If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know how often I tend to write about the importance of self-care and making it a priority to nurture your mind, body and soul.

Self-care is about putting physical and mental health as a top priority in order to live a more fulfilling life. And since its popularity has increased in the past few years, more and more people are making self-care a buzz word. Despite the “trend”, self-care is critical to our well-being.

Instead of makeup or jewellery, why not treat your loved one with some gifts to promote self-care? Here are some great self-care gift ideas for your loved one this holiday season.

Holiday Gift Guide For Self-Care Love

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1. CBD Oil

There are many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but the ones you’ll most commonly hear about are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive compound found in the cannabis that makes you feel “high” while CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that has been found to help reduce inflammation and act as a natural treatment for many ailments including depression, anxiety, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

The Feel CBD Full Spectrum CBD Drops contain hemp CBD oil and infused with lemon and lime essential oils to help improve mental clarity and block out distractions. Each bottle contains 300mg of CBD, with each full dropper measuring out to 10mg of CBD. You’ll have to start with one dropper and increase to find the right dosage for you. The CBD drops seem to help with feelings of anxiety, helping to calm the mind and body.

$49.99 at Birch + Fog

Holiday Gift Guide For Self-Care Love - FeelCBD Focus Drops

2. CBD Topical Cream

As someone who suffers from arthritis and muscle pain, the Herb Angel Heat topical cream helps relieve join pain, inflammation and muscle soreness. It combines the deep painkilling properties of cannabinoids with the tingling, soothing sensation of heat, for intense localized pain. After using this cream for a few weeks now, I’ve noticed it does hep to reduce the pain in my neck and upper back!  Contains 150mg Full Spectrum Cannabis Oil.

$34 Birch + Fog.

Holiday Gift Guide For Self-Care Love - Herb Angels Heat Topical Cream

3. Vitamix Venturist V1200

A key to good self-care is also nourishing your body with a healthy diet. I love to cook and always looking for appliances that can help me prepare my recipes more efficiently. For many years, I’d heard people rave about the Vitamix and wondered, what’s all the hype? It wasn’t until I received one myself that I realized how awesome this blender is. It’s not just for smoothies, guys! So far, I’ve made pie crust, pizza dough, salsas, and pureed soups in my Vitamix. And right now, Vitamix is having a sale on their units – you don’t even need to spend a ton to purchase brand-new; Vitamix also sells reconditioned blenders for half the cost!

The Vitamix Venturist V1200 is currently only $369.95!

Holiday Gift Guide for Self-Care Love - Vitamix

4. Gravid Weighted blanket

If you have restless or light sleep, feel anxious and can’t relax in bed, then a weighted blanket from Gravid might be your answer to a good night’s sleep! According to studies, people who used a weighted blanket “had an improved sleep, where they felt more refreshed in the morning” and “had an improved sleep, where they felt more refreshed in the morning”.

The Gravid 3.0 weight blanket is heavy enough to make you feel calm and cozy but not constricted. I usually wake up several times a night but with the blanket, I seem to get into a much deeper sleep and haven’t been waking up! I definitely have been sleeping through the night without waking (unless to visit the bathroom). My 12-year-old has trouble settling down to sleep, often tossing and turning for almost an hour before falling asleep. I had him try sleeping with the blanket, and found comfort much quicker and hardly tossed and turned during the night.

Starting at $129, Gravid.ca.  Use MARIA10 for 10% off!


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5. Bright Eyes Set (AluminEye Eye Cream + Retinol Eye Gel)

Let’s face it – we want our skin to look its best especially as we age. The AlumierMD skincare line is one of my favourite skincare brands because their science-based formulations use the best medical-grade ingredients The Bright Eyes Set is a must-have product duo, specially packaged together as a set, contains our Award-winning AluminEye® eye cream which hydrates and illuminates and Retinol Eye Gel which firms, rejuvenates and refines the look of the delicate eye area.

Special $160.00, AlumierMD.ca.

