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4 Gifts You Didn’t Know You Needed

After a long year and well into the start of another, now’s as good of a time as ever to engage in a little self-care by giving yourself a gift you might not even know you need. In the middle of a global pandemic, more people than ever are feeling depressed, fearful, and anxious about daily life and the future. If you’re someone who’s been juggling online school and work with child care or other obligations, you know exactly how stressful these unconventional times have been. For ideas on ways to reward yourself for hanging in there with the perfect self-care gift, read on.

1. Beauty and Skincare Products


The pandemic has made it difficult to maintain regular beauty routines at the spa, dermatologist, or even the hairdressers. The great news is that there are a number of self-care products that will get you back to looking your best in no time. Skincare lotions, creams, and coconut oil moisturizers are great examples of easy-to-use products to add to any home skincare routine.

If you’ve neglected your skincare, been having breakouts from stress, or need to feel more like yourself again, a great place to start is a Google search for “skincare tips to add to your beauty routine now.” Whether you struggle with eczema, redness, dryness, or inflammation, buying yourself shea butter, toner, cleanser, or a protective sunscreen is a great way to get back into the routine of self-care.

2. CBD Creams and Tinctures


CBD products and creams are great for a lot of skin types. As natural products, these ingredients will work well for more than just your skincare needs. Consider a hand cream with CBD, some CBD oils, tinctures, or other CBD products as not only a boost to your dry skin or sensitive skin but also as a means to help you relax during these challenging times.

Many people aren’t aware of the benefits of CBD products which include the ability to alleviate insomnia, help with issues related to joint or other chronic pain, and in reducing inflammation. Great for helping you get to sleep at night, CBD products come in a variety of forms and flavors like gummies, pills, capsules, and more.

3. Cloud and External Storage Space


With so many people spending time at home during the global pandemic, many people are getting in the habit of looking through digital scrapbooks of old memories. A great project to keep yourself organized and remind you that there’s hope ahead for new memories after the pandemic, an excellent gift option could be more storage space.

If you’re someone who enjoys digital photography or is into scrapbooking, give yourself the gift of unlimited space, automatic backups, or even a storage service or app you can access eternally. The best cloud storage service could vary depending on your needs, so start with a Google search for “best photo storage sites” for storage options that might work best for protecting your past and future memories.

4. Subscription Box Memberships


For many, a big complaint about time at home during the pandemic is falling into mundane routines. The same way you may have neglected a skin condition, it’s likely that you’ve gotten into routines like checking social media platforms multiple times a day or hitting Amazon Prime each night for a free movie to stream. If you’re tired of your same routines and want something new, a great gift could be signing up for a subscription box service. With subscriptions themed around surprise items each month, you could build a box around any hobby or area of interest that you want and always have something to look forward to.

Got wanderlust? There are travel boxes that could make your living room feel more like a grand adventure. Love books? Escape into one of the dozens of book subscription boxes popular with readers all over the world.

At the end of the day, you’ll be happier and more productive if you take some time to invest in your mental and physical well-being. In buying yourself a gift that relaxes you gives you confidence or makes you smile, you’ll be doing yourself a favor and help your overall mood and maybe even health, too. Consider any of these gifts you might think you need now but will soon realize just how much you do, and you’ll be glad you did. Happy gift-giving and receiving to you!