Holidays are wonderful - there’s no doubt about it. But between missed flights, unpredictable weather and lots of extended family time, there’s no shame in feeling a little overwhelmed towards the end of December! Whether you’re traveling to see some distant cousins, or taking your children on vacation or simply trying to keep your head above water at work, everyone needs a little extra self-care around the holidays. Destressing is truly the best gift you can give yourself - it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
The Napper by Bearaby ($259) bearaby.com
This blanket is more than just a chic home accessory, it’s designed to destress you! Bearaby’s innovative layering technique adds weight naturally while the wide loop design makes it breathable for comfortable napping. The weight of the Napper, 20lb, softly melts across the body, using Deep Touch Pressure Therapy (DTP) for an immediate calming effect. The Yarn is naturally weighted through organic cotton layers, making the blanket cozy and breathable.
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi ($20 for 10) foursigmantic.com
Adaptogens and mushrooms were the breakout wellness stars of the year, and no one does it better than Four Sigmatic. If things are feeling all a bit too much over the holiday period, sip on some Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi. Mushroom king and founder Tero Isokauppila says, “Reishi is a powerful adaptogen. It supports the body's own ability to relax and get grounded. It's like a warm hug from your grandma.” We feel better already.
Lord Jones Gumdrops ($45) shop.lordjones.com
Lord Jones is the gold standard for chic CBD products. The delicious Lord Jones pure CBD gumdrops are made by hand in small batches from five simple ingredients: natural fruit flavors, gelatin, citric acid, sugar and the finest full-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich CBD extract. CBD provides pain relief, mood stabilization, relief from anxiety and promotes a calm sense of well-being. There are even reports that it helps people sleep, as well as manage anxiety. The perfect treat for
goop Wellness Why Am I So Effing Tired? Vitamins ($90) goop.com
In Gwyneth we trust! A comprehensive vitamin and supplement regimen designed to promote adrenal function, mental acuity, and stress tolerance. Formulated with a variety of vitamins (including a high dose of the B’s) and supplements—many sourced from ancient Ayurveda—this is designed to help support balance in an overtaxed system. Adding the nutrients your diet may be lacking will support energy levels and diminish effects of stress.
Social Sunday Cropped Pullover and Joggers ($90, $95) socialsunday.com
Being comfortable is key to destressing, and there’s simply nothing softer or more comfortable than this set from Social Sunday. The cropped pullover and matching joggers are perfect for lounging around in, running last minute errands or of course, taking a nap. This is your go-to outfit for the holidays.
S’well 25oz Bottle ($45) swellbottle.com
Hydration is key to many things - good skin, good sleep and of course keeping stress at bay. S’well’s uber chic bottle can help you get your water in for the day! The smart bottle keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. Rumor has it this 25 oz bottle holds an entire bottle of wine quite nicely. So whatever type of hydration you’re after, this bottle has you covered.