It’s not just you, 2018 does feel like it’s been going on for 84 years. The past year has been equal parts exciting and exhausting, kind of like a roller coaster we didn’t even want to be on. This is why we’ve all had to think of methods to keep our sanities intact in order to get out of it alive. From checking our Poet Astrologers forecast every Monday morning to recharging our crystals every new moon to finding the perfect tools for our 12-step skincare regimen, the year shaped us into masters of self-care.
This Christmas, we want to share that knowledge through tangible items that can help our friends find their calm. Check out this gift guide to see the best parts of the year that we want to keep for 2019. While we can’t change the world, it doesn’t mean that we have to stress over it.
You’re gonna need a pretty strong concoction for your beauty routine to wash away all that 2018 grime. Activated charcoal, toners and anti-aging serums (you’re never too young to start on these, trust me) are your friends in facing the New Year with fresh skin and a clear slate. –— NC
Rituals are an important part of self-care. Not only do they make your “me time” extra legit, they also create a steady routine that can ground you when things go haywire. Look up to the skies and recharge your crystals with some lunar and personal power. Gift it to your friend as a remembrance of your calming presence. Don’t forget to add some scented candles to keep the mood lit. — MM
In this age of finstas and Close Friends lists, distinguishing your true friends from your followers is not just a matter of privacy, it’s about survival. Send your besties a hug beyond your screens with a couple of warming and heartwarming gifts. — NC
You don’t just simply make 2019 your best year ever. You dress for it. It’s about time you put on your new favorite local finds and walk into the New Year with your best foot, face, arm and body forward. — TS
The best thing you can give yourself and friends is a break and there’s nothing quite like a good vacation essential to remind you to take that well-deserved time off. — TS
When it comes to manifesting some order in your life, it all starts with leaving all that baggage behind. Pro-tip: keep your essentials close and your New Year goals and plans even closer. — TS