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Treat-Yourself-(and Others!)-Gifts

Our Holiday Roundup of Self-Care Gifts for the Home

With November coming to a close, it seems that the holiday frenzy is upon us. Finding new ways to thank Grandma, your nice neighbors, and Julia from college can be stressful to say the least. This week at Barbara Vail Design we've collected some of our favorite self-care gifts to share your love with those around you, but also save a little for yourself! Check out these picks below that will make the home into a little haven this holiday season. Spa Day: Follian's Bath Set & Origins' Wrap

Spa Day Treat Yourself Gifts, Barbara Vail Design

Warm up and slow down this winter with Boston-based beauty company Follian's Bath Set. The gift pack includes aroma-therapeutic lavender bath salts and oils for your most heavenly bath. If you'd rather cozy up under the covers, check out Origins' microwavable neck wraps. This peppermint, eucalyptus & lavender wrap is appropriately named "Feel Good Hug" and will melt away all your stresses.

Brighten the Season: Seapoint Candles & Orikomi Paper Lamps

Lights and Candles, Holiday Gifts, Barbara Vail Design

Sometimes a little bit of light is all we need to warm our spirits. Seapoint is a great New England, woman-owned candle company with some charming designs. Add some warm natural light to your home or the spaces of your loved ones with these sea urchin or lotus candles. Paper lamps also provide a modern twist on a natural look. Check out the beautiful light sculptures by Orikomi.

Matcha Made in Heaven: David's Tea Matcha Set

Matcha Tea, Holiday Gifts, Barbara Vail Design
David's Tea, Modern Matcha Essentials, $40

Are you a matcha fan? If so, you'll love this "Modern Matcha Essentials" set from David's Tea. And if you've never had matcha before, maybe this winter is your time to try! Matcha is finely ground green tea leaves, so drinking matcha gives you 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. This set is the perfect starter for a new matcha drinker, with bowl, spoon, and whisk.

Bundle Up: Throws from Chairish

Winter Throws, Holiday Gifts, Barbara Vail Design

You really can't go wrong with a cozy blanket gift - nothing quite says holiday like cuddles! Chairish has some especially lush selections, like this chunky knit throw that is hand-felted in Denver, or this machine washable teddy blanket.

Little Friends: Micro-ferns

Micro Ferns, Holiday Gifts, Barbara Vail Design
Check out the microferns at your local nursery or flower shop!

Tiny succulents have been popular for a while, but have you ever heard of micro-ferns? Probably the smallest potted plants you'll ever see, these little friends will undoubtedly brighten someone's day. Pick out a few for yourself too when you visit your local nursery or corner plant store!

Book Nook: Modern Myths and Fairy Tales

Books, Holiday Gifts, Barbara Vail Design

And lastly, who doesn't want to curl up with a good book! These selections by compelling, intelligent, and innovative women are guaranteed to keep you up for hours by the fire. Helen Oyeyemi, Wayetu Moore, and Madeline Miller each create fantastical landscapes, whether it's playing upon fairy tales, magical realism, or mythology. Something about the winter season sets our imaginations aflame, so pick up one of these modern dream-scapes at your local bookstore and let yourself go on a whirlwind adventure.

Happy holidays to all! Enjoy giving yourself and those around you some love this season, and remember that your home is a beautiful, magical haven.

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