12 Days of Gifts in December: Self-Care Edition

Self-care is something most of us don’t do enough of. We put in all sorts of effort caring for others, yet disregard ourselves. But self-care isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. This is especially true during the holidays, a season when you spend so much time doing things for others you forget to do anything for yourself. One way to intentionally engage in self-care is by embracing the 12 Days of Gifts idea and buying gifts for a VIP in your life: you. Consider some of the following: 

Portable Sauna 

A portable sauna is an affordable alternative to a traditional sauna, one that doesn’t require you to remodel your home. Detoxify, relax, rejuvenate your skin, increase blood flow, and more, all from the convenience of your living room. 

Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is designed to provide comfort and security by hugging your body. It can ease stress, improve sleep, calm the nervous system, and reduce anxiety and depression. These blankets work especially well for those who struggle with autism and other neurodivergent disorders

At-Home Facial

You don’t have to leave your home to get a facial. With a few products, you can give yourself some TLC through a DIY treatment. Reduce puffiness, renew skin cells, increase the flow of oxygen, and look your best for Old Man Winter!

Eye Massager

An eye massager offers relief from migraines and eye strain. It features relaxing music and gentle compressions that soothe weary eyes and forehead muscles. It’s particularly great if you spend all day looking at a computer screen.

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine that comes from the Beaujolais region in France. It’s made from hand-picked grapes harvested 6-8 weeks before bottling. Making it truly unique, this wine is not released for sale until the third Thursday of November. Buy a bottle and see what all the fuss is about!

Dogs Against Anxiety Cards

Dogs Against Anxiety Cards are full of positive affirmations and optimistic messages that offer hope and inspiration. Throw in dogs, beings who already think people are the best things in the world, and these cards are sure to improve your outlook and enhance self-esteem. 

Bath Bombs

Bath bombs might be all the rage with the ten-and-under crowd, but they’re an ideal stress reliever for adults, as well. Certain brands are made with cocoa butter, which leaves your skin moisturized and refreshed. 


Massage is one of the most relaxing pleasures in life. With so many studios popping up, you can likely find one within your budget. If you don’t want to venture out, there are mobile massage therapists who will come to your home or place of employment. 


Yoga is an art of health and wellness that has been practiced for centuries; it’s not only beneficial to the body, but it eases the mind as well. Going to a yoga class, downloading a yoga app, or taking a class online allows you to get down with your downward dog. 

A New Book

Reading a book is one of the simple pleasures of life and one we often overlook because of time constraints. But making a point to indulge in a new mystery, a self-help memoir, a humorous tale, or a fairytale romance allows you to escape everyday worries and chaos, one page at a time. 

Coffee Club

Coffee is an extraordinarily popular drink around the world, with many of us unable to start our day until our beloved caffeine is coursing through our veins. A coffee membership offers the chance to try different beans and flavors so you can determine which one you like best (even if the answer is, “All of them!”). 

A Day off Work

Most people tend to take days off work only when they have to; they call in sick or when they have somewhere else they need to be. But taking the day off just because is a wonderful gift to give yourself. Call into the office and go do something you truly enjoy, or perhaps, even better,  spend the day doing nothing at all.  

Making yourself a priority is a concept everyone should embrace. Literally giving yourself the gift of self-care is the ideal way to start. 

The Habitat Apartments is located in Gunbarrel with convenient access to shopping in downtown Boulder and beyond. We offer apartments and townhomes with private patios, a heated pool, outdoor kitchens, pet-friendly perks, and multiple floor plans to choose from. Contact us today to learn why we’re the perfect place to set down roots. 

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