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Valentine’s Day is a day of love — and it’s not just for couples.
This year, we’re reclaiming Valentine’s Day as the perfect excuse for a little self love — single or otherwise.
2018 is the year we make self care more than just a Twitter trend. Forget scrambling to find a Tinder date and check out our list of self care and “treat yo self” gifts for single people (ok couples too), because Valentine’s Day should be all about love.
The only thing better than treating yourself to a gift one day out of the year is treating yourself to a gift one day each month.
When looking for subscription boxes, Cratejoy is the way to go. Choose from tons of self care options like cruelty free makeup and skincare boxes, tea boxes, healthy snack boxes, chocolate boxes or bath and spa boxes (because bath bombs are like, the definition of self care). Those are just a few options, though: There are boxes for literally any and every interest and hobby with prices starting at just $8/month.
Even if you’re single this Valentine’s Day, sipping on some vino is one tradition we won’t tell you to live without. Whether you’re spending it with pals or drinking alone with your cat (hey, that’s cheaper than the bar) treat yourself to drinks delivered to your doorstep with Drizly.
With daily deals on wine, vodka, beer, and more, an enormous selection of extras like mixers, ice, fruit, and party supplies, plus free delivery options, we can’t really think of a downside. A toast to you, queens and kings.
Staying hydrated isn’t just a Twitter trend, guys — your body needs that shit. And if Pharrell Williams is any indication, it’s also the fountain of youth. If you have trouble drinking enough water during the day, a hydration bottle is a self care item you’ll use on the regular. The Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle tracks your water intake and glows to remind you to chug, depending on your activity level for that day. Get it in purple, pink, turquoise, or black for $54.95 each.
Make intentional relaxation a regular thing (and save some money while you’re at it) with Groupon. Get yourself a much needed massage, center yourself with yoga classes or meditation sessions, get cultured at a museum, or see what the acupuncture hype is all about — all super discounted and based on what’s available near you.
If you’re really taking the “treat yo self” mantra to heart this Valentine’s Day, you can also check out Groupon’s deals on getaway destinations and hotels in the places you’ve always dreamed of. Learn to love your own company and take a boat tour of Italy, bask in the sun in Punta Cana, or take a trek through the mountains of Nepal.
This five star misting nanosteamer uses ceramic heating technology and UV lighting to clear your pores, prevent blackheads, and give you a spa-like facial without having to put on pants. Plus, it’s a one-time purchase that you can use over and over again. Get it for $59.97.
Speaking of DIY spa treatments, take a break from screens and drape your eyes in this adorable . The silk mask is said to help you sleep better and prevent fatigue, while the gel mask can help decrease puffiness, headaches, and tension. Get them for $10.95.
Hey, strong, independent ladies: Remind yourself that you’re a total boss with the Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace. Hollywood’s power structures are shifting, we’re shining light on sexual assault, and women are more empowered than ever to stand up for themselves. This piece of jewelry is not only gorgeous, but a symbol of the barriers women have broken in the past and will continue to break in the future. Get it for $68.
In need of some relationship tips, uplifting poetry, or embarrassing date stories? Urban Outfitters has an amazing selection of self care books, including Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot, The Complete Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook for Dating and Sex, The Big Book of 30 Day Challenges, and Crap Dates: Disastrous Encounters from Single Life.There’s also Healthyish, the beginners guide to healthy eating with recipes that are good for you (but not too good for you), and the infamous book of poetry and prose about survival, abuse, life, heartbreak, and love: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur.
Keeping an organized, decluttered living space is actually a great way to decrease anxiety. Amazon’s Rivet Line and Urban Outfitters have a huge selection of stylish closet and desk organizers that will give your clothes, shoes, and knick knacks a place to go — and prevent your house from looking like a tornado went through it.
Robot vacuums are the hot item right now, and if you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, we’re here to tell you that you deserve this splurge. Who wouldn’t want to come home to dust and hair-free floors? One of iRobot’s most popular vacuums is the Roomba 690, which happens to be on sale for $324.99).
Check out our full guide on which robot vacuum to buy here.
Meet Nox Aroma, the Amazon Alexa compatible smart alarm clock that combines sleep tech and aromatherapy to give you the good night’s sleep you’ve been missing. Nox emits a soft, red glow (said to increase melatonin production) and calming essential oils to help you fall asleep, and wakes you up with gentle, soothing scents and natural lighting that mimics soft sunlight. Get it for $129.
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