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OkiOki’s 2021 Guide to Surviving the Holidays

It feels like it was just yesterday we were all laying by the beach, having picnics and barbecues, and enjoying the hot summer weather. Some of us are still cycling through our summer Spotify playlists, not ready to let the nostalgia die. But, like it or not, the holiday season is here. Trust us, we get it. It isn’t all candy canes and gingerbread houses. With every season of holiday festivities comes its share of stress. At OkiOki, we always want to make sure you’re de-stressed and ready to relax. With that goal in mind, we packed this blog with our favorite tips and tricks to avoid holiday stress, as well as a list of some of our favorite gift ideas to brighten up the bedroom.

Holiday De-Stress Tips:

Stick to a Budget

A not-so-wise man once said: “It’s not a holiday season without overspending.” But it doesn’t have to be that way! Get a head start and figure out your budget before the gift-buying frenzy begins. Figure out who you’ll be buying gifts for and how much you should spend, overall, so you don’t break the bank on Black Friday. Luckily, at OkiOki, we always have your bank account in mind. Even if you don’t want to spend big this year, there are still plenty of brands out there offering more affordable products that will make great gifts for everyone. We personally think our new bedding is a good place to start!

Saying "No" is Oki!

Between family parties, friend parties, the kid’s school holiday parties, and every other get-together you can imagine, it’s no secret the holiday season is a time of coming together. While we encourage you to take part in the holiday cheer, remember that it’s ok to say "no!" We all have a lot of commitments, and filling your calendar too early is a recipe for a stressful holiday season. Sometimes, your best option is to select the most important get-togethers. Just say "no" to the ones that will only book up your calendar and stress you out.

Dealing With Family

Let’s be honest. No matter how unproblematic your family is, we all have that one aunt, uncle, brother, or sister that we just can’t WAIT to see this holiday season. You know - the one who simply gets a bit annoying after a while or the one who has you waking up in a sweat in the middle of the night in anticipation of their arrival. Sometimes, the best thing to do is mentally prepare yourself for the inevitable awkward conversations that will come up. Maybe it’s best to go take the dog for a walk or take a short bathroom break. There’s no shame in walking away!

Your 2021 Bedroom Gift Guide!

While we love giving out tips to de-stress, we know our specialty is making your bedroom the best it can be for the lowest price possible! That’s why we decided to share some of our favorite products to help you enjoy the gift of relaxation this holiday season.

Weighted Blanket

We all have a friend that needs an extra hug. So why not give them one, in the form of an OkiOki Weighted Blanket.

Apt2B

As we talked about in our last blog, part of creating your perfect sleep sanctuary is having the right decor. Personally, we love the bedroom decor from Apt2B. While they offer a variety of products, we think their mirrors, clocks, and art are perfect additions to anyone’s sleep sanctuary and make great gifts.

Sozy

This may come as a shocker, but we’re huge fans of comfort. Sozy is one of our favorite clothing brands offering comfortable and stylish clothing for women. If you want to give the gift of comfort and a little confidence boost on the side, Sozy is the way to go.

Canopy

No matter how comfortable your mattress is, it won’t matter if you can’t breathe well. Canopy’s humidifiers allow you to always have clean, scented air to create the perfect aroma for your bedroom.

Yamazaki Home

We all have that one friend who can’t seem to keep their room clean no matter what - or maybe that person is you. It’s always ok to treat yourself now and then, especially during the holiday season. Yamazaki offers a ton of great organizers, hooks, shelving products, and more to make sure your room is the zen sleep cave you need to achieve maximum relaxation.

Bookfinity

Know someone who struggles to relax before bed? Ditching the nightly Netflix episode and replacing it with a good book can seriously help you fall asleep faster. Bookfinity makes it easy to find the perfect read. A perfect gift for those who love reading and those who need a bit more reading in their lives.

Bean Box

If you sleep on an OkiOki mattress, you aren’t a stranger to waking up feeling refreshed. However, Bean Box coffee makes the perfect gift for any of your friends who sometimes need an extra pick me up in the morning. Specifically, we think their “Twelve Mornings of Coffee” advent calendar is the perfect gift!

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