Unwrapped: The Sleep Lover's Gift Guide
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‘Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, it’s 31 days of gift giving; for a month, we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list—from your hard-to-please parents to your ‘90s-loving BFF and even your spoiled pet. Filled with creative picks that got our pulses racing, our Unwrapped holiday gift guides will make Christmas shopping a breeze this holiday season.
If you are still in a food coma following Thanksgiving, you are not alone. With six to eight hours of our life dedicated to the art of beauty sleep, you can't blame some for being a little obsessed with their bed even sans the gluttony that was last week's holiday. Whether your recipient is addicted to sleeping in, lives the max cozy life, or would turn down going out in favor of Netflix and sleep any given Friday, we've assembled a dream team of sleep-inducing, in the best way possible, gifts. Intended to optimize one's cat nap, improve the quality sleep overall, or make loungewear chic, these dream-prompting picks will guarantee quality ZZZs come the new year.
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Nicole Granato, Lazy Days Herbal Tea, $10, available at Nicole Granato.
Take a moment for yourself as you sip on this delectable blend of all-organic spearmint, lemongrass, elderberry, rose buds, linden flower, chamomile flower, raspberry leaf, and orange peel that works to calm the nervous system and promote relaxation. The tea leaves are reusable up to two times, and this soothing beverage makes for a perfect Sunday Scaries cure.
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Slip, Silk Pillowcase, $79, available at Sephora.
If Sleeping Beauty slept on a silk pillowcase from Slip, she would have never wanted to wake up. Not only does it feel incredibly luxurious to the face, but the fabric has benefits to boot, with effects ranging from reduced split ends and hair damage to wrinkle-free skin and longer-lasting blowouts. Gentle to the face and hair, this pillowcase literally promises a night of beauty sleep.
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Amazon, Echo Dot, $39.99, available at Amazon.
I've been a fan of Amazon Echo for the past few months. (Yes, it's just as cool as it looks like on those television commercials). It's offspring, Echo Dot, has likewise become an ubiquitous part of my life with its audiobook-reading abilities, alarm, and light control (connect your smart lightbulb to the device, and you can switch off your light without getting up). More importantly, you can order Domino's from the comfort of your bed! We repeat, Domino's in bed! If only the device could get the pizza at the door and bring it to the bedroom.
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This Works, Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $29, available at Bluemercury.
This product has been a life-changer when it comes to my sleep-time routine. A spritz of the lavender-scented miracle worker, and I am fast on my way into the arms of Morpheus. Want to take it one up? Invest in the brand's diffuser version.
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Brooklinen, Classic Core Sheet Set in Smoke, from $99, available at Brooklinen.
Apparel worthy of the royalty that is your sleep throne, Brooklinen's sheets have been making it hard to get out of bed since they launched on Kickstarter two years ago. Soft, fine-threaded, and long-lasting, these sheets will make you forget about that 20 percent off Bed Bath & Beyond coupon. Added bonus: The new additions feature this sweet polka dot print.
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Alterna Haircare, Bamboo Smooth PM Overnight Smoothing Treatment, $25, available at Sephora.
Never have another bad hair again with this nighttime smoothing treatment from Alterna. Apply the formula, that nourishes and conditions, to your hair before going to bed and observe noticeably smoother, sleeker, shinier, and softer strands after washing, conditioning, and styling your head in the morning. Best part? The humidity- and frizz-blocking treatment is pillow-safe, so you don't have to worry about ruining your new silk pillowcases.
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Reverie, Cool Down Pillow, $150, available at Reverie.
Couples who fight over bedroom temperature, this is for you. One side features Rev-Cool fabric that is cool-to-the-touch made for the hot-blooded, while the other side features ambient temperatures for the ones who get cold easily. Also worth noting: the most comfortable memory foam that enhances cradling and shapes to the head for the optimum comfort level.
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Wildfox, Bow Eye Mask, $29, available at Shopbop.
Nightmares will be a thing of the past with this playful mask made out of the softest material possible. Plus no one will dare to disturb you should you wear this on the plane or train while coming back from the holidays.
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UGG, Helen Cashmere Jogger Pants, $228, available at UGG.
Is there anything more luxe than cashmere sweatpants? We didn't think so. Treat yourself and invest in the most luxurious gift that you can get yourself. Did we mention how soft they are? They are.
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Club L, Night Mermaid, $49, available at ASOS.
If you've always dreamed of making your home an underwater haven, this aquatic blanket is for you. Curl on your bed and dream of that under-the-sea life as life on earth gets colder and drearier after this month.
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Kate Spade New York, Bonnie Bunny Slippers, $78, available at Bloomingdale's.
Early Monday mornings and late work nights will instantly become less rough when you sport a pair of these bunny slippers.
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Old Navy, Eggnog Made Me Do It, $11, available at Old Navy.
Blame all the family drama on the eggnog. Plus this tee will make for a perfect distraction when talks of politics arise during family holiday meals.
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iHome, iZBT10 Bedside Sleep Therapy Machine, $99.99, available at iHome.
When you think of sleep machines, an old-school box reminiscent of the frog-inducing one Carrie finds at Berger's apartment in Sex and the City might come to mind. Disguised as a sleek piece of decor, iHome's version is designed to help users go to sleep restfully and wake up energized through a combination of light and sound therapy. The 10-track machine is also equipped with the Zenergy app, so you can set your alarm, timers, and learn more about your sleep.
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GlamGlow, DreamDuo Overnight Transforming Treatment, $59, available at Sephora.
Lazy girls will love this overnight treatment, from the brand that only makes some of the best face masks on the planet, that will return moisture back to your winter-ridden skin. Smear your face with the DreamSerum, follow by DreamSeal, and wake up to a smooth, soft, and hydrated complexion. Dull skin be gone this holiday season.
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A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, $16.20, available at Amazon.com.
A good book is a necessary part of a sleep lover's pre-bed ritual. We are currently reading this vibrantly penned novel about a Russian count who finds himself under a Bolshevik house arrest at the famed Metropol hotel as some of the country's most tumultuous political events unfold just outside his door. For more of our recent favorites, check out 12 must-read books that came out this month.
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Elevenplus, Bottle Humidifier Mini, $45, available at Leibal.
With so much moisture leaving your apartment come wintertime, you will want to invest in a humidifier. This one is not only functional but will also add a nice modern touch to your decor.
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