For the beauty Queen (and King)
Skin Gym Cryoroll Ice Roller
Fill the cute pink silicone holder with water and stick in the freezer. Once frozen, pop off the cap and massage your face to reduce puffiness, swelling and even calm acne breakouts.
Skin Gym Cryoroll Ice Roller: £18, beautybay.com
Angela Caglia Cellreturn Platinum
The eye-wateringly expensive mask is lined with hundreds of LED lights that, claim advocates, stimulate cell renewal, reduce inflammation, and make you more beautiful. If Angela Caglia’s celeb client list – which includes Barbara Streisand, supermodel Helena Christensen and Sting – is anything to go by, it might just work.
Angela Caglia Cellreturn Platinum £1,750, net-a-porter.com
Fur Bath Drops
That 90s fave, the bath pearl, has made a come-back this year. This option has a vegan-friendly seaweed-extract casing that dissolves in warm water releasing sage, jojoba and vitamin-infused grapeseed that helps nourish hair wherever on the body it is, and fights follicle infections that can crop up due to shaving, waxing and plucking.
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Fur Bath Drops £36, revolve.com
Face Gym Weighted Ball
Like a giant squishy stress ball, it’s designed to be rolled and rubbed around the face. The ball comes with instructions for lymphatic drainage massage which can, we are reliable informed, have a dramatic effect in reducing fluid build-up and puffiness, especially below the eyes.
Face Gym Weighted Ball £33, facegym.com
Foodie with a conscience
Fresh Juice Original Portable Blender
A compact battery-powered blender unit fits into the bottom of this flask – just fill it with fruit, water, milk or anything else you fancy making a smoothie out of, and whiz up just before you want to drink it.
Fresh Juice Original Portable Blender £39.90, thefreshjuiceshop.com
Smartech Plant Milk Maker
A juicer, of sorts, that can make ‘milk’ from nuts, oats and seeds and water, at the touch of a button – in a matter of minutes. It’s pricy but given a litre of almond milk can set up back £2-plus, you could end up saving money.
Smartech Plant Milk Maker £340, selfridges.com
Lyre’s Pink London Spirit
Alcohol-free ‘booze’ has undergone something of a revolution in recent years, with brands creating complex and decidedly grown-up options. Lyre have a wide range of non-alcoholic ‘spirits’ that can be blended, shaken and stirred to create just about every cocktail you can imagine. This one is reminiscent of pink gin!
Stanley Rose Quartz Quencher H2.0 Flowstate 1.2L Tumbler
Social media app TikTok may have gained a reputation for dubious and even damaging health trends, but this one is somewhat better for you: mega-flasks. This cult cup from Stanley holds a whopping 1.2L helping assure hydration on the go. The vacuum insulation also keeps drinks cool, or warm, for hours.
Stanley Rose Quartz Quencher H2.0 Flowstate 1.2L Tumbler £45, urbanoutfitters.com
Cosori Lite 3.8-Litre Air Fryer – Grey
Air fryers may be a hit because they can cook crispy chips and roasted veg, as well as perfectly succulent joints of meat using next to no fat or oil, but most are expensive and large. This one is neither, and will also look neatly stylish on your kitchen counter.
Cosori Lite 3.8-Litre Air Fryer – Grey £79.99, cosorishop.co.uk
Tech to keep you ticking
Dyson Zone Absolute
It’s a high-end pair of noise cancelling headphones AND wearable air purifier tto filter out environmental pollution – a major cause of illness and disease, according to the World Health Organisation. And it will make whoever’s brave enough to wear the full face-visor version like an extra from one of the new Star Wars movies.
Dyson Zone Absolute £549, dyson.co.uk
Momax iFan 8 portable hands-free fan
Make sticky summer commutes and hot flushes slightly more bearable, thanks to this social media viral wearable fan. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to eight hours of use, and it comes in minty green, pink or white.
Momax iFan 8 portable hands-free fan £49.95, selfridges.com
Another must-have for 2023 – an eye-massaging face mask from the company that created the cult massage guns that are now everywhere. Said to soothe headaches, relieve eye strain and boost feelings of calm.
