Tech to make it through the holidays

Tech to make it through the holidays

November 20, 2019

Headed home for Thanksgiving? For our American friends, next week is guaranteed to fill your belly with food and nourish you as you visit family and friends. But it also has the potential to be stressful, busy, and a little tense as you reconnect with your loved ones.

Even more so if you're flying in for a visit!

Cope with everything from airport stress to spirited conversations around the dinner table. We've rounded up some of our favorite apps and products to keep you zen through Thanksgiving until New Years!


keep calm

Calm (iOS, Android)

Do you remember when you were a toddler and could soothe away your tantrums with a favorite toy or teddy bear? Think of Calm as your new soother–no snuggling your phone needed!

Choose from a variety of mediations to suit your mood, and however, many minutes you have to spare. Having trouble sleeping? There are guided meditations for that, as well as breathing exercises to help you get to a state of relaxation quickly!



Headspace (iOS, Android)

Headspace is another meditation app with more direction. It has many targeted programs to help you practice mindfulness or focus on aspects of your life that you want to improve. Headspace also has SOS options–for those quick moments, you need to decompress and calm down.

Opt for a trial to see if this is the app for you. Subscriptions are available for monthly, yearly and lifetime plans.


mini diffuser

Mini diffuser

Want to bring a little piece of home with you on your visit? If you want to transport yourself into a spa and forget you're in your childhood bedroom, bring a mini diffuser. This portable diffuser is slight but powerful. Bonus? It’s TSA-friendly!

Need a few suggestions on which scents to take? We like Vitruvi's Dusk blend or, if you like single origin essential oils, lavender or ylang-ylang are great options for relieving anxiety and ushering calm.


facial brush

Cleansing brush

With all the revelry you might forget to wash your face and, as we all know, that's a big no-no! We like the Foreo Luna, a rechargeable silicone cleansing device that makes cleaning a breeze!

Use the device for a full minute and head to bed, guilt-free, and without the breakouts. 


cordless curling wand

Curling wand

It's essential to take a little time to yourself, even if you have to squeeze it in amidst all the social gatherings. Our cordless curling wand gives you those 20 minutes you need to compose yourself and keep a semblance of your self-care routine.

The cordless curling wand heats up in no time and can give you those waves. Because it’s portable and lightweight, don’t forget to pack this essential with you!


noise cancelling headphones

Noise-canceling headphones

Even if you're not taking a plane or train, noise-canceling headphones can come in handy. If you have to work during the holidays, it's a lot easier to check out and do your work without heading to a cafe or a library. It can also help carve some decompression time in the day.

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