Sometimes you need to just block everything else out and focus on you. Whether it’s splurging on an expensive cream or scent, cheating on your diet with a sweet treat, pwning your opponents, or just taking a nap, there’s nothing more luxurious than the occasional moment of self-indulgence. Treat yourself or a loved one to something sinfully extravagant.
August Smartlock Pro+ Connect & Doorbell Cam Pro ($279 and $199 at August.com)
There’s nothing worse than being balls deep in a game and having someone knock on your door. Your choices are to either walk away from your game and get reported by the raging teammates you abandoned or leave whoever it is on your doorstep. Thanks to the August Smartlock and Doorbell Cam, you can see who’s at the door, talk to them, and even let them in without ever leaving your couch.
D-Link Exo AC2600 Mu-Mimo Wi-Fi Router ($139.99 at Dlink.com)
Gaming requires a blazing fast internet connection, especially if there are multiple people streaming from multiple machines. D-Link is a leader in router technology, and the AC2600 Mu-Mimo Wi-Fi Router has everything you need to stay connected and reduce lag, including Mu-Mimo support, a dual-core processor, 160 mHz support, AC Beam, and 4×4 streaming. Pick one up for your favorite gamer.
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Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS Mouse, Alloy Elite Keyboard, Fury S Mousepad, and Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset ($30-$110 at Hyperxgaming.com)
Kingston’s HyperX brand is well known to professional gamers, and they’re bringing the same feedback, sensors, and customization to the masses. The gamer on your list will be thrilled with a gaming upgrade to their PC with a HyperX mouse, mousepad, headset, and keyboard to bring their game to the next level.
Parrot Mambo FPV Drone ($179.99 at Parrot.com)
Parrot has been making drones from the beginning, and the brand is known for innovations in the industry. The Mamp FPV is their foray into FPV drone racing. Download the app on your smartphone, put it in the included goggles, and get started with the fastest rising sport in the world. You’ll feel like you’re in the cockpit while flying over a distance of 100 meters in up to 10 minutes. Pick one up for the speed freak in your life.
Plantronics Rig 800LX for Xbox & PC ($149.99 at Plantronics.com)
The Rig 800LX is a wireless gaming headset that provides up to 24 hours of uninterrupted, lag-free, Dolby Atmos sound. It’s cushioned for marathon gaming sessions and has intuitive controls that are sure to please the gamer in your house.
Seagate 2TB Xbox Game Pass Hard Drive ($109.99 at Seagate.com)
Gaming takes up a lot of hard drive space, even on consoles, where Blu-Ray and high-capacity DVDs should store most of the data. Please the Xbox gamer in your house with an external hard drive from Seagate that comes with a free year of the Xbox Game Pass to provide access to more gaming both on and offline.
Toast Wood Grain for PS4 ($49 at Toastmade.com)
Gamers are everywhere, and we love our video game consoles. However, there’s no need to be stuck with generic-looking electronics in our homes. Upgrade the look and feel of your favorite gamer’s PlayStation 4 classic, pro, or slim with a customized, real wood grain cover that adds a touch of class to any gaming room.
Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist ($42.50 at Ahava.com)
I see prickly pears all the time in the desert, but miss the scent when I leave. Ahava is making the scent available to the masses with this fan-favorite body mist made from jojoba seed oil, dunaliella algae, sesame seed oil, and vitamin E. It strengthens the skin while battling the effects of aging. We could all use some of that.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Holiday Candles ($25+ at Brooklyncandlestudio.com)
No spa day is complete without luxurious scents and candle light. Brooklyn Candle Studio uses natural waxes, cotton wicks, and botanical perfume to create simple, minimal, yet elegant candles in a meditative, small-batch process. Start your meditation with the healing energy infused into these great candles.
Fernberry Replenishing Smoothie & Moisturizing Mousse ($30.70 and $35.80 at Fernberry.com)
Fernberry makes a line of all-natural skincare products that moisturize your skin thanks to Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, their “super-moisture” ingredient. The conditioning foot cream has the essential antioxidants and vitamins your feet need to look, feel (and smell) their best, while the moisturizing mousse uses ultra-fine sea salt to clean pores and scrub away dead skin. Buy some for anyone on your list who needs a spa day without leaving the house.
Gaiam Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband ($249.99 at Gaiam.com)
Gaiam has a long history working with meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practitioners, and Muse is the fusion of nature and technology. Using medical-grade EKG sensors to monitor brainwaves, the Muse app guides you through a variety of meditations that’ll awaken your inner chi. Reach self awareness alone or compare yourself to friends, and gamify the path to spiritual enlightenment.
Inkling Scents Earth Notes Natural Perfumes ($25+ at Inklingscents.com)
Essential oils are a great way to smell great without using artificial ingredients. Earth Notes, the new line from Inkling Scents, is a collection of five bottles that use natural oils and herbs to make small-batch perfumes inspired by Mother Earth. Scents include Forest Whispers, A Touch of Rose, A Hint of Lavender, Kissed by Citrus, and Mint Revival.
