As much as you love the thought behind the gifts that your family gives you during the Christmas holidays, they don’t always gift you with things you can use or like. The holiday season is a time for giving, and you do that for your family and friends in spades. However, you should also consider gifting yourself during and after the holidays as well. From heading to the dentist to get the adult braces you have been wanting for years to giving yourself the gift of earrings you’ve had your eye on, there are a few gifts that you might consider giving yourself to ring in the start of a new year.
1. Orthodontic Treatment and Braces
If you have dental insurance, then now is the perfect time to make an appointment with your dentist, so he can refer you to an orthodontist to get the braces you need. Whether they’re traditional braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign, gifting yourself with braces can improve your appearance and your self-confidence as well. Crooked teeth can make anyone feel less confident and less likely to smile. Check with a reputable orthodontist to find out the cost of braces for an adult, then check with your dental insurance to make sure the cost of those braces is covered. It’ll be a gift for yourself that certainly keeps on giving.
2. Earrings or Other Jewelry
While your family may give you a ton of presents, no one can pick out earrings for you the same way you can for yourself. Jewelry is the perfect present to give yourself, whether it’s stud earrings, stainless steel earrings, hoop earrings or something more dangly. Maybe you’re more of a necklace person, or you love charm bracelets. Whatever your favorite is, make sure that you order your earrings or other jewelry from a site that stands behind its jewelry, to be sure you’re getting only the real thing and you don’t end up with an ear infection.
3. Book Box Subscription
If you love to read and love self-care items, then you can’t go wrong with a book box subscription. There are many of them out there that give you a surprise book every month, along with five to eight full-size self-care items to take care of yourself in style. This is the perfect subscription to help you make it through the days of lockdown and the stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The boxes are delivered to your door, and you never even have to leave the couch.
Time is a gift that is precious and most people take it for granted. Give yourself the gift of time and use it to pamper yourself and spend time with your family. Do the things that you’ve always said you’d do, but never took the time to because you’re always too busy.
5. Spa Day
If the holidays have you stressed beyond belief, then gift yourself with a spa day. If you’re feeling generous, then book an appointment for you and your closest friends or family and spend the day getting pampered together. Schedule a full weekend at a spa retreat and come back refreshed, revived, and ready to tackle the world in the new year.
6. Just Say No
If you’re like other people during the holiday season, you have a hard time telling people no, and soon you’ve run yourself ragged and are exhausted. Give yourself the gift of learning to just say no, and you’ll be much happier in your life.
These are just a few gifts that you should give yourself to start off the new year right. Remember, the reason for the season is to have fun with your family and friends, but don’t forget to treat yourself along the way. You’ll be more than glad you did.