Self-gifting, because we all need a treat

The holiday season is certainly a joyous one but with so many extra social events, family occasions and perceived pressure to perform, cater and excel at either cooking the best dinner, purchasing the perfect gift, or being the ultimate hostess, the festive period comes with its on fair share of stresses. It’s important to not let yourself get too rundown and to look after yourself during this hectic period too!

If you’ve been busy ensuring everyone else has the perfect present to open on the 25th of December, then it’s time to also stop and think about what you would like. Self gifting may seem extravagant, but with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday offers and festive season deals up for grabs, buying yourself a little, ‘well done’ gift is perfectly acceptable. Things maybe on the up but it’s been a tough year all round, so there has never been a better moment to take a breathe, a pause and ‘treat yourself’.

Renee Cafaro rounds up 5 items that should be on your personal shopping list right now.

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Hush Blankets.  

At just 15lbs, it’s enough to feel like a soothing hug but with super soft, breathable fabric to keep even the hottest of sleepers cool and comfy all year round. This is a perfect gift for yourself so you can drift off to the coziest and best night sleep, or for teens or adults suffering from any level of insomnia or anxiety.

Never Fully Dressed

Cara Leopard Jumpsuit – Curve, Never Fully Dressed £99.00

The British brand with a cult following is known for bold prints, silky separates and knitted dresses. Show yourself some love in their True Love knits  (up to XXL which should fit up to US 20) or invest in the best coat of the season in up to size 24! Leopard with detachable faux fur is the perfect statement piece to top of a day or night look.

Anjelah Candle Company

A luxurious, black-owned candle brand, Anjelah Candle Company will bring comfort, opulence, and ultimate relaxation with their unique, hand-poured candles. Initially created as a source of joy and bonding in the midst of her mother’s battle with cancer, founder Shondra Glover wanted to create a collection of candles based on love, happiness, and good memories. Great for gifting but also great for you to unwind with and fill your home with great scents while entertaining this holiday season.


LED Light rings clip on to your devices to make sure you look flawless in all your selfies and zooms. Celebs like Jessica Alba and Kyle Richards love these little lights so you know you will look like a star!

Western Chief Wide-Calf Rain Boots.

It’s so hard to find wellies for wide calves but these will keep you dry and stylish all winter as you run around shopping, partying or commuting! At only $50, you can get a pair for yourself and a friend.

Article: Renee Cafaro


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