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Hygge House Slippers. Photo courtesy of Hygge Life

Gift Guide 2018: Local Gifts that Promote Self-Care

Everyone needs some R&R from time to time. From meditation courses to cozy slippers, give the gift of #selfcare this holiday season.

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Hygge Life House Slippers

The first step to self-care is comfort. These simple yet cozy, slip-on slippers (pictured above) are made from camel wool and merino wool with grips on the soles for functionality. The Vail-based company features a curated collection of lifestyle and home goods based on the Danish concept of hygge, meaning coziness and comfort of an ambience—an essential part of self-care. Available in natural and gray$39.95-$44.95; hyggelife.com

Rebecca’s Apothecary Queen’s Spa Gift Bag

Photo by Tom Sundro Lewis Photography

Going to the spa every month sounds lovely, but the cost can add up. Boulder-based Rebecca’s Apothecary helps you fashion your own spa night with their handcrafted gift bags. Fit for royalty, the Queen’s Spa Gift Bag features the Queen’s Floral Bath Salts, some aromatic Yin Time Tea, a Rejuvenation beeswax candle, and a large Himalayan Salt crystal. The spa collection is hand wrapped in a natural, unbleached cheese cloth (which can also be used to make your own nut milk). $28; 1227 Spruce St., Boulder; rebeccasherbs.com

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Nutrients From Hydrate IV Bar

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Whether you’re wrestling a gnarly hangover or attempting to prevent the common cold, Hydrate IV Bar offers comfortable and speedy supplement injections and hydration. The base of the IV drips begin with saline with the option to add on B-complex, Toradol (an anti-inflammatory), Zofran (an anti-nausea drug), vitamin C, B-12, zinc, and magnesium to cure an array of ailments—such as altitude sickness, jet-lag, fatigue, or the flu—or to simply promote health and wellness. Starts at $69; Three locations across the metro area; gift cards can be purchased at hydrateivbar.com 

Lotus Guided Meditation Class

Photo courtesy of the Lotus Meditation Studio

There’s nothing like dedicating time and space for one’s mind to flourish. The Lotus Meditation Studio in Denver teaches guided meditation and yoga sessions in addition to energetic healing to promote abundance, health, love, and prosperity. Meditation classes start at $15, healing starts at $100; 228 Broadway; gift certificates can be purchased online

Writer’s Journal from Cold Mountain Craft

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What is self-care without a bit of personal reflection? Made in Aspen, Cold Mountain Craft journals are handmade with oil-tanned, bison-born leather. They’re also are accented with ivory-toned Irish waxed linen that is stitched along the edges. For a finishing touch, aluminum or copper Kara Kustoms Retrakt pens can be purchased as an add-on. The journals come in merlot saddle, honey ginger, midnight espresso ad whiskey ember. Starting at $89; coldmountaincraft.com

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