We all have that one friend who needs to calm the fuck down. Maybe she’s studying furiously to get into law school, or works three jobs to pay off her student loans, or has a couple of kids and not enough hours in the day. Whatever the case may be, this girl desperately needs the gift of relaxation, and you’re just the person to deliver it to her this holiday season.
The following are 10 great gifts for the woman who needs help calming the F down.
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask, package of 5 for $24
I consider myself something of a sheet mask connoisseur, and this mask is hands down the best one I’ve ever tried (read my review here). It’s really thick and soft, and damn, did my skin ever look great when I peeled it off. Buy your stressed out friend a pack of 5 Egg Cream masks—her face will thank you for it.
Woolrich Felt Mill Scuff Slippers, $35
These gorgeous felt slippers are lined with fleece and feature rubber traction pads. They were made in the US and would be a perfect gift for the girl who needs a reminder to put her feet up every once in a while.
Forget bright reds and glittery blacks: your stressed out friend needs calming pastels this holiday season. Pick up a few bottles of pale but pretty nail polish, a file, and a topcoat, and you’ve got a great gift on your hands.
The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People, $9.95
The title of this book says it all. Don’t forget to buy your girl a package of pencil crayons, too.
LUSH Floating Island Luxury Bath Melt, $7.95
This is not your average bath bomb. Floating Island is infused with cocoa butter, so it dissolves slowly and leaves skin feeling super moisturized. Oh, and it smells like vanilla, sandalwood, and lemon, which is a pretty glorious combination.
ASOS hot water bottle and socks set, $29
There’s nothing better than climbing into a warm bed on a cold winter’s night, and this gift set is all you need to make that happen for your overworked pal.
Your overworked friend probably hasn’t taken a minute to properly moisturize her skin in a scarily long time. Buy her a tub or two of your favorite body butter (the ones above are my picks) and she’ll love you for it.
Coconut Milk Co. cat ears sleep mask, $13
Overly stressed people typically have a difficult time falling asleep at night. This cute cat ear mask might help your friend get the eight hours of rest that she desperately needs.
Voluspa Incognito candle, $28
Want Diptyque-quality candles without paying Diptyque prices? Then you need to acquaint yourself with Voluspa. These candles look and smell like a dream, but buying one for your stressed out friend won’t require you to refinance your mortgage or sell your firstborn child. It’s a win-win!
Nothing says relaxation like spending the entire day in a bath robe. Leave one of these plush robes under your friend’s tree with a note instructing her to wear it for at least 12 hours. If she’s not feeling relaxed after that, well, it’s a lost cause.
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