Since we’re spending most of our time at home, the gifts we can give are limited—who needs new jeans when you work from home on your couch? While giving an experience as a gift is often well received, that idea can be pretty hit or miss now that home is now where we eat, sleep, lounge, and work. So some of the best gifts you can give are those that make it all the more cozy and relaxing.
Whether they love to wrap themselves up on the couch, tend to a room full of plants, or take long warm baths, everyone on your holiday gift list will be covered by this gift guide. Below you’ll find 11 stress-relief gifts that your loved ones can use regularly and will cherish long after this pandemic is behind us.
Stress-relief gifts that make the home feel warm and cozy
1. Naadam Recycled Cashmere Throw, $350
You may not be able to give your loved ones a hug right now, but allowing them to wrap themselves in this cozy cashmere throw is the next best thing (TBH, maybe even better). Made with 70 percent closed-loop recycled cashmere and 30 percent virgin Mongolian cashmere, Naadam’s throw is incredibly soft.
Shop now: Naadam Recycled Cashmere Throw, $350
2. Canopy Humidifier, $150
This mistless humidifier releases filtered, hydrated air to hydrate your skin and reduce nasal and sinus irritation. Optionally, it can also release the scent of your choice with a dab a fragranced oil. The best part is that it’s easy to clean, so growing mold and mildew isn’t a big of a concern. You can get it for $150 or $125 if you sign up for recurring filter deliveries.
Shop now: Canopy Humidifier, $150
3. L’or de Seraphine Varanasi Candle, $30 to $40
These candles from L’or de Seraphine smell just as good as they look. The Varanasi candle has notes of sandalwood, oud, leather, and florals, producing a scent that is both energizing and grounding. Each L’or de Seraphine candle is made with a sustainably sourced palm blend wax and essential oils and is housed in a ceramic vessel that your gift recipient will absolutely want to reuse. Shop the medium size for $30 or the large size for $40.
Shop now: L’or de Seraphine Varanasi Candle, $30 to $40
This heavy-weight spa bath sheet uses linen sourced from one of the finest linen mills in Belgium and is made in the U.S. It’s incredibly soft and absorbent, but fast-drying to cut down the chances of mold and mildew growth. It begs you to take a warm soothing bath just so that you have a reason to wrap yourself in it after.
Shop now: Linoto Heavy Weight Linen Spa Bath Sheet, $159
5. Bearaby Velvet Napper, $269 to $299
Weighted blankets typically aren’t too nice to look at, but this velvet knit one from Bearaby is an exception. The blanket is available in silver, rose, pink, turquoise, and emerald, so you’re sure to find one to fit anyone’s taste. It comes in three sizes: 15 pounds ($269), 20 pounds ($279), and 25 pounds ($299) so you can pick the perfect weight to quell your loved one’s worries.
Shop now: Bearaby Velvet Napper, $269 to $299
6. The Sill Best Sellers Duo, $115
Perfect for those with a green thumb and beginners alike, this set includes two of the brand’s beloved best sellers the monstera and the snake plant. Both come in a sleek ceramic planter, available in black, blush, cream, and mint. Having house plants is not only soothing, but also helps you concentrate and become an overall more caring person.
Shop now: The Sill Best Sellers Duo, $115
7. Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Sheets, $279 to $299
Gift a fabulous night’s sleep with these super-soft sheets. Made with a blend of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Himalayan cashmere, these limited-edition sheets are cozy yet breathable. They are available in sizes full through California king and come in medium gray, light gray, cream, and light purple.
Shop now: Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Sheets, $279 to $299
This Dyson machine is an air purifier, humidifier, and fan all in one. Complete with a breeze mode, it mimics natural airflow patterns. And it’s also much easier to clean than traditional humidifiers. It uses HEPA and activated carbon filters to remove gases and capture 99.97 percent of allergens. It also connects to an app for real-time air quality monitoring. The cryptomic technology works to not only all volatile organic compounds but also destroy some of them.
Shop now: Dyson Pure Humidify and Cool Cryptomic, $900
9. Casper Glow Light, $129
Instead of reading in bed with harsh overhead lights, this Casper lamp emits a warm glow that helps your body get ready for bed. It then then dims to lull you to sleep. Set an alarm and it’ll slowly begin to brighten to gently wake you, providing circadian rhythm stimulation you’re likely not gonna get during these dreary winter months.
Shop now: Casper Glow Light, $129
Beauty and fitness editor Zoë Weiner adores her Casper Glow lights—watch her try them out below:
10. Kai Room Linen Spray, $56
Spritz an overall sense of calm into a space with this room and linen spray by Kai. It has a light and fresh gardenia scent that smells pretty without being too overwhelming. Spray it into the air or onto your comforter. It’s paraben-, sulfate-, phthalate-, phosphate-, and gluten-free.
Shop now: Kai Room Linen Spray, $56
11. Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker, $99
Whether they’re dancing to their favorite album or playing white noise, your loved ones can use this speaker to help them wind down. Available in dark gray, sage green, sky blue, pale pink, and light gray, this miniature speaker with big sound blends into any space. And since it’s a Google speaker, a virtual assistant is built-in and it can be connected to other Google smart home devices.
Shop now: Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker, $99
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