Top 10 Self Care Gifts For You or Your The Ladies In Your Life

“Self Care is a priority and necessity-not a luxury.”

In these uncertain times and us all being at home, Self Care now more than ever is so important. It needs to be made more of a priority that we fit into our day. Self Care will help us get through this all. Here are some of my favorite Self Care gifts to either give to yourself or to girlfriends and family (some of these work for your guy friends too). Stay Tuned for the top 10 Self Care gifts for the guys in your life next week!

  1. Anthropologie Palo Santo and Crystal Bundle , Choices: Positivity, Clarity, Love, Protection

“Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. This Essential Oil is great for Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing.”

I have made this a part of my daily routine for all of these reasons and it has continued to do wonders for me during these unfamiliar times. Both Palo Santo and crystals bring about the best energy into any room.

  1. P.F. Candle Co. Essentials Mini Candle Set

Candles have always been a part of myself self care routine and this line of candles is one of my favorites. Candles lighten the mood and scents bring about the best memories whether it’s just reading or taking a bath while they burn, it is the best. 

  1. Olive & June’s The Everything Box

If you love doing your nails while being at home like I do, then definitely check out Olive & June’s The Everything Box and all their amazing products.  Their products are 7-Free and that makes me love them even more. Their products are your at home manicures are going to make you smile. An added bonus, their owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle is awesome! 

  1. True Glow by Conair Heated Beauty Hand Mitts

This is another gift perfect for yourself or loved ones. I got these for my dad for Christmas and he loves them. They are perfect for just taking time for yourself and putting your favorite lotion or hand oil then put them in and sit for 20 minutes, makes for such a special self care moment. Also be sure to follow the directions for safety 🙂 This is definitely a gift that will put smiles all around and make for a great at home time. 

  1. Farmhouse Fresh’s 3 MEGA RADIANCE BOOSTERS IN A Box! 

Face Masks are a great way to boost your skin and in turn boost your mood. During this time of unfamiliarity, giving your skin and mood a boost is important so lets mask together 🙂 

  1. Star’s Above Cozy Robe

Can never go wrong with a cozy robe whether you use it as a coat while you work or cozying up on the couch while watching your favorite show. When I think self care, a cozy robe is always on that list and makes for the perfect gift for yourself and/or friend. 

  1. Little Book of Self-Care

There are moments, especially now, that we know we want to incorporate self care into the day, but feel stuck on how to do that. This book gives you so many options on how to incorporate some self care, which I love and I have definitely given this as a gift before. May have to gift it again soon 🙂

  1. Sephora Mini Hydration Set 

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration is always key for your skin. It is a great way to take care of yourself when you incorporate a skincare that works for you. I know finding the right products, gets me excited to take time for my skin, which is great self care. 

  1. Cohorts Green Camo Print Long Sleeve Sweatshirt

The uniform for this time is a cute lounge that can also work for virtual dates and happy hours with friends, which is my newest self care must. Being cute and comfy is so fun and this lounge set below is one that is on my wishlist. When feeling cute while being comfy, that lifts your mood and creates a great self care moment. 

  1. Sedona Crescent Meditation Cushion

Meditation and breathwork are so important for staying grounded in life especially in uncertain times. We all have a different look on what meditation is whether it is using an app like Calm, painting, organizing or prayer. Whatever your way of mediation is having a meditation pillow that you can dedicate your mediation on and when you sit on it you feel that peace. I plan on gifting this to many, I know will love it. 

Here is a great definition of meditation: “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.”

Here’s to Self Care! 

~Iced Tea and Top Knots 

P.S. What is your favorite Self Care item? 

Best At Home Spring Activities

Quote: “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson

With Spring Time Activities being in a moment of change with everything going on right now. I first and foremost wanted to send my love and support to everyone. Stay happy and healthy!

Since we will all be spending much more time at home, here are some of my favorite at home Spring activities. Fun is in full bloom 🙂

  1. Looking at real estate online
  2. Cute puppy videos and photos online
  3. Face Masks
  4. Face Time Happy Hour with friends
  5. Catching up on reading 
  6. Rocking Sports Gear for my work from home look 
  7. Meditation
  8. Online Shopping, supporting small businesses
  9. Binging on Schitts Creek on Netflix
  10. At Home Yoga 
My Favorite, Go To Spring Activities For Being At Home

Here’s to making the most of everything right now while being at home and remember, don’t lose hope and things will get better 🙂

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite at home activities?

Finding Your Passion and Sticking to It

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We all strive to find our passions in life and making those passions happens. Finding one’s passion is the greatest feeling to find. How do we find our passion in life? A passion is something I feel is sometimes inherently inside of us throughout our lives. Passion can change depending on what stages we are at in our lives. We can have more than one thing we are passionate at a time. Now finding the passion that is yours can take some time if you don’t inherently know, which is where I am at so totally with you all.

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One thing I would like to point out and mentions is that, don’t ever let anyone put you down for the passions you choose to follow in your life. Now on to some tips I have found helpful in discovering my own passions and hope they are ones that help you all as well.

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Meditation is a key benefit in finding your passion because it allows you to sit with yourself and focus on the present, which leads to finding a passion or passions to follow. When there is too much noise and things going on it is hard to deciphere the passions you want to stick with in your life , which is why the focus of mediation help gets rid of the noise to be able to focus on you and what you want to do in life.

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Journaling on a daily basis is an activity that allows us to get not only the good thoughts out on paper, but to release the thoughts that are holding you back from pursuing your passions. Once you write them out your mind is free to follow and focus on the things you are most passionate about.

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This third and final tip I have today is all about talking things out with those that know you the best: family and friends. Talking out how you want to pursue your passions or trying to figure out your passions, can give you amazing insite in how to go forward. This allows you to keep moving, pursuing and following your passions.

This is the best gift you can give yourself in pursing and following your passions in life.

I leave you with this, be true to yourself, never feel bad for following your dreams or let anyone tell you no. We can all make our passions and dreams happen !

Lots of Passion & Joy !


*Quotes and Idea Images from Google Images

*Girl Boss Mug from Cube Appeal, Journal from Cost Plus World Market, Planner from Sugar Paper LA