It’s been a wild road to walk this year, hasn’t it? Many of us have spent the majority of our time serving others, supporting friends and family, or working our way through our massive (and seemingly never-ending) to-do lists.
We’ve been so busy caring for those around us that we haven’t had time to stop and realize that we really haven’t been caring enough for ourselves.
Luckily, September is Self-Care Awareness month - the perfect time to check in and see where you could really use some more TLC in your life.
We’ve compiled a list of eighteen self-gifting ideas to help you say “I love you” to the person who needs to hear you say it the most: yourself.
Get ready. This is about to be some serious self-care realness.
For Post-Bubble Bath Coziness: This Plush Robe and Pair of Spa-Worthy Slippers
This luxurious robe from Brooklinen is made from 100% Turkish cotton and is extra thick, which means you’re never going to want to take it off.
These slippers from Parachute are lightweight, with rubber soles, and cloud-like cushion. Wear the slippers and the robe together and you’ll feel like you just finished a hot stone massage even though you never left your house.
For Your Best Night’s Sleep Ever: This Anti-Aging Silk Pillowcase
Not only do silk pillowcases help keep you cool at night, they also stop that bed-head-pillow-crease-on-the-face wake up look we all rock from time to time. If you’ve never tried one, now is the time. Our guess? You’ll never go back to your old pillowcases again.
For a Little Extra “Ahhh” During Your Skincare Routine: This Chi-Boosting Jade Roller
Jade rollers help improve circulation, reduce puffiness, and give you an increased sense of vitality. We often don’t realize how much our face muscles work during the day. Adding a jade roller to your morning and/or nightly skincare ritual will give all those tiny eye and smile muscles the much-needed massage they crave.
For Your New Body-Loving Nighttime Ritual: This Soft-Bristled Dry Brush
Dry brushing has become popular due to its ability to encourage lymph flow and reduce the appearance of cellulite. While some dry brushes come with stiff bristles, we love the soft, supple bristles in The Body Brush by Dr. Barbara Sturm.
The trick with a dry brush is to start at the fingertips and toes and work your way to the heart. Another pro tip: Use The Body Brush right before you shower. Overtime, this will help with blood circulation and will give your skin a bright, healthy glow.
For Your Nighttime Wind-Down: A Tokki Candle with a Feel-Good Message
Who doesn’t love a good candle? Whether you’re about to curl up with a glass of wine and a good book, taking a bubble bath, or just enjoying a peaceful moment of quiet, our Tokki candles are the perfect tool to help you wind down.
Each candle comes with an uplifting, heartwarming, or inspiring message. Choose the one that speaks to you and make lighting your candle part of your nightly routine. Your body, mind, and soul will all thank you.
For Good Vibes All Day Long: An Uplifting Custom Spotify Playlist
If it’s been a while since you’ve spent time curating a truly spectacular playlist, set aside a couple hours this month to do so. How about a list of epic show tunes to sing along to in the car? Or, maybe you’re more in need of a sassy list of femme-power anthems to rock out to while you’re cooking dinner?
Whatever you love, give yourself a music refresh that you can pop on anytime your spirit could use a little lifting.
For a Less-Stressful Next Semester: This Self-Care for College Students Book
All parts of student life are stressful - and that might be the most true it’s ever been this year. To keep yourself balanced, calm, and ready to rock from your first class to finals, check out this self-care guide specifically written for college students.
In the book, you’ll find all sorts of tips, tricks, reminders, and wise words to help you stay focused, centered, and ready to crush all semester long. Want more college-focused self-care ideas? Check out this blog post.
For Anti-Anxiety Bliss from Head to Toe: These To-Die-For CBD Body Products
We love CBD so much that we couldn’t stop at just one product. CBD is an amazing ingredient to soothe anxiety, heal sore, aching muscles, and bring softness back to dry, cracked skin. Start (or add to!) your CBD arsenal with this CBD Body Oil, this Brightening CBD Night Cream, and this CBD-Infused Lip Butter. With these stress-reducing products in your daily skincare arsenal you’ll be living the good life of restorative bliss.
For a Better Lotus Pose: This Ultra-Soft Meditation Pillow
Your back will love you for this. Gaiam’s crescent-shaped meditation pillow is sturdy enough to help you find that perfect alignment, but soft enough to be comfortable for long periods of sitting.
Not only does this cushion help your back, but it also takes pressure off your hips, knees, and ankles. You can also use this as a prop during your yoga practice for heart-opening and prone poses.
For Your Bestie: This Tokki Gift Set
Sometimes self-care means giving a great gift to someone you love and miss. Surprise your best friend (or your sister, or your mom) with this brand-new Tokki gift set delivered straight to their home.
Your loved one will receive a Tokki x Gravitas mask in the pattern of your choice, a mask keeper, a box of yummy shortbread, and a pretty tumbler - all wrapped up in one of our eco-friendly gift wraps. Don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to snag one of these for yourself, too!
For the Next Time You Need a Little Indulgence: This Scrumptious Plant-Based, Vegan Ice Cream
What would the world be without ice cream? Luckily, you don’t have to find out - even if you’re dairy-free. Stock your freezer this month with a few pints of Frankie & Jo’s plant-based, vegan ice cream.
This Seattle-based company offers several fun, funky flavors - without skipping the classics. They also have a few monthly specialty flavors which are not to be missed. Get ready for a month of good eats - no guilt required.
For Smashing Your Hydration Goals: This Hidrate Spark 3 Timed Water Bottle
We’re talking self-care foundations here. If you think you could use more water throughout the day, but somehow seem to forget until it’s time for bed, then you need this water bottle. It syncs with an app on your phone and tracks your water intake throughout the day.
It doesn’t stop there, though. These colorful bottles will also alert you when it’s time to take a sip - a perfect solution to the problem of forgetting to drink enough water.
For Supple, Healthy Skin: This Pumpkin Enzyme Mask and This Anti-Pollution Serum
Clear your pores and protect your delicate facial skin with these two powerhouse products. The Pumpkin Enzyme mask from Nolaskinsentials clears clogged pores and brightens skin. The Symmetry Fluid from KLUR acts as an anti-pollution serum that battles back against the dose of air pollution your skin faces every day.
For an Energizing Nutrition Boost: This Adaptogen Powder from Peak + Valley
Feel like you’re dragging a bit throughout the day? Seattle-based Peak + Valley might have the answer for you. This POC, woman-owned business is all about meeting our stress-filled world with science-backed, honest products that will improve your daily life.
Their adaptogen powders can be added to smoothies, yogurt, coffee, and more to help alleviate stress, improve focus, and encourage better circulation.
It’s Time to Treat Yourself
You deserve a little something special this month. Our uplifting candles and gift sets are made sustainably and with your happiness in mind. Want your self-gift to give back? We’re with you. That’s why 10% of every candle purchased from Tokki goes to support the American Red Cross Foundation. Self-Care September is about to get a whole lot better.
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