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The best holiday gifts for self-care connoisseurs

Including a hydrating facial spray, a sleek pill case and size-inclusive bath towels

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An image of a bouquet of flowers in pink and white. It's a virtual imaging, rather than a photograph

A virtual bouquet

Toronto’s Quinn Cooper launched Bloomsie last year as a sustainable, high-res take on sending flowers. Each virtual arrangement is delivered via email or SMS as a 30-second time-lapse video comprising up to 50,000 photos captured over five to seven days. $5 per month


Mario Badescu facial spray

Facial spray

Mario Badescu’s facial sprays are a favourite of flight attendants looking to keep their skin hydrated on those long, dry transatlantic journeys. They come in five calming scents—chamomile and lavender, cucumber and green tea, rosewater and coconut, and sage and orange blossom—and can be applied as a spritz under or over makeup. $11


This peppermint, frankincense and sativa body serum from Toronto wellness and skin-care brand Sensitiva is formulated specifically for pets, to calm and relax their senses.

Pet massage oil

This peppermint, frankincense and sativa body serum from Toronto wellness and skin-care brand Sensitiva is formulated specifically for pets, to calm and relax their senses. Roll over, roll on, roll out. $18


Port and Polish's sleek pill case in blush pink

Pill case

Port and Polish’s sleek, minimalist pill cases can be customized with tabs that let you sort your pills by day, ailment or medication type. They come in several chic hues, but we’d suggest blush pink for the gracefully aging millennial on your list. $28


Mielle’s rosemary mint hair oil was created by a Black woman for people with all hair types and textures.

Hair oil

Mielle’s beloved rosemary mint hair oil, created by a Black woman for people with all hair types and textures, became nearly impossible to find after blowing up on TikTok. So, you know, shop responsibly. $27

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Korean beauty brand Laneige’s lip mask—containing a kick of vitamin C, antioxidants, and a cocktail of nourishing oils and butters—is the perfect remedy for dry winter air.

Lip mask

Korean beauty brand Laneige’s lip mask—containing a kick of vitamin C, antioxidants, and a cocktail of nourishing oils and butters—is the perfect remedy for dry winter air. Gloop it on before bed and let it sink in overnight. $29


Runi is a Toronto-based sexual wellness company. Its flagship product is Play Primer, a CBD-infused lubricant that comes in a glamorous package.

Playtime lube

Runi is a Toronto-based sexual wellness company that wants women to know that pleasure is a vital part of self-care. Its flagship product is Play Primer, a CBD-infused lubricant that comes in a glamorous but discreet package you won’t mind keeping in your bag or on your nightstand. $44


The 40-ounce Quencher will keep beverages cold for hours, has an ergonomic handle and comes in all kinds of irresistible colours.

Stanley cup

Take it from WaterTok’s Stanley cup girlies: there’s no better option for staying hydrated. The 40-ounce Quencher will keep beverages cold for hours, has an ergonomic handle and comes in all kinds of irresistible colours—like tiger lily orange, pool blue and rose quartz pink—with new colour drops just in time for the holiday season. $59


Bloom cozy sleep kit

Bloom cozy sleep kit

Give the gift of warmth and comfort this holiday season with this beautiful all-in-one cozy sleep kit, which includes a pair of cozy socks, a modern mug and a large eye mask that’s able to completely block light, ensuring restful sleep. Available exclusively online. $69


MyBlueprint

DNA-based lifestyle improvement

Give your loved ones the gift of health and wellness with MyBlueprint™, an innovative nutrition and lifestyle report that uses their DNA to identify their unique diet, nutrient, fitness, hormone and mental health needs. It creates a personalized action plan to help improve their quality of life, helping them to determine food sensitivities, and how fast their body eliminates toxins, reduce the risk of obesity and disease, pinpoint genetics affecting stress and emotions, and much more. $270

Soothe, the newest product from Canadian skin-care brand Miracle 10, is a rich hyaluronic balm.

Soothing serum

Soothe is the newest product from Canadian skin-care brand Miracle 10. True to its name, the rich hyaluronic balm is a salve for dry, itchy winter skin. After all, who isn’t a little irritated come January? $81

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Maya Carney's line of size-inclusive towels go up to size 7X.

Size-inclusive towel

Frustrated by bath towels that don’t go the distance, Mary Carney launched her own line, raising over $70,000 on Kickstarter to produce super-soft cotton towels that go up to size 7X. $83


The Note to Self hoodie from Peace Collective.

Affirming sweatsuit

Slinking around in sweats has never been as good for your mental health—or as socially acceptable (let’s hear it for the hybrid workers). Be the bearer of positive affirmations in the Peace Collective’s Note to Self hoodie and sweatpants. One per cent of each purchase goes to mental health research. $146 for both pieces


These porous volcanic basalt rocks act like sponges, soaking up essential oils and releasing them into the air.

Lava potpourri

These porous volcanic basalt rocks act like sponges, soaking up essential oils—a few drops at a time should do it—and releasing them slowly into the air. $298

 


The best holiday gifts for self-care connoisseurs

Revlon One-Step Volumizer™ PLUS

Give them the gift that’ll soon become their new favourite tool—the award-winning Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS. With 75 per cent shinier salon blowouts in up to half the time and new features like a medium heat setting, a 2.4-in. oval-shaped titanium head for styling versatility and a slimmer handle for easier control, the Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS redefines holiday glam hair without all that time spent at the salon. $76.96

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Pharrell Williams's three-piece collection, created in consultation with a dermatologist, includes a rice powder cleanser, a lotus leaf exfoliator and a hydrating facial cream.

Skin-care bundle

Pharrell Williams and his flawless pores are—shockingly, impossibly—50 years old. The skin-care enthusiast released a three-piece collection, created in consultation with a dermatologist, that includes a rice powder cleanser, a lotus leaf exfoliator and a hydrating facial cream made with squalene, hyaluronic acid and tiger leaf extract. It may be the reason he’s always so happy. $450


Lohn candle club members get a 7.5-ounce candle, handmade in Toronto, delivered to their door every month for a year.

Candle club

Members get a 7.5-ounce candle, handmade in Toronto, delivered to their door every month for a year. Offerings are curated seasonally by Lohn’s scent-sational experts, and each package comes with bonus gifts, like previews of upcoming products before they officially launch. $528 ($44 per month)

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