Neil’s Favorite Goodies for Relaxing
Items that help you stay cozy and comfy
R&R — and we’re not talking about the Monopoly railroad. We’re talking taking the necessary time to chill, crash, stay in and/or veg out. It’s important to take time for yourself to just do nothing but cocoon yourself in comfort. These goods help you do just that.
Bearaby Cotton Napper
If you’ve never tried a weighted blanket, you really, really don’t know what you’re missing. It’s like…a blanket hugging you. Like Chairry from Pee-wee’s Playhouse. This one comes in 10, 15, 20 or 25 pounds and has an irresistible knitted texture that makes it extra comfy and satisfying.
Headspace Meditation App
Meditation apps have exploded in popularity over the past few years — a rare case of our phones being utilized for meaningful, healthy activity (in addition to Wondercade, of course). Of all the options, Headspace, with its huge archive of meditations for folks at all levels — beginner to Zen Master — is the best.
Homesick Evening Unwind Candle
Nothing sets the vibe for a night of D&D (or a night spent on the couch watching TV with your family) quite like some candles. Homesick’s look great and smell even better.
A CBD tincture that will lead you to a night of sleep so sound it will feel like magic. Praise to the wizards who made this wondrous brew.
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Birkenstock Boston Shearling
Going barefoot can be risky outside (ouch, acorn!)…and even inside (ouch, Lego!). But, behold: a sandal-slipper hybrid! These comfy chimeras are made of sturdy suede with a cork support on the outside, and have got ultra soft shearling lining on the inside. All of the protection and all of the cozy.
Naadam Men’s Recycled Cashmere Jogger
Cashmere joggers that won’t break the bank? OMG, yes, please. Made of 70% recycled cashmere and 30% virgin cashmere, Naadam is known to source their wonderful cashmere fabrics directly from herders.
If you don’t have a boo or bestie to tackle your problem spots, do knot fear. Try the Theragun: It comes in all shapes and sizes, and doesn’t sound like a jet taking off like other personal massagers, which can be quite loud. And if you’re feeling fancy, connect the device to an accompanying app that comes with tons of pre-loaded “routines” that are geared toward certain situations, like post-workout.
Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser
Treating yourself for a spa day isn’t just about the physical relaxation. It’s about all kinds of relaxation. Get yourself a solid oil diffuser to encase yourself in olfactory delight. (Also, isn’t there just something so zen about watching the steam shoot out into the air like that? It’s like a mini geyser of tranquility in your own home.)
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
Sure, you can lounge around your house in a T-shirt and sweatpants (that’s kinda what we all did for a year Zooming from home). And while no one would knock you for choosing such a loungewear ensemble — as I wrote above, I love me some sweats — it’s so much more elegant to sit around eating Cheez-Its in a 100% Turkish cotton robe.