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Gifts for Superior Sleep

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Parachute Team
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Lunya

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep – so why not put a bow on it? We’ve pulled together some of our favorite sleep-enhancing treats to make sure everyone on your list gets the sweet dreams they deserve. Happy holidayzzz…

01

For the Insomniac

Jam-packed with sleep-inducing and stress-reducing ingredients, this Sweet Slumber Dream Cream is the perfect gift for the person who has a hard time falling asleep. The thick (but not sticky) body cream is made with French Lavender essential oil, chamomile extraction and plant-based Melatonin extraction — and without parabens, sulfates or nut oils. Rad Soap Co. Sweet Slumber Dream Cream

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For the Insomniac

Jam-packed with sleep-inducing and stress-reducing ingredients, this Sweet Slumber Dream Cream is the perfect gift for the person who has a hard time falling asleep. The thick (but not sticky) body cream is made with French Lavender essential oil, chamomile extraction and plant-based Melatonin extraction — and without parabens, sulfates or nut oils. Rad Soap Co. Sweet Slumber Dream Cream

02

For Your Freelancing Friend

Working from home requires a wardrobe that’s as comfortable in the house as it is stylish on the street — but that usually doesn’t extend to footwear. That’s why we love Mahabis Classic Slipper – a detachable sole takes these comfy slides from indoors to outdoors in mere seconds. Mahabis Classic Slipper

02

For Your Freelancing Friend

Working from home requires a wardrobe that’s as comfortable in the house as it is stylish on the street — but that usually doesn’t extend to footwear. That’s why we love Mahabis Classic Slipper – a detachable sole takes these comfy slides from indoors to outdoors in mere seconds. Mahabis Classic Slipper

03

For the Meditation Newbie

Meditation may already be a part of your routine, but if you have family or friends who are just starting to get into the habit, give them a helping hand with a subscription to a meditation smartphone app. Our favorites all have guided meditations specific to sleep — and most other facets of life. CalmBuddhify and Headspace

03

For the Meditation Newbie

Meditation may already be a part of your routine, but if you have family or friends who are just starting to get into the habit, give them a helping hand with a subscription to a meditation smartphone app. Our favorites all have guided meditations specific to sleep — and most other facets of life. CalmBuddhify and Headspace

04

For the Lady Who Lounges

Every woman enjoys something that makes her feel comfortable and confident, and that’s just what two of our favorite brands do: Solstice Intimates and Lunya. Traditionally, this category has been limited to loose, oversized pajamas or super sexy, skimpy intimates – neither designed to enhance a woman’s sleep experience. Lunya has reinvigorated sleepwear, offering apparel that’s both functional and flattering while Solstice Intimates’ handmade luxury lingerie offer bodysuits, two-pieces and camisoles come in a swath of designs, colors and fabrics – so there’s something for everyone. Lunya + Solstice Intimates

04

For the Lady Who Lounges

Every woman enjoys something that makes her feel comfortable and confident, and that’s just what two of our favorite brands do: Solstice Intimates and Lunya. Traditionally, this category has been limited to loose, oversized pajamas or super sexy, skimpy intimates – neither designed to enhance a woman’s sleep experience. Lunya has reinvigorated sleepwear, offering apparel that’s both functional and flattering while Solstice Intimates’ handmade luxury lingerie offer bodysuits, two-pieces and camisoles come in a swath of designs, colors and fabrics – so there’s something for everyone. Lunya + Solstice Intimates

05

For Your Try-Anything Chum

If you only know about sensory deprivation tanks from sci-fi shows like “Stranger Things,” you’re missing out. Since the 1970s, float tanks – dark chambers filled with salinated warm water you float in to relax and escape — are said to foster clarity and creativity. Most report that a 60-minute float does wonders for that night’s slumber, but if you’re shopping for a more adventurous type, look into an all-night sleepover session for an unforgettable experience. Depending on your location here are a few options: Float Lab in Venice Beach; Reboot Float Spa in San Francisco; Float 60 in Chicago; Lift/Next Level in Brooklyn

