The Best Self-Care Gifts to Spoil Yourself with This Year

Treat yourself — or your loved ones — this holiday season with these gifts designed to boost your well-being.

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Although the holiday season is sure to make you feel merry and bright, it also brings about just as much anxiety and stress. You'll fret about the long flight back to your hometown, endure awkward conversations about your dating life with your distant relatives, and panic over the lack of suitable options that fit your eating style at the dinner table.

All the worrying and uncomfortable experiences that lie ahead mean you'll definitely be in need of some TLC once the holidays end. And there's no better way to do that than treating yourself to one of these self-care gifts. Whether you're a sneaker head, avid cook, or homebody, this guide features a self-care gift that will make you feel your best.

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G-Shock Women's G-Squad Step Tracker

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You (or your giftee) gets throwback cool and step counter too with these fun new G-Shock styles. The watches are Bluetooth enabled so steps sync to a smartphone and timed laps can be tracked.

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Puma Fierce 2 Training Shoe

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Who hasn't come to appreciate the beauty of a stylish slip-on? Puma's Fierce 2 trainers pair equally well with street wear and spandex for when streaming a quick-strength workout beckons. This self-care gift is a buoyant pick for anyone navigating the new work-life balance.

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The Latin American Cookbook

The Latin American Cookbook
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True to its all-encompassing title, The Latin American Cookbook delivers over 600 recipes from an atlas of places (20 countries, including Argentina, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela) and influences. This self-care gift will let them dive into empanadas one night and Nicaraguan squash stew the next, and travel the world from their kitchen.

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Anecdote Candles Aprés Ski Candle

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Anecdote Candles perfectly capture a mood for a hip hostess gift. This Après Ski variety is described as evergreens and afterparties;
it smells like cinnamon, spearmint, and cypress. The fragrance oils have a powerful throw, and the coconut-soy wax blend burns cleanly for about 70 hours. (While you're at it, add these scented candles to your collection.)

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Teva ReEmber Moc Fleece

Teva ReEmber Fleece slippers

Made almost exclusively from 100 percent recycled materials, Teva ReEmber Fleece slippers are like hygge in motion. Kick back in the quilted slip-ons in front of a fire or get around town in comfort thanks to the recycled-rubber outsole. (They also make for the perfect house shoe.)

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Specialized Mode Helmet

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Anyone who rediscovered the love of riding or jumped on the e-bike trend is going to dig Specialized's sleek Mode helmet. The subtle above-the-brim vent in this self-care gift brings wind-in-hair cooling to this slick topper that supplies the highest level of protection.

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Rothy's Belt Bag

Rothy’s The Belt Bag

Crafted from marine plastic, Rothy's The Belt Bag is a win for any occasion. This minimalist chameleon can pose as a cross-body bag, a fanny pack, an evening clutch, or a mini shoulder bag. Your traveler pal will love the self-care gift's versatility— and the fact that they can toss it in the wash for a post-trip refresh.

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Mochidoki Holiday Gift Box

Mochidoki Holiday Box
Mochidoki

Consider this self-care gift the upscale version of ice cream truck glee: Send a friend a mochi ice cream sampler from Mochidoki in New York. The myriad inventive twists on this Japanese treat — a sweet rice dough encapsulating a bite-size scoop of ice cream —include milk and cereal, black sesame, and vegan matcha coconut.

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Aveda Botanical Repair Collection

Aveda Phillip Lim

A collaboration between eco-friendly hair brand Aveda and fashion designer 3.1 Phillip Lim brings these botanical accessories to life. The wooden paddle brush, hair towel wrap, comb, and scrunchies included in the self-care gift come paired with either hair or skin products and will bring a smile as they suds and then style.

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Saje Aroma (Be) Free

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The Saje Aroma (Be) Free Cordless & Rechargeable Diffuser looks more like a jewel than a wellness tool. The chic, rechargeable device sends a cool mist to fill
a room with uplifting blends — like the holiday exclusive, Joyful Blooms, a mix of tangerine, jasmine, and magnolia.

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Apothekary Chill the F Out

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These are gold for smoothie bowl fans: Apothekary's range of herbal blends get straight to the point, whether you're gifting stress relief (Chill the F Out) or glowing skin (Better Than Botox). With 39 options, there's one of these self-care gifts for everyone on your list.

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Cavi-air Tasting Pack

CaviAir

Indulge your favorite epicure with high-quality—and reasonably priced—caviar delivered to the door from the smart, chic, all-women company CaviAir. Choose from a tasting pack or a single type, plus add-ons like spoons, bubbly, and more. Fun, festive, and healthy!

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Fit To Succeed Barbell Necklace

Fit to Succeed Barbell necklace Joan Hornig

This delicate rose-gold and pavé diamond Fit to Succeed Barbell necklace from designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig will charm on sight while its message of empowerment hits deep. Plus, all profits from this self-care gift go to a charity of your choice to further the feel-good cheer.

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Shape Beauty Lab Box

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Wish granted: We restocked our exclusive Shape Beauty Lab Box for the holidays, a stash of 18 of our editors' most-loved beauty products—serums, scrubs, creams, cleansers, balms, powders, and more. Even better, we packed the $435 splurge into a gifting-friendly $45.

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Oktett Barware

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Even your cheers gear can be feeling more festive! Bodum Oktett barware, an exclusive reissue from the MoMA Design Store, retains all the class of glass vessels with the practicality of chunky, funky recycled-plastic stems.

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S'well Reusable Salad Bowl Kit

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No brown-bagging it for the plant-based devotee in your life. This compact S'well Salad Bowl kit contains their Caesars, Niçoises, and other creations with a leakproof lid and holds within a removable utensil tray and dressing container so all can be freshly tossed at lunchtime.

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