We’re so busy hunting for gifts that will make everyone we love feel great but how about considering yourself for a change? There’s no reason you have to unwrap presents and brace yourself for disappointment. It’s time to look in the mirror and put yourself at the top of the list, simply because you deserve it. So enjoy some love and thanks with our top picks for you this year. We’re daring you to brazenly check out these gifts to buy yourself. You can bet we are.
THE TOP 8 BRAZEN GIFTS TO BUY YOURSELF
1. WiseWear Socialite Bracelet
What it is: Craving the brain of an Apple watch or maybe a Fitbit but don’t want to kill your style? Wear this WiseWear Socialite Jewelry cuff that looks gorgeous with any outfit and will do its part to keep you connected to what’s most important: your safety, your health, your fitness, AND your fashion.
Why you want it: This stylish bracelet, aka your new best friend, connects to your phone via Bluetooth and features:
- Distress Messaging: In an urgent situation, tap the bottom half of your bracelet to notify your emergency contacts with a text message and drop pin to your GPS location.
- Mobile Notifications: Gentle vibrations notify you to check your phone for important calls, texts, emails, calendar events and low phone battery.
- Activity Tracking: Track your daily and weekly activity, including step count, distance, calories burned and active time. Set your goals and monitor your progress on the mobile app.
Where to get it: Buy yourself a new BFF at Shop.WiseWear.com. $295-$345.
2. Mediflow Waterbase Pillow
What it is: This pillow is a dream, literally, because it’s essentially a waterbed for your head. All you do is use the attached funnel to add your desired level water to create your customizable level of softness, then enter la-la land. Learn more about this dreamy pillow here!
Why you want it: The water supports your head and neck so well that you never wake up feeling stiff or tense. That means you get the beauty sleep you deserve every night.
Where to get it: The Floating Comfort Pillow is available at www.mediflow.ca for $49.99 , about the same amount you’d spend on a high-end foundation to conceal your lack of sleep.
3. Knixwear Bra
What it is: Every now and then, we notice a popular product and want to check out what the hype is all about. Available in both the US and Canada, these bras are designed with comfort as the top priority, and they deliver.
Why you want it: We gotta keep the girls happy, and they will be inside a Knixwear bra. You’ll find yourself reaching for it every time you crave wearing something that supports just enough but is so comfortable you won’t want to take it off. So far, there are 4 designs, including the amazing seamless 8-in-1 Evolution Bra (padded, non-padded and in a unique V-neck design) and a nice, snug sports bra.
Where to get it: Order online at knixwear.ca. A bargain at $60-68.
What it is: We refuse to let winter keep us indoors, so we’re always on the hunt for the right coat to keep us toasty and warm, and stylish too. This down-filled parka, new from outdoor experts, Woods, is like wrapping ourselves in a warm hug, whether you’re just a gal about town or into some snow-filled adventures.
Why you want it: This jacket looks simple from the outside, but has more technical skills than a google programmer. Adjust the waist for a good fit, tighten velcro straps to keep the chill of our wrists, and snuggle in to the (removable) fur trimmed hood. DownTek™ goose down combined with a 100% waterproof and windproof Sympatex® membrane will keeps us warm and dry.
Where to get it: Sportchek. Totally worth it at $549.99.
5. Silk’n Titan Skin Lifting and Tightening
What it is: We’re not ready to let our skin imperfections and fine lines define us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do what we can to keep our skin in great condition. Enter this hand-held anti-aging device that uses harmonized energy technology to reduce wrinkles and lift facial contours, spurring on skin’s own under-the-surface rejuvenation process.
Why you want it: It’s easy-to-use and gentle even on our sensitive skin. It’s safe for most areas of the face and neck and will tighten facial skin from the inside out, reduce wrinkles and repair collagen and elastin fibers. Treat your chosen area twice a week for 10-15 minutes, and you should start to see changes within a 10 weeks.
Where to get it: Order online or find where to buy at Silkn.ca. Treat yourself for $299.
6. Emile Henry Ultime Bakeware
Why you want it: Go from oven to table in various sized elegant dishes that are perfect for baking whatever you’re craving, from apps to entrees to desserts. The high resistance, solid construction makes for an excellent heat diffusor that allows for gentle, even baking, and can be used under the broiler or in the microwave too. Plus, the colours rock, especially the burgundy.
Where to get it: Available at Indigo only online. $45-$95 depending on size.
7. L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere Eau de Parfum
What it is: Inspired by the golden hour, that unique moment in time right before the sun sets and the light embraces the sky, this unique fragrance from one of our favourite brands, is a gorgeous gift for yourself or someone you adore. Evocative of the south of France, the zesty and aromatic top notes unexpectedly develop into delicate aromas of lavender, honey, and almond.
Why you want it: Probably the most captivating and delicious scent we’ve ever smelled. It’s so sexy that when we wear it, we want to make out with ourselves. Imagine how your lover will feel nestled into your neck.
Where to get it: L’Occitane instore or online. A delightful treat for $109.
8. LDC Cosmetics Intense Hydrating Serum for 40+ with Squalene
What it is: The solution to your dry winter skin. This is a pure moisturizer containing squalene, which is derived from the goodness of olives. Simple, gentle and moisturizing, A tiny dab of this stuff smooths out wrinkles and adds tons of supple hydration to the skin. The key ingredient squalene, is a natural emollient and antioxidant, and provides regenerative and antibacterial properties.
Why you want it: Our over 40 skin needs some extra TLC, especially going into the winter months. This serum is extremely effective and concentrated, so a little goes a long way. We feel a definite difference in our skin, nearly instantly after applying.
Where to get it: Online at LaDifferenceCosmetics.com. So worth it for $95.