Did you wake up feeling uber-confident today, only to hit the sack feeling doubt and uncertainty? Does belly-achy, cheek-cramping laughter often follow waves of distress? Did you whine and then giggle and then cry for no apparent reason? Welcome to the club.
Experiencing several different emotions in the span of one day (or one hour, who are we kidding) is totally familiar and relatable these days. In fact, if you’re not riding the emotional rollercoaster at least once per week, then are you even alive right now? Just kidding - stability is excellent, too.
For those who are openly (and bravely) practicing emotional gymnastics, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts to satisfy all these ups and downs. Enjoy (or don’t, if that’s what you’re feeling):
1. IF YOU’RE SEXY AND YOU KNOW IT...
Slip into anything from La Perla.
Whether love is in the air, or you’re blissfully flying solo, La Perla’s Italian-crafted line of lingerie, nightwear, and swimwear is the most luxurious way to go. Everything from their collection will make you feel gorgeous, timeless, classy, and, most of all...sexy.
Shop La Perla’s selection of bras, panties, and bodysuits with their elegantly designed lace and exquisitely embroidered tulle. Their silky slips and satin dresses will make you feel rich. Their fancy robes, camisoles, and nightgowns are guaranteed to transport you to plush, dream-filled sleep. Their bikinis, one-pieces, and cover-ups are perfect for the beach or pool. No matter which piece you choose, expect many compliments (even if just you, looking back at yourself in the mirror).
2. IF YOU’RE LONELY AND YOU KNOW IT…
Get under a Gravity Blanket ASAP.
Seriously though, you’ll never feel alone again sleeping, napping, or lounging underneath a weighted blanket. The “deep touch pressure stimulation” of the Gravity Blanket will make you feel like you’re being hugged, which increases serotonin and melatonin in the body and relaxes your nervous system. If going to bed alone is difficult, or if you tend to wake up during the night, give this beast of blanket a spin.
Born from a $4.7M Kickstarter campaign, their top sellers include the weight blankets (in 15-lb, 20-lb, and 25-lb options meant for a twin/full bed or a 35-lb option meant for a queen/king bed), weighted sleep masks (ranges from .75 to 1-lb), and a cooling blanket - all wrapped in premium micro-fleece.
3. IF YOU’RE TRANQUIL AND YOU KNOW IT…
Serenade your wellbeing with all things ECO. Modern Essentials.
So you’ve managed to keep your cool all day long. Our hero! Send your soothed soul off to bed with the aromatherapy of 100% natural essential oils from ECO. Modern Essentials.
Popular scents include lavender (cools and calms the spirit), eucalyptus (respiratory healing effects), lemongrass (vibrant and uplifting for the mind), jasmine (sweet and warming for the mind and body), and ylang ylang (soothes and comforts depression, irritation, and anger). Simply add to a diffuser, your shower/bath, or incorporate into a massage. All oils are PETA vegan and cruelty-free. You’re welcome!
4. IF YOU’RE ACHY AND YOU KNOW IT…
Improve your posture with a SLEEKFORM chair.
We may have walked upright for the last 3 to 6 million years, but our poor posture may say otherwise. The company SLEEKFORM is “disrupting” the workplace with its sophisticated and ergonomic “kneeling” chair designs.
This upright, slightly-leaning body positioning posture is supposed to align the back, shoulders, and neck, reducing pain and discomfort caused by traditional chairs. Designed with the modern professional in mind, the design does not skimp on aesthetics! The rustic, modern design of each chair is perfect for a home, office, or home office.
5. IF YOU’RE COOPED UP AND YOU KNOW IT...
Get away with Getaway.
Are you dreaming of an escape? Check out Getaway, where a fully-equipped, modern, clean, super-duper-cute miniature cabin smack dab in the middle of nature is waiting for your arrival. All cabins feature a queen-sized bed with fresh linens and pillows, outdoor essentials like a fire pit, grilling grate, picnic table with chairs, a supply-stocked kitchen, and food readily and cheaply available for purchase.
The whole package is quite perfect for a solo situation, a romantic weekend, or besties who need a break from it all. Small caveat: escapes are currently available to book in the following areas: Atlanta, San Antonio, Boston, Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Portland, and Washington D.C.
6. IF YOU’RE IN LOVE AND YOU KNOW IT…
Curate a mystery date with Crated With Love.
If you’ve been searching for innovative, entertaining, or unique date night ideas during these COVID-times, look no further than Crated With Love! Born out of a desire to spend more facetime together, each box is crafted by a “relationship focus.” Here’s what we mean:
If you want to work on celebrating each other’s skills, check out “The Lost Island - A Prehistoric Date Night.” Through a series of fun challenges (i.e., collet survival supplies), you’ll recognize, utilize, and engage in each other’s strengths to escape a dinosaur-infested island!
If you want to discover new things about each other, play “Retro Game Show Date Night.” Earn points and get to know your partner over and over, deeper and deeper, as you navigate four super retro game show contests.
If you want to learn to problem solve as a duo, the “Honolulu Heist Date Night” is a great choice. Think through and overcome various obstacles using clues to solve who stole $2M from a local bank!
Give it a shot - why not.
7. IF YOU’RE WILD AND YOU KNOW IT...
Throw on a piece from Spirit Hoods and get in touch with your inner animal.
Fashion is a representation of who we are on the inside. The SpiritHoods brand is all about celebrating life, your connection to the animal kingdom, and the connection with yourself. Their animal-inspired coats, vests, shawls, hoods, sweaters, ponchos, and robes are inspired by the wildest creatures in all the animal kingdom: tigers, lions, cheetahs, bobcats, wolves, pandas, and polar bears.
Their collection is gorgeous, cozy, and captures these extraordinary animals’ wild spirit. Additionally, a portion of every purchase goes toward endangered animal and animal habitat conservation—two thumbs up for conscious companies. Also, don’t fret, friends - it’s all faux fur. Say that ten times fast!
See...emotions are just an excuse to shop. Satisfying all your feelings means giving your heart a voice. It’s actually very poetic if you think about it.
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