15 Self-Care and Beauty Gifts That Soothe and Restore

Pamper the stress cases in your life with gifts from metro Detroit shops

With so much less going out going on, this is a year for gifts that make staying put a bit more pleasant. Shop local, and consider gifting your loved ones self-care and beauty gifts that will help them destress this holiday season.

bath savvy - self-care - beauty gifts
Soap + Butter + Bomb Set, $24, at Bath Savvy; bathsavvy.com for locations

Spa day: This three-piece gift set from the plant-based bath and body care shop comes with a 4.5 oz. bar soap, 2 oz. whipped body butter, and 2.5 oz. bath bomb. Choose this set infused with lavender essential oil (pictured above), or other scents like white tea ginger and eucalyptus mint.

12th and viv - beauty gifts- self-care
$16+, at 12th & ViV; 12thandviv.com

Spread the love: Inspired by the city, this phthalate- and preservative-free body butter blends an earthy, calming mix of wood, sweet vanilla, and musk.

cream blends - beauty
Cream Blends Body Oils, $20 each, at Cream Blends; creamblends.com

Smooth skin ahead: Available in seven scents like vanilla, mango, and oatmeal honey, natural skincare brand Cream Blends‘ lightweight body oils are each made with a blend of almond oil, shea butter, and a sweet scent.

honey & home - self-care gifts - beauty
$50, at Honey & Home; honeyandhome.online

Warm glow: All Honey & Home candles are wicked, poured, and packaged by hand, with soy wax and lead- and zinc-free cotton wicks. Try the Candle Queen set, which comes with wooden matches and a wick trimmer.

nest detroit - self-care and beauty gifts
Roland Pine 9.5 oz. Soy Candle (left), $28, at Nest, 460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, 313-831-9146; nestdetroit.com

Burning bright: Bring holiday cheer to a loved one’s home with this soy wax candle including warm notes of Siberian fir, cilantro, and citrus. The candle has a 75-hour burn time.

bronzed n glow - self-care - beauty gifts
The Curltastic Wonderbrush, $19, at Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, 19327 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-651-5490; shopbronzednglow.com

Knot today: Made for all hair types and textures, this flexible brush (available at Detroit beauty shop Bronzed N Glow) will glide through the hair and detangle every strand.

bee waxed - beauty
Bee Waxed Cosmetics Bee Bright Detox Mud Mask, $34, at Bee Waxed Cosmetics, 137 S. Telegraph Road, Pontiac; 248-332-7993; Laurel Park Place Mall, 37590 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, 734-462-6211; beewaxedcosmetics.com // Photograph by Olivia Seyfarth

Face time: Everyone loves a good facial. This mud mask made with ingredients like aloe vera gel, rosemary leaves extract, sage will revive the skin and minimize pores.


lip bar - beauty gifts - self-care
$25, at The Lip Bar, 1435 Farmer St., Detroit; 313-506-9679; thelipbar.com

Glam slam: Give the gift of effortless makeup with The Holiday Glam Set, complete with the brand’s mascara, Vixen lip gloss, Superstar Liquid Eyeshadow, and brow gel pen.

detroit rose - self-care - beauty gifts
$52, at Detroit Rose; detroitrose.com

Oil of ‘Oh, Yeah!’ The nutrient-rich, organic, and multi-purpose Aphrodite Face Oil works as a daily moisturizer, makeup remover, and a good addition to your face mask.

run detroit - beauty - self-care gifts
RUNdetroit, 441 W, Canfield St., Detroit; 313-638-2831; run-detroit.com

Back pack: Restore your body after a good workout with the Roll Recovery R8 Deep Tissue Massage Roller ($129), and Roll Recovery R3 foot roller ($30).

bees in the d - self-care - beauty gifts
Bees in the D Queen Bee Lip Balm, $5 each, at Bees in the D, 200 River Place Dr., Detroit; 313-462-9624; beesinthed.com

Lip service: Give the gift of moisturized lips with the nonprofit’s lip balm made with 100 percent natural ingredients including shea butter, jojoba oil, and clarified Bees in the D beeswax.

fig + olive - self-care and beauty gifts
2 oz. Fig + Olive Facial & Body Serum, $25, at Fig + Olive; figandoliveproducts.com

From head to toe: The cruelty-free skincare brand founded by a best friend duo offers a serum rich in ingredients like 100 percent pure aloe vera, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

ilera aopthecary - self-care and beauty gifts
Ilera Apothecary Balancing Rose Toner, $15, at Ilera Apothecary; ileraapothecary.com for locations

A rosy refresh: The plant-based skincare brand’s rose toner is infused with real rose petals to help balance pH levels and reduce inflammation. Five percent of all online sales from Ilera Apothecary benefit Jasper House Haiti, an Oklahoma-based restoration home and nonprofit working to combat sex and human trafficking in Haiti.

detroit grooming co - self-care and beauty gifts
Detroit Grooming Co. Premium Men’s Conditioner w/ Shea Butter 16 oz., $20, at Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, 19327 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-651-5490; shopbronzednglow.com

So fresh and so clean: Help the men in your life step their hair care routine up with this moisturizing conditioner made with avocado and grapeseed oils, and vitamins A, B, D, and E.

detroit is the new black - self-care gifts - beauty
$29, at Détroit Is the New Black, 1430 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-818-3498; detroitisthenewblack.com

Stretch goal: Help the yogis in your life start their days off right with a new yoga mat from a local favorite. Namaste!