Sure, it’s famously the most wonderful time of year — but it’s also the most stressful, no? Somewhere in between end-of-year reviews, exams, and crunched numbers, there’s an entire slate of holiday parties to attend with thoughtful, appropriate gifts required for nearly all of them. Is it any wonder the dessert trays (and champagne trays...) feel so damn tempting? The good news is that everyone is feeling more or less the same level of stress, which means it’s impossible to go wrong with luxe, relaxing gifts for 2022’s holiday season. After all, the best chill-the-hell-out presents basically force you to slow down and enjoy some me-time by design — and isn’t that the best gift of all?
Pampering holiday gifts are always well-received, running a wide gamut of price and level of involvement. Score glowing, luminous skin in time for the new year with a high-tech light therapy device, or go analog with a sheet mask instead. Anoint a warm bath with some fresh-smelling oils, or incorporate them into an all-over body care routine. With so many options from the most beloved brands, you can’t get it wrong. Below, TZR’s guide to the best relaxing gifts of 2022 — they’re all so soothing, it’s understandable if you end up just keeping them for yourself.