Everyone likes to feel relaxed and pampered, but oftentimes the best self-care gifts come at a steep price. However, self-care doesn’t have to be expensive to make you (or a friend if you’re gifting) feel good. And while we’re at it, self-care isn’t selfish, okay? Whether it’s for yourself or a friend, giving someone a gift you know they’ll enjoy and might make their life a little better and more comfortable is a pretty great feeling.
Unfortunately, though, most of us can’t afford to whisk our friends and family away to an exotic spa vacation to unwind — or even book a pricey massage or facial. But don’t you worry: The best self-care gifts out there are affordable because the last thing little luxuries should do is stress you out after the credit card bill comes in. We’re talking $50 or less, to be exact, and that’s totally worth it if you ask us.
Here is a list of the best self-care gifts you can give at any time of the year — birthdays, the holidays, when someone isn’t feeling well or has lost a loved one — any time they can use a little extra TLC (which is basically every waking moment in the year of 2020). The only problem is these self-care presents are so affordable you might wind up keeping them for yourself, so you’ve been warned. From the chicest period products to some luxe skin-care items, your life is about to get a whole lot more zen. Of course, that’s totally fine and you deserve it — so maybe just order a few to begin with.
A version of this article was originally published in November 2018.
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