Gift Edit 2023

Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day With These Pampering Self Care Gifts

updated Jan 25, 2023
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To say we could all use a little more self-care after the last three years feels like the understatement of the century, making it all the more important to carve out some much-needed time for yourself in your day-to-day. And what better time to show yourself some love than Valentine’s Day? We know — Valentine’s Day is typically about romantic gestures, but what relationship is more important to uphold than the one you have with yourself? Self-care looks different for everyone, ranging from things you may typically associate with the phrase — like skincare and massages — to more introspective moments, like journaling or picking up a new hobby. Whatever you do, this Valentine’s Day it’s all about prioritizing YOU. Below, we rounded up 28 of the best self-care gifts, perfect for some “me time.” In the immortal words of “Parks and Recreation’s” Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford: Treat yourself!

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was $35.00

We're proclaiming it here: Gratitude journals are the wellness product of 2023. After all, starting your day with a positive mindset can be life-changing! The Joy Wellness Journal from Papier is one of our favorites because it's an all-encompassing design that combines gratitude journaling with things like goal and habit tracking making this a wellness journal that can't be beaten.

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Atlas Tea Club
was $65.00

Is your version of self-care curling up with a warm cup of tea? Treat yourself to a subscription to the Atlas Tea Club. Each month you'll receive two teas from a new country, turning your daily tea routine into an adventure.

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was $18.99

If you've ever found yourself on the beauty side of TikTok, chances are you've seen the ESARORA Ice Roller — and let's just say the hype is real. Designed to wake up and de-puff skin, this handy roller easily stores in the freezer for a quick, soothing massage anytime you need a pick me up.

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Whether it's to soothe aches and pains or to get your day started, the Lyric Massage Gun is the best body massager in the game right now. It uses a range of frequencies (unlike most other massage guns) that can do everything from relax and calm the body to refresh and revive, and comes with four interchangeable attachments and an extension arm to make reaching even the trickiest areas a breeze.

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Ilha Candles

One of our favorite ways to indulge in some relaxing "me time" is by burning a candle. For a pick full of Valentine's Day spirit, we love the XOXO from Ilha Candles. This gorgeous limited-edition flame (complete with an adorable heart accent in the center) smells of vanilla and oud for a sweet and smoky scent that's perfect for a cozy night in.

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Weezie's Valentine's Day robes are a hit year after year and this time, it's even better. This pink terry cotton robe features a streamlined collar for mess-free face-masking, adorable scalloped edges with contrasting red piping, and a long silhouette that's both flattering and designed to keep you warm.

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The best part of a shearling-lined slipper is the shearling — so why not opt for a pair that's all shearling? The Shearling Clogs from Parachute is the definition of luxe, with an all-over faux shearling construction that'll keep you warm and cozy even on the coldest days.

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was $249.99

Hours spent on your feet can be taxing on the whole body. For an extra special treat, try the Cloud Massage Shiatsu foot massager. Using deep-kneading Shiatsu techniques, this machine massages feet, ankles, and calves to relieve pain, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation after a long day.

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Hugs help the body feel good, and we’ve got all the feels for this neat little gadget that heats up to warm your heart and body as you hug it while lounging or sleeping. Bonus: You can freeze it for pain relief, too.

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Ordinary Habit
was $48.00

A great way to take care of yourself is to take care of your mind. One of our favorite ways to do that? A puzzle! Dog lovers will get a kick out of this adorable puzzle from Ordinary Habit, filled with tons of playful pups and bright colors.

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was $129.99

Whether you spend all day in front of a computer straining your eyes or you're somebody who deals with consistent headaches and migraines, chances are you're going to love the RENPHO Eye Massager. We know it might look like a futuristic piece of VR-tech, but these innovative goggles (a favorite of our team) apply gentle pressure on your brows, temples, and eye sockets (along with heat therapy) to give your eyes the R & R they deserve.

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was $32.99

Who says you can't bring the spa home? Conair's Foot Pedicure Spa features a soothing vibration for a relaxing foot soak, complete with a full foot massage thanks to its massaging nodes and pinpoint massage attachment.

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We Are Knitters

For a lot of people, the ultimate form of self-care is a hobby. If you're looking to pick up a new one, try knitting with this kit from We Are Knitters. At the end of it, you'll be left with a cozy wool blanket you can enjoy for years to come.

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Keen on picking up a new blanket but not looking to make it? This organic cotton throw topped our Best List thanks to its unbelievably soft, breathable cotton design and elegant look. It's also made in limited quantities by artisans, sustainably produced, climate neutral, and beautifully designed using natural dyes, making this a self-care investment well worth the money.

