A pop-rocks inspired body scrub & 5 more things to gift this month (to yourself or someone else)
Right around the end of November is when many of us start to think about buying for others instead of ourselves. So, this month Iâ€™m highlighting some of my recent faves that are equally great to gift yourself or someone else.
1. A one size bikini for a gift-safe swimsuit
Generally, when you think of a great gifting item, you donâ€™t think of a swimsuit. You think of something that doesnâ€™t require a size, like a candle or a pair of fuzzy socks. However, you probably havenâ€™t been introduced to Love & Bikinisâ€™ one size fits most swimsuit collection.
The crinkle fabric that the brand uses in this collection is sort of like the fabric of those â€œshrinkyâ€ tops you bought from Limited Too as a kid, except cuter. Itâ€™s super stretchy, and made to fit size small-XL. I usually wear an XS in bikinis, and this suit fit me too! The only downside to the fabric is I felt that it retained water more than other suits I own, but if youâ€™re trying to buy a suit for a friend, this would definitely be a fun option.Â
2. The coziest, non-corny socks youâ€™ll ever own
Consider Nudesox the sock that you never knew you needed. When I first was introduced to the brand, I didnâ€™t really â€œgetâ€ it. I thought, â€œif I wanted a no-show sock, Iâ€™d wear a no-show sock.â€ Boy, was I wrong.
As soon as I put on these socks, I was like â€œholy shit, these are the most comfortable socks Iâ€™ve ever owned.â€ Plus, they really do their job of not distracting from the outfit like black or white socks still tend to. I highly recommend these socks for both the fashion and comfort benefits. Not to mention, itâ€™s always great to support a female-founded small business.Â
3. A statement-making hat thatâ€™ll brighten up any outfit
Another great gift idea that doesnâ€™t really require sizing information? A super trendy hat. Kangol has amazing options, from faux-fur berets to neon snakeskin bucket hats, like the one above I snagged.Â
4. Workout bands for at-home booty buildinâ€™
Whether youâ€™re shopping for a workout junkie or prepping yourself for â€œnew year, new meâ€ season, I highly recommend resistance bands for at-home workouts.
My favorite move is strapping a band around your thighs while seated, and pressing your thighs outward for an at-home, no machine-necessary hip abductor. Tone It Up offers a booty band pack with two levels of resistance. Plus, you might want to check out their app for at-home workout inspo.Â
5. A pop-rocks inspired fizzy body scrubÂ
You ever take a shower just because youâ€™re bored? During these stay-home times, itâ€™s very real. You might want to spice up your â€œtrip to the spaâ€ with Frank Bodyâ€™s new Fizzy Body Scrub. The exfoliating formula was inspired by pop rocks, and the scent is sweet like candy while giving your skin some tough, dead-skin removing love. It turns every shower into a very sensorial experience. This would also be a super cute gift or stocking stuffer.Â
6. A novel thatâ€™s fantasy, erotica, and relatable AF all at once
a. Looking for something sexy to spice up your boring holiday break?
b. Wanting to live vicariously through someoneâ€™s tragic dating life since yours is non-existent?
c. An emotionally wrecked serial-dater/sexer who wants to do some serious introspection or at least read something relatable?
d. Into mermen and fantasy shit?
Then boy, do I have the book for you! I recently read Melissa Broderâ€™s The Pisces (in about two days flat), and I was a huge fan. Itâ€™s super relatable to anyone whoâ€™s been single (or in a â€œmehâ€ relationship) during our swipe-heavy era. Youâ€™ll laugh, youâ€™ll cry, youâ€™ll sigh in a slightly sexual way. I normally read nonfiction, and Iâ€™m really happy I decided to try something fictional to help me unplug from all the craziness happening in our world.Â