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6. A Yogic Path Oracle Deck and Guidebook

Author Sahara Rose and illustrator Danielle Noel created this beautiful deck and full-colour guide to help access your yogic intuition. Meditate on a single card or select several cards for a reading and uncover sacred meanings and receive cosmic intuition from the universe.

$45 at various retailers, DK Canada.

Holiday Gift Guide for Self-Care Love - Yogic Path Cards

7. Hurom Juicer

I try to make a point of getting enough Vitamin C especially through our long winters, and one way is by squeezing fresh oranges. But every juicer I’ve used has been a bit of a pain, either leaving too much juice behind, or making a mess, or not preventing seeds from being added to my juice. The new Hurom Citrus Juicer is perfect for your simpler juicing needs, whether it’s juicing large oranges for a breakfast OJ or small limes for your seltzer water. The 1-size-fits-all finned juicing cone will help you single-handedly squeeze any citrus fruit and yield the maximum amount of juice, leaving the rind completely empty.

$209 Hurom.ca.

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8. Scentuals Holiday Essential Oil Set

An effortless way to create a comforting atmosphere – and to ease some stress and anxiety – is to diffuse essential oils. I can’t live without my go-to scents like lavender, lemongrass and rosemary. But it’s also nice to add a few holiday scents to your stash, and scentuals has three new expertly blended essential oils to fill your home, mind and body with the aromas of the festive season and the holiday spirit. Each set includes 10mL each of Poinsettia Bouquet, Vanilla Mint, and Winter Wonderland.

$35 Scentuals.ca.

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9. Instant Hydrating Mask

Treat your skin with the Instant Hydrating Mask by Beauté Pacifique, a Danish skincare line that just launched in Canada. This mask features moisture-retaining ingredients to hold hydration and includes Vitamin A to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

$62 Beauté Pacifique

Holiday Self-Care Gift Guide Beaute Pacifique Mask


10. Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel

Hot yoga can be a bit of a sweaty mess! A regular yoga mat won’t do, and a yoga towel doesn’t stay put. So what’s a yogi gotta do?

Try the Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel from Aurorae! As a special hot yoga mat, Synergy combines the best of both worlds all wrapped in one unique yoga mat. This unique super deluxe non-slip hot yoga mat-towel bonds our 5mm PER yoga mat with our lush, ultra-absorbent non-slip microfiber towel to create a 72” long by 24” wide mat specifically designed with hot yoga in mind. With this hot yoga mat, the more you perspire on your hands and feet, the better grip you will have on your mat.

From $59 AuroraeYoga.com.

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11. Moccasin Slippers

During the winter months especially, a good pair of cozy slippers are a must. These moccasin-style suede slippers from Denver Hayes are lined in plaid fabric for softness and warmth and have tough outsoles that will hold up well, even when you need to step outside.

$29.99 Marks.

Holiday Self-Care Gift Guide Slippers

12. OctoVie FACE Mini

The OctoVie FACE Mini skincare brush delivers an at-home spa experience with 3-in-1 beauty benefits for clean, baby soft skin that leaves you “feeling good in your skin”. Use it wet with your cleanser, or brush dry before showering. Use as a beauty tool to apply moisturizer, makeup, masks and foundations.

$16 OctoVie.

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13. Breville Smart Tea Infuser

Nothing is more comforting than sitting by the fire with a warm cup of tea. The Breville Smart Tea Infuser Compact knows the right temperature and steep time to bring out the best in your favourite teas. Set the timer to tell you when steeping is complete then it automatically keeps warm until you are ready to drink. Makes your perfect cup for you or your guests.

$199 Breville.Holiday Self-Care Gift Guide Breville Tea Infuser

14. Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

As the years pass, I’m convinced that I’ve inherited my mom’s love of gardening. Spending time outdoors surrounded by flowers and plants is calming and peaceful. The Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is an updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8000 plants and 4000 photographs. Find all the inspiration and help you need with this gorgeous, full-colour photographed monster book that will have undoubtedly be a permanent fixture on your coffee table.

$97 at various retailers, DK Canada.

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For New Moms – “Oh Baby!”

