The best gifts for homebody

If the pandemic has taught me anything in life, it has been a major lesson in appreciating more downtime. Before the virus, I was constantly on the move and seemingly thrived in that mindset, but with hindsight-oh man was I actually extremely exhausted. How did we all do it? Now nothing warms my heart and rejuvenates my soul more than relaxing and enjoying life at a slightly slower pace every now and then, especially with winter slowly creeping into the picture.

The concept of downtime is what inspired this gift guide. Below, find the best gifts for the homebody, whether they love to cook, detox, or relax on the couch with a glass of wine and a cozy blanket.

A cozy winter throw

This super soft throw is perfect for snuggling up on a cold night. The blend of cotton and recycled polyester is durable enough to last, and it’s chic enough to stay tossed on the edge of your sofa.

Infrared therapy at home

This infrared blanket is my favorite for most of the winter, especially on those freezing nights when I can’t seem to stay warm. I keep it neatly folded under my bed, then roll it out whenever I need to sweat. If I really want a vegetarian night, I’ll put on my favorite Netflix show while I sweat all night — 60 minutes later and I couldn’t be more relaxed.

A less abrasive way to wake up in the morning

It sounds incredibly simple, but there are a lot of amazing features lurking in the front of the Loftie Smart Alarm Clock. A two-phase alarm gently wakes you up (and can be customized by tone, volume, and day of the week, by the way). There’s also white noise factor, an option for nature soundscapes, and a variety of calming content like guided meditations and sound baths.

A luxury diffuser for the home

A room diffuser doesn’t have to look like an eye sore. Example: this luxury personal fragrance diffuser from the high-end brand Fueguia. The bronze vessels are all unique objects, personalized in the Fueguia 1833 Milano factory with a metal lathe – certainly on the do crazy things side of the donation scale.

A well-deserved glass of wine

I love these gift bottles, with their intricate and eye-catching labels. But what’s not to love about a unique red blend of Zinfandel, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Grenache either – an unexpected red that’s the perfect pairing for the cooler months. cold. The brand’s 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is also a star.

A soothing candle

Champagne lilac and elderflower combine to create a calming, zen scent in any room. Plus, the amazingly pretty lavender jar and packaging make it the perfect gift for the candle lover in your life.

A night of beauty

It is not an evening without a little moment of beauty. These anti-aging masks from Joanna Vargas are packed with luminescent ingredients to hydrate the skin, reduce inflammation and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A personalized puzzle

Puzzles were quite honestly one of the things that got me through 2020 (these and a loaf pan). I love this version of LL Bean, which allows you to gift someone a personalized puzzle for their favorite city or hometown.

Chic Slippers

Sheepskin is everywhere this fall. These comfy and cute ballerina mules are just as chic in front of a fireplace with jogging as they walk the dog in jeans and a t-shirt.

The favorite of the French press

There is nothing quite like brewing coffee-grade coffee in the comfort of your own home with a stoneware French press. That of Le Creuset is a cult favorite.

A firmer face

Who ever had the time for a bedtime skin care routine that takes longer than a few minutes? I would love to say I use it every night, but on nights when I take a few minutes to take care of my skin, I use this microcurrent device at home. I swear my skin is instantly lifted and defined and glows brighter with every use.

Luz W. German