The Best Wellness And Self-Care Gifts For Travelers

While it’s always been a necessary part of a balanced and healthy life, wellness and self-care proved has proven to be even more important in times of acutely high stress – just like this year.

So ahead, ten ways (listed in alphabetical order) to give the gift of wellness this holiday season. Not only is everything in this guide suitable for all genders and lifestyles, when the time is right again – will make perfect travel companions as well.

Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics Natural CBD Cream Kit, $230

While CBD is wonderfully versatile and healing on its own, Montreal-based chiropracter Dr. Andrew Kerklaan realized how much more potent it is when paired with other proven ingredients. The Natural CBD Sleep Cream in this holiday bundle, for example, is formulated with melatonin and lavender, in addition to full-spectrum CBD, for a calming sensation.

Equilibria Peace of Mind Gift Set, $79

From the groundbreaking, women-owned CBD company comes this limited-edition set. Elegantly packaged in a limited-edition pouch by artist Patricia Vargas, it holds a bottle of delicious Cranberry Elderflower-flavored Daily Drops (with 300mg of CBD), and a duo of functional, naturally-scented CBD roller oils (Calming and Energizing).

Happy Dance Bath Bomb, $15

Founded by actress Kristen Bell, Happy Dance is a CBD-focused line that’s affordable and uplifting in ways more than one. And the company’s bath bomb – which contains four break-apart cubes infused with hydrating coconut oil and zesty ginger extract for four soaks – makes an especially thoughtful stocking stuffer.

Hello Products 12 Days of Awesomeness, $19.99

Unlike skincare and haircare – where new products are constantly popping up – dental care has been limited and dull. But Hello Products, founded by Craig Dubitsky, is poised to change all that with its with natural and wallet-friendly toothpastes, flosses, and rinses. This bundle is a wonderful way to introduce someone to the brand.

Knesko Skin Luxe Face Mask Kit, $99

While precious gems and stones have long been admired for their beauty, turns out: they can do wonders for your complexion as well. Knesko enlists a proprietary GEMCLINICAL® technology that locks in the skin-healthy properties of diamonds, gold, rose quartz, and black pearl with other proven ingredients, and this sleek kit lets you indulge in all of the brand’s cult collagen face masks.

Kush Queen Flight of Gummies, $149.99

There’s no shortage of CBD companies out there, but Kush Queen by Olivia Alexander was among the first to destigmatize the natural workhorse ingredient by offering approachable and of course, effective products in 2015. Gummies are one of the most popular ways to enjoy CBD, and this trio of gummies (Gummies Rx, Gummies Rx Bliss, Gummies Rx Sleep) not only tastes great, but offers targeted relief.

Lunair Wellness LA Mask in Paradise, $10

Since masks are a must for the foreseeable future, why not wear one that’s

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Chobani employees share the best gifts for home cooks 2020

Most of us have been cooking at home a whole lot more during the pandemic—so chances are there’s someone on your list who would enjoy a food-related gift. To drum up some inspired ideas, we turned to the foodies at Chobani (the beloved Greek yogurt company that has expanded into oat milk, coffee creamers, and even cafes) for some curated suggestions. These are the best food gifts they’ve given, received, or put on their wishlists. Bon appétit!

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The Whole Fish Cookbook, by Josh Niland, $37
I really enjoy this collection of technique-driven recipes, named the James Beard cookbook of 2019, and think it is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn how to cook really great fish. It’s a great read, with beautiful images that help teach the fundamentals, all while capturing the importance of fresh and local ingredients. —Jake Briere, corporate chef

Maxi-Matic Elite Gourmet Air Fryer, $50
As a self-proclaimed gadget guru, I enjoy trying new cooking tools all the time. And my Elite by Maxi-Matic Air Fryer is one of my favorite tools when creating buffalo cauliflower. The compact size of the fryer makes it an easy addition in my kitchen and helps me create the best-tasting cauliflower I’ve ever experienced at home. —Rosalyn Emerson, channel marketing director

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Hario Cold Brew Bottle, $35
This is the perfect gift for anyone to take their cold-brew obsession to the next level! Ready with your favorite coffee overnight in your fridge, this simple, Japanese-created bottle makes delicious cold brew to exactly however you like it. —Eddie Revis, vice president, marketing