Last but not least, I have to include my own book, “Oh Baby!  A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”! My book keeps the focus on moms because you can’t draw water (or breastmilk, for that matter) from an empty well. My straight-talking, no-nonsense approach will give new moms everything they need to survive as they embark on the journey of motherhood. $21.99 Available at Indigo.


Enter below to win a Breville Smart Tea Infuser, an AlumierMD Bright Eyes Set and a copy of Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers! Combined prize valued at $460!

Fill in the Rafflecopter below to enter. Canada only. Ends December 31, 2019.

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Happy Shopping and remember to be gentle to yourself and others this holiday season.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. I don’t give myself enough self care however I do allow myself me time at night when the house is quiet just sitting and relaxing. I would like to win as I just started getting into plants and learning different types and care and the book would be a huge benefit for me.

  2. shawna Maxwell Reply

    Making time for self care is difficult but I love to paint my nails and make my husband do facemasks and a whole skincare thing sometimes! I try and take time to exercise atleast a few times a week as well as I find that bodies the best results for stress relief! I would love to win to try all the new products! I would love the Breville Tea Maker as it’s my daily drink of choice and this would be so exciting to have and use

  3. I always try to make time for self care like taking a bath or reading a book. This is an awesome self care proze! Happy Holidays!

  4. I take advantage of my health benefits and make appointments for therapeutic massage. I would like to win so I can continue the self-care for a time after one of my massage appointments.

  5. Lori Padgett Reply

    I make time for self-care of my mind by reading and spending time sewing or crocheting – all of which provides me with a deep sense of relaxation and comfort. I don’t make enough time for self-care of my body though and I really need to change that.

    I would love to win this! A cup of tea made with the Breville Smart Tea Infuser would make the perfect accompaniment to a good book or time in my sewing room.

  6. Karen Harris Reply

    My self care is reading through blogs, its the next best thing to going out with my girlfriends for lunch or a night out.

  7. Maureen Anderson Reply

    I find following a routine really helps. I can’t go to bed without taking care of my skin, teeth and hair.

  8. I find time for self care by trying to stick to a schedule… if I don’t schedule it, it usually doesn’t happen lol. The tea-infuser looks amazing, we drink a lot of tea.

  9. I make time by making sure to relax in a hot bath with a cup of tea and a good book, every night. I would love to win as I am a huge tea drinker and would love the infuser.

  10. SweetPanda Reply

    I will try to give myself half an hour ME time every night (that include a hot shower and a quick mask). I would love to win because I am a tea drinker and the tea machine sounds great!

  11. Lori Olson Reply

    I get depressed and don’t take care of myself. I need to learn better self care.


    I take time to read and relax in a quiet room each evening.

  13. Jenny Wilson Reply

    I like to take a hot bath to wind down and read with a cup of tea!

  14. Sandra Dufoe Reply

    I try to have a bubble bath once a week it helps me relax and then I try to sit quietly and read a book by the fire a few time a week to distress. I would love to win these products to help me wet up a better routine for my self care.

  15. I make time for self care by going to the gym and stretching every night before I go to sleep. I love my “me” time, but it’s rare..

  16. Edith Rennes Reply

    I don’t really make time for self care so this would be a really good incentive.

  17. I make time for self care here and there with a hot bath or relaxing with a book . I would love to win to have a nice cup of tea to go with it .

  18. I like to take time to relax with my herbal tea and some reading.

  19. I take time for myself every evening by doing something I enjoy (read, play a game, watch a TV show). I would love to win the Bright Eyes Set – feels like my aging is showing around my eyes! Time to give them some care.

  20. Branka Stefanovic Reply

    I have alone time to re-charge after a stressful day at work. With helping out with my granddaughter’s care & full time work, I need to relax on my own as well. I would love the weighted blanket. It’s been about 5 years that I’m struggling with getting more than 5 hours of sleep. Thank you for the chance, all the products are amazing! Merry Christmas to All!

  21. The way I make time for self-care is by mediating 10 minutes every morning. It is my chance to be one with myself and a great way to start the day. I would love to win this prize pack because it is all about me. As a mom, sometimes we don’t get nice things for ourselves because we are always worried about others. I would love a prize pack that is all about me…just like this one.

