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31 Gift Ideas for Post-Holiday Blues

Buy your awesome self something pretty.


by Jessica Toscano Jan 4, 2022

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For weeks — months even — you’ve been shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning, planning, and traveling. You practiced how to introduce your partner to your family, or conjured up an explanation yet another year in a row for why you still don’t have one (as if that should ever be the focus). You balanced work, classes, and adulting, and exhausted any time leftover venting about how you can’t wait for the holidays to end. Only, now that they have, you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself. That pang of disappointment you’re feeling? It’s likely the result of post-holiday blues aka the going back to work sans holiday cheer and non-stop busyness that accompanies it.


While shopping may not magically dissipate feelings of sadness or angst, brightening a loved one’s day with a gift-wrapped something might just bring you joy. To assist, we present 31 of the hottest in lifestyle luxuries for anyone and everyone in your life. And while you’re adding to cart, don’t forget to order something luxe for you, too. You deserve it.


Cozy faux fur blanket
UnHide

Keep the vegan in your life (you included!) warm all winter long with this animal-friendly, faux fur blanket, available in seven comforting shades — from Silver Fox to Emerald Kitten. Whichever color you decide, we dub thee the ultimate Netflix & Chill upgrade you never knew you needed.


2. Prima Bath Gem 25mg CBD Bath Soak, $15 for 1 for non-subscribers

Square bath fizzy
Prima

Pain-relieving minerals, soothing botanicals, and aromatic scents join together to create this luxurious bath gem that keeps skin feeling silky post-soak.


CBD arousal oil
Flora + Bast

Take intimacy to new levels with this super versatile arousal oil that can be applied topically for enhanced solo or partnered pleasure, or taken orally for induced calm.


4. Mirror, from $995

Interactive workout mirror
Mirror

The motivation you need to start moving is here and finally, it’s fun, impactful, and incredibly compatible. This home gym, err, interactive mirror offers everything you need to want to show up and kick ass every time: guidance and reassurance from a personal trainer, group support from member live classes, and convenient on-demand workouts tailored to your needs.


5. Bonterra Organic Vineyards, from $14/bottle

White and red wine bottles
Bonterra

Make all future wine ventures sustainable with a label that practices organic farming, runs on renewable energy, uses recycled materials, and is certified Zero Waste and CarbonNeutral®. If you selfishly don’t want to share a bottle (we totally get you), snag a 4-pack (available in Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, $17.99)


Artisanal cookies
Last Crumb

Think cookies that are so damn popular, you have to join a waitlist to snag a box — and for good reason. All 12 delectable varieties are hand-baked weekly in their LA shop using only premium ingredients, as so hilariously conveyed via their packaging (Their “What the F*ck Velvet” reads “Red food coloring? Go f*ck yourself.” to describe its rich red coloring). Each cookie is large — and stuffed — enough to be split into fours and shared, as the brand recommends, but we won’t blame you if you choose to eat it whole.


7. Pluto Pillow, from $95

Pillow
Pluto Pillow

It’s time to welcome many nights of rest with this customizable pillow that’s tailored to your needs based on criteria like your height, satisfaction with your current pillows, and whether you’re a side, stomach, or back sleeper. Never again will you find yourself lying on something too soft or too hard — your Pluto will be just right.


Pastel colored tooth brushes
COCOFLOSS

Enter the new year with clean teeth, fresh breath, and a go-green attitude. Each brush handle in this rainbow-themed set is made from 98% recycled Oceanworks plastic. Not to mention, its tall, tapered bristles are incredibly gentle for even the most sensitive of gums.


Health tracking ring
Ōura

One of the most advanced technologies on the market to measure your health — from heart rate to body temp — and deliver a personalized overview of your positive lifestyle habits as well as areas of improvement. It’s lightweight, water-resistant, and requires less than an hour and a half to fully charge (with four to seven days of battery life), making it a seamless addition to your every day.


Pink warming bullet vibrator
Novel Creations

As if this beaut’s 12 vibration speeds aren't enough to tease and tantalize the entire body— yours, your partner’s, a third party’s — consider its gentle warming sensation an added bonus for a winter more heated than your last.


Hand cream trio
Ahava

Allow the Dead Sea to comfort your winter skin with this transformative hand cream trio, manufactured with clean ingredients and ideal for travel.


Gray sheets
Molecule

Nothing will make your life easier — or seem more put together — than a set of wrinkle-free sheets that make a night’s rest feel like sleeping between clouds. (Snag 20% off using code NEWYEAR20.)


Luxe popcorn basket
Popcornopolis

Prepare to be impressed — or the one impressing — with all seven flavors of popcorn featured in this luxe holiday-themed basket (so, you know, post-holiday blues can temporarily be forgotten). We promise whoever is doing the snacking will be blown away by how spot-on each flavor is. P.S. You also have the option of creating your own assortment of 13-inch tall pouches, 10-inch tall mini cones, or 17-inch tall regular cones. With nearly two dozen impressive flavors, you’ll never fall short of basket creations.