Amazon Basics Hand Blender, $30
I use this immersion hand blender every week, whether I’m frothing milk for a pumpkin cold-brew foam or trying out social media’s hot trend whipped coffee. This blender takes minimal space for storage and froths quickly with very few dishes to clean. —Morgan VanAlstine, human resources coordinator

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Skura Style Antimicrobial Sponges, 8 for $30
With cooking at home on the rise in 2020, so is the number of dishes to be done. It seems like I could do dishes all day, but not with a smelly sponge that usually tends to leave an unpleasant odor on your hands for hours after. Once I found these antibacterial sponges that last FOREVER and never smell or leave an odor, I converted all of my family and friends immediately. —Jake Briere, corporate chef

Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce, $20
A mix of scallops, shrimp, garlic, shallots, ginger, brown sugar, and spices simmered down into a marmalade-like infused umami bomb, XO sauce brings that umami boost you need in a dish. It holds its own in any savory creation, like stir-fried veggies, pasta dishes, and even as part of a chicken wing glaze! —Adley Tong, R&D scientist

Aerolatte Matcha Frother, $20
Like everyone else, I’ve been getting my caffeine fix at home this year. Coffee got boring

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Best Disney Jewelry Gifts | POPSUGAR Smart Living

“I can show you the world — shining, shimmering, splendid” — jewelry that is, inspired by the magic and allure of Disney. We all have at least one friend who figuratively lives in a magical kingdom far, far away or perhaps under the sea. Why not indulge their love for all things Disney with jewelry they can wear every day? From stunning studs that are shaped like Minnie’s ears to a necklace that symbolizes ohana means family, we curated 54 stunning pieces of jewelry that your loved ones will appreciate. Whether it is minimalist or a statement piece, inspired by the timeless princesses or the brave Jedi or badass Avengers, we have something for everyone at all price ranges. The holidays get a lot more magical with a little bit of Disney.

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Fashion gifts at Amazon

If you’re like us, you don’t immediately run over to Amazon when you need to update your wardrobe or find a new pair of shoes. But now we’re telling you that you totally should. With Amazon Fashion, you can grab deals on top brands and styles you desire along with everything else in your Amazon cart.



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Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Winter Coat

As you peruse through the site for the best 5-star products, electronic gifts or gifts under $15, head over to the fashion section to find a variety of styles on sale. From winter coats (hint hint: The trendsetting Amazon teddy coat) to fuzzy slippers, keep reading to see our top fashion picks on sale now at Amazon.



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PrettyGarden Long Sleeve Zip Up Faux Shearling Coat (starting at $27.99, originally $35.99; amazon.com)



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Ekouaer Long Sleeve Pajama Set

We’ve been hyping this Amazon teddy coat since it took over our Instagram feeds last year. Available in two different styles, a combined 19 colors and six different sizes, this coat is affordable, warm and worth a spot in your cart ASAP.

Dreubeau Faux Leather Tote Bag (starting at $13.29, originally $30.99; amazon.com)

You read that price right – this faux leather tote bag is on sale for less than $15. It’s available in nearly every color imaginable, so you’re sure to find one that will suit your needs.

LongBay Faux Fur Memory Foam Slippers ($16.95, originally $19.95; amazon.com)

Amazon has a great selection of cozy house slippers, and these are one of our favorites. The fuzzy faux fur screams warmth, while the memory foam provides unmatched comfort.

Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Saltwater Rain Boot (starting at $54.77, originally $130; amazon.com)

Sperry’s Duck boots are a winter essential whether you’re walking through the snow or on some kind of outdoor adventure. They’re warm, waterproof and durable with a design that you won’t want to stop wearing.

Hanes Sport Men’s Performance Quarter-Zip Pullover ($14.99, originally $30; amazon.com)

Want half off on a performance quarter-zip pullover? Now’s your chance. This lightweight one by Hanes uses cool DRI technology to dry fabric faster to keep you cool even while working out or on the move.



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Armitron Sport Men’s digital Chronograph Watch

Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Winter Coat (starting at $149.99, originally $246.99; amazon.com)

If you’re not familiar, here’s your introduction to the notorious Amazon coat. This down jacket became popular for its unique design and ability to keep you toasty at an affordable price tag. Recently, the coat’s maker, Orolay, partnered with Olay to create a limited edition red coat inspired by Olay’s iconic moisturizer. If you want it, you can get it here as a free gift with purchase on orders of $150.



