Over the summer, Gulf News published a piece entitled, “80% of people in the UAE are stressed.” “Well, duh,” we thought. In this ultra-fast paced modern age, it seems like stress is a foregone mode of operation for the majority of humans. However, experts have seen a significant spike in anxiety-related mood disorders in the Middle East in recent years. Alarmingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the UAE is an epicenter of regional depression, with 5.1% of the population reporting symptoms, and anxiety negatively impacting 4.1% of the population.
If you look around your own life, you might see some of these facts reflected. While we are more connected in virtual reality than ever, there has been a rise in anxiety related to common, face-to-face interactions with others as a result. This has been further linked to feelings of isolation, that when compounded with stress, sleep deprivation, and unbalanced diets, can lead to major episodes of anxiety and depression. If you have been feeling overworked, under-appreciated, and exhausted, chances are high that there are loved ones in your life that feel the same way.
At Savoir Flair, we’re strong advocates of self-care because we believe it is the foundation upon which true, holistic wellness is built. For that reason, we crafted this gift guide with the self-care obsessed in mind, but we also think it’s perfect for those who have been ignoring the need for rest and relaxation. All of the products in the guide are geared toward putting the woman on your shopping list in the most serene state of mind possible (even if that woman happens to be you).
In the shoppable gallery below, you’ll discover meditation therapy speakers, feel-good fragrances, potions and powders to feed the brain and body, crystal sets for good vibes, pillow sprays for a good night’s rest, smart diffusers that pump the air full of tranquil scents, and more.