Between festivities, gift-giving, and New Year preparations, the holiday season can be a stressful time. Endless social gatherings, family reunions, and end-of-year obligations can exhaust anyone. So, stepping back and taking time to pamper yourself is not a want but a need.

Self-care might take many forms — from listening to your favorite music and practicing a hobby to simply doing nothing and taking a nap. Frankly, anything that helps recharge your battery and makes you feel relaxed, healthier, and in a better headspace will do. 

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And yes, we know self-gifting can be tricky.

You might feel tempted to ignore your needs or put others first during this season. However, there’s no better time to show yourself some TLC and appreciation, so FIERCE rounded up some essentials you’ll need to pamper yourself. Because yes, you deserve it! 

Sleep in Style: Upgrade Your Bedding Game

Let’s start with the basics. Good sleep is non-negotiable if you want to take care of your body and mind. Gift yourself a good night’s sleep with a set of comfortable, feel-good sheets. While we don’t often think about bedsheets — at least not until you reach your Señora Era — it will undoubtedly improve your sleep quality. 

Kitsch Satin Sleep Set

You can also benefit from a silky pillowcase and eye mask to complement and maximize your beauty sleep. So comfy!

Soak Away the Stress

A relaxing bath is one of the first steps in a self-pampering routine. You can prep your bath with some candles, a relaxing playlist, or even a glass of wine. The ultimate upgrade will be a handmade bath bomb of your favored scent. 

DERMORA Under eye patches

Another no-brainer for lovers of beauty and personal care is a pack of eye patches. Think about it as an essential for pampering yourself after a good shower and maybe while watching one of your favorite romcoms. Plus, they depuff, moisturize, and brighten up the eyes for a bargain price. 

Chill Out Like a Queen: Ice Globes for a TikTok-Worthy Facial

Enjoy a cryo facial in the comfort of your own home with the ultimate TikTok-viral ice rollers. Easy to use and well-loved online, these beauty tools will help you feel like you are in a spa session. The benefits as per reviews? Tone and depuff the skin while also reducing muscle tension and stress. Where do I get mine?

When It Comes to Body Creams, Weleda Is the Holy Grail

Recognized for glossy reviews and with Haley Bieber’s stamp of approval, Weleda is a go-to brand for moisturizers and body creams. You can choose from a whole range, but you can’t go wrong with a shea and cocoa seed butter free from parabens and synthetic fragrances. Natural and effective!

Wrap Yourself in Coziness

Whether using it after a bath, during your morning ritual, or just throwing it on to watch movies, a robe makes for the supreme self-pampering outfit. Warm, soft, and comfy. What else can you ask for?

Feeling stiff and sore? 

Get yourself a massage tool. Options range from foam rollers to hand massagers, but you can never go wrong with a multipurpose Shiatsu massager. The best part? You can use it on your shoulders, back, legs, and feet. 

Do it for yourself 

Books might not be the most evident gift for those looking for self-care and pampering, but a healthy mind is just as important. The book contains 75 motivational prompts that will guide you through a journey of motivation and acceptance. If you’re looking for a different type of push, the book is part of a three-part series that includes a boundary-creating journal and an encouragement journal

Essential Oil Diffuser 

Taking care of yourself is also taking care of your surroundings, and there’s no better way than bestowing your space with a relaxing aroma. A diffuser is a must-have if you’re in for a good-scented room, so this essential oil diffuser by Vitruvi makes the ideal option. It comes in a decor-friendly design and has an optional LED light incorporated.

Put your best foot forward

We might underestimate the power of foot care, but trust us, treating your feet will make you feel absolutely renovated. Whether you’re looking to relieve tension, activate circulation, or give your feet a simple massage, this two-piece kit from Santa Barbara Design Studio has you covered. Plus, the set comes in the cutest box and includes detailed instructions to make the most out of it. 

Walk on

Speaking of feet, there is no more comfortable feeling than stepping into a pair of cozy slippers after a good massage. Get a pair of cushioned slides to complete your pampering session. They’ll make you feel like you’re walking on sunshine. 

Colorful relaxation 

Are you an artistic soul? Then, a coloring book might be your tool for self-care, expression, and relaxation. Use some of your free time to bring art to life, exercise your mind, and get lost in the pleasure of a gratifying activity. You can choose from an assortment of artists and art styles, but if you’re just getting started, patterns and motivational quotes are a great choice.