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Self Care Series: Ideal Sanctuary Gift Box

self care gift box for a better sleep routine with sleep mask and lavender candle and fancy matches on a beige background

Welcome to another self care blog form our series where we’ll talk all about sleep and self care routines you can try to set you up for a better sleep.


First of all we all should know that our behaviours during the day, and especially before bedtime, has a major impact on our sleep. Matthew Walker on his book, “Why we sleep”  proves that sleeping well directly affects our mental and physical health. It can take a serious toll on our daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even our weight. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the sleep we need. Getting a good night’s sleep may seem like an impossible goal when you’re wide awake at 2 a.m., but you have much more control over the quality of your sleep than you probably realise.

Our daily routines – what we eat and drink, the medications we take, how we schedule our days and how we choose to spend our evenings – can significantly impact your quality of sleep. Don’t worry, even a few slight adjustments can mean the difference between sound sleep and a restless night.

sleeping time, bed on a grey tones

If you have difficulty sleeping or want to improve your sleep, try following these healthy sleep habits.

  • Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy.
  • If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed.
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime.
  • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.
  • Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
  • Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime.
  • Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings.
  • Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Don’t eat a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack.
  • Avoid consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or evening.
  • Make your bedroom quiet and relaxing. Keep the room at a comfortable, cool temperature.
  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
  • Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep.
self care gift box for a better sleep routine with a sleep mask journal and a lavender candle


As you can see in order to  have a good night sleep one of the best things you can do before going to bed is establishing a consistent routine. This will set you up for a high quality sleep, and it’s a great way to reward yourself after a long and productive day.  We have prepared a self care sleep routine that creates an ideal sanctuary for you and helps you build a healthy and useful habit before sleep. 

Take the time and pamper yourself before sleep with our Ideal Sanctuary Self Care Gift Box and enjoy a sound sleep by following these simple steps:

gold tin lavender candle with fancy matches

When you’re ready, grab your Fancy Matches and let’s begin. Light up the soy candle and let the lavender scent nurture your senses as it calms your mind and sets a relaxing tone to your night. The simple minimal design with a luxury finish, make this zero waste candle fit into any style of home.

beige journal and slim gold pen on a minimalist beige background

Gently grab your notebook and whenever you feel like, start reflecting on your day. Make sure to leave all your thoughts and worries on paper. This classic memory-keeper is the perfect way to track the ups and downs of life, day by day. Each page features space to jot down an idea or daily highlight on the same date over five years, allowing journalese to look back on years past as they capture the present.

gold silky sleep mask for female

Finally, get your gold silk eye mask and enjoy a luxurious good night’s sleep. This mask is helping with reducing stretching and tugging on the most delicate area of your face, and makes sure you wake up looking refreshed day after day.

We know how important it is to have a restful sleep in order to be productive and refreshed the next day. That’s why we designed the Ideal Sanctuary Self Care Gift Box as a thoughtful reminder to pause for a few moments of calm and reflection. This can be the perfect thoughtful gift box for anyone who loves to relax with an introspective twist.

If you like this thoughtful gift but are looking for something different to gift to your loved ones you can find more self care gift boxes on our website at  We've worked hard to bring you lots of different self care routines for you to try and decide which one is best for you. 

Keep in mind that each self care package include a free minimalist greeting card from our collection which comes with a luxurious envelope and a wax seal. 

Personalise Your Gift Box:

Choose the colour of the box and the colour of the shredded paper by simply adding a short note to your order. It’s that simple! 

Gift Box Options: white & black

Shredded Paper Options: ivory, black & natural 

Like what you see but want something a bit more specific? Reach out to us and we would love to hear your ideas! 


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The Founder of Lil’ Something.