustrations to vintage European travel posters, onto Oregon-sourced plywood, then laser-cuts them into unique, intricate patterns that are good for the mind and soul.
Shop Now: Liberty Puzzle "Magnolia Warbler" Printed Puzzle by John James Audubon, starting $39 each, libertypuzzles.com.
Keep her feet warm and cozy in these cashmere slippers. The glam pom-poms up the fun factor.
Shop Now: Arlotta Pom Pom Slide, $89.99, bloomingdales.com.
These plush cotton robes in pretty, soft colors make lounging at home so much more luxurious.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Cotton Terry Bathrobe, $39.99 each, macys.com.