For the snorers, the romantics, the cuddlers, and the spooners—Sleepover has the perfect bedtime companion to up anyone’s nighttime routine.
Good night. Bon nuit. Sweet dreams. We want you to have all of the above, so we put together this list of sleep-supporting gifts for the night owls in your life. Score some major points with your boyfriend, sister, mom, your boyfriend’s mom, your uncle Tim, or even your scary boss. We all need sleep—probably more than we’re currently getting—so this collection eliminates any of the “I wonder if they’ll use it?” questions.
Oh, Canada, thank you for inspiring this crazy comfortable sleep shirt. This classic nightshirt is based on a 19th century chemise found by Canadian Alexandra Suhner Isenberg in London’s Spitalfields market, and you’re going to want to make it part of your holiday tradition. Picture yourself, and all of your adult siblings, in matching sleepshirts opening your presents. Your mom will eat it up. This is the perfect all-family gift that fits a range of sizes and makes a great Christmas Eve present for the impatient. Plus that means you can all match the next morning.
The Sleep Shirt’s Japanese cotton is exactly what you want next to your skin when you’re lounging, napping, slowly sipping coffee, and catching your recommended eight hours of REM sleep. Wide armholes ensure restless sleepers won’t feel restricted. Even better, The Sleep Shirt brand is based in British Columbia (just like us) and works with Canadian manufacturers.
Bedtime just got a lot more fun. Created by some smart women who have set out to make phenomenal sex toys, the Fin Vibrator is their answer to heighten intimacy and empower the sexual experiences of womankind. Fin is a small, versatile vibrator worn between the fingers to add stimulating vibration to touch. It’s wireless, and has dual sensations and three speeds so you can choose your own adventure. It’s also water resistant, because baby it’s cold outside, and there’s nothing better to set the mood than a steamy candlelit bath.
As for your shopping list, Fin is a real hit at all-female secret santa nights. It will get stolen in the stealing round. Fin also makes for a sexy stocking stuffer for your significant other. Looks like it’s not going to be a silent night after all.
If your partner snores, (or you snore and you want to do your partner a really big favour), Smart Nora is the gift that keeps on giving. Before bed, slip the thin insert into your pillow. The insert is connected to Nora, who is likely going to become your new best friend. Throughout the night, Nora listens for early sounds of snoring before they become loud enough to wake your big spoon (or little spoon, no judgement). Once snoring is detected, Nora starts a gentle movement in the pillow insert that stimulates your throat muscles, allowing natural breathing to resume. That means more silent nights, more Zs, and probably more morning kisses—but we can’t guarantee that last part.
Pro tip: If you’re seeing someone new and haven’t mustered up the courage to tell them they snore yet, this is the perfect way to do so. Scientific(ish) studies also show that dads with mustaches snore a lot more than the rest of the population, so consider this the perfect gift for your pops. Your mom will also probably put you on the permanent nice list. Hello, extra leftovers coming your way.
Pillow pillow on the bed, which one does deserve your head? The Canadian Down & Feather Company knows. This local manufacturer is passionate about environmentally conscious production and uses only ethically sourced materials that are free of harmful substances. We use our pillows every single day, so they better be darn good.
If a down pillow and a feather pillow had a baby, you’d get their Down Perfect Pillow. What they call a “Three Chamber Pillow” has a core chamber filled with small white goose feathers that provide the firm and resilient support you need, while the outer chamber is filled with high loft goose down for softness and luxury. A 255 thread count means feathers won’t be trying to escape, and the 100% cotton fabric breaths while you’re fast asleep open-mouth breathing on it. Just kidding, you look adorable when you sleep. This is the perfect gift for someone in your life who has been working extra hard lately. Nothing says: “I see you working hard, and you deserve a rest—a really good rest,” like a premium goose down pillow.
We all have one of those friends that claim they do their best work once the moon is high in the sky and the rest of us are sound asleep. While they may be writing the next best seller or inventing the next internet, they still need shuteye, even if the sun has already started rising. The smart people at Nite Hood made a sleep mask that’s perfect for extreme night owls. The adjustable hood completely covers your head, eyes and ears, creating a quiet, dark cave so you can catch up on sleep, no matter the time of day. The organic bamboo fabric is soft against your skin, stretchy, and opaque—so it doesn’t let any light in. These make perfect stocking stuffers and roll up to fill in those weirdly-shaped spots between Ferrero Rochers and the infamous orange in the stocking toe.
Peregrine Supply’s men’s grooming products are handmade in Vancouver, BC in small batches from awesome natural ingredients like lavender, lemon, and sage essential oils. Their products make awesome stocking stuffers and are perfect for your brother who is really extra tricky to shop for, because we can almost guarantee that he has a face and that he washes it semi-regularly. Plus, Peregrine’s modern packaging is something dudes will be proud to display on their counter.
Peregrine’s activated charcoal face mask draws impurities out of your skin, leading to a brighter, clearer complexion. Witch hazel and raw honey tone and hydrate, and tea tree and lavender essential oils give your skin a soothing, anti-bacterial boost. If you’re shopping for your guy, you will definitely want to smooch his face once it’s cleansed by this magical mask, and you may also want to put it on yourself. Though their line is mostly made for men, this face mask is something fun gals can do too. Date night!
Visit Sleepover—our pop-up shop devoted to all things sleep—at 950 Queen Street West in Toronto until December 31, 2017, to shop all of these products and discover more for everyone on your list. Because everyone on your list definitely sleeps.
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