Trying to find the exact right gift can be a stressful endeavour. Our secret? Self-care! These gifts are genius because they’re perfect for the wellness guru in your life, the self-pampering queen and even the friend so busy she swears she never has downtime. It’s time to consider these self-care gifts for the everywoman in your life.
1. The Little Box of Calm, R256
Keep the scaries at bay with this little box of reminders about how awesome your loved one is. They can even stick them all over for maximum upliftment.
2. Soylites Frosted Aromatherapy Candle – Harmony, R279
Thanks to soya’s high concentration of vitamin E and lecithin, these sweet-smelling candles double as massage oil. Jasmine and geranium couple to bring calm and ease anxiety.
3. We-Vibe Nova 2 rabbit vibrator, R3899
This clitoral and G-spot vibrator keeps constant contact with your clitoris so you’re always in the prime position for climax. Plus, the external stimulator is flexible, with its own motor. It’s also app-controlled for remote satisfaction.
4. essence caring SHINE vegan collagen lipstick, R81.95
These lipsticks are enriched with hyaluronic acid and a vegan collagen substitute. It doesn’t dry out the lips, feels pleasant to wear and provides the lips with a shiny finish and medium coverage. A perfect Christmas stocking filler.
5. Typo Wellness Planner, R349
You might want to add two to the cart and get one for yourself. This planner, with monthly tabs and bonus fun pages, allows you to track your water intake, emotions and gratitude and includes a nifty healthy habits tracker (for all the workouts we bailed on).
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6. Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream, R114.95
Be sure to sparkle this festive season with the Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream. Not only does the Shimmer Cream illuminate your skin, but also helps improve skin elasticity and boost collagen production thereby assisting with the skin’s elasticity and wrinkling.
7. Just Breethe leggings, R1790
What we love most about these leggings is how they just stay put through squats, runs and vinyasa flows. Perfect for living in.
8. Lelive Eye-conic eye cream, R329
Infused with arabica coffee and African botanicals, this eye cream has been described by Amanda du Pont as ‘sleep in a bottle. It stimulates collagen production and vitamin e and niacinamide create a smooth glow.
9. Typo Art Gift Set, R499
One of the best gifts you can give your girl is time to herself. This art set is complete for her to paint away worries and display them as proof that creativity can be found anywhere.
10. GoodMind Mushroom Powder Sachets, R399
These sachets pack a punch, with adaptogenic mushrooms for concentration and calm. Add to any hot drink and sip in those benefits!
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11. Environ Original Discovery Collection, R635
This three-piece set includes the Original micro-exfoliant Balancing Masque, Original Revitalising Toner and daily Debut vitamin A Moisturiser in a beautifully packaged eco-friendly gift box, sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable.
12. Terres D’Afrique Deep Cleansing Mask, R985
This natural, oil-based mud mask gently sloughs away dirt and heavy metals in the skin while deeply moisturising to leave behind a hydrated, soothed complexion.
13. Garmin Venu SQ 2, R4999
Keep in touch, wherever she is, with this smartwatch. GPS tracking means she’ll never be lost and the pre-loaded settings allow for golf, swimming, HIIT workouts and more. Plus, it’s just so pretty!
14. adidas ADIZERO SL, R1999
Designed to help maintain your performance, nothing says self-care like a good pair of running shoes to take you from the streets to the market. Plus, this one’s made with recycled materials. Win-win.
15. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? By Dr Julie Smith, R338
Real, practical help for whatever situation she’s being faced with, this book, written by psychologist Dr Julie Smith, aims to boost resilience through life’s inevitable ups and downs. Essential.
16. FOREO UFO 2, R4 499
Get a spa-level facial in just 90 seconds. But how, you ask? Well, by combining enhanced Hyper-Infusion Technology, the UFO integrates Thermo-Therapy and Cryo-Therapy to push mask essence deep below the skin’s surface. This locks in moisture while reducing the appearance of pores and giving you the gift of glowing skin. 2023, here we come!
17. PUMA X VOGUE Collection, R599 – R3 799
The “Hot Girl Walk” was an iconic self-care movement of 2022 and if you’re wanting to carry that on into 2023, what could be more motivating than some new kit? PUMA and VOGUE teamed up to bring you a collection that’s sporty, classic and full of fierce feminine energy. Pro tip: if you’re heading overseas for the holidays, their collection makes for some hot airport attire.
18. Pure Beginnings I Am New Body Wash, R129.95
Want your loved one to enter the New Year literally feeling like a new person? The “I Am New” body wash contains rooibos, prebiotics and baobab to help detox and balance your body. Oh, and did we mention it’s pH balanced?
19. Amanda Jayne Festive Gift Set, R689
Christmas + candles? A match made in heaven. But Christmas candles? Now that’s a whole different level. This festive gift set has four candles in cute gold tins with their top fragrances like Ginger Cake and Seasoned. Enough said.
20. Optiphi Refine Foliant, R861
Chemical exfoliants defs had their time to shine in 2022 and Optiphi’s Refine Foliant is one of the best. With Ascorbic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids in this ‘home-peel’, whoever you gift this to will have brighter, softer and more moisturised skin. Could there be a better gift than that?
21. The Laser Beautique Voucher
Laser hair removal is one of those things you wish someone would give you a voucher for, seriously! And it’s the perfect summer gift because hello, no ingrowns when you’re sitting poolside with a cocktail in hand! It’s the perfect self-care gift that someone might not buy themselves but would love to do. The Laser Beautique offers various options and even packages so you can get them a course of 6 if you’re really nice.
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