Therabody SmartGoggles £175, argos.co.uk
Oral B iO10
Dubbed ‘the Rolls Royce of electric toothbrushes’ it features sensors that help you apply the right pressure, while syncing up to an app that guides you to clean any areas of your gnashers you might have neglected. It even gives you a score at the end.
Oral B iO10 £375, shop.oralb.co.uk
Fitness to work off the turkey
Crocs Mellow Recovery Slide
The insole of these cartoon-esque slip-ons are made from ultra-squishy foam that moulds to the shape of your foot – especially important and appreciated by keen runners and those who spend all day on their feet.
Crocs Mellow Recovery Slide £44.99, crocs.co.uk
Therabody PowerDot 2.0 Duo
Another hit gadget from Therabody – these colourful spads can be stuck on just about anywhere on the body to provide pain relief by pargeting sensory nerves and aid muscle recovery by stimulating the nerves that control movement. They also look pretty cool.
Therabody PowerDot 2.0 Duo £325, boots.com
Lumi Recovery Pod Portable Ice Bath
Embrace the extremely bracing trend for taking ice baths – said to boost mood, ease joint pain and aid recovery after sports – in the comfort of your own home. This Morning host Holly Willoughby, pop singer Lady Gaga and fitness star Joe Wicks are fans.
Lumi Recovery Pod Portable Ice Bath £85, lumitherapy.co.uk
Silva Free 1200 XS
This stylish head lamp is part of an innovative and unique modular range – you can swap between different strength lamps, different sized battery packs, accessories and even use them with special attachments that convert the device into a bike light.
Silva Free 1200 XS £139, silvasweden.uk
Asics Novablast 4
These running shoes are ultra-light, ultra-bouncy and, claim Asics, will help you run further, faster and for longer. In neon green, there’s also no chance they’ll go unnoticed.
Silva Free 1200 XS £139, silvasweden.uk
Keep calm and carry on
Olivia Attwood Fidget Ring
Yet another social media trend – this ring has an outer band that can rotate freely around the inner band, giving nervous, fidgety hands something to play with. The action is said to be soothing those prone to anxiety.
Olivia Attwood Fidget Ring £79, abbottlyon.com
Snor Circle Muscle Stimulation Anti-Snoring Device
What do you give the hog-like snorer in your life? Well, this. The device sticks under the skin and, when it senses those tell-tell noises, emits a gentle electrical pulse that helps stimulate the airways, easing breathing and quieting that snore.
Snor Circle Muscle Stimulation Anti-Snoring Device £135, selfridges.com
Loop Quiet Equinox earplugs
£19.95, loop earplugs.com
IF loud noises at night keep someone awake, these funky-looking earplugs are the answer. Made from soft silicone, they are comfortable in bed and cut out 28db of noise – enough to protect the ears while operating heavy machinery.
Loop Quiet Equinox earplugs £19.95, loop earplugs.com
Lego Tiny Plants
Lego, but for grown-ups. This new range hits two health trends at once: mindfulness, in finding an activity to focus on and calm racing thoughts, and the Millennial-led craze for indoor plants (although these won’t actually help oxygenate the air like the real thing, they do look nice).
Lego Tiny Plants £44.99, lego.com
Ember Smart Mug 2
What could be more psychologically soothing that a nice cup of tea? Serve it in this smart mug, and you can keep it at the exact desired temperature indefinitely.
Ember Smart Mug 2 £179.95, currys.co.uk
Happy baby, happy parents
SNOObie Smart Soother
A cute machine that emits a range of soothing sounds from white noise – think, the gentle hum of a fan – to lullabies, to help ease little ones to sleep. It can also be programmed to light up at a certain time to gently wake them up.
SNOObie Smart Soother £69.95, happiestbaby.co.uk
Munchkin Bluetooth Swing
This baby chair can be set to oscillate, mimicking the rocking a parent might be just too knackered to do at times. It also weighs less the 9lbs and can be packed down flat, making storage easy.
Munchkin Bluetooth Swing £180, argos.co.uk
Nanit Pro Camera, Wall Mount & Breathing Band
FOR parents who want to keep an eye on their infant 24/7 – the over-head camera won’t miss a moment, and with the attached band can even monitor breathing rate.
Nanit Pro Camera, Wall Mount & Breathing Band £299.99, johnlewis.com