There are the gifts other people give us, then there are the gifts we give ourselves. While shopping for your friends and loved ones during the holiday season, you might find yourself seeing things that don't work for any of them, but that you might like. If that sounds like a familiar thought, we hear you, and we have the ideal gift guide for you.
Below you'll find a selection of gifts that you could get for someone else, but what's the fun in that? Treating yourself can be just as important as getting gifts for others. After all, it's been a long year, and you could use some personal pampering. Here are some self-care gifts that you should consider ordering today to make your spirits merry and bright this year.
Cellular performance supplements that actually work
There are a lot of supplements making all sorts of promises out there, but — almost to our dismay — CELLF actually works. A daily supplement gel that promises to "cleanse the cobwebs" out of your nervous and cardiovascular systems, it's intended to improve brain function, and you'd be surprised by how well it does that.
Turonic GM5 Massage Gun
Fire some relaxation into tired muscles
Plagued by sore muscles? The Turonic GM5 will pound them to perfection. With five speeds and seven different heads, this handheld massager delivers the versatility you need to relieve muscle tension wherever it might plague you.
aspara Stylist Lite Smart Grower
Bring home a bit of nature
Few things bring liveliness to your living space like a plant, and this indoor garden from aspara makes it easy to grow your own. This handy gadget provides lighting and infrastructure in an easy-to-use package. It has different lighting settings for growing different plant species, and it can even be controlled and monitored via an app on your phone. It might not turn your black thumb into a green one, but it should at least help you stop killing your plants.
soundcore Frames Wander
Spacious sound on the go
Want a mobile soundtrack that won't shut you off from the world? soundcore Frames Wander direct music at your ears via four mini speakers so that you can listen to music without losing awareness of your surroundings. These sunglasses come in a range of styles and can be switched out with blue-blocker lenses. Plus, they make you look great.
A meditation trainer to help you find focus
While many of us want to meditate, it can be hard to find the concentration necessary to do it successfully. The Muse 2 will help you find focus by training you via its surprisingly effective app-guided program. Simply place the headband on the crown of your head, then follow the app. Meditation has never been easier.
Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell
An adjustable kettlebell for a whole-body workout
While there are a lot of kettlebells out there, usually you're limited to having a single weight, which limits your workout options. The Bowflex SelectTech 840 solves that by providing an adjustable weight range. This allows you to enjoy a wide range of workouts with a single piece of equipment that will take up much less storage space.
Bare Performance Nutrition in-Focus Cognitive Enhancer
A great all-around wake-up call
There are tons of fitness supplements out there making all sorts of claims and promises, but the best thing about In-Focus from Bare Performance Nutrition is its versatility. Whether you're looking for something to take pre-workout to boost your gym session, a bit of extra oomph to keep you going at work, or even a low-calorie alternative to your morning cup of coffee, you can't go wrong with this multi-purpose supplement.
Reehut Yoga Wheel
Perfect for perfecting your back bends
Whether you're a dedicated yogi or just looking to improve your back flexibility, the Reehut Yoga Wheel is a must. Yoga wheels in general are great for helping to improve back mobility and ease soreness, but this one in particular is strong and slip-proof.
Garmin Venu 2
The greatest multisport fitness tracker there is
The Garmin Venu 2 is the best multisport fitness tracker yet, period. Not only does it track just about every physical activity you could want it to, and track it well, but it offers generally superior smartwatch capability. Its screen is bright and clear, it looks great, and using it is remarkably intuitive.
Domyos Smith Machine 900 Weight Training Rack
Bring the gym home
If you're looking to build the ultimate home gym, the Domyos Smith Machine from Decathlon belongs at its core. It delivers a full range of gym functionality — including a cable machine — and it does it while offering high quality at a much lower cost than you might expect. It's also easier to assemble than most similar power racks.
Runhood Modular Power Station
Swappable, variable, portable power
Runhood has created a portable solar power station that's unique in its product class not only because it features swappable batteries, but also because each of these batteries offers a different power delivery capacity. This makes it easy to avoid carrying more weight than you need. For example, if you just need a little bit of extra juice on the go, the smallest "Engine" will allow you to carry less. If you'll be using larger tools or appliances, on the other hand, you can swap out for the larger battery. Engines come in three sizes, ranging from 324 watt hours to 1,296 watt hours. Runhood reached its crowdfunding goal, closed its campaign, and will be shipping products soon. See on Indiegogo
Ultimate Ears Megaboom
All the sound you'll ever need
Have you been looking for a way to up your shower game? Maybe you need better sound for the music you listen to while you workout at home. Whatever the case may be, this speaker is going to fit the bill. It's remarkably affordable, comes in a nice range of stylish colors, and blends into your decor whenever you're not using it.
Brita Plastic Water Filter Bottle
Good, clean water on the go
Everyone has a favorite water bottle, but Brita's all-in-one filtered water bottle gives you the great Brita water no matter where you are. It's safe in the dishwasher, free of B.P.A. plastic, and is an ideal way to stay hydrated whether you're using it around the house or as you travel the globe.
After a long year, you deserve to treat yourself. These self-care gifts will ensure that you enjoy the health and recuperation you need to make the most of the year to come.