Roses are red, violets are blue, yesterday was about them — but today is all about you!
While most people know about that couples holiday that falls on Feb. 14, the day after Valentine’s Day is a lesser-known (possibly totally made up) holiday that honors the uncoupled among us.
The hashtag #SinglesAwarenessDay is flooding social-media platforms, with nearly everyone getting in on the viral act — from “The Simpsons” and booze podcasters to porn stars and cat lovers and, well, flat out furry foxes.
Perhaps this can be a reminder for us to love ourselves and to treat ourselves, too. Self-love comes in many different forms, from taking time out of your day to learn a new skill, relaxing with some self-care or spending time with a loved one at home doing something that brings you joy.
However, sometimes all it takes is some retail therapy, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Take a look at our top picks below, from sweet treats to self-care essentials, luxury goods to inspirational must-haves for anyone who needs a reminder to love themselves this Singles Awareness Day.
You heard the candle, it’s time to treat yoself.
Here For The Burn tells it like it is, with funny but true sayings like this one, perfect for Singles Awareness Day 2021. The candle comes in a tropical mango guava scent, or choose their new bergamot, green grass and tonka bean for a more earthly aroma.
If you only love your bed this Singles Awareness Day, that’s more than OK, especially if you’re wearing cozy pajamas.
Grab this set from Anthropologie and feel cute and stay cozy in bed as long as you want. The PJs come in both pink hearts and blue, and are printed on a supersoft Pima cotton fabric. They currently come in sizes ranging from an XS to an XL and are an Anthropologie online exclusive item.
Note: Onesies are apparently a thing, too, according to the Twitterverse:
Breathe in serenity and good vibes with a stone diffuser from Vitruvi.
The diffusers are as pretty as they are effective for transforming your home into a peaceful spa-like atmosphere. They currently come in an array of colors to match any room, from a charcoal gray, black or white, to a more fun limited-edition rust red or honey yellow.
Treat your feet to a classic this Singles Awareness Day.
The classic slippers from Parachute are insanely soft and cushiony on your feet, so kick back and relax with a pair of these, just for yourself. The slippers come in white or a stone gray, and range in size from XS to XL.
Give your skin the TLC it deserves this Singles Awareness Day.
The Body Shop has the perfect gift set for you, pairing almond milk and honey together for the ultimate treat for your skin. The pampering essentials kit contains an Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream, Almond Milk Body Yogurt, Almond Milk & Honey Cleansing Bar, an Almond Milk & Honey Hand Cream and a Bath Lily made with recycled plastic. All of this is just $25, making it so easy to treat yourself to a gift.
Self-love and self-care go hand in hand, so this journal is a great start to honor both this holiday.
From Papier, the “192 pages of wellness. self care. intentions.” journal is a 12-week guide to mindfulness we could all use this year.
“This year’s been a little different to say the least – make time for yourself with our daily wellness journal. Start and end your day with a fresh mindset, set intentions and take note of the things that make you feel good. There are 12-weeks of pages for reflecting on your mindful goals, habits, meals, water intake, sleep and the things you’re grateful for,” reads the product description.
Be kind to yourself and your body this Singles Awareness Day with a trio of good-for-you drink mixes from Cocokind.
The Beauty Bev Trio is made up of three drink mixes to promote overall health and wellness. Start the day with the morning mocha latte, then cleanse with the chlorophyll detox tonic and end the day with the sleep C tonic, all included in 30-serving containers as part of the set.
Celebrate yourself in plush comfort that’s just for you, in a monogrammed bathrobe from Crane & Canopy. Bonus points, as it is now on sale for just $80.
The white robe comes customized with your initials, making this gift for you and you only. The robe itself is made of 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and features a waist tie, two pockets, and a neck loop for easy drying and hanging.
For when you can’t hit the bars with your other single friends, mail them a card that reminds them of those good times.
Nipyata’s cards have both a sweet message and a stiff drink inside, letting you customize the card and the choice of alcohol from six different 50 ml bottles. Send these out to all your single friends, and send one to yourself, too, as they are currently running a buy three get one free promotion.
Wear your name loud and proud, and in gold too, while you’re at it.
This necklace from Sparklane is an easy and affordable way to honor yourself this Singles Awareness Day, showing off your unique name with an equally unique piece of jewelry made just for you. As an added perk, Sparklane is offering an extra 10% off for new customers with the code “WELCOME10” at checkout.
Kat Maconie Heels, sale price: $275 (original price: $405)
There’s nothing more empowering than stepping out in a fabulous pair of shoes, and Kat Maconie couldn’t agree more.
Check out their offerings for high heels, more manageable mid-heels and flats and sneakers, too. For those that need an extra push, these Zooey heels are both amazing and on sale, down from $405 to just $275 while supplies last.
Give yourself and your brain a treat this Singles Awareness Day and spend it with the pros, with an e-learning subscription to MasterClass.
A MasterClass subscription grants you access to life lessons and skills from the best in the world, including cooking classes with Gordon Ramsay, fashion tips from Tan France and even insights on how to break into Hollywood with Issa Rae.
Cheers to you, and happy Single’s Awareness Day.
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