14 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Are All About Self Care
It doesn’t matter what you’re celebrating — Valentine’s Day with a significant other, Galentine’s Day with your best friends, or just a chance to treat yourself — ‘tis the season for giving and receiving the gift of self care.
Looking for a healthier way to satisfy a sweet tooth? May we suggest beauty-boosting chocolates. How about something for your bestie who has a standing appointment with her dermatologist? A high-tech at-home LED mask is sure to satisfy. And what about a personal care routine that you and your S.O. can share? We found multitasking skin, body, and haircare options that everyone can enjoy.
From essential oils and genderless fragrances to resistance bands and skin gyms, keep scrolling for the ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day gifting.
PRIORI Skincare UnveiLED Mask
We’ve already waxed poetic about the skin-smoothing and soothing benefits of this silicone LED mask. Just 10 minutes three to five times a week is all you need to see results from this professional-grade at-home device that utilizes red light and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $395, skinstore.com
Sakara Chocolate Trio
You can officially feel good about your daily chocolate habit with this health-conscious trifecta. The Beauty chocolates feature a patented blend of plant-based ceramides to improve skin tone and texture; the Probiotic batch has your daily dose of — you guessed it — probiotics to improve gut health; and the Nootropic bites provide an instant energy boost. $120, sakara.com
Dr. Elsa Jungman Start Over Minimalist Bundle
Whether they are looking to streamline their skincare regimen or start from scratch, this trio has all the makings of a complexion-perfecting routine. This minimalist kit features a full-size Begin Again Gentle Cleanser and Start Over Moisturizing Serum, plus a mini version of the microbiome-friendly brand's Bio Restore serum and a complimentary bamboo washcloth. $115, dr-ej.com
Skin Gym Face Sculptor Beauty Roller
You may have a New Year’s resolution to work out your body, but what about your face? This massaging beauty roller is meant to mimic the effects and benefits of a deep-kneading facial massage (you know, the kind you get from a professional facial). The result? Instant relaxation and long-term radiance. $69, shopbop.com
Klur Elements of Comfort Botanical Body Oil
This multipurpose botanical oil features organic hempseed, avocado, and grapeseed oils to nourish dry, dull skin. Use it as a massage oil, apply it to rough patches, or slather it from head to toe — the earthy citrus aroma will provide an energizing boost. $70, klur.co
Alder Plant Fiber Soap Dish & Cleansing Body Bar
Upgrade their vanity or bathtub with this chic, plastic-free soap dish that is made from durable plant fibers and comes with a removable bamboo insert. Extra brownie points if you pair it with the brand's vegan Cleansing Body Bar, which features exfoliating glycolic acid and jojoba seeds for an all-over glow. $13 each, aldernewyork.com
QiAlchemy The Starter Duo
An innovative take on vitamins and supplements, add three or four of these herbal pearls to hot water for a super simple — yet efficacious — wellness tonic. The Mother Earth Pearls are designed to improve digestion, while the vegan Full Moon Pearls help destress and restore balance. $14, qialchemy.com
LINNÉ Botanicals Bath Salts
Boost bathtime with this sumptuous soak that blends finely milled hibiscus flowers and white clay with dead sea, epsom, and pink Himalayan salts to soften and soothe irritated skin and muscles. To add to the calm, an organic essential oil cocktail of lime, bergamot, jasmine, ylang ylang, fennel, basil, and ginger promote tranquility and rest. $30, linnebotanicals.com
DedCool Red (Dakota) Eau de Parfum
Forget what you’ve heard about the dangers of gifting fragrance. This super cool citrus features notes of clementine, gardenia, amber, woods, and wild berries that is sure to please even the pickiest person on your list. $130, dedcool.com
Superzero Shampoo Bar for Normal/Oily Hair
Good for your tresses and the planet, this plastic-free bar is the equivalent of two to three bottles of liquid shampoo. The plant-based formula offers a sulfate- and soap-free cleanse, while green tea leaf oil, juniper berry oil, and natural plant proteins improve hair health without weighing it down. $18, superzero.com
Bala 5 Bands Set
Add intensity and a pop of color to their at-home workout with these exercise bands that range in resistance from extra-light (0.35 millimeters) to extra-heavy (1.1 millimeters). The quintet comes housed in their own mesh carrying case for easy transport once travel resumes. $20, revolve.com
Saje Pocket Farmacy
Jumpstart your essential oil wardrobe with this five-piece rollerball set featuring the brand’s bestselling blends (Peppermint Halo Oil Blend, Fortify Oil Blend, Gutzy Oil Blend, Stress Release Oil Blend, and Pain Release Oil Blend). Apply to the wrists, behind the ears, or to the chest whenever you need a boost. $65, saje.com
Julie Civiello Polier Fuchsite Kyanite & Leopard Jasper Hearts
Give them a little piece of your heart with these sweetly shaped stones that can be used to massage pressure points. Fuchsite kyanite rejuvenates the heart chakra, while leopard jasper offers a powerful protection. $60, julieciviellopolier.com
Lumion Hand Cleanser Bundle
One for you, and one for a friend — or two! These medical-strength cleansing mists feature hypochlorous acid (HOCL), a naturally occurring infection-fighting compound found in white blood cells, and can be spritzed from head to toe (hands included). $18, lumionlife.com
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