THE GIFT OF SLEEP

LISSA COFFEY
December 06, 2015

This year, give your loved ones what they need most—a good night’s rest.

As holiday time approaches once again, we find ourselves struggling to figure out what we can give our friends and family. What kind of a present will he love and appreciate? What will she not return? What will enhance her life and make her feel good and know how much we care? The answer is simple—yet may take a bit of creativity to execute. The best holiday present is the gift of a great night’s sleep!

Does it fit in a stocking? Can it be wrapped up with a bow? Well, maybe not literally—but we can put together a beautiful package that will help our loved ones settle into blissful slumber. Here are a few ideas of items that you can include in your gift basket:

A SLEEP MASK

There are so many whimsical sleep masks available; find one that suits the personality of the recipient. Sleep comes more quickly when the room is dark, cool and quiet—and a sleep mask helps with the “dark” part of that equation.;

EARPLUGS

You can pick up foam earplugs in any pharmacy. They are very inexpensive, and they go a long way toward keeping noise at bay.

COTTON SHEETS OR COTTON PAJAMAS

Cotton is a great fabric
for sleep because it is breathable and natural. And it’s super comfortable! Who wouldn’t love a cozy pair of cot- ton PJs? If you’ve got someone who prefers to sleep au naturel, opt for the sheets instead.

BATH SALTS

Aromatherapy works wonders for helping people relax and get to sleep. Choose a fragrance like lavender or chamomile that is especially soothing.

ESSENTIAL OILS

You also can choose essential oils in lavender or chamomile to add to the basket. These can be used in a spray with distilled water to make a light mist for your pillowcase, so you can breathe in the fragrance all night long.