Professional chef knife
Made-in

Slice, dice, chop, and mince veggies, meats, spices, and more with this France-made professional chef’s knife that reaches a Rockwell score of 58-60 (premium quality typically falls above 60 in this industry-standard hardness test). You know it’s luxe when it ages gracefully with you, as this brand promises.


Mini cement fireplace
BeSpoke Post

Roasting marshmallows over a fire has never before been so classy or convenient. Just add rubbing alcohol to the pit and ignite for a flame that burns just long enough to keep your marshmallows and you toasty, sans smoke and soot.


Puzzle of a woman's nearly nude body
Jiggy

Nothing screams sexual wellness enthusiast quite like this 500-piece, limited-edition puzzle featuring original artwork by Ohio-born artist and tbd health co-founder & co-CEO, Daphne Chen. Equipped with a bottle of glue, you or your giftee even have the option to frame and display the post-assembly masterpiece. Best of all, 50% of all proceeds help fund STI screenings for individuals in underserved communities. #Support.


17. Thrive VIP Kit: Look Better & Live Healthier, $54.95 for non-subscribers

Shaving and skincare products
Thrive

If you want to throw some cash at a brand that cares about the environment and its workers as much as it does your skin, start with this VIP shave and skincare set complete with super moisturizing energy scrub, shaving oil, face wash, and face balm encased in recyclable packaging.


Wearable wellness patches
The Good Patch

NYE might be over, but the party doesn’t have to end. Prep your recovery before your next outing with this limited-edition Rescue party set equipped with 12 adhesive patches of DHM, Vitamin B1, and other essentials to help you and each of your buddies recoup before ~and after~ a night’s end.


Yoga book
Amazon

Yoga newbies and experts alike will love this 1979 classic that features, like, every position and breathing exercise imaginable. Descriptions and illustrations make it super easy to follow along, so you’ll never feel misguided.


20. SmartSweets Build a Box, $45.78 for a 14-pack

Box of low-sugar candy
SmartSweets

Choose from nearly a dozen personalized sweets (we’re talking Peach Rings, Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies, and more) with a minimum of 80% less sugar than other brands on the market (with seven varieties even being plant-based!). Boxes come in 14- and 28-packs, so you or your giftee can easily re-up for weeks’ worth of gummy goodness that satisfies your sweet tooth sans post-sugar crash.

Self-tanner and tanning mitt
Luna Bronze

Perfect a faux glow (that looks anything but!) with this Australian-based tanning duo (tanning mousse and mitt) by Luna Bronze that leaves skin olive-toned and streak-free.


Massage candle
Shorty's Gifts

Light the mood with this two-in-one candle designed to delight your senses on multiple levels. First, enjoy the romantic flicker and intoxicating combo of coconut and pineapple, then use its spout to gently pour its waxy contents onto a partner for a warming massage.


Squash racism mug
FortheBlacks1619

There’s nothing better than sipping coffee and fighting racism. FortheBlacks mugs combine humor and activism to promote inclusivity in a way that’s purposeful and appreciated.


Travel soft cooler backpack
Amazon

The adventurer in your life (maybe that’s you) will adore this backpack-style cooler that holds up to nine liters (or a six-pack) with ice, leak-free. Not to mention, it’s available in four fun prints, an automatic mood-boosting aesthetic.


Guided journal
Penguin Random House

Use this reflective journal to help guide you on your journey to self-discovery with pages of inspirational quotes, thought-provoking prompts, and contemplative questions that’ll leave you at peace with your past, present, and future.


Dark chocolate covered almonds
SkinnyDipped

From individually wrapped peanut butter cups to gooey caramel bars, SkinnyDipped offers a variety of gratifying bites that are rich in taste but short on sugar, so you never again have to choose between healthy and enjoyable. Cozy up with these festive Dark Chocolate Peppermint Almonds during snowy afternoons and frigid nights.


Rose Quartz racial roller
Amazon

A relaxing facial massager that also happens to reduce lymphatic drainage, promote deeper product penetration, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, all for under $15.


Edible snowflake pasties
Early2Bed

Bring seasonal cheer to the bedroom (or wherever you damn well please) with these fun edible pasties that are as festive-tasting (Wintermint anyone?) as they look!


Core sliders
Synergee

Challenge your balance and stability with these dual-sided sliders that take your home workout to the next level. Whether you find yourself on a hard surface (kitchen floor, maybe?) or on something with a cushion (hello, childhood bedroom carpet), these babies are sure to keep your core engaged.


Soft cooler
RTIC

If you’re after a soft cooler that’s puncture-proof, water-proof, and can float along for all your winter getaways — to warmer climates — this bad boy is for you. Its multiple strap options make traveling simple, and its airtight zipper means you’ll have a cold drink in hand no matter the outing.


Personalized tequila bottle
Casamigos

Take booze-gifting to the next level with a personalized bottle of Casamigos tequila. After its contents pour out, your message can proudly be displayed as a reminder of your thoughtfulness.



 

Jessica Toscano is the founder of IntrigueMag, covering health and fitness, sex and relationships, and more.


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