Get Physical

Chill Gifts: For the Romantics

by Susie Benitez

The holidays are finally here and you know what that means: Food, family, friends, fun, and of course, gifts. (There’s no shame if that’s your favorite part of it all!) We know that every person in your life deserves something special, so we’re here to make sure they get the best gift possible. We’re combing through the best sales and stores (basically doing a lot of the hard work for you) so all you have to do is wrap it up and send it on its way. Oh, and if something on these lists seems a little more perfect for you than as a gift for someone else, well, we don’t see any harm in that, right? A gift to yourself definitely counts, especially during this time of year. It’s all good holiday fun! 

The holidays are one of the most romantic times of the year, if not the most romantic. It’s the time when you can shamelessly spoil the most important person in your life, and maybe even get a little spoiled yourself! And sure, we’re calling this guide “For the Romantics” but who’s to say you can’t get something for your badass single self? If there’s one thing we champion here at The Chill Times, it’s SELF LOVE! So no matter who you’re indulging this Christmas, we’re sure they’re gonna love something on this list.

  • Gift Card by Airbnb
    Need This Now| $25-200

    Nothing says romance (or self-love) like the gift of a much-needed getaway. But wait, did you know that Airbnb also offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences all over the world in addition to accommodations? Consider the game changed. No matter what you end up using it for, whether it be a romantic getaway in the center of Paris, group surf lessons in the Canary Islands, a nearly 6-hour wellness class in the Holy Springs of Bali, or a stay in a gorgeous Airstream overlooking the hills of Los Angeles, an Airbnb gift card is a foolproof way to make some lifelong memories (with or without company!).

  • Camille 23 Oz. Long Stem Wine Glass - Red by Crate and Barrel
    Need This Now| $12.95

    Now this one... even if you do buy it for your partner, it's gonna be pretty tough not to snatch it right back. This wine glass isn't for the faint of heart, at 23 oz. it's a big mama wine glass that's fit for a true big night in. FOMO, who? This wine glass only knows JOMO.

  • Sponsor an Animal with Best Friends Animal Society
    Need This Now| Starting at $25

    Want a dog but not ready for the commitment? Or maybe your apartment is just way too small for a pet? (If so, we feeeeel that one.) Instead, pay it forward this holiday season and sponsor a pet from Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit organization and the largest no-kill shelter in the US. This one-time gift "helps animals find loving homes, provides low- and no-cost spay/neuter programs, supports legislative and public education efforts all across the country that save the lives of pets" and so much more. Plus, you even get a picture of the animal you're sponsoring! Cue the warm and fuzzies.

  • Massage by Chillhouse
    Need This Now| Book Now

    NYC-area couples, heads up: your S.O. might set the bar pretty high after receiving this gift. I mean, giving the gift of a Chillhouse massage basically means the gift of total relaxation so... sounds perfect to us! Plus, if you're thinking of adding a little something extra, we also offer add-ons that range from Monta Balancing Face Oil to CBD balm. Consider it a stocking stuffer.

  • Let's get physical, shall we? Vibrators are the perfect +1 in the bedroom, solo or with boo, and this one is built for either! With three speeds to raise the intensity, this is a super easy and welcomed addition to the bedroom.

  • Gift Card by Home Chef
    Need This Now| Starting at $50

    Indulging in fun experiences with your partner is one of the best parts of a relationship... so why not get some dinner out of it? Home Chef is the perfect gift for anything from a low-maintenance date night at home to a potential new nightly routine you and your partner can create together. No matter what, weekly deliveries of fresh, perfectly portioned ingredients (plus the super easy-to-follow recipes) are sure to make memories (and meals!) you'll never forget.

  • Quickie by Maude
    Need This Now| $10

    Let's be blunt here: this pick is strictly for getting frisky. Maude's Quickie travel kit ensures you're always ready whenever (and wherever) the moment strikes-- and with organic lube and organic condoms, there's zero shame when getting down to it.

  • Nama Chocolate - Champagne by ROYCE'
    Need This Now| $18

    And last but not least, we have the classic: fancy chocolates. However, these aren't just any chocolates. ROYCE' has been making high-quality chocolates in northern Japan for over 25 years, and the Nama is their specialty. It's the creamiest truffle we've ever had, hand down. Plus, it comes in the most perfectly prepared little pieces we've ever seen. Nama chocolates come in many flavors, but we chose the champagne version for that added level of elegance. (Just try not to eat them all in one go.)

Feature image by Ella Xu

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