05

For Your Try-Anything Chum

If you only know about sensory deprivation tanks from sci-fi shows like “Stranger Things,” you’re missing out. Since the 1970s, float tanks – dark chambers filled with salinated warm water you float in to relax and escape — are said to foster clarity and creativity. Most report that a 60-minute float does wonders for that night’s slumber, but if you’re shopping for a more adventurous type, look into an all-night sleepover session for an unforgettable experience. Depending on your location here are a few options: Float Lab in Venice Beach; Reboot Float Spa in San Francisco; Float 60 in Chicago; Lift/Next Level in Brooklyn

06

For the Person You Share a Bed With

Call this a win win. If you’re looking to luck out this holiday, gifting our Down Top Feather Bed to your bedfellow allows you to reap the benefits of the ultimate sleep experience while keeping your partner well rested! Plus, this topper is filled with sustainable and ethically sourced down so you can sleep easy knowing you’ve done good. Parachute Down Top Feather Bed

06

For the Person You Share a Bed With

Call this a win win. If you’re looking to luck out this holiday, gifting our Down Top Feather Bed to your bedfellow allows you to reap the benefits of the ultimate sleep experience while keeping your partner well rested! Plus, this topper is filled with sustainable and ethically sourced down so you can sleep easy knowing you’ve done good. Parachute Down Top Feather Bed

07

For Your Sleep Deprived Co-Worker

We’re huge advocates of making sleep a priority — it’s key to a healthy, enjoyable and productive lifestyle. But sometimes, it just doesn’t work out as planned. If you have someone in your life who is always running short on shut-eye, a pack of these Need More Sleep pencils makes a cheeky office grab-bag gift. Wacodis Need More Sleep Pencils

07

For Your Sleep Deprived Co-Worker

We’re huge advocates of making sleep a priority — it’s key to a healthy, enjoyable and productive lifestyle. But sometimes, it just doesn’t work out as planned. If you have someone in your life who is always running short on shut-eye, a pack of these Need More Sleep pencils makes a cheeky office grab-bag gift. Wacodis Need More Sleep Pencils

08

For the Self-Optimizer

Sleep trackers have graduated from an app on your phone or a wearable wristband. The new Sense from Hello is a voice-activated device (think Amazon Echo) that helps you understand why you slept the way you did. Clip its “sleep pill” onto your pillow to gather data and learn what you can do to improve your sleep. Bonus: The Sense also controls your bedroom lighting and can play soothing sleep sounds for a good night’s rest. Hello Sense

08

For the Self-Optimizer

Sleep trackers have graduated from an app on your phone or a wearable wristband. The new Sense from Hello is a voice-activated device (think Amazon Echo) that helps you understand why you slept the way you did. Clip its “sleep pill” onto your pillow to gather data and learn what you can do to improve your sleep. Bonus: The Sense also controls your bedroom lighting and can play soothing sleep sounds for a good night’s rest. Hello Sense

09

For the One With Vampire Tendencies

Whether it’s the graveyard shift or something more sinister, anyone who stays up all night and sleeps all day will die for these modern, light-blocking window treatments. Added bonus: Blackout shades actually save energy (and cash) by keeping heat in during the winter and the hot sun out during the summer months. The Shade Store Room Darkening Window Treatments

For more gift guide inspiration, visit Parachute’s Holiday Gift Guide.

09

For the One With Vampire Tendencies

Whether it’s the graveyard shift or something more sinister, anyone who stays up all night and sleeps all day will die for these modern, light-blocking window treatments. Added bonus: Blackout shades actually save energy (and cash) by keeping heat in during the winter and the hot sun out during the summer months. The Shade Store Room Darkening Window Treatments

For more gift guide inspiration, visit Parachute’s Holiday Gift Guide.

December 8, 2016
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