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-a-Holic Kit 2017 ($75 at PeterThomasRoth.com)
If you know a woman who’s ever been to Sephora or Ulta, then you found the perfect gift set they’ve had their eye on. Peter Thomas Roth makes the most luxurious face mask creams in the country, and these Mask-a-Holic kits are prized by anyone interested in looking younger, more refreshed, and beautiful.
Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa ($129.99 at Vanityplanet.com)
All the beauty and cosmetics products we use can wreak havoc on our skin, and even nature isn’t helping it. Harsh sunlight, winds, and even changes in temperature all have detrimental effects on our skin. The Ultimate Skin Spa from Vanity Planet is the facial cleansing system to get for the person you want to be healthy and beautiful.
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Venus Silk Expert IPL BD 5008 ($479.99 at Gillettevenus.com)
Hair removal is a pain, and nobody likes waxing or shaving sensitive areas. We haven’t had a chance to test each and every product yet, but Venus Silk Expert is one we know works. I’d personally recommend this hair removal system after seeing how well it worked on my ex. Pick one up for the sasquatch in your life.
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Addison + Lake Floral Monogram Mug ($15+ at Addisonandlake.com)
From Addison + Lake’s Monogram Collection, this floral monogram mug is the perfect way to sip your dreamy teas before bedtime. Pick up a standard design or personalize your own with this Chicago-based art website.
Casper Sheets ($120 at Casper.com)
The most popular bed-in-a-box on the Internet, Casper is more than just a mattress company. These Casper sheets are 400-thread count and made in a percale weave with Supima cotton grown in California’s Central Valley. The most crisp sheets you’ll ever own, they grow softer after each wash, and won’t pill or wear. Stay cool in warm weather and wake up feeling fresh every morning with these amazing sheets.
Cool-Jams Moisture-wicking Pajamas ($49+ at Cool-jams.com)
The older generations simply want their quiet comfort (minus the guy sitting in the Oval Office), and Cool Jams provides this with moisture-wicking pajamas that look basic, feel great, and will keep you feeling great all night. Give your dreamer friend something they’ll love to sleep in this holiday season.
Doie Lounge Sleep Masks ($20 at Doielounge.com)
Designer Sara Kirsner created Doie Lounge after having been a bridesmaid in a dozen weddings and learning what people respond to. This designer line of sleep masks and robes will keep your favorite dreamer comfortable wherever they lay their head.
Eight The Ultimate Pillow ($75 at Eightsleep.com)
You may be familiar Eight for their smart mattresses and covers that monitor sleep, warm your bed, and more. The Ultimate Pillow is the company’s latest release, and it features removable inserts to fit any size or style sleeper. On top of this, the shredded foam filling stays cool while you sleep to ensure you wake up every morning feeling well rested.
Happy Wax Signature Wax Warmer ($39.95 at Happywax.com)
Different scents can affect us in different ways as we start to fall asleep. While it would be nice to fall asleep to candlelight, you don’t want to wake up with your house burning down. Happy Wax warmers let you melt wax safely and make your room smell great. The icing on the cake is the wax melts are shaped like the most adorable bears you ever saw melt into a pool of liquid.
Jiu Jitsu Jammies ($89.99 at Jiujitsujammies.com)
Styled after a traditional Jiu Jitsu gi, Jiu Jitsu Jammies are actually a comfortable and durable set of pajamas. They’ll outlast anything you throw at it, from pillow fights to the kind of wrestling mommy and daddy were doing when you walked in on them as a kid. Walk around your house at night with confidence in these sport-styled pajamas.
Republic of Tea Citizen’s Favorites Assortment ($25 at Republicoftea.com)
Teas have long been used to soothe the body and soul, and Republic of Tea has been serving up premium teas for over 25 years now. Pick up this tin assortment with 25 of the best-selling teas to encourage sweet dreams at mimis time.
Sheex Performance Sheets ($111.99 at Sheex.com)
A fresh set of sheets can transform a bad day into a great one within seconds. Performance sheets from Sheex are made from 100% bamboo viscose and pull moisture away from your body while you sleep. Pick some up to provide all-season comfort to someone you love.
Sleep Number Ultimate Plushcomfort Pillow ($79.99 at Sleepnumber.com)
A good pillow is hard to find, and cutting corners can quickly lead to waking up with sore head, neck, and shoulders. Treat the dreamer on your list with the Ultimate Plushcomfort pillow from Sleep Number. Three removable inserts of down alternative microfiber can be adjusted to provide the perfect sleep for any position.
