The Best Self-Care Gifts for Your Valentine
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 at school, 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 world one of the most coveted treats is some quiet and peace of mind. Although self-care seems to be the latest buzz word, there's more credibility 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 to for yourself—like curling up with a good book, signing up for a yoga class, or indulging in a face mask—is 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.
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 luxurious linen sheets, these easy-to-fall-in-love-with options will keep her feeling rejuvenated, and dare we say, more centered. And in our frenetic times can you think of a more thoughtful way to say "I care" than that?
Insulated Glass Water Bottle
The best part about this sleek water bottle isn't the handy leather strap or the pop-up cap (no unscrewing necessary!), though we love those details, too. Even better, however, is the bottle itself—it eliminates that stainless steel aftertaste thanks to its unique interior insulation, which is also BPA- and phthalate-free.
Shop Now: Livana "The HydraGlow" Insulated Water Bottle in Sedona, $100, amazon.com.
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.
Green Tea Soap
Designed to stimulate and smooth, this green tea-based soap bar is a nourishing, invigorating addition to her morning shower.
Shop Now: Joanna Vargas Ritual Bar, $22, neimanmarcus.com.
Water Facial Mask
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.
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.
Valentine's Day Socks
These holiday-appropriate socks—they come in festive, but not overly-literal patterns—will keep everything below her calves as comfortable as as possible.
Shop Now: Bombas Valentine's Day Calf Sock Four-Pack, $45.60, bombas.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
Dark, rich malachite prevents these heart-shaped mother-of-pearl earring droppers from feeling too precious—they're the ultimate subtle statement.
Shop Now: Lizzie Furtunato "Roumana" Earrings, $395, shop.lizziefortunato.com.
Sleeping, lounging, beaching—this linen lounge suit takes her anywhere she wants to go (even if that's simply to bed).
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
Gua Sha Tool
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.
You could show up with carnations from the grocery store and they would look like the fanciest blooms in one of these gorgeous bud vases.
Shop Now: Ichendorf Milano "Bouquet Colore" Vases, starting at $125, hawkinsnewyork.com.
Updated Pearl Earrings
These pearl earrings are the best of both worlds: They're dainty and neutral, but simultaneously look defining.
Shop Now: Sophie Buhai Essential Pearl Earrings, $575, birdbrooklyn.com.
Keep her feet warm and cozy in these fun 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.