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Press Pause: Self-Care Products, Must-Watch Holiday Movies, and More

Press Pause with theSkimm
Hulu, Anthropologie, The Kitchn
Dec 14, 2020

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1. Our absolute favorite products of 2020.

Aka things Skimm’rs (hi, you) really loved. Like a blow-drying brush for salon-like hair, webcam covers for your laptop, and a handbag hook for your car. Grab ‘em while they’re hot. 

2. And...our most loved self-care products of the year.

When life hands you 2020, take care of yourself. With a sleep mask, shower sponge, and a pair of cozy fleece overalls. TLC, here you come.

3. 20 essential dishes to get on your Hanukkah menu ASAP.

Featuring all of the major food groups: jelly doughnuts and latkes.

4. The houseplants that are going to be trendy next year.

Because 2020 was hard. And in 2021, you deserve to live with something called Bunny Ear Cactus. We plant deal with how cute they are. 

5. A calendar they’ll actually want to unwrap. 

Because it has pictures of them...or you, or their kids, or their pets, or their fave places. Plus custom messages on dates that are important to them. Oh, and there are more personalized gifts where that came from. Make them smile.*

6. All the best holiday movies to stream.  

Sorry we can’t come to the phone right now, we’re too busy watching these Christmas rom-coms and these Hanukkah films. But if you leave a message at the tone, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Xoxo. 

7. The perfect bra for WFC (work-from-couch) life. 

It lifts without wires, smooths without padding, and feels so soft you’ll forget you’re wearing it. Order today to get it by Christmas. Psst...Skimm’rs get 15% off. Bra-mazing.*

8. How to mail holiday treats and sweets.

Goodbye, box of crumbled cookie dust. Hello, gingerbread women who actually have heads. Love you grandma. 

9. The coziest of pajamas. 

This sleepwear brand has PJs perfect for hot or cold sleepers, people who like to match, people who love pretty prints, and more. Aka, there’s something for everyone. Plus, Skimm’rs get $10 towards their purchase, a free gift (psst…it’s three free face coverings), free gift box, and free shipping. Sleep tight.*

10. A guide to new Trader Joe’s products.

PSA: there’s two kinds of black truffle-related things on this list. Run, don’t walk, people. Run, don’t walk. 

11. Appliances, crafts, furniture, and gadgets shipped free.** 

Walmart has SO many gifts. Like, so many. And if you become a Walmart+ member, you’ll never pay a shipping fee. No matter how much (or little) you’re spending. Start your trial.*

12. 15 iconic “SNL” holiday sketches. 

“I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.” - Buddy the Elf...and also us, after watching every single clip on this list

13. A wardrobe upgrade from you to you. 

Treat yo’self to a pair of these skinny jeans after you’re done holiday shopping. They’re part Italian-milled denim, part yoga pants, and alllll sorts of flattering. PS: Skimm’rs get free shipping and returns. Make Tom and Donna proud.*

14. How to work out when your body and mind aren’t on the same page. 

Like, when you’re mentally exhausted but still want to move. Or vice versa. Time to work together

15. The best IKEA hacks of the year.

This year was the year of banana bread, our obsession with TikTok, and becoming people who take on home reno projects. Here’s what’s next on our DIY to-do list. 

16. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy:

The world’s smallest hand mixer, a stackable snowman candle, and this nail polish menorah.  

*This denotes a sponsored post.

**Excludes oversized & freight items. 

PS: If you buy anything from this email, theSkimm may get something in return. Oh, and if something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.

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