It is 2018. The world is on fire. You deserve to smile. It is not selfish and it is not frivolous to take care of yourself. We all deserve a break from the constant craziness and lunacy that pummels our news cycles and our brains every single day. So take a little stroll down Amazon lane and pick something out for yourself that just might bring you a little bit of joy. Right here in this list, we have coloring books, we have corgi pins, we have a luxurious hot chocolate mix.
Amazon is pretty much packed with products designed to remove stress from your life. And I am here to show you the best of those products. I know, I’m pretty much like, your savior right now.
I have specifically chosen these lovely items because they help you relax, take a load off, and make your everyday routine a little less insane. They exist to bring you joy and to make you smile, and in the world in which we live today, that is no small feat. We want you to take a beat, take a breath, and do something for yourself. Go on. You deserve it.
These Bath Bombs
Nothing signals that you are living the life of luxury quite like a gift basket full of bath bombs. It is time for you to give yourself this gift. This particular set of six bath bombs is vegan and all-natural. They blend soothing and nourishing essential oils like peppermint, sweet orange, lemon, rose, lavender, and citronella. Give yourself an at-home spa day with these lovely bath bombs.
This Corgi Enamel Pin
Well, I can’t think of anything cuter than this little corgi enamel pin! It is the perfect tiny gift to give yourself that will spark joy and make you smile every time you see it. Pin it to your favorite bag or to the lapel of your best jean jacket, and share it with the world! You deserve it, the world deserves it. We all deserve this adorable corgi pin.
There is nothing that says self-care quite like cuddling up on the couch with a whole pot of freshly brewed tea. It is pretty much one of the best things you can do for yourself. I am not exaggerating one bit when I tell you that there are 31 different colors and styles of teapot to choose from. If this one doesn’t do it for you, I am almost positive a different one will.
These Heart-Shaped Sunglasses
Let yourself live loud and large with these heart-shaped sunglasses! These are oversized and adorable, and they come in four different colors. If this bold red is not your jam (even though I have a sneaking suspicion you could totally pull it off), they come in black, fuschia, or white, too. Basically, it is time to be bold and let your freak flag fly. These sunglasses are the first step.
This Turtle Plush
Sometimes, we just need something to cuddle. You feel me? I happen to love turtles and think they are adorable (definitely the cutest of the reptiles), and this little green turtle plush is so cute I want to squeeze it (which I could totally do!). If this turtle isn’t making your heart melt, congratulations, you have no soul, but they also make a little horse plush, a pig, a corgi, a chick, a puppy, and two different cats.
These Whale Succulent Planters
Um, these are adorable and would go in any cute abode. Plus, succulents are easy to take care of, so they will be nice and green and fresh and make your apartment or house look so grown up. And honestly, isn’t that exactly what we are trying to do? Just seem like adults, even though we definitely are not and have no idea what we’re doing most of the time?
Not only will this carbonated clay mask make your skin feel smooth and fresh and healthy, but it is carbonated, so it will literally bubble on your skin and make you look like an adorable rock monster! I swear, you won’t be able to apply this to your face without giggling. And yes, it really works. People love this stuff, and not just because of the bubbles (although that is a big plus).
This Elephant Piggy Bank
This little elephant piggy bank has a smile that says, “Yeah, I know I am adorable.” You could keep your spare change in a jar like a boring person, or you could invest in this adorable little elephant that is way cuter! It comes in four colors: pink, gray, blue, and purple, and they are all really special. The bottom has a rubber stopper so you can easily remove the change when you want to.
This Facial Spray
People love this set of two refreshing facial mist sprays. One is made of rosewater, aloe, and herbs, and the other is comprised of aloe, cucumber, and green tea. Use these before your moisturizer or after you have applied your makeup to keep your skin feeling fresh, renewed, and rejuvenated. It is totally gentle on your skin, so you can use it as much as you need.
You deserve an over-the-top manicure, and now you can get one right at home! This rose gold nail polish will make you look and feel like a million bucks. It’s shimmery and shiny — perfect for a night out on the town or a fancy event…or even just a night in where you pamper yourself! Eighty-eight percent of this nail polish’s almost 700 reviewers gave it five stars, so that’s really saying something.
These Charcoal Pore Strips
There is nothing more satisfying than squeezing the oily gunk out of your pores, and now you can do it all at once with Bioré charcoal pore strips. Wash your face, wet your nose, then peel off the plastic liner and apply the strip to your nose area, smooth, adhesive side down. Then wait for 10-15 minutes until the strip is stiff to the touch, and then pull it off, starting at the edges and moving toward the center.
This Mini Tamagotchi
OK, you need a little mini Tamagotchi! These classic ’90s toys are back, and they are the perfect gift for anyone…yourself included. This is a mini one so it fits right on your keychain. Feed, clean up after, and take care of this little digital pet just like the old days! It comes in six different colors and patterns. These little toys are celebrating their 20th anniversary (I know, we are so old), so it’s time you treat yourself to one!
This Tea Sampler
If you are a tea freak, this Twinings sampler is perfect for you! Twinings tea is so delicious, and in this pack, you get 48 different flavors, so you can try them all and decide on your favorites! You will get a variety of black, white, green, and herbal teas. Everything from Early Grey to Lapsang Souchong is included in this tasty box! This is for the adventurous tea-obsessed person in your life.
These Tea Infusers
Speaking of tea, maybe you are quite serious about your tea addiction, and you are into loose leaf teas. If that’s the case, you will need a mesh infuser to properly brew your perfect cups of tea. And this is a four-pack, so you can share tea time with your friends! Each one comes with a cute little tray that you can set the infuser on once your tea is done brewing.