  22. Putting time in my schedule for self-care. I’d love to win because I am a huge tea drinker.

  23. Robyn Bellefleur Reply

    I find it really hard to make any time for myself, so I always put it on my to-do-list so I don’t forget to do some self care.

  24. Lynda Cook Reply

    I don’t work and I am home all day by myself, but between 1-3pm is my time to just lay down and either watch some tv or nap, I am a happy person with giving myself that 2 hour a day of doing absolutely nothing. This would be a nice gift to win especially the tea kettle, I always wreck my tea with making the water to hot or not hot enough, and this kettle would help with that!

  25. Amanda Masters Reply

    I try to get out and do the things I enjoy most in life as often as I can. I ride rollercoasters, I dance at concerts, I watch the sunset with a good coffee and my kids building sand castles. I find something to appreciate about everyday and that keeps me grounded and happy.

  26. Juliee Fitze Reply

    I take time out for myself to work on my nails and do a facial.

  27. I think it really does get harder with each year to remember to take care of yourself on a soul level. Loving other people is easy it’s loving yourself that is challenging. Taking time to put yourself on the top of the list is good and I’m glad you put this gift guide together so we remember it even during the holidays! I would love to win this prize pack because it would help make more time with my daughter to create memories sharing our stories, so far. Happy holidays!

  28. I make time for self-care by making it a priority. The greatest thing I do for myself is to get outside everyday – for a walk or a run. The positive effect it has on my mood, energy levels and sleep quality convinces me it’s worth the time. I’d love to win these fantastic products to pamper myself with a few beauty treatment/tea sessions over the winter.

  29. Melanie Borhi Reply

    to make time for self care i use daily face masks and take bubble baths with lavender essential oil added. it destresses me and makes me feel wonderful.

  30. I self-care by taking care by eating well and yoga helps keep my relaxed. I’m a huge tea lover so I would love to win the

  31. Chris MacDonlad Reply

    My time for self care is usually when I take an hour long bubble bath to relax and reflect on my health and happiness. I would love to win as these are all tools that will help me focus on myself more.

  32. Naomi Deren Reply

    I am honestly not that great at making time or self care. I need to make more time for it in the new year! One thing I do make time for is bathing when I can.

  33. i make time with a hot bath a good book and wine i make it my treat i also do yoag when kido is in school. ive learned its important to make time for you

  34. Clare O'Brien Reply

    I make time for self-care by going to the gym a few times per week. I’d like to win because these are products that I’d love to gift to my mom.

  35. I schedule some time to work out 3-4 times per week. I would love to win the tea infuser to help me drink more water.

  36. Lisa Rumolo Reply

    I’m very interested in the CBD products. Hear lots of great reviews but I haven’t tried any yet. My self care is my alone time drinking my coffee in the morning and reading .

  37. Elizabeth Matthiesen Reply

    It’s easy for me to make time now that I’m retired and all my kids have left home. Reading is a big self care point with me and now that I have time I wrap myself up warm and sit on my patio come rain, snow or shine with a good book in one hand and a delicious cup of coffee in the other whilst reading a good book. 🙂

  38. I’m not very good at self care. I know that I need to be better at it but it always seems to postponed to tomorrow.

  39. I take a relaxing bath at least once a week to refocus myself and check on my priorities. I advocate for myself and would really love to win this prize package.

  40. I like to soak in the tub with a good book, I would love to win the tea infuser as I am a tea addict, lol!

  41. As I’ve gotten older I have a lot more responsibility and people to look after. It’s tempting to put myself on the back burner but as I’ve learned, I end up stretched too thin and then less things are getting done. If I take a few moments a day to write in my journal, drink some tea, light incense and meditate, I become more mindful. I am able to maintain a better head space and my attitude, will and perseverance are strengthened, I actually have more endurance! Who would have thought. You live and you learn, I guess. I would like to win because although I’ve figured out how to give myself time and space, I am really bad at spending money on myself instead of others. This in a way is kind of a loophole 😉

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