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Rocorose Turtleneck Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Dress

Columbia Women’s Arcadia II Jacket (starting at $29.98, originally $90; amazon.com)

Oftentimes, we don’t think about purchasing a rain jacket until it’s too late. Grab this high performance jacket from

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Where to shop for Christmas gifts and more this holiday season

After a tumultuous year, the holiday season is finally upon us.

Whether you’re buying for a child, spouse or best friend, we’ve created a list of locally made items and places to visit. Check it out.

Clothing and Jewelry

Bittersweet Ivy Boutique sells woman’s clothing, jewelry, shoes and more ranging from $6 to $119. Receive 10% off your first online order and free shipping on purchases of $40 or more. 6990 Main St., 469-475-8001, bittersweetivy.com.

Blue Door Boutique sells jewelry, home décor, candles, furniture, wall art, special-ordered tennis racquets, tennis accessories and more. Lake Tennis Academy, 4000 Legacy Drive, 214-705-7701, laketennis.com/bluedoorboutique.

Dancing Starfish Designs sells handmade leather earrings, customer design earrings, spirit wear earrings and more. DancingStarfishDesigns.com.

Tumbleweed Texstyles sells Texas-based items, including clothing, hats, drinkware and more. The website has a “soon-to-retire” section with various sale items, ranging from $14 to $20. 7511 Main St., Suite A120, tumbleweedtexstyles.com.

Spirit Sprinkles is an online woman’s spirit wear store. The store is currently offering 12 Days of Christmas deals with a different deal each day and free shipping on purchases of $49 or more. spiritsprinkles.com.

Cookie Society of Frisco is owned by Jeff and Marissa Allen.

Food and drink

Cookie Society’s holiday gift crate was featured on Oprah’s list of favorite things in 2020. The crate comes with a dozen cookies for $55. 9320 Dallas Parkway, Suite 160, 214-618-0651, cookiesociety.com.

Huckle Bee Farms of Celina offers raw unfiltered honey infused with various fruits and vegetables. 724-747-7855, hucklebeefarm.com.

Poparella’s Gourmet Popcorn & Treats sells more than 60 flavors of popcorn, candies, fudge and candied nuts. A regular three-cup bag of popcorn ranges from $3.09 to $8.59, depending on the flavor. The large Holiday Wood Panel Wagon can contain up to three flavors of popcorn for $12.69. 8873 Coleman Blvd., 214-705-9666, poparellas.com.

Game Day Style founder Brittany Cobb models a jacket for a photo at her shop across from The Star in Frisco.

Home goods

Heart’s Desire is a widely stocked gift shop with clothing and jewelry, Yeti cups, stationery, home décor, soaps, candles, seasonal decorations and more. 4760 Preston Road, Suite 200, 972-335-1800, heartsdesiregifts.com.

The Sample House and Candle House has thousands of scented candles, home décor items, pet accessories and more. 3231 Preston Road, Suite 6, 972-668-6208, samplehouse.com.

Storied Roots sells furniture, statuary and home décor made of natural rattan, wood and stone. 7227 Main St., 400, 972-266-2479, storiedroots.com.

The newest Tiff's Treats is located at 1070 South Preston Road in Prosper.

The Community Grill is a casual dining restaurant with various dishes. 2525 Main St., Suite 400, 214-494-4548.

Didi’s Downtown serves a range of food, including the grilled Atlantic salmon salad and chicken noodle soup. 7210 Main St., 469-888-4020.

Eight11 is a locally owned wine bar with a food menu of shareables, soups and salads, artisan pizzas and more. 7080 Main St., 469-888-4037.

J. Theodore Restaurant and Bar is the former Bonnie Ruth’s. It serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch dishes — and has dozens of martinis on its bar menu. Next door is a secret speakeasy, owned by the same couple. 6959 Lebanon Road, Suite 110, 214-705-7775.

At Luminova Holidays, a new festival at Globe Life Field in Arlington, visitors can skate on a 10,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink.

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KidZania is an indoor city for kids with real-life experiences. Tickets are free

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11 Fashion Accessories For Holiday Gifts Under $100 That *Everyone* Could Use

Giving solid, thoughtful gifts is a talent, an art form, if you well, and there’s no better feeling than knowing you absolutely nailed a present. But, while I love showering my friends and family with gifts, that doesn’t mean I’m always very good at it. This year, as I drown in gift lists, scroll through product roundups, sleuth, and do just about anything else I can to up my holiday shopping game, one thing I’m confident that pretty much everyone on my list always loves are some fresh fashion accessories as holiday gifts. TBH, the hardest part of shopping these items will be giving them away.

