Get in the treat-yourself spirit with this list of self-care home essentials that can help soothe the soul

Self-care is different for everyone. Whichever way you choose to practice it, the core of self-care is figuring out what makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. With the festive season drawing near and coupled with a number of upcoming holidays, we’ve curated a list of home decor pieces that are not only easy on the eye, but could also help to relax your mind and add a sense of tranquility.

Whether you’re looking to show yourself some love or seeking an indulgent gift for a loved one, these gift ideas will definitely brighten someone’s day and help to improve their well-being.

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Candles

Soothing scents have the ability to improve both your mood and the ambience of your home. Scent your space with Innerfyre Co’s signature affirmation crystal candles. Made with 100% essential oils and an all-natural coconut wax blend, each unique candle also comes with a curated Spotify playlist to immerse yourself into the mood, as well as real crystals that can help you to achieve a desired state of mind.

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Tea set

A warm cup of tea has been proven to be able to imbue a sense of calm and settle an anxious mind. For tea lovers, turn to TWG Tea’s Timeless Hamper. Besides an assortment of teas and tea jelly, the gift set also includes a tea-infused candle, a mirror-polished stainless steel and glass teapot, as well as a porcelain hand-painted striped tea set.

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A weighted blanket

A weighted blanket contains materials such as poly pellets or glass beads. Heavier than typical blankets, weighted blankets apply even pressure across the body. This pressure—akin to the feeling of being gently hugged—helps to promote relaxation and a sense of security. Weave’s weighted blanket features evenly-distributed glass microbeads that are non-toxic. The blanket is also hypoallergenic and made with a breathable fabric that is machine and dryer-safe.

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Silk sheets

Silk bedding sheets are not only lightweight and cool to touch, but they also contain beauty benefits and natural hypoallergnic qualities. For a luxe self-care gift, opt for Silky Miracle’s lustrous silk bedding sheets that are made from 100 per cent 6A-level top-qualiy raw silk. Created by in-house expert craftsmen, the bedding sets are buttery smooth and designed to give you a good night’s sleep so you can wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

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A green friend

Inject a breath of fresh air into the room with a touch of greenery. Besides their ability to add a sense of peace and tranquility into a space, some houseplants also double as a natural air purifier that clears toxins in the air. Snake plants and peace lilies make for great gifts—for an extra chic touch, throw in a stylish plant pot that will add a decorative flair to the room.

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A gentle-wake alarm clock

Gentle-wake alarm clocks uses innovative features such as light and scent to ease you out of your peaceful slumber, rather than the jarring beep that most of us are used to. Philips’ SmartSleep wake-up light is quipped with environment tracking and a range of customisable features such as sunrise and sunset simulation. Other settings such as light-guided wind-down breathing helps you decompress and unwind before bed.  

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Air purifier

The pandemic has left us a little more health-conscious and aware of the importance of a safe and healthy home environment. To keep the air you breathe clean and cool, consider Dyson’s Pure Cool air purifier as a very practical gift for your loved ones. The nifty device features a glass HEPA filter that captures and removes ultrafine allergens and pollutants from the air whilst projecting and circulating purified air.

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