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Treat yourself: The best gifts to buy yourself when you need a well deserved pick-me-up

Because a little self love goes a long way.
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If there was ever a time to embrace self-care, 2021 is it.

Job losses, health scares, financial hardship and loneliness; you name it, the last year has really thrown us some curveballs.

If you’re feeling strung out, tired or simply a little lost, getting back to basics and treating yourself with something as simple as fresh new set of linen or getting into the habit of daily journaling can really make a difference.

With everyday life seeming a lot busier than normal, it’s too easy to ditch our self-care rituals. However, in order to protect our mental health and operate the best we can, prioritising ourselves has never been more necessary.

Here, we round up the best buys to help put a pep in your step

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gratitude journal

Kiki K’s My Daily Thoughts Journal: Inspiration

Never underestimate the power of pausing to reflect on what you are grateful for every day. While it might sound corny to any cynics, studies have shown the act of practising daily gratitude can increase your overall mental well-being, make you happier and more resilient. This chic Kiki K design even has prompts to help guide you.

RRP $24.95, buy it here

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Mermade PRO Black Waver

Life might not be perfect… but your hair can be! Nothing beats tousled, beachy mermaid-inspired waves and this genius contraption means even the most novice of hair stylists can achieve glam hair in seconds. All you have to do is clamp down on sections of your hair, then release instantly for even and lush waves!

RRP $89.00, buy it here

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Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Icons

The perfect package for your pamper nights in, Sand & Sky has created this kit featuring their pore refining mask, flash perfection exfoliating treatment and smoothing body sand.

RRP $128, buy it here.

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Papinelle, Silk Hearts Bias Cut Slip in Ivory

Is there anything better than slipping into a soft, silk nighty after a long day? We think not. Even better when its this luxe.

RRP $229.95, buy it here

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luxotic linen

Luxotic, Eden Cotton Quilt Cover Set

Bright linen, bright mood! We love this mood-boosting, floral quilt cover set from Luxotic, which is 100% cotton and includes one quilt cover and two pillowcases.

RRP $149.95, buy it here

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