When you have a big family, on top of an ever-growing list of other loved ones to gift to, it doesn’t take long at all for holiday shopping to get pricey. And as much as everyone loves a gift card, there’s something so touching about a gift that perfectly matches your loved one’s energy. That’s why I’m leveling up with some amazing fashion accessories as holiday gifts, because they run the gamut of every possible mood your giftee could want. With cute shoes, bags, jewelry, and more, there’s an entire world of fashion accessories out there to easily wrap up for your loved ones that give your gifts a more personal touch. All you need to know is their taste.

No matter who’s on your list, these fashion accessory holiday gifts will be the cherries on top of their holiday wardrobes. And with all of the below gifts retailing for under $100, you don’t even have to empty out your savings.

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Editorial team.

Literally everyone needs a pair of sunglasses, no matter what time of year it is. These Vogue Eyewear x Gigi Hadid shades ($70, Sunglasses Hut), with their cat-eye detail, have a timeless, chic look that’s a perfect match for anyone you know who’s off-duty-model style is polished and a little bit retro.

With their embossed swoosh and reflective details on the upper, these winter-proof high-top sneakers will be your new sleek and stylish favorite for colder months.

Igloo’s Retro Fanny Pack ($25, Igloo) is more than just a colorful addition to any outfit; it doubles as an actual cooler. Its interior is insulated, so you can toss in a few beverages to grab a cold drink throughout the day.

If you have any Harry Styles-obsessed loved ones in your life (so… everyone?), Tunnel Vision’s Sunflower Choker ($15, Tunnel Vision) may be just what the gift-doctor ordered. This cheery necklace adds a much-needed touch a brightness to the dark outfits that dominate the winter.

One type of shoe that never seems to go out of style is the Mary Jane. The vintage schoolgirl-style works with nearly every outfit you can think of — going to the office, having brunch, or even

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The Best Gifts To Remind You Of Ireland

There is something about Ireland that makes everyone fall instantly head over heels. For some, it’s the accent. For others, the Irish humor is what sets the pulse racing. Or maybe what melts your heart is the taste of a freshly brewed cup of tea, or the unmistakable smell of a turf fire in winter. While we still can’t travel to Ireland, we can recreate that Irish feel at home, with these Irish holiday gifts to remind us of the Emerald Isle. 

2020 has been a year, so it’s no wonder comfort-fashion is in style. Aran sweaters, originally worn by Ireland’s island fishermen used to be made of unwashed sheep’s wool, which made them waterproof. These days, the wool is squeaky clean, and the sweaters’ knit patterns and cozy elegance have made them a favorite with everyone from Marilyn Monroe to, more recently, Taylor Swift in the promo for 2020’s best-selling album Folklore.

More than 20 years on from its final episode, the legendary sitcom Father Ted still holds a very special place in Irish culture. The adventures and mishaps of Catholic-priest antihero Father Ted have given rise to so many iconic lines. And where there’s a catchphrase, there’s merch! Like this T-shirt—from “deadly” Irish clothing company and Father Ted-retailer, Hairy Baby—referencing the time Ted represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Content with an… unusual… number about the depth of his feelings for a particularly lovely horse.

New Irish author Colm Boyd gives that famous Irish sense of humor free rein in his hilarious first book, The Illustrated Book of Songs. This is the gift every music buff and lover of Irish wit will want this festive season. There’s a list of songs for every occasion, ranging from Songs about Getting Dumped, to Songs to Cry Along with While Drunk and Lonely, and Alternative Christmas Songs. And, yes, The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York” obviously gets a mention.

Top o’ the morning to yourself, what’s the craic? Who hasn’t dreamed of mastering the perfect Irish lilt? Well, now there’s a product that claims it’ll have you whispering sweet nothings like Colin Farrell in no time. Does it work? Who knows? But, sure, it’s worth giving it a go. At least you won’t sound like Tom Cruise in Far and Away. State o’ him!

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16 Vintage Fashion Gifts To Give This Holiday Season

One of the easiest (and most enjoyable) ways to shop sustainably for the holidays is to filter your search to items that already exist (read: secondhand or vintage gifts). Therefore, there’s no new production taking place. Not to mention, your gift will be entirely unique. 

