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The Best Gifts to Buy Yourself This Holiday Season

13 December, 2022

DEAR SANTA,

I’VE BEEN GOOD THIS YEAR. (AT LEAST FOR THE MOST PART)

EVERY YEAR, I MAKE MY LIST, CHECK IT TWICE, AND GIVE IT TO THOSE BOTH NAUGHTY AND NICE. (AND WE BOTH KNOW COUSIN JIM SHOULD GET COAL).

WITH ALL THE GIFTS I’M GIVING, IT’D SURE BE NICE TO START RECEIVING THE ITEMS I REALLY WANT. WHICH IS WHY I’M DOING SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR. I DECIDED TO BUY FOR MYSELF THE THINGS I WANTED UNDER MY TREE.

IF YOU WANNA DROP OFF A LITTLE SOMETHING TOO, DEAR SANTA, I WON’T STOP YOU.

SINCERELY,

I’M TREATING MYSELF THIS YEAR

Each time Christmas rolls around, we’re off buying for everyone else. Sometimes we get lucky and our loved ones get us things we actually want, and then sometimes we end up with a blender. Today, we’re giving you permission to be selfish. That’s right. It’s time to treat yourself this holiday season.

How often do we shop at the stores and say, “I sure wish I could have that.” But then, we don’t buy it? We pass by the pretty things, the luxury items, the stuff we don’t necessarily need. Well this year, it’s time to show yourself love and appreciation. ‘Tis the season to be merry and bright, and our special list of gifts to buy yourself, will do just that.  

“Today, we’re giving you permission to be selfish. That’s right. It’s time to treat yourself this holiday season.”

GIFT GUIDE FOR YOURSELF
 
1. Sexy Serums

Orgasms are proven stress relievers (we all know the holidays can be stressful), and they’re good for your emotional well-being too (O’s release happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine). So give yourself a gift that keeps on giving all year long—great sex. These three sexy products will have you gripping the bedsheets and asking for more.

Women’s Pleasure Serum– Go for the big O and then go for it again. This serum is a proven winner for arousal. It absorbs deep into the vaginal tissues in order to stimulate you for maximum pleasure.

Intimate Elixir– This liquid magic is not only a luxurious lube, it also hydrates and moisturizes making sex more comfortable and enjoyable. Bonus, it’s safe and compatible with all toys. Hello, silver bullet.

Super Slip & Slide– Going for an all-nighter? This lubricant will take you there. Not only does it soothe the skin, but it also never dries out, giving you uninterrupted hours for any kind of play.

“Give yourself a gift that keeps on giving all year long—great sex. These three sexy products will have you gripping the bedsheets and asking for more.”

2. Stylish Sleepwear

Think silk pajamas and cozy robes. Some top brands for pajamas and robes are Eberjey, Morgan Lane, Papinelle, Brooklinen, and L.L.Bean.

3. Custom Haircare

Treat your hair to healthy shampoos and conditioners that will have your locks looking luxurious. Try out Living Proof, Amika, Olaplex, and Pureology. You can shop these brands at Sephora, Ulta, and Amazon. 

4. Loungewear

Wanting to be comfortable, without looking frumpy? Try these beautiful loungewear brands that you can wear out of the house and still turn heads.

5. A Book Lover’s Subscription

If you’re a book lover, you know the beauty of being transported through a story. Spoil your reader’s heart with a monthly book in the mail. According to the 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards, some of the best book subscriptions include Book of the Month, Once Upon A Bookclub, The Bookish Box, and Introverts Retreat.

6. Luxe Skincare

Want glorious glowing skin? Invest in the health of your skin by purchasing good products. Try these non-toxic, natural skincare lines– OSEA, Organic Skin Co, Acure, Banyan Tree Essentials, and REN Skincare. 

7. Show-Stopping Sunglasses

Who doesn’t love a trendy pair of shades? Shop luxe styles like Dolce & Gabbana.

8. Soft Slippers

Walk on the clouds with brands like Soma, Parachute, and L.L.Bean.

9. New Bedding

Upgrade your bedroom with beautiful sheets, pillows, and bedspread. Choose colors that make you feel relaxed and happy.

10. Spa Treatments

Allow yourself to be pampered. Book yourself a hot stone massage, facial, infrared sauna, footbath, or salt water float.

11. Manicure & Pedicure

Fresh nails have a way of making us feel sexier. Even if it’s snowing, you don’t wear your boots to the bedroom. (P.S. fingers and toes are erogenous zones.)

12. New Therapist

It’s essential to care for every part of our being, starting with our mental health. If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, depression, negative thoughts, etc, it’s time to talk to a professional. This form of loving yourself says, “It’s okay to need help. I don’t have to do it all alone.”

13. Perfume

As Coco Chanel put it, “Perfume is the invisible, unforgettable, fashionable accessory that announces your arrival and prolongs your departure.” That sums it up quite well. Buy good perfume.

14. Coffee Lovers Subscription

There’s something to be said for a morning cup of joe. For all the coffee connoisseurs, why not dabble in the finer delights? According to Forbes, some of the best subscriptions are— Atlas Coffee Club, Bean Box, Driftaway Coffee, and Misto Box.

Taking care of yourself is a positive thing. As Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, says, “Self-love is another way to say self-care. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you're more likely to choose things that nurture your well-being and serve you well.” Treating yourself is a form of self-care. This holiday season, take a moment to honor yourself through personal, emotional, and sexual care.

“Self-love is another way to say self-care. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you're more likely to choose things that nurture your well-being and serve you well.” ~ Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

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