21 Best Self-Care Gifts For Her That Go Way Beyond Face Masks

by | Oct 24, 2023 | Gifts

Trying to find the exact right gift can be a stressful endeavour. Our secret? Self-care! These gifts are genius because they’re perfect for the wellness guru in your life, the self-pampering queen and even the friend so busy she swears she never has downtime. It’s time to consider these self-care gifts for the everywoman in your life.

the little box of calm

1. The Little Box of Calm

Keep the scaries at bay with this little box of reminders about how awesome your loved one is. They can even stick them all over for maximum upliftment.

Soylites candles self-care gifts

2. Soylites Frosted Aromatherapy Candle – Harmony

Thanks to soya’s high concentration of vitamin E and lecithin, these sweet-smelling candles double as massage oil. Jasmine and geranium couple to bring calm and ease anxiety.

Pillow Talk Sassy G-spot vibrator

3. Pillow Talk Sassy G-Spot Vibrator

This G-spot vibrator hits the spot every time. It’s soft and flexible to pinpoint the G-spot and really get to work. Get 2.5 hours of play with just one charge.

self-care gifts essence caring SHINE collagen lipstick

4. essence caring SHINE vegan collagen lipstick

These lipsticks are enriched with hyaluronic acid and a vegan collagen substitute. It doesn’t dry out the lips, feels pleasant to wear and provides the lips with a shiny finish and medium coverage. A perfect Christmas stocking filler.

READ MORE: 17 Super-Stylish Stocking Fillers & Gifts Under R150 – That Aren’t Socks

Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream

5. Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream

Be sure to sparkle this festive season with the Caribbean Tan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream. Not only does the Shimmer Cream illuminate your skin, but also helps improve skin elasticity and boost collagen production thereby assisting with the skin’s elasticity and wrinkling.

GoodMind Mushroom Powder sachets

6. GoodMind Mushroom Powder Sachets

These sachets pack a punch, with adaptogenic mushrooms for concentration and calm. Add to any hot drink and sip in those benefits!

Environ Original Discovery collection

7. Environ Original Discovery Collection

This three-piece set includes the Original micro-exfoliant Balancing Masque, Original Revitalising Toner and daily Debut vitamin A Moisturiser in a beautifully packaged eco-friendly gift box, sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable.

Garmin Venu 3S

8. Garmin Venu 3S

Keep in touch, wherever she is, with this smartwatch. GPS tracking means she’ll never be lost and the pre-loaded settings allow for golf, swimming, HIIT workouts and more. Plus, it’s just so pretty!

Amanda Jayne Festive Gift Set

9. Amanda Jayne Festive Gift Set

Christmas + candles? A match made in heaven. But Christmas candles? Now that’s a whole different level. This festive gift set has four candles in cute gold tins with their top fragrances like Ginger Cake and Seasoned. Enough said.

READ MORE: The Top Gifts WH Team Want Under The Tree This Season

Typo wellness planner self-care gifts

10. Typo Wellness Planner

You might want to add two to the cart and get one for yourself. This planner, with monthly tabs and bonus fun pages, allows you to track your water intake, emotions and gratitude and includes a nifty healthy habits tracker (for all the workouts we bailed on).

typo acrylic paints

11. Typo Acrylic Paints

One of the best gifts you can give your girl is time to herself. This set is complete for her to paint away worries and display them as proof that creativity can be found anywhere.

Terres D'Afrique Deep Cleansing Mask

12. Terres D’Afrique Deep Cleansing Mask

This natural, oil-based mud mask gently sloughs away dirt and heavy metals in the skin while deeply moisturising to leave behind a hydrated, soothed complexion.

Reebok Energen Tech Plus

13. Reebok Energen Tech Plus

Designed to help maintain your performance, nothing says self-care like a good pair of running shoes to take you from the streets to the market. Plus, the grippy outsole provides traction. Win-win.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

14. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Chemical exfoliants defs had their time to shine in 2023 and The Ordinary’s new presence in South Africa is a gift in itself. This peel, with AHA and BHA is a potent solution. Whoever you gift this to will have brighter, softer and more moisturised skin. Could there be a better gift than that?

Just Breethe leggings

15. Just Breethe leggings

What we love most about these leggings is how they just stay put through squats, runs and vinyasa flows. Perfect for living in.

adidas ivy park collection

16. adidas Ivy Park Collection

The “Hot Girl Walk” is an iconic self-care movement and if you’re wanting to carry that on into 2024, what could be more motivating than some new kit? adidas and Ivy Park teamed up to bring you a collection that’s sporty, classic and full of fierce feminine energy. Pro tip: if you’re heading overseas for the holidays, their collection makes for some hot airport attire.

READ MORE: 22 Best Advent Calendars Of 2022 That Have Nothing To Do With Chocolate

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? By Dr Julie Smith

17. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? By Dr Julie Smith

Real, practical help for whatever situation she’s being faced with, this book, written by psychologist Dr Julie Smith, aims to boost resilience through life’s inevitable ups and downs. Essential.

Lelive eye-conic eye cream

18. Lelive Eye-conic eye cream

Infused with arabica coffee and African botanicals, this eye cream has been described by Amanda du Pont as ‘sleep in a bottle. It stimulates collagen production and vitamin e and niacinamide create a smooth glow.

foreo ufo 2


Get a spa-level facial in just 90 seconds. But how, you ask? Well, by combining enhanced Hyper-Infusion Technology, the UFO integrates Thermo-Therapy and Cryo-Therapy to push mask essence deep below the skin’s surface. This locks in moisture while reducing the appearance of pores and giving you the gift of glowing skin. 2024, here we come!

Pure Beginnings I Am New body wash

20. Pure Beginnings I Am New Body Wash

Want your loved one to enter the New Year literally feeling like a new person? The “I Am New” body wash contains rooibos, prebiotics and baobab to help detox and balance your body. Oh, and did we mention it’s pH-balanced?

the laser beautique

21. The Laser Beautique Voucher

Laser hair removal is one of those things you wish someone would give you a voucher for, seriously! And it’s the perfect summer gift because hello, no ingrowns when you’re sitting poolside with a cocktail in hand! It’s the perfect self-care gift that someone might not buy themselves but would love to do. The Laser Beautique offers various options and even packages so you can get them a course of 6 if you’re really nice.

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