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Self-care is more than just a trendy buzzword; it’s an act of profound kindness we extend to ourselves in a world that constantly demands our attention and energy. While a trip to the spa is oh-so serene, it can be tough to fit into your schedule and budget — so try a little soothing at home or on the go. Here are a few items to make self-care and relaxation part of your daily routine. 

Complexion Bar Soap, $8 | Catapano Dairy Farm

33705 County Road 48, Peconic, 631-765-8042

A petite indulgence for your skincare routine. Crafted specifically for sensitive facial skin, this hand-crafted, pure goat milk bar soap provides a gentle cleanse and moisture infusion without leaving anything behind (except clean, soft skin). Suitable for all skin types, it carries a subtle, soothing lavender fragrance. 

Lip Boost from GRESSA Makeup, $29 | North Fork Apothecary

37070 Main Road, Cutchogue

Lip Boost combines the moisturizing properties of a balm, the sheen of a gloss and the pigmentation of a lipstick with a spectrum of shades from which to choose. GRESSA’s light, non-sticky, moisturizing lip treatment uses a special blend of cocoa butter and shea butter and mango butter in order to enhance your skin’s natural beauty.

‘Ode to the North Fork’ Wine Trail Edition, $49 | Disset Chocolate

28080 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-734-8387

Each piece of Disset Chocolate’s “Ode to the North Fork” wine trail chocolate box is infused with the region’s best wines in collaboration with local wineries such as Macari Vineyards, Terra Vite Vineyards, Rose Hill Vineyards and many more. Commemorating this year’s 50th anniversary of Long Island wine, the collection spans the region’s distinctive tastes, from rosé to reds. Each box includes a specially illustrated keepsake map of North Fork, so you won’t have to follow the trail of chocolate to find your favorite winery. 

The Woobles, $30 | North Fork Fiber Arts

195 Love Lane, Mattituck, 631-298-7181

Looking for a new hobby to turn off your addled brain at the end of the day? Wondering if an emotional support animal fits into your life? Get both when you dive into the world of crochet with The Woobles, a beginner-friendly crochet kit that lets you craft your own adorable miniature animal companion. Equipped with yarn, a crochet hook and access to step-by-step video tutorials, everything you need to put down that cell phone and create your very own plush companion awaits you.