With the hustle and bustle of the holidays (and of course, the day-to-day of simply parenting), it can be hard to find time for some rest and relaxation. And when you do, you sometimes can’t help but feel guilty for taking some much-needed time for yourself. First of all, this is a completely normal reaction to caregiving. And secondly, just because it’s hard to find time to relax or you feel guilty when doing so, doesn’t mean that you should give up on finding moments of self-care altogether. In fact, with the right attitude and products, you can easily go from a self-care novice to an expert.
And what better time to start your self-care journey than now (there’s no time like the present)? After all, while you’re out shopping for holiday presents for friends and family, who’s to say you can’t get a little something for yourself, too? Below, take a look at some of our favorite R&R gifts from Homedics to help you unwind and take time for yourself because every parent deserves it. You’ll see that even the smallest gift can go a long way when it comes to practicing mindfulness and boosting your mood.
This Lavender Essential Oil is soothing, relaxing, and the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Just place 5-7 drops in your diffuser or mix it with a carrier oil to apply topically. You can also add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water, then lightly spritz it in your home to fill it with the lavender aroma.
Choose between three soothing heat intensity levels or use the removable cold gel pad out of the freezer for help with instant headache and tension relief with this gel eye mask. It’s plush, comfortable, and small enough to bring in your suitcase or keep on your nightstand.
Complete with a two-pack essential oil sampler, the Ultrasonic Wood Bottom Aroma Diffuser delivers a natural aroma that helps alleviate dry air. The diffuser also produces color-changing light that gives off a peaceful environment and fits into any home decor.
The Weighted Heating Pad with Vibration Massage relieves pain with soothing heat that’s customizable heat with three settings. The vibration massage also comes with three speeds and because of its lightweight design, it can be taken anywhere.
Deep-kneading shiatsu helps parents relax by working out tension and knots. With its flexible handles, you can easily get proper neck placement and comfort, plus integrated controls and heat therapy at your fingertips.
There’s nothing like the feeling of hydrating and soothing your skin. And with the Theraspa Deluxe Paraffin Bath, you can do both. Dip your hands, elbows, or feet for a relaxing wax bath, and then easily peel off for softer skin, making it the perfect gift for you and your significant other.
Tired and overworked? The deep-kneading Shiatsu Bliss Foot Spa with Heat Boost soothes and comforts tired, aching, overworked feet. It includes an integrated splashguard and toe-touch controls, along with hydrotherapy massage, which helps release the stress and anxiety of a long day.
With the 3-in-1 Pro Foot Massager with Heat, you’ll get the ultimate massage experience from the comfort of your home. You can pick from high-intensity vibration massage, deep-kneading shiatsu massage, rhythmic air massage, or use them together. It also includes hands-free controls and a wireless remote, so you can operate your foot massager while relaxing in your chair.
With six interchangeable attachments/intensity levels, including thermal heat and cold gel for deep muscle release, the Therapist Select Hot & Cold Percussion Massager is the perfect way to relax after the stress from the holidays. It features a cordless design with extra-long battery life (up to 4 hours), a rubber grip handle for comfort, easy-to-read touch screen LCD controls, and built-in pressure sensor technology.
Mindfulness is made easy with the Homedics drift. This kinetic sand table features a metal sphere that rolls silently through sand (there’s a magnet underneath) that creates mesmerizing patterns. It’s a home decor piece the whole family can use and is a great way to incorporate relaxation and minimalist design into your home.