If you’re not sold on the idea, thinking that your fashion gifts will look outdated, remember how cyclical trends are. Fashion from the ‘80s and ‘90s are just as popular now as they were 40 years ago. Think tiny shoulder bags, leather blazers, high-waisted jeans, and square-toe boots. Rather than buying remakes of these retro items, with vintage, you can buy the real thing — probably for a quarter of the price — and keep your contribution to climate change to a minimum this holiday season. 

Ahead, shop through our guide to vintage and secondhand gifts, all of which will have your loved ones on high during the holidays.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

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Best PS5 Gifts For 2020: PlayStation Gift Ideas, Games, And More

The PlayStation 5 released in November, kicking off a new generation of gaming for PlayStation fans. The PS5 launch included an exciting lineup of titles like Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but it was also marked by a disappointing lack of stock available at retailers. Unless you were someone who preordered as soon as listings went live in September, you’ve pretty much been out of luck the past few months. There have been PS5 restocks, including ones on launch day and Black Friday, but those have been prone to site crashes and quick sellout. We’ve included the PS5 as part of our PlayStation gift guide this year as Sony has promised more PS5 inventory will be sent to retailers before the end of the year, but just keep in mind you may have trouble buying the new console. (See our PS5 restock guide for more details.)

However, you may also be shopping for someone who was lucky enough to buy a PS5 and has happily been playing it for the past month or so. Maybe your PlayStation fan is satisfied to keep gaming on their PS4 for the time being. Either way, you might be wondering what to gift them this year, and to help you out, we’ve rounded up the best PlayStation gifts for 2020. Naturally, the PS5 is on this list, but there’s no shortage of games, accessories, collectibles, and merchandise available as well.

This holiday season is absolutely packed with huge PS4 and PS5 games, and there are plenty of new figures, art books, and more for gamers to add to their collection. Marquee titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Cyberpunk 2077, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla join the vast library of great PlayStation games along with gems from earlier this year like The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

For more PlayStation gift ideas, see our guides to the best PS5 gaming headsets, the best 4K TVs for next-gen gaming, and the biggest PS5 games up for preorder now.

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Police provide tips to keep Christmas gifts protected from porch pirates

Shoppers this holiday season have more than just COVID-19 to worry about.



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This year, due to the increase in online shopping, the Memorial Village Police Department is expecting a significant increase in the number of packages stolen from front porches.

According to MVPD Chief of Police Ray Schultz, even though the Texas Legislature increased the penalty for stealing packages last year, criminals are still going to be on the lookout due to the struggling economy.

“Almost every night we’re going out right at dusk and driving the neighborhoods and moving packages,” said Schultz. “There was one-day last week that we moved packages from the front porches of five houses that were right next to each other, each one of them had a pretty significant number of deliveries that were sitting out there as it was getting dark.”

Mail theft will also continue to be a problem during the holiday season. Criminals who steal mail often look for personal information on the resident to file fraudulent claims, such as unemployment assistance from the Texas Workforce Commission. Schultz said residents should check and retrieve their mail daily.

Shopping in store

For in-person shoppers this season, residents should take extra precautions to keep bags in their car out of plain view while they shop and always lock their car doors, Schultz added.

“We continue to have things being taken out of cars that people are failing to lock,” said Schultz, “including in their own driveway or in their own backyard.”

According to Schultz, criminals will go up and down residential streets and check hundreds of car doors to see if they are unlocked. They look through glove boxes and center consoles to find electronics, high-end sunglasses, gift cards, purses, and wallets.

“This is a good time for everyone to take inventory of their purses and wallets,” said Schultz. “Only carry the credit cards that you’re actually using, make sure you know what cards you have with account numbers and emergency phone numbers so should a card be lost or stolen or misplaced it can quickly be deactivated.”

Schultz also wants residents to be aware of potential “sliders”- criminals that slip into vehicles and take things when people are busy doing something else. The most common instances of sliders happen when people are filling up their car with gas.

“They’re concentrating on the gas pumps and putting gas in their car, especially an SUV when it’s harder to see the passenger side,” said Schultz, “and somebody will sneak up along the side of the car, very gently open the door, reach in, grab a purse or wallet, and just slide it right out of the car and take off.”

MVPD feels more prepared this year due to the implementation of their Automatic License Plate Reader system that captures license plates going in and out of the Villages. The system has

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