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was $9.99

Loved by AT readers and staff alike, the Maxsoft Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush is the self-care essential you never knew you needed. This hair tool exfoliates the scalp (reducing dandruff and stimulating hair growth) for a salon-worthy massage from the comfort of your own home.

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Soko Glam
was $67.00

One luxury beauty product I will always restock without question is British M's Annatto Hair Oil. Whenever I get complimented on how healthy, shiny, and smooth my hair looks, I know it's because I used this oil. A cult-favorite, this luxe hair oil is also one of my favorite beauty items because this bottle lasts forever (I've only ever bought it twice in my life and have used it for years now) and it leaves behind a lovely light scent that'll have you sniffing the air all day with delight. What's not to love?

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was $57.97

Could any self-care bathtub setup really be complete without a bathtub tray? This expandable bamboo option is water-resistant and comes with a phone, wine, and candle slot, as well as two removable spa trays and a tablet/book holder so you can keep all your bathtime must-haves on hand at all times.

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What's a bath without a good bath soak? This beloved soak from milk + honey is made with a relaxing blend of organic lavender and eucalyptus oils designed to lull you into a peaceful state of mind.

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While it would be nice, not everyone can have a jacuzzi tub — or can they? With this handy bathtub mat, you can transform any tub into a massaging jet spa with just the flip of a switch.

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If you're a self-care traditionalist, you may find your zen in a good skincare moment. Beloved by commerce contributor Danielle, Disco's Rejuvenating Face Mask is a pick you may find yourself sharing. "I love a self-care product that both my partner and I can enjoy together," she shares. "This face mask is exactly that! Made with Bentonite clay to remove oil, deep-cleansing charcoal, and willow bark extract to reduce puffiness, my boyfriend and I both use this mask at least twice a week when our complexion is looking a bit sleepy. The eucalyptus oil also makes this mask smell amazing and feel super tingly and refreshing."

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Williams Sonoma
was $22.95

The only thing better than chocolate on Valentine's Day is chocolate and wine. This set of Chocolate Wine Pairing Bars is the ultimate way to enjoy a sweet treat on February 14. The set includes milk chocolate, a chocolate blend, and dark chocolate, which you can pair with a variety of wines — from chardonnay to pinot noir.

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We know, we know — she's a pricey pick but hear us out. If you're a beauty fan, there's no better treat to yourself than the Goldfaden MD Wake Up Call moisturizer. This top-notch pick is the ultimate overnight treatment. Featuring a blend of rejuvenating ingredients like CoQ10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Retinol alongside a nourishing combo of vitamin E, avocado, and grapeseed oils, this creamy moisturizer will leave skin refreshed, deeply hydrated, and glowing — something we could all use during the bitter cold of winter.

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Nothing puts a smile on ones' face quite like a great pair of pajamas. This set from Honeydew features a festive pink and brown heart print and is made from a soft brushed jersey for a cozy set that can also double as chic loungewear.

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Fluff Co.
was $115.00

A great form of self-care is investing in your sleep — and everyone knows good sleep starts with the right pillow. Fluff Co.‘s pillows are inspired by those luxe hotel pillows we all covet, with the goal of getting a high-end pillow into everyone’s hands at a fraction of the price. This down alternative pillow topped our Best List as a great pick for all sleepers. Translation: If you've been looking for a new pillow, this one is more than worth a shot.

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was $268.00

After a good pillow, there's nothing that can help you sleep better than the right pair of sheets. As we reach the dead of winter, staying warm is a must and to do that, we turn to Coyuchi's Cloud Brushed Organic Flannel Sheets. Another Best List winner, these sheets feature unparalleled softness and a fairly thick (but still breathable) design that make them the ultimate line of defense against those wicked winter winds.

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Who doesn't love a self-care moment with style? This luxe essential oil diffuser from Vitruvi is perfect for the design enthusiast who appreciates a moment of peace and quiet with their favorite aromas.

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Something about the combination of sleep and silk just feels oh-so-right. This Best List winner is filled with the soothing scent of lavender and weighted by flax seeds to lull you into the perfect state of relaxation and sleep.

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Shari's Berries

Who says you can't treat yourself to flowers and chocolate on Valentine's Day? This set from Shari's Berries takes it up a notch with a beautiful bouquet of red roses paired with an assortment of delectable chocolate-covered strawberries.