These Pickle Bandages
Come on. When you need a bandage, it is annoying enough. You should at least have a bandage that looks like a pickle! Forget Disney princess or characters from Spongebob Squarepants. Pickle bandages are where it is at. These are honestly kind of dangerous because now I sort of want to injure myself just so I can wear one of these. I won’t, though! I’ll wait until I have a real scrape.
What is an adult coloring book if not a way to help you calm down? So, this one just gets a little…explicit with it. This book is full of abstract doodles as well as animals, people, and fairies that you can color in while you are sitting on the couch with a glass of wine. Each picture has its own “motivational” quote, like “Home is where the vodka is” or “suck it up, buttercup.” Basically, this coloring book is everything you need right now.
These Geometric String Lights
Everyone needs a little joy in their lives, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to get yourself some string lights! They don’t have to be used for Christmas directions, although they work perfectly for that as well. These are delicate and adorable with their little geometric shapes, and they are perfect for use in your bedroom to make it a cozy wonderland.
This Spidery Plant
It is proven that real-live plants improve your mood! That is why you should invest in a plant like Bonnie here! She is curly and sassy and will grow with you in your home, apartment, or office! She likes bright, indirect light, and she must stay moist, but not overly wet. She is really easy to take care of, a great starter plant for anyone who doesn’t have the greenest of thumbs.
This Beautiful Notebook
There is nothing like buying yourself a brand new notebook! Sometimes, you just have to do it, even though you already have an empty one at home. I saw this gorgeous bad boy and was convinced I had to have it even though I am only halfway through my current one. But it is so big (almost the size of a standard piece of computer paper) and pretty! It also comes in several different colors and patterns.
These Gold Dot Wall Decals
Oh my goodness, I love these gold decal dots! They are the perfect simple way to decorate an accent wall or spruce up a plain room. You get 200 adhesive decals in a pack, so you can go hog-wild dotting your wall with these shiny circles! If gold does not go with your home, you can get these in black, dark blue, gray, light blue, light brown, pink, silver, or white. And they all look great!
This Cloud Lamp
This cloud lamp is advertised as for kids, but really, it is just a great piece of decor that could fit in any cute home. It is battery-operated, so you do not have to worry about tripping over any cords, and it has a hole in the back, so it can easily be hung up on the wall or placed on a mantle or desk. If clouds don’t go with your motif, don’t you worry. There are 20 different shapes and colors to choose from, including a cactus, a moon, and a bright pink unicorn.
Sometimes, you just need a peaceful, meditating sloth to remind you not to be petty and to just “let that sh*t go.” This is perfect for your notebook or your laptop or your water bottle…anything that you grab when you are stressed in order to be less stressed! This little reminder (and this cute sloth) is the only thing you will need to make it through the day!
These Cactus Tealight Candles
OK, it does not get much cuter than these little tealight candles that look like cacti. You get six little candles in a pack, and they are all different designs. This is a great goodie bag gift idea or, you know, a great gift for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I think these would look great lining the sides of a bubble bath that you just set up for yourself.
This Scented Candle
Since we are in candleland, take a whiff of this candle by the Chesapeake Bay Company. people absolutely love its natural, clean scent. It’s big, too! It has a burn time of approximately 50 hours, which is insane, and it is made from a soy wax blend and self-trimming wicks. This is the Balance and Harmony candle from the Mind and Body collection, and its scent is Water Lily Pear. I’m calm just thinking about it.
This Hilarious Book of Erotica for Feminists
This volume of sexy, feminist erotica is written by the four funny women behind the humor site, The Belladonna! The book (out November 13) is based on their McSweeney’s piece of the same name. If that piece is any indication, this whole volume is going to make any badass woman in your life cackle. If you like sexy talk about equal pay and electing women to Congress, then New Erotica for Feminists is the book for you.
This Meal-Planning Pad
OK, this is like the perfect organized mean planning pad. I already do this every week (write down my meals, and then a shopping list based off of those meals), but I do it on plain old Post-Its. Which is unacceptable, especially now that I know this adorable pad exists. It’s like this meal planning pad was made for me. And it’s magnetic so you can stick it on your fridge!
This Hot Chooclate Mix
Fall is here, winter is on its way, and you are an adult. That means only one thing: You need hot chocolate, and you are you are too old for that Swiss Miss stuff (even though it can be kind of good sometimes). People are raving about this double chocolate hot cocoa mix from Ghiradelli, and I think you should believe them. It’s got twice the chocolate, after all.
These Squishy Animal Stress-Relief Toys
Fidget spinners are out, and these little adorable squishy animal toys are in! I just made that up, but I am pretty sure it will be a trend soon. Because look at how cute they are! You get all 16 of these little guys for less than $10. They are the perfect stress-reliever to keep on your desk or in your locker or even in your purse. Keep your hands busy by taking one of these with you wherever you go!
This Gratitude Journal
Sometimes, you like the idea of journaling, but you do not have any clue where to start. Well, those days are over! This gratitude journal is really pretty, but it is also a year-long guided workbook to create an attitude of gratitude. Each weekly spread comes with spaces to write three things you are thankful for each day as well as a weekly checkpoint. You can be grateful for anything from a comfy pillow to great weather! Writing it down will help bring out the positivity in you!
These Butterfly Sticky Notes
Sticky notes are not always the most fun. If you use Post-Its regularly, you understand that an avalanche of them at your desk can be kind of overwhelming. The reminders! The to-dos! It can all be way too much. But with these beautiful butterfly notes, you will love writing down your to-do list, and you will love accomplishing the tasks on it. These are just another easy way to bring a little loveliness into your life.
This Pack of 16 Face Masks
Um, you simply cannot beat the deal of 16 facial masks for $10. You simply cannot! This is the perfect gift to say to your friend, “These are for you, but also can we do a spa day together and can some of them be for me?” These masks are made from all different formulas that help moisturize and nourish and tighten up the skin on your face.