The Washington Post

Give the gift of self-care with these recommenda­tions

- BY ELIZABETH CHANG elizabeth.chang@washpost.com

As the pandemic lingers like a bad dream, who couldn’t use some pampering? Consider sending one of these caring gifts.

Esarora: Ice Roller

$16.99-$19.99 | This affordable gadget rolls away fatigue, puffiness and migraines, and enhances the effectiven­ess of facial masks. Oh, and it feels wonderful. Buy from Amazon ( amazon.com).

Grace Eleyae: Slap satin-lined cap

$24 | Satin helps keep hair frizz and breakage at bay, and this cap is both comfortabl­e enough to wear to bed and snazzy enough to sport in public. Win-win-win. Buy from Grace Eleyae ( graceeleya­e.com).

The Salvaged Sawhorse: Timeout Gift Box

$50 | Give the gift of mindfulnes­s with this box full of self-care prompts, rituals and exercises, plus a lavender soy candle to create the right atmosphere for reflecting and recharging. Buy from the Salvaged Sawhorse ( thesalvage­dsawhorse.com).

Quip: Electric toothbrush

$25-$45 | Enliven a mundane chore with Quip’s sleekly designed toothbrush­es, available in a variety of materials and colors. You can even sign your giftee up for automatic battery and brush-head refills. Buy from Quip ( getquip.com).

Novica: Spinner rings

$38 to $70 (men’s); $30 to $88 (women’s) | A beautiful, discreet and functional way to ease boredom or anxiety. Novica, a website for artisans run in partnershi­p with National Geographic, offers a variety of attractive styles. Buy from Novica ( novica.com).

Ilia: Self-care Super Serum skin tint SPF 40

$48-$68.47 | A product that offers skin care, makeup and sun protection all in one is hard to beat. Plus, this highly rated serum feels great and comes in various shades. Buy from Amazon ( amazon.com).

Photograph­ers

Carolyn Van Houten/the Washington Post (Esarora Ice Roller, Feetup trainer) and Nick Paton (Tina mask). Other photos from retailers and publishers.

Second Wind: Tina mask in black with seven-millimeter gold chain

$55-$60 | Masks may be here to stay. This organic linen version with removable gold chain, filter pocket and adjustable ear straps offers style along with comfort and safety. Buy from Second Wind ( shopsecond­wind.com).

Feetup: Feetup trainer

$169 | Help your favorite yoga fan take their practice to the next level. Designed to encourage safe inversions, this stool also make poses involving forward folds, lunges and balancing more accessible. Buy from Feetup ( feetup.com).

Boll & Branch: Waffle Robe

$98 | Give that pampered spa feeling at home. Boll & Branch, known for its luxury organic cotton bedding and towels, also makes this comfy robe for men and women. Buy from Boll & Branch ( bollandbra­nch.com).

Coway: Airmega 200M air purifier

$229.99 | Protect your loved ones from pollution, smoke or coronaviru­s particles with this attractive air purifier. Good for up to 361 square feet; other models and sizes available. Buy from Coway ( cowaymega.com).

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