Pretty You London Ugly Me Jack Chocolate Slippers ($45 at Prettyyoulondon.com)
It’s hard to pinpoint much about Pretty You London. The slippers are shipped from Central Florida. On their US site, it mentions being in business in London for 35 years, yet the UK site says they’ve been in business since 2014. Whatever the real story is, these faux suede, faux fur slippers are comfortable enough to make your grandpa happy this winter.
The Company Store Company Cotton Monogrammable Robe ($59-79 at Thecompanystore.com)
Since 1911, The Company Store has provided the finest, most comfortable bedding, robes, and home goods. These classic robes are made of plush, absorbent Turkish cotton and styled with a cozy shawl collar. They’re perfect for sleeping in, and the dreamer in your life will love a monogrammed one with their initials.
Vizio Crave Go SmartCast Wireless Speaker ($199.99 at Vizio.com)
Vizio is known for creating affordable electronics that don’t compromise on quality. The Crave Go bluetooth speaker has Chromecast built-in (along with Vizio’s SmartCast), so you can stream any music you want. It also works with Google Home, and can be daisy-chained with other Crave speakers. Let the dreamer in your life play music without leaving bed.
Vitruvi Black Stone Oil Diffuser ($119 at Vitruvi.com)
I love evaporating essential oils to cleanse, brighten, and refresh my house. These oils are therapeutic and the scents take you to another place in your mind, letting you relax all the stress away. This ultrasonic ceramic diffuser is beautiful and lets you diffuse any oils you want with a runtime of up to 7.5 hours, and even the option of ambient light.
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Wamsutta Dream Zone 1000-Thread-Count PimaCott Sheets ($139.99+ at Wamsutta.com)
Wamsutta was founded in 1846 and has been providing comfortable and durable sheets ever since. Your bed will feel like it’s been upgraded once you add these to it. Don’t just make your bed – make it better with these fancy bedsheets made with DNA-verified cotton that ensures you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for.
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Wiz Wi-Fi Color Smart Bulb 2-Pack with WiZmote ($79.95 at Wiz.world)
I’ve written extensively on smart lighting and have the major brands (and quite a few startups) at home. What makes Wiz great is they don’t require a hub like Philips Hue and many others. Instead, you use an infrared remote, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home to control your lights and choose from 64,000 shades of white and 16 million colors.
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Babor Lifting RX Collagen Cream ($155 at Babor.com)
German skincare experts Babor create formulas based on decades of research. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and Babor’s collagen cream was specially designed to improve our skin’s firmness and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles to leave smoother, younger-looking skin.
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Circcell Fresh Eyes Eyecare Travel Pouch ($155 at Circcell.com)
Our eyes are typically the first places on our faces that fatigue starts to show. Circcell is dedicated to skincare, and this bundle of Eye Serum, Collagen Eye Treatment Masks, and Eye Massage Tool will counteract your tired eyes and the signs of them aging by reducing puffiness and dark circles while refreshing your skin. Give your loved ones’ eyes the spa treatment with Circcell.
Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush ($169 at Clarisonic.com)
Over 15 million people can’t be wrong. Clarisonic’s sonic skin cleansers are coveted among those who want their skin to look its very best. Although it feels like everyone has one, you can tell who still hasn’t used one. This waterproof and rechargeable brush has two speeds to accommodate all skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s a bit pricey for many younger people, so it’s a perfect holiday gift.
FixMD Skincare ($45-140 at Fixmdskin.com)
Developed by plastic surgeons, FixMD is a 4-step skincare solution to leave your skin looking smoother and younger. Activate eye cream tightens skin around your eyes, Detoxify removes impurities in your skin, Fortify moisturizes your skin, while Longevity recharges it so you stay looking younger longer. It’s a great gift for anyone in your life who wants to reconnect with their youth.
Jafra Royal Jelly Innovation Ritual ($169 at Jafra.com)
Royal jelly is appropriately named, as it’s secreted by nurse bees and fed to larvae to create queens. It’s also been long used as a health supplement, and Jafra is the industry leader in using royal jelly in skincare products. This kit includes 7 products like sunscreen, cleansing milk, and hydration serums. It’s the perfect gift for the friend in your life who wants to try something new.
Jouve Skin System ($90+ at Jouveproducts.com)
Our faces wrinkle as we age, and Jouve has a line of products meant to help fix that. Tightening serum instantly lifts, firms, and restores your skin, while brightening cream corrects, evens, and hydrates to leave you looking and feeling younger than ever. Night cream keeps things working even while you sleep. Pick up Jouve for the 30+ in your life who’s already dreading the way they’re aging.
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Twenty2Cosmetics Lipstick ($17 at Twenty2cosmetics.com)
Twenty2Cosmetics is dedicated to making women feel important and valuable, and these lipsticks are soft, creamy, and a sparkling gold reminder of that goal. If you want the woman in your life to know how much you love and respect her, Twenty2Cosmetics is the way to do it.