19 Wonderful Gifts to Give to Yourself Because You Deserve It
From sexy leggings that'll spice-up your dance class to bedding upgrades that'll make snoozing so much more luxurious, here are 19 perfect gifts to you, from you.
Adam Selman Sport’s French Cut Legging
Give your dance workout outfit a sultry edge with these high-waisted, super-stretchy sheer black leggings.
Babbel’s Language Program
If you’ve always dreamed of learning a second language, now’s the perfect time to start—did you know that just four months of language learning has been proven to boost brain health? Try Babbel—an online program that offers courses, lessons and games for 13 languages and can conveniently be accessed on your phone. (Also, here’s the secret to learning a new skill at any age.)
$60-120 for 3-12 months, ca.babbel-giftshop.com
Lolë’s Emeline Light Weight Down Jacket
This winter coat is a crowd favourite for good reason: It’s lightweight and water-repellent—making it super functional—but it’s also down-filled, so it’s sure to keep you warm.
Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
The super-popular serum is finally available in Canada. Available in 30 shades and offering light coverage and sun protection (SPF 40), this serum is sure to be your go-to daily tinted moisturizer.
Aestate Aestack Classic Bundle
Refresh your towel lineup with this set from Aestate, a Canadian brand on a mission to “elevate everyday routine.” This super soft and absorbent bundle,
which is available in six different colours, that comes with a bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel and washcloth.
Ba&sh’s Daren Hoodie
Been living in sweatshirts lately? Same. This navy hoodie from new-to-Canada brand Ba&sh is decorated with jewelled buttons, giving this cozy staple a dose of glam. It’s perfect for the days you want to be equal parts chic and comfortable.
Mahara Mindfulness’s The Human Being Journal
Want to start journalling but not sure where to even begin? Try The Human Being Journal. It boasts guided questions about your health, relationships and career to encourage reflection and help you focus on your goals. This journal doesn’t include dates so it can be used whenever and for however long you choose, and a percentage of sales goest towards The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).
Leze’s Isla Middi Skirt and Maya Turtleneck
Take your WFH wardrobe to new heights with this comfy-chic midi skirt and turtleneck from Canadian brand Leze. Cut from comfortable modal fabric, offered in nine colour options, and available in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL, these pieces are sure to become your new go-to look.
Katie Sturino’s Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life
If you need help ditching the negative self-talk around your bod, this illustrated guide is for you. Written by blogger-influencer-podcaster Katie Sturino, the book aims to help you practice body positivity, stop obsessing over your body and free up brain space so you’re more productive—all while keeping you laughing page after page. (Also, meet seven Canadian body-acceptance influencers you need to follow now.)
Vessi’s Women’s Everyday Move
These comfy, breathable and bendy shoes will support your feet in every activity you choose. Rainy day? No problem—they’re 100 percent waterproof.
Christina Crook’s Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age
For anyone with a potentially unhealthy relationship with their phone, this is for you. Crook shares ways to be yourself online and off, and tips for living a fulfilling life off-screen—such as counteracting scrolling fatigue by prioritizing walking and gardening and other focal hobbies.
Smash + Tess’ The Monday Romper
Let us introduce you to your new favourite piece to slip on at home. The Monday Romper by Canadian brand Smash + Tess. This bestseller, offered in sizes 3XS to 4X, is made in super soft rayon and boasts a comfortable drop waist.
Volprive’s Destination Relaxation and Travel Set
If you have dreams of jetsetting in 2022, treat yourself to this merino wool relaxation set made in Quebec. Each set, offered in a range of colourways, comes with a sleep mask, pillow, blanket and bag, that’ll ensure you have the comfiest journey possible.
Atomic’s Bent Chetler 100 Skis
Perhaps it’s time to upgrade your ski equipment. If so, try these winter scene-adorned slimmed-down freeride skis, designed by artist and ski legend Chris Benchetler. They were crafted to be used on all types of mountain conditions making them a valuable set for outdoor adventure.
XXL’s Hair Claw
Love the 90s look? You’ll need a hair claw, the hairstyle saver that can clip your hair up into a chic style in just a few seconds.
Vital Proteins’ Collagen Peptides
Some people tout the benefits of collagen for reducing the effects of aging. Although more research needs to be done, it may be worth a try if you’d like to try to boost moisture in your skin and improve elasticity. Try Vital Proteins’ Collagen Peptides—one of the most popular collagen supplements on the market. Just add it daily to any hot or cold beverage, like water, coffee and smoothies, and you may see improvement in your skin within a few weeks. (Here are other collagen supplements available in Canada.)
We-Vibe’s Nova 2 Rabbit Vibrator
Shake up your sex toy game with this rabbit vibrator that has two smooth and seamless silicone arms for both G-spot and clitoral stimulation. What’s more: Connect it to your phone and download the We-Connect app to create and save your pleasure pattern. Have a long-distance partner? Use the app to hand over control of your device to your partner for some extra fun.
Endy’s Luxe Foam Pillow
Pillow feeling a little lifeless? Time for an upgrade. Try this new pick from Endy that’s made with ventilated memory foam, which cradles your head, supports your neck and stays cool all night.