If anyone would have told me two years ago (I would have believed just about anything last year) that in 2021 we would all be basing whether or not we’d have a productive day on a 13-year-old pug named Noodle from the internet, I would have promptly laughed—no, guffawed—in your face. But Noodle is the hero that we didn’t know we needed. In a time of *gestures at everything*, everyone needs a semblance of hope to cling to. In this case, it comes in the form of a geriatric dog who interrupts your “doomscrolling” to remind you to take care of yourself. Yes, life’s ruff, but it doesn’t always have to be.
@jongrazyour post-Halloween reading ##pug ##noodletok ##november ##mondaymotivation ##nobones ##bones♬ original sound – Jonathan
Noodle the pug, and his owner, Jonathan Granzino (@jongraz), have become TikTok famous (procuring over 4.4 million followers in the past year on TikTok alone) for giving people a reason to smile. For those who haven’t heard of the trend, the way it works is: every day, Granzino wakes Noodle up from a sound slumber, and plays a game. If Noodle stands, it’s a “bones day,” (which is essentially a “seize the day” kind of day—a day consisting of getting errands done, meeting goals, and general productivity) and if the elderly pug flops back into bed, it’s a “no bones day,” (a day of rest and self-care). That’s how the 649.2 million+ viewers of the #nobones hashtag proceed to judge if they are going to have a productive day or one that requires them to stay inside because nothing good can come of any sort of physical activity.
@jongrazit’s comfy pug O’CLOCK! have a great day everyone! don’t move if you can help it! ##pug ##comfy ##vibes ##nobones ##noodletok♬ original sound – NTMC
In the spirit of Noodle the pug’s ever important reminders to take care of yourself, and take “no bones” days every once in a while, scroll down for the ultimate “No Bones” self-care gift guide that features 16 essentials for prime rest and relaxation…according to a dog. Who doesn’t love a little retail therapy? *Wags*
Scroll down for the ultimate “No Bones” Self Care Gift Guide
When you think of self-care, it’s easy to imagine pictures of people wrapped in bathrobes, wearing face masks, but what about hair? This luxe hair mask is infused with champagne (*queue Fergie singing “Glamorous”*) and is great to give a little extra TLC for all hair types.
Curl up with a book (or a marathon of re-runs) in these supremely cozy sweats that perfectly toe the line between oversized and flattering. Plus, Granzino has warned us against any “hard pants” on a no bones day—we must follow the rules.
Hoodies, hygge, and the “no bones” mentality all go hand in hand. This massive jumper feels like you’re wearing an actual blanket and will keep you toasty all season long.
This face mask rejuvenates tired, dull, and stressed-out skin. Made with probiotic extracts, ceramides, and lactic acids, this formula works hard to leave skin soft, healthy, and glowing. You can apply and wash off in 20 minutes, or leave it on while you sleep.
All no bones days (honestly, all days) require a fluffy, breathable comforter that feels like you’re swaddled in a cloud. Which is by Buffy Cloud exists. Its made of a super soft eucalyptus fabric made from lyocell fiber that’s actually way softer than cotton. It’s an investment worth making, we promise.
Don’t you dare try to change out of this hoodie (not that we have to tell you—it’s *that* soft and buttery). Offered in seven colors, the All Day hoodie is made of a stretchy, thin-but-not-too-thin material that’s ideal for lounging inside with the heater on. It goes sweats and jeans, but you know we’re going to suggest the sweats.
Yes, there is a law against wearing shoes (pardon my French) on a “no bones” day. These house slippers look cool, but are made for swanning around your home without a care in the world (besides being cozy, of course).
Nothing says treat yo’ self like a bar of fancy chocolate (or two!). This Sugarfina duo looks just as great as it tastes, making it the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.
This legging has been described as the $30 version of every single luxe legging ever. And we’ve tried it (our commerce editor has several pairs). It’s THAT good. Good enough for a day spent on the couch, and good enough for a run once you do have a bones day. Moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, and made of a super stretchy, soft (but durable material), these leggings will be your new go-tos.
Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and have this diffuser at your nightstand all day, making you feel more calm and your space feel more spa-like. This diffuser has an easy tank to clean, has an auto shut-off feature, and features seven LED light options that match your mood.
A day dedicated to rest and relaxation means that no one can tell you to change out of your pajamas…ever. Luckily, this ruffled set is just as stylish as it is comfy and breathable.
To treat yourself to the ultimate staycation, this robe is here to save the day. Modeled after the robes in your favorite hotel rooms around the world, the plush interior and microfiber cotton exterior are so soft you’ll never want to take it off.
Comfort is a pair of fuzzy socks. This blue pair is like a hug for your feet and is perfect for nights spent by the fire or paired with boots for chilly days (not that you’ll be going outside on a no bones day).
Want to gift someone (or yourself) a whole self care day in one fell swoop? This box has got you covered. It includes a potpourri of scented soaps, treatment masks, and facial mists and balms all wrapped up in a bow.
It’s possible you’ve seen Blume, the instant latte mix, on your social feeds—and that’s for good reason! The delicious powder, when combines with your favorite milk, tastes like a super flavorful latte. This holiday blend includes Mint Cocoa, Gingerbread, and Candy Cane loose leaf tea (separate from the powders). Our other favorites include a soothing Blue Lavender, and the Turmeric Blend (aka Golden Mylk, which helps support your immune system).
Sleep deeper than Noodle the pug with this antimicrobial eye mask that, not only blocks out the rays, but also stays put all night, thanks to the natural crystal beads around the forehead.
When something has “restore” in the name, you know it’s going to be good (hellooo, restorative yoga, aka productive nap time). This candle is perfect for making your space feel and smell as relaxing and comfortable as it can be with a blend of citrus and vanilla.
With entirely 5-star reviews, this face oil is bound to be a treat for all of your senses. Rub it all over your face and neck to give your gua sha a silky smooth palette to slide over.
There’s nothing like the sigh of relief that you feel after pulling a weighted blanket over your whole body. This bestseller is soft and breathable while having the perfect amount of anxiety-erasing weight.
This box is the perfect gift for anyone and everyone in need of a TLC day. The 100 percent cotton scarf from the mountains of Thailand is perfectly cozy to wrap yourself in while you sip on a mug of Ghanaian cocoa.
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