I like to practice finding joy in the little things. Cozy socks? Yes, please. Hot latte? The best. A soft sweatshirt? My favorite. During this crazy time when my world feels like it’s been simultaneously slowed down and sped up, I’m finding comfort in the small stuff.
Of course, there are much bigger issues to grapple with right now than how to treat yourself, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find little ways to lift our spirits. From a bright coat of nail polish to a good cup of coffee, we’ve rounded up 25 of our favorite things to sprinkle some happy into your life right now.
1. Self Tanner
These drops mix in with your lotion and can be used at night or in the morning. Just a few drops a couple days a week maintain a solid glow.
A more affordable alternative to the drops, this foamy mousse provides instant bronze and doesn't look streaky or orange when it dries. It's technically for the body, but I use it on my face too.
2. A Homemade Latte
Crate & Barrel
There is just something better about a latte. Investing in one of these saves big bucks on your coffee habit by making a coffee-shop-quality cup right at home.
The perfect coffee mug (lid included to help prevent spills) to keep your coffee warm all morning. Reheating your coffee in the microwave multiple times will become a thing of the past!
3. Cozy Socks
If you're a fan of the Barefoot Dreams throw blanket, these socks are just as cozy and comforting—and are only $15!
Just because you can't get a pedicure right now doesn't mean your feet can't feel like it. Try putting a light layer of lotion on and wear these while sleeping.
4. Bright Nail Polish
Instant mood boost. I'm rocking the bright pink right now.
5. Colorful Flowers
Pottery Barn Kids
I usually pick up some fresh flowers on my Trader Joe's run, but since those are few and far between, these artificial orchids are bringing the bright.
We love Studio McGee's new Target collection and this pot of artificial hydrangea and clematis is sure to brighten up any space and bring you joy right now.
6. Good Books
This may not fall into the "small treats" category, but having a Kindle with new books at my fingertips at a time like this is the gift that keeps on giving.
7. At-Home Sheet Masks
Since a professional facial is out for now, I'm keeping my skin fresh with these hydrating sheet masks.
8. A Refreshing Diffuser
Mer-Sea & Co.
Daydreaming about a beach vacation? Bring the salty air smell home with a reed diffuser.
9. Bath Bombs
You had me at chill pill.
10. Soft PJs
These soft and lightweight PJs make me love crawling into bed more than I already did.
11. An Animal Print Headband
Why does this headband bring me so much joy? We may never know. Best $8 I've spent in a while.
12. Cozy Slippers
Trust me. You will live in these.
13. Soft Joggers
These joggers are super soft and extremely comfy.
Another reader-favorite joggers option. Bonus: they come in 5 colors!
14. Bright Coffee Table Books
You can find me mixing up my coffee table books with bright colors and a reminder of who run the world.
Another lovely coffee table book that will brighten any space.
15. A Refreshing Facial Spray
I love spritzing my face with the lavender face mist before bed to bring the perfect calming energy.
16. Cute Hair Clips
Raise your hand if you're not washing your hair regularly. Some dry shampoo and these tortoise clips bring an easy, fun style.
17. A Comfy Sweatshirt
Trust me when I say: this hoodie does not disappoint. Matching joggers available.
18. Playful Notebooks
Making that to-do list a little prettier. Three sizes available: 3.5 x 5.5, 5 x 8, and 8 x 10.
19. A Luxurious Hand Lotion
Because (I hope) we're all washing our hands regularly.
20. A Hydrating Lip Mask
This leave-on lip mask soothes and moisturizes overnight.
21. A Flirty Vase
The perfect addition to your shelves. More colors available too!
22. Colorful Pens
Where my Type A's at? Get your color coding on with these playful pens.
23. A Springy Coffee Mug
When you're chasing your kids and forget about that cup of coffee, this will keep it warm for three hours. More colors available.
24. Face Highlighter
When you don't want to walk around your house with a full face of makeup, but you do want a dewy glow.
25. An Insulated Wine Glass
This little guy fits up to 12 oz of your favorite beverage. Bonus: it will keep it